Although Chardonnay is a fairly quiet village, it has many active wine producers and a cooperative. The focal point is the hotel/bar/restaurant, whilst Uchizy at 2 kms cycle ride away has a bakery and other small shops. A few minutes’ drive takes you to Tournus with its Saturday market, 4 Michelin starred restaurants and all other shops and services. From here there is access to the A6 motorway leading from Paris to the south of France or the Alps.
Dating from the mid-eighteenth century, this lovingly restored stone property comprises the original character house and a separate barn conversion, the two buildings being linked by an enclosed ‘bridge’. Sold with most of the furnishings and equipment ready to enjoy, its 2 living rooms, 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms make it ideal for a large or extended family. It is situated in the tranquil wine village famous for where the vine bearing its name originated, only 8 kms from the historic, touristic and gastronomic town of Tournus.
Enter the main house via the stone Mâconnais staircase and covered balcony. The solid oak door welcomes you into a triple aspect living room, complete with oak beams and a large stone fireplace with wood burner. To one side is the first bedroom with separate bathroom and toilet, whilst a wooden staircase from the living room takes you to two more spacious bedrooms under the eaves.
From the living room you cross the ‘bridge’ to the barn conversion with its open plan triple aspect kitchen/diner/living room. The kitchen here is simple but is equipped with all necessary appliances. There is plenty of room for a large family dining table and a sitting area. From here a corridor leads to the fourth bedroom, an Italian style shower room with separate WC and a west facing partly covered terrace with views over the private, mature garden and the vines stretching into the distance. This is the ideal spot for your evening aperitif and dinner as the sun sets over the vineyards.
The property has electric heating to supplement the efficient wood-burning stove, and double glazing throughout. Other benefits are mains drainage and broadband internet.
The accommodation is raised over 5 useful cellars, one with direct access into the house, and double drive-through garage. This makes it very light with wonderful views of the vines and wooded countryside from all sides.
Outside, a driveway leads into an easily manageable garden with many mature trees and bushes to provide colour and shade.
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An authentic family or holiday home in the heart of the Mâconnais vineyards.