House - Pau (64000) - PYRENEES ATLANTIQUES € 1,535,000

Réf : A19027CEL64


Nestling in a magical hilltop setting in the beautiful Béarnaise countryside, this elegant country estate of 27 hectares has fabulous views of the Pyrénées, two exquisite farmhouses, a luxurious converted barn ideal for holiday rental with eight bedrooms, sauna and gym, three chalets to rent out immediately (580€/month), stables for horses and a delightful swimming pool (14m x 7m) surrounded by a sun terrace.

Whether you are hoping to set up a boutique hotel, holiday complex, a spa and wellness centre, a restaurant or a riding stables... or to host weddings and events, yoga retreats, leisure activity breaks or art, cookery and wine-tasting courses, this property will be absolutely perfect for you!

In addition, both Pau and several ski resorts in the Pyrénées are easily accessible from the property, guaranteeing year-round business from the many tourists who love to visit this area - and especially those who are searching for peace, tranquillity... and stunning views!

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Réf : A19027CEL64

Detailed description

This superb hilltop country estate is located in the foothills of the Pyrénées, halfway between mountain ski resorts and Pau. Built in 1775, the property comprises a huge L-shape farmhouse (370m² in total), a vast renovated barn (580m²) with eight guest bedrooms and a health spa area, three chalets to rent out (currently 580€/month for a long-term let), a swimming pool (14m x 7m), stables and 27 hectares of land (15 hectares of woodland and 12 hectares of meadows).

The L-shape farmhouse has been cleverly adapted to create two smaller farmhouses, with three bedrooms each. Linked by a connecting door, it would be easy to combine both buildings to recreate one large house with six bedrooms. Both farmhouses have been beautifully modernised, yet retain many of their original features, such as open fireplaces, exposed beams and exposed stone walls throughout. Both farmhouses could be rented out as holiday cottages or it would be ideal for an extended family wishing to live together but in two separate houses.

The property's vast barn has been beautifully renovated and has a sunny roof terrace of 85m². Formerly used as a spa treatment centre, there are now eight bedrooms on the first floor of the barn (each with its own shower room), along with a gorgeous open-plan main room with sitting, dining and kitchen areas, a gym and a spa area with two treatment rooms and a sauna. Ideal for Bed and Breakfast or for renting out to large groups for holidays and special occasions, it could also be perfect for accommodating corporate clients for business functions, conferences and even activity days. In addition, the peaceful, idyllic setting makes it the perfect venue for fairytale weddings and other large celebrations, yoga workshops, cultural and sporting courses, a wellness centre...

Set away from the main buildings are three chalets (approx. 33m² per chalet), each with two bedrooms. The chalets are currently rented out long term (580€/month). The chalets could, of course, be used for accommodating holidaymakers for short-term stays, especially during the summer months, the skiing season and for Christmas and New Year breaks.

This superb property is set in an estate of 27 hectares, with 15 hectares of woodland and 12 hectares of meadowland, making the land ideal for horses. The meadowland could also be perfect for market gardening - and the woodlands for treehouse holidays!

This excellent property is located in the beautiful Béarn, between the mountains and the sea. Hugely convenient for people working in and around Pau, the property is perfect for anyone who loves skiing, surfing and watersports. Pyrénées ski resorts are about 30 minutes away to the south - and Atlantic beaches are just over 90 minutes away to the west. There are also several swimming lakes nearby, some with leisure beaches and watersports. The centre of Pau is about 25 minutes away; Lourdes is 40 minutes away.


Ground floor:
- an outdoor dining terrace
- a sitting room (40m²) with a fireplace and views of the pool and gardens
- an open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area (45m²) with access to the dining terrace
- a pantry/wine cellar
- a shower room
- a WC

First floor:
- a large mezzanine area
- two bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom (approx. 45m²)
- a WC

Second floor (approx. 70m²):
- a sitting room
- a large bedroom with an en suite bathroom and WC


Ground floor:
- a covered parking area
- a sitting room (50m²) with a heat-recuperating fireplace and garden views
- a kitchen (15m²)
- a shower room
- a WC

