Reception Rooms: 2
Land: 0.17 ha
Fine authentic 14th Century French former Abbey for sale, with a wealth of original features, oak and marble floors and lime painted walls. Great views of the mountains and bright spacious rooms.With documents dating back to the 14th Century, the property is one of the three old secular abbeys in the Soule and the village occupants still refer to it as the Castle. Lovingly and meticulously restored the property is rich in history with many Lords amongst its owners and the main salon was even the village school from 1987 to 2,000. The property is built on three floors in two wings.
Ground Floor: Main Reception room, 54,92m2 with a mosaic floor commissioned from an artisan of a Museum in Tunis and an impressive frieze surrounding the terracotta tiles at the edge of the mosaic, created by the owners. The doors were designed in a medieval style. A monumental staircase leads to the
First Floor: and to a large bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Second Floor: A gallery with views to the mountains of the Base Soule. On the landing is a grand library as well as a very large study/bedroom, also with ensuite shower room.
Third Floor: A home cinema 38.35m2.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, a small salon, billiard room, office/bedroom.
First Floor: Office, two further bedrooms and a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom in the style of Louis XV and a large dressing room.
Top Floor: Attic with potential for conversion into further accommodation if so desired.
The chateau is close to the ski resorts, the Atlantic beaches and several towns and villages which are much frequented by tourists, as well as Spain with the lovely coastal resort of San Sebastian only 1 hour 50 minutes away.
Airports: Pau. 1 hour Biarritz 1 hour 20 Bordeaux and Toulouse 2 hours 45 minutes.