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House in PRECILHON , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€150,000 €140,000 £119,767**
Ref: 96549CEL64
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18th-CENTURY VILLAGE HOUSE + INNER COURTYARD + BARN TO CONVERT: this pretty village house has a lovely inner courtyard with a wooden gallery on the first floor. A wonderful family home, the house has great potential for creating rental accommodation.

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Price €140 000
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Reduction from €150,000 to €140,000
Ref 96549CEL64
Town PRECILHON
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 165 M2* Plot Size 543 M2
Bathroom 2 Bedrooms 4
Location
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Village property
Type
  • House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
Features
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • High speed internet
  • Mains Drains
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Habitable
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Built in 1708, this delightful village house has so much to offer! It has two reception rooms, a spacious kitchen and four large bedrooms. The property is set around an inner courtyard, ensuring maximum privacy. There is also a flat, pretty garden opposite, which would be perfect for installing a swimming pool. A gîte or some Bed and Breakfast bedrooms could be created in the property’s adjoining two-storey barn. Perfect for a family, first-time buyers or a holiday business, the property is excellent value for money! Read more ...

Built in 1708, this attractive village house is close to the centre of Précilhon - a typical Béarnaise village just five minutes away from the Medieval riverside town of Oloron-Ste-Marie. The current owners have created a comfortable family home which can be lived in immediately and without having to spend extra money on any renovation works.

High metal gates open into an inner courtyard, which has both sunny and shady areas throughout the day. A staircase from the courtyard leads up to a traditional Béarnais gallery under the eaves, which gives access to one of the four bedrooms and to the upper floor of the barn.

The ground floor of the house has a lovely open feel to it. The sitting room and dining room are adjacent to each other and a further room, currently used as an office, would make a downstairs bedroom if required. There is also a separate kitchen with a dining area. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms (three within the main house and one off the gallery) all of which have lovely views of the countryside.

Should you wish to enlarge the house or create some holiday rental accommodation in the future, the adjoining two-storey barn is large enough for creating a comfortable gîte and/or several Bed and Breakfast bedroom suites. The courtyard would be very useful for guests wishing to store bicycles or motorbikes, as well as skiing equipment during the winter months.

The centre of the Précilhon is a short stroll away from the house. The Medieval market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie is just a five-minute drive away, where you will find numerous shops and a twice-weekly farmers’ market. If you have a family, you will be spoilt for choice for schools in the area – and if you enjoy visiting the coast and the mountains, the farmhouse could not be better placed for reaching both coastal resorts and skiing resorts.

THE HOUSE:

Ground floor:
- a kitchen
- a huge sitting room
- a dining room adjoining it
- an office/study (also ideal for a downstairs bedroom)
- a shower room with a WC

First floor:
- three bedrooms within the main house
- a bathroom with a WC
- a traditional Béarnais gallery outside
- a fourth bedroom accessed from the gallery
- access from the gallery to the upper level of the barn

THE BARN

The property has a two-storey barn which adjoins the house and overlooks the inner courtyard. Currently being used for storage, more living space for the house could easily be created in the barn, or it could be transformed into an independent gîte and/or Bed and Breakfast bedroom suites.

THE GARDEN

The pretty garden comprises flat, enclosed land of 533m² with a small shed - perfect for installing a swimming pool, a summer kitchen, a vegetable garden… The garden is actually across the road from the house, but this could be a major advantage should you wish to ensure that the swimming pool and garden are only accessible to children when accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. In addition, if you have holiday guests using the garden and pool, any noise they make will not disturb people in the house!

THE POTENTIAL!

This cosy house is absolutely ideal for first-time buyers, a family with children or for a couple wishing to create some Bed and Breakfast bedrooms or gîte accommodation. A staircase in the courtyard leads up to the outside gallery, giving independent access to the fourth bedroom and to the upper floor of the barn, which could be very convenient for B&B guests to use rather than walking through the house to get to their rooms. The inner courtyard is also perfect for outdoor dining and serving breakfasts to guests in the morning - and the south-facing garden opposite is an excellent location for a swimming pool!

This area of the Béarn is extremely popular with tourists all year round. There is, however, a shortage of good-quality holiday accommodation for short and long stays, so if your dream is to create a holiday business, this house is very conveniently located for walkers, cyclists, skiers and day-trippers exploring the Pyrénées, but also for anyone wishing to visit Pau, Biarritz or Spain.

SERVICES & TECHNICAL

Telephone
Electricity
Electric heating
Water
Mains drainage

THE LOCAL AREA

Précilhon 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.

If your interests are gastronomic, visit the daily markets throughout the Béarn and Basque Country to sample local delicacies, such as tasty Bayonne ham or fabulous brebis, which is a cheese made using milk from sheep. The famous “Ossau-Iraty” brebis can be bought direct from farms in the nearby Vallée d’Ossau, or you’ll find it at any of the farmers’ markets in the local towns and villages.

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...).

Film buffs might be interested to know that the nearby town of Oloron-Ste-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!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Précilhon)

Travel:
Pau Airport 42m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 08m
Biarritz Airport 1h 28m
Train Oloron 05m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 05m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 08m

Ski:
Issarbe 52m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 57m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 08m
Iraty 1h 13m
Val-d’Azun 1h 38m
Gourette 55m

Beaches:
Biarritz, Grande Plage 1h 36m
Tarnos, Metro Plage 1h 36m

Attractions:
Aventure Parc Aramits 27m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 09m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 46m
Zoo d’Asson 40m
Grottes de Bétharram 52m
Gorges de Kakuetta 52m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 1h 06m

Major Towns:
Oloron-Sainte-Marie 05m
Pau 38m
Lourdes 1h 10m
Toulouse 2h 36m
Bayonne 1h 26m
Biarritz 1h 34m
Bordeaux 2h 36m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 05m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 18m
Tunnel de Somport 54m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 2h 01m
Bilbao 2h 54m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 2h 52m
Madrid 5h 54m

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