Réf : A11722
SUMPTUOUS HILLTOP VILLA NEAR PAU + INDOOR SWIMMING POOL + 2.3 ACRES OF LAND + FABULOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS...
This luxurious architect-designed villa is situated in the hills above the Vallée d’Ouzom in a very prestigious location close to Nay. Facing south to the mountains, the fabulous multi-level property is bathed in sunlight all day long - and its gorgeous indoor swimming pool room has an elegant glazed roof, which means you can swim all year round, whatever the weather! The villa is in immaculate condition and is ready for you to move in to today - and the beautifully maintained grounds of 2.3 acres are perfect for horses. As well as being an ideal family home, the property's proximity to ski resorts in the Pyrénées and beach resorts on the Atlantic coast makes it the perfect holiday home - and the independent guest apartment has its own entrance and could accommodate B&B guests, if desired. If your dream is to find a property with amazing panoramic mountain views and guaranteed peace and tranquillity, this stunning villa is definitely for you!
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Réf : A11722
Built in 1984, this magnificent hilltop villa of 220m² is set in peaceful, verdant surroundings, yet is within easy distance of the shops, schools and amenities in Nay and Pau. There is also a grocery shop in the local village (2km). The property comprises four levels: a basement level, a garden level, a terrace level and a first floor. A guest apartment situated between the garden level and the terrace level could be ideal for accommodating B&B guests.
Using a combination of huge picture windows and steeply sloping roofs, the property has been conceived to feel warm and cosy during the winter months and cool and fresh during the hot summer months. In addition, the villa has reversible air-conditioning throughout. Other luxurious features include a magnificent indoor swimming pool area of about 60m² with a glazed roof, a fire insert in the sitting room which is visible from all sides and a barbecue built into the chimney stack which is adjacent to the sitting room terrace!
A long private drive winds up the hillside as far as the garden level of the villa and then continues to the park above. This level of the villa comprises a garage for up to three cars, a workshop (currently used as a gym), a utility room, a shower room and a WC.
Below this level is a huge wine and beer cellar where there is a lovely bar fitted with beer pumps for serving British beer in the traditional way!
An internal staircase leads from the basement via the garage to reach the terrace level of the villa. There are also steps from outside the garage which lead straight up to the front door. Halfway up these steps is the entrance to an independent guest apartment with a large bedroom and adjacent shower room. The private entrance to this apartment means that it would be ideal for accommodating B&B guests, although it could also be used by friends and family when they come to stay or by a teenager who wants their own private bedroom suite. It would also be suitable to use as an office or a consulting room for somebody who works from home.
Continuing up the steps to the terrace level, the front door of the villa opens into a spacious, sunny sitting room with a lovely fitted kitchen area and fabulous mountain views. The sitting room has a fire insert which is glazed on all four sides and visible from both the sitting room and the dining room - and picture windows open out to a terrace with a lovely barbecue built into the chimney stack.
The fitted kitchen area has marble worktops, top-of-the-range domestic appliances and an adjacent walk-in pantry with additional storage.
From the sitting room, steps lead up to the dining room, which has a double-height ceiling and is overlooked by a mezzanine on the first floor, making the room feel light and airy. Doors at the far end of the dining room open into an amazing conservatory with a heated swimming pool and panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. The room has a changing area, a glazed roof, wooden decked terraces and vast picture windows which open out to paved terraces where you can sunbathe and dine alfresco!
The terrace level of the villa also has a master-bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom, a dressing room, a cosy private sitting room and doors into the swimming pool room. This suite would also be ideal for accommodating guests - and the private sitting room could be used as an office, a study, a nursery, a music room...
The first floor of the villa has a second master bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite bathroom (which has a second door to the corridor) and an L-shape terrace with fantastic views of the Pyrénées. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one of which has an internal balcony which overlooks the dining room.
The villa is set in grounds of 2.3 acres which are planted with mature specimen trees and shrubs. There is ample room for keeping horses - and the flat land behind the villa would be ideal for an outdoor pool, summer kitchen, play area, boules piste...
The villa is in the Vallée d’Ouzom in the beautiful Béarn, between the mountains and the sea. Hugely convenient for people working in and around Pau, this excellent property is perfect for anyone who loves skiing, surfing and watersports. Pyrénées ski resorts are 45 minutes to the south and Atlantic beaches are 90 minutes to the west. There are also swimming lakes nearby, some with leisure beaches. The centre of Pau is about 25 minutes away, Lourdes is 35 minutes, Toulouse and Bordeaux are just over two hours away.
- huge wine and beer cellar
- bar with English-style beer pumps!
