An exceptional 19th Century French Chateau and Wine Estate in Languedoc carefully refurbished into luxury holiday homes for sale
This Château is currently the most exciting property development in the South of France. The beautiful properties for sale in Languedoc are the perfect combination of luxury homes in a wine chateau setting featuring gorgeous facilities.
Occupying an exceptional elevated position, the luxury Château residences enjoy superb panoramic views across the vines to the villages beyond. This once thriving estate will be completely restored as an exclusive holiday home boutique development for a select few. The unique vineyard apartments and houses for sale will be modelled from existing buildings of the domaine, reflecting the gracious heritage of the estate.
Originally the site of a Roman villa, the Château that stands here today was commissioned in 1890 by Baron Cyprien de Crozals, and designed by pre-eminent architect Louis-Michel Garros, whose works include the Châteaux at Clément–Pichon and Ducru-Beaucaillou. The luxury Chateau soon took its place amongst the elite of important Mediterranean wine estates.
The winery will now be completely upgraded, with significant investment in both vines and vineyards which will add to property owners’ enjoyment and investment value. A wide range of great facilities and a full suite of management and letting services make ownership here easy, enjoyable and hassle-free.
There is no better place to experience the quintessential charm, conviviality, authenticity, and “art de vivre of Languedoc. The luxurious Chateau homes represent a rare opportunity to invest in unique, high quality property in one of the world’s most stable economies, while also benefiting from anytime access to a superb holiday home – a sound investment and a source of pleasure for generations to come.
A wise property investment in Languedoc
These luxurious holiday homes for sale in Languedoc are extremely desirable and with a very attractive offering – both from a lifestyle as well as from an investment point of view. The chateau residences are well priced investments with reasonable operating costs, solid rental yields and a straightforward exit should you choose to sell – buying a property at this converted Chateau development is regarded as a fundamentally sound investment decision.
Highlights of the offering are:
- Languedoc – The quintessential South of France, with its vibrant fishing villages, endless beaches, rolling vineyards, thriving market towns
- The Location – A gorgeous, vineyard location, with fantastic views, close to Béziers, Pézenas and Montpellier, and close to the beaches
- Easy Access – 8 international airports within a 2-hour radius, including Béziers only about 20 minutes away
- Small and Bespoke – Boutique development of only 36 “one of a kind” properties. Each Chateau residence is unique and customised to buyers’ requirements, lifestyle and taste
- The Buildings – Character period properties, spacious sizes, stunning views
- The Grounds – Gorgeous grounds, great facilities
- Hassle-free – Fully managed development with letting services. Solid rental yields with low operating costs
- Total Flexibility – No restrictions on usage or on resale
- Excellent value – 25% less expensive than comparable developments, and about half the comparables on the Cote d’Azur or in Italy.
- Winery – The working on-site vineyard
- Track record – The same developer that was behind a recent project which has been widely recognized as the most successful restoration project in the South of France for many years.
- Freehold Ownership – France is one of the best-regulated property markets in the world
- Financing – The development has been approved by main lending institutions
Bespoke properties for sale in Languedoc – Fully furnished and with Freehold ownership
The Languedoc property encompasses a delightful collection of homes, architecturally designed to capture the fine art of living. Around a series of courtyards shaded by centenary trees are the buildings traditionally found on an important Estate: the Château, the Winery, the Distillery, the Winemaker’s house and Grape picker’s lodgings. The Blacksmith’s house, Stables, Forge and Granary, the Estate Manager’s house and the Gardener’s cottage – all carefully converted into stylish holiday homes for sale. You can choose from distinctive 2-bedroom apartments up to 4-bedroom houses with large gardens and a private pool.
The outbuildings possess an architectural refinement that represent their fine heritage. Combining authenticity and historic character with natural materials and modern use of space and light, each property will make the most of the outstanding volumes and textures of the existing buildings – stone facades, exposed beams, extra-high ceilings and spectacular views. From these exceptional elements, only 36 superb residences will be developed by renowned architect François Thoulouze.
