• CHATEAU in PYRENEES_ATLANTIQUES €1,190,000
  • 7
  • 8
  • 400 m2
  • 5680 m2


Stunning 17 th -century château near Oloron-Ste-Marie – ideal for a fabulous family home, a boutique hotel, an elegant restaurant or tea room

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This unique château is located in a rural setting, guaranteeing complete peace and tranquillity! Both the château and its spacious guest cottage have been beautifully restored by the current owners – and the fixtures and fittings and décor are of the highest quality. As a luxurious family home with eight bedrooms in total, you will have plenty of room to accommodate friends and family. Alternatively, you might prefer to transform the property into a chic boutique hotel, heavenly yoga retreat and wellness centre or even an upmarket events venue for hosting small weddings and celebrations…

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Built in the 17th century, this gorgeous château is exquisitely restored and now benefits from many luxurious modern features, including underfloor heating, hand-carved stone fireplaces and double glazing throughout. The addition of a Swedish sauna and a heated saltwater swimming pool make this a perfect property to use as a spacious family home, a second residence or for an upmarket tourism-related business.

Set around a huge courtyard, the château and guest cottage face each other, with the gardens and grounds extending behind the cottage. The grounds are surrounded by meadows and farmland – and the views of the countryside and Pyrénées are a delight. There are terraces for outdoor dining - and the lovely heated swimming pool is the perfect spot for enjoying an evening apéro as the sun goes down...

THE CHÂTEAU…
The current owners bought the Château in 2000 and have cleverly combined the buildings’ classic Béarnais architectural features with their own Scandinavian style, creating two ravishing properties. From the entrance hall of the château on the ground floor of the square tower, an arched doorway leads into a huge reception room with a cosy sitting area at one end of the room and a dining area at the far end. Adjacent to the dining area is a light and airy kitchen with a La Cornue range cooker. Also on the ground floor is a spacious office and library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, which could be used as an additional bedroom.

A magnificent wooden staircase leads up to a huge double-height salon on the first floor. A mezzanine floor above half of the salon is accessible via a decorative metal staircase. There are two large bedrooms on the first floor, both with an en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on the second floor – one large and one small. They share a family bathroom. The little room in the square tower on the second floor is perfect for a library, a music room, a playroom, a nursery…

THE GUEST COTTAGE…
The guest cottage is a converted 14th-century barn and has a stylish open-plan kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, along with access to a Swedish sauna. Upstairs, there is a sitting room with a gorgeous stone fireplace, along with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

THE ESTATE…
This superb property is set in beautiful grounds of 0.6 hectares, with two walled gardens, a rose garden, several outdoor dining terraces and a lush meadow with a heated swimming pool.

THE SWIMMING POOL…
The heated, saltwater swimming pool (16m x 6m) has a terrace of local Arudy stone and is perfect for soaking up the sun whilst enjoying the wonderful views of the countryside and the mountains beyond…

THE LOCAL AREA…
Situated near the riverside town of Oloron-Ste-Marie, the château is perfect for lovers of skiing and watersports. Pyrénées ski resorts are 50 minutes away to the south – and Atlantic beach resorts are about 90 minutes to the west. There are also numerous swimming lakes in the surrounding area. If your interests are gastronomic, visit the farmers’ markets throughout the area to sample local delicacies, such as tasty Bayonne ham or fabulous Ossau-Iraty brebis. A great choice of lively bars and restaurants can be found throughout the Béarn!

Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz. Train: Oloron-Ste-Marie, Pau - Ferry: Bilbao, San-Sebastián. Ski: Issarbe, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Gourette, Val-d’Azun. Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...

* €1 190 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
This property has ...
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Mains Drains
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Riverside
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water on site
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
Location
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Village property