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Apartment 5 rooms in Pau , Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€740,000 €650,000 (HAI)** £580,125**
Ref: A16260
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UNIQUE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF PAU + INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA + AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

Charlie ELLIS, your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 400782488
Price €650 000 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€619 048 without fees)

Reduction from €740,000 to €650,000
Ref A16260
Town PAU
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Dept Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Surface 246 M2* Outside Space 32 M2
Bathroom 4 Bedrooms 3
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Close to golf course
  • City property
Type
  • Apartment
  • Holiday Home
Features
  • Terrace
  • Mains Drains
  • Panoramic view
  • Garage
  • Private parking
  • Sauna
  • Character property
  • Mountain view
  • High speed internet
  • Open Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business potential
Condition
  • Good condition
  • To be renovated
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This contemporary penthouse apartment of 246m² in the heart of Pau has magnificent panoramic views of the Pyrénées, along with a gym, a sauna, and a heated indoor swimming pool equipped with a counter-current system! Although in need of redecorating and updating, the property would be ideal for a spacious family home or would also be perfect to use as a second home, a holiday home or a pied-à-terre, especially if you work in and around Pau. Should the new owner be hoping to rent out the apartment, the city-centre location could not be better either for a long-term rental or for short-term rentals to holidaymakers, who will particularly appreciate the property's location halfway between beach resorts, ski resorts and Spain. If you work from home, there is plenty of room for an office area – and the amazing gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool on the apartment's upper floor mean that you don't have to travel far for your daily workout and swim! Read more ...

Located in the centre of Pau, this remarkable penthouse apartment of 246m² has fabulous panoramic views of the Pyrénées and is within easy walking distance of the Château de Pau, the new covered market, the library, the station and numerous excellent schools, shops, bars, restaurants...

The two-storey apartment, which is in need of some redecorating and updating, occupies the whole of the top floor of this modernist-style apartment building. Each apartment has a private garage in a secure, enclosed courtyard behind the building - and there is also a secure cellar/storage room for each apartment on the building's lower ground floor.

Access to the apartment, which is on the eighth floor, is via a lift - and from the eighth-floor landing, two front doors open into entrance halls on opposite sides of the apartment. The larger of the two entrance halls has an adjacent cloakroom with a separate WC.

The main living area of the two-storey apartment is on the lower level and the upper level comprises a huge solarium with a gym and a sauna. From this level, concrete steps lead up to a mezzanine level above, where the heated indoor swimming pool is located. The whole apartment benefits from air-conditioning.

On the lower level, the south-east-facing side of the apartment comprises a large sitting room with an open fireplace and sliding glass doors which open onto a terrace with views of the Pyrénées. An adjoining billiard room, which could also be used as a dining room or an office, also has sliding glass doors out to a second terrace, which also overlooks the Pyrénées. Next to the billiard room is a bedroom, which has sliding doors out to the billiard room terrace. Opposite this bedroom is a bathroom and a separate WC.

The north-west-facing side of the apartment comprises a "retro-style" fitted kitchen with an adjoining dining area, which would be suitable to use as an office. From this room, a glazed door opens onto a balcony, which is shared with the second bedroom. This bedroom has an en suite shower room. On the other side of the kitchen is the third bedroom, which also has an en suite shower room. This bedroom has access to its own balcony.

The upper floor of the apartment has a cathedral-style ceiling and huge floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors out to a south-east-facing terrace, making the area light and airy all year round. The panoramic views of the Pyrénées are fantastic! The solarium area also has a curved stone bench, where you can sit and relax in the sunshine. Behind the solarium is a gym area with fitted wooden gym bars and a mirror, a large sauna and a shower room with a separate WC.

The heated indoor pool is accessible via concrete steps up from the solarium area and has a south-facing glazed roof, which opens electrically. The pool is equipped with a counter-current system to help you keep extra fit! The pool's pump room is situated beneath the pool and is accessible from the solarium.

