Burgundy Estate in Ceron, Saone-et-Loire Region of Burgundy
- 13 Beds
A renovated chateau with 13 bedrooms, club house, cottage, stables and golf facility with approval to develop 100 homes on the property.
The Chateau sits in a land area of about100 hectares of which 48
hectares have been utilised to create an 18 hole championship standard golf course. It is an 18th century stone built beautiful building with fairy tale twin towers boasting of an overall total of 19 rooms. The entire building has been subject of a massive overhaul, renovation and refurbishment and has been brought back to the luxuries and facilities of the 21st century yet retaining its original style and grandeur.
The refurbishment has seen installation of lavish soft furnishings and hand made English furniture using English oak and cherry woods. Hand made Crystal Chandeliers and Italian marble sink tops and tiles. The beautiful wooden floors are adorned by oriental rugs.
All rooms have been refurbished and decorated to a very high standard, of which 13 rooms are luxurious en-suite double bedrooms 5 of which are large suites and one room has been furnished to cater for a disabled person. As there is no major road in the close vicinity or any over flying air planes therefore the location in an area of unrivalled natural beauty generates further atmosphere of peace and tranquility. It has been often described by visitors as “This is Paradise”.
The estate is located in the Saone-et-Loire region of Burgundy province of France in a tiny village of Ceron and it is about 2 hours drive from Lyon International airport the second largest city of France, Swiss city of Geneva is under 3 hours drive away and it is 3.5 hours drive from Paris.
Other big cities near by are Macon, famous for its wines about an hour’s drive, Vichy, famous for its spas, water and ancient Roman heritage, about 45 minutes drive away and Roanne 25 minutes. We are however, only 15 minutes drive away from the local small airport of St Yan which is ideal for private planes. And in addition to this we have the facility for helicopter landing directly on to the estate from Paris, Lyon, Geneva or any other location.
1- The Club House – This building has a large entrance hall, reception and shop, a bar and lounge with cosy fire place, and two restaurants for up to 70 guests, a fully fitted professional kitchen and food storage room and a large cold room fitted with a walk in fridge. There are also changing rooms for ladies and gents with full washing and shower facilities.
In addition to the above there is a very large, fully air conditioned
function room on the first floor of this building with wooden floor and Beamed ceiling with a capacity to accommodate 120 people. This room is ideal for weddings, anniversaries, and parties or corporate functions. On this floor there is also a secondary kitchen and ladies and gents cloak rooms.
2- La Maison:
This is a lovely cottage style house which has 11 rooms at present and can be extended to create 16 en-suite rooms in total. The work to
refurbish this house is under consideration to be commenced in the near future.
3- Practice area:
A tastefully designed and covered large space makes this
modern practice/drive range with 8 bays a pleasurable experience, it also has two putting greens and a ball dispensing machine. It is probably the only covered golf practice area in France.
4- Large out building
A large enclosed and roofed area currently being used for caddies and golf buggy storage is earmarked for future development as a squash court or further guestrooms.
5- Work Shop
A building of about 300 sq meter is being used to house various Golf
course machinery, tools and for general maintenance. It is fully equipped with all the utilities and services.
This building is adjoining to the club house and occupies an area of
about 1,000 sq.Meter It has been earmarked for development as a luxury spa, exercise and beauty treatment rooms.
There are 1000s of trees and shrubs of various varieties on the estate and about 9 small fresh water lakes filled by underground natural springs and all of them have abundance of fish mainly of carp variety. There is also a very pretty stream running through the middle of the estate and there are three private bridges to go across it.
In addition to the above about 40 hectares of land is set aside for the development of about 100 houses approved by the local Mayor.