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House in ESQUIULE , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€336,000 €295,000 £266,836**
Ref: 91629CEL64
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TRADITIONAL BASQUE FARMHOUSE + ART STUDIO + BARNS TO CONVERT + 13 HECTARES (32 ACRES) OF RIVERSIDE LAND: this property is located in a peaceful fairytale setting, with an artist's studio/workshop, barns to convert into gîtes/B&B and land for horses/glamping/activity holidays…!

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Price €295 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller

Reduction from €336,000 to €295,000
Ref 91629CEL64
Town ESQUIULE
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 234 M2* Plot Size 129370 M2
Bathroom 1 Bedrooms 4
Location
  • Isolated
Type
  • House
  • Country House
  • Equestrian
  • Family Home
  • Land without CU
  • Smallholding
Features
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Private parking
  • Suitable for horses
  • Water on site
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Habitable
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This delightful farmhouse has so much potential! Whether you're looking for a family home in a stunning countryside setting or searching for a property with large enough to create a tourism-based business, or looking for farmland for an agricultural or equestrian project, this property is ideal. With a little energy and imagination, this lovely property could be transformed into your perfect home! Read more ...

This 18th-century farmhouse is set in 13 hectares (32 acres) of picture-postcard meadows and woodland, with glorious views of the Pyrénées on the horizon. Although in need of some modernisation and refurbishment, this property would make a beautiful family home, with plenty of room for welcoming holiday guests should you wish to create gîtes or chambres d’hôtes.

Located on the border between the Basque Country and the Béarn, this beautiful property is five minutes away from the farming village of Barcus, where you'll find a bakery, a village shop and two bars, as well as the renowned restaurant Chez Chilo. The market town of Oloron Sainte Marie is about 20 minutes away.

The property comprises:
- a two-storey 18th-century farmhouse (234m²) with a sitting room (66m²) with an open fireplace, a second reception room, a kitchen (34m²), four bedrooms and a bathroom
- attic space which could be converted into more accommodation
- an adjacent barn (120m² floor area) converted into a double-height artist's studio/workshop
- a small detached stone barn of about 80m² on each of two levels
- a large modern agricultural open-sided barn
- riverside land of 12.9370 hectares (32 acres), two thirds meadow, one third woodland, with a source, a stream and fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry and fig trees)


THE POTENTIAL!

This property has everything you could need for setting up a new business in France - a beautiful setting, flat land for a swimming pool, enough land for horses, outbuildings to convert into holiday accommodation, a huge barn currently used as an artist's studio/workshop which could be used for activity holidays or to host weddings, yoga retreats, business conferences, other large events and celebrations...


TECHNICAL & EQUIPMENT

Electricity
Mains water
Source
Telephone
Septic tank
Gas central heating with radiateurs
Underground gas tank
One electric radiator


THE LOCAL AREA

Esquiule is in Soule, one of the three provinces of the picturesque French Basque Country. It is close to the Spanish border, Pau, Lourdes and an easy drive from the famous beach resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Toulouse, Bordeaux, San Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach.

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 less than two hours away (Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz, Hossegor...)

Although in the commune of Esquiule, the house is much closer to the farming village of Barcus, which has the most essential shops, a medical centre, bars and restaurants, including the truly excellent Chez Chilo. For more serious shopping and services, Oloron is just 15 minutes away.

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

Barcus (8 minutes) - bank, boulangerie, butchers, hairdresser, garage, grocers, medical centre
Aramits (17 minutes) - Intermarché Contact supermarket
Mauléon-Licharre (25 minutes) - numerous shops, restaurants, bars, most services
Oloron-Sainte-Marie (26 minutes) - Leclerc and Intermarché hypermarkets, But, Darty, hospital, all services, théâtre, cinema, swimming pool, bars, restaurants...
Pau (1h 2m) - everything you could possibly want!


DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Barcus, the nearest village)

Travel:
Pau Airport 1h 01m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 24m
Biarritz Airport 1h 33m
Train Oloron 23m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 23m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 17m

Ski:
Issarbe 45m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 56m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 23m
Iraty 1h 02m
Val d’Azun 2h 04m
Gourette 1h 20m

Beaches:
Biarritz 1h 36m
Hossegor 1h 45m

Attractions:
Aventure Parc Aramits 16m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 36m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 1h 03m
Zoo d’Asson 1h 06m
Grottes de Bétharram 1h 17m
Gorges de Kakuetta 41m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 54m

Major towns:
Oloron Sainte Marie 26m
Pau 1h 02m
Lourdes 1h 34m
Toulouse 2h 51m
Bayonne 1h 23m
Biarritz 1h 33m
Bordeaux 2h 56m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 02m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 07m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 10m

Spanish Towns:
San Sebastián 2h 11m
Bilbao 3h 18m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 3h 14m
Madrid 6h 09m

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