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House in ARETTE , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€299,000 £266,328**
Ref: 108692CEL64
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ADORABLE COTTAGE + 1.86 HECTARES (4.6 ACRES) OF LAND + BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE PYRÉNÉES! This cosy 3-bedroom cottage is 30 minutes away from Pyrenean ski resorts and within walking distance of a boulangerie, small supermarket and bars in a popular village in the Vallée de Barétous.

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 400782488
Price €299 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 108692CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 121 M2* Plot Size 18630 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 3
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Business potential
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • High speed internet
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Excellent condition
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In excellent condition and ready to move into, this charming hilltop cottage is perfect for a family home or a holiday home - or it could be rented out to holidaymakers who will love its proximity to ski resorts, beach resorts and Spain! With the local village a short stroll away, you can fetch fresh bread every morning and return home on foot after a relaxing lunch or supper in one of the bars or restaurants! And don’t forget that the property is set in 1.86 hectares (4.6 acres) of gardens and grounds, so ideal if you hope to keep a horse… Visit quickly! Read more ...

This super property was transformed from a barn into a three-bedroom cottage by the current owners several years ago. Beautifully maintained, the cottage is ready to move into – and some of the furnishings and equipment are included in the price! The property is set in gardens and grounds of 1.86 hectares (4.6 acres), which would be ideal for anyone hoping to keep a horse – and the south-facing dining terrace has fabulous, panoramic views of the Pyrénées.

The two-storey cottage has been cleverly conceived to profit from the gorgeous mountain views, so has its main living area and one bedroom on the first floor and two further bedrooms on the ground floor. From the courtyard, steps at the side of the house lead up to the first floor and into a lovely open-plan loft-style sitting/dining room with a kitchen area. An adjacent office/study area could provide additional sleeping accommodation. At the far end of the first floor is a light and airy bedroom with built-in cupboards for storage. There is also a shower room with a WC on this floor.

From the sitting/dining room, a staircase leads down to the ground floor, which has two bedrooms, a brand new shower room, a WC and a large utility room. The utility room could be transformed into a fourth bedroom, but the heating system would need to be enclosed. French windows open onto a south-facing terrace for outdoor dining, evening aperitifs or a spot of sunbathing!

This gorgeous cottage is located in the beautiful Béarn region between the Vallée de Barétous and the Vallée d’Aspe, not far from the popular ski resorts at La-Pierre-St-Martin and Issarbe in the Pyrénées. The property is within walking distance of the local village, which has a great choice of restaurants and bars, along with a boulangerie, a butcher’s shop and a small supermarket. The Medieval market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie is about 20 minutes away to the north of the cottage and the Spanish border is 40 minutes to the south.


Ground floor:
- a south-facing terrace
- two bedrooms
- a brand new shower room
- a utility room/additional bedroom
- a WC

First floor:
- a spacious open-plan sitting/dining room with a kitchen area
- a study/office area
- a large bedroom
- a shower room with a WC


The property is set in grounds of 1.86 hectares (4.6 acres). The land is mainly sloping, but it would be possible to install a swimming pool and to create a barbecue area.
If you love gardening, the grounds around the property have huge potential for creating an alpine garden, a rock garden, a herb garden, dramatic water features… and if you plan to keep a horse or other animals, they will love the open spaces beyond the cottage!


This super property is perfect for a cosy family home, a holiday home or a weekend pied-à-terre. Locally, there are many sporting and leisure activities to interest the whole family all year round – and the primary and secondary schools in the area are excellent.

If you prefer to rent out the cottage, this could be done on a long-term basis or to holidaymakers during the summer months, the skiing season and for Christmas and New Year. With the local village a short walk away and a bus service up to La-Pierre-St-Martin ski resort during the winter season, the cottage is bound to attract lots of bookings, although guests might be reluctant to leave your little corner of paradise when their stay comes to an end!


Double glazing
Telephone + Internet 4G
Oil-fired central heating
Mains water
Septic tank


Located in the foothills of the Pyrénées, Arette is in the lovely Béarn region, which is close to the Atlantic coast, the Spanish border and the picturesque Basque Country; the towns of Pau, Lourdes, Biarritz, Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach. A great choice of shops, restaurants and bars can be found in nearby Arette, Aramits and Lanne-en-Barétous, along with weekly farmers’ markets. For a much bigger choice of shops and amenities, the Medieval riverside town of Oloron-Ste-Marie is about 20 minutes away and Pau is less than an hour away.

The Béarn is popular with tourists all year round for hiking, pony trekking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing. There are several ski resorts about 30 minutes away which offer a range of winter sports, such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing – and there is even a bus from Arette which takes you to and from La-Pierre-St-Martin during the winter. For those who prefer beach-based activities, the Atlantic coast is just 95-105 minutes away, with surfing beaches at Biarritz and Hossegor and family beaches at St-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye.

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Arette)

Pau Airport 1h 05m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 30m
Biarritz Airport 1h 44m
Gare Oloron 20m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 20m
Ferry-Bilbao 3h 25m

Issarbe 33m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 33m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 04m
Iraty 55m
Val-d’Azun 1h 45m
Gourette 1h 16m

Biarritz, Grande Plage 1h 51m
Tarnos, Metro Plage 1h 49m

Aventure Parc Aramits 12m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 32m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 42m
Zoo d’Asson 1h 01m
Grottes de Bétharram 1h 13m
Gorges de Kakuetta 35m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 49m

Major Towns:
Oloron-Sainte-Marie 23m
Pau 58m
Lourdes 1h 32m
Toulouse 3h 03m
Bayonne 1h 40m
Biarritz 1h 50m
Bordeaux 3h 01m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 40m
Puerto de Larrau 1h
Tunnel de Somport 50m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 2h 16m
Bilbao 3h 11m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 51m
Madrid 5h 52m

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