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(64) Pyrenees Atlantiques

Charming 18th C Maison de Maitre with mountain views.


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 2
Land: 0.36 ha

Reference: E5-788
£ 373,037
$ 481,265

A substantial 18th Century Maison de Maitre in an elevated position with commanding views of the range of the Pyrenees, in an ideal setting at the end of a quiet lane, just above a peaceful rural farming village and within ten minutes drive of the lovely riverside market town of Oloron St Marie. The house has retained a considerable amount of period features and is very authentic. Wide period staircase, original fireplaces, doors and wonderful wide parquet floors in the bedrooms. An attractive stone arch leads into a rear courtyard (with the local farmer’s hay barn). With 380m2 of habitable space the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Kitchen, dining room with period fireplace, Large salon with original fireplace, Library and Guest W.C Adjoining garage 57.98m2 and boiler room.

First Floor:There are 3 staircases. The main staircase from the hall, one from the Salon and service stairs from the kitchen. 7 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Attic: This could be renovated if further accommodation were required.

Amenities; Oil fired C.H. Septic tank. ADSL

Grounds: Set in enclosed grounds of 0.36 hectares with a well.

The property is in an area of natural beauty with many outdoor activities in the foothills of the mountains. Shops, restaurants, cinema etc are only 10 minutes away. 1 hour to Spanish border. 90 minutes to Biarritz. Ski resorts are under an hour at La Pierre Saint Martin, Issarbe or Gourette. The perfect year round holiday home. In recent years this has been a holiday home and the southern facade of the roof has been relaid in natural slate in 2010 and the facade re-rendered in 2011.

Pau airport – 1 hour with its 9 flights to Paris;
Lourdes Tarbes airport with UK connections – 1 hour;
Biarritz airport 1.5hrs;
Bordeaux and Toulouse international airports 2hrs 20 mins.