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Location: Pau
Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques
Region: Aquitaine

Description:
Situated less than one hour from Pau in the beautiful Ossau valley and on the right bank of the river Gave is this splendid and historic chateau for sale offering 450m of living space and dating from the 13th and 17th Centuries. In part renovated, this was the family dwelling of Catherine De Ragues, the mother of Aramis, the famous musketeer. Built upon a spur of rock dominating the surrounding area, if offers seven bedrooms, two sitting rooms, old kitchen with fireplace, two bathrooms, a chapel, cellar, 250m of outbuildings and a guard house plus 8000m of land. It's dominant position assures this property a superb view of the mountains and surrounding valley. The entrance serves, to the right, the 30m kitchen with grand fireplace and it's 30m stone-floor larder. To the left are a toilet, laundry and two reception rooms of 30m each and each with fireplace, stained glass, woodwork and 17th Century tapestries from Avignon. An oak staircase leads up to a landing serving, to the right, the chapel (with certain elements dating from 1694), a bedroom, bathroom and toilet, whilst to the left are three more bedrooms. The second floor has four bedrooms and a toilet. The third floor attic is to convert to living space as you wish. Construction is traditional. The roof covered in tile. The roof framework is made from boat hull timbers. The flooring is oak. The roof has been maintained and revised. The outside rendering was redone in two sections in 2002 and 2006. A septic tank system handles used waters. Heating is produced by electricity. The chateau in its entirety, including its outbuildings, terraces and surrounding wall, is registered as a historic monument. You will be 5 mins from services and commerce. 1h from Pau and its airport, TGV-served station and A64 motorway, 2h from Biarritz, 30 mins from the Spanish border and 20 mins from skiing.



Price: € 525000
Beds: 7 Baths: 0
Land: 8000(m²)
AF23192