Extraordinary renovation of an old farmhouse above a wine village near Macon
545 000 €Fees payable by the seller
A series of surprises awaits us when we visit what was once a farmhouse perched on a hillside above a wine village between Cluny and Mâcon. For a recent renovation has radically altered its farm character and made it into a modern house with a high degree of comfort. An approach road bordered by golden stone walls leads to the entrance gate, and here we see the façade with its high windows faintly reminiscent of the Renaissance. The entrance hall has a flagstone floor and carved wooden wainscots - a first sign of what is to come - and to one side a wine-tasting cellar created to welcome friends in the best maner, and on the other aide the grand staircase with double doors opening into a huge reception room which was once for storing wine with a high ceiling and well-lit by the former barn door. The kitchen opens from the living room and at its other end has French windows opening onto a shaded terrace. Upstairs a central salon, and off it the bedrooms, on two levels : two suites comprising dressing-room, large bedroom and private bathroom. (Worth noting that the main bedroom has an office with a particularly striking theatrical design, with a staircase going up to a roof terrace.) Then comes a third bedroom, also with dressing-room and private bathroom, and above it a studiolo, a small room conducive to reflection and reading. This level is completed by a laundry room and also an attic which might make a fourht main bedroom and bathroom. At t(he entrance to the property a separate two-storey house for guests, being a salon with kitchenette, and above an attic bedroom with bathroom and dressing-room. The garden of about half an acre is behind the property, and the views ove vineyards and woods are lovely, as they are from the house. Each room of this property seems to have a different feel and style, but the overall impression is that of a luxurious dwelling where the renovation has resulted from the pleasure taken by the owner in stamping his own character on the place.