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An apartment in Provence style, totally renovated with beams and alcoves is on the third floor of small block of 4 flats. On the first level: a nice size bedroom with a double bed overlooking the provencal countryside; a bathroom with bath and shower; a separate WC and a spacious L shaped room comprising a living area and a dining area with a chimney and a well equipped American kitchen. On the second level, 2 bedrooms, one of which is a spacious mezzanine with a double bed and with adjacent storage room and hanging space. The other bedroom (with a convertible sofa bed for 2 persons) is opening onto a terrace with a built in barbecue. From the terrace there is a beautiful view of the roof tops of Flayosc and the beautiful surrounding countryside. *If you prefer to travel light we can provide you with lovely bed linen ,towels and duvets for 15€ per person.
The village: The delightful medieval village of Flayosc is typically Provencal with its large shady square, its fountains, old church, and rambling rooftops. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Provence, far away from the busy tourist spots on the coast. There are innumerable cafes where you can sit on the terrace, sip a glass of local wine and watch the world go by! The village can provide everything one needs: excellent shops for food (bakeries, butcher, grocery and fruit/veg shops, etc), a weekly market with a great array of local produce, including olive oil, pharmacy, bank, several restaurants, laundry/dry cleaners and wine cooperative.(It also has a very good traiteur (delicatessen) who prepares excellent regional dishes, thus saving cooking at home! It is a village, which is a pleasurable in the winter months as it is in the summer. The hustle and bustle continues year round, whereas some beautiful little provencal villages tend to die out in winter.
The Area: Flayosc is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and the countryside is very unspoilt with its woods, hills and wonderful views. There are excellent walks, with lots of wild flowers in the Spring and early Summer. The area has some wonderful picnic spots, one of which is beside a huge waterfall and river with shady banks - great for hot summer days! It can also be fun to rent bikes and explore on two wheels instead of four! There are many nearby villages to visit, all with something of interest. Also in the area are abbeys, chateaux, art exhibitions, antique fairs and flea markets, etc. The famous Gorges du Verdon, to the north, has the Lac de St Croix at their entrance. Also good for picnics and it is even possible to rent a pedaloe and go into the beginning of the Gorges! We leave information in the flat on places to go and to visit.
Access: The main south of France autoroute, A8, which runs from Italy to Avignon is only 15 minutes from Flayosc. This makes sightseeing easy, and you can visit Nice (one hour) with its great old town and its many good museums, galleries and shops. Cannes takes a bit less. Aix en Provence and |Marseille are about an hour away in the opposite direction. St. Tropez and sandy beaches are about 40 mins to the south, and the magnificent Gorges du Verdon and the lake St. Croix are about 40 minutes to the north. Italy is an easy day's outing and so are the various islands just off the coast by Toulon. Airports: Nice (one hour) or Marseille (a little over one hour). Rail Station: Les Arcs Draguignan.
The bedlinen as well as the furniture have been chosen carefully to enhance the Provencal and rustic style of the duplex .
In the main bedroom there is a lovely pine wardrobe with hanging space, a large table with a granit top and a set of shelves in wrought iron .
The bedroom on the mezzanine has a pine chest of drawers with 2 large draws for clothes and 2 small ones for personal belongings.
The bedroom in the solarium with the 2 seater sofa bed has no storage facility but can use the ample storage provided in the room adjacent to the mezzanine....moreless
The bathroom has a very efficient wall electric heater for the winter months....moreless
Children are welcome, however might not be suitable for children under 3/4 because of the steep winding stone staircase leading to the second level (See photographs)
The flat is on the top 3rd floor with its private entrance which allows people to feel free to leave the door to the flat open allowing them to have access to a large cupboard for groceries, kitchens utensils......... and 2 landings to leave beach items etc......
On the mezzanine there is a door leading to a fairly spacious storing room with the washing machine,lots of room to store suitcases and other items, lots of shelves and hanging space for clothes. There is also a chest of drawers (see photograph)
In the solarium/bedroom there is an electric shutter which allows you to sleep late in the morning or relax in the shade in the afternoon.
On the terrace there is a built in barbecue with all the necessary equipment but the charcoal is not provided. From the terrace, every evening you can admire breathtaking sunsets....moreless
Sweet Autumn - £450 per week Aug 30 - Jan 2 4 night min stay
£70 Fri, Sat, Sun
Mild Winter - £ 350 per week Jan 4 - Feb 14 4 night min stay
£70 Fri, Sat, Sun
Mimosa Time- £ 450 per week Feb 15 - Apr 11 3 night min stay
£75 Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring Time - £485 per week Apr 12 - May 2 3 night min stay
£75 Fri, Sat, Sun
Sweet Summer - £550 per week May 3 - Jun 13 4 night min stay
£90 Fri, Sat, Sun
High Season -£650 per week Jun 14 - Aug 29 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
£80 Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit£250
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Flayosc is a typical provençal medieval village with its large shady square, its fountains, old church, and rambling rooftops. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beauty of Provence. It is far enough away from the busy tourist spots on the coast(30km) but near enough to the local town of Draguignan (7km)with all its amenities. Flayosc is also a well serviced village in itself and can provide everything one needs: excellent shops for food, bakeries, butcher, grocery and fruit/veg shops, pharmacy,doctors (3), bank, several restaurants, laundry/drycleaners and wine cooperative. The proximity of Tourtour 'the village in the sky', the Gorges du Verdon (with the lake de Ste Croix (23km), the lake de St Cassien makes Flayosc the ideal place for those who like water sports as well as beautiful sceneries.The proximity of the A8 motorway(17km) allows an easy access to the costal towns such as Cannes, Nice, Frejus, St Tropez. Flayosc is a lively village throughout the year.
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