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19th century under Napoleon III, owned by the Champy family, Burgundy's oldest wine house and its successive heirs.
Following its acquisition, major investments, a lot of courage, physical effort, will and passion were required and were deployed in this titanic renovation undertaking. Rehabilitation of a large part of the roof, installation of central heating, air conditioning, sanitary facilities, electricity, rehabilitation of the magnificent parquet floors, decoration in trompe l'oeil, safeguarding on the porch of the castle of a pretty marquise attributed to Gustave Eiffel.
And for the total amenity of the place, a swimming pool created in a clearing where the sun extends its rays widely, welcoming swimming and its bathers as much as sunbathers. Today the castle finally finds a life, the reward is there, visible and satisfying... Many challenges remain to come, and so many lovers of old stones to welcome. Hearts up!
In my youth, I was attracted to old houses. I compared them to that of my godfather where with my parents we went very often. My father had grown up there and, for us, it was always a real pleasure to be welcomed there and at the same time I immersed myself, unconsciously, with the charm of the house, of the park where I played with my cousins. Oh, the good days!
No doubt this wonderful time was the initiator of my desire to live in this wonderful atmosphere of the countryside where life is punctuated by the bell of the village church.
As time passed, I got closer to these places which, in my opinion, should not be forgotten, and indifference, reinforcing my determination to save them.
Nurse by profession I knew Tailly while coming to do care in the neighboring property. The atmosphere and charm of the place, the smell of wild garlic that emanated from the park added to the feeling of a new found past, as the similarity was strong with childhood memories. The property was in a state of total abandonment, without maintenance, giving way to the damage of time.
In the park, the trees have grown anarchically, some even more than 100 years old, of impressive size and rare species are listed in the forest guides. This freedom left to nature will have allowed a whole fauna to settle and prosper. Several species of animals have multiplied, birds, squirrels, snails, who as a family, cross the lawns and venture very close to the house. A stream runs through the property and the wild ducks come to make their frolics. So many moments stealthy and privileged at the sight of deer, deer and their young."
The castle today
Today, be the castle sail of Tailly to live the life of a castle for the time of a stay. Located on the wine coast touching Meursault, the property is the ideal starting point for sightseeing tours of Beaune and its region.