House - Salies-de-Béarn (64270) - PYRENEES ATLANTIQUES € 495,000 € 485,000

Réf : 111075BRU64

TWO HOUSES IN SALIES-DE-BÉARN - STYLISH CONTEMPORARY VILLA + GUEST COTTAGE + LOVELY GARDEN OF 2,000m²: these two architect-designed houses are ideal for a spacious family home, a holiday home, to rent out long-term or for a small gîte/B&B business...

Situated in a hillside location on the outskirts of the famous thermal spa town of Salies-de-Béarn, this superb four-bedroom villa has a two-bedroom guest cottage, a double garage and a pretty garden of 2,000m². It is absolutely ideal for a spacious family home or a luxurious holiday home - and the guest cottage would be perfect for grandparents or teenagers! The property’s proximity to Pyrénées ski resorts, Atlantic beach resorts and Spain will easily attract paying guests should the new owner wish to rent out the guest cottage or villa to tourists or visitors to the thermal spas. The cottage could also be used as an office, a consulting room, an art studio…

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Réf : 111075BRU64

Detailed description

Built in 2000 and set in peaceful gardens and grounds of 2,000m², these two architect-designed houses - a two-storey villa of 155m² and a single-storey guest cottage of 60m² - are in perfect condition and ready for to move into! Both properties have very practical layouts, including two bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floors of both houses. The guest cottage has a south-facing dining terrace which is not overlooked; the villa has a covered dining terrace adjacent to the kitchen, so is ideal for sunny breakfasts, long lazy lunches and romantic moonlit suppers…

The villa's superb cathedral-style entrance hall leads into a spacious open-plan sitting room/dining room, which has a fireplace with insert. From the adjacent kitchen, which can be fully closed off with a retractable door, pretty patio doors open onto the covered dining terrace, which faces east. Also on the ground floor, which has underfloor heating, is an air-conditioned wine cellar, a utility room with access to a double garage, two bedrooms, a shower room and a WC.

On the first floor of the villa, there is a large mezzanine area which is currently an office, two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, bathroom, a WC and access to two small loft areas.

The single-storey guest cottage is located on the far side of the villa and is completely independent. It has underfloor heating, an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen of 40m², two bedrooms, a bathroom with an Italian-style shower and a separate WC. From the main room, French doors open onto a south-facing terrace which overlooks the lovely garden.

The villa is located on the outskirts of the riverside town of Salies-de-Béarn, which is famous for its healing thermal spas and annual salt festival. There is a supermarket just 600 metres away from the property and the town centre is accessible on foot along a "Voie Verte" - an old railway line now transformed into a footpath for both pedestrians and cyclists. The local golf club is also accessible on foot and is just a 10-minute walk away.

Salies-de-Béarn is halfway between the lively cities of Bayonne and Pau and about two hours away from Bordeaux and Toulouse. If you fancy a day skiing, several Pyrénées ski resorts are 80 – 90 minutes away to the south of the property, or if a day on the beach in Biarritz or St-Jean-de-Luz is more your style, the Atlantic coastal resorts about 50 minutes away. St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and pretty Basque farming villages are about 20 minutes away.


Ground floor:
- a covered dining terrace with delightful garden views
- a cathedral-style entrance hall
- a large sitting room/dining room with a fireplace and insert
- a kitchen with a pantry and access to the covered dining terrace
- a utility room
- two bedrooms
- a shower room
- a WC
- an air-conditioned wine cellar
- a double garage with direct access to the utility room
- beautifully maintained gardens and grounds of 2,000m², ideal for a swimming pool

First floor:
- a mezzanine area
- two bedrooms
- a bathroom
- a WC
- access to two small loft areas


- a south-facing dining terrace
- an open-plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with a pantry
- two bedrooms
- a shower room with an Italian-style shower
- a WC


This excellent villa comprises 155m² of living space, making it perfect for a very spacious family home or holiday home. With four bedrooms in the villa and two in the guest cottage, you will have plenty of room to accommodate your friends and family – or perhaps you have parents or teenage children who might like to use the guest cottage as a private apartment! The guest cottage could also be used as an office, a consulting room, an art studio…

If you are hoping to find an excellent-value property that could be rented out, both the villa and the guest cottage have huge income potential. The area’s proximity to Spain, the Pyrénées and the Atlantic coast brings many visitors to the Béarn, many of whom are looking for top-quality accommodation all year round, but particularly during the summer months, the skiing season and at Christmas and New Year.

The guest cottage could be used as a holiday gîte by families during the summer, or it could become a luxurious Bed and Breakfast suite, attracting tourists for short breaks out of season and visitors to the town’s famous thermal spas. Alternatively, the four-bedroom villa itself could be rented out to larger parties and the owners could live in the guest cottage during those weeks. With shops, restaurants and bars all accessible on foot along the “Voie Verte” into the town, the many advantages of these gorgeous properties should guarantee you bookings all year round!


Telephone + ADSL
Heating: underfloor + radiators + fireplace with insert
Mains water
Septic tank


Located in the beautiful Béarn, Salies-de-Béarn has a good choice of supermarkets, bars and several good restaurants. There is a twice-weekly market, along with a golf club, a tennis court and many cultural events throughout the year. For a much bigger choice of shops and amenities, the cities of Pau and Bayonne are not far away. The Béarn has many excellent schools, including an International School in Pau, which uses the UK curriculum.

Salies-de-Béarn is situated between two rivers – the Gave de Pau to the north and the Gave d’Oloron to the south. You can enjoy picnics overlooking the river at Sauveterre-de-Béarn and stroll down to the river to go swimming or white-water rafting. If you enjoy walking, it is possible to join the Chemin de St-Jacques-de-Compostelle at Sauveterre-de-Béarn as the route heads south to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Salies-de-Béarn)

Pau airport 40m
Tarbes Lourdes airport 1h 01m
Biarritz airport 46m
Gare Orthez 22m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Orthez 22m
Ferry Bilbao 2h 31m

Issarbe 1h 24m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 33m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 49m
Iraty 1h 20m
Val-d’Azun 1h 50m
Gourette 1h 41m

Biarritz grande plage 53m
Tarnos, Metro plage 51m

Aventure Parc Aramits 1h
Aquabéarn (Goès) 55m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 1h 23m
Zoo d’Asson 1h 13m
Grottes de Bétharram 1h 14m
Gorges de Kakuetta 1h 07m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 1h 21m

Major Towns:
Pau 51m
Oloron-Sainte-Marie 48m
Lourdes 1h 11m
Toulouse 2h 30m
Bayonne 45m
Biarritz 52m
Bordeaux 2h 22m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 41m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 35m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 31m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 1h 19m
Bilbao 2h 17m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 3h 31m
Madrid 5h 30m

  • 485 000 € (HAI)
  • agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
  • Electricity on site
  • Garage
  • Private parking
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Character property
  • Double glazing
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Business potential
Property Type
  • Holiday Home
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Town property
  • Close to golf course
  • DPE - 113
  • GES - 20