Reduction from €525,000 to €499,000
NEAR PAU & PYRENEES ! Stunning renovated béarnaise house and barn with pool in centre of charming village; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garden, possible gîte
Absolutely gorgeous old house recently renovated in a modern style whilst retaining charming original features. Large bright and airy rooms. Built in the traditional béarnaise L-shape with barn attached, this could be made into a separate gîte. Big flat garden with enclosed pool – ideal family or holiday home. Just 15km from the centre of Pau and 50km from nearest ski resort in the Pyrenees.
You enter this beautiful village property through an automatic gate into a tiled courtyard directly in front of the house and can go into the house through the front door, kitchen door or barn door. The house was renovated in 2012 using top-quality materials in keeping with the age and character of the house – all plumbing, electricity, the boiler, joinery and 70% of the roof are new.
GROUND FLOOR : LIVING/DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, WC, GAMES ROOM, WORKSHOP
There is a thru lounge and dining-room with the original large open fireplace in the corner (52m²). The two parts of this room are divided by the staircase and are tiled throughout ; there are exposed stone walls and visible beams. All the windows and French doors are made of oak and double-glazed.
From here you go through to the large family kitchen (37m²), which is fully equipped, decorated in a modern loft/industrial style ; there is space for table and chairs. Double French doors lead out to courtyard, and there is an iron spiral staircase which goes up to the first floor. You can also access the « barn » part of the house which has been transformed,on the ground floor, into a skate-park/games room for kids ! And behind this room there is a large workshop/storeroom for DIY and garden equipment.
FIRST FLOOR : 5 BEDROOMS, GAMES ROOM/STUDY/2 BATHROOMS, 2WC
Up the stairs, just off the first landing there is a large shower room with walk-in shower, double sink and lots of cupboards . Upstairs to the first floor proper, you have a double bedroom on the right and a toilet on the landing. Then you have 2 adjoining bedrooms which lead through to a study or games/TV room.
Down the corridor which leads to the « barn » first floor there is another toilet, a bathroom with bath, 2 more double bedrooms, one with a view on the Pyrenees. Parquet flooring and wooden beams throughout this floor, and again all windows in oak and double-glazed .
The advantage of the house is that the old barn could be made completely separate, as there are bathroom, toilet and bedrooms already there, and all the major work has been done. You would just need to fit out the ground floor as separate living-room and kitchen and there you would have a ready-made gîte to rent out !
EXTERIOR AND GROUNDS
The French doors and barn door lead out onto the paved terrace/courtyard of 100m² in front of the house, and just by the gate there is an old pigpen which has been transformed into a summer kitchen with plancha and barbecue. The garden measures 3000m² of flat lawn, with a heated salt-water swimming-pool of 10 x 5m², completely fenced in with gate. There is a vegetable garden and greenhouse, a superb treehouse for children and numerous fruit-trees – hazelnut, fig, cherry. The plot is completely enclosed and private.
You are right in the centre of a quiet little village just 15 km south of Pau, on the road towards the Pyrenees. There is a primary school, and the secondary schools are in the medium-sized town of Nay, a few kilometres away. Here you have all amenities too – shops, chemist’s, doctor, dentist etc. This is an ideal location for either a permanent home or holiday home, only 50km from the nearest ski resort of Gourette, 140km from the coast and Biarritz airport, 40km from Lourdes airport and 70km from the Spanish border.