Happy Special LUXE Edition Tuesday! It’s a snow day over here and I am very bored, so I felt like posting this quirky and extravagant 12th Century chateau just for fun!
It is twice the price of what I normally share, but get this: it has TEN bedrooms in the main house, THREE bedrooms in a separate guest apartment, TWO bedrooms in a gîte, FOUR acres of land, plus stunning barns that could be converted into even more guest accomodation or event space. It’s in great condition… with minimal work, it would be a wonderful business opportunity! Tag your business partner! 😉
From the listing on Leggett:
This fabulous Medieval château of 656m² is situated between Orthez and Pau in the Béarn. The main building and its spacious two-bedroom gîte have been beautifully renovated and restored – and the period décor is a delight. With ten bedrooms in the château, three bedrooms in the guest apartment and two bedrooms in the gîte, you will always have plenty of room to accommodate friends and family! You might, however, prefer to live in the gîte or guest apartment and transform the château into a chic boutique hotel, a luxurious Bed and Breakfast business, a heavenly yoga retreat/wellness centre or a stunning events venue for hosting weddings, seminars, murder mystery weekends/Escape Games, leisure activity holidays…
Situated in the Béarn, the château is close to several rivers for exciting watersports, numerous ski resorts in the French and Spanish Pyrénées, along with surfing and family beaches on the Atlantic coast. The nearby Medieval market town of Orthez has numerous shops and other amenities, including the “Base de Loisirs d’Orthez-Biron” with its leisure lake and beach, where you can swim, sunbathe and picnic as if you are by the sea!
I also found this chateau listed on Savills here! Below are photos from the Savills listing: less romanticized but a better view of the accommodations!