Prestigious Château, Former Home to Celebrated Artist, on 10 Hectares of Land
View of the Chateau from the park
The Herb Garden
The Entrance Hall
The Stair Case
The Living Room
One of 7 Bathrooms / Shower Rooms
The Spacious Wine Cellar
Detail of the Former Winery, now Art Studio
The Studio Lounge
The Studio Lounge
The Art Studio
The Art Studio - Mezzanine
The Art Studio - Mezzanine Seating Area
The Art Studio - View over Mezzanine and Studio
The Rear of the Chateau with Studio View
A Pathway into the Woods
The Independent Pool House
The Pool With Chateau in Background
The Swimming Pool
Alfresco Dining and Relaxing at the Pool
View over the courtyard at sunset
View of the Grounds
The ApproachView Carousel
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|€2,350,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (Château)
- Bedrooms: 9
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 8
- Habitable Size: 1000 m²
- Land Size: 10 ha
- Character / Period Features
- Swimming Pool
- Year Built: 1636
- Swimming Pool: Saltwater; Mosaic Tiles; Heated; 12m x 6m.
- View: Park, Woodland, Pyrenees Mountains from the first
- Orientation: South facing
- Property Condition: Excellent
- Roof: Picon Tiled / Re-Roofed in 1990s
- Terrace: Yes
- Garage: 31.46m²
- Well: Yes
With an overall living space of approximately 1000m², and 10 Ha of private parkland, woods, meadows and orchards, this exquisitely renovated Chateau offers a true antidote to the stresses of modern life whilst providing all the comfort one requires of a family home.
A gravelled drive way, lined with neatly planted trees, sweeps you up to this pristine and striking property, grandly set back so all who arrive can admire her refined charm. Dating originally to the 1630’s, the Chateau was restructured in the 18th century and more recently underwent a top spec renovation by its current owners sympathetic to the history of this wonderful property. Bought in the 1990s by a famous artist, and still belonging to his family, one can not fail to notice the exquisite blend of authenticity, attention to detail, excellent design and the ideal facilities to follow creative and thoughtful pursuits in a sanctuary of peace and restfulness.
Whilst the accommodation offers a remarkable 1000m² of luxurious living space, the Chateau maintains a wonderfully manageable feel, with rooms sizes that seem human rather than rambling, and a clear purpose to each area. It is divided into the main Chateau (630m²), an adjoining former winery (270m²) which as been remodeled into a professional art studio with floor to ceiling north facing windows on one end and a large south facing mezzanine to the other, and a separate 1 bedroom apartment which offers ideal accommodation for a Nanny or other member of staff.
Accomodation in the main Chateau is over three floors, with 5 guest rooms, 3 shower rooms and a laundry room on the top floor, three large suites each with walk in wardrobes and private bathrooms, together with separate private office on the first floor, and on the ground floor a light and spacious entrance hall, a large kitchen with access to the herb garden and sun terrace, a dining room, drawing room, media room, library and reading room, a cloak room and separate guest WC and at basement level a wine cellar.
A short distance from the main property, one finds the pool area, a perfect spot for entertaining al fresco, with its own summer kitchen, seating area and dining area, together with shower room and hammam. The attention to detail throughout the property is visible even here, with natural travertine stone paving surrounding a mosaic tiled pool of 12m x 6m.
As you stroll along a tree lined path, past the orchards and meadows towards the woodland beyond, one could be forgiven for imagining oneself in some garden of eden, yet the pretty little local town, with cafés, grocers, doctors and all expected facilities, is within easy walking distance. A short drive will take you either to the bustling market town of Salies-de-Béarn famous for it’s beautiful architecture and thermal spa or to Peyrehorade, a picturesque medieval market town on the banks of the Adour river.
The fast line TGV in Dax is approximately 20 minutes drive and will get you to Paris in a little over 3 and a half hours. Motorway access to Bordeaux and Pau can be reached in under 20 minutes. The world famous surfing spots of the Landaise beaches can be accessed within 40 minutes, and the international airports of Biarritz and Pau are both under an hours drive.
This is a real gem, in the heart of an increasingly sought after area for entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries alike, to find a haven of tranquility within manageable travelling distance to major international cities.
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