As well as being hugely convenient for people working in and around Pau, this unique penthouse apartment is in a perfect location for anyone who loves both the mountains and the sea. Several Pyrénées ski resorts are an hour away to the south - and the many Atlantic coastal resorts are 90 minutes away to the west. There are also the nearby Gaves (rivers) for exciting white-water rafting, along with numerous swimming lakes, most of which have sandy beaches for picnics and sunbathing.

THE PENTHOUSE APARTMENT

Lower level:
- two south-east-facing terraces (9m², 9.7m²) and two north-west-facing balconies (6m², 3.8m²)
- two entrances
- two entrance halls (8m², 5m²)
- a large sitting room (30m²) with built-in wooden furniture, a staircase to the upper floor, an open fireplace and sliding floor-to-ceiling picture windows out to a terrace with views of the Pyrénées
- an adjacent billiard room/dining room/office (17m²) with sliding floor-to-ceiling picture windows out to a second terrace with views of the Pyrénées
- an retro-style fitted kitchen (7.8m²)
- an adjacent dining area, which could be used as an office (9m²), with access to a balcony
- a bedroom (12m²) with an en suite shower room and access to a balcony (shared with the dining area)
- a second bedroom (13m²) with an en suite shower room and access to a second balcony
- a third bedroom (12.9m²) with a sliding picture window out to the second terrace with views of the Pyrénées (shared with the billiard room)
- an adjacent bathroom and separate WC
- a guest WC and cloakroom area

Upper level:
- a south-east-facing terrace with planters (8.5m²) with views of the Pyrénées
- a huge, open-plan south-east-facing solarium and gym area (35m²) with sliding floor-to-ceiling picture windows out to the terrace
- a sauna (3.5m²)
- a shower room
- a separate WC
- access to the pump room beneath the swimming pool

Upper mezzanine level (61m²):
- a heated indoor swimming pool equipped with a counter-current system

Additional areas:
- private garage (14.5m²)
- cellar/storage area (8m²)


THE POTENTIAL!

This contemporary two-storey penthouse apartment is absolutely perfect for a family or for anyone working in and around Pau who would like to come home to a little bit of luxury! Located in the city centre and halfway between beach resorts and ski resorts, it would also be a great holiday property or even a pied-à-terre for weekend breaks throughout the year.

Should you prefer to use the apartment as an investment property, you could easily rent it out to long-term tenants (Total is just 10 minutes away), or to holidaymakers during the summer months and skiing season. There is also a year-round demand from people visiting Pau for city breaks for accommodation that's just that extra bit special... and it's very easily accessible by bus to and from Pau airport.


SERVICES & TECHNICAL

Air-conditioning
Lift
Telephone + cable internet
Electricity
Mains gas central heating + open fireplace
Mains drainage


THE LOCAL AREA

Located in the historic centre of Pau, there are many excellent shops and amenities close to the apartment which are easily accessible on foot, by bicycle, by tram and by bus. The huge, newly opened covered market is a 5-minute walk away – and a great choice of lively restaurants and bars can be found everywhere!

The area in and around Pau is well-known for its top-rated schools, which offer a range of studying options and specialities in theatre, dance, sports… and even horse riding! In addition, the English-speaking International School of Béarn, which teaches the English National Curriculum, is just 10 minutes away from the apartment.

The Béarn is extremely popular with tourists all year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing. The region also offers a choice of winter sports, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and snowboarding. Ski-buses run regularly from Pau up to the ski resorts during the winter months. For beach-based activities, the famous resorts on the Atlantic coast are about 90 minutes away, with family beaches at Hendaye and St-Jean-de-Luz, and surfing at Biarritz and Anglet.

Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz
Train: Pau
Coaches: Pau
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander

Ski: Gourette, Artouste, Val-d’Azun, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Issarbe, Iraty, Candanchú (Spain)...
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...

Attractions: Aqua Béarn, Le Petit Train d’Artouste, Grottes de Bétharram, Parc'Ours, Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte, Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrim route...


Bien soumis au statut juridique de la Copropriété. Nb de lots : 12. Charges annuelles de copropriété (Montant moyen annuel quote-part du budget prévisionnel vendeur) : 4 250 €. Aucune procédure en cours.
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