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🏬#220 🥇87%  SOLD • €115k • typical • village • 620m² mini-hub • spacious village auberge near towns
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southern France: Tarbres, , (Pau)
☃️3–11–19°☀️8☁️11 • 🍂14–26°☀️7☁️10 ↥500m
GREAT  🔨 effort
OKAY  💰 cost
OKAY  🚌 transport
GOOD  ✈️ access
DODGY  🛒 shops
GOOD  🏙 towns
GOOD  🧗 activities
GOOD  ☀️ climate
GOOD  ⛰️ nature
OKAY  🌷 garden
GREAT  🏠 building
OKAY  🏘 hood
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Environment ✧ wooded and pastoral hills below mountains; some walks on doorstep

Services ✧ bar and basic groceries (no bakery!), 2 restos, supermarket 25mins bike; town 10mins drive

Access ✧ station 5mins drive/15mins bike: +6h/overnight Paris €45, 6h Barcelona; airport 30mins drive/transit; Toulouse 1h30, airport 2h

Notes ✧ sale failed due to refusal of loan, was relisted and removed again, may return…
✦ owners are also potentially open to alternative arrangements, thus a tranched purchase could be possible, which given its current usable state would be good value; recent drop from 130k but likely already at bottom of reasonable negs

✦ village has a cafe, some restaurants (not all year), a small garden, a cinema and amusingly a 'night club' (really for the older folks); better restaurants a short drive
✦ there's a tennis court a stone's throw from the back door; in summer a small pool with jacuzzi (an aquatic centre with hammam is being constructed in the town, though the local thermal spa may offer individual access)
✦ not much to do immediately around except a good few woodland walks including a 2h circuit climbing to a restored fort; but there's a mill and abbey open to the public; lots more hiking and outdoors in the mountains around 30mins drive plus skiing (if it survives climate change); and many other activities including the Pic du Midi at 45mins; notable outings would thus be daytrips; there are busses to various places in the mountains too, and a hydrogen train
✦ horse riding 20mins; rafting/canoe/canyoning/winter trekking 35mins; a greenway is being planned 30mins bike away with an easy 1h into the hills (Arreau)
✦ the local town (Lannmezan) is not pretty but has everything needed and is only 10mins drive (bus runs twice daily to town in 30mins with 4h until returning); there's a much better town (Bagnères-de-Bigorre) 25mins drive which has many good restaurants and an indoor market hall
✦ access to the city of Tarbes is okay at 35mins drive but easier by train in 20mins with a 5min pickup or 10min (electric) bike, thus escapes are not so bad (last train back 7:30pm); similarly which is 35mins and Pau at 1h good for the day out
✦ several third-spaces with coworking near, one only 20mins in an old factory having a microbrewery and event/yoga spaces with various classes; another in a rural setting 35mins away hosting textile and artist workshops, amongst others
✦ there's also Pau airport at 1h drive or 2h transit
✦ all in old but usable state, 9x 2-room apartments (probably 3 per floor), plus common spaces; whilst one floor could remain much as is, the others would need complete replanning; used to have 30 bedrooms
✦ 5 floors:
✦ + 3 floors of 140m2
✦ + 100m2 attic with dormers
✦ + basement maybe 100m2
✦ + basement annexe 15m2
✦ + seperate garden house 65m2 on 2 floors inc garage, plus attic with dormer
✦ 1st and second floor have a single central juoliet balcony above the street
✦ 285m2 of outdoor spaces: ground floor terrace 20m2 above garden-courtyard 170m2, down to laneside section with steps up of 50m2, and a slope up to street 45m2
✦ there's also a narrow 1.5m/35m2 streetside strip suitable for benches/tables with a glass overhang above it
✦ south-east exposed at back, front north onto street
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