8 bedroom house for sale
France - GARLIN, Pyrenees Atlantiques (Biarritz/Pau), Nouvelle-Aquitaine,
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- guest house
- private garden
The estate comprises of a stunning principle residence of manageable proportions plus 3 extremely well appointed gites each completely self contained.
The main residence can be found at the top of the sweeping drive with original stone steps leading from the terrace to the double entrance doors.
The imposing entrance hall is dominated by a magnificent original Bearnaise Staircase. An inner hall leads to the ground floor cloakroom and laundry room.
To the right of the entrance hall is the large dining kitchen, fitted with a range of high quality units with granite work surfaces, range cooker and Belfast sink. The large stone fireplace has a woodburning stove. There is ample space for a large farmhouse table.
Double French doors from the kitchen lead to the conservatory and outdoor dining terrace beyond.
To the left of the entrance hall is the formal dining room with fire place and double French doors leading to a bright and spacious day room with doors to 3 sides giving onto the garden. This room also has a fireplace with wood burning stove
The Magnificent salon of approximately 70m2 (originally the old chai), has a double height vaulted ceiling and a brick fireplace with wood burning stove. This is a superb entertaining room both in summer and in winter and opens through 5 sets of double French doors, onto a wrap around cobblestone terrace.
The first floor landing gives onto the master suite with fireplace and large (25m2) balcony, ideal for breakfast on summer mornings. The large ensuite bathroom has a bath, walk in shower, wash basin and toilet.
The guest suite comprises 2 double bedrooms and a shower room. One of the bedrooms has a fireplace and a Juliet balcony overlooking the estate.
The staircase continues up to the attic, which is fully boarded and insulated and has the potential to be converted into 2 further large suites.
In addition to the main house the former barn has been completey restored to provide 2 luxury gites and large garage space.
Each gite has open plan ground floor living space with well fitted kitchen plus 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Both gites are extremely well finished have retained the original stone walls and beams.
A third gite is situated next to the swimming pool. Another character building, which has been restored to provide a ground floor gite. The large living space has a superb inglenook fireplace and French doors out to the terrace. The ensuite bedroom also opens directly onto the pool terrace through double French doors.
A further unrestored old forge can be found in the grounds of the property and could easily be converted into additional accommodation.
The property has double glazing to the majority of windows.
The property is set in an elevated position with outstanding views. The well landscaped park extends to approximately 4 acres. There are several outdoor dining spaces and the grounds contain many original features such as the pigeonniere, old stone walls and a well. The main entrance gates give on to the sweeping driveway. there is a separate entrance to the side of the property for the gites plus further gated access to the old forge. There is ample parking for each building on the estate.
The 70m2 garage is large enough for several vehicles and has a WC and washbasin.
The pool area has a covered dining space and a wide sun terrace. The boundary of the property is mainly fenced.
Set in a small hamlet but within a 10 minutes drive of a lively market town with full amenities. 30 minutes from Pau and 1hr 30 minutes from Bordeaux. Good Motorway links to San Sebastian and Basque coast of Northern Spain, which can be reached in under 2hrs.
- Pyrénées (INTERNATIONAL), 15.2 miles
- Lourdes (Tarbes) (INTERNATIONAL), 28.8 miles
- Parme (INTERNATIONAL), 63.7 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac) (INTERNATIONAL), 82.6 miles
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) (INTERNATIONAL), 91.5 miles
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