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Although Chardonnay is a fairly quiet village, it has many active wine producers and a cooperative. Nearby Tournus is a well-visited historic town with several Michelin starred restaurants and is a convenient stopover for tourists, with motorway and rail access. The property currently houses a thriving restaurant and 4 hotel rooms, busy throughout the year although it peaks in the summer. This could of course be continued, but the building could also be adapted to other uses taking advantage of its situation in the heart of the vineyards. There is a large free car park opposite with attractive landscaped gardens maintained by the commune.
A sunny terrace allows the building to be set back from the road. It leads into the bar and restaurant area of 70 m2, light in the summer from the many south facing windows, and cosy in the winter with the wood-burning fire. This reception area could be put to use for various commercial or artistic projects.
To the back of the building is a professional kitchen, with a wash up area and a small office. A corridor leads to guest toilets, one for reduced mobility use, then a good-sized storage area, with a secure wine cellar. There is also a shady terrace to the rear.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms. Two double and one twin, all bright and spacious with a luxury shower room, the fourth can be used for a family and has a bathroom.
On the same landing is the entrance to a separate 4 bedroom apartment. On this floor an open plan living room with kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom and on the second floor 2 further large bedrooms under the eaves and a shower room. There is further loft space for development or storage over the guest rooms. The apartment has access from the living room to a private enclosed garden at the back.
The property has efficient mains gas central heating and double glazing throughout. Other benefits are mains drainage, broadband internet, and underground electricity and telephone lines so there no unsightly pylons in the village.
A great opportunity for a wine or tourist business in the Mâconnais vineyards.
South Burgundy is the ancient religious centre of Burgundy, France and maybe even the whole of Europe with Cluny as its capital. It was in Cluny that one of the biggest Roman cathedrals was built that could match the Saint-Peter cathedral in Rome.
The area between Chalon sur Saone and Cluny, to the west of the A6 mototrway, with beautiful rolling hills and vineyards in their valleys.