This large 18C Béarnaise house, with origins dating back to the 13th century beautifully epitomizes the local architecture around the historic town of Oloron Sainte Marie, with its balconied façade, slate tiled roof and its large barns forming a U shape around the private front courtyard. The three large barns offer vast potential for running a business or conversion into gîtes. The property sits on 8,100m² of land (approx 2 acres) with its paddock lying to the rear of the house. Situated in a sleepy village within 5 minutes drive of Oloron Sainte Marie, the property is located just 25 minutes from the beautiful historic city of Pau, 90 minutes from the Atlantic coast around Biarritz and one hour from the ski slopes of the pyrenees. Pau airport 35 minutes; Biarritz airport 90 minutes.
Although there is evidence of a farmhouse on this plot dating back to the 13th century, the main house that stands today is a wonderful example of an 18th century Maison Bourgeoise which was owned by a wealthy family in the village until the 1970’s. The house offers many good size rooms on the ground floor, six bedrooms on the first floor and a converted attic space providing a seventh bedroom, bathroom and storage space.
With a wealth of character features, including decorative wood paneling, large fireplaces and a wonderful wooden balcony running along the west façade, the property could benefit from some updating to meet modern living standards, although the house was completely re-wired in 2000.