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House in MONEIN , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€349,800 £306,138**
Ref: 93120CEL64
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BÉARNAISE FARMHOUSE + BARN + STABLE + 2 ACRES: absolutely ideal for converting into gîtes or a Bed and Breakfast business, or for accommodating small groups participating in leisure activity holidays, theatre/music/dance courses, yoga retreats…

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €349 800
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 93120CEL64
Town MONEIN
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 146 M2* Plot Size 8261 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 5
Location
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
Type
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
Features
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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Farmhouses with interior courtyards are traditional in this area of the Béarn… and are highly sought after! Many people transform their courtyard into an outdoor room, combining furniture and mature plants – and some even install water features! If your plan is to convert the barn and stable into holiday accommodation, the inner courtyard could be a lovely area for serving meals, or it could just be a shady sitting area where guests can relax together and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. Read more ...

Built in 1786 and beautifully modernized in the 1980s, this stone-built farmhouse would make a perfect family home, especially for anybody working in Pau, Mourenx, Lacq or Oloron-Ste-Marie, which are all within easy commuting distance. This is also a popular holiday area and the farmhouse would be a lovely second home/holiday home, if that is what you are looking for – or the currently unconverted barn and stable could be used for creating holiday accommodation.

This superb 18th-century farmhouse has been so well maintained, it actually looks like a modern replica! Inside, the sitting room has an open stone fireplace which incorporates the original bread oven – and the attic-style bedrooms on the first floor are charming with their dormer windows and sloping ceilings. The layout of this super property is very convenient, with easy access into the garden from both the sitting room and the kitchen.

Situated halfway between the towns of Monein and Mourenx, the farmhouse is in a great location for families and for holidaymakers. As well as being close to the beautiful village of Lucq-de-Béarn, the Atlantic beach resorts to the west are about an hour away, as are the Pyrénées ski resorts to the south. The city of Pau, the Medieval riverside market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and the verdant Basque Country are all under 30 minutes away - and the Pyrénées and the Spanish border are under an hour away.

THE FARMHOUSE

Ground floor:
- an interior courtyard
- an entrance hall
- a huge sitting room with a fireplace
- a kitchen
- a scullery/walk-in pantry
- a bedroom
- a shower room
- a WC

First floor:
- four attic-style bedrooms with sloping ceilings
- a bathroom
- a WC


THE BARN & STABLE

The barn and stable form one side of the property’s inner courtyard and are in very good condition. The single-storey barn has a floor area of 52m² and the stable is 79m² on each of two floors (total 158m²). Both could provide extra living space for the farmhouse or be converted into guest accommodation, such as Bed and Breakfast rooms or self-catering gîtes. Next to the stable is a stone-built store which would make a perfect wine cellar.


THE GARDEN AN GROUNDS

The farmhouse is set in enclosed gardens and grounds of 8,261m², with a terrace and a barbecue next to the house. Generously planted with mature trees and shrubs, the flat land has ample room for installing a swimming pool and a pool house with a summer kitchen.


THE POTENTIAL!

If you are looking for a small, manageable renovation project, this property would be perfect for you! There is much demand in the area for high quality holiday accommodation for much of the year. The barn and stable could easily be transformed into self-catering gîte accommodation or Bed and Breakfast suites and the interior courtyard could be used for outdoor dining. Other ideas might be to use the building for a restaurant, a wine bar or a tea shop, for hosting events such as weddings, or for accommodation of small groups participating in leisure activity holidays. The grounds are perfect for installing a swimming pool, a children’s play area and even a tennis court!


SERVICES

Electricity
Mains water
Double glazed
Insulated
Heating: Radiators by a wood pellet boiler (sufficiently powerful to heat accommodation created in the stable and barn in the future) + log-burning open fireplace
Telephone + ADSL
Septic tank


THE LOCAL AREA

The attractive Medieval town of Monein has a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants, along with a weekly market every Monday morning. The town has a primary school, a junior school and a collège (11 – 15 years old). Older children can choose to attend a lycèe in Oloron-Ste-Marie, Mauléon-Licharre, Mourenx or Pau. The college-lycées in the is area are excellent and offer a range of studying options (some in English), as well as specialising in theatre, sports and even horse riding!

Monein is easily accessible from the airports in Pau, Biarritz and Tarbes-Lourdes. There are also railway stations at Pau, Oloron-St-Marie and Orthez. Monein is on a regular bus route to Pau and there is also a request bus service with out-of-town bus stops in the tiny villages throughout the area.


DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Monein)

Travel:
Pau Airport 26m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 48m
Biarritz Airport 1h 12m
Train Oloron 21m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 21m
Ferry Bilbao 2h 51m

Ski:
Issarbe 1h 09m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 10m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 24m
Iraty 1h 27m
Val d’Azun 1h 27m
Gourette 1h 12m

Beaches:
Biarritz grande plage 1h 16m
Tarnos metro plage 1h 13m

Attractions:
Aventure Parc Aramits 43m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 21m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 1h 01m
Zoo d’Asson 52m
Grottes de Bétharram 54m
Gorges de Kakuetta 1h 08m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 1h 22mm

Major towns:
Oloron Sainte Marie 23m
Pau 29m
Lourdes 58m
Toulouse 2h 16m
Bayonne 1h 08m
Biarritz 1h 15m
Bordeaux 2h 15m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 21m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 36m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 8m

Spanish Towns:
San Sebastián 1h 41ms
Bilbao 2h 38m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 3h 08m
Madrid 6h 08m

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