The medieval village of Flavigny sur Ozerain is delightful and was awarded membership in “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”. Built around a Benedictine abbey founded in the 8C, this Burgundian village not only relates its medieval history through its ramparts, fortified gates, cobblestone streets, houses and mansions but also through its aniseed-flavoured sweets that are still made in the former abbey and the smell of which will welcome you as you arrive !
Situated on a charming and picturesque street leading up to the main square and the church, the facade of the house is impressive and stands majestically with its magnificent stone features, a central tower, a wrought iron balcony, large windows and red roof tiles. The main entrance is now located to the side of the property but there is an entrance still in use within the tower. The external entrance provides you with a covered place to leave things before entering the house through a solid oak door to an interior reception hallway leading to a cloakroom and wash room to a superb character living room with six large windows bringing in natural light. This living room is 40m2 and has classic features Burgundy stone fireplace, stone floor and an oak beamed ceiling in the traditional French style. The kitchen is designed as a working and eating room with again a stone floor, oak beamed ceiling and a fireplace with a built in open fire grill option. At one end of the kitchen is a laundry and storage room and the other end is access to the stone turret staircase.
Below the ground floor is a beautiful garden room with a vaulted ceiling, ancient bread oven, a clay tiled floor and access to the garden and wine cellar.
The first upper floor is accessed by the turret stone staircase to a long hallway with bedrooms leading off. On this levels there are three bedrooms the master bedroom is spacious and charming with a red painted floor, tall windows and again an oak beamed ceiling. This bedroom has a dressing area and a private bathroom with round tub, shower cubicle and a double vanity unit. The other two bedrooms lead off from the hallway.
The second upper floor offers two charming rooms which currently are designed as a office suite and music room. Both these rooms could be bedrooms and lead to a delightful covered terrace perched high above most of the houses around and with exceptional views across the roof tops and the surrounding countryside. This elevated terrace is a perfect place to eat, work or just enjoy the ambience of the village below.
In addition, there are two attics on the third upper level, both are insulated, have exposed oak beam structures and could be converted to make additional habitable area.
The wine cellar is approximately 30m2 and is situated below the ground floor under the living room. It can be accessed from the garden room and from the garden.
The courtyard style garden is completely walled and offers a tranquil and private place to make your own small paradise for relaxing eating out and there is also a double door to allow a vehicle to park within the property.
The town of Flavigny is famous for its part in the 2001 film " CHOCOLAT" and has a small selection of restaurants, tourist attractions, local artisans, the aniseed bon bon factory, bed & Breakfast establishments and a place to buy bread. Food and general shopping can be found in the nearby market towns of Veneray les Laumes and Semur en Auxois. It is also possible to take a High Speed Train (Tgv) from the station at Montbard (20 minutes by car) to arrive in Paris in 1 hour 5 minutes and in London in 4 hours. Flavigny has its own vineyards producing red and white wine.
In general this property is a rare find and offers some of the best original features, spacious rooms and splendid views in and around Flavigny sur Ozerain.
Price € 375,000
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,250.00
Number of mandate: RT4593P
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