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House in ARAMITS , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€195,000 £176,816**
Ref: 106598CEL64
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BIJOU HILLTOP COTTAGE + WOODLAND GARDEN OF 1,141m² + ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN VIEWS: hidden away in a hilltop location in the Pyrénées, this bijou three-storey cottage is perfect for a small family home, a wonderful holiday home or to rent out to holidaymakers. In need of some finishing touches, but a great opportunity!

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 400782488
Price €195 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 106598CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 100 M2* Plot Size 1327 M2
Bathroom 3 Bedrooms 4
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Habitable
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Under offer - If your dream is to live hidden away from view in a secret hillside setting, this bijou hilltop cottage is the perfect find for you! The magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrénées can be enjoyed as you sip a glass of wine on the balcony or from inside the house in the excellent open-plan main room on the first floor. Once finished, the cottage would be ideal to use as a small family home, a holiday home or to rent out. Visit quickly because this lovely cottage is bound to be snapped up immediately! Read more ...

Originally an ancient stone bergerie (sheepfold), two further storeys were added in the 1970s to make this lovely cottage. The approach is up a long track in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. Once you arrive at the cottage, there is enough room to park two cars near the first-floor entrance. The ground floor is directly accessible via the garden as well as from inside the cottage.

The front door opens into a light and airy main room on the first floor, which is an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen. Three large French doors open out to the balcony, which runs along the east-facing and south-facing sides of the cottage. This floor has underfloor heating, along with a wood-burning stove. There is also a WC on this floor.

Upstairs under the eaves, there are two cosy bedrooms - one with a bathroom and one with a shower room. Both need finishing. Downstairs on the ground floor, there are two bedrooms and a shower room. Only partially renovated, the ground floor could be transformed into a spacious master bedroom suite, if preferred, or used as a summer kitchen/sitting room with direct access to the garden.

There is a lovely wood to the rear of the cottage, which runs down to a stream. Around the cottage, there is a garden with sufficient room to create a terrace, an outdoor summer kitchen and a barbecue area, and it is flat enough for a small swimming pool or hot tub!

Aramits is one of the villages in the picturesque Vallée de Barétous. It has an open-air swimming pool, along with easy access to mountain-based activities, notably local ski resorts. The village has a weekly farmers' market, small shops and a supermarket, as well as schools. The market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie is just 15 minutes away, where you will find larger hypermarkets and a train station. There is also a regular bus service between Aramits and Oloron-Ste-Marie.


Garden level (partially renovated):
- two bedrooms
- a shower room

First floor:
- an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen
- a WC

Second floor (rooms need finishing):
- a bedroom with an adjacent bathroom
- a bedroom with an adjacent shower room

THE LAND (1,141m²)

- a small garden enclosing the cottage, which would be ideal for installing a small swimming pool
- fabulous private woodland behind the property, which runs down to a stream
- space for two cars to park outside the cottage


Located in the highly sought-after Vallée de Barétous in the foothills of the Pyrénées, this delightful property has huge potential! The cottage is perfect for anyone looking for a bijou family home hidden away in a hilltop setting or a fabulous holiday cottage with easy access to ski resorts, Atlantic beach resorts and Spain. If you are hoping to buy a property with holiday rental potential, this is also the property for you!


Partially double-glazed
Telephone + ADSL
Electric underfloor heating on entrance level + wood-burning stove
Septic tank


Aramits is in the Béarn, one of the ancient French provinces in the south-western Pyrénées and at the gateway to the Soule, one of the three provinces of the picturesque French Basque Country. It is close to the Spanish border, Pau, Lourdes and an easy drive from the famous beach resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz. Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach.

Popular with tourists all the year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the region also offers a range of winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing) with easy access to numerous ski stations. For those preferring beach-based activities (especially surfing) the famous resorts of the Atlantic coast are less than two hours away (Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hossegor...)

Aramits has an Intermarché Contact supermarket and most essential services. For more serious shopping, Oloron is just 15 minutes away.

Buses to the surrounding villages and to the town of Oloron-Ste-Marie run every weekday throughout the year. During the skiing season, buses go up to the ski resort at La-Pierre-St-Martin at the weekends. School buses to secondary schools in Oloron-Ste-Marie, Mauléon-Licharre and Arette also stop at Aramits.

Film buffs might be interested to know that the town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and several of the picturesque villages of the Vallée d’Aspe have recently been chosen as film locations, most notably for two French films starring the Oscar winner, Jean Dujardin, and an English film, "Waiting for Anya" based on the Michael Morpurgo book set in France in the Second World War. Not only is the stunning, unspoilt countryside of the Béarn perfect for filmmakers, but enthusiastic locals are often encouraged to volunteer as extras to appear alongside the international film stars - next time, that could be you!


Aramits - Intermarché Contact supermarket (with a boulangerie and a filling station), garage, hairdresser
Lanne-en-Barétous - boulangerie, hairdresser, garage, beauty salon
Arette - butcher, grocer, boulangerie, sports shop
Oloron-Sainte-Marie - Leclerc and Intermarché hypermarkets, But, Darty, hospital, all services, theatre, cinema, swimming pool...
Pau - everything you could possibly want!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Aramits)

Pau Airport 1h 01m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 23m
Biarritz Airport 1h 40m
Train Oloron 15m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 15m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 16m

Issarbe 31m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 35m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 06m
Iraty 52m
Val d’Azun 1h 36m
Gourette 1h 11m

Biarritz 1h 43m
Hossegor 1h 41m

Aventure Parc Aramits 8m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 28m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 46m
Zoo d’Asson 57m
Grottes de Bétharram 1h 09m
Gorges de Kakuetta 31m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 44m

Major towns:
Oloron Sainte Marie 26m
Pau 1h 2m
Lourdes 1h 34m
Toulouse 2h 51m
Bayonne 1h 23m
Biarritz 1h 33m
Bordeaux 2h 56m

Spanish border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 38m
Puerto de Larrau 57m
Tunnel de Somport 57m

Spanish towns:
San Sebastián 2h 8m
Bilbao 3h 1m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 51m
Madrid 6h 11m

DPE : The energy estimation cannot be produced owing to a lack of appropriate data that conforms to the "arrêté du 15 septembre 2006 relatif au DPE".

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