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FCH765

FCH765

€ 630 000 (FAI)**

A Classic French Home in the Heart of a Thermal Spa Town

A unique opportunity to purchase a classically restored 18th century Maison de Maître situated in the heart of Salies de Béarn – famous for its salt and the therapeutic properties of its 19th century thermal spa baths, attracting international visitors all year round. Purchased as a “labour of love

 

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FCH765

A unique opportunity to purchase a classically restored 18th century Maison de Maître situated in the heart of Salies de Béarn.  Purchased as a “labour of love” in1996 by the current owners, this stunning Maison de Maître has undergone a 6 year restoration project, using the finest artisans to ensure the authenticity of the restoration and reproduction work.  Set in 4,800m² of mature private gardens including fruit trees and a charming well, the property is approached via electronic wrought iron gates leading to the east facing front entrance. A first floor  west facing terrace (70m²) overlooks the converted wine cellar, covered barbecue and the  “orangery”(53m²)  which, with its enormous south facing windows, would be ideal for conversion to an indoor swimming pool.  The property has retained its period atmosphere, created with the wealth of its original and reproduction features, whilst offering the benefits of modern living; underfloor heating, hard wood reproduction double glazed windows and insulation. During the renovation, a parchment written in 1852, authenticated by the waxed seal of Count Jean Pierre de Lailhacar, was found hidden behind the original staircase and addressed “to whomever deconstructs this staircase”. The parchment is held by the current owners.

The local town of Salies de Béarn has been famous for its salt, since the Middle Ages. This is celebrated with an annual ‘Fête du Sel” every September. The river Saleys runs through the centre of the town separating the old Medieval part from the 19th century Thermal Baths. The hot mineral waters are seven times saltier than the sea and renowned for their therapeutic qualities.   Situated one hour from the ski slopes of the Pyrénées and 40 minutes from the Atlantic Coast, and Biarritz airport. Pau airport can be reached within 1 hour, Toulouse and Bordeaux airports 2 hours.



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Property Details

FCH765

 

ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY
Habitable Space :   250 m² No of Rooms Total :   6
No. Reception Rooms :   2 No. of Bedrooms :   4
Bathrooms :   2 Shower Rooms :   1
W.Cs :   4 Utility Room :   Yes
Heating Method :   Gas Fired (Town)
Hot Water Method :   Town Gas Central
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS
Ground Floor
Entrance Hallway (40 m²)Grand Salon (40 m²)
Kitchen (19 m²)Bedroom 1 (15 m²)
Bedroom 2 (13 m²)En-Suite to Bedroom 2 (4 m²)
Utility Room (15 m²)Cloakroom (3.4 m²)
First Floor
Galleried Landing (30 m²)Bedroom 3 (20 m²)
En-suite to Bedroom 3 (13 m²)Bedroom 4 (24 m²)
En-suite to Bedroom 4 (22.5 m²)
SITUATION
Location :   30 mins from Pau & Biarritz
View :   Gardens
Secteur :   Aquitaine Orientation :   
CONSTRUCTION
Year :   18th Century Type :   Stone
Roof :   Good Condition Condition :   Restored / Habitable
SERVICES
Tele / ADSL :   Yes / 2Mbs Drainage :   Mains
Glazing :   Double Glazed Eco Features :   Underfloor Heating; Double Glazing
GROUNDS
Land Area :   4843 m² Boundary :   Enclosed
Terrace :   Yes Garden Well :   Yes
Garage :   Yes Car Port :   
Swimming Pool :   No
Outbuildings :   Orangery & Wine Cellar
GITE / OUTBUILDING DESCRIPTION
ORANGERY (53.6m2)
Stone building originally used to house citrus plants over the winter. Over-looking the gardens, this building could be used as a games room / for an indoor pool or developed as guest accommodation. Water and electricity in-situ.
WINE CELLAR (15m2)
Small stone building with cli
 

 


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