Elegant former Presbytery with mountain views and swimming pool

1312, Hautes Pyrenees
Property Type:
Property Condition:
Bed / Bath:
5 / 4
€ 498, 000

Points about this property Elegant former Presbytery with mountain views and swimming pool



Extremely well presented former presbytery set in an elevated position with views of the Pyrenees. Village setting, close to all amenities of a pretty market town.

This elegent property has been restored to a high standard including the recent addition of a complete new roof. Double oak entrance doors open into the central entrance hall 20m2 with original terracotta tiled floor and sweeping oak staircase. The hall distributes to a large drawing room to the left, a sitting room to the right and a country style kitchen straight ahead. The drawing room is approximately 36m2 and has windows to 2 elevations. There is a fireplace with wood burning stove. This elegant room provides an excellent entertaining space. The sitting room/snug to the other side of the hall is approximately 16m2 and has windows to 2 elevations and a fireplace with wood burning stove. The Kitchen can be accessed from the main entrance hall and also from the drawing room. Approximately 15m2, the kitchen is fitted in country style. A range style cooker with gas hob and electric oven sits in a feature inglenook. There is ample room for a dining table. From the kitchen to the left is an inner hall with a shower room and a well fitted utility room. A door from the utility room opens into a very useful room of approximately 30m2, which could have a number of uses including a summer kitchen or a games room. To the right of the Kitchen there is a further inner hall leading to a groundfloor bedroom/office of 18m2. There is also a WC adjacent. The impressive oak staicase leads to the first floor landing, which distributes to 3 large bedrooms, two of which have ensuite bath/shower rooms. There is a 4th bedroom/office and a large very well fitted shower room. The first floor has polished wooden floors throughout and the bedrooms and bathrooms have exposed beams and are full of character. The property benefits from gaz tank central heating throughout.

The approach is via a single track no through road and the property occupies a dominant position in the village. The elevated position affords commanding views of the surrounding countryside and the Pyrenees beyond. The driveway sweeps round to the side and there is ample parking for several vehicles. The gardens are well laid out and take advantage of the sloping landscape. The swimming pool is tucked away behind a well designed screen of planting and is fully fenced to meet safety regulations. Lawned areas, mature trees and fruit trees together with a variety of outdoor seating areas and covered dining terrace further enhance this attractive outdoor space

The property can be found right in the centre of a pretty village. The nearest market town, with all amenities is only a few minutes away by car and can easily be reached on foot. Less than an hour and a half from the ski slopes and the Basque coast resorts of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz. 40 minutes to Lourdes Airport with regular flights from London Stansted. Bordeaux and Toulouse are each about 2 hours away.

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