For lovers of history, this 16th Century Manor House, built on the site of a Gallo-Roman villa, is a fine example of successful collaboration between authenticity and architect driven renovation. Combining core elements of the Landaise French renaissance period with a recent, but appropriate, upgrade, the house offers 291m² of habitable space together with a stunning barn of 300m², making it an ideal property for a large family or business venture.
Entering via the gated driveway, planted with olive trees, palms and established oaks, the first thing to catch the eye are the pretty paneled windows and impressive front door. Capcazalière Manor Houses are unique to the Landes region, and signify a domain that has roots in the very earliest of settlements, dating to the Roman occupation. Cap refers to the “Chief” or “Head” and “Cazaliere” to house, thus meaning the house of the Chief, denoting its importance and the status of the owner.
Upon entering, one is met with a large dining hall and it’s magnificent fireplace, a lounge with cathedral height ceilings of 7m, a second impressive lounge, again with large fireplace, a beautiful and sunny office with the original 16th Century stone carved chimney breast, a well equipped kitchen and breakfast room, laundry room, Master suite, large bathroom, two further bedrooms and a separate WC.
A winding staircase leads to a mezzanine gallery room, a fourth double bedroom and an en suite bathroom. A further 50 m² remain available to renovate, should one wish to do so.
Outside, the heated swimming pool with roman steps and paddling pool allow for bathing from May to October. Accompanied by a separate pool house and Summer Bar, the secured pool area is ideal for BBq’s with friends. An additional 200m² of terraces offer plenty of options for sunbathing and entertaining.
The land of 1 ha, is entirely fenced off, and would present wonderful pasture land for keeping horses. 2 horse boxes and a magnificent 16th C barn of 300m² complete the exterior.
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Only 7 km from Dax, and 40 minutes to the popular coastal resort of Cap Breton.