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Montcaret (24)

Charming Chateau and Organic Vineyard for sale with 8 hectares of vines and 31 hectares of pasture and parkland.

With appellations of both Bergerac and Montravel, this winery produces high quality reds and whites from the clay-limestone terroir.

The principal Manoir has panoramic views over the rolling countryside and has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Originally dating back to the 13th Century the property has been developed and renovated over recent years.

There is huge potential for a wine-tourism based income. The Chateau has two modern gites and three pretty timber caravans in the grounds. Guests can enjoy a dip in the exterior natural pool or relax in a tropical indoor pool.

The Vineyard4.4 hectares of red wine (Merlot 27%, Cabernet Sauvignon (12%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Malbec (4%).

3.8 hectares of white wine (Sémillon (24%), Sauvignon Blac (20%) and Muscadelle (6%)

The winery has a total capacity of 800 hectolitres in 8 fibre-glass tanks. Currently sold in bulk, the Chateau has the potential for an annual production of 40,000 bottles. With Organic certification from Ecocert, the vineyard also has the planting rights for a further 2 hectares of vines. A large solar panel array on the tractor barn provides a useful annual income - with generated power sold back to the electricity board.

The ManoirSet on three floors with 5 bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is a further bedroom to renovate in the ‘tower’ and plenty of attic space to convert. The ground floor has beautiful original terracotta tiles, with polished floorboards on the first floor.

Both the dining room and lounge are spacious (40m2) and the modern kitchen has a centre island and stone open fireplace.

Central heating is provided by a new wood-chip fired boiler - with the wood sourced from the Chateau’s land.

GitesTwo large gites (both 150m2). These have been recently renovated and offer modern and comfortable accommodation for guests. The first has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the second 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

A natural swimming pool (10m x 5m) is filtered by reeds and rocks, and has an decked terrace area for sunbeds. An interior pool with waterfall is set within a tropical greenhouse, with a shower area and WC.

There are various outbuildings, with plenty of storage for tractors and farming equipment,

Le Figaro Properties reference : 15794279