In the vineyards only 8kms from Tournus, midway between Chalon sur Saone and Mâcon, this business is in a great situation. Its has been the hub of village life for over a century, renovated by its current owners to enjoy renewed success as a restaurant with 4 hotel rooms and large owners apartment.
Although Chardonnay is a fairly quiet village, it has many active wine producers and a cooperative. The current clientele is split between locals and international travellers, either driving through or stopping longer to enjoy the rolling countryside on foot or by bike. The bar has a licence IV keeping the ambience of a working rural village, but the main business is from all-inclusive overnight stops and special events. There is large free car park opposite with attractive landscaped gardens maintained by the commune.
A sunny terrace is an ideal spot for a relaxing aperitif, seating up to 30. It leads into the bar and restaurant area for up to 40 covers comfortably, light in the summer from the many south facing windows, and cosy in the winter with the wood-burning fire. This has been kept in a simple yet attractive French traditional style.
To the back of the building is a fully equipped professional kitchen, with a separate wash up area plus a small office. A corridor leads to guest toilets, one for reduced mobility use, then a good-sized storage and laundry area, with a secure wine cellar. There is a shady terrace to the rear for use by the guests.
The 4 guest rooms are on the first floor. Three bright and spacious twin rooms have a luxury shower room, the 4th can be used for a family and has a bathroom.
On the same landing is the entrance to the comfortable owners 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 owners have access from their living room to a private enclosed garden, raised due to the slope of the land.
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.
Please contact us for further photos, room measurements and business details.
A perfect opportunity to take over a healthy tourist business in the heart of the Mâconnais vineyards.