14C Chateau as Seen on Escape to the Chateau DIY - Series 2 Episode 12

7 Beds
4 Baths
Habitable Size: 220 m²
Land Size: 2.5 ha

The Former Hunting Lodge

The Chateau

The Chateau dominating its Valley

The Original Main Entrance (East Side)

The Coat of Arms

Stairs Leading up to the Reception Area

View from the First floor Window

Living Area

The Original Fireplace with Newly Installed Woodburner

The Recently Installed Kitchen

First Floor Landing

Bedroom

First Floor Shower Room

Bedroom

Stone Carvings

Bedroom

The Stairs

Wine Cellar

The Swimming Pool with Pool House

View from the Gate

The Chateau

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Region: Aquitaine Department: Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) Commune: Arudy

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€599,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £546,635
US Dollars: $664,470
Canadian Dollars: C$881,548
Australian Dollars: A$979,574
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Country House, Farmhouse, Mansion, House), Business (Gîte, Gite Complex)
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 4
  • Habitable Size: 220 m²
  • Land Size: 2.5 ha

Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garage
  • Terrace
  • Outbuildings
  • Multiple Residences

Highlights

  • Year Built: 1388
  • Swimming Pool: 12 x 6m Revamped
  • View: Mountains & Woodland
  • Orientation: South facing
  • Property Condition: Restored / Habitable
  • Roof: Slate, Good Condition
  • Terrace: Yes, Covered (next to pool)
  • Garage: Yes
  • Well: Brook

Property Description

This 14C Chateau, originally built for defence rather than residence, has a strategic position above its valley. Its structure epitomizes its original purpose with its thick walls and deep embrasures with arrow slits to resist attack. Over the years, Mullion windows were added and eventually some windows enlarged with decorative stained glass. Its impressive stone façade; its original stone staircase with steps worn through the centuries and its carved period doors serve as testament to its authenticity.

The Chateau has a long and interesting history having frequently been used as a hunting lodge by Henri IV, who became king of France in 1589. The original entrance is found on the east façade and there is thought to be an underground tunnel connecting the chateau to the village in the valley below. Of particular interest are carvings within the stonework. The coat of arms over the doorway reads 'Wisdom starts with a fear of Jean de Gère'. On a gentler note, another stone carving on the mullion window, in one of the bedrooms, is a love note from a certain Rachel de Gère reading “nothing is impossible” with two interwoven hearts.

This magnificent medieval building has been sympathetically restored to retain its period character whilst offering modern day comforts. Today, it is offered for sale, via French Character Homes, as a six-bedroom property sitting within 2.8 hectares of parkland with a 12 x 6m swimming pool, pool house and garage.

Situated in the heart of the Vallée d’Ossau, an area rich in culture and natural beauty, this chateau would appeal to someone looking for an authentic retreat near the Pyrenees Mountains with easy access to endless outdoor pursuits. Located 35 minutes from the beautiful historic city of Pau and 20 minutes from both the ski slopes of the Pyrenees and the Spanish border. Pau Airport 50 minutes; Tarbes/Lourdes Airport 50 minutes; Toulouse airport 2 ½ hrs.

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British Pounds: £546,635
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Canadian Dollars: C$881,548
Australian Dollars: A$979,574
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Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), Aquitaine
Region: Aquitaine Department: Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) Commune: Arudy Location: Laruns View Large Map

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