Two days later I returned to the house during the day with the agent and Monsieur, who remembered the keys. I fell in love with the Maison Labatchenia immediately. Surrounded by 7000 m2 of fields and with a view of Ainhoa, I could immediately see the potential for a house with a couple of holiday flats to rent. 

One side of the house was already “renovated” but needed updating. The electricity needed changing and a waste processing station needed to be installed as there were no main drains and the waste removal was seriously out of date. I confirmed that I was willing to purchase the house and started to search for a Project Manager.