A Charming Maison De Maître Situated Within Walking Distance of the Historic City of Pau
Advert Reference: FCH876
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|€1,300,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (Maison de Maître, Manoir / Manor House, House), Detached
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 5
- Habitable Size: 374 m²
- Land Size: 3,110 m²
- Year Built: 1900s
- Swimming Pool: 12x5m Alarm
- View: Pyrenees Mountains
- Orientation: South facing
- Property Condition: Good
- Roof: Tiled
- Terrace: Yes
- Garage: Yes
- Character / Period Features
- Swimming Pool
This immensely appealing Manor House is situated in a highly sought-after suburb of the historic city of Pau, where the locals often describe the architecture as being influenced by the British. During the nineteenth century the British flocked to Pau bringing with them their cultural obsessions like fox hunting, horse racing, cricket and golf and undoubtedly left marks of their tastes in the architecture. The Manor House has an enviable situation with views of the Pyrenees mountains and yet is just a couple of kilometres walk from the historic centre of the city, which was birthplace to Henri IV, king of France in 1589. For families moving to the area with children, there is a selection of highly reputable schools in the immediate vicinity.
This appealing south-facing property has retained all its period features; such as its elegant staircase; its period fireplaces found in practically every room and its oak floors. It sits in 3,000 square meters of easily manageable mature grounds with its swimming pool and summer kitchen strategically implanted to benefit from the views of the mountains.
Accommodation is provided over three floors. The house is elevated from the ground level and has a basement, which extends the full length and width of the property. The main entrance is therefore accessed via wide external stairs and opens into a very charming sitting room with a stone fireplace at one end and a beautiful period staircase to the other. From the sitting room, one can access both the impressive study with its triple aspect windows and the large living room; both rooms lead onto the elevated south-facing terrace, which overlooks the rear gardens. The kitchen is situated just off the living room and can be accessed directly from the garden. A service staircase leads down to the basement where there is a laundry, a games-room and a wine cellar.
The elegant period staircase rises to the full height of the property and serves three double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, on the first floor and a further three bedrooms (two with en-suite facilities) plus a family bathroom on the second floor.
A large garage completes this beautiful property.
Communication links are also good : 1 hour from the ski slopes of the Pyrénées, the lively cosmopolitan coastal resort of Biarritz and the Spanish border. Pau airport 20 minutes; Tarbes/Lourdes airport 40 minutes; Toulouse International airport 2hrs.
|€1,300,000 is approximately:|
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