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House in GERE BELESTEN , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€267,500 £236,764**
Ref: 96326CEL64
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TWO DELIGHTFUL GÎTES OR ONE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE? THE CHOICE IS YOURS! Currently divided into two independent gîtes and generating an excellent income all year round, this lovely property is located in a hillside village in the foothills of the Pyrénées. The larger gîte has four bedrooms; the smaller gîte has three bedrooms.

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €267 500
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 96326CEL64
Town GERE BELESTEN
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 270 M2* Plot Size 1302 M2
Bathroom 4 Bedrooms 7
Location
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Village property
Type
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Gite
  • Land with CU
Features
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Guest house / gite
  • Mains Drains
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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Would you like to move to France and run an established business immediately? If yes, this impressive country house would be ideal for you! The house is currently divided into two separate gîtes, each with its own private entrance - but with seven bedrooms in total, the layout of the property could easily be reconfigured to create a luxurious Bed and Breakfast business, or the new owner could rent out one gîte and live in the other gîte, using one or two of the bedrooms as a Bed and Breakfast room in order to generate extra income…
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Built in 1850, this light and airy, three-storey property is in an ideal holiday location close to ski resorts and the Atlantic coast. As a long-established business, there are many repeat clients who return every year, which is ideal for anybody hoping to buy an on-going business with an immediate income. In fact, if you’re hoping to run any sort of tourism-related business, this house is ideal for attracting skiers, hikers, cyclists, white-water enthusiasts… or people just wanting to relax in the stunning surroundings!

Both gites are rated 3 épis by Gites de France and 3 stars Meublé de Tourisme by the tourist office.

Very stylishly furnished and decorated, both gîtes are beautifully equipped for holidaymakers. Each gîte has a private parking area, as well as a private outdoor dining area with a barbecue and garden furniture. Bordering a stream, the property has gardens and grounds of 1,300m², along with fabulous mountain views of the Falaise au Vautours opposite.

The property is located in the beautiful Béarn region in the Vallée d’Ossau, famous for the river Ossau (the Gave d’Ossau) and the local sheep’s cheese, Ossau-Iraty. The city of Pau is 35km north of the property – the Pyrénées ski resorts and Spanish border are to the south. If you fancy a day on the beach in Biarritz or St-Jean-de-Luz, the Atlantic coastal resorts are under two hours away - and the pretty Basque farming villages with their distinctive white houses and dark red shutters are just an hour away.

The larger gîte:

Ground floor: huge open-plan sitting room with kitchen and dining areas; utility room; WC
First floor: two bedrooms; bathroom
Second floor: two bedrooms; shower room

The smaller gîte:

Ground floor: an unused room, with direct access from the car park, which could be converted into an eighth bedroom and shower room suitable for people with restricted mobility
First floor: garden-level entrance hall; open-plan kitchen with sitting and dining areas; one bedroom; bathroom
Second floor: two bedrooms; shower room

THE GARDENS & GROUNDS

The larger gîte looks opens on to the car park and front garden area and the smaller gîte opens on to the garden to the side and rear of the property. There is ample room for installing a swimming pool, if desired.

THE POTENTIAL!

The advantage of this lovely house is the flexibility of the layout of the property. By combining the two units, the new owners could create a huge family house with up to ten bedrooms. The new owner can rent out one gîte and live in the other, with the possibility of using one, two or three of the bedrooms for Bed and Breakfast. The unconverted room in the smaller gîte can be transformed into a bedroom with en suite shower room, creating a second four-bedroom property… or the whole house can be opened up and transformed into a Bed and Breakfast business, with five bedrooms for guests and two or three bedrooms for the owners… Whatever your plans, we recommend that you visit quickly!

SERVICES & TECHNICAL

Double glazing
Telephone
Mains water
Electricity
Electric radiators
Two fireplaces
Mains drainage

THE LOCAL AREA:

The nearby towns of Laruns, Louvie-Juzon, Sévignacq-Meyracq, Arudy and Nay are all easily accessible from the village. All the towns have a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Arudy has a market every Tuesday and Saturday morning; Laruns has a weekly market every Saturday morning and evening markets during the summer. For a much bigger choice of shops and amenities, the city of Pau is about 30 minutes away. There is also a university at Pau.

The area has many excellent schools and children are transported to school by bus if they go to school away from the village. There is also a regular bus to Pau, which leaves from Gourette and passes through the village.

The village is in the Vallée d’Ossau, which extends to the Spanish border in the Pyrénées, where you can ski at Gourette, or catch a small open train at Artouste to travel high into the mountains. The GR10 is accessible at Gourette and it is possible to join the Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle at Arudy to join the main route at the Medieval market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie.

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Gère-Bélesten)

Travel:
Pau Airport 55m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 01m
Biarritz Airport 1h 53m
Train Oloron-Ste-Marie 33m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 33m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 35m

Ski:
Issarbe 1h 20m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 23m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 23m
Iraty 1h 41m
Val-d’Azun 1h 11m
Gourette 28m

Beaches:
Biarritz, Grande Plage 2h 02m
Tarnos, Metro Plage 2h 01m

Attractions:
Aventure Parc Aramits 55m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 39m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 1h 01m
Zoo d’Asson 27m
Grottes de Bétharram 40m
Gorges de Kakuetta 1h 21m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 1h 35m

Major Towns:
Pau 45m
Oloron-Ste-Marie 32m
Lourdes 59m
Toulouse 2h 45m
Bayonne 1h 51m
Biarritz 2h 01m
Bordeaux 2h 51m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 31m
Puerto de Larrau 2h 29m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 09m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 2h 27m
Bilbao 3h 21m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 50m
Madrid 5h 49m

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