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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Le Fer à Cheval

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

A lovely, spacious 2 bedroom house in a former stable, renovated with taste and charm. Located in a quiet corner at the top of a pretty Provençal village, looking out over the gardens to the medieval church, it's a haven.

Furnished in a traditional style with many vintage pieces sourced at local antiques markets, it is bright, airy and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality utensils and lots of cookery books in French and English (the owner is a chef).

Sablet is a small, friendly village with all the amenities you need for your holiday: food and wine shops, bar/café and several restaurants as well as lots of wineries to visit! It central location makes it the perfect base for exploring Provence - markets, ancient cities, lavender fields and vineyards. Cycling (mountain or road bike), walking, climbing, horseriding and tennis are all possible in and around the village. For sightseeing, Avignon, Nîmes, Carpentras, Orange, Arles, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille are all an easy drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Camargue 80 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Avignon 35 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 35 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details indoors

Two generous double bedrooms, with queen-sized beds - one can be used as a twin bedroom.

Main bedroom has queen-sized bed and a separate sitting area with old velvet chairs and wired-in speaker system for mp3/cd player, and a wash-basin (ground floor).

Next to the twin / queen bedroom (upstairs) is a huge, sleek walk-in shower with bench and separate toilet (first floor).

Free wireless broadband.

Telephone with free calls to land lines worldwide.

Flat screen TV / DVD player with lots of DVDs.

Lots of useful books - food guides, books about the area, dictionaries, cookery and wine books plus general holiday reading.

Further details outdoors

Lovely south-facing terrace planted with herbs and lavender, with views out over the gardens to the church. It has a Weber gas-fired barbecue, loungers, a table with four chairs and a parasol.

Mountain bikes for exploring the area are available to hire.

Further details

Extras available:

mountain bike hire €50 per week

secure garaging for bicycles available free of charge

About this location

The Provence region

With over 300 days of blue skies, the region is heaven for those wishing to escape the grey! The main activity is wine-making (vines were planted here in Roman times) as we are in the heart of the Côtes-du-Rhône. The pace of life is slow and easy with fantastic produce available in the wonderful food markets, great restaurants and long relaxed lunches! There are historic sites and lots of museums to visit, as well as landmarks such as the Mont Ventoux, mythical climb of the Tour de France, and the famous lavender fields of Sault.

Sablet

There are events throughout the year, from jazz nights in the local wineries, with trestle tables set up for dinner, to the international book festival, concerts in the vines, food and wine walks, and village festivals. The nearest town of Vaison la Romaine has a Provençal street market every Tuesday, lots of interesting shops and cafés, as well as a Roman theatre where concerts are held in the open air.

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22 Oct 2013

5/5

"Fantastic holiday, house and hosts!"

We stayed as a couple for a weeks cycling holiday in early September and had a fantastic time. We cycled everyday and found the location perfect for a mixture of (reasonably) flat farmlands or rather… More

18 Aug 2013

5/5

"Lovely place in the heart of a charming old village"

We stayed in Le Fer a Cheval in Sablet for two weeks and we enjoyed every moment of it. From the walk to the bakery in the morning and butcher in the evening to house amenities like dish washing machi… More

16 Aug 2013

4/5

"Views and Vines"

We stayed for four nights and wished we could stay longer. Pippa, the owner was very helpful in planning for our trip and provided info on the area and the town. The house itself is well equipped and … More

29 Jul 2013

4/5

"Cosy village living among the grapes"

A great little place with cosy charm. This is how I would describe this little pad in Sablet. Sablet is a charming little Provencal vilage. It is real wine country in these parts, so come prepared … More

We have replaced the mattress in the master bedroom - for the rest of 2013 - with a full upgrade to a queen size bed planned for 2014.

17 Sep 2012

5/5

"Character village house in the heart of Provence"

We stayed in London overnight and caught the 7.17am non-stop Eurostar train to Avignon which took just over 5 and a half hours. Picked up a hire car and fairly easily found Sablet, a stunning looking … More

13 Sep 2012

5/5

"Beautiful rural retreat in the heart of Provence"

My partner and I stayed in Le Fer a Cheval for a relaxing spring break. The property is located at the very top of a typical Provencal hill village and is peaceful, stylishly decorated and superbly ap… More

23 Mar 2012

5/5

"Fantastic relaxing break in a beautiful part of France"

We stayed at Le Fer a Cheval when my partner was expecting our first daughter, so what we were hoping for was comfortable accommodation in a picturesque French village with some enjoyable trips on han… More

13 Mar 2012

5/5

"A very special place that we still talk about it"

We stayed here on the recommendation of friends and found it to be a perfect palce to stay in Provence. Sablet is a beautiful little peaceful village and this house is riight in the heart of it next t… More

10 Mar 2012

5/5

"The Heart of Provence"

We stayed in Le Fer a Cheval for 3 weeks last spring. It was the highlight of our year trip around the world. The house became the base for our exploration of Provence. All of the major sites in Prove… More

9 Mar 2012

5/5

"Just what i needed"

this little home was full of charm and warmth and had everything i needed including my wifi needs!! brilliant kitchen and lovely balcony to sit out in the sun and watch the sound go down with a glass … More

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    • French
    • Italian

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