This delightful 18C farmhouse has a superb elevated position with uninterrupted views across the rolling hills to the Pyrenees mountain range. Its stone façade, traditional shuttered windows and pretty Béarnaise roof line portray it as a typical French farmhouse and yet its gardens have been landscaped in a typical English cottage style, which sits beautifully with the dramatic backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains.
The present owners have recently modernized the interior with the addition of a new kitchen offering a functional layout as well as a new west facing window. The ground and first floors walls and beams have been entirely repainted; the downstairs cloakroom and the upstairs shower room refitted; a dressing room created off the master bedroom and an energy efficient wood burning stove installed into the original fireplace. The owners have successfully married together the property’s original French features (such as its Béarnaise fireplace, its original staircase, beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls) with a modernized English cottage feel. Today, this property offers turn key solution for someone not wanting to do any renovation works.
The Estate includes the 5 bedroom farmhouse; a two story independent stone barn with covered dining terrace (26m2 footprint); a hen house (12m2); three separate driveways (including a hard-standing for a campervan); 3905m2 of beautifully landscaped gardens including an ornamental pond. This property really is a rare find.
Conveniently situated between the two market towns of Orthez and Salies de Béarn, the area is a popular tourist destination with nearby activities to include golf, white water rafting, kayaking, horse-riding, walking, surfing and skiing. The local town of Salies de Béarn has a therapeutic spa as well as a 9 hole golf course. The historical cities of Pau and Bayonne can be reached in 45 minutes, the beaches of the Atlantic coast around Biarritz in 40 minutes and the ski slopes of the Pyrénées in one hour. Pau airport 45 minutes; Biarritz airport 40 minutes; St. Sébastian airport 90 minutes.
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