In which part of France area we?
This property is in the very heart of Les Landes, in Chalosse. Located in a place of rare and exceptional beauty, this estate is a short drive from a local and thriving village with shops, schools, a cinema, and a local market, in an area which has a rich local tapestry and year-round activity. The closest Tgv station in Dax is a thirty-minute drive, while the closest airport in Pau is an hour away. Bordeaux airport is two hours forty five by car. The property is located about an hour away from the closest beaches.
An overview of the property:
We first glimpse this beautiful 17th century property at the end of a long tree-lined avenue, in the heart of a splendid park which offers over two hectares of woodland and garden. Three hectares are currently rented out to a local farmer.
The property comprises several buildings: the main house, an outbuilding which has been converted into a second dwelling, and a large three-floor outbuilding which as yet is unconverted.
The parkland and gardens are a decided plus to this property, being both rich and diverse, and filled with a riot of flowers, trees and plants which ensure a year-round display of colour for the owners of the property throughout the seasons. The parkland is an invitation for a gentle stroll on one’s own grounds, or to sit and contemplate the world in a place of utter tranquillity. The salt pool has been secreted discreetly in the heart of the park, for maximum harmony.
Inside the property, The Main House
This is a period property built in traditional grand 17th century style with spacious rooms and high ceilings. The living space is divided over three floors.
The Ground Floor
The main reception rooms lie here. The kitchen forms just part of a gran living space in which there is also the dining-room with a fireplace equipped with a wood-burning stove.
The dining-room is next to the kitchen which opens directly onto the park to the rear of the property.
Finally, to complete our visit of the ground floor, we take a look at the technical hub of the house, with a visit to the laundry room, the pantry, the boiler room and a room which is currently used as an ironing-room, but which could be converted or used into a more habitable space, having its own door to the garden.
The First Floor
The first floor can be accessed internally by one of two staircases. There is also access from outside, via a stone staircase running up from the main façade of the house. The door opens onto a vast hallway, which opens in turn on to a first reception-room which overlooks the rear of the property. We continue our visit to the property with a look at the library and a bedroom with an ensuite shower and cloakroom on one side, and on the other, a study and a bedroom with an ensuite shower-room and cloakroom. The rooms are all equally spacious in size, filled with light and in perfect condition.
The Second Floor
On this floor there are four double bedrooms, which are all as spacious as one might hope for, with a property from this period. There are two bedrooms, each with a spacious bathroom, being both modern in style and filled with light. In one bedroom there is a wood-burning stove in the middle of the room. The last two bedrooms on this floor have an ensuite bath and a shower-room respectively.
This part of the property was once the family bakery. There is an entrance hall on the ground floor with a spacious bedroom with its own bathroom and cloakroom. The bread oven itself has been converted into a room with a wood-burning stove.
To the rear of the annexe, there is an apartment on two levels with a reception room/kitchen on the ground floor and on the first floor, a bedroom with a bathroom which has a bathtub and a separate shower room.
The reception-room up on the mezzanine has a lovely picture-frame window which affords its owners delightful views over the park and gives ones the impression of being tucked away in a cabin in the woods.
The as yet non-converted outbuilding is impressive in size, measuring approximately 1200m2, over three floors. This room has been purposefully left in its original state, without any dividing walls, so that one can appreciate the vast and impressive size of this ancient building and admire the wonderful wooden rafters, which when viewed from below form the shape of an upside-down boat.
Our thoughts here at Bliss
This Property will certainly delight anyone in search of a seventeenth century property rich in history and filled with original features: high ceilings, grand rooms and all the space a large family could want. Equally the property provides adequate space for a business venture.
This is truly a unique building in an exception location, that has managed to survive the passing of time, without losing any of its original charm, despite numerous renovations which have been careful to preserve all its traditional features.
The beauty of the building is amplified by the park, with its numerous trees, lawns and flowers, all of which are bursting with life, with several private arbours, which are a delight to anyone who loves the sense of a secret garden, with lots of intimate hideaways.
It is undoubtably a privilege and a responsibility to take on such a property. The current owners have a keen sense of responsibility and love for the building and are keen to pass the honour of owning this building on to the right family.
Future owners might wish to add their own personal touch to the estate, by developing the one last remaining outbuilding not to have been converted.
From a technical point of view
The property is not linked to main drains but has a septic tank. There is gas central heating in the main house and electric heating, coupled with log fires in the annexe. The swimming pool is 12m x 6m and is a saltwater pool.
Price 1,350,000 €
Seller pays the agency fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 3,292.68
Number of mandate: 840
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Agency: BLISS IMMOBILIER
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