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Commercial in TARDETS SORHOLUS , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€296,000 £266,859**
Ref: 113185CEL64
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COSY BASQUE FARMHOUSE + 2 STONE BARNS FOR GÎTES + 11 HA (28 ACRES) OF ORGANIC-CERTIFIED LAND + BREATHTAKING VIEWS + MILKING PARLOUR + CHEESE-MAKING FACILITIES + PERFECT FOR HORSES... if you dream of living in the Pyrénées with the possibility of generating an income from a farming-based or tourist activity, this property is for you!

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €296 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 113185CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 94 M2* Plot Size 111439 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 3
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • Commercial
  • Country House
  • Equestrian
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Smallholding
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Suitable for horses
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Excellent condition
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Situated in a fabulous mountainside location and with panoramic views of the Pyrénées, this excellent property has over 11 hectares (28 acres) of organic-certified land which is perfect for keeping goats, sheep, donkeys, horses... Formerly a farm for producing goats cheese and now a farm for producing donkey milk, the new owners have numerous possibilities for setting up their own agricultural enterprise. There is a huge milking parlour (250m²) with cheese-making facilities and various other outbuildings. In addition, if you would like to create one or two gîtes, there is a two-storey stone barn to convert near the farmhouse and a second stone barn further along the hillside. Most important of all, the farmhouse is ready to move into and requires only some finishing touches and no major works. Read more ...

Dating back to the 1700s, this splendid property in the Pyrénées comprises a farmhouse of 94m², which has been double glazed throughout, a two-storey stone barn ideal for a gîte, another stone barn to convert further along the hillside, a huge milking parlour of 250m² with facilities for making cheese and various outbuildings, including an open-sided hangar adjoining the farmhouse. The organic-certified land of 111,439m² (28 acres) extends up the hillside and is ideal for grazing.

Located at the end of a country lane yet just minutes away from a lively village in the valley with shops and a school, this cosy farmhouse of 94m² has a spacious main room with a sitting area, a dining area and a modern kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a study or small office, a large bedroom, a shower room and plumbing for a separate WC. On the first floor, there are two lovely bedrooms and a shower room with a WC; on the second floor, there is a loft-style room which could be used as a bedroom, a playroom or a large office. Although in need of a few finishing touches, the farmhouse has been completely modernised and double-glazed and is ready to move into.

Outside, the modern barns are conveniently close to the farmhouse and the donkeys currently grazing on the land have safe access to the milking parlour at the back of the barn. There is two-storey stone barn at the entrance to the property, which would be ideal for transforming into a gîte, as would the second stone barn, which is located further away from the farmhouse along the hillside.

Situated in the Basque Country, but close to the Béarn and its famous Jurançon vineyards, there are always things to see and do all year round. For mountain lovers, there are several ski resorts not far away in the Pyrénées. If you prefer watersports, there are numerous lakes and rivers throughout this wonderful region, along with beach resorts on the Atlantic coast, which are perfect for surfers and for family days out.


Ground floor:
- a large open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen
- a walk-in pantry
- a small study/office/playroom
- a large bedroom
- a shower room with a WC

First floor:
- two bedrooms
- a shower room with a WC

Second floor:
- a loft-style room which could be used as a bedroom, playroom or office


The property is set in land of 11.1439 hectares (28 acres). Most of the land slopes uphill from the farmhouse and there is some more land below the property. In addition, there are two springs.

The property has several outbuildings, which include:
- a barn with a milking parlour and facilities for making cheese
- two modern outbuildings
- an open-sided hangar adjoining the farmhouse
- a two-storey stone barn to convert
- a second stone barn to convert


If you are hoping to find a small farm with modern milking and cheese-making facilities, this property is perfect for you. The land is ideal for goats, sheep, donkeys and horses – and the barn with the milking parlour could easily be transformed into stables, if preferred.

The area’s proximity to the Pyrénées and the Atlantic coast brings many visitors to the region, so if you prefer to set up a tourism-related business, the unconverted stone barns could be used to create gîtes or Bed and Breakfast accommodation for tourists during the summer months, the skiing season and at Christmas and New Year. The larger modern barns could be used for hosting leisure activities, such as painting, photography, wine-tasting and gastronomy workshops or even weddings and other celebrations. In addition, the totally rural location and the lack of any neighbours would guarantee complete peace and tranquillity for yoga retreats and wellness breaks. Guided cycling and walking could also be very popular...


Telephone + ADSL
Double glazing throughout
Heating: programmable electric radiators + woodburner
Mains water
Two springs
Septic tank (needs some renovation)


The property is located in the Soule, which is one of the three provinces in the picturesque French Basque Country. It is close to the large Basque town of Tardets-Sorholus and not far from the beautiful Béarn and the Spanish border.

The local village has a grocery shop, a boulangerie, a restaurant and bars; for a bigger choice of shops, Tardets-Sorholus is a few minutes further on, or you can go to Oloron-Ste-Marie, Mauléon-Licharre or Pau. From Tardets-Sorholus, there is a direct bus to Bayonne, Ikea and the Basque coast.

Popular with tourists all year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the region also offers a choice of winter sports, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing just 20 minutes away at Issarbe and Iraty and downhill skiing and, snowboarding just 40 minutes away at La-Pierre-St-Martin. For those preferring beach-based activities, the famous resorts on the Atlantic coast are 90 minutes away, with family beaches at Hendaye and St-Jean-de-Luz and surfing at Biarritz and Anglet.

Airports: Pau, Biarritz, Tarbes-Lourdes
Train: Oloron-Ste-Marie
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander

Ski: Issarbe, Iraty, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Val-d’Azun, Gourette, Candanchú (Spain)
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...

Attractions: Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte, Le Train de La Rhune, Grottes de Bétharram

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