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FCH791

FCH791

€ 2 750 000 (FAI)**

A Historic Chateau with Original Ramparts & Pyrenean Views. SOLD FURNISHED

The Ensemble includes the Chateau, a Guest Annex, a Gymnasium, an Orangery and a large heated swimming pool all set within 1.95 hectares of exquisitely landscaped grounds. Behind the Ancient Gateway, life at the Chateau is private and peaceful … yet the village grocery is just a short stroll away.

 

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FCH791

For Sale - Sole Agency

Offered For Sale Fully Furnished ...

This Historic Chateau, with origins dating back to the thirteenth century, sits on a protected elevated site on the edge of its village with views of the Pyrenees Mountains.  The entrance to the Chateau is via a huge Ancient Gateway through its original Rampart Walls. Originally serving to protect the chateau, this entrance now screens the property from its village and provides absolute privacy. Conveniently situated close to the riverside market town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, restaurants, medical facilities, and a large Leclerc hyper-market can be reached within a three kilometer drive.

The Ensemble includes the Chateau, a Guest Annex, a Gymnasium, an Orangery and a large heated swimming pool all set within 1.95 hectares of exquisitely landscaped grounds.

The ground floor of the Chateau offers an office, two reception rooms, a large dining room, a professional kitchen, a utility room and access to the original wine cellar.  The first and second floors offer a total of 9 bedrooms (8 of which are en-suite), a home cinema and a billiard room. Furthermore, the third floor offers an immense space for development, if required.
The Guest Annex, a converted ancient stable block, offers a 30-person conference room, three reception rooms, and eight en-suite bedrooms. The private gardens for this building extend over the original Rampart Walls.
The former Barn is situated opposite this Guest Annex and offers a gymnasium, a treatment room and an office.
The former Orangery, offers the possibility of creating yet further accommodation.  It overlooks the 16 x 6m heated swimming pool which is sympathetically landscaped into a lower section of the grounds partially protected by an original stone wall and accessed by double period stone steps.

The entire property was professionally and comprehensively renovated in 2007.  Renovation costs exceeded 4M Euros and included the restoration of the ancient stable block into a Guest Annex of 488m2; complete re-roofing of the Chateau and its dependences; full re-wiring and re-plumbing; high grade installations including water pressure pumps; replacement double glazed hardwood windows and shutters; new high spec kitchens and bathrooms; the installation of a 16 x 6m heated swimming pool and extensive landscaping of the grounds. The ensemble has the added advantage of being connected to mains gas and mains sewage. 

French Character Homes is delighted to be marketing this striking property, which would appeal to someone looking for a substantial family home or a large venue for a commercial / hospitality activity.  The rarity of this property is evident from the moment one arrives at Ancient Gateway and catches a glimpse of the Chateau at the end of its long driveway.  Behind the Ancient Gateway, life at the Chateau is private and peaceful … yet the village grocery is just a short stroll away and the neighbours are on-hand to take good care of the chateau, as they do for its present owners. This property really does offer a 'turn-key' solution for an International buyer !

The historic city of Pau can be reached in 35 minutes and its airport within 50 minutes. International airports: Toulouse & Bordeaux airports 2hrs 30 minutes; Biarritz airport 1 hour; private airfield locally at Oloron Sainte Marie and TGV for Paris at Orthez 50 minutes away.



** The price indicated includes agency commission of 3.50% payable by the Seller
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FCH791

 

ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY
Habitable Space :   1379 m² No of Rooms Total :   23
No. Reception Rooms :   6 No. of Bedrooms :   17
Bathrooms :   8 Shower Rooms :   8
W.Cs :   17 Utility Room :   Yes
Heating Method :   MAINS GAS
Hot Water Method :   Gas Fired
SITUATION
Location :   3 minutes from the Riverside town of Oloron Sainte Marie, Pyrenees Atlantic Region of South West Fra
View :   Pyrenees Mountains
Secteur :   Aquitaine Orientation :   South
CONSTRUCTION
Year :   13th Century Type :   Stone
Roof :   Slate : Relaid 2007 Condition :   Excellent
SERVICES
Tele / ADSL :   Yes Drainage :   MAINS DRAINAGE
Glazing :   Double Glazing Eco Features :   Double Glazed & Insulated
GROUNDS
Land Area :   19475 m² Boundary :   Enclosed
Tax Fonciere :   € 4000.00/yr Garden Well :   Yes
Garage :   No Car Port :   No but carpark for 6 vehicles
Terrace :   Yes several
Swimming Pool :   16 x 6m Heated
Outbuildings :   Former Stable Block, Barn & Orangery - Renovated
GITE / OUTBUILDING DESCRIPTION
Former Stable Block converted into Guest Accommodation (488.14m2)
Ground Floor : Conference Facilities for 30 people with Bar Style Kitchen and reception room
First Floor : Two Reception rooms; Kitchen; 8 En-suite Bedrooms and private Gardens
Former Barn serving as a treatment room & Gymnasium
 

 


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