Just over 1 hour 30 minutes from Bordeaux International Airport, lies this handsome Chateau dating to the reign of Napoleon III. With 6 spacious bedrooms, 1000 m2 of stone outbuildings & 12 HA of land, there is tremendous potential to transform the setting into a thriving business venture.
Solid and substantial, the Manor House is filled with a wealth of architectural details redolent of French style during the Second Empire. Approaching the property via a leafy driveway, the striking exterior gives way to a warm and welcoming atmosphere, that draws you in to explore the interior.
Measuring approximately 400 m2, living accommodation is arranged over two floors. On the ground floor a central corridor leads off to 4 reception rooms, each with a striking original fireplace and decorative ceiling plaster work. Two kitchens, a shower room, WC and Utility room complete the ground floor.
Sweeping up the wooden staircase, one finds a large central corridor culminating in the original glass panelled art room. 6 bedrooms, a large library, 2 ensuite bathrooms and a further separate WC are also located on this floor. From here, one can access the immense roof space and former staff bedrooms which offer great potential for additional accommodation.
The roof was replaced in 1997, and a recently appointed Wood Pellet Central heating system (stocking capacity of 8 tonnes) provides warmth and abundant hot water at an economic rate. The Chateau is in good order, but would benefit from some refreshment to the interior.
The grounds are composed of 2 HA of gardens with a number of established trees, a decorative pond and fragrant wisteria bathing the south facing terrace in welcome shade. The remaining 10 HA run to the rear of the property and would be ideal for an Equestrian project, (the famous race course at Pau is 45 minutes from the property). The vast stone outbuildings are composed of a former wine press, a stable block with two horse boxes, a workshop and garage. The buildings form an attractive U shape, and would be ideal transformed into reception venues should one be seeking to create a hospitality project.
Nogaro, famous for it’s Racing Car Circuit and Historical Race Car Festival, is reached within 10 minutes. A Light Aircraft airstrip can also be found at the Nogaro circuit and the Aire sur l’Adour Aviation Club is just 15 minutes drive from the property. The picturesque town of Marciac, mecca for Jazz enthusiasts with its annual international festival, is located 35 minutes away. The riverside town of Aire sur l’Adour, with a lively bi-weekly market and UNESCO heritage church, is a mere 15 minutes drive and has access to the A65 linking it directly to both Pau and Bordeaux. Ski slopes and the Atlantic coast both accessible within 90 minutes. To arrange a viewing, please contact us.