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St Mazicou Estate

Luxury property in south of France


Asking price is 1,115,000 Euros
(approx. 988,000 British Pounds / 1,490,000 USD)

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They say the luxury of tomorrow is space, water and a preserved environment… All these assets are already here for you.

 

This fantastic property once was the St Mazicou hamlet, where as many as 19 people lived. This farm, used by monks at a time, was managed by local notables. You can still feel the history and souvenirs of the people living here during the past centuries.

This authentic 17th century manor reigns over a 57-acre estate in the middle of chestnut trees filled hills, and overlooking Figeac a few miles away. Its privileged location in a greenery setting, its characteristic architecture, and its noise-free, trouble-free environment make this home a “small paradise”.

We restored the property with the highest attention to details, respect of historic features, and quality. Some outbuildings are still undeveloped and represent a great opportunity to increase the property’s value.

slideshows and many more pictures below...

 

The region

The character of the Lot has various facets, each embodied in a different area, and it’s this amazing diversity that makes it so fascinating. Indulge your curiosity….

In Figeac, old town possess a charm all of their own. Renaissance town houses, urban palaces, mediaeval streets, a mixture of styles and periods: intact and reinvigorated. Figeac, the merchants’ city, tells its fascinating story every day. Cajarc still resounds with echoes of the works of Françoise Sagan, who was born here. It also remembers President Pompidou, an active local citizen, without forgetting Coluche and his satiric humour.

Further north, the Segala is already climbing towards the uplands of the Auvergne. In the green furrow of the Limargue, villages and castles take on the luminous colours of sandstone. Meadows and forests are clothed in Nature’s loveliest hues. Around Gourdon, where the chestnut trees grow, come and meet some truly creative artists. In the heart of the Lot, the “Causses du Quercy” Regional Natural Park is limestone country: the domain of water and stones and of marvellous caves, a rambler’s paradise. Visit Cahors, whose noble vineyards grace the river terraces on either bank of the Lot, or go to Rocamadour for a journey back in time.

To the south, in the Quercy Blanc, soak up the brilliant sunlight of the Midi. Then, there are the rivers: fun in and on the Lot and the Célé, swimming in the sunbathed Dordogne. Its valley is an open history-book : mysterious cave refuges (a fascinating and varied voyage of discovery below ground, natural geological formations, prehistoric paintings and engravings more than 20 000 years old)  mediaeval castles, Romanesque cloisters, etc. Try the excellent local food (black truffles, Rocamadour cheese, farm lamb, Foie gras, melons, saffron, chestnuts, etc…) and underestimate Cahors wine!

The Lot will soon cast its spell over you.

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Location and Access

The property is located exactly 13 kilometres/ 8 miles North-East of Figeac, in the department of Lot (46). Easy access by air, the following airports are within reasonable driving times: Rodez (50 minutes away), Brive Souillac (55 minutes), Aurillac (1 hour), Toulouse (2 hours).

 

The property

 


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Detailed descriptions

MAIN HOUSE  : 430 SQ METERS (4,530 SQ FT)

Originally built in the 17th century, it’s been enlarged gradually by its successive owners. It features exposed stones, which is typical of the Quercy architecture. It’s been fully renovated in the past two years, and it is sold with most furniture and decoration. The old and the new have been harmoniously mixed together, and they offer, on 3 levels, an atypical atmosphere: exposed beams, oak hardwood floors, steel stairs …

The main house has an open well-equipped kitchen, a formal dining room with a large fireplace (Polyflam system), a large lounge/reading-room with another fireplace, 4 bedrooms (2 of them with fireplaces), 3 bathrooms (one of which has a Kinedo hydro massage shower and a tub), a large walk-in closet, a large home cinema/entertainment space, 2 large offices, a laundry room with two water-heaters and a washing machine, a cellar repurposed as a private wine bar.

The entire house is in excellent shape, lets in lots of light, and is well insulated (Technal double glazing windows). Heating: hot/cold air-conditioning + fireplaces + electric convection. Brand new sceptic tank (installed in April 2007) that is up to date with the latest French sanitation norms.


OUTSIDE PICTURES SLIDESHOW


INSIDE PICTURES SLIDESHOW

 

 


 

LARGE POOL, POOL HOUSE, AND LANDSCAPED GARDEN

Large lake-shaped swimming pool surrounded by a deck, a thatched sun-shelter, and a large concrete sofa. The pool house houses a command center for the automated purification system, pool cleaning robot, and detachable security alarm. The pool is surrounded by an English-style landscaped luxuriant garden.


POOL AREA SLIDESHOW


 


LANDSCAPED GARDEN AND SURROUNDING VIEWS SLIDESHOW


=> 360 virtual tour : fields around house

 


 

LARGE WORKING BREAD OVEN, SUMMER KITCHEN

=> 360 virtual tour : bread oven and summer kitchen

The bread oven was built in 1638, the year when Louis XIV was born. It’s been refurbished and now works perfectly. Next to it now can be found a summer kitchen with an old sink, barbecue and plancha, definitely a great place to entertain guests in the summer. A storage area for wood is close. Upstairs, a comfortable additional bedroom.

 

BREAD OVEN / SUMMER KITCHEN SLIDESHOW

 


 

LARGE TWO-STOREY 120 SQ METERS (1291 SQ FT) BARN IN PERFECT SHAPE

=> 360 virtual tour : barn: sports room
=> 360 virtual tour : lower level : tool shed, work area

As of now, this barn in perfect shape is used as a sports room on the main level. It features a shower, and bathroom. Below, the area is being used as a tool shed, a work area, and as a garage (2 or more). The building has electricity and water. On the main level, the ceilings are VERY high (6 meters, 19 ft) and an additional level definitely could be added.

 

LARGE BARN SLIDESHOW

 


 

SMALL 40 SQ METERS (430 SQ FT) BARN WITH THE SHELL AND GOOD QUALITY ROOF

=>360 virtual tour: small barn

This has got great potential for development (3 storeys). The shell is fine and so is the roof. Electricity is installed too.


SMALL BARN SLIDESHOW

 


 

CHALET-STYLED HOUSE FOR HORSES

 

 


 

WELL

A fully working well, built in 1803, adds to the charm and authenticity of the property.



 


 

SPRING

Your very own spring! The rate of flow is fairly important in winter. It’s possible to collect this free water just by installing a small pump.

 



Asking price is 1,115,000 euros


(approx. 988,000 british pounds)

(approx. 1,490,000 US dollars)

 

 
 
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