This property is in a region far from any polluting industries, just 45 minutes away from TGV train and international airport links in Pau and Tarbes and barely two hours from Bordeaux, with its TGV train station and international airport. It lies at the southern end of the Madiran area, on a hillside surrounded by woodland with an uninterrupted view of a little vineyard and hills to the west. The chateau stands, isolated, on an old feudal motte. The building is listed and the lawned grounds are a conservation area for orchids. Schools are 7km away with a sixth-form college in Pau. Half-way between the Pyrenean mountains (ski resorts) and the Atlantic ocean, the area is known for its mild climate and its pleasant way of life is legendary.
Access is via a tarmac lane that descends from the village. It leads to a large gate with two stone pillars. The gate opens onto a short driveway with lawns on either side. The driveway leads to an open courtyard supported up by a buttressed wall. A majestic cedar welcomes visitors. The building comprises three storeys with a converted loft. Its 14th-century stone construction has been spectacularly well restored. It has a warm golden sheen and the stones perfectly smooth. Although not huge, the building comprises a wide variety of architectural features including a square tower, a hexagonal tower and a pepperpot bartizan which resembles a sort of corner tower. The terrace to the west forms a belvedere. The smaller terrace to the south is more of a passageway. The layout is pleasing to the eye and makes for easy circulation within and around the building. A covered wooden balcony at loft level features on the north-east corner. The original rafters were so well-built that only minor restoration work was necessary. The roof is completely new, with a subtle mixture of flat and canal tiles. The main roof has flat tiles while add-on features such as porches have canal tiles. The copper gutters were fitted in 2010.
The caretaker's accommodation
The ground floor comprises a large room currently in use as a kitchen and dining room (29 m², ceiling 3.11 m high) as well as a lounge (22 m², ceiling 3.30 m high). The floor is covered with wide, square bricks. Upstairs, a corridor provides access to three bedrooms (15 m², 8 m² and 13 m²) as well as a bathroom (13 m²) with travertine floor tiles. The ceilings here are 2.90 m high.
The former stables
The old stables, converted into a winery for a while, could easily be used for their original vocation once again or be converted into a function room. The current building spans two levels. In addition to the stables on the ground floor, the upstairs office looks down on the lower section.
The chateau is a local treasure, but over and above its site and its historical pedigree, visitors are struck by its allure, the splendour of its stonework and its excellent state of repair. The high-quality renovation works and the conversions carried out make this not only a superb home, with every comfort, but also a sound investment. The occasional rental of the chateau represents an investment in itself as it covers the cost of upkeep and staff salaries. This property, a place of residence and/or commercial business, is a good example of total privacy and has the benefit of a particularly good geographical location.
2 090 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Land registry surface area||13 ha 88 a 80 ca|
|Main building surface area||650 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||186 m2|
Philippe Fritsch       +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.