Offered for sale is a superb 18th century estate near Figeac, in the idyllic south west of France, between Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The stone complex consists of a spacious main building, a guest house, a chestnut drying shed and a large barn with swimming pool. It is set in beautiful grounds entirely surrounded by ancient stone walls, trees and shrubs, and a beautiful orchard. The gardens are meticulously landscaped with climbing roses, hydrangeas, cypresses and ornamental shrubs.
The property retains all the original features of the area, including a cantou (old stone fireplace), a bread oven (large domed brick oven for baking bread, lamb, etc.), a well-preserved sécadou (chestnut drying shed), a deep well and a traditional souillarde (stone kitchen) with an arch whose cornerstone is dated 1779, indicating that it was built before the French Revolution. Parts of the estate have architectural elements dating from the 17th century.
The main building and the guest rooms have been renovated to the highest standards using traditional techniques of the region.
The two-storey barn has a large covered area ideal for outdoor gatherings and dinners. Through the stone arches, the heated swimming pool is strategically placed in the roofless elevated part of the barn, framed by stone walls and overlooking the countryside, preserving the surrounding landscape, creating a particularly magical and luxurious atmosphere.
Many lovely country walks can be undertaken from the house. Many types of mushrooms, including ceps and chanterelles, can be picked. A beautiful river is a 15 minute walk away, where crayfish and fish can be caught.
The area is lush with hills and a charming, unspoilt medieval village. On the pilgrimage route to Spain, the region is known for its historic sites, including the cliff-top sanctuary of Rocamadour, a cave with Palaeolithic paintings at Pechemerle and Saint-Criques-la-Popie, voted the most beautiful village in France. The region has excellent wines, cheeses and cuisine.
Main building: approx. 270 m² (2,767 sq ft)
First floor: open plan kitchen, dining room, lounge. Master bedroom with wood panelling.
Bathroom and separate toilet.
Second floor: open plan living room and 1 bedroom with
4 bedrooms. Large bathroom/toilet.
Basement: Laundry, utilities, wine cellar
Old well, 12 metres deep, with water.
Guest house: about 86 m².
Ground floor: 2 bedrooms, separate toilet, bathroom
Second floor: open kitchen, living room
Pool House: open-plan dining room of approx. 90 m².
Heated elevated swimming pool
18th century chestnut dryer: roof rebuilt in 2011, old stone building of about 60 m² on two floors, with plans for 3 bedrooms and bathrooms.
The nearest airports are Brive and Rodez (with direct flights to Paris and London. They are approximately 45 minutes from the property. Toulouse airport is 2 hours away.
The nearest supermarket is a 5 minute drive away. Large shopping centres, restaurants, weekly open-air markets and trains can be found in Maurs (15 minutes away) and Figeac (20 minutes away).
Price 648,900 €
Agency fees to be paid by buyer included: 5.00% inc vat
Price without fees: 618,000 €
Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,093.23
Number of mandate: FG3253
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Agency: Ifergane Immobilier
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