Situated in a picturesque village just 5 minutes from the 14C fortified town of Navarrenx, this 18th century farmhouse and its outbuildings offers enormous potential for conversion to Gîtes, Chambres d’Hôtes or a large family home. A complete restoration project for someone who is searching for that ‘untouched’ property in its original condition to exercise a flair for restoration and design, this type of opportunity is increasingly rare to find.
An iron-gated entrance leads into a large private courtyard surrounded on two sides by the original stone wall. The main farmhouse is attached to the adjacent farm building by a connecting arch through which the internal courtyard is accessed. Behind the courtyard a further large barn completes the farm complex which is entirely built in stone with original stone cornicing.
The land (17,350m²) lies to the rear of the farm complex overlooking pasture land, ideal for horses. The area is a popular tourist destination; the nearby 14th century town of Navarrenx has a good choice of restaurants and shops, as well as art galleries and brocantes. Nearby activities include salmon fishing, golf, white water rafting, canoeing, hang-gliding, riding and kayaking. Weekly markets are held in all of the local towns and there are also plenty of annual festivals throughout the summer months. The town of Salies de Béarn (20 minutes) has a therapeutic spa as well as a 9 hole golf course.
The property consists of two large reception rooms with original fireplaces and flagstone flooring, a kitchen, bathroom and separate wc and a further room with direct access to the large barn to the rear of the property. Upstairs there are four large bedrooms and access to an exterior mezzanine overlooking the internal courtyard.
The Adjacent Building: A large stone building that once served as shelter for animals, there are many existing openings on the ground and first floor making it ideal for conversion to gîtes.
The Barn: A large barn of approximately 100m² on the ground floor lies to the rear of the property and forms the “U” shape of this ensemble.
The property requires re-wiring, re-plumbing,insulating and a new septic tank as well as general restoration works. However, most of the roofs have already been restored with only the front section of the main house to be renewed. A recent estimation from a registered roofer outlines works to be carried out on this section at a cost of 10,000€.
The property is located just 35 minutes from the beautiful historic city of Pau and one hour from the Atlantic coast around Biarritz and one hour from the ski slopes. Pau airport 40 minutes; Biarritz airport 1 hour; St. Sébastian airport 90 minutes.