106375BRU40 - Directly on the Pau-Bayonne (mountain and sea)and on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, this group of 3 houses requiring renovation is an old farm (wines and fruit trees). No longer cultivated but maintained land (20ha) would be ideal to resume an activity "bio", equestrian exploitation or any other project related to tourism for example. - The first inhabitants listed in this Maison de maître date from 1685, but well before, the viscount governor of Béarn, Armand Louis IV of Aspremont, would have built a convent "La Corratrie", for the elderly sisters. The Spaniards would have burned it in May and June 1523. During the wars of religion in the Landes (8) Sorde-l'Abbaye is devastated by the troops of Montgomery. It is easy to think that if a fortified house existed, it could have suffered the same fate as the neighboring abbeys ...
This building, the first half of the 17th century, surrounded by noble grounds has become a "caverie". Then at the French Revolution, everything was taken ...
The current owner was born in this house of 420m ² to renovate, lived there, worked and continues the maintenance of the 20 hectares of land.
The large glass door leads into this long corridor, typical of these Maisons de maître, separating the dining room, living rooms with open fireplaces, rooms used to feed the employees of the farm of earlier, such as kitchen, scullery, cannery, rest rooms and showers, WC. Several access to the terraces and shed of 345m².
2 traditional wooden stairs lead you upstairs with 7 large bedrooms, bathrooms and showers, WC.
The second 130m² house to renovate is located on the edge of the field, isolated near the trees and near the stream below. It has a large living/dining room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with terrace access, bathroom. The total basement to be developed having the same surfaces and covered terrace could serve as the second apartment.
The last house of 140m ², serving as current home joined the house and its outbuildings accessible but stay away. The 3 houses facing South, this one has a shaded terrace overlooking the kitchen, the dining room and the huge living room with fireplace, toilet, pantry, boiler room, access barn, and cellar. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom, toilet and access to the attic to develop. Much more recent it is equipped with double glazing and heat pump air/water.
Many outbuildings about 1450m ² complete this set: huge shed of 345m ², garages (ideal for collectors cars), workshop with pit, offices or reception room.
Each house equipped with oil heating has an independent tank.
Labatut, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France