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Maison Sabotier is an impeccably restored 17th century cobbler's cottage in the heart of Burgundy's most beautiful village, setting for the well known film CHOCOLAT. Explore the village and the region and then relax on the terrace and enjoy the view with a glass of local wine.
Flavigny sur Ozerain is a medieval village of flowers and stone houses set amidst winding streets, perched on a hill with commanding views of the countryside around and below. It's the perfect location for exploring the other nearby wonders....the Roman Church at Vezelay, the Abbey of Fonteneau, the Chateaux of Bussy and Chateauneuf en Auxois, Dijon, the route des vins and Beaune, the center of the wine trade.
Maison Sabotier is a stone house, fully restored to modern convenience, with a large living/dining combination with open plan kitchen. There are two bedrooms, each with bath, one on the upper level and one on the garden level. The house has a lovely terrace with wonderful views of the valley below. The terrace level features a courtyard walled garden.
We know you'll love staying in our country home and discovering France from Flavigny.
We loved our stay at the Maison Sabotier. Upon arriving, we stopped by the housekeeper's apartment just up the street to get the key, a warm welcome, and a large volume of tourist information about the area sites and restaurants. Madame Helweg was incredibly friendly and passionate about her village -- if you don't speak French she also speaks some English and will get you where you need to go. The house has three levels, but since we were only a couple the bottom level was not made up for us and blocked off -- not a loss since we had everything we needed upstairs. We were not expecting to have so many modern conveniences available in this historic 16th century house! The Wi-Fi worked great on all levels of the house. There is a phone if you need to make restaurant reservations in town. Coffee maker, microwave, washer/dryer all made our stay very comfortable. We only cooked one meal in the house, but found all the equipment we needed. The upstairs bedroom was beautiful with wooden beams and a sloped ceiling. No complaints about the comfort of the bed (which is a "real" bed if you're American like us and are always surprised in Europe to see two twin beds smushed together and called a king bed) or the bathroom, which has a modern shower and a hair dryer provided. The back deck has a lovely view of the hills and the sunset flocks of sparrows flying around the village walls. The owner has clearly put a lot of work into this house and it was the perfect, relaxing retreat we wanted.
Flavigny is a gem no matter what accommodation you chose -- with its medieval architecture and tiny town warmth. Cars are not allowed to park overnight in the city unless you're a resident, which amplified the laid back, relaxing feel. Much to our surprise, despite its small size Flavigny actually has 4 restaurants/cafes, depending on how you count them. We especially enjoyed our leisurely meal on the terrace at the Restaurant De L'Abbeye. We never had a problem with parking in the village's free lot just outside the village walls -- while many tourists come by during the day they usually clear out by evening, meaning we always found a spot when we returned after a day of sight-seeing. Abbbaye Fontenay and Alise St. Refine are close by and not to be missed if you enjoy history.
We had a wonderful two week stay. The accomodatations where exceptionally nice and the village is charming and friendly.
An old house with strong stones and inside so wonderful and cold when outside were more than 30°C. The stay there was a great time for us. It is a fine place for people who want to enjoy quiet holidays in a nice house and surrounding. And it was an adventure every day where the baguette bus is arriving. A funny start into the day! Thank you for an interesting and delightful week in Flavigny and in Maison Sabotier!
We were 2 couples using the house as a base to explore the region. This worked well for us and very reasonably priced. The living space, kitchen and terrace were perfect. The house is clean and everything works. John and Fides are pleasant people to deal with. The village is beautiful. There is no boulangerie in the village but croissants were delivered by van from the nearby village each morning. Although very cute the croissants were unfortunately never fresh. In all a great village/house to stay.
This rental was just perfect. The house was exactly as advertised. The house was clean, well organized, and everything was in perfect working order. The village is incredibly beautiful. John was extremly helpful and all the information he gave us was absolutely accurate. Fides was a great help. I would definately love to stay there again.
Maison Sabotier was a delight, a medieval building, but completely and tastefully renovated. The kitchen area was well-equipped, the sitting/dining area spacious and comfortably elegant. With one bedroom/bath upstairs and a second bedroom/bath downstairs, the house was perfect for our 2 couple group--a beautiful place to be together, plus places to be apart. Who could imagine from the ancient stone exterior that
there would be such a jewel of a home just inside? One caution: guests must be comfortable with stairs--stairs lead to the front door, and stairs lead to both bedrooms. The owner was most helpful, quick to respond to questions, with fine suggestions for local restaurants and places to explore. We particularly enjoyed walking the streets of this small ancient hilltop village, walking the ramparts and looking out over the valley below, and eating an amazing lunch prepared and set out by a local farmers' cooperative.
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5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.