Large and comfortable country house with lovely views, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy and Franche-Comté
Rebuilt in great style amongst the Couches vineyards, overlooking Cote Chalonaise hills. House with 4 double bedrooms, three bathrooms, heated pool, guest cottage with 2 bedrooms. Two acre plot. 1 hour to Dijon, 3 hours to Paris and Geneva, TGV station at only 15 min.
On a hill covered with vineyards from the Cote Couchoise, 30 minutes from Beaune, Chalon sur Saone and Autun. 20 minutes from Le Creusot and the TGV station with easy links to Paris and Lyon. Extensive views over the Dheune valley and easy access in St. Leger sur Dheune and Couches to all amenities.
This house with its origins in the 18th Century was extended in the 19th and 20th century and fully renovated in 2008. It now offers spacious accommodation with 4 double bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house, a separate guest house with living, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, and a utility building with carport for 4 cars, workshop, storage, stables and a fitness room with shower and toilet near the heated pool with automatic cover.
Entry to the property is through automated gates, the drive leads up to the beautiful entrance porch. The hallway has a large cloakroom to the right, a guest toilet on the left and door to the utility room that is also connected to the kitchen.
From the hall a few steps lead to the large dining room in the oldest part of the house with a beautiful beamed ceiling, large fireplace with wood burner and stone floor.
The dining room connects with the kitchen through a breakfast corner with stunning views and access to the large terrace. The kitchen has oak cabinets and black volcanic worktops. It offers a large induction cooker, two ovens and a microwave, a large fridge, a double sink and a dishwasher.
From the kitchen you can also enter the utility room with lots of storage, room for extra fridge and freezer, cupboards, an extra sink , workspace and a washing machine and dryer.
Back through the breakfast corner are double doors to what was formerly a barn from the 19th century. During the renovations in 2008 this barn was transformed and adds a lot of space to the house with on the ground floor a huge living area and on a split lower level a study. There are oak floors and the room is light and sunny with wonderful views on three sides, French doors to the terrace and an oak staircase to the first floor.
Upstairs the large master’s apartment. The big bedroom has French doors to its own balcony, a large dressing room and a bathroom with an Italian rain shower, double washbasins and a toilet. Next to the master bedroom is a den with a large TV. A door connects the master’s apartment to the older part of the house.
Here is the second spacious bedroom with shower room en suite and a dressing.
Across the landing is a separate toilet, a designated laundry room and a family bathroom with bath, separate shower and washbasin. From the landing there are also stairs to the attic with extra storage.
Through a door into the second stairwell where we find two more double bedrooms, each with lovely views and built-in cupboard space. On the top floor in this part of the house there is a large study. The stairs lead back down into the dining room.
In the cellar under the main house is the central heating system and a large silo for storing the wood pellets that fuel it. Also the pumps for the rain water recuperation system (5.000 l.) that is used to water the garden.
The house is insulated -apart from the old dining room with its 1 meter thick walls- and has double glazing throughout.
Across the courtyard with water feature is the annex which houses the technical installation for the heated pool (heat pump) a fitness room with shower and toilet, a storage room, a workshop, a carport for 4 cars and 2 stables. The stables have access to the fields and to the lane that leads to the back entrance of the property.
The stone guesthouse has an open plan downstairs with a living and dining area and kitchen. Toilet and shower room are also on the ground floor. Stairs to the first floor lead to two bedrooms, a spacious double and a twin room which has its entrance over an old wooden beam.
There is double glazing, insulation, and electrically powered central heating. This cozy cottage also has a beautiful authentic vaulted cellar.
The cottage has its own parking and an enclosed garden.
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