Each apartment and house is unique and bespoke and will boast beautiful proportions, with a generous living area, high-spec kitchen, luxurious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and superb fixtures and fittings throughout. Almost all of the properties boast private terraces and gardens graced with Mediterranean trees, shrubs and aromatic herbs, in many cases complemented by a private pool. Inspired by the domaine’s heritage, each one stands out as an exceptionally charming and elegant place to call home.
Interior design will take its cues from both the aristocratic and agricultural heritage of the Estate, with the wealth of period features integrated seamlessly into schemes which blend the traditional and the contemporary. The properties are sold furnished to the last detail – from linen to artworks, high spec entertainment systems to chic French tableware.
As a Founding Owner, you will be able to create a unique and bespoke home to exact specifications and personal style through onsite consultations with both the architect and the interior designer.
Exceptional park setting in Languedoc – Chateau apartments and houses to own
The Languedoc property is surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, park and woodland with magnificent pines and oaks, elegant palms, and abundant mimosa, jasmine and passion flower. The park is being entirely restored using the outline of the original gardens.
Situated just 5 minutes from the villages of Magalas, Pouzolles and Puissalicon, the Château’s location feels far away and splendidly isolated, yet easily accessible. The surrounding charming Mediterranean villages offer all the services and conveniences one will need including a lively market.
The wonderful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea are a 25 minute drive through the vineyards and picturesque villages of the Hérault. Coarse, fly and sea fishing abound. The area is a gastronome’s paradise with countless vineyards to explore, and markets offering the very best local produce. And for those days when you feel like something a little more urban, the Château is less than 20 minutes from both Pézenas and Béziers, while Montpellier – dubbed “France’s most exciting city” can be reached in less than an hour.
Within the Languedoc, the authentic Chateau enjoys a superb location – midway between Béziers and Pézenas, with easy access to both the A75 (Paris) and A9 (Mediterranean) Autoroutes, TGV access to Paris and Lyon, with Barcelona soon to be added, and eight international airports within a two hour radius.
Languedoc boasts the perfect Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year, short mild winters and long hot summers.
The Winery – a slice of paradise for wine lovers
Languedoc is now considered as one of the most progressive and exciting winemaking regions in France. Today’s dynamic generation of young winemakers produce exciting, elegant and superbly crafted wines which hold their own against the best of Europe and the New World.
With uninterrupted wine production dating back centuries, the land around the property is recognised as a terroir capable of producing exceptional wines. Today the winery is being fully refurbished by the Bonfils family – one of France’s most successful winemaking families. The end result will be a superb range of elegant wines, with all owners sharing in the annual yield – estimated at around 20 cases per property.
Get all the excitement of living on a wine-producing estate and as a founding owner, you will be able to participate in all aspects of the winemaking process. From harvest to blending and bottling, you will embark on a fascinating journey of practical discovery. In addition, each owner will benefit from private wine cellaring, which will be stocked with a complimentary discovery selection with which to start your collection.
Investing in a wine property in Languedoc is an oenophile’s fantasy that now is possible by buying a luxury property in this splendid 19th century wine estate.
Fine amenities and hassle-free ownership in South of France
Be part of a French winemaking chateau estate – here you can enjoy all the advantages of holiday home ownership, together with the convenience of a luxury lifestyle.
- Salon / Lounge
- Imposing communal pool, surrounded by Mediterranean flowers and aromatic herbs
- Boules area
- Clay court tennis
- Terrace overlooking the vineyards
From reservations to chefs and chauffeurs, concierge facilities will be available from the on-site team who will ensure you get the most out of your stay in your own home in Languedoc. The same team will also be responsible for an innovative programme of activities – sporting, social, cultural and gastronomic – designed to bring owners, guests and locals together throughout the year.
Full-service management and rental services provided make living within this exclusive boutique community both turn-key and hassle free.
As Languedoc’s best new property ownership opportunity of this calibre, all Chateau residences will meet strict new (2013) standards for insulation, ventilation and greenhouse gas emissions.