Reception Rooms: 4
Land: 10 ha
Charming beautifully renovated Château for sale set in 10 hectares of private grounds, woods, meadows and orchards with an attractive mosaic pool and pool house with summer dining room area. With an overall living space of approximately 1000m2 this property is a haven of peace and tranquillity and provides all the comfort required for a lovely family home.
A gravelled driveway lined with trees leads to the property which is set back giving the perfect opportunity to admire the Castle upon arrival. Dating originally from the 1630’s the Chateau was redesigned in the 18th Century and more recently underwent a top spec renovation by its present owners in sympathy with its history. Bought in the 1900s by a famous artist whose family still own the property, one cannot fail to appreciate the exquisite blend of authenticity, attention to detail, excellent design and facilities.
Despite the size of the Chateau with its remarkable 1000m2 of luxurious space, nevertheless it still gives the impression of a manageable property. It is devised into the main chateau of 630m2, an adjoining former winery of 270m2 which has been converted to provide a professional artist’s studio with floor to ceiling north facing windows on one end and a large south facing mezzanine at the other. There is also a separate 1 bedroom apartment which offers ideal accommodation for a Nanny or other member of staff.
The accomodation in the main Chateau is over three floors, with 5 guest rooms, 3 shower rooms and a laundry room on the top floor, three large suites each with walk in wardrobes and private bathrooms, together with separate private office on the first floor, and on the ground floor a light and spacious entrance hall, a large kitchen with access to the herb garden and sun terrace, a dining room, drawing room, media room, library and reading room, a cloak room and separate guest WC and at basement level a wine cellar. In fact overall there are two bathrooms, 8 shower rooms and 9 W.C.s in total.
The grounds give the impression that one is miles from anything that could disturb the peace and yet the pretty little local town, with cafés, grocers, doctors and all expected facilities, is within easy walking distance. A short drive will take you either to the bustling market town of Salies-de-Béarn famous for it’s beautiful architecture and thermal spa or to Peyrehorade, a picturesque medieval market town on the banks of the Adour river.
The fast line TGV in Dax is approximately 20 minutes drive and will get you to Paris in a little over 3 and a half hours. Motorway access to Bordeaux and Pau can be reached in under 20 minutes. The world famous surfing spots of the Landaise beaches can be accessed within 40 minutes, and the international airports of Biarritz and Pau are both under an hours drive.
This is a real gem, in the heart of an increasingly sought after area for entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries alike, to find a haven of tranquility within manageable travelling distance to major international cities.