17th century château for sale, 55 minutes from Biarritz

  • Type 
    Castle / Palace
  • Year built 
    1664
  • Pool
    Yes
  • For sale / For rent 
    Buy
  • Bedrooms 
    5
  • Bathrooms 
    2
  • Living Area 
    700
  • Location
  • City
    SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT
    Country
    France

Description

Stunning château once belonging to Monsignor d'Olce, the bishop who blessed the marriage of Louis XIV and Princess Maria Theresa of Spain. With foundations dating back to the Middle Ages (14th century), the property stands as a wonderful example of 17th century architecture. Restored in the 2000s and officially listed as a Historic Monument since 2005, it offers 700 m² of living area in perfect condition, including its original 17th century facade with two square towers, its central staircase with armoured dome, its French ceilings, its mullioned windows, its monumental fireplaces and its chapel with altarpiece. The property features two bedrooms on the top level, accessed via an elevator, while the grounds also house a large stone outbuilding offering a further 380 m² in need of renovation. The château sits on a 5 hectare estate with both French- and Italian-style gardens, a maze, a swimming pool, a rose garden and a bread oven.