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€577 500 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€550 000 without fees)
|Surface||238 M2*||Plot Size||6255 M2|
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Located on the outskirts of a very peaceful hilltop village not far from the delightful Béarnaise bastide town of Navarrenx, this magnificently renovated 19th-century country house is a splendid family home with a separate gîte, a stunning infinity swimming pool and a superb panoramic views of the Pyrénées and the surrounding Béarnaise countryside. Ideal as a spacious family home or a luxurious holiday home, the property has three bedrooms in the main house - each with an en suite bathroom/shower room - and two further bedrooms in the gîte, which could be rented out to holidaymakers or used as a guest cottage to accommodate friends and family. The charming woodland setting ensures complete peace and tranquillity for this rural property - but the lively towns of Navarrenx, Sauveterre-de-Béarn, Salies-de-Béarn and Orthez are not far away and are easily accessible, as are numerous Atlantic beach resorts, Pyrenean ski resorts, the Basque Country and Spain. Read more ...
Built in 1870, this splendid country house was completely restored and renovated in 2010 to combine a contemporary, stylish décor with traditional architectural features. Currently a luxurious family home with 238m² of living space, the property also has a gorgeous infinity swimming pool, terraces for outdoor dining and a two-bedroom holiday gîte (52m²), which could also be used as a guest cottage/Bed & Breakfast suite/office/consulting room/"granny flat"...
The fabulous landscaped grounds of 1,5 acres (6,255m²) include private woodland of 5,000m² where you will find a children's treehouse and enough logs (already cut!) for heating the house for several years. The views of the Pyrénées and surrounding Béarnaise countryside from the house and grounds are simply stunning!
At the front of the house there is a small exterior parking area next to the front door. Entrance gates beyond the house open into a gravel courtyard where there is ample space for outdoor parking, along with a carport for one car. The front door opens into a gorgeous kitchen/dining room with windows overlooking the Pyrénées. The kitchen has fitted oak cupboards and the dining area has a double-sided wood-burning insert which powers energy-efficient underfloor heating for the whole of the ground floor. From the dining area, French doors open out to the courtyard and garden. Adjoining the kitchen/dining room is a utility room with a separate WC and access to a small cellar where the swimming pool machinery is housed.
Adjacent to the dining area is a lovely double-size sitting room with access to a study/office (7.5m²) and a playroom (9m²). East-facing French doors in the sitting room open out to the courtyard and garden; north-facing French doors open out to the swimming pool and sun terrace. The other side of the wood-burning insert is set into one wall of the sitting room.
A unique oak staircase (made by local craftsmen) leads up from the sitting room to the first floor landing. The first floor comprises a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a second bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a third bedroom with an en suite shower room.
Set away from the house, the cosy gîte has its own private entrance with a private parking area. The ground floor of the gîte comprises an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with access to a south-facing terrace for outdoor dining. The first floor comprises two bedrooms and a shower room.
The property is in an excellent location for anyone who loves skiing, watersports and the sea. Several Pyrénées ski resorts are just over an hour away to the south - and the famous Atlantic beach resorts on the Côte Basque, such as Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz, are about an hour away to the west. There are swimming lakes - some with “beaches” - throughout the area, along with exciting white-water rafting and canoeing on the rivers that flow through Navarrenx, Oloron-Ste-Marie, Sauveterre-de-Béarn and Pau.
THE MAIN HOUSE
- a south and west-facing kitchen/dining room with with a long, double-sided wood-burning insert, wonderful views of the mountains + direct access into the garden
- a utility room with access to a small cellar (which houses the swimming pool machinery)
- a double-size sitting room with a large, double-sided wood-burning insert + direct access into the garden
- a study/office
- a playroom
- a WC
- a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom
- a bedroom with an en suite bathroom
- a bedroom with an en suite shower room
- an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen
- a utility room
- two bedrooms
- a shower room
THE GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS
The house is set in landscaped gardens and private woodland of 6,255m² (1,5 acres) with...
- a magical infinity swimming pool (10m x 5m) surrounded by a decked sun terrace
- terraces for barbecues and alfresco dining
- a carport for covered parking, which can equally be used as a covered terrace during the summer months
- private woodland with a children's treehouse and logs (already cut) for heating
- a workshop adjoining the gîte
- a gravel courtyard with room for outdoor parking
If you are searching for a luxurious family home, the house is conveniently located within easy commuting distance of Orthez (15 minutes), St-Palais (25 minutes), Oloron-Ste-Marie (35 minutes), Pau (45 minutes) and Bayonne (60 minutes). For anyone who works from home, there is a small study/office in the main house, or the gîte could be used as an office, a consulting room and art studio... The gîte would also be ideal as a "granny flat".
The gîte has its own entrance and parking area, so is perfect for renting out to holidaymakers during the summer months and the skiing season. It could also be used for accommodating Bed and Breakfast guests for short-term stays and at Christmas and New Year, as could one or more bedrooms in the house, especially since there is an ever-growing demand for upmarket Bed and Breakfast accommodation from visitors exploring the beautiful Béarn and Basque Country.
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
Telephone + ADSL (cable expected late 2021)
Double glazing throughout
Soundproof flooring on the first floor of the house
Heating: wood-fired underfloor heating (ground floor) + electric radiators (first floor & gîte)
DPE: 178kWh/m²/an (C)
GES: 5kg CO2/m²/an (A)
DPE: 325kWh/m²/an (E)
GES: 10kg CO2/m²/an (B)
This country house is located in the beautiful Béarn in South-West France, not far from the Pyrénées, the Atlantic coast, Pau, Lourdes and the Basque Country. The cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach.
Popular with tourists all year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the Béarn also has numerous ski resorts about an hour away to the south offering downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. For those who prefer beach-based activities, the Atlantic coast is just over an hour away to the west, where you can picnic, swim and surf at Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
If your interests are gastronomic, visit the daily markets throughout the Béarn and nearby Basque Country to sample the locally produced Jurançon wines, tasty Bayonne ham and fabulous Brebis, which is a cheese made using milk from sheep and eaten with black cherry jam from Itxassou!
Airports: Pau, Biarritz, Tarbes-Lourdes
Train: Oloron-Ste-Marie, Orthez, Pau
Coach: Pau, Bayonne
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander
Ski: Issarbe, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Iraty, Val-d’Azun, Gourette, Candanchú (Spain)...
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
Attractions: Aqua Béarn, Parc’Ours, Le Petit Train d’Artouste, Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte, Grottes de Bétharram…
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**The currency conversion is for convenience of reference only.