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(64) Pyrenees Atlantiques

For sale: Magnificent 14/16th C. Château


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 13.89 ha

Reference: E5-579
£ 1,841,917
$ 2,376,309

This stunning Castle for sale offers the ultimate in French Chateau living. Beautifully renovated it offers an impressive but comfortable home with every modern facility set in a prestige residence, adorned with “turrets and towers” and steeped in history.

An attractive entrance with a wrought iron gateway framed by lovely carved stone pillars with lanterns gives access to a gravelled driveway leading to this gorgeous listed Château dating from the XIV and XVI Centuries. A magnificent Cedar with a wooden seat and a pretty well by its side shades the entrance and overlooks the vines covering the hillside below the buttress wall. The Château sits in just under 14 hectares  of land consisting of park, woodland, meadow and including  0.50 hectares of vines. The property also has 0.20 hectares of rights of plantation in its portfolio which means that there is the potential to increase the vineyard to .0.70 hectares.

An imposing stone staircase leads to the main entrance door. To the right, on the ground floor is the main Salon with exposed stone walls and an attractive stone fireplace surmounted with brick and a flagstone floor, and beyond it is a beautiful dining hall, also with flagstone floor , exposed stone walls and a stone fireplace surmounted with wood and brick and with access to the terrace overlooking the pool. There is also a Cloakroom, Kitchen and Utility room. The terrace extends to the rear of the property where there is a barbecue area and also round to the front, affording many opportunities to enjoy the fabulous views of the Pyrenees and soak up the sun & for al fresco dining. An impressive spiral staircase gives access to upper floors.  

On the first floor are two beautiful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

On the second floor is the master suite. The bedroom with parquet floor and an attractive stone fireplace has its W.C. concealed in the corner tower. Adjoining is a further large room currently used as a study with a balcony overlooking the rear of the property (where you can hear cow bells jingling) and beyond, an attractive en suite full bathroom with shower , bath and basin and marble floor.

On the third floor are two more bedrooms with wooden floors and exposed roof timbers in the shape of a hull, and a shared bathroom.  

To the left inside the main entrance door in the 'Tour St Michel' is the games room with a full size snooker table and a Tavern/bar which opens onto the south facing terrace. and above is an ensuite bedroom. Both Tavern and Games room are air conditioned.

The Study is equipped with broadband, computer and printer. Central heating is oil fired.

The Guest cottage has three more modest bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a seminar room in the outbuildings which are the former stables and winery.

The saltwater heated pool is 10m x 5m with Grecian steps and an aerothermic pump. There is an automated security cover for safety as well as a laser alarm and a Barbecue area. The pool offers complete privacy. Set in its own grounds of 13.8 hectares of which 0.50 hectares is planted with vines. The Chateau is surrounded by mature trees, vines, woodland and well kept gardens.

The local village where you will find shops, bars, restaurants and the all important French morning market is only a 5 minute drive. 40 kms away is the beautiful city of Pau with its airport, castle and wonderful mountain views.

The Château is offered as a luxurious private residence but offers considerable opportunities for a variety of other activities. Further jpg images available upon request. Additional jpg images available upon request.