Former Abbey with Views of the Soule Mountain Range

855,000 €


Homepage House Sauguis St Etienne


Ref. 1475 - This magnificent ancient secular abbey, referenced in 1327 in the Pamplona archives, is steeped in history. It is one of the three noble secular abbeys of Soule in the Basque Country. Five lines of lords succeeded each other at the "Château", where the mother of the famous captain of the Musketeers, the Count of Tréville, hero of the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas was born.

The Manor overlooking the most beautiful mountains of the Soule has undergone a complete upscale professional renovation which has brought back its beauty and charm.

Over three floors, accommodation comprises on the ground floor of a reception room with a magnificent archer, a mosaic floor designed by the mosaic artist of the Bardo Museum in Tunis, as well as a frieze surrounding the terracotta tiles. A large kitchen-dining room with stove piano adjoins a sitting room and billiard room, the floors of which have been restored using Sarrancolin marble, the same used at the Palace of Versailles and the Opéra Garnier. A bedroom or an office, laundry room, shower room and workshop complete the ground floor.

With its large imposing staircase, with well conceived direct and indirect lighting, the Manor offers at first floor level a large bedroom with en suite shower room enjoying a triple exposure, office, bedroom with en suite shower room , master bedroom with Louis XV style bathroom, and dressing room.

The second floor includes a gallery, impressive library as well as a very large office with bathroom, enjoying a triple exposure. The walls are covered with a magnificent custom built library with integrated lighting. A home cinema is on the third floor.

The thick walls were all painted with lime and natural pigments, all the windows are heavily doubled glazed. The existing mullion windows have been restored with mouth-blown stained glass. The electricity has been completely updated. The heating system includes a gas boiler for central heating with a tank buried in the garden, and two pellet burning stoves. The property is connected to the mains drainage system.

The Manor is a 10-minute drive from the market town of Mauléon Licharre, about an hour from the ski resorts, and close to the Atlantic coast and Spain.


  • Rooms 10 rooms
  • Surface 493 m²
  • Total area 595 m²
  • Heating Radiator, Gas, Individual
  • Hot water Boiler
  • Used water Main drainage
  • Condition Excellent condition
  • Orientation South West
  • Built in 1327


  • 1 Entrance 15 m²
  • 2 Living-rooms 55 m², 20 m²
  • 4 Hallways 24 m², 23 m², 11 m², 7 m²
  • 2 Storage rooms 8 m², 2 m²
  • 1 Shower room 4 m²
  • 1 Lavatory 1.5 m²
  • 1 Kitchen 30 m²
  • 1 Play room 30 m²
  • 5 Bedrooms 50 m², 47 m², 30 m², 21 m², 19 m²
  • 3 Shower rooms / Lavatories 6 m², 4.5 m², 3 m²
  • 1 Study 14 m²
  • 1 Bathroom / Lavatory 12 m²
  • 1 Walk-in closet 16 m²
  • 1 Home cinema 40 m²
  • 1 Attic 40 m²
  • 1 Garage 47 m²
  • 1 Mezzanine 15 m²
  • 1 Land 1665 m²


  • Fireplace
  • Double glazing
  • Internet


  • Beach 70 minutes
  • Airport 60 minutes
  • Ski slope 60 minutes

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