Exquisite property

Biarritz, The glamour of a 1900 house


Built in 1908, this basque property has housed many dignitaries

Located in a wooded neighbourhood five minutes away from the heart of Biarritz and the beaches, this property was built in 1908, one of the few remaining family estates from that period. The Phare, Chiberta and Arcangues golf courses are all a short drive away. Neo-Basque in style, it has housed Russia’s exiled Grand Dukes and Alfonso XIII, king of Spain. Says BIIM Sotheby’s International Realty: “One really gets the feeling of travelling back in time. Wandering around the pond and the rose garden, you can picture yourself having just arrived in a vintage automobile!” The master house offers 500 sq m of living space on three levels, as well as a 160-sq m basement. The ground floor has a great hall with a majestic staircase, a library, a study, a living room which opens on the park, a dining room and a pantry. There are 12 rooms and 7 bathrooms upstairs. Facing South, the property has a 2.5-acre wooded park, a pool, a tennis court and a 150-sq m conciergerie. A permit also allows for an additional building.

SUMMARY: Where: Biarritz - Living space : 500 m2 pour la maison principale - Period : 1908 - Price : 5 000 000 € - Estate agent : BIIM Sotheby's International Realty - 4 avenue Reine-Victoria - 64200 Biarritz. - Tél. : 05 59 22 04 22. http://www.agence-biim.com

Photo : © Caroline Rabier