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(64) Pyrenees Atlantiques

Exceptional Elegant Château near Pau.

€1,890,000

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 3.43 ha

Reference: E5-549
1,890,000
£ 1,621,384
$ 2,026,375

This exceptional elegant French Château for sale just outside Pau is an unusual find in this region. Dating back to the early nineteenth century, with a classical central fronton sympathetically supported by its symmetrical façade.  Framing the main façade is a wing surmounted by a working bell tower to the west and a square tower to the east.  The Château sits at the end of a long and majestic private driveway of centenarian oak trees within its 3.4 hectares (8.2 acres) of immaculately landscaped gardens.  The Estate also includes a large triple car garage; an enclosed courtyard with a substantial and beautifully renovated barn (which has served as a wedding reception venue); a 5x10m swimming pool and a charming pool house with summer kitchen.    

The current owners have restored the ground floor using specialist artisans, installed a new septic system as well as a protective drainage system around the periphery of the building and extensive landscaping to the grounds.  The Chateau now offers a perfect retreat and would be likely to appeal to overseas buyers wanting a property in turnkey condition.

This enormously appealing Château with its elegant proportions and beautifully light rooms is ideally situated just 25 minutes from the beautiful historic city of Pau; one hour from the cosmopolitan coast resort of Biarritz and within one hours drive of the ski slopes of the Pyrenees. This chateau is ideally placed to be either a main residence or a holiday home with summer and winter activities close by.
Pau airport 15 minutes (with 10 daily flights to Paris); Lourdes / Tarbes airport 30 minutes; Biarritz airport one hour and Toulouse & Bordeaux airports under 2 hours drive. This elegant Château is rare on the market in this region.

Ground Floor:  Central Hallway, 15.8m2  spacious kitchen/family room, 56.9m2 with a large open fireplace and pretty painted wooden Chalon units and wooden work surfaces. Sunny conservatory off the kitchen 22m2 Boiler room. Study 22.9m2. Guest cloakroom. Entrance Hallway, 15.8m2 with attractive oak turning staircase with wrought iron banisters and wooden handrail. Dining room, 31.7m2, Central hallway, 21.3m2, Salon, 50m2 and side lobby.

First Floor: Guest Area: Bedroom 1: 11.8m2, Bedroom 2, 15.3m2, Shower room, 5.1m2, Bedroom 3 /T.V. room, 60m2. Bedroom 4, 21.6m2, Bathroom, 16.2m2, Bedroom 5, 20m2, Master suite: Bedroom 6 26.4m2 Master Suite dressing room, 7m2 and En suite bathroom, 13.7m2.

Second Floor: Attic with good head height .

Services: ADSL internet. Two new septic tanks ( 2015). Mains water supply. Mains electricity.

Grounds The Château stands iin enclosed grounds of 3.43 Hectares. There is a well to the front of the house and a water feature beyond the courtyard. Swimming Pool 5 x 10 metres with a safeety cover.

Outbuildings: Three car garage. Small Stable.
Large Barn professionally restored set in private grounds to the left of the Château - an ideal setting for a function room or the possible conversion to additional guest accommodation.
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