Aquitaine, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Pau, France
- Le Mongie et Grand Tourmalet
- 60 minutes drive to ski resort
- 0-2 km to amenities
- Hamlet property
- Covered parking
- Panoramic views
- Pyrenees - Hautes Pyrenees
- 50 km or less to airport
The villa has been designed to feel warm and cosy during the winter months and cool and fresh during the hot summer months and the south-west-facing terrace guarantees that you can enjoy lunch in the shade throughout July and August! The ground-floor entrance to the property is from a paved patio area at the front of the villa. The ground floor comprises a bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a study/office, which could be used as a consulting room or a guest bedroom, and a WC. Upstairs on the first floor, there is a master bedroom, which has an en suite bathroom (bath, shower and WC) and access to a rooftop terrace, two further bedrooms, a second bathroom and a separate WC.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead down to the terrace level of the villa, which is the main living area. A huge south-west-facing covered terrace with fantastic views of the Pyrénées runs along the back of the property and is accessible from a vast sitting room/dining room via sliding picture windows. The kitchen is adjacent to the dining room and also has a door out to the terrace. Next to the kitchen is a walk-in pantry, a utility room and access to the garage, which is very useful for bringing in shopping from the car.
Down one more level, the lower-ground-floor has a cosy second sitting room which could be used as a study, and a small second dining room, which could be used as a guest bedroom or even an office/consulting room. Also on this floor is a walk-in wine cellar. The garden-level basement is completely unconverted and could be transformed into a games room, a home cinema or one or two additional bedrooms with shower rooms...
Located on a hillside, the grounds of 2,233m² slope down from the property to a fully equipped summer kitchen. There is plenty of space to install a swimming pool and sun terrace, if desired. An additional 2,040m² of building land adjoining the property is available to purchase.
Situated on the outskirts of a delightful little commuter town to the north-east of Pau and just 10 minutes away from Total, the villa is perfectly located for anyone who loves both skiing and watersports. Spain and several Pyrénées ski resorts are just over an hour away to the south - and the many Atlantic beach resorts are about 75 minutes away to the west. There are also numerous swimming lakes in the surrounding area. Toulouse and Bordeaux are just over two hours away.
- a basement, which could be transformed into a games room, a home cinema or one or two additional bedrooms with shower rooms...
- a cosy second sitting room/library/study with a fireplace
- a small second dining room/office/consulting room/guest bedroom
- a wine cellar
- a huge south-west-facing covered terrace with fantastic views of the Pyrénées
- a vast sitting room/dining room with a fireplace and access to the terrace via sliding picture windows
- a kitchen with access to the sitting room/dining room and to the terrace
- a walk-in pantry
- a utility room
- access to the garage
- an entrance hall
- a study/office/guest bedroom
- a bedroom
- a WC
- a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom (bath, shower and WC) and access to a rooftop terrace
- two further bedrooms
- a bathroom
- a WC
The villa is set in gorgeous grounds of 2,233m² planted with mature trees and shrubs. At the front of the property is a paved patio where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sunshine. At the back of the property, there is a huge covered terrace for outdoor dining, which is accessible from the main sitting room and the kitchen. Steps from the terrace lead down to a fully equipped summer kitchen where you can enjoy lazy lunches in the shade and barbecues as the sun sets over the mountains.
There is plenty of suitable land for installing a swimming pool and sun terrace, if desired, as well as a children’s play area. There is an additional 2,040m² of building land adjoining the property, which is also available to purchase for an additional 84201€ HAI (making the total price 557894€ HAI).
Although in need of some refreshing and updating, the villa can be moved into straight away. For families with children, there is a choice of schools locally or in Pau - and many of the secondary schools in the area offer options where you can specialise in theatre, various sports and horse-riding. For anyone who works from home, several of the rooms would be ideal to use as an office or as a consulting room.
If you would like to welcome Bed and Breakfast guests, it would be possible to use the study/office or the second dining room as bedrooms. In addition, it should be possible to transform the unconverted basement into one or two bedrooms with shower rooms. The villa is about a 10-minute walk away from the Chemin-de-St-Jacques-de-Compostelle, guaranteeing you year-round business from pilgrims, walkers and cyclists hoping to find good-quality accommodation in the area.
SERVICES & TECHNICAL
Telephone + ADSL + fibre expected 2021
Double glazing throughout
Heating: hot-air pump
THE LOCAL AREA
The villa is located in the beautiful Béarn region in South-West France, not far from the Pyrénées, Pau, Lourdes, the picturesque Basque Country and the Atlantic coast. The cities of Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach.
Popular with tourists all year round for hiking, mountain-biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the region has numerous ski resorts in the Pyrénées (65 minutes away) offering a range of winter sports, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. For those who prefer beach-based activities, the Atlantic coast is about 75 minutes away where you can swim and surf at Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
If your interests are gastronomic, visit the daily markets throughout the Béarn and Basque Country to sample the locally produced Jurançon wines, tasty Bayonne ham and fabulous brebis, which is a cheese made using milk from sheep. The famous “Ossau-Iraty” brebis can be bought direct from farms in the Vallée d’Ossau to the south, or you’ll find it at any of the farmers’ markets in the local towns and villages.
Airports: Pau, Tarbes-Lourdes, Biarritz
Train: Pau, Tarbes
Ferry: Bilbao, Santander
Ski: Val-d’Azun, Gourette, Issarbe, La-Pierre-St-Martin, Iraty, Candanchú (Spain)...
Beaches: Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Hossegor...
Attractions: AquaBéarn, Parc’Ours, Grottes de Bétharram, Gorges de Kakuetta, Passerelle d’Holzarte, Le Petit Train d'Artouste...
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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