A 12C Historic Chateau

15 Beds
6 Baths
Habitable Size: 650 m²
Land Size: 2.13 ha

Approach to the Chateau

The Chateau in Winter

Entrance Driveway

The Chateau

Stone Mullion Windows

Entrance to the Chateau

Dining Room looking through to the Smoking Room

Billiard Room

Dining Room

Oak Panelling

Drawing Room

Marble Fireplaces

Sunroom

The Kitchen

Stone Vaulted Ceilings

Bedroom

Bedroom

Ancillary Buildings : Walled Cottage

Ancillary Buildings : Former Stables

12C Chateau

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Region: Aquitaine Department: Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) Commune: Orthez (64300)

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€1,150,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £1,038,680
US Dollars: $1,352,515
Canadian Dollars: C$1,797,703
Australian Dollars: A$1,897,592
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only. They do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.
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Key Info

  • Type: Residential (Château, Country House), Business (Gîte, Gite Complex)
  • Bedrooms: 15
  • Bath/ Shower Rooms: 6
  • Habitable Size: 650 m²
  • Land Size: 2.13 ha

Highlights

  • Year Built: 12th Century
  • Swimming Pool: 1 above-ground Plunge Pools
  • View: Parkland
  • Orientation: South / East facing
  • Property Condition: Good Condition
  • Roof: Slate
  • Terrace: Several
  • Garage: In barns
  • Well: Yes

Features

  • Detached
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Gite Potential
  • Multiple Residences
  • Outbuildings
  • Parking
  • Revenue Generating
  • Swimming Pool

Property Description

This historical ensemble of buildings has a long and interesting history, having survived the time from the War of the Crusades to present day. Engraved into one particular stone is the year 1080 with a Knight’s Cross, evidence surely of the presence of the European Christians passing through during their voyage to regain the Holy Lands. The Chateau’s Coat of Arms, as seen in the stain glass window on the main staircase, under its stone vaulted ceilings, belongs to the Peyrer family, who were confidants and musketeers to the king. Jean-Armand du Peyrer, the Comte de Trèville, was fictionalized under the name Monsieur de Trèville in Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers. The Peyrer family’s second home, displaying the same family crest, can be found opposite the Chateau de Pau. The stone Renaissance mullion windows in this chateau replicate the ones seen in the Chateau de Pau, which was birthplace to Henri IV, who became King of France in 1589.

The estate comprises of the 10 bedroom Chateau; a three bedroom adjoining Apartment; a two bedroom walled garden Cottage and a former Stable block set within two hectares of parkland and woods, bordering a river.

This Chateau has a wealth of period features. In addition to its stone vaulted ceilings and mullion windows, there are oak panelled rooms with period oak floors and internal window shutters; period marble fireplaces with classic Fleur de Lys wrought iron back plates; and the original stone slab flooring in the entrance hallway. The chateau is above all, a family home but offers enormous potential as a commercial venue to host seminars, weddings or any business where additional accommodation is required.

The Chateau is located 25 minutes west of Pau. Pau airport 30 minutes; Tarbes / Lourdes airport 45 minutes; Biarritz airport 45 minutes; Toulouse airport 2 hours.

Details of additional land and outbuildings are available upon request.

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€1,150,000 is approximately:
British Pounds: £1,038,680
US Dollars: $1,352,515
Canadian Dollars: C$1,797,703
Australian Dollars: A$1,897,592
Please note that these conversions are approximate and for guidance only. They do not constitute sale prices. To find out more about currency exchange, please visit our Currency Exchange Guide.
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Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), Aquitaine
Region: Aquitaine Department: Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) Commune: Orthez (64300) Location: Orthez View Large Map

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