House - SALIES DE BEARN (64270) - PYRENEES ATLANTIQUES € 595,000 € 550,000

Réf : 96548CEL64

Unique 12th and 19th century neo-gothic presbytery in Salies-de-Béarn - ideal for a lovely family home or business venture

If you are hoping to find an unusual property with huge business potential or to use as a wonderful family home, look no further than this Medieval presbytery in the thermal spa town of Salies-de-Béarn. Lovingly renovated by the current owner, it has several Bed and Breakfast guest suites of various sizes, along with a large conference room. There is also accommodation for the owner on the second floor, an immense art studio and full-height loft space still to convert! In addition, all the town’s amenities are within walking distance - and ski resorts and beach resorts are an easy drive away.

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Réf : 96548CEL64

Detailed description

Dating back to the 12th-century and rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style in the 19th-century, this former presbytery (600m²) has been tastefully converted into chic holiday accommodation on the ground floor and first floor. In total, there are seven guest bedrooms: four Bed and Breakfast rooms, two suites with a separate bedroom and one studio suite. On the second floor, there is a private three-bedroom apartment for the owner and an immense art studio, which has gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

The owner has beautifully preserved many of the original features of the building, in particular the very striking ogive doorways and windows, the decorative stone and metalwork around the windows, the gothic-style archways and the traditional studded entrance doors. There are also exposed stone walls in some of the rooms, traditional wooden staircases and lovely wooden floorboards, which date back to the 16th century.

Outside, the presbytery has a dining terrace but no garden. There is, however, some adjoining land which is available for the new owners to buy. It is large enough to create a lovely garden with a swimming pool, a summer kitchen, a children's play area...

On the ground floor of the presbytery, there is a large kitchen where guests are served breakfast in the morning, or they can eat breakfast on the outdoor dining terrace when the weather is fine. There is also a one-bedroom holiday suite (kitchen, bedroom, shower room, WC) and a spacious conference room where leisure activities or corporate events are hosted. The first floor comprises four Bed and Breakfast bedrooms, a second one-bedroom holiday suite (sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, shower room with WC) and a studio suite.

The whole of the second floor is a private apartment for the owner and comprises a delightful open-plan kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room, an office/study, a storage room and a bedroom with an en suite shower room. In addition, at the far end of the second floor there is a fabulous art studio with windows on three sides and which could be converted into further bedrooms, if desired. The partially converted third floor is a full-height attic which could be used to create more accommodation or a beautiful studio for yoga and wellness retreats, theatre and dance workshops…

This historic presbytery has so much potential! You could continue with the existing holiday business or you could transform the building into a stunning boutique hotel, a restaurant, a tearoom, organise activity holidays, such as yoga, cookery, wine-tasting or art, host fairytale weddings, corporate events and even murder mystery weekends…

The property is located in the riverside town of Salies-de-Béarn, which is famous for its healing thermal spas. It has a good choice of supermarkets, bars and restaurants, along with a twice-weekly market, a golf course and many cultural events throughout the year. The town is halfway between the lively cities of Bayonne and Pau and just over an hour away from several ski resorts in the Pyrénées. If you prefer a day on the beach, Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz are 50 minutes away.

Airports: Biarritz, Pau. Train: Orthez, Pau, Bayonne. Ski: Iraty, Issarbe, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Val-d’Azun, Gourette. Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...

  • 550 000 € (HAI)
  • agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Electricity on site
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Mains Drains
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • Maison de Maitre
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Town property
  • DPE - 75
  • GES - 2