- Type: House, (Tourist) business, Bed and Breakfast
- Living surface: 290
- Plot size: 2500
- Bedrooms: 5
- Total rooms: 14
- Bathrooms: 4
- Closest neighbour in m.: 30
- Heating: Oil fired central heating, Wood burners
- Close By: Beaches, Mountains
- Special features: Wine cellar
- Languages spoken: English
Maison de Maitre from the 1800s with excellent B&B potential
Price: € 325 000 | Ref.: 3447 | Views: 770
Comfortable family home in stunningly beautiful area of SW France. With its commanding position, this Maison de Maître has great potential for passing B&B trade. Several hill walks can be made straight from the house. Less than 10km from Saint Palais, and near the Camino de Santiago, it is roughly equidistant from the coast (Biarritz) and the mountains (nearest ski station La Pierre St. Martin). Saint Palais is a thriving market town (pop. approx. 2000) with several schools, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and a cinema. There are ample doctors and dentists (some English speaking). A modern hospital, about 15 minutes away, has 24/7 emergency cover.
Porch, large entrance hall (wheelchair accessible), sitting room, dining room, kitchen and office with en-suite shower room (formerly used as a bedroom). Underneath the original staircase is a good-sized cupboard for coats, vacuum cleaner etc. Wood burning stove in sitting room.
Large landing with original oak flooring. 3 bedrooms (one with en-suite) and separate shower room and dressing area.
The attic is light and bright, and recently re-floored with solid pine and currently used as a recreation area for yoga and personal training. The roof and exterior walls insulated to government standards and windows double-glazed. Large storage cupboard.
The upper floor of the annexe building can be reached from main house, but it also has an exterior door to garden. It contains two large rooms, currently bedrooms, plus a large bath/shower room. Roof and exterior walls insulated and with part double glazing. Could be converted for Airbnb.
Tiled with central heating boiler, oil tank, freezer, washing machine and workbench. Ceiling and walls are insulated. There are three small rooms leading off, used for storing for garden produce and wine, toys and logs.
Around the property
The house stands in 2500 sq.m of lawns, orchard, flower beds and productive vegetable garden, plus a copse and hen run. Well fenced. Accessible septic tank and 3000 litre rainwater tank.
From the terrace, reached from the kitchen, there is a panoramic view of the hills with no other house in sight. On a clear night there is no light pollution to impair the view of the sky and stars.
Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout.
The owner is looking to sell in 2020 and move to a smaller proprety.
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