Chateau De La Frediere
- 19 Beds
- 1,000 Sq. M.
- 200.00 Acres
- Swimming Pool
- Private Entrance
- Private Community Amenities
An ideal development opportunity awaits: 250 acres of unrivalled, natural beauty and tranquility, and the rights to develop and sell 100 luxury villas...
The château sits on a land mass of about 250 acres, of which about 84 acres have been utilized to create an 18 hole championship standard golf course. The property boasts an 18th-century stone-built beautiful building with fairy tale twin towers boasting 19 rooms. The entire building has been subject to a massive overhaul and refurbishment, and has been brought back to the luxuries and facilities of the 21st century, yet it retains its original style and grandeur. The professional upgrades for the hotel, which took three years to complete, include the guest rooms, kitchen, restaurant, lobby, bar, and ball rooms. The refurbishment included the installation of lavish soft furnishings and handmade English furniture using English oak and cherry woods. The interior of the hotel remains in fabulous shape and looks just like the photos. Handmade, imported crystal chandeliers glisten whilst the marble sink tops and tiles, from Italy, Greece, and Spain, make a beautiful, timeless statement. The interiors feature oak & rosewood, all crafted by hand.The elegant wooden parquet floors are adorned by hand made Oriental rugs - this is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. There are seven total buildings on the property (the first being the hotel)
13 rooms have been refurbished and decorated to a very high standard into luxurious en-suite double bedrooms, 5 of which are large suites. 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 airplanes, the château is surrounded by unrivalled natural beauty, peace and tranquillity and provides an atmosphere of absolute serenity. 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 a 2 hour drive from Lyon International airport (the second largest city of France). It is about a 3 hour drive from the Swiss city of Geneva and a 3.5 hour drive from Paris. Other big cities are Macon, famous for its wines and about an hour drive, Vichy, famous for its spas, water and ancient Roman heritage, about a 45 minutes drive away, and Roanne, which is 25 minutes away.
1: The Club House
This building has a large entrance hall, reception and shop, a bar and lounge with fireplace, a beautiful restaurant allowing for 60 guests, a fully fitted professional kitchen, food storage room, and a large cold room fitted with a walk-in fridge. The restaurant is not currently operating. There are also changing rooms with personal lockers for ladies and gents and full washing and shower facilities. In addition to the above, there is a very large, fully air conditioned grand ballroom on the first floor of this building with wooden floors and a beamed ceiling. This room has the capacity to safely accommodate 120 people. This room is ideal for and has hosted many weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, plays, and other functions. There is also a fire escape installed. On this floor, there is also a facility for secondary kitchen and ladies and gents cloak rooms. The property also has a swimming pool.
2: La Maison
This is a deceptively large house currently showing 16 rooms and with a potential to develop further.
3: Practice and Drive Range
An old cow shelter has been tastefully designed and converted into a modern practice/driving range with 8 bays, putting greens, and a ball dispensing machine. It is likely the only covered golf practice area in France. The property boasts of an 18 hole golf course, putting and chipping greens, 2 story clubhouse, half way house, and training facilities. The fairways of the golf course have been kept in good condition, but the greens are not suitable for play at this time. It will require a minimum of 3 months to get the greens back in order.
Approximately € 1,000,000.00 has been invested in the installation of computerized irrigation system for the golf course. There are 300-400 electronic heads underground; all of the special programs are installed on the computer, which enables the green keeper to pick and choose where and when to water the greens.
4: Squash area
This is a large enclosed and roofed area, currently being used for the storage of caddies, golf buggies, etc. This is earmarked for future development as a squash court or further guestrooms.
5: Work shop and Maintenance
A building of about 1,000 sq feet houses various types of grass maintenance machinery and tools. It is also equipped with modern fuel storage and dispensing equipment.
This building is adjoining to the club house and occupies an area of about 2000 sq.ft. It has been earmarked for development as a luxury spa, exercise, relaxing and beauty treatment rooms.