• HOUSE in PYRENEES_ATLANTIQUES €950,000 €749,000
  • 6
  • 5
  • 586 m2
  • 53613 m2

Exquisite 17th-century Béarnaise farmhouse set in 13 acres of meadowland and forest.

Voir l'annonce en Français This chic Béarnaise farmhouse has been beautifully renovated by skilled local craftsmen who have restored many of the building’s original architectural features. With 586m² of living space, including six bedrooms, no expense has been spared – and the sumptuous décor has been conceived by a top designer from Ireland. In addition, a solid wooden floor and stage have been installed in the drawing room for music recitals and dancing. Just perfect for all sorts of entertaining.

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FARMHOUSE ...
Set amidst the Jurançon vineyards of the Béarn countryside, this impressive farmhouse is completely hidden from view at the end of a private drive. Built over 400 years ago, the property has a remarkable history - and there are even letters from Napoleon and various kings of France which mention the farmhouse.

The property’s traditional inner courtyard is enclosed on all sides by the farmhouse, accessible from both the drawing room and the kitchen. Internal courtyards are traditional in the Béarn and this one has been transformed into a delightful outdoor room with a dining area, mature shrubs and fruit trees.

Inside, the immaculate décor is stunning, with lovely touches such as a hand-cut granite fireplace and a solid wooden floor and stage for music recitals and dancing. In addition, the owners have created some unique and quirky spaces, including a “Gentleman’s Cloakroom” and an underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles!

GROUND FLOOR ...
- inner courtyard (85m²)
- drawing room with an entrance area, a hand-carved granite fireplace, a solid wooden floor and stage area and access to the inner courtyard (78m²)
- television room (24m²)
- open-plan kitchen-dining area with access to the inner courtyard (60m²)
- walk-in pantry
- library/study/office (11m²)
- bedroom/art studio (26m²)
- shower room
- gentleman’s cloakroom
- a guest lavatory

FIRST FLOOR ...
- master bedroom (30m²)
- dressing room
- bathroom
- four further bedrooms (37m², 26m², 24m², 10m²,)
- second bathroom
- two shower rooms
- laundry room

GROUNDS ...
The grounds comprise meadowland, woodland and two forests. There is ample flat land for installing a swimming pool, if desired. In the forest, a delightful antique caravan and a woodshed have been transformed into a cosy cottage for guests.

- estate of 13 acres (5.36 hectares)
- two forests, one of 1.96 hectares 
- woodland guest cottage
- underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles
- south-facing terrace
- west-facing pergoda
- fully functioning well

POTENTIAL ...
This gorgeous farmhouse is currently a family home, but could easily be transformed into a very special boutique Bed and Breakfast business. With its glamorous interior and rich history, guests are bound to be attracted to stay here all year round. It would also be ideal for hosting events such as weddings, music recitals, celebration parties… or leisure activities for guests such as wine-tasting, art workshops, cookery courses…

LOCATION ...
Situated in the delightful Béarn region in south-west France, the farmhouse has glorious views of vineyards and snow-capped mountains. Atlantic beach resorts are 90 minutes away to the west of the property; Pyrenean ski resorts and Spain are under 60 minutes away to the south. The historic city of Pau, the riverside town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and the Basque Country are all under 30 minutes away.

Oloron-Ste-Marie: 15m (market, shops & train station). Pau: 30m (market, shops & airport). Biarritz: 1h 30m. Lourdes: 1h. Toulouse: 2h 30m. Bordeaux: 2h 25m. Spanish border: 1h

* €749 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
This property has ...
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • High speed internet
  • Mountain view
  • Private parking
  • Water on site
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Land without CU
  • Maison de Maitre
  • Manoir
Location
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated