A haven of peace and tranquillity set among park and woodland, this fabulous property was built by local craftsmen to exacting standards.
The house has 3 bedrooms and bathrooms, the barn has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the poolhouse has a further bedroom and shower room.
Only 45 minutes to Pau airport, 1h to Tarbes-Lourdes
This stylish home was built by local craftsmen to replace the original 'maison bourgeoise' which was destroyed by fire in the 1950s. Quality materials have been used throughout - oak floors and beams, copper gutters and drain pipes, Spanish antique and modern doors, exotic wood balconies, Andalusian tiled floors and speaker cables in every room. Built into the hillside for coolness, the main house has three levels.
On the lower level there is a large fully equipped kitchen (49m2) with electric/gas Aga, a great place to relax with an informal supper around your large kitchen table with a group of friends. Off the kitchen there is a large larder, a central control room, a cinema and a wine cave. Stairs lead from the kitchen to the next level. The dining room leads off the kitchen and through to the vaulted drawing room (49m2) with a feature fireplace opening between the two rooms. The drawing room has a galleried mezzanine library. These rooms are light and airy and all have double doors opening onto the terrace which runs around the house.
On the next floor, the antique Spanish front door opens onto a spacious entrance hall. To the left is the third bedroom (25m2) with dual-aspect views and a door to the mezzanine library over the drawing room. Stairs lead from the main hall down to the kitchen. To the right is the boot room/laundry, a shower room and WC and a spacious bedroom (49m2) with French doors opening to the side of the house overlooking the pool. This bedroom has a large roll-top bath and twin sinks. Also opening off the hall is a dual aspect study/sitting room, set in the tower. A spiral staircase leads from here to the bathroom and on up to the master bedroom which has a balcony on three sides offering views over your land and the surrounding Madiran vineyards. The main house is light, airy and spacious and offers luxurious and elegant living.
The adjacent 200m2 barn has been converted to make a 2-bedroom gite linked to a one-room apartment. An ideal residence for your staff perhaps? It has a covered area for your tractor and mower, a large barn/workshop and a further barn area which could be converted to make a sitting room for the gite/staff quarters.
The swimming pool is a great focal point in the grounds with a water way for extra fun. The pool house with its bedroom and shower room was designed as a folly, reflecting the shape of the house and in its turn being reflected in the pool. This is the ideal spot to relax, away from the pressures of life, dipping in and out of the pool, relaxing on the deck with a glass of chilled wine and maybe a good book. The Napoleon III parkland has many trees to offer shade in the height of the summer and the neighbouring woodland will keep the fire supplied for many years to come. There is just over 4ha of land in total.
Tucked away at the end of a private lane in the peaceful countryside of the Gers, surrounded by Madiran vines, this oasis of calm is 1 hour from Tarbes/Lourdes airport with its links to London Stansted airpor (Ryanair) or 1h from Pau with links to Paris, and Brussels, 1hr 30 to the Pyrénées for skiing and walking, just over 2h to the airports at Toulouse and Bordeaux and under 2h to the Atlantic coast. Enjoy relaxed days in and around the pool, and in the evening sit on the terrace with a glass of the local Madiran wine in your hand while you look up at the clear starry skies. This oasis of calm is your ideal haven away from modern life - yet it is within easy reach of the historic town of Pau.
- Tipo de Inmueble
- tipo vivienda
- B&B - huésped
- Terrenos HA / legalmente
- Terreno 1-5 HA
- Parcela m2
- 41.558 m²
- Tamaño de la vivienda (m2)
- 650 m²
- Cuartos de baño suplementarios
- Internet banda ancha
- Casa de huéspedes
- Pool House