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Land 340000 m² (about 3655000 ft²)
This beautiful vineyard estate situated in the prized AOC Pécharmant appellation near Bergerac is comprised of a handsome 9 bedroom 18th century chartreuse in honey coloured stone, and set in 34 hectares including 14ha of vines, 7 hectares of ancient park land, woods and meadows. The chartreuse is entered through the private courtyard and opens out on to a terrace overlooking the beautiful park with ancient trees on the other side. The light and spacious entrance leads through to the kitchen and dining room with the original terracotta tiled floors and wood panelling. On the ground floor park side we also find a formal salon, with a parquet floor and fireplace, a billiard room, two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and the offices. On the second floor a generous landing leads to four further bedrooms, each with their ensuite bathrooms. The property has retained its original features throughout and all rooms have fireplaces. The rooms are well proportioned, spacious and light. The far wing of the chartreuse contains a separate apartment with 3 bedrooms , two bathrooms, kitchen and living room. The chartreuse is surrounded 7ha of parkland planted in the 18th century, thus full of a wide range of beautiful ancient trees. Adjoining the main house there is a large garage with the original bread oven which remains in working order. Across the courtyard one finds the attractive stone outbuildings containing the winemaking equipment , barrel store, storage shed, bottling area and wine tasting room. The cement vats have a capacity of 1727hl, which can store 3 harvests. All wine making and growing equipment is included in the sale. A pleasant stroll through the park, including 200 year old yew trees, brings you to the vineyards. There are 14ha of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc planted in equal proportions on sandy and gravel soil. The vines are planted at a density of 5000 vines per hectare, conforming to current EU norms, with an average age of 15 years. These produce an average of 90,000 bottles per year and there is a well established commercial network to sell them. The chateau produces a range of three wines, that retail at 18.80euros (Cuvée Spéciale matured in oak vats), 9.90euros and 6.00euros. The wines have an excellent reputation , have one numerous prizes and have an established local and international clientèle. There is the possibility to plant 6 further hectares of vines in the AOC Pécharmant appellation and the chai could easily be extended to accommodate this. The property currently runs a very successful bed and breakfast business with a annual incoming averaging 100,000euros. History: The property was built in 1757 for Pierre David MESTRE, squire and officer in the King's Gaurd and Captain in the Guyenne regiment, where he resided with his wife Marie Adélaïde Eyma. In 1791 his son Pierre inherited the property. It has been a respected wine estate since this time reputed for producing quality wines. The Pécharmant AOC appellation is very small and exclusive, having a total of 350 hectares in the appellation and has the particularity of producing only red wines. This property represents a fantastic commercial opportunity for someone wanting an up and running vineyard and hospitality business with the potential to further develop the business. It could equally make a comfortable family home for a wine lover, being conveniently located with walking distance of the centre of Bergerac. Bergerac airport is just 15 minutes away, convenient for flights to UK, Rotterdam and Brussels.