- access to the garden-level garage and terrace level rooms
Garden level (160m²):
- air-conditioned triple garage
- gym & VR room/workshop
- utility room
- shower room
- access to an independent guest apartment (19m²) with en suite shower room - ideal for accommodating friends, family, a teenager’s bedroom suite, an office for working from home...
- terraces with breathtaking views of the mountains + a barbecue terrace with a barbecue built into the adjacent chimney!
- amazing indoor heated swimming pool area of about 60m² with a changing area, glazed roof, picture windows, decked terraces and direct access to exterior terraces
- huge sitting room with a open-plan kitchen area, an enclosed fireplace/insert and access to the barbecue terrace (32m²)
- dining room with double-height ceiling and access to the pool area (22m²)
- walk-in pantry and additional storage (4m²)
- master bedroom suite/guest bedroom suite with a dressing room, an en suite bathroom & WC, a cosy sitting room and access to the pool area (38m²)
- second master bedroom suite (35m²) with a walk-in wardrobe, a large en suite bathroom (bath, shower & WC), access to an L-shape balcony and superb views of the mountains
- mezzanine second bedroom overlooking the dining room (10m²)
- third bedroom (15m²)
NB: please note that some of the rooms have sloping ceilings
The villa is set in landscaped grounds of 9,043m², some of which is sloping. Behind the villa, there is plenty of space to install an outdoor swimming pool, if desired, along with a summer kitchen, barbecue area, children’s play area... With nearly one hectare of land, it would be possible to have a horse or donkeys, helping you to keep the grass mown!
The villa has terraces predominantly facing south-east and south-west, making them ideal for dining outside all year long. The terraces are accessible from the sitting room and the indoor pool area. The terrace next to the sitting room has a super built-in barbecue in the adjacent chimney stack! The master bedroom on the first floor has access to an L-shape terrace. From the terraces, the panoramic views of the Pyrénées and surrounding countryside are simply stunning!
Also in the grounds are wooden loggias, a tractor store and a toolshed.
This immaculate villa can be moved into straight away to use as a family home or a holiday home. For families with children, there is a great choice of schools in Nay and Pau - and many of the secondary schools in the area offer options where you can specialise in theatre, various sports and horse-riding. The International School of Béarn in Pau teaches the English Curriculum and is just 25 minutes away from the villa. NB: TotalEnergies is also 25 minutes away.
For anyone who works from home, the independent guest apartment with its own entrance would be absolutely ideal to use as an office or as a consulting room.
If you are looking for an investment property, the villa could be rented out either on a long-term basis or to holidaymakers for short-term stays during the summer months, the skiing season and at Christmas and New Year.
If you would like to offer Bed and Breakfast, it would be possible to use the ground-floor bedroom suite in the main house and/or the independent guest apartment. With luxury city breaks growing in popularity, more and more tourists are visiting Pau all year round, all hoping to find top-quality accommodation in peaceful surroundings... and with stunning mountain views!
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
Telephone + ADSL (fibre promised soon)
Additional heating: woodburning fireplace
Double glazing throughout
THE LOCAL AREA
This gorgeous villa is located in the Vallée d’Ouzom, which extends through the Pyrénées as far as the Spanish border, as well as to ski resorts at Val d’Azun, Eaux-Bonnes, Gourette and Artouste. At Artouste, you can travel by ski lift up to the highest train in Europe for a thrilling mountainside journey in an open-sided train! You can join the GR10 at Gourette - and the Chemin-de-St-Jacques-de-Compostelle passes through nearby Asson en route for Oloron-Ste-Marie.
The local village has a small supermarket, which is about 2km away from the villa; the larger towns of Nay and Asson have a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants and bars, as well as weekly farmers’ markets. For a much bigger choice of shops and amenities, the city of Pau is about 25 minutes away.
The closest train station is ten minutes away by car or by bus from the local village. In addition, there are buses from the local village and Nay to Pau, Lourdes, Asson and Gourette in the Pyrénées. Both Pau and Nay have excellent schools for children of all ages - and there is also an International School in Pau, which teaches the English Curriculum.
Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz
Train: Coarraze, Pau
Long-distance buses: Pau
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander
Ski: Eaux-Bonnes, Gourette, Val-d’Azun, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Issarbe, Iraty, Candanchú (Spain)
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
Attractions: Aqua Béarn, Le Petit Train d’Artouste, Grottes de Bétharram, Parc'Ours, Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte...
- 899 000 € (HAI) agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
- Private parking
- Character property
- Mountain view
- Double glazing
- Guest house / gite
- High speed internet
- Suitable for horses
- Swimming Pool
- Family Home
- 0-2KM to amenities
- Hamlet property
- 50km or less to airport
- DPE - 160
- GES - 5