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OLORON STE MARIE
|Surface||350 M2*||Plot Size||306 M2|
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If you fancy running a pub, a bistro or a shop in France, this property is ideal for you! Located in a touristy area in the riverside town of Oloron-Ste-Marie, the building still has many of the bar fittings and equipment still in place, but the commercial space could just as easily be converted into a restaurant, a shop, an art gallery... The property also has two apartments, a garage with office space, a large roof terrace and a garden. Read more ...
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This two-storey building is in a shady and popular square close to the cathedral in Oloron-Ste-Marie with a calm, peaceful village atmosphere all year round. Formerly a bar which attracted both locals and tourists all year round, the premises could just as easily become a restaurant, a tea-room, a shop, an art gallery...
The building is currently arranged as a commercial area on the ground floor, two apartments on the first floor, a covered roof terrace, a garden and a garage. The apartments could be rented out annually or for the holiday season, or the whole building could perhaps be reconfigured as Bed and Breakfast accommodation, or even as a family house.
Ground floor (87m²):
- a bar area with some fittings and equipment remaining (40m²)
- a small store (1m²)
- a back room with 2 WCs (of which one for customers with reduced mobility, 32m²)
- a garden (93m²)
First floor apartment overlooking the square (52m²):
- an open-plan sitting room/bedroom area (27m²)
- a kitchen (11m²)
- a bathroom (9m²)
Another first floor apartment at the rear (64m²):
- sitting room / kitchen (12m²)
- three bedrooms (each one 13m²)
- a bathroom (3m²)
A covered terrace between the two apartments (34m²)
- an open-plan area (42m²)
- an office (18m²)
- a WC (3m²)
The building is situated in the historic cathedral area of Oloron-Ste-Marie which is ideally situated for reaching Pyrenean ski resorts to the south and Atlantic coastal resorts to the west. All local amenities, including excellent schools, can be reached on foot, bicycle or using the town's free shuttle bus. There are also regular buses and trains to the surrounding towns and villages and a long-distance bus service (Flixbus) to Toulouse, Lyon and Spain. Local fêtes, markets and outdoor entertainments often take place nearby and the two rivers flowing through the town offer ample opportunities for fishing and water sports.
Whilst the new owners could take advantage of the well-fitted and partially-equipped bar room to recreate a bar, the premises could equally easily become a restaurant, bistro, shop, art gallery… Alternatively, the bar and two apartments could be combined and transformed into a family house or used for Bed and Breakfast, or the two apartments could be rented out annually or to holidaymakers.
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
Electricity (NB the electrical installation in the commercial areas is in perfect condition but the two apartments need rewiring totally)
Gas central heating throughout (NB needs recommissioning)
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 ("Le Daim" and "I Feel Good") 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-Sainte-Marie - Leclerc and Intermarché hypermarkets, But, Darty, hospital, théâtre, cinema, médiathèque, swimming pool, bars, restaurant...
Pau (40 minutes) - everything you could possibly want!
DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Oloron)
Pau Airport 47m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 10m
Biarritz Airport 1h 33m
Train Oloron 05m
Long-distance coach Oloron 5m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 11m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 04m
Iraty 1h 11m
Val d’Azun 1h 40m
Gourette 1h 55m
Biarritz 1h 31m
Hossegor 1h 43m
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
Lourdes 1h 15m
Toulouse 2h 37m
Bayonne 1h 27m
Biarritz 1h 40m
Bordeaux 2h 46m
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 57m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 17m
Tunnel de Somport 53m
San Sebastián 2h 03m
Bilbao 2h 58m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 53m
Madrid 5h 42m
DPE test on going.