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Chateau in Sauveterre-de-Béarn , Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Aquitaine

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An extraordinary estate comprising 18th century Chateau, remnants of a 13th Century Chateau, with river access and imposing views of The Pyrenees. Considered a prime development opportunity for commercial hotel/mixed use or apartments.


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Dept Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Surface 1500 M2* Plot Size 7139 M2
Bathroom 7 Bedrooms 19
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Close to golf course
  • Village property
  • Chateau
  • Country House
  • Hotel
  • Manoir
  • Mains Drains
  • Electricity on site
  • Private parking
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Character property
  • Mountain view
  • Riverside
  • Business potential
  • Water on site
  • To be renovated
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Rarely does an opportunity come up of this significance. Dormant for nearly two decades this incredible property is waiting for a purchaser to come forward with passion and finances to realise its potential. Included in the offering is an imposing 18th Century chateau of approximately 1,500 sqm arranged over ground, first and second floors leading out onto a large flat terrace; an adjacent castle ruin (monument historic) with event space possibilities and a small adjacent property for knock-down to add access for parking. The landholding is nearly 8,000m2 made up of multiple parcels which extend to the riverfront below. Fortunately the Chateau is in reasonably sound structural condition with the roof in good order however internally a full renovation is required. Read more ...

Gaston VII Moncade made Sauveterre one of his principal places of war. With battlements and walkway the castle vicomtal replaced the fortified camp. Gaston III of Foix-Bearn (Gaston Febus), renovated it beautifully a hundred years later. The doorway opened onto the guardroom from the drawbridge above the pit below linking the castle to the barbican (which can still be viewed). The castle included a chapel, banquet room, kitchen, housing guards and of course the lodgement of the lord. A large portion of the external walls remain however nothing of the interior which is now an overgrown parkland.

Adjacent to the ruins is the magnificent chateau Nolivos, afterwards Labusquette and finally the Hostellerie du Chateau when it was transformed by Paul Camy for hotel accommodation with parquet floors in the lounge and restaurant areas with an impressive central staircase leading to the upper floors.

The property fronts Rue Léon Bérard with two entrances and a circa 50m street frontage in the historic quarter of the village of Sauveterre de Bearn, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France by the Guide Michelin.

14-16 Rue Leon Berard

000 C 268 108 mètre carré RUE LEON BERARD
000 C 260 2 110 mètre carré RUE LEON BERARD (monument historic)
000 C 261 1 615 mètre carré DE L EGLISE (monument historic)
000 C 262 778 mètre carré DE L EGLISE
000 C 263 320 mètre carré DE L EGLISE
000 C 264 118 mètre carré DE L EGLISE
000 C 265 1 000 mètre carré DE L EGLISE (monument historic)
000 C 267 1 090 mètre carré DE L EGLISE (monument historic)


Each floor of the chateau comprises approximately 500m2.

Ground floor: Kitchen, change-rooms, Bar, Two lounge/dining rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms and a bathroom.

1st floor: 14 bedrooms of around 20m2 each, small kitchen, 2 washrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1 toilet

2nd floor (attic): 4 bedrooms, 1 toilet, 1 bathroom and a vast open area with exposed oak beams (which could be considered for conversion to loft apartments with very high ceiling)

The adjacent small building, over 2 floors is for demolition (subject to approvals).

An ideal location:

Within the medieval tourist area of The Bearn de Gaves.
Two airports less than an hour away (Pau & Biarritz) by car
The famous Bordeaux wine region by TGV or car only 2 hours away
The Basque Coast (Biarritz, St Jean de Luz) 1 hour away by car
The ski resorts of The Pyrenees (La Pierre St Martin) around 1hr 30 mins away.

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