Flayosc, France

Flayosc, France
Listing ID: ASH286
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Plot Size: 4000 m²
Parking: 10
July 3, 2012

FLAYOSC: 18th Century Bastide with pool and separate apartments – Chambres d’hotes or large family welcome

FLAYOSC: Bastide property including a main house of kitchen, dining room, lounge with fireplace, 2/3 other downstairs rooms and upstairs 5 ensuite bedrooms. The top floor includes a 3 room owner’s apartment. Separately accessed are 3 independent apartments. Terraces surround the property and the swimming pool. Quality renovation undertaken by current owners & in good decorative order throughout.

FLAYOSC: Currently run as chambres d’hotes & gites, this traditional provencal country home dates originally from the late 18th Century but has been extended a number of times since. Originally the house was known as the Chateau de Sauvigny after the family that owned it. You enter the property down a private access road leading to iron gates.
The front door leads into the hall from which you can access the dining/breakfast room with its fireplace and French doors onto the east facing terrace.

This room has an extensive wooden ceiling known as “a la marseillaise”. Tomettes tiles from nearby Salernes cover the floor. The fully fitted, large kitchen is to the rear with its own access onto the south-westerly terrace looking over the pool. The upper floors are accessed via a distinctive staircase from the dining room. On the other side of the entrance hall is the living room with fireplace and insert. There are also French doors giving access to a small terrace area to the front of the property. This room also gives access to 2/3 further areas which are not substantially used in the current operation – an office or sitting room with fireplace and traditional door to the back terrace, a bathroom, a further room and utility areas. There is also an area anticipated for conversion to a garage that is currently used as storage.
Back to the first floor of the house, here are located the 5 ensuite bedrooms. Upstairs are 2 further ensuite bedrooms with a sitting room.
Accessed from the back & pool side of the house on the ground floor is a studio apartment with corner fitted kitchen and its own terrace area. From the front of the house, a staircase leads to the two other 1-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchen and sitting/dining area. These two benefit from external sitting areas to each side of the staircase entrance.
The attic area has a good height and is boarded for storage use.
The garden or around an acre is fully fenced with two operational entrances and the right to a third. It is nicely set out with grass, shrubs, olive, pine, lime & plane trees. The swimming pool is set in its own tiled enclosure. There are outbuildings that provide work areas and further storage.
The medieval village of Flayosc is 10 minutes walk away and is located between Draguignan and Lorgues in the Haut Var. The village has a weekly Provencal market, 5 restaurants and 9 bars as well as a range of shops. Junction 36 of the motorway A8 is 10 miles to the south with junction 35/junction 13 of the A57 a further 10 miles. Nice and Cannes are approximately 60 minutes to the south-east, St Tropez 30 miles south whilst the Gorges du Verdon and Lac Ste Croix are 35 minutes to the north and west. The nearest airport is Nice International Airport at 57 miles.


Location in France

The prosperous Var department is located in the most extreme south-easterly point in France and has an unsurpassable climate, except in early spring when the heavy showers arrive.
Toulon is the departmental capital of the Var with a population of over 160,000. It has the biggest harbour in mainland Europe, and France’s Mediterranean navy fleet use the city as its base. Toulon is a historic centre in many ways, and its attractive old streets are host to many ancient buildings and hidden historic corners. The town also has a lively cultural scene, the highlight of which is the fantastic local opera company. The hills that look over the town and onto the sea have a number of great houses, villas and apartments.
The city of Toulon was damaged severely during the Second World War giving the centre a very different atmosphere to its neighbours on the coastline.
To the east of the Var you’ll find the town of Hyeres, which is a great blend of both Provence and Cote d’Azur culture. There are few other places that offer exotic palm trees on a sun-soaked coast together with a medieval old town and other historical interests – imagine spending your holidays here!
The very famous St-Tropez is a stunning town architecturally and is celebrated for its glamorous lifestyle. It has a population of just 6000 in the low season, but as the temperature increases for the summer months the population explodes!
Further up the coastline and you’ll come across the tourist resorts of Frejus and St-Raphael with their stretching sandy beaches and Roman remains. Not to be missed is Port-Grimaud. Built along a network of canals, the city bears a striking resemblance to the Italian city of Venice. The city is very attractive, although the top prize goes to Bargeme, which is widely acknowledged as one of the prettiest villages in the whole of France.
Both EasyJet and GB Airways fly to Toulon from Gatwick. If you’d rather avoid flying, however, you could take a Rail Europe service from London Waterloo all the way to Toulon.
Property prices in the Var remain high thanks to the popularity of the region and the proximity to the Mediterrannean coast. However, for investors, they have the advantage of a strong rental market to make a return on your investment. As expected, properties get slightly cheaper the further inland you delve.



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