Château - Orthez (64300) - PYRENEES ATLANTIQUES € 2,047,500

Réf : 110724CEL64


This fabulous 17th-century château of 650m² is midway between Biarritz and Pau in South-West France. The property has been exquisitely restored by the current owners who have created five wonderful Bed and Breakfast suites and a highly successful wedding and events business. The owners live in the château, but there is a two-storey barn which could be converted into private accommodation for the new owners to live in - or it could be transformed into a holiday cottage or a studio for hosting art and writing workshops, wellness and yoga retreats, cookery and Jurançon wine-tasting courses.
Built in 1630, this enchanting château has been beautifully renovated and restored using authentic materials and ensuring that the interior is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standard. Many luxurious modern features have been incorporated into the restoration, such as a heated indoor swimming pool, a huge function room with a professional kitchen, individual heat pumps in every room a

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Réf : 110724CEL64

Detailed description

As you approach the château along a private drive, the views of the Béarnaise countryside and the Pyrénées are stunning. The château and its outbuildings are set around a gravel courtyard which has room for up to 30 cars to park (ideal for weddings and functions). At the centre of the buildings, there is an impressive four-storey tower with glazed windows on the top floor for breathtaking panoramic views!

The main buildings of the château comprise a South Wing and a West Wing:

A light and airy entrance hall in the South Wing leads into a superb dining room where breakfast is served to guests. There is also a lovely salon with a fireplace and woodburning stove, a games room and a guest cloakroom with a WC. Adjacent to the dining room is a private kitchen where the owners prepare the breakfasts, along with a scullery and a wine cellar.

On the first and second floors there are four elegant guest suites, each one with a salon and an en suite shower room. Each suite has its own theme and the décor has been meticulously designed for maximum luxury. The third floor of the South Wing is unconverted attic space with outside access to the top of the four-storey glazed tower.

Due to the high demand for weddings and events at the château, the owners have recently created a vast function room with a minstrels’ gallery on the ground floor of the West Wing, along with a newly equipped professional kitchen and preparation kitchen for caterers. Also on this floor is a brand new heated indoor swimming pool (15m x 3.3m), a laundry room and a guest cloakroom with two WCs, one of which has wheelchair access.

On the upper ground floor, there is a bedroom suite with a salon and an en suite bathroom – and on the first floor, there are two further bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. Also on this floor is a children’s games room with a mezzanine sleeping area, which is available for children to use during weddings and functions.

The 3.7-hectare estate surrounds the château in all directions and the mix of meadowland and mature woodland is ideal for keeping horses, if desired. The grounds have huge potential for more landscaping and would be ideal for themed gardens, a mini-golf course, a croquet lawn... You could also create a romantic outdoor wedding area with gazebos, pergolas and arches, all against a stunning mountain backdrop!

Nestling on a south-facing hillside, the château is in an absolutely perfect location for anyone who loves both the mountains and the sea. Several ski resorts are about 70 minutes away to the south - and Atlantic beach resorts are just over an hour away to the west. There are also numerous swimming lakes in the surrounding area, along with exciting watersports on the Gaves (rivers).


Lower ground floor:
- a cellar

Ground floor:
- an entrance hall
- a cloakroom with a WC
- a large breakfast room/dining room
- a salon with a woodburning stove
- a games room
- a kitchen
- a scullery
- a laundry room
- a wine cellar

First floor:
- two guest suites, each with a bedroom, a salon area and an en suite shower room

Second floor:
- two guest suites, each with a bedroom, a salon area and an en suite shower room

Third floor:
- attic space to convert
- exterior access to the tower


Ground floor:
- an indoor swimming pool
- a vast function room for weddings and events with a minstrels’ gallery
- a cloakroom with two WCs (one with wheelchair access)
- a professional kitchen
- a separate entrance and preparation area for caterers
- a laundry room

Upper ground floor:
- a guest suite with a bedroom, a salon area and an en suite bathroom
- a utility room/boiler room

First floor:
- a children’s games room with a mezzanine sleeping area available to use during weddings and functions
- two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom


- a gravel courtyard with space for 30 cars
- a two-storey barn (2 x 80m²) to renovate
- a small outbuilding to renovate
- a gazebo above a well (water depth of 2.5 metres)


The château has a heated indoor swimming pool (15m x 3.3m) in the West Wing of the property. The pool has a chemical-free filtering system and is heated using a heat pump.

  • 2 047 500 € (HAI)
  • agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Electricity on site
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Private parking
  • Well
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Mountain view
  • Double glazing
  • High speed internet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business potential
  • Water on site
Property Type
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Isolated
  • DPE - 157
  • GES - 5