Type : Manor house
For Sale or Rent : Sale
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 2
City : Pau 30 minutes
County : Pyrenees Atlantiques
Country : France
Postcode : 64000
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Contact Person : Tony BURT
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Ad ID : 2638595
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Maison Moulié - Beautiful, renovated 18th Century 'Maison De Maitre' in the village of Argelos the South of France countryside 30 minutes from Pau
The Property/ exterior
Maison Moulié, one of only two properties on Chemin de Moulié, has an impressive entrance with two large iron gates. The property opens up into a beautiful and well maintained granite cobble-paved courtyard with a sandstone fountain at its centre and all of the buildings of the property surrounding it.
There are two large barns to renovate and a smaller shelter (the former piggery) which would make an ideal summer house/ studio apartment. Additional construction materials are being sold with the house such as floor tiles, additional iron gates (for the private driveway), iron Romeo & Juliet balconies for the front and sides of the house, additional granite blocks and garden tools/ a cement mixer.
In addition there are a total of 4 hectares (10 acres) of land surrounding the property in small parcels which can be kept as part of the holding or sold separately.
The beautifully renovated interior is a fresh palette of newly lined white walls for you to add your own finishing touches to such as feature walls or artwork.
The original front door leads into a wide hallway with stunning late 18th century ornate floor tiles and leading to the dining room, the lounge room which leads to the fifth bedroom, kitchen and enormous downstairs bedroom. There is also a shower room and powder room on the ground floor.
Up the double flight wooden staircase is an upstairs landing leading to three further bedrooms including the light filled master bedroom, a renovated bathroom, separate shower room and toilet. There is also a small upstairs attic room which could be converted into a mezzanine level above the enormous downstairs bedroom or act as a further bedroom, study or storage area. Stairs lead from this room to the enormous attic which covers the entire footprint of the house. This could be converted to make an ideal games room or home theatre.
The current Australian owners have made many improvements to the property over the 15 years that they have owned it including re-wiring and re-lining the whole house, replacing the roof on the barn, paving the courtyard with granite blocks and fitting the central ornate fountain, laying front and side paved terraces, new kitchen, planting an avenue of maple trees either side of a private driveway to the property, installing ornate iron entrance gates and more. Simply add your own finishing touches to make this home your own.
Agreements with a native English speaking groundsman and housekeeper are in place and can be extended upon purchase.
Area/ Getting there
Argelos is situated 30 minutes from Pau and one hour from Biarritz, both of which have international airports and car hire agencies.
Maison Moulié is a perfect base from which to explore southern France and northern Spain. Moulie is a two hour drive from Bordeaux and there are numerous beautiful villages of historic interest in the area including Amou, Sauveterre de Bearn, and Salies de Bearn. France's own surfer's paradise, Biarritiz, and the highest sand dunes in Europe, the Dune du Pilat are a short drive to the West. Close to the border of Spain, Maison Moulie is a 90 minute drive to the town of San Sebastian and it is only a short drive from there to Bilbao and the Guggenheim museum. The area is famous for its gastronomy and has its own nearby wine appellations of Jurancon, St Mont and Madiran as well as the world renowned Jambon de Bayonne and exquisite Pyrenees cheeses including, Rocquefort and Bethmale. Maison Moulie is on the route of the pilgrims' walk of St Jacques de Compostelle and a 2 hour drive from Lourdes.
This is a unique opportunity to own a beautiful country home in France. It's ready to move into and the barns and stable provide enormous potential to further extend the main property, or create a home and income.
Come to relax and get away from it all in beautiful southwest France, or enjoy the opportunity to entertain family and friends in your own beautiful French country home. Ref:2211