French developers Domaine & Demeure have appointed Sphere Estates as sales agent for Château Capitoul, a magnificent vineyard estate close to Narbonne with views across the vines towards the sea and Pyrenees in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, which launches in April 2017.
For nearly a decade, French developers Domaine & Demeure have been spearheading the renaissance of the Languedoc-Roussillon – the quintessential region in the South of France that stretches lazily along the Mediterranean from the Côte d'Azur to the Spanish border.
Specialising in the restoration and transformation of châteaux, wine estates and other character buildings as exceptional real estate projects while retaining their essential purpose and character, Domaine & Demeure prides itself on its ‘one project at a time’ approach, believing that to deliver on the vision and potential for each unique site, the team must be entirely focussed.
Robert Green, managing director of Sphere Estates said: “This is the third development by Domaine & Demeure. Our team has been involved in their previous developments, Château Les Carrasses (completed 2011) and Château St Pierre de Serjac (completed 2016) and is incredibly excited about this wonderful new opportunity as we know first-hand how beautifully these earlier projects have been delivered. They were both built to the promised high quality standards and specifications, finished within one month of the target completion dates and are generating good rental returns for their owners. Domaine and Demeure has a proven track record which should instil a sense of confidence in any buyer.”
Château Capitoul promises to be an iconic holiday home destination in one of the most beautiful regions of France. This third estate will raise the bar once more and will again offer the relaxed, understated luxury with the authenticity of a working wine estate, centred around a magnificent renovated château, that Domain & Demeure clients have come to expect.
On this wooded slope and set within 65 hectares of vineyards, 45 stylish and fully equipped townhouses and villas (2, 3 and 4 bedrooms) are planned ranging from 80 to 200 sqm, all with terraces and outdoor space, many with private swimming pools. All will benefit from the elevated, south facing positioning with striking views. The landscaping and garden design will be by award winning landscape architect James Basson of Scape Design, winner of successive gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2015, 2016).
This very special private residential estate will include:
- A fully renovated château with 8 hotel suites
- 5* services and facilities
- A state-of-the-art winery including a striking tasting room
- Wine shop
- Gastronomic restaurant
- Spa with indoor pool and gym
- Tennis court
- Large swimming pool
- Conference centre
Domaine & Demeure’s founder Karl O’Hanlon said: “We are very proud of our achievements to date and Château Capitoul is set to be the best yet. We’re delighted to have Sphere Estates working alongside us and we believe that together this project will be a great success.”
Located in a national park between the bustling market town of Narbonne and the fishing village and leisure port of Gruissan, Château Capitoul is just four kilometres from the Mediterranean coast. Château Capitoul is highly accessible and within 1.5 hours of five international airports, the nearest, Béziers, around 30 minutes by car.
Prices at Château Capitoul will start from around €400,000 for a two bedroom apartment, up to around €1.2 million for a large five bedroom villa with private pool. Prices are for turnkey packages, including interior design and all furnishings.
All properties will be fully managed and owners will also enjoy income from the rental programme as well as complimentary cases of wine from the estate’s annual production.
Château Capitoul is expected to complete near the end of 2019.
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