Driving along a tree lined avenue; through beautiful wrought iron gates, the moment you pull up at this exquisite Maison de Maitre, you can sense that you are going to be in for something special. Immaculately presented and with the peace of mind only a top notch renovation can provide, this property offers something for everyone – a spacious family home, park land of almost 5HA with stables and prairie for horses, an independent guest house containing two apartments, a heated swimming pool, proximity to a delightful market town and yet complete and utter tranquillity.
Greeted by a large, welcoming entrance hall, the layout of the house flows comfortably to a light and airy drawing room on one side, and a formal dining room on the other with its 19th century checkerboard parquet flooring intact. From here, a spacious corridor paved in authentic hand cut terracotta tiles, takes you to a second living room, a spacious family kitchen, WC, generous boot room and a technical room with access to the efficient aero thermique pump system that heats the house. Both living rooms also benefit from fully functioning fireplaces.
The original carved wooden staircase gently turns it way up to the first floor on which one finds 5 bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study. The remaining 4 bedrooms each have access to an independent dressing room and ensuite facilities. A large landing and separate WC complete this floor.
The second floor provides a vast 50 m2 living space that could function as a superb 6th bedroom, ideal for teenagers seeking some independence, or as a fantastic playroom for those with younger children.
A number of eco features, such as double glazing throughout, excellent insulation and an aero thermic pump heating system make this an economic house to run. The property has been fully rewired and had a new roof and septic tank fitted in 2010.
For those wishing to create a gite project or looking for an inter generational purchase, a separate house presents the ideal opportunity, providing a ground floor apartment of approximately 60 m2 and a first floor apartment of 100m² each with independent access. Both apartments have had essentials such as wiring and plumbing points fitted but completion of the apartments needs to be taken into consideration.
A workshop, pump room, garage, stable block and second atelier complete the outbuildings.
The grounds comprise 1 HA of mature wooded parkland, a prairie for horses, a vegetable garden and plenty of private parking, totalling 46952 m2.
Finally, a truly unique bathing space is provided by an in ground heated pool set within the stone walls of a former barn and surrounded by ample terracing to accommodate as many friends as you see fit.
This is a real gem of a property, entirely turnkey and offering you the chance to find a haven of peace in a region that is well connected, vibrant and known for its easy lifestyle.
Just 35 minutes to the 5* thermal spa resort at Eugenie-les-Bains, 15 minutes to historic Saint Sever, just over one hour to the world class surf spot of Hossegor and under two hours to the ski resorts of Cauterets and Gourette. 30 minutes from the high speed TGV to Paris accessible at Orthez, 45 minutes to Pau airport, less than 2 hours to Spain.