House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon 35 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 35 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|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 en-suite bathroom (ground floor).
Next to the twin / queen bedroom 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.
mountain bike hire €50 per week
secure garaging for bicycles available free of charge
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur 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.
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.