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House in OLORON STE MARIE , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€420,000 €315,000 £284,360**
Ref: 107691CEL64
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Reduction from €420,000 to €315,000
ELEGANT 17th-CENTURY MANOR HOUSE + BARN & ATTIC TO CONVERT + WALLED GARDEN OF 1,860m²: perfect town-centre location for creating a chic boutique hotel, luxurious B&B, gorgeous teashop or fine-dining restaurant with accommodation. Yoga retreats or corporate events could be hosted in the vast open space in the barn.

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 400782488
Price €315 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller

Reduction from €420,000 to €315,000
Ref 107691CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 400 M2* Plot Size 1860 M2
Bathroom 4 Bedrooms 7
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • House
  • Family Home
  • Manoir
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • High speed internet
  • Mains Drains
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Habitable
  • To be renovated
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Located in the historic centre of Oloron-Ste-Marie, this vast 17th-century manor house has huge potential! The property is perfect for anyone searching for a very spacious family home close to local schools, shops and amenities – or to create a fantastic boutique hotel or luxurious B&B. The vast open space in the barn could be used as a studio or function room for hosting yoga retreats or corporate events, with accommodation provided in the main house. The town-centre location is ideal for anyone hoping to open a teashop, restaurant, antiques shop… Read more ...

Built during the 17th century, this impressive, three-storey manor house of 400m² in the centre of Oloron-Ste-Marie has many interesting architectural features, including decorative ceiling mouldings, wallpaper and fireplaces, which date back to the 19th century. The enclosed garden is planted with mature trees, ensuring complete privacy.

The interior of the main house is perfect for a lovely family home, a small hotel or boutique B&B. From the entrance hall on the ground floor, there are two large reception rooms and a smaller third reception room which would be perfect to use as an office, along with a spacious bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

On the first floor, you will find a kitchen, a dining room, two sitting rooms, a huge master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a dressing room, a bathroom/utility room, a shower room with a WC and two separate WCs. On the second floor are two bedrooms, a study/extra bedroom and access to loft space, which could easily be converted into further accommodation.

Located in Oloron-Ste-Marie, the property is close to Pyrenean ski resorts to the south and Atlantic coastal resorts to the west. All local amenities, including excellent schools, can be reached on foot, bicycle or using the town's free shuttle bus. There are regular buses and trains to the surrounding towns and villages and to Pau, along with a long-distance bus service (Flixbus) to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Spain and other European destinations. Local fêtes, markets and outdoor entertainments often take place in the attractive public park and the two rivers flowing through the town offer ample opportunities for fishing and water sports. Oloron-Ste-Marie is also known for its two cathedrals and the picturesque panoramic views from the Medieval hilltop area of the town.


Ground floor:
- an entrance hall
- two large reception rooms
- an office/study
- a storage room

First floor:
- two sitting rooms
- a dining room
- a kitchen
- a huge master bedroom with an en suite bathroom
- three further bedrooms
- a dressing room
- a bathroom and utility room
- a shower room with a WC
- two separate WCs

Second floor:
- a landing
- two large bedrooms
- access to unconverted loft space

THE BARN (100m²)

The barn, forming the ground floor at the back of the house, would be ideal fo use as a studio or function room for yoga retreats or hosting events – and accommodation could be provided in the manor house.


The manor house has a walled garden of 1,860m² (0.46 acres). The garden is planted with ancient trees and mature shrubs, including a bambouseraie. There is more than enough room to install a hot tub/Jacuzzi/above-ground swimming pool, along with an outdoor dining area and barbecue.


There are many excellent features which give this property so much potential. Although in need of renovating and redecorating, once finished it would be an ideal family home in the centre of Oloron-Ste-Marie and within easy reach of Pau or Mauléon-Licharre.

Located in the historic centre of this touristy town, there is year-round demand for top-quality guest accommodation, both from tourists and corporate clients. In addition, the nearby cathedral in Oloron-Ste-Marie is a major destination for people walking the “Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle” en route for Spain and there is great demand for accommodation from pilgrims, as well as walkers following the GR78.

The manor house could easily be transformed into a boutique hotel or a luxurious Bed & Breakfast, a fine-dining restaurant, a teashop, an antiques shop… The barn could be used as a studio or function room for hosting yoga retreats or corporate events, with guest accommodation provided in the main house. Offering activity holidays might also be a possibility, such as painting workshops, yoga retreats or wine-tasting and cookery courses…


Mains gas
Gas central heating
Mains water
Mains drainage
Well (currently filled in, but could be re-opened)


Oloron-Ste-Marie is located in the Béarn, one of the ancient French provinces in the south-western Pyrénées. It is close to the Spanish border, Pau, Lourdes, the picturesque Basque Country and the Atlantic coast. The large cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach. Founded by the Romans, the town lies on the pilgrim route the “Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle”.

Popular with tourists all the year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the region has numerous ski stations offering a range of winter sports: downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. For those preferring beach-based activities - especially surfing- the famous resorts of Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye and Hossegor on the Atlantic coast are about 90 minutes away. There is also an Aeroclub for small planes and gliders in nearby Herrère.

Oloron-Ste-Marie’s Mairie and two weekly markets are just a short stroll away, as are local shops, restaurants and pretty riverside walks along the Gave d’Oloron. The town has recently been officially classified by the French government as a “ville active et sportive” and has many sporting facilities and cycle routes. There is also a free shuttle bus service for getting about without a car.

Despite its relatively small size (population 10,000), Oloron offers a great number of cultural events and activities all year round. In addition, the town’s modern library/médiathèque is absolutely excellent and the architect who designed it won the prestigious “Equerre d'Argent” prize. Almost entirely surrounded by water, the building overlooks the Gave d’Ossau and the Gave d’Aspe where they join to become the Gave d’Oloron.

Film buffs might be interested to know that Oloron-Ste-Marie and several of the picturesque villages of the Vallée d’Aspe were used as film locations, most notably for two French films ("Le Daim" and "I Feel Good") 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 – and next time, that could be you!


Oloron-Ste-Marie - Leclerc and Intermarché hypermarkets, But, Darty, hospital, theatre, cinema, bars, restaurants, swimming pool...
Pau (40 minutes) - everything you could possibly want!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Oloron)

Pau Airport 47m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 10m
Biarritz Airport 1h 33m
Train Oloron 05m
Long-distance coach Oloron 05m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 11m

Issarbe 52m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 55m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 04m
Iraty 1h 11m
Val d’Azun 1h 40m
Gourette 1h 55m

Biarritz 1h 30m
Tarnos 1h 30m

Aventure Parc Aramits 26m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 14m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 44m
Zoo d’Asson 42m
Grottes de Bétharram 54m
Gorges de Kakuetta 50m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 51m

Major towns:
Pau 40m
Lourdes 1h 15m
Toulouse 2h 37m
Bayonne 1h 27m
Biarritz 1h 40m
Bordeaux 2h 46m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 57m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 17m
Tunnel de Somport 53m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 2h 03m
Bilbao 2h 58m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 53m
Madrid 5h 42m

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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