Château - ORTHEZ (64300) - PYRENEES ATLANTIQUES € 1,150,000

Réf : 108477CEL64

Glorious 12 th Century Château near Orthez with 1.6 hectares, guest apartment, gîte and unconverted barn – ready to move into ...

This fabulous château of 656m² in the delightful Béarn is close to both the mountains and the sea. With ten bedrooms in the château, three bedrooms in the guest apartment and two bedrooms in the gîte, you have plenty of room to accommodate friends and family! There is also the possibility of living in the gîte or the guest apartment and transforming the château into a chic boutique hotel, a luxurious Bed and Breakfast business, a heavenly yoga retreat/wellness centre or a stunning events venue for hosting weddings, seminars, murder- mystery weekends and Escape Games, upmarket leisure activity holidays…

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Réf : 108477CEL64

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Detailed description

Built in the 12th century, this superb château is perfect for a spacious family home, an upmarket tourism-related business or a wedding and events venue. The owners have also created a self- contained guest apartment in one wing of the château and a gîte in the grounds - and there is a large two-storey barn which could be converted into one or two more gîtes, if desired. Beautifully maintained, the new owners can move into the château straight away and will immediately feel at home!

The current owners bought the château in 2003 and have cleverly combined its Medieval architectural features with modern home comforts to create a cosy family home – and the period décor is a delight! Many of the rooms have oak panelled walls and ceilings, internal shutters on the windows and beautiful marble fireplaces. The flagstone floor in the entrance hall dates back to the 12th century, as do the stone vaulted ceilings and mullioned windows, which are identical to those used in the Château de Pau.

The front door opens into an entrance hall from where charming stone archways lead to the various reception rooms on the ground floor, including a double-size salon and a smaller salon, a formal dining room, a billiard room and a double-size kitchen with a dining area, along with a utility room, a wine cellar and a boot room. At the back of the building, there is a light and airy south-west-facing conservatory which has delightful views of the surrounding countryside.

From the entrance hall, a magnificent stone staircase leads up to the upper floors where you will find a total of ten bedrooms (two with en suite shower rooms), a study/library which could be used as an eleventh bedroom, two dressing rooms, a family bathroom, three shower rooms and three WCs.

The separate guest apartment is in the north wing of the house and comprises an open-plan sitting room/dining room and a kitchen area, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The two-bedroom gîte is a short stroll away from the château. It has an open-plan sitting room/dining room with a kitchen area on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor.

The château set in an estate of 1.6 hectares of meadows and woodland, with a gîte and a two-storey barn to the south of the main building. Should you be planning to host weddings, the manicured lawns are perfect for erecting marquees and a gazebo for the ceremonies!

Behind the gîte is an above-ground swimming pool with a decked terrace, which is the perfect spot for a bit of sunbathing and to relax with an aperitif as the sun goes down!

Situated near Pau and the Medieval town of Orthez, the château is in a perfect location for lovers of skiing and watersports. Pyrénées ski resorts are 90 minutes away to the south – and Atlantic beach resorts are about 50 minutes to the west Orthez has numerous shops and other amenities, including the Base de Loisirs d’Orthez-Biron with its leisure lake and beach, where you can swim, sunbathe and picnic as if you are by the sea! A great choice of lively bars and restaurants can be found throughout the Béarn!

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

  • € 1,092,500
  • € 1,150,000 HAI
  • 5 % Fees
This property has ...
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Riverside
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water on site
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • DPE - 101
  • GES - 6