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Le Clos Iriberri, an eco-responsible contemporary development set on the shores of a lake in a beautiful national forest near Bayonne, offers studio to 3 bedroom apartments with terraces, for an exceptional alternative way of lifeProperty type: New build Eco-Friendly ApartmentsAddress: Bayonne Accommodation: studio to 3 bedroomsPrices: 112K to 274K Size: 33 sqm to 82.8 sqmDeposit: 5% to notary Sales office: YesDelivery date: 4Q2011 Terrace: 7.7 to 15.6 sqm The developmentLe Clos Iriberri is an eco-responsible development (conforming to low-energy consumption norms) nestled at the heart of the Le Seque eco-quarter in a beautiful national forest, on a small island, facing a lake. Of contemporary architecture, with pure lines, generous spaces opening onto large terraces and wholesome materials, the development integrates itself gently into the landscape and offers an exceptional alternative way of life near the urban environment of Bayonne. Local good quality eco-friendly and long-lasting materials have been used, with a responsible maintenance of rain water and photovoltaic systems in place. Green spaces have also been created to increase the local biodiversity. Suspended footbridges, protected by climbing plants, link the various buildings offering plunging views over the surrounding natural site. All in all, the programme is a well thought out choice for living and investing in a quality and sustainable natural environment.The locationLe Clos Iriberri is in Le Seque, a new eco-quarter being built just 5 km north of the centre of Bayonne, offering a new and exciting way of living. Le Seque will extend over 35 acres of land with a capacity for 1600 new inhabitants, in low energy consumption dwellings with a long term, controlled maintenance of water and waste. Bayonne itself is a beautiful city dating back to Roman times, set at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, the cultural capital of the French Basque country. The city is essentially divided into two by the Nive, with Grand Bayonne on one side, the commercial and civic hub (shops, the cathedral and pretty narrow streets) and Petit Bayonne on the other, with lively bars and restaurants as well as important museums. As a lively place, there are of course numerous festivals many of which reflect the Basque culture, such as the 5-day Fetes de Bayonne (with bullfighting), jazz, ham, theatre and pelota festivals.ActivitiesBayonne has the longest tradition of bull-fighting in France so if it this appeals, the season runs from July to September. A large variety of sports are on offer including horse riding, golf, Basque pelota, bowling, swimming, skating, tennis, cycling and after all that exercise, a spa and well being centre with hammam. The Atlantic coast is only 10 minutes away with its beaches and water sports. The Pyrenees are half an hour away for skiing.Local food and specialitiesBayonne is known for its fine chocolates, produced in the town for 500 years and Bayonne ham, a cured ham seasoned with peppers from nearby Espelette. Izarra, a liqueur, is distilled locally. It is said by some that Bayonne is the birthplace of mayonnaise, supposedly a corruption of Bayonnaise, the French adjective describing the city's people and produce. Now bayonnaise can refer to a particular mayonnaise flavoured with the Espelette chillis. Other dishes include Pintxo (Basque canaps) and fish dishes such as pibales, koxkera hake, prawn donuts.Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for you. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.AccessBayonne is 30 minutes from Spain, 1 hour 30 mins from Bordeaux and 2 hours 30 mins from Toulouse.By car: A64 coming from the east, or E70/N10 then A63 coming from the north.By train: Bayonne is on the high-speed TGV line between Paris and Hendaye for connections with Spain. There are regional rail services along the Basque coast, to Pau and through the Landes to Dax and BordeauxBy plane: Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz Airport is 10 minutes from the town centre, with flights to Birmingham and London Stansted as well as French and European destinations.
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