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House in OLORON STE MARIE , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€349,800 €312,700 £267,806**
Ref: 89898CEL64
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Reduction from €349,800 to €312,700
IDEAL FOR WEDDINGS/CONFERENCES/ACTIVITY & LEISURE HOLIDAYS/GITE/B&B BUSINESS: space for lovely accommodation and a business! Elegant maison de maître plus three separate apartments, numerous outbuildings, attractive grounds and lovely views of the Pyrénées - just what you're looking for!

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Price €312 700
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Reduction from €349,800 to €312,700
Ref 89898CEL64
Town OLORON STE MARIE
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 471 M2* Plot Size 7264 M2
Bathroom 5 Bedrooms 11
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Town property
Type
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Maison de Maitre
Features
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Guest house / gite
  • Mains Drains
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
Condition
  • Good condition
  • Habitable
  • To be renovated
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Great value for money, this stylish manor house with three apartments in a separate annex, numerous outbuildings ripe for conversion and amazing mountain views has huge potential! Located in the family-friendly town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Easy access to beaches, skiing and Spain. Excellent amenities – most within walking distance. Read more ...

Situated on the outskirts of Oloron-Ste-Marie in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, this charming maison de maître is a traditional manor house built in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has many lovely architectural features such as marble fireplaces, parquet floors, built-in wooden cupboards and a period staircase.

471 m² OF LIVING SPACE

Main HouseGround Floor153m²
Apartment, Mezzanine Floor51m²
First Floor122m²326m²
AnnexGround Floor Apartment55m²
First Floor Apartment (east)45m²
First Floor Apartment (west)45m²145m²
TOTAL471m²


The main house (326m²) includes five bedrooms, three reception rooms and an independent two-bedroomed apartment of 51m². The attic of 122m² could easily be converted into a delightful loft-style apartment.

A separate annex, once a barn, is divided into a two-bedroom ground-floor apartment (55m²), two one-bedroom first-floor apartments (45m² each) and an internal garage (35m²), which could be converted into a further small apartment.

There is also a very pretty stable block (176 m2 floor area + attic) and various other outbuildings (254m² in total), all of which are suitable for conversion.

Set in grounds of about 7264m², the property has magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrénées to the south. The mainly flat walled garden at the back of the house runs down to two magnificent American oaks and would be ideal for a swimming pool. It also sports a delightful little gloriette which would make an ideal children's’ sleepover den or even a small office.

Although in need of internal refurbishment, the property has enormous potential and as well as providing a spacious family home with guest accommodation, would be ideal for a tourism-related business, such as sporting and multi-activity holidays, equestrian holidays, a large gîte complex, a boutique hotel, luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation, a wedding venue…

Located just over an hour’s drive from the Atlantic coast and less than an hour from the Pyrénées and Spain, there are several airports within easy reach (Pau 45 minutes, Tarbes-Lourdes 60 minutes, Biarritz 90 minutes).

The purchase of part or all of the field behind the house (8755m²) may be negotiated if required.


THE POTENTIAL!

This property has everything you could need for setting up a new business in France – attractive buildings, flat land for a swimming pool, outbuildings to convert into holiday accommodation… Although a fair amount of investment would be need to renovate the property and convert it into useable space, it is absolutely ideal for hosting weddings, large celebrations, activity holidays, children’s camps, adult retreats, business conferences and other corporate events. It could equally be used as a cultural centre, art gallery, theatre space, dance studio, music school…


SERVICES & TECHNICAL

Electricity
Telephone + ADSL
Mains water
Mains drainage
Apartments in annexe: electric heating
Main house: central heating by radiator (but needs new boiler)
Mains gas available (but not connected)


THE LOCAL AREA

Oloron Sainte Marie is 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. 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 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 just an hour and a half away (Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...) There is also an Aeroclub for small planes and gliders in nearby Herrère.

The mairie and the two weekly markets of the medieval town of Oloron Sainte Marie are just a short walk 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.

Despite its relatively small size (population 10,000), Oloron offers an unusual number of cultural events and activities, both amateur and professional and its excellent and well-stocked modern médiathèque, set glamorously where the Gave d’Ossau and the Gave d’Aspe join to become the Gave d’Oloron, won its architect the prestigious Equerre d'Argent prize.

Film buffs might be interested to know that the town of Oloron Sainte 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!


SHOPS & SERVICES

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


DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Oloron)

Travel:
Pau Airport 47m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 10m
Biarritz Airport 1h 33m
Train Oloron 05m
Long-distance coach Oloron 5m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 11m

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

Beaches:
Biarritz 1h 31m
Hossegor 1h 43m

Attractions:
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

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