Reception Rooms: 3
Land: 0.8 ha
Utterly delightful Maison de Maitre set in mature grounds of 0.80 hectares including a paddock or potential building plot of 0.28 hectare, near the centre of a small market town within easy walking distance of all shops and services. Built in the early 1900s by the Mayor, the present owners have refurbished the property to an impeccable international standard whilst retaining many original features including period decorative floor tiles, ornate fire surrounds, exposed wooden floor boards and a beautiful spiral staircase.
Entrance hall, 38.85m2 with period floor tiles and elegant staircase. To the left is the Salon, 23.66m2, with its original oak parquet floor and wood panelling, ornate plasterwork and a period marble fireplace. Double aspect high windows face South and West. To the right of the entrance hall is a secondary salon, 23.45m2, with decorative floor tiles, wood panelling, a period fireplace and double aspect high windows facing South and East. A corridor running through the house from East to West provides access to the grounds at either end. A guest cloakroom is near the staircase. To the North East is the Dining room, 25.4m2, with attractive terracotta and cream tiled floor and a substantial open fireplace. A newly fitted modern kitchen, 21.64m2, with centre island and ample space for family dining is within easy reach of the utility room.
Master bedroom, 18.77m2, with a recently fitted dressing room, 3.28m2 and an en suite shower room, 7.41m2. Bedroom 2, 23.31m2 Bedroom 3, 24.41m2 sharing a bathroom with roll top bath and a large shower, 11.73m2 . Guest bedroom 16.8m2 with en suite shower room, 3.58m2. Linen cupboard.
Attic to develop into further living space if so desired. 165m2.
Partially enclosed, the grounds include a lawned area running to the heated salt water swimming pool, 12 x 5 metres with a covered dining terrace/pool house for the pool equipment with W.C.. There is a well and several terraces and the garden has a number of lovely mature trees providing shade.
A period barn of just over 200m2 is sited by the paddock which could provide grazing for a small pony.
The international airports at Pau and Biarritz are within an hour’s drive of the property. Bordeaux international airport is two hours drive. The TGV to Paris leaves from Dax which is 30 minutes away. The journey takes 3.5 hours. The nearest motorway access at Orthez is 20 minutes away. The mountains of the Pyrenees offering skiing, hiking, climbing and riding amongst other pursuits are just 1 hour 30 minutes away. The property is halfway between the two thermal spa towns of Dax and Salies de Béarn – both within 30 minutes drive. Dax has a large range of shops including Gallerie Lafayette, restaurants and lively bars. Salies de Béarn is a picturesque Medieval town with small timber framed buildings.
Charming property. Viewing is highly recommended.
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