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Fabulous Flayosc presents a Charismatic Country House with added Security!Ever dreamt of sitting on a sensual terrace beneath an all-embracing sun? Imagine the beautiful plantations, a fountain and the most perfectly formed Provençal trees offering up a green haven of peace. Best of all, picture sipping a glass of the finest rosé from your own vineyard. Charismatic countryside wraps itself around your very soul, soothing, cleansing and re-energising.
Far from the madding crowd, it's almost as if the gates of heaven have opened up before eager eyes. But this is no fantasy. Just another day in paradise - Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur paradise to be precise, with the Mediterranean an enticing hour’s drive away. In fact, it's easy to feel you've gone back in time. And in many ways, you have, stepping into your 18th century time machine in the form of the most glorious farmhouse. You don't have to imagine anything here because it's very real right down to the sights and sounds of this fabulous French idyll.
Why Should I Purchase This Property?
There are many reasons why investing here is not just a shrewd move, but also a chance to experience French living at its finest. Moving away from your own land, you'll discover those important amenities close by including a doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, school and bank. The village of Flayosc carries a unique atmosphere and there are also 12 quite lovely restaurants to enjoy. In every sense this is the perfect base with Nice International airport just 90 kilometres away and those Southern French seaside hotspots within touching distance. Why not take to the pistes of Val d’Allos? This colourful resort is a 125 kilometres drive, and there's an excellent TGV station within minutes. The Var is serene and a superb place to both live, work and retire. And the icing on the cake is the added security provided by the neighbours, providing peace of mind while away or for those wanting to feel more secure, without being in a ‘domaine’.
The Area is Fabulous
This scintillating region is famous for the harbour of Toulon, a major port for the French Navy, and well known for its glamourous seaside resorts, the most famous being Saint-Tropez. You'll find some fine examples of Romanesque and medieval architecture, within both Le Thoronet Abbey and Fréjus Cathedral. Other notable towns include Fréjus, Lorgues, Draguignan, Cotignac, Hyères and Saint-Raphaël. The Corniche des Maure is the loveliest coastal drive in France by far, with 'the perched villages of Provence' an absolute delight. This of course is where this gorgeous property is located. And for those who love dramatic landscapes the incredible Gorges du Verdon will surely capture hearts, as the European equivalent of the Gran Canyon. Its geology on a thrilling scale also providing opportunities for climbing, canoeing, biking or simple walking.
The Perfect Property Package
For less than £700,000 you could revel in 350 square metres of living complete with six bedrooms and four en-suite bathrooms, fitted 'farmhouse' kitchen, a small rosé wine vineyard, olive grove, fruit trees, forest and fields set in 3.2 ha of Var heaven. There's a lovely dining room, sitting room with fireplace, a library, utility room, bar and wine cellar. And all of this is just for starters.
The property comes with a seperate apartment complete with private terrace, two bedrooms, bathroom and fitted kitchen. It's ideal for either letting or as base for visiting family or friends. Everyone will love the solar heated pool with adjoining sauna, and there are several terraces on each side of the property. This country house comes with lots of space for two vehicles, and a couple of garages. And we musn't forget both the sizeable workshop and barn. It also comes with gas central heating.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
It's worth making a note the land tax here is €3,000. There 600 vines enabling 200 bottles of Rose per annum, and 35 olive trees producing 20 litres of olive oil each year, plenty to keep yourself busy with your new Provence lifestyle. The land is perfect for keeping horses, sheep or goats, with the field presently perfect for improving your golf with its four practice holes. All of this in a sheltered Mediterranean climate, warmer and dryer than Nice and the Alpes-Maritime. Toulon averages of 2899.3 hours of sunshine each year. And the very best Var countryside is located a five-minute drive from the medieval village of Flayosc. The property is on the market for £695,000.
The Var isn't just famous for its Bandol wines – it's also a magical place where dreams really can come true. Come and pay us a visit, you’ll love the setting, lifestyle and the wine!