Located in the triangle between Lourdes-Pontacq-Nay is this beautiful property of almost 22 hectares (53 acres) currently dedicated to raising cattle. There are two houses and several working outbuildings: perfect for an agricultural or agro-tourist project or other, in this natural setting close to the mountains.
This working farm is located in the first foothills of the Pyrenees, in a rural zone where you will benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy and its aids, as well as right of access to the open mountain summer pastures.
The farm is installed in the centre of the property and comprises several agricultural buildings (1440 m²) centred around the two farmhouses and separated by a country lane.
The oldest house dates from the 17th Century and has 120m² of space on three levels. Whilst not habitable in its current state, it has retained lots of its original charm and character with mullioned windows, wooden gallery and slate roof covering (60% newly laid last year). This splendid home is in otherwise excellent condition (walls, oak roof framework) and merits a full restoration into a charming dwelling (renovation plans are available). This building is flanked by two stonewall barns (80m² and 140m²) in good condition and which date more than likely from the same period as the house.
The main house is located the other side of the country lane and offers more than 300m² of living space with a section renovated in the 1960's. The ground floor has a generous, 40m² living area, spacious bedroom, kitchen, larder, laundry, bathroom and toilet. Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to three more bedrooms, a bathroom, toilet and attic space. There is also a 50m² storage cellar.
There is a central heating system powered by wood. No double glazing: insulation should be improved. The property is served by an individual sewage system not up to current codes. Other than general interior modernisation there are no major works to be undertaken. The slate roof covering is 50% new and the rest in excellent condition.
The main agricultural buildings are clustered around the main house: stone-built stables with accompanying lean-to (280m²), a metallic storage hangar (250m²) serves as shelter for the farm equipment and grain silos, a livestock barn (240m²) and finally set aside is a currently disused pig sty (450m²).These buildings are functional and in relatively good condition.
The working farm is divided into two sections:
- The upper section (10.67 hectares) covers the hillside above and around the farm and consists of pastures on a plateau of moderate slope and where it is possible to use mechanised equipment over almost the entirety.
- The lower section (11.53 hectares) is at the bottom of the hillside and stretches along a river. Flat and well irrigated, it is possible to cultivate cereal crops, corn in particular.
The current owner of this working farm hopes to rapidly find a successor capable of continuing the current livestock (cow milk production). He is ready is hand down all his knowledge, current government financial aids attached to the activity and rights to summer his herd of 50 Blond Aquitaine cows on open mountain pastures.
If the new owner does not wish to continue the current activity, the property is perfect for numerous projects: agro-tourism, equestrian activity, educational activities, leisure centre, gîte or a mix of several of these, for example.
Such activities would highlight the potential of this property and its privileged location just 15 mins from Lourdes: an isolated farm property with panoramic views of the Pyrenees, numerous buildings ready to accommodate a new owner...
You will be 15 mins from Lourdes for all commerce, services, airport and access to A64 motorway, 20 mins from Tarbes, 30 mins from Pau, 45 mins from skiing and 1h30 from the Ocean.