This former farmhouse and barn form a beautiful authentic ensemble, which would make either a perfect family home, with separate guest accommodation, or a superb lock-up-and-leave. Benefitting from a private, yet not isolated, position with 16,850m2 of private garden and woodland and yet only a short drive from the popular riverside market town of Oloron Ste Marie.
The main house, dating back to 1828, offers a large (57m2) open plan sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor. Period features include the original kitchen sink, a beautiful fireplace and a working bread oven. There are four bedrooms and a mezzanine on the first and second floor. The former barn, dating back to 1746, has been transformed into living accommodation with an open plan ground floor (66.38m2) and a bedroom on the first floor, with a height of more than 7 meters. The barn has retained its original character with its exposed stone walls and large arched doorway. The wood-burning stove comfortably heats the entire building, which also benefits from double glazing. Both dwellings are South / South East facing, with panoramic views of the Pyrenees, in particular towards the 'Pic d'Anie' mountain (2507 meters high). The attractive gardens are easily maintained and there is a natural spring in the wooded area.
Being situated close to the foothills of the Pyrenees, the property is ideally situated for outdoor pursuits such as cycling, skiing, fishing, hiking, kayaking etc. The nearest town, Oloron-Sainte-Marie offers supermarkets, hospitals, cafés, restaurants, schools etc., as well as a traditional weekly market and regular music and sports festivals.
Biarritz, Pau and Lourdes-Tarbes airports can be reached in approximately one hour. Bordeaux and Toulouse are just over a 2hrs drive away.
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