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€ 650 000 (FAI)**

Immaculately Presented and Light Filled Maison de Maître. A Turn-Key Solution!

This impeccably presented country rectory has been comprehensively and tastefully renovated to unite period features with sophisticated and contemporary living. Set in the heart of the rolling landscape of the Chalosse, just 1hr from the Coast and 35 minutes to High Speed train to Paris.


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Sitting on mature grounds of 8689 m² to include a traditional Knott garden, an orchard, a private wood and a stunning sunlit terrace, this magnificent property is conveniently situated equidistant to a number of pretty market towns such as Montfort-en-Chalosse and Saint Sever, with all necessary amenities.
The house was built in the 1600's, and was given a complete renovation by the current owners starting in 2007.  With the help of an architecht and skilled local tradesmen, they have refurbished the house to an irreproachable international standard whilst at the same time retaining all the old world charm that such a home can provide. No expense was spared to create a truly comfortable and gracious environment, using high end materials, fixtures and fittings.  
The accommodation is notably light and spread over two floors.  With underfloor heating and natural limestone flooring throughout the ground floor, a generous entrance hall directs you, enfilade, to a home office, dining room and sitting room. With just the right mix of traditional and contemporary finishings, the feel is bright, restrained yet gracious.  An exceptional family kitchen is ideal for anyone that loves to cook, the space being practical and full of inspiration. Slick dark cabinetry pairs elegantly with pale limewashed walls and great care has been taken to respond to and retain the surrounding period features. The ground floor also offers a double-width master bedroom, with en suite bathroom, two independent WCs and a good sized utility room. All five fireplaces on the ground floor are in working order.
On the top floor a large open plan living room with a private kitchenette reveals the Solarium, allowing you to make the most of sunny days all year round. A further three bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, a separate bathroom and an additional WC complete the living space.
Stepping out from the kitchen one is lead to a roomy summer kitchen which is found level with the garden and is ideal for prepping fresh summer meals to enjoy on the natural stone terrace beyond. This space could easily be converted into an independent studio space as there is already a WC, kitchenette and water tank in situ. The ground level also offers a large storage space and garage. Finally a state of the art, "intelligent" greenhouse is the perfect accompaniment to the organic potager.
The Maison de Maitre sits perched on a hill amidst the rolling countryside of the Chalosse, with views towards the mountains and the gentle ebb and slope of the valley below. In total, it offers a generous 310m2 of living space, and just under a hectare of land, to include a formal structural garden, potager, natural stone terrace and private woodland.
French Character Homes is delighted to be marketing this enormously appealing and desirable property which is situated within an hours drive of Pau and one hour 15 of Biarritz international airports; two hours drive from Bordeaux International airport and within a 35 minutes drive of Dax from where the TGV arrives in Paris in 3.5hrs.  The motorway network, at Orthez, can be reached in under 30 minutes and the Pyrenees mountains with all the activities they provide, skiing, hiking, climbing, riding to name just a few, is only 1 hour 30 minutes away.  
Viewing is highly recommended.

** The price indicated includes agency commission of 5.00% payable by the Seller
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Property Details



Habitable Space :   355 m² No of Rooms Total :   11
No. Reception Rooms :   8 No. of Bedrooms :   3
Bathrooms :   2 Shower Rooms :   2
W.Cs :   5 Utility Room :   Yes
Heating Method :   Underfloor and Cast Iron Radiators; Oil Powered
Hot Water Method :   Electric Boiler 300Ltrs
Basement (110 m²)
Ground Floor
Entrance (26.2 m²)Kitchen (41 m²)
Master Bedroom (42 m²)Office (27 m²)
Sitting Room (27 m²)Utility Room (9 m²)
WC (2 m²)Bathroom (9.3 m²)
WC 2 (3 m²)
First Floor
Bedroom 2 (13 m²)Bedroom 3 (14 m²)
Open Plan Living (65 m²)Bedroom 4 (Eves) (6 m²)
Shower Room (6 m²)Bathroom (7 m²)
WC 3 (2.4 m²)
Location :   Equidistant between Montfort-en-Chalosse and Saint Sever
View :   Mountains; Chalosse Countryside
Secteur :   Aquitaine Orientation :   South
Year :   1600's Type :   Stone
Roof :   Tuiles Canal; Fully Revised 2006      
Tele / ADSL :   Yes / Yes Drainage :   Septic Tank - Conforming
Glazing :   New Hardwood Windows throughout Eco Features :   Rainwater Harvesting; Insulation
Land Area :   8689 m² Boundary :   Partially enclosed
Tax Fonciere :   € 1335.00/yr Garden Well :   Rainwater Harvesting system, irrigation in place
Garage :   Yes Car Port :   No
Terrace :   Yes
Swimming Pool :   No but possible
Outbuildings :   Glasshouse
Basement level measuring 110 m2 converted into a summer kitchen overlooking the park, ideal for conversion into Independent studio. Workshop with storage and a garage.


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DPE No. 167
GES No. 43


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