€ 2.090,000*Property For Sale, Lembeye, Pyrenées Atlantique, Aquitaine.FCH579

A Historic Chateau with Vineyard & Former Winery

7 Bed Chateau; 3 Bed Guest Annex; Pool; Winery; 13.8 Hectares (0.50HA Vines)


This Historic Chateau, with origins dating back to the fourteenth and sixteenth century, dominates its hillside with views over its private vineyard to the distant Pyrenees Mountains. Historically, the building was a great seigniorial property, belonging to illustrious Gascon families.  In the eighteenth century, Jean-Paul de Montesquiou, Count d'Artagnan, then proprietor, enlarged the site and marked the history by the passage of his nephew, the illustrious musketeer.  In 1814, General Wellington was also known for having stayed at the castle during the invasion of Vic-en-Bigorre. 

Large wrought iron gates mark its entrance and open into a gravelled courtyard with its winery to the right and a large imposing staircase leading to the main entrance (dated 1585), straight ahead.  The ground floor offers a salon (50m2) with a Renaissance style stone fireplace; a dining hall (37m2) with French doors opening onto the terrace (250m2, with views over the surrounding countryside and the swimming pool below) ; a kitchen; a utility room and cloakroom.  The first floor offers two double bedrooms with luxury en-suite bathrooms.  The second floor offers the Master Suite composing of a large bedroom (42m2) with a Renaissance style stone fireplace, a luxury bathroom with steam room and a large office (40m2). The third floor offers a further two bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  From this level, the tower can be accessed. The “Tour Saint Michel” completes the main accommodation with a billiard room, a bar with adjoining wine cellar and an en-suite bedroom on the first floor. 

The Guest Annex offers a further three bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  The Winery (108m2) and cellars (54m2) can be accessed from outside or from within the Guest Annex via the seminar room (58m2).

The chateau is currently offered for sale as a private home with the 13.8HA of which 0.50HA is planted with vines to the front of the chateau.  

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


Habitable Space :   762 m² No of Rooms Total :   18
No. Reception Rooms :   3 No. of Bedrooms :   10
Bathrooms :   6 Shower Rooms :   0
W.Cs :   7 Utility Room :   Yes
Heating Method :   Chateau - Oil Fired central heating : Guest Annex
Hot Water Method :   Oil Fired
Secteur :   Aquitaine Location :   30 mins North of Pau : Between the Atlantic Coast & the Pyrenean Ski Slopes
Orientation :   South View :   Rolling Countryside & Pyrenees Mountains
Year :   14th & 16th Century Type :   Stone
Roof :   Tiled Condition :   Excellent Condition
Tele / ADSL :   Yes Drainage :   Septic Tank
Glazing :    Eco Features :   
Land Area :   138880 m² Boundary :   Partially Enclosed
Terrace :   Yes Garden Well :   Yes
Garage :    Car Port :   Next to Winery
Swimming Pool :   12 x 5m Heated with Aerothermic Pump
Outbuildings :   Winery; Pigeonnier



DPE No.v

Enquire about this property


For further information, please contact:

Joanne Davey
French Character Homes
Tel: +33 (0)5 59 12 28 13 / +33 (0)6 77 70 21 98
Email : sales@frenchcharacterhomes.com