A Superbe Manor House & Converted Barn with an Elevated Position in the Jurancon Wine Region
Advert Reference: FCH914
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|€1,550,000 is approximately:|
- Type: Residential (Country Estate, Country House, Maison de Maître, Mansion / Belle Demeure, Manoir / Manor House, House), Investment Property, Maison Ancienne, Maison Bourgeoise, Equestrian Property, Detached
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bath/ Shower Rooms: 4
- Habitable Size: 706 m²
- Land Size: 7.61 ha
- Year Built: 19th Century
- Swimming Pool: Solar Heated 10 x 5m Pool with Covered Terrace
- View: Dominant View of the Countryside & Mountains
- Orientation: South / East facing
- Property Condition: Excellent
- Roof: Tiled : Revision in 2020
- Terrace: Yes
- Garage: In small barn
- Character / Period Features
- Gîtes / Annexes
- Off-Street Parking
- Rental / Gîte Potential
- Stables / Equestrian Facilities
- Swimming Pool
In a high-sought-after residential area above the historic city of Pau, sits this exceptional Maison de Maitre with its Converted Independent Barn, Former Stables and heated saltwater swimming pool. The property is privately situated at the end of a 200m tree-lined driveway and benefits from breath-taking views across its 7 hectares of gardens, private woodland and meadows.
Since purchase in 2019, the current owners have invested in upgrading the Manor House and converting the former barn into an independant two storey dwelling.
The Manor House was upgraded in 2020 to include an overhaul of its tiled roof; a new kitchen; new flooring throughout the majority of the ground floor (natural marble in the entrance hallway and chevron oak floor-boards in the reception rooms) and an entire attic conversion to include insulation, plaster-boarding, rewiring, installation of reversible AC units and new plumbing (with provisions in place for a kitchen and shower room). This handsome property now offers a large reception room with triple aspect windows leading into a bespoke iron conservatory; a generous sized dining room; a guest cloakroom and a kitchen on the ground floor. A beautiful turning staircase with a mezzanine landing leads to the second floor where there is the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom; a guest bedroom with en-suite shower and two further bedrooms sharing a shower room. A second staircase leads up to the recently converted attic.
The former barn had been re-roofed in natural slate and re-wired by its previous owners in 2007. The current owners have since developped the barn into a substantial independant property by laying a concrete insulated slab on the ground floor; doubling and insulating the exterior walls, and insulating the interior ceilings and walls with rock-wool. Two highly efficient wood-burning stoves were installed to complement the new reversible AC units. The ground floor accommodation includes a vast formal sitting room; a living room with an open plan kitchen; a bedroom and a shower room. The lower ground floor accommodation includes a large gym; a sitting room within the former winery and a bedroom with ensuite shower room. A laundry and general storage room completes this level. The two floors of the barn are currently not connected but they could be united with a staircase and thereby creating a large family home. Equally, they could serve as two independant apartments.
A second smaller barn is situated to the south side of the ensemble and serves as a boiler room for the geothermic heating system, as well as a garage and a general gardening / tool shed. The upstairs of this building offers a quiet spot to enjoy an elevated view of the Pyrenees mountains.
A large heated salt-water swimming pool with a covered dining terrace completes this exceptional property which has a lot of appeal … a gated tree lined entrance; an elevated position with open views; two independant properties allowing an income stream if required. In addition it is located just 10 minutes from the restaurants and boutiques of the historic city of Pau and yet with the tranquillity and privacy of the countryside... this property has the best of both worlds ! Communication links are also good: 45 minutes from the ski slopes of the Pyrénées and one hour from the lively cosmopolitan coastal resort of Biarritz and the Spanish border. Pau airport 20 minutes; Tarbes/Lourdes airport 40 minutes; Toulouse airport 90 minutes.
|€1,550,000 is approximately:|
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