Aquitaine, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Pau, France
- Le Mongie et Grand Tourmalet
- 60 minutes drive to ski resort
- Saint Lary
- 0-2 km to amenities
- Covered parking
- Mains Drains
- Panoramic views
- Pyrenees - Hautes Pyrenees
- 50 km or less to airport
The front door of the villa opens into a spacious entrance hall with a marble staircase up to the first floor. Straight ahead, double doors open into a south-facing sitting room with an open fireplace. French doors open onto the south-facing terrace, which is perfect for outdoor dining. Adjoining the sitting room is a formal dining room – and next to the dining room is a huge kitchen with a superb range cooker and a cosy dining area. Also on the ground floor is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom & WC, a separate WC and a study, which could be used as a sixth bedroom/guest bedroom/office/consulting room...
From the entrance hall, a marble staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find a second master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The vast basement below the villa comprises a utility room/storage room with a sink and kitchen units, two large rooms previously used as bedrooms, a wine cellar, a boiler room and a gym with a sauna, spa and WC.
From the south-facing terrace at the back of the villa, a path leads you to the swimming pool with its pool house and to the tennis court. The huge conservatory is accessible from the garden and directly from the villa.
As well as being hugely convenient for people working in and around Pau, this excellent property is in a perfect location for anyone who loves both the mountains and the sea. Several Pyrénées ski resorts are an hour away to the south - and the many Atlantic coastal resorts are just over an hour away to the west. There are also the nearby Gaves (rivers) for exciting white-water rafting, along with numerous swimming lakes with sandy beaches for picnics and sunbathing.
- a south-facing terrace
- a large conservatory
- a spacious entrance hall with a marble staircase
- a wonderful south-facing salon with an open fireplace and French doors opening out to the terrace
- a formal dining room
- a kitchen with a dining area
- a study/office, which could be used as a small guest bedroom
- a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom & WC
- a separate WC
- a second master bedroom with an en suite bathroom
- three further bedrooms
- a family bathroom
- a vast utility room/storage room with a sink and kitchen units
- two large rooms previously used as bedrooms
- a wine cellar
- a gym with a sauna, spa and WC
- a boiler room
The property is set in enclosed grounds of 5 acres (2.1 hectares), which have been beautifully landscaped and planted with mature trees and shrubs. At the front of the villa, there is a garage/carport with several raised solar panels on the roof for generating hot water for the property. Between the garage and the villa is a lovely conservatory.
Set away from the house and enclosed by a security fence, the large swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace perfect for sunbathing. The interior of the pool is decorated with mosaic tiles. At the far end of the pool is a pool house, which has a covered terrace area which would be ideal for using as a summer kitchen and barbecue area. Next to the pool is a full-size tennis court.
Close to the centre of Pau, the villa is conveniently located for easy commuting by car and by bus - so whether you’re looking for a family home, holiday home or a property to rent out, this spacious villa has everything you could possibly need. For anyone who works from home, several of the rooms would be ideal to use as an office with a consulting room.
The vast basement beneath the villa has some rooms which could be used to create a self-contained apartment, some B&B suites, an office with a consulting room... or they could be used as bedrooms, a granny flat, a home cinema, a games room, a gym, a dance studio...
With some changes to the layout of the bedrooms and the addition of some en suite shower rooms, it would also be possible to create some suites for Bed and Breakfast guests, if desired. For holidaymakers, the motorway and Pau airport are 10 minutes away; Tarbes-Lourdes airport is 35 minutes away. In addition, the Chemin-de-St-Jacques-de-Compostelle is about 1km away, guaranteeing you year-round business from pilgrims hoping to find good-quality accommodation in the area.
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
Telephone + ADSL
Solar panels for hot water
Gas central heating + open fireplace
THE LOCAL AREA
Located to the east of Pau, the many shops and amenities of the city are easily accessible from the property and regular buses are a five-minute walk away. There are many excellent schools in Pau and throughout the Béarn with collège-lycées offering a range of studying options (some in English), along with the chance to specialise in theatre, dance, sports… and even horse riding! The International School (English school curriculum) is just 15 minutes away.
The Béarn is extremely popular with tourists all year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing. The region also offers a choice of winter sports, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, with ski-buses running regularly from Pau during the winter months. For beach-based activities, the famous resorts on the Atlantic coast are about 70 minutes away, with family beaches at Hendaye and St-Jean-de-Luz, and surfing at Biarritz and Anglet.
Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz
Long-distance buses: Pau
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander
Ski: Gourette, Val-d’Azun, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Issarbe, Iraty, Candanchú (Spain)
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
Attractions: Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte, Le Petit Train d’Artouste, Grottes de Bétharram, Parc'Ours...
Aquitaine, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Pau, France
NEAREST AIRPORTSDistances are straight line measurements
- Pyrénées(International)4.3 miles
- Lourdes (Tarbes)(International)19.7 miles
- Parme(International)60.3 miles
- Toulouse (Blagnac)(International)89.2 miles
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