French Character Homes is delighted to be marketing this perfect example of an authentically restored 17C French Manoir. The present owner is a Parisian antiques dealer and has passionately restored this property using skilled artisans and traditional materials. Furnishings were carefully selected from his extensive sources; 65 percent of which will be included in the sale. The Manor house sits behind imposing wrought iron gates in almost a hectare of enclosed gardens with an orangery, a swimming pool and sensational mountain views.
This elegant property epitomisez the architecture of a bygone age with its 17C "Bateau" roof covered in traditional handmade picon roof tiles and its period stone framed windows and doors. Taking a step inside the entrance door is to be transported back in time. From original terracotta tile and parquet floors, 13 period fireplaces, each in a different quarry stone, internal wooden shutters inside the feature windows, lime plaster walls and decorative ceiling freizes and frescos, no period detail has been overlooked in this faithful restoration.
The manoir offers no less than four spacious reception rooms, a large kitchen, an office and two entrances on the ground floor, with the first and second floors providing 8 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms. Many of the rooms are directly south facing enjoying wonderful views across to the Pyrenees. Outside, the shady courtyard entrance features the beautiful Orangery with its arched windows, the perfect spot for al fresco summer dining, and the lawned gardens to the rear include a 4 x 12 metre swimming pool.
Situated in the heart of a little Béarnaise village, the 14th century fortified town of Navarrenx, notable for its salmon fishing and for its inclusion to the list of "plus beaux villages de France" is only a 3.8kms drive or cycle. One of the region's best loved restaurants is also accessible in walking distance.
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