Savills | Chateau de La Frediere, Burgundy, France | Property for sale
240 Ac(97.12 Ha)
Guide price €4,950,000

Chateau de La FrediereBurgundy, France

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Refurbished Château of 1,200 m2
  • 100 hectare (approx.) estate
  • Golf course with full infrastructure
  • Several outbuildings including clubhouse
  • Significant development opportunity
  • Initial approval for an additional 100 detached villas

An exceptional investment opportunity in the beautiful countryside of Burgundy

About this property

  • Savills are delighted to be presenting the Frédière estate for sale which sits in 240 acres of rolling Burgundy countryside. The property for sale comprises a 1,200 m2 renovated chateau, previously successfully operated as a hotel; an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, driving range and other facilities; and secondary accommodation of circa 280 m2 in La Maison. There is also a significant development opportunity on the estate with 50 acres of land earmarked for between 60 and 100 detached villas. This project has been initially approved by the Mayor of Ceron, however formal plans would need to be submitted and approved by the Commune.

    A summary of the property is as follows:

    The Chateau: 1,200 m2

    A beautiful 18th century stone building with twin towers boasting a total of 19 rooms with approximately 1,200 m2 of space. The building was completely renovated 12 years ago and was upgraded while retaining its original style and grandeur. The refurbishment saw the installation of lavish soft furnishings and handmade English furniture using English oak and cherry woods. Handmade crystal chandeliers were imported from the Czech Republic whilst the marble sink tops and tiles came from Italy, Greece and Spain. Thirteen rooms have been transformed into luxurious en-suite double bedrooms, five of which are large suites and one has been furnished to provide disabled access.

    Golf de Céron: 48 hectares (approx.)

    The 18-golf course is 4,900 meters long, and was designed by the famous French professional Gille Charmar. Apart from the beautiful landscape with hilly contours, with nine small lakes, and various natural springs, the course has a small stream running through it.

    The Club House: 50 m2

    This building has a large entrance hall, reception, shop, bar, lounge area with a fireplace. There is a restaurant, fully fitted professional kitchen, food storage room and 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, on the top floor of the clubhouse there is also a large, fully air conditioned function room which can accommodate circa 120 people. This room is perfect for events and has hosted weddings, anniversaries and corporate functions.

    La Maison: 280 m2

    This is a lovely cottage-style house which has 11 rooms at present and could be extended, subject to planning, to create 16 en-suite rooms in total.

    Practice Area: 200 m2

    An old cow shelter has been tastefully designed and converted into a modern practice / drive range with 8 bays, putting greens and a ball dispensing machine.

    Proposed squash area: 180 m2

    A large enclosed and roofed area previously used for caddy storage has been earmarked for future development as a squash court or as further guest rooms.

    Atelier/Workshop: 200 m2

    Previously used to house various golf course machinery and general maintenance tools. It is fully equipped with all the utilities necessary for servicing.

    Equerry/Stables: 300 m2

    This building adjoins the clubhouse. Its future development potential could include a luxury fitness facility with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi spa and beauty treatment rooms, subject to planning approval.

    Important. Please note that the hotel and golf course are not currently in operation. The infrastructure remains in place and the facilities could be operated again swiftly after some care and attention. There is great potential with this part of the property and the opportunities are significant.

    Development Opportunity

    In the region of 21 hectares of the estate's land has been set aside for the development of up to 100 detached villas. The land is divided into 3 discrete locations around the estate and the plots are such that they could be developed as integral to the property or sold separately. Detailed plans would have to be submitted to the Commune, however the current owners of the estate have written permission from the Mayor of Ceron for a proposed project with approval of preliminary drawings, as well as indication from the Commune that provision of road access and drainage will be granted. Further details of the development potential can be provided upon request.

Local information

  • The property sits in the commune of Ceron on the southern edge of Burgundy, a region known for fine food and wine, many chateaux, luxurious hotels and restaurants, and a fabulous lifestyle. It is considered a refuge for those seeking a high quality of life away from the public glare. The beautiful city of Lyon, where there is an international airport, is approximately one and three quarter hours away, charming Macon is one and a half hours away and it is a three hour drive to Geneva. The current owners have acquired permission to land helicopters at a private airport 15 minutes' drive from the Chateau.