First floor (approx. 65m²):
- a bedroom with an en suite bathroom
- a second bedroom with a dressing room
- a third bedroom
- a family bathroom
- a WC


Ground floor:
- a reception/office area
- a huge open-plan main room with a sitting area, dining area and a kitchen area with bar (approx. 65m²)
- a health spa area with two spa treatment rooms, a sauna and a solarium (approx. 85m²)
- a large gym with a changing area (approx. 100m²)
- a utility room
- a shower room
- two WCs

First floor (approx. 165m²):
- a roof terrace (85m²) with lovely views of the pool, the gardens and the Pyrénées
- eight bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom/shower room and a WC


The property has three chalets, which are currently rented out to long-term tenants for 580€ per month per chalet. Each chalet has an open-plan main room with kitchenette, two small bedrooms and a shower room with WC. The chalets could also be ideal for accommodating B&B clients, wedding guests, holidaymakers during the summer months, skiing season, for Christmas and New Year...


The gardens and grounds around the main buildings are beautifully landscaped. The swimming pool, which is surrounded by a paved terrace and a security fence, is 14m x 7m and is 2.7m deep. Beyond the property, the land comprises 15 hectares of woodland and 12 hectares of meadowland. Ideal for equestrians, the property also has a stable block with one horse stall.


This magnificent country estate is currently a luxurious family home for two families. The renovated barn has huge business potential, as have the three chalets, which are ideal for renting out to families. There is much demand for high-quality holiday accommodation in the Béarn, so the whole property, with its extensive grounds and swimming pool, could be transformed into a chic boutique hotel or Bed and Breakfast business – or you may prefer to re-establish the health spa to create a fabulous wellness centre, which would definitely attract regular clients from Pau and from the surrounding area, as well as attracting people wanting to book luxurious weekend breaks and, of course, resident holiday guests.

You might also like to host exclusive weddings or corporate events, especially with the possibility of being able to offer overnight accommodation and even spa treatments. Upmarket leisure activity holidays are also more and more popular with holidaymakers, especially yoga retreats, painting and photography workshops, cookery and Jurançon wine-tasting courses… Alternatively, the building could be transformed into a beautiful tearoom, a country pub or a restaurant, with diners delighted to stay overnight or for a luxurious weekend break!

Should you wish to generate an immediate income, you could continue renting out the three chalets to long-term clients for 580€ per month per chalet - or you could use them for accommodating B&B clients, wedding guests, course attendees or holidaymakers, especially during the summer months, skiing season and for Christmas and New Year...


Telephone & ADSL
Heating: wood-burning boiler (Farmhouse 1) + wood pellet boiler (Farmhouse 2) + wood-burning stove (barn)
Mains water
Septic tank


This gorgeous property is set in rural surroundings to the south of Pau (25 minutes) and not far from the riverside town of Nay. Both Pau and Nay have a great choice of amenities, shops, bars and restaurants - and delicious fresh produce can be bought locally at regular farmers’ markets in the surrounding towns and villages.

Pau and Nay also have excellent schools, with collège-lycées offering a range of study options (some in English), as well as the chance to specialise in theatre, dance, sports… and even horse riding! There is also an International School in Pau (35 minutes away), which follows the English national curriculum and awards UK qualifications.

The Vallée d'Ossau and Vallée d’Ouzom are easily accessible from the property. They extend all the way up to the Spanish border in the Pyrénées, where you can ski at Val d’Azun and Gourette. You can also catch a small open train at Artouste to travel high up into the mountains...

Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz
Train/TGV: Coarraze-Nay, Pau
Coach: Pau
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander

Ski: Gourette, Val-d’Azun, Artouste, Eaux-Bonnes, 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, Chemin-de-St-Jacques-de-Compostelle...
Information about risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website :

Diagnostic de Performance Energétique

  • 1 535 000 € (HAI)
  • agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
  • Pool
  • Private parking
  • ADSL
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Mountain view
  • Fiber optic
  • Linky
  • Sold Furniture
Property Type
  • Holiday Home
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • House
  • Country House
  • Family Home
  • Manoir
  • Gite
  • Ski
  • Isolated
  • 50km or less to airport

Diagnostic de Performance Energétique