Gloriously light and spacious, the presbytery dates to the 1600’s. The attention to detail and the quality of the finish in this beautiful period property truly make it stand out.
The current owners lovingly restored the entire building in 2007 with the help of an Architect and a team of highly skilled local artisans. No expense was spared to create a truly comfortable and gracious home using high end materials, fixtures and fittings.
The property sits perched on a hill amidst the rolling countryside of the Chalosse, with views towards the mountains and the gentle ebb and slope of the valley below. In total, it offers a generous 310m2 of living space, and just under a hectare of land, to include a formal structural garden, potager, natural stone terrace and private woodland.
Flanked by a pleasing symmetry in the planting that echoes the harmony of the build, a neat gravel path leads you up to the entrance and it's stone steps, teasing you in the certainty that once inside, this is a property that is going to be rather special.
With underfloor heating and natural limestone flooring throughout the ground floor, a generous entrance hall directs you, enfilade, to a home office, dining room and sitting room. With just the right mix of traditional and contemporary finishings, the feel is bright, restrained yet gracious. An exceptional family kitchen is ideal for anyone that loves to cook, the space being practical and full of inspiration. Slick dark cabinetry pairs elegantly with pale limewashed walls and great care has been taken to respond to and retain the surrounding period features. The ground floor also offers a double-width master bedroom, with en suite bathroom, two independent WCs and a good sized utility room.
On the top floor a large open plan living room with a private kitchenette reveals the Solarium, allowing you to make the most of sunny days all year round. A further three bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, a separate bathroom and an additional WC complete the living space.
Stepping out from the kitchen one is lead to a roomy summer kitchen which is found level with the garden and ideal for prepping fresh summer meals to enjoy on the natural stone terrace beyond. There is also a large storage space and garage. Finally a state of the art, "intelligent" greenhouse is the perfect accompaniment to the organic potager.
Views to the south are of the Pyrenees mountain range, and to the north of the rolling Chalosse countryside.
Whilst the presbytere itself is calm and peaceful the village enjoys two cafes, one of which hosts regular music, yoga and craft events. There’s plenty of space both indoors and out, and walks or cycles are outstanding in this beautiful region, surrounded by woodlands, fields and gentle countryside. You’re just a 10-minute drive from a number of popular market towns with boutiques, cafés and restaurants on hand, or you can walk over to "Chez Marcel" and treat yourself to a steaming café au lait in the morning or a cool long drink at sundowners. Café Boissec, also within easy walking distance, regularly holds concerts and creative workshops and the next village along, easily accessible by bike, has a small grocers and newsagents.
The area of the Chalosse is ideally situated approximately 1 hour from the unspoilt beaches of Les Landes and 90 minutes from the ski slopes of the pyrénées. The local towns of Mugron, Saint Sever and Hagetmau offer several cafés, boutiques and restaurants as well as local supermarkets and a weekly markets. This area is rich in culture and history and provides plenty of attractions for holidaymakers. Pau airport can be reached within 40 minutes; Biarritz airport 90 minutes; Toulouse and Bordeaux airports 2 hours. High Speed TGV in Dax reached in 35 minutes, travel time to Paris 3.5 hours.