A Fabulous Barn Conversion in an Idyllic Setting !

Idyllic Countryside & Stunning Views; 4 beds; Heated Pool; Solar Panels; Low Maintenance


This converted barn is an idyllic retreat, situated in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.  Located just 10 minutes from both the popular riverside market town of Nay and the picturesque town of Lestelle Bétharram: this is a perfect location for an active family to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as cycling, fishing, hiking, skiing and water sports. The property is situated close to some of the major tourists sites in the Pyrenees : the Vallée d’Aspe and d’Ossau, le Pic du Midi and Le Cirque de Gavarnie. 

This 19C barn was rescued by its present owners in 2005 and the project started almost immediately with connections to electricity and mains water. The barn was a basic shell from which the design was based.  New openings were created with empathis on maximising the views to the south and west.  The property was re-roofed in natural slate; wired; plumbed; insulated and solar panels and underfloor electric heating were installed.

Today, the barn conversion offers a beautiful contemporary interior with large windows to maximise the stunning views.  Accommodation is provided over two floors.  The ground floor offers  a large fully equipped dining kitchen and an open plan living room with wood burning stove.  Both rooms face south and have easy access to the gardens, dining terrace and pool.  A double bedroom, bathroom, utility and entrance completes the ground floor.  The first floor offers a large landing area which serves as a second living room; three further bedrooms and a shower room, all equipped with air conditioning.

A new building, serving as a triple garage and workshop, was built at right angles to the barn forming a large courtyard, which was subsequently closed with automatic gates. The gardens were landscaped around the south and west facades to maximise the best views and a 10 x 4.5m heated swimming, with child safety cover, was installed.  This property offers the perfect low maintenance home, for an active family to enjoy all the activities on offer in this area of outstanding natural beauty !

Situated 20 mins west of Lourdes and 30 mins south of Pau.  Pau airport 45 minutes; Tarbes / Lourdes airport 20 minutes; Toulouse airport 2 hours.


* Agency fees to be paid by the seller. (Consult our fees)


Habitable Space :   157 m² No of Rooms Total :   6
No. Reception Rooms :   2 No. of Bedrooms :   4
Bathrooms :   1 Shower Rooms :   1
W.Cs :   2 Utility Room :   Yes
Heating Method :   Electric & Wood
Hot Water Method :   Electric
Ground Floor
Entrance (8.23 m²)Kitchen (17.19 m²)
Living Room (42 m²)Corridor (3.86 m²)
Bedroom 1 (13.96 m²)Bathroom (11.19 m²)
First Floor
Landing (26 m²)Bedroom 2 (11 m²)
Bedroom 3 (10 m²)Shower Room (5.4 m²)
Bedroom 4 (12.64 m²)
Secteur :   Aquitaine Location :   10 mins to Nay & Lestelle Bétharram: 30 mins to the Ski Stations & 90 Minutes to the Atlantic Coast
Orientation :   South / West View :   Pyrenees & Countryside
Year :   19th Century Type :   Stone
Roof :   Slate Condition :   Excellent
Tele / ADSL :   Yes Drainage :   Septic Tank
Glazing :   Double Glazed Eco Features :   Mains (SOLAR PANELS generating an income)
Land Area :   2000 m² Boundary :   Enclosed
Terrace :   Yes Garden Well :   No
Garage :   Triple Open Garage (possible to close) Car Port :   
Swimming Pool :   10 x 4.5m / Heated / Automatic Safety Cover
Outbuildings :   Triple Garage & Workshop



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Joanne Davey
French Character Homes
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