The land rises sharply above the little river in the Mâconnais vineyards, a very suitable spot for the tall, thin mediaeval tower which is all that survives of this once fortified property dominating the village. Rebuilt over the centuries, the house's present form is 18th and 19th century, with an entrance hall and fine staircase,and to either side a reception room, respectively a large kitchen with dining area and a salon with monumental fireplace. At one extremity the base of the tower is a charming Library, and at the other a former outbuilding in which is a garage at the rear, and a pantry/storage area and bathroom have been created. On the first floor, a dining room with a spiral staircase connecting it to the kitchen below, a large salon with ceiling beams and windows on three sides, the main bedroom with adjoining bathroom, and in the tower a small bedroom with hand-basin. On the top floor, three more substantial bedrooms, two bathrooms and another tower bedroom with basin, a spiral staircase connecting it to the rest of the tower with another bedroom plus a huge high space which might become more bedrooms. At basement level, soem fine wine-cellars, the boiler for the oïl central heating, and the garage. The main outbuilding is a stone-roofed wine storage with splendid roof timbers visible from its huge single volume, and at one end a living room with fireplace and a kitchen, both pretty with old terracotta floor-tiles, plus a simple bathroom. The conversion of the attic above into bedrooms would make this an ideal caretaker's house or guest accommodation. There is also a separate bread oven, and the grounds, over two acres in size, have beautifully maintained lawns and borders and a swimming pool - not to mention many fine old trees and also a stone-built sauna at a suitable distance from the pool. Mâcon and the autoroute and the TGV are only 15 minutes away, and yet this is a very private village property of great distinction.