Reception Rooms: 4
Land: 2 ha
This historic Chateau, with origins dating back to the 13th century, has striking architectural appeal, exquisite grounds and a protected elevated site bordering a village with views across the Gave d’Oloron to the Pyrenees . Situated just 3km from a town, the chateau was the summer retreat for local Bishops for over 600 years.
Sadly abandoned and consequently suffering several years of gentle decline - it was ‘rescued’ by its current owners some 10 years ago. They have over-seen the extensive professional renovations which have rejuvenated this historic building to today’s irreproachable International standard, including the complete re-roofing of the Chateau and its outbuildings; full re-wiring and re-plumbing; high grade installations including water pressure pumps; replacement double glazed hardwood windows and shutters; new high spec. kitchens and bathrooms; the installation of a 16 x 6 metre heated swimming pool - and extensive landscaping of the grounds. The existing outbuildings have been renovated to create two guest annexes with a total of eight en-suite bedrooms, a conference room with facilities for up to 30 people, a gymnasium with a treatment room and a former Orangerie serving as a large artist 's studio with the potential to create additional accommodation.
The property is connected to mains gas and mains drains.
A magnificent 13th century stone gateway leads to the gravel driveway to the Chateau and its beautifully landscaped grounds. The accommodation comprises:-
Ground floor An office, two salons, a large dining room and a professional kitchen. All rooms are light and well proportioned.
The first and second floors offer a total of 9 bedrooms (8 of which are en-suite), a home cinema and a billiard room.
The third floor offers an immense space for further accommodation, if required.
The Château is 3kms from its attractive neighbouring town, with all amenities. The historic city of Pau is 35 minutes away & its airport within 50 minutes. International airports:Toulouse & Bordeaux airports 2hrs 30 mins ;Biarritz airport 1 hour. Local private airfield at Oloron Sainte Marie & TGV to Paris at Orthez 50 minutes away.
Price on Application.