Large 18th century Castle to renovate for sale, Pyrenees Atlantiques

Aquitanië, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)

€ 594.999 ID: 148885

Rarely does an opportunity come up of this significance. Dormant for nearly two decades this incredible property is waiting for a purchaser to come forward with passion and finances to realise its potential.

Included in the offering is an imposing 18th Century chateau of approximately 1,500 sqm arranged over ground, first and second floors leading out onto a large flat terrace; an adjacent castle ruin (monument historic) with event space possibilities and a small adjacent property for knock-down to add access for parking.

The landholding is nearly 8,000m2 made up of multiple parcels which extend to the riverfront below.

Fortunately the Chateau is in reasonably sound structural condition with the roof in good order however internally a full renovation is required.

Gaston VII Moncade made Sauveterre one of his principal places of war. With battlements and walkway the castle vicomtal replaced the fortified camp. Gaston III of Foix-Bearn (Gaston Febus), renovated it beautifully a hundred years later. The doorway opened onto the guardroom from the drawbridge above the pit below linking the castle to the barbican (which can still be viewed). The castle included a chapel, banquet room, kitchen, housing guards and of course the lodgement of the lord. A large portion of the external walls remain however nothing of the interior which is now an overgrown parkland.

Adjacent to the ruins is the magnificent chateau Nolivos, afterwards Labusquette and finally the Hostellerie du Chateau when it was transformed by Paul Camy for hotel accommodation with parquet floors in the lounge and restaurant areas with an impressive central staircase leading to the upper floors.

Each floor of the chateau comprises approximately 500m2.

Ground floor: Kitchen, change-rooms, Bar, Two lounge/dining rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms and a bathroom.

1st floor: 14 bedrooms of around 20m2 each, small kitchen, 2 washrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1 toilet

2nd floor (attic): 4 bedrooms, 1 toilet, 1 bathroom and a vast open area with exposed oak beams (which could be considered for conversion to loft apartments with very high ceiling)

The adjacent small building, over 2 floors is for demolition (subject to approvals).

An ideal location:

Two airports less than an hour away (Pau & Biarritz) by car
The famous Bordeaux wine region by TGV or car only 2 hours away
The Basque Coast (Biarritz, St Jean de Luz) 1 hour away by car
The ski resorts of The Pyrenees (La Pierre St Martin) around 1hr 30 mins away.

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  • Details

    Type Onroerend Goed
    Renoveren noodzakelijk
    B&B / Gites / Camping
    Grond HA of Juridisch
    Grounds 0-1 HA
    Woonoppervlakte m2
    1.500 m²
    7.139 m²
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