Beauty and refinement are the key words of this splendid bourgeois house, whose history began 170 years ago.
Edged on the pretty Burgundian village of Saint-Amour-Bellevue, where the where the Mâconnais meets the Beaujolais, the property overlooks rolling vineyards in all directions. It was built by the famous champagne-producing family of Chandon, to provide not only a suitably grand living area from which to survey the vines, but also the impressive outbuildings where the wine was made and then stored, the whole property standing in private grounds surrounded by stone walls.
Another wine-producing family took it over a century ago, and one of its descendants married, in 1957, a future Prime Minister of France (Delacour to Balladur), holding the grand wedding reception at the property.
Wine continued to be the guiding theme as the property passed then to an international company, before undergoing a thorough, highly sophisticatedrenovation of both the house and the grounds, at the hands of its present Australian owners. Its situation above the wine-slopes is glorious, with lovely expansive views, and its typical local architecture is charming. Though the village, with its remarkable gastronomic delights, is within walking distance of the house (and moreover easy access from major road and rail networks), the property’s position is utterly peaceful and tranquil.
Noble house in the heart of the Beaujolais.
Bourgogne – France
House of 400 m2
- Drawing Room
- Living and dining room
- 5 bedrooms with bathrooms and toilets
- video projector
Park with heated swimming pool