Village House in Sablet
In the Heart of the Côtes du Rhône Wine-Making Village of Sablet
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
La Tour des Anges (the Angels' Tower) is a painstakingly restored and totally unique home inside the medieval ramparts of the village of Sablet, bathed in the sunlight of Provence. The house is full of original features and is furnished simply and stylishly with many vintage pieces. The two bedrooms and the living room all have windows overlooking the valley, with miles of vineyards and fabulous sunsets. The en-suite bathroom, set within the medieval watchtower, has a view (from the bath!) through three arrow-slits. The immense stone walls keep the house wonderfully cool in summer and warm in winter. The airy kitchen opens out into the charming walled garden (which also has a beautiful view through two old windows in the rampart wall). There is a stone bench around the old fig tree and plantings of lavender, herbs and other aromatics.
Bedroom 1 - queen sized double bed.
Bedroom 2 - double or twin beds.
Ensuite bathroom to bedroom one with bath (shower over), wc, wash basin.
Shower & wash basin in bedroom 2.
Fridge/freezer, stainless steel cooker with electric oven & gas hob, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, full range of pots, pans & utensils plus a collection of classic cookery books in French & English (the owner is a chef). Table & 4 chairs, doors to garden.
Living room with comfy sofa and chairs, wood burning stove for winter months, flat screen TV, DVD player & Hi-Fi (with DVDs and CDs), bookshelves with lots of guides and holiday reading, exposed stone vault, large window with seat and view out over vines.
Wireless broadband internet connection and telephone with free landline worldwide included.
All linen and towels included. Linen changed weekly. Cleaning between lets. Extra cleaning available on request.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone, TV.
The property is on 3 levels with an open staircase and is not suitable for small children or wheelchair users.
Pretty walled garden (very unusual in a village house) on two levels with views out over miles of vines. Planted with herbs and lavender, olive trees and an old fig tree with a stone bench.
Large round bistro table and 6 chairs, vintage iron daybed, loungers and gas-fired barbecue. Large double doors open straight from kitchen.
Important notes on accommodation
Fully heated with radiators plus a lovely wood burning stove in the living room - makes a perfect winter holiday!
The walls are incredibly thick (these are the old village ramparts) - over a metre in places - so the house is lovely and cool in the summer and stays warm in the winter.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 November 2013 - 28 February 2014||€ 650.00||-|
|1 March 2014 - 31 May 2014||€ 800.00||-|
|1 June 2014 - 30 September 2014||€ 950.00||-|
|1 October 2014 - 31 October 2014||€ 800.00||-|
|1 November 2014 - 28 February 2015||€ 650.00||-|
|1 March 2015 - 31 May 2015||€ 800.00||-|
|1 June 2015 - 30 September 2015||£ 950.00||-|
200 euros damage deposit payable on arrival, returned on departure.
Village House in Sablet, Vaucluse, Provence
About the area
1 hour drive to beaches of Mediterranean. 20 minutes drive to river (tested by authorities and suitable for swimming). Open air swimming pool 10 minutes drive.
Special Interest Holidays
Cycling holidays - we can provide secure storage for your bike, with track pump, oil, puncture repair facilities. Advice on great local routes - including Mt Ventoux - and local bike hire options.
How to get there
Avignon TGV (high-speed train) station 35km (30 mins) 6 hours from London, 2 hours 40 mins from Paris.
Avignon airport 35km (30 mins) - flights from Southampton, Paris, connections from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast, Manchester, Leeds, London City.
Nimes airport 70km (50 mins) - flights from Luton, East midlands, Liverpool.
Marseille airport 90km (1 hour) - flights from Stansted, Gatwick, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin and more.
Vaison la Romaine 10km. Orange 15km. Carpentras 20km. Avignon 35km. L'Isle Sur la Sorgue 35km. Around an hour's drive; Marseille, Nîmes, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Saint Rémy de Provence, the Camargue, the beaches of the Mediterranean, the Gorges of the Ardèche, the Lavender fields of Sault, Le Pont du Gard - all these destinations make great day trips from Sablet.
Sablet has all amenities you may need, bakers, butcher, mini-market, grocer, wine boutique, newsagent, chemist, stationer, florist, hairdressers, as well as a post office and a bank with cashpoint. An excellent fresh fish stall and a fresh goats cheese maker visit the village on Thursday mornings. In the main square, there is a traditional village bar, the perfect place to watch the world go by, or read the paper over your morning coffee and croissant. The bar also serves excellent 'Prix Fixe' lunches. There is also a relaxed family restaurant/pizzeria, 'Les Remparts', with a large terrace and beautiful views. Less than 5 minutes walk from the house, near the town hall, or 'Mairie', is a gastronomic restaurant, 'Les Abeilles'. A little further, you will also find 'Les Genêts', a simple restaurant housed in a family-run winery. Within a few minutes' drive, there are many other restaurants - from simple establishments serving locally produced, traditional provençal dishes, to the Michelin starred 'Le Grand Pré', for special occasions.
The main square also hosts the tourist office, or 'Syndicat d'Initiative', where you can find all the information you need about the village and about touring the local area, including detailed maps of marked trails straight from the village into the famous 'Dentelles de Montmirail' hills, suitable for both walkers and cyclists, and ranging from a gentle stroll to a six-hour hike. The tourist office is also a showcase for the local independent wine-makers, who have made the village famous, and you can taste and buy their wines here.
Not to be missed is a visit to some of the local wineries, which are dotted all around Sablet and its outskirts, all of them happy to show you around and let you sample their wares. Many of them host events, from jazz nights to provençal picnics in the vines at sunset.
Sablet also has a small health centre with doctors, dentists and physiotherapists as well as a chemist.
House swap considered.
"Thank you so much for our lovely holiday in your beautiful house...The day bed in the garden has been superb for those little 'naps'..." J,G,E&J H, East Sussex, UK
"Town - romantic. House - fantastic. Views - exquisite. Wine - wonderful." D&L K, South Africa
"We've all had a great time here... This week will have long lasting memories for us all and all of them good memories" L&R McG, Glasgow, UK and M G, Delaware, USA
"Beautiful house, lovely village, stunning views! What more could you ask for? Hopefully see you again soon!" N & S, UK
"We enjoyed our stay very much. Sablet is an ideal base for exploring the region. We loved the character of the house and its setting in the village - we found it very relaxing and peaceful." M McD and CB, Ireland
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