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(64) Pyrenees Atlantiques

12th Century Chateau & five buildings for sale near Orthez.


Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 4
Land: 3 ha

Reference: E5-642
£ 1,013,495
$ 1,307,539

Steeped in history this gorgeous 12th Century Chateau is for sale and has six vast stone ancillary buildings making it ideally suited to some form of commercial activity.
The estate consists of six distinctive buildings:
-12th century Chateau, with its eleven bedrooms and independent three bedroomed apartment;
- three bedroomed Gate House;
-the two bedroomed Walled Garden Cottage;
- ensemble of Farm Buildings in its separate courtyard;
- Orangery and the Former Stables.

The six buildings sit privately within three hectares of parkland and woods, bordering the Gave de Pau, offering fantastic walking, picnic areas, and fishing.

The buildings have survived since the Crusades as evidenced by a stone engraved with the year 1080 and a Knight's Cross , which would probably indicate the passage of Christians on their way to regain the Holy Lands.

Currently a family home, the Chateau offers great potential for a commercial acitvity such as hosting events or weddings or any business requiring considerable accommodation. With a wealth of period features including stone vaulted ceilings and mullion windows, period oak floors and internal window shutters, period marble fireplaces with the classical 'fleur de lys' wrought iron back plates and the original flagstone floor in the hall.

The grounds which extend to 3 hectares are partially enclosed. There are two above ground plunge pools. Garden well.
Gas fired Heating and hot water provided by gas., Single glazing.
Roof slate apparently in good condition.
The Chateau is 25 minutes west of Pau. Pau airport is 30 minutes; Tarbes / Lourdes airport 45 minutes; Biarritz airport 45 minutes; Toulouse airport 2 hours.
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