SUMPTUOUSLY RESTORED 17TH CENTURY BEARNAISE FARMHOUSE WITH 5.36HA (13 ACRES) OF MEADOWS AND FOREST: exquisitely renovated and decorated, this magnificent farmhouse has been lovingly restored by the current owners and could not be more ideal for a boutique Bed and Breakfast business…
If you would like to buy a 400-year-old farmhouse which has been renovated to the highest standards and has a décor conceived by a top designer, look no further than this fabulous farmhouse!
The current owners have created 586m² of living space, so there would be more than enough room to accommodate Bed and Breakfast guests with an absolute minimum of modification required to separate private and public areas.
In addition, a solid wooden floor and stage have been installed in the drawing room for music recitals and dancing. Just perfect for all sorts of entertaining!
Set amidst the rolling hills and Jurançon vineyards of the Béarn countryside, this impressive farmhouse is completely hidden from view at the end of a long, private drive. Built over 400 years ago, the property has a remarkable history and the current owners have many documents which refer to the building, including original letters from Napoleon and various kings of France.
The farmhouse’s original 17th-century architectural features are very much in evidence, both inside and outside. It also has an inner courtyard enclosed on all sides by the buildings. Internal courtyards are traditional in the Béarn and this one has been transformed into a delightful outdoor room with a dining area, a mandarin tree, a lemon tree, a grapevine and mature shrubs. French doors from the drawing room and the kitchen open directly onto the courtyard. On the west-facing façade of the farmhouse, a pergoda has been added as a shady sitting area; on the south-facing façade, there is a terrace with lovely countryside views.
Inside, the immaculate décor is stunning, with lovely touches such as a hand-cut granite fireplace and a solid wooden floor and stage for music recitals and dancing! In addition, the owners have created some unique and quirky spaces, including a “Gentleman’s Cloakroom” and an underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles. Upstairs, the farmhouse has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two shower rooms. Downstairs, there is a third shower room and a sixth bedroom, currently being used as an art studio.
The 5.36 hectares (13 acres) of gardens and grounds include meadows, woodland, a small forest, which protects the northern side of the property and a larger (1.96hectare) forest to the south-east. The grounds are home to a huge variety of specimen trees, fruit trees and centennial oaks. There is ample flat land for installing a swimming pool, if desired. A delightful antique caravan and a woodshed have been transformed into chic guest accommodation, set in the forest away from the house. A fully functioning well completes this rural idyll.
The farmhouse is situated in south-west France in the delightful Béarn region, with glorious views of vineyards to the east and snow-capped mountains to the south. Atlantic beach resorts are about an hour away to the west and the Pyrenean ski resorts are under an hour away to the south, as is the Spanish border. The city of Pau, the Medieval riverside market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and the verdant Basque Country are all under 30 minutes away; Toulouse and Bordeaux are just over two hours away.
- an inner courtyard
- a drawing room with a hand-carved granite fireplace, a solid wooden floor and stage area for music recitals, an entrance area, as well as access to the inner courtyard
- a television room
- an open-plan kitchen-dining area with access to the inner courtyard
- a walk-in pantry
- a library/study/office
- a bedroom/art studio
- a shower room
- a gentleman’s cloakroom
- a guest lavatory
- a master bedroom
- a dressing room
- a bathroom
- four further bedrooms
- a second bathroom
- two shower rooms
- a laundry room
- an estate of 5.36 hectares
- an antique caravan and converted wood store for guests
- a terrace with pergoda
- a fully functioning well
- an underground wine cellar for 3,000 bottles
This gorgeous farmhouse is currently used as a family home, but this wonderful property could easily be transformed into a very special boutique Bed and Breakfast business with an absolute minimum of modification required to separate private and public areas. With its glamorous interior and rich history, guests are bound to be attracted all year round. The farmhouse would also be ideal for hosting events such as weddings, music recitals, celebration parties… or leisure activities for guests such as wine-tasting, art workshops, cookery courses…
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
High-speed internet by satellite
New slate roof (2015)
Heating: two woodburning fireplaces with hot air extraction plus one woodburning stove
THE LOCAL AREA
The Béarn is easily accessible from the Pau, Biarritz and Tarbes-Lourdes airports, and the area is well served by regular train and bus services. Many of the local towns and villages have weekly markets, as well as many lively bars and restaurants to choose from.
The area also has many excellent schools and the collège-lycées offer a range of studying options (some in English), including the chance to specialise in theatre, dance, sports… and even horse riding!
DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Lasseube)
Pau Airport 30m
Tarbes Lourdes Airport 56m
Biarritz Airport 1h 26m
Train Oloron 15m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 15m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 04m
- Tipo de Inmueble
- tipo vivienda
- B&B - huésped - Cámping
- Terrenos HA / legalmente
- Terreno 5-10 HA
- Tamaño de la vivienda (m2)
- 586 m²
- Parcela m2
- 53.613 m²
- Cuartos de baño suplementarios
- Doble acristalamiento
- Internet banda ancha