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House in ESTIALESCQ , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€254,400 €180,000 £162,508**
Ref: 91994CEL64
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Reduction from €254,400 to €180,000
FARMHOUSE + 3 HUGE BARNS + LOCATED NEAR THE "CHEMIN-DE-ST-JACQUES-DE-COMPOSTELLE" AND THE TRANS-EUROPEAN HORSE-RIDING TRAIL, "ROUTE D'ARTAGNAN": ideal for converting into gîtes/B&B with land for accommodating horses overnight…! Masses of space for creating a family home with a substantial holiday business - or even a restaurant or teashop. A calm haven of peace and tranquillity...

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 400782488
Price €180 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller

Reduction from €254,400 to €180,000
Ref 91994CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 185 M2* Plot Size 9548 M2
Bathroom 1 Bedrooms 5
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Gite Complex
  • Maison de Maitre
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • High speed internet
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Habitable
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Sale agreed - This authentic Béarnaise farmhouse and three barns are crying out to be converted into gîtes or chambres d’hôtes! The farmhouse has many of its original architectural features, with some dating back to the 1700s. Set in gardens and grounds of nearly 6,000m², the property is ideal as a spacious family home, a peaceful holiday home or for creating a tourism-related business, such as chambres d’hôtes, several gîtes or activity holidays and retreats. Facing south and west, this delightful farmhouse has magnificent unbroken views across the surrounding fields - and the terrace in front of the house is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun go down as it bathes the farmhouse in evening sunlight... Read more ...

This 18th/19th-century farmhouse has 185m² of living space on two floors. Three barns (one within the farmhouse, another adjoining it and a third independent) could be converted to create more living space for the farmhouse and/or to create holiday rental accommodation.

Ideal for use as a family home, the farmhouse currently has five bedrooms, but these could just as easily be used as chambres d’hôtes rooms. The terrace in front of the property would also be ideal for serving meals to guests.


Ground floor:
- an entrance hall
- a sitting room
- a kitchen
- a pantry

First floor:
- five bedrooms (of which two need some work)
- a family bathroom
- a WC


One of the three barns is incorporated into the house along with a garage (128m² in total). The largest barn (116m² internal floor area and massively tall so easily accommodating three generous levels of accommodation) is joined to the house by one corner. The third barn (97m²) stands separately just south of the house.

All three are structurally sound and their roofs are all in good condition. The combined volume is vast and by adding floors, or refurbishing the existing floors, could provide many hundreds of square metres of habitable space for holiday lettings units.


The property is set on a gently sloping plot of 5,844m², in addition to which the 750m long entrance drive also belongs to the property (adding a further 3,603m², making 9,547m² in total). Planted with mature trees and shrubs, the land is perfect for installing a swimming pool. It might even be possible to get planning permission to install yurts for glamping!


Electric heating
Septic tank (recently inspected and approved)


Estialescq 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. The village lies the pilgrim route Le-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 half away (Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...)

Just 1km from the house, the little village of Estialescq no longer has any shops of its own, but a mobile boulangerie passes twice a week. Goès (7 minutes by car) has a superette, which is also the nearest dépôt de pain for your morning baguette and croissants. For more serious shopping, Oloron is just 11 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!


Estialescq (1km, 11 minutes on foot) - mobile boulangerie, Tuesday and Thursday
Oloron Saint Marie (11 minutes by car) - Leclerc and Intermarché hypermarkets, But, Darty, hospital, theatre, cinema, swimming pool...
Pau (35 minutes) - everything you could possibly want!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Estialescq)

Pau Airport 38m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 4m
Biarritz Airport 1h 30m
Train Oloron 11m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 11m

Issarbe 57m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 2m
Iraty 1h 18m
Le Somport Candanchu (Spain) 1h 13m
Val d’Azun 1h 43m
Gourette 1h 53m

Tarnos 1h 29m
Biarritz 1h 36m
Hossegor 1h 33m

Aquabéarn (Goès) 5m
Aventure Parc Aramits 32m
Zoo d’Asson 45m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 52m
Grottes de Bétharram 57m

Major towns:
Pau 35m
Lourdes 1h 14m
Toulouse 2h 33m
Bayonne 1h 27m
Biarritz 1h 36m
San Sebastián (Spain) 2h 2m
Bordeaux 2h 38m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 5m
Canfranc via Tunnel de Somport 1h 6m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 23m

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