19th-CENTURY STONE FARMHOUSE WITH POOL + GÎTE + PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE PYRÉNÉES + POTENTIAL AS LUXURY B&B..., Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine
A10917 - Set on a ridge above the Nivelle valley, this atypical farmhouse was built from the stones of an older building in 1880, following a traditional Basque design. The upper storey is nearly fully glazed at the front, with all rooms opening onto the south facing veranda, overlooking the pool and the Pyrénées. The ground floor consists of 6 guest rooms, with ensuite bathrooms, which open directly onto the garden, a panoramic lounge and spa. The 50m2 dining area above the lounge first floor has a stunning 270° view over the Basque country below. The 8500m2 garden is surrounded by rolling farmland: in front to the south is the 12x6m heated pool, and its pool house with a lounge and open kitchen. There is a spacious 2 bedroom gite on the western edge of the plot, with its own deck and barbecue. Adjacent is a substantial car port. Solar panels halve the electricity bill for this huge luxury home, with boutique hotel or B&B potential .