40 mins North of Pau, an authentic stone built Bearnaise Farmhouse set in the Madiran hills on the outskirts of a small village. The house has been lovingly restored to create a comfortable home with abundant charm. It provides substantial accommodation on one level, with plenty of opportunity to create further living space on the first floor.
The front door opens onto a tiled entrance hall with exposed beams, oak staircase. The doorway is framed by exposed stone and brick pointing. Three reception rooms of 30m² run down the south facade of the house. To the left of the passage the room features original terre cuite tiled floor, exposed beams, and wood burning fire. To the right of the entrance hall there are two inter communicating reception rooms both with original floors and open fireplaces.
To the rear of the house the main bedroom (17m²) intercommunicates with a dressing room and bathroom with walk in shower, bath twin basins, bidet and WC.
To the rear of the entrance hall there is an alcove with a passage leading through to the boiler room/laundry, guest cloak room and well lit kitchen / dining room (35m²) with large south facing, sliding glass doors. The kitchen is particularly well presented with quality fittings and a true farmhouse style.
The attic space is as yet unconverted, the floors are insulated and the roof has been retiled. The construction is fine example of Bearnaise architecture. There is ample space to create further accommodation both in the main house and in the barns.
The entrance gates open onto a circular drive in front of the house. The land extends to 5254m² and surrounds the property. with views of the countryside beyond. There is a well in the garden.
A stone built barn flanks the house which is currently used for garaging but could easily be converted into a gite. There are plans available for such a conversion.
In a small hamlet close to a little village with commerces and not far to a busy market town. Set in the heart of the Madiran wine region with excellent local restaurants and wine tasting Chateaux. 4O mins from the airport in Pau Less than 2 hrs to Bordeaux.
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This handsome maison de maitre sits in 3.25ha (approx 8 acres) of grounds, including a large wooded area. The property enjoys an elevated position with superb views over the valley and the Pyrenees beyond.