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House in Lasseube , Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€749,000 £635,302**
Ref: 116599CEL64
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Siret number: 400782488
Price €749 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 116599CEL64
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Dept Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Surface 586 M2* Plot Size 52161 M2
Bathroom 5 Bedrooms 6
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • House
  • Holiday Home
  • Electricity on site
  • Private parking
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Mountain view
  • Double glazing
  • Business potential
  • Water on site
  • Excellent condition
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If you would like to buy a 400-year-old country house which has been renovated to the highest standards and has a décor conceived by a top designer, look no further than this fabulous property! The current owners have created 586m² of living space, so there would be more than enough room to accommodate Bed and Breakfast guests with an absolute minimum of modification required to separate private and public areas. In addition, a solid wooden floor and stage have been installed in the drawing room for music recitals and dancing. Just perfect for all sorts of entertaining! Read more ...

Set amidst the rolling hills and Jurançon vineyards of the Béarn countryside, this impressive manor house is completely hidden from view at the end of a long, private drive. Built over 400 years ago, the property has a remarkable history and the current owners have many documents which refer to the building, including original letters from Napoleon and various kings of France.

The manor’s original 17th-century architectural features are very much in evidence, both inside and outside. It also has an inner courtyard enclosed on all sides by the buildings. Internal courtyards are traditional in the Béarn and this one has been transformed into a delightful outdoor room with a dining area, a mandarin tree, a lemon tree, a grapevine and mature shrubs. French doors from the drawing room and the kitchen open directly onto the courtyard. On the west-facing façade of the manor house, a pergoda has been added as a shady sitting area; on the south-facing façade, there is a terrace with lovely countryside views.

Inside, the immaculate décor is stunning, with lovely touches such as a hand-cut granite fireplace and a solid wooden floor and stage for music recitals and dancing! In addition, the owners have created some unique and quirky spaces, including a “Gentleman’s Cloakroom” and an underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles. Upstairs, the manor house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two shower rooms. Downstairs, there is a third shower room and a sixth bedroom, currently being used as an art studio.

The 5.2 hectares (13 acres) of gardens and grounds include meadows, woodland, a small forest, which protects the northern side of the property and a larger (1.83 hectares) forest to the south-east. The grounds are home to a huge variety of specimen trees, fruit trees and centennial oaks. There is ample flat land for installing a swimming pool, if desired. A delightful antique caravan and a woodshed have been transformed into chic guest accommodation, set in the forest away from the house. A fully functioning well completes this rural idyll.

The manor house is situated in south-west France in the delightful Béarn region, with glorious views of vineyards to the east and snow-capped mountains to the south. Atlantic beach resorts are about an hour away to the west and the Pyrenean ski resorts are under an hour away to the south, as is the Spanish border. The city of Pau, the Medieval riverside market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and the verdant Basque Country are all under 30 minutes away; Toulouse and Bordeaux are just over two hours away.


Ground floor:
- an inner courtyard
- a drawing room with a hand-carved granite fireplace, a solid wooden floor and stage area for music recitals, an entrance area, as well as access to the inner courtyard
- a television room
- an open-plan kitchen-dining area with access to the inner courtyard
- a walk-in pantry
- a library/study/office
- a bedroom/art studio
- a shower room
- a gentleman’s cloakroom
- a guest lavatory

First floor:
- a master bedroom
- a dressing room
- a bathroom
- four further bedrooms
- a second bathroom
- two shower rooms
- a laundry room


- an estate of 5.2 hectares (13 acres)
- an antique caravan and converted wood store for guests
- a terrace with pergoda
- a fully functioning well
- an underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles


High-speed internet by satellite
Mains water
Septic tank
New slate roof (2015)
Heating: two woodburning fireplaces with hot air extraction plus one woodburning stove


The Béarn is easily accessible from the Pau, Biarritz and Tarbes-Lourdes airports, and the area is well served by regular train and bus services. Many of the local towns and villages have weekly markets, as well as many lively bars and restaurants to choose from.

The area also has many excellent schools and the collège-lycées offer a range of studying options (some in English), including the chance to specialise in theatre, dance, sports… and even horse riding!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Lasseube)

Pau Airport 30m
Tarbes Lourdes Airport 56m
Biarritz Airport 1h 26m
Train Oloron 15m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 15m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 04m

Issarbe 1h 03m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 07m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 20m
Iraty 1h 23m
Val-d’Azun 1h 24m
Gourette 1h

Biarritz, Grande Plage 1h 37m
Tarnos, Metro plage 1h 28m

Aventure Parc Aramits 37m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 11m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 57m
Zoo d’Asson 42m
Grottes de Bétharram 49m
Gorges de Kakuetta 1h 02m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 1h 16m

Major Towns:
Oloron-Sainte-Marie 16m
Pau 29m
Lourdes 1h 07m
Toulouse 2h 28m
Bayonne 1h 24m
Biarritz 1h 32m
Bordeaux 2h 25m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 15m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 30m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 06m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 1h 58m
Bilbao 2h 49m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 3h 07m
Madrid 6h 06m



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