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(64) Pyrenees Atlantiques

Magnificent 20th C. Chateau for sale. River frontage.


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 3
Land: 0.82 ha

Reference: E5-731
£ 674,195
$ 869,797

Magnificent Chateau for sale in lovely landscaped grounds with direct river frontage. Rebuilt in 1947 by a Flemish architect, the existing property replaced a former Chateau which was razed to the ground after the German occupation in World War II. Set in just under a hectare of private parklands with mature redwood, oak, chestnut, judas and magnolia trees, the stunning architecture of this striking property bellies the comfortable and beautifully proportioned interior of a much loved family home which has been beautifully maintained.

Local legend cites the origins of the previous grand property as dating from the 13th century, and is said to have housed the family of one of the 17th century Musketeers.

Situated just a short distance from the Medieval town of Sauveterre de Bearn, in a village with a popular local restaurant, the Château is approached through private entrance gates, leading through to the mature grounds.

The accommodation comprises:
Ground floor: Spacious entrance hall leading to a formal dining room, 30m2, a Salon with stone fireplace 44m2, a second living room, W.C. and a large bespoke fitted kitchen.

First floor: A beautiful wooden staircase with decorative wrought iron balustrades leads to five double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Second floor: Accessed via a light and spacious circular landing, the second floor has been converted into private living quarters for the family’s teenagers, with a TV room, large bathroom and three lovely bedrooms.

Beautiful arched, glazed doors open out from the formal dining room and the main Salon to the pool terrace, which extends to a fully fitted summer kitchen, a laundry and a shower room, created in the adjoining barn, originally the path used by the horse drawn calèche.

Amenities; Mains drains, gas fired C.H., electrically heated hot water. ADSL. Simple glazing.

Outbuildings: Large garage for storage (26m2), Small barn (27m2), and a water tower Pigeonnier.

Grounds: Swimming Pool 6 x 12 metres with salt water treatment. The house is set in grounds of 8,240m2 or 0.82 of a hectare, partially enclosed. There is a well with a pump used for watering.