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€ 1 306 250 (FAI)**

Beautiful XVII Chateau with 14 acres, Fibre Optic Internet, 30 mins South of Pau

This authentic 17C Chateau lies in the heart of the village yet has extensive grounds of over 14 acres bordered by a small river and commands fine views of the nearby Pyrenean Mountains. Ideally situated just 30 minutes south of Pau and close to a sizeable market town with all amenities.


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The Chateau actually dates back to the time of Francois 1st. His supposed escape from his enemies by a secret tunnel in the grounds is mentioned in history books, although most of the architectural features we see now actually date from the 17th century.  The living area on 3 levels extends to over 700m2 and has been lovingly restored with hand crafted double glazed windows  and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, having kept and re-laid the original terracotta tiles on the ground floor. providing accommodation of  6 bedrooms in the main house and a further bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in the guest wing by the swimming pool.

On entering into the main hall the beautiful wide staircase leads to the upper floors.The polished walnut double doors on the left lead through into the drawing room with stone fireplace and four large windows overlooking the gardens to the south. The double doors on the right lead into a large games room and an intriguing interior fountain with swans head taps, stone fireplace and 2 large windows to the south. Double doors then lead through to the vast kitchen area and the Swiss wood burning stove.Behind there are various pantries and storage rooms with a scullery next to the kitchen leading to the back entrance way. The monk’s refectory one of the oldest parts of the house lies to the rear and provides a cosy sitting room with its warm stone fireplace.

The generous sized bedrooms are spread over the two upper levels each with access to a bathroom.

Access to the Guest Wing is gained by either a connection door from the  first floor or by a separate exterior entrance. Situated next to the lovely swimming pool with a living area of 75m2 and its covered terrace.   

The house has many original features such as the monks refectory with its unique food warming system, the beautiful stone fireplaces and a unique bathroom converted from the ancient treasury room complete with its heavy metal door designed to withstand a battering ram.

The beautiful ornamental gardens lead down to the stream bordering the property and contain many fine species of trees and shrubs The adjoining land lies to the side and above the property.

Close to the market town of Oloron Sainte Marie just 3kms away with all amenities and railway communications to Pau and the Aspe Valley. This historic town is traversed by 2 rivers and has many sporting activities as well as numerous festivals including a renowned Jazz festival in the summer pre Marciac, This property is in an ideal location for all the nearby mountain activities with a choice of ski stations a 45 minute drive away. The beaches of Biarritz and the Atlantic Coast are within 1hr30 and the three airports of Pau, Lourdes/Tarbes and Biarritz are all within 1hr30.

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** The price indicated includes agency commission of 4.50% payable by the Seller
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Property Details



Habitable Space :   900 m² No of Rooms Total :   13
No. Reception Rooms :   6 No. of Bedrooms :   7
Bathrooms :   2 Shower Rooms :   5
W.Cs :   7 Utility Room :   3
Heating Method :   Mains gas
Hot Water Method :   Electric
Location :   Close to Oloron Sainte Marie
View :   Grounds, Village and Mountains
Secteur :   Aquitaine Orientation :   South
Year :   1620 Type :   Stone
Roof :   Slate      
Tele / ADSL :   Fibre Optique Drainage :   Mains drainage
Glazing :   Double Glazed Eco Features :   Double glazed
Land Area :   58382 m² Boundary :   Fenced
Tax Fonciere :   € 3435.00/yr Garden Well :   Yes
Garage :    Car Port :   4 cars
Terrace :   14m2
Swimming Pool :   12m x 5m
Outbuildings :   Hangar, Car Port


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