House in Sablet, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote-DAzur - In the Heart of a Medieval Village
Petit Portail is a unique property built into the medieval rampart walls of the village. This bright and sunny single storey apartment offers fabulous views of the nearby village of Seguret and the hills of the Dentelles and vineyards. Petit Portail offers all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen & dining area. A separate lounge area offers comfortable seating, satalite TV & a wide selection of books to read. There is also a DVD & CD player . There is also parking space directly outside the property for easy access.
It is just a short stroll to all the village amenities including tourist office, bakers, butchers and general store. There is a traditional cafe with terrace, ideal for morning coffee or bistro lunches. There are banking facilities with cash point, pharmacy and full medical centre.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful accommodation in central location
Many thanks Linda and Paul.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
A wonderfully relaxing week's stay in this lovely gite. What a great base to explore the area. thanks Linda & Paul for a great welcome. UK 28/08/10
This is as good as it gets, Petit Portail is by far the best place we have stayed in France. Linda & Paul have made this home from home. Canada 01/10/10
A wonderful time in a most beautiful place. We have had the best experience of the 4 weeks spent in France at Linda & Pauls gite. The village of Sablet & surrounds have truely opened our eyes to the beauty of this region. Thank you for being such wonderful & helpful hosts. Australia 29/04/10
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Wonderful accommodation in central location
A beautiful house in Sablet, perfect for touring the surrounding area. We found it to be very clean, spacious with great views across to neighboring Seguret. The hosts were very welcoming and even stocked the fridge with milk, offered us provisions for dinner (we arrived on a sunday afternoon), and gave a bottle of local wine. Parking is easy with multiple free public spaces in the street below. Such a great part of France, we hope to get back and would definitely stay here again.
Many thanks Linda and Paul.
Petit Portail is very lovely and comfortable. In addition to being very clean and well-maintained, it has beautiful views from all 3 windows. The owners were very generous with their time and most thoughtful - they even provided us with some provisions to get us started because we arrived on a Sunday afternoon when most shops were closed. We really enjoyed Sablet, a peaceful, pretty and clean village symmetrically perched in the Vaucluse. The apartment was always a joy to return to after hours of touring.
Clean; comfortable; helpful owners.
The location is good for all tourist attractions within this area (Cotes du Rhone wine trail, Mount Ventoux, walking in the Dentelles, Seguret, Vaison La Romaine & Carpentras etc.) and it is also a good location in the village of Sablet with free parking directly outside, and the bread shop, butcher, pizzeria, restaurant, shops and bar in very easy walking distance (under 2 mins).
In rural France most places shut for two hours at lunchctime (usually when you hope to visit after a late breakfast!), and just as you fancy going out at 9p.m.+ the locals are locking everything up - a late-night drink at a bar seems to be unheard of. Some people find this aspect of life quaint but it drives us nuts - however it in no way affects the wonderful comfort of this property. There is an excellent local wine/tourist store at the bottom end of the village so just stock up and drink at home! The local wines - Sablet, Seguret, Gigondas etc. are of remarkable quality and much better value than the over-hyped Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
The property is well-equipped and clean and has a homely ambience. We felt comfortable thgroughout.
The double-sofa bed in the lounge area was fine for our 15 and 13-year-old sons, but although it is full-size I would not trust it to hold 2 heavy adults in comfort without a thicker mattress...having said that, the owners are so helpful that I'm sure they'd soon sort that out if required. There is also a separate pleasant double bedroom.
Three (opening) windows allow plenty of light and airiness into those two areas of lounge/diner and bedroom.
The shower, wash basin and lavatory are in a large immaculately clean room opposite the main bedroom - this room also contains a washing machine and a large set of storage drawers. The shower is excellent.
If you are self-catering the cooking/preparation area is good and well-equipped, and there is a 4-seater dining table and chairs.
Security is good, with a double-locking system.
The nearby streets and alleyways provide an interesting walk.
I totally recommend this relaxed and pleasant place.
Steve Riches, Northampton, UK.
We are seniors and travelled...so are objective in reviews.
This apartment and owners are absolutely great!
The views from the windows are as shown..spectacular.
The apt is well equipped,charming,roomy(especially the bathroom) and the hilltop village is a working one with everything one might need.
The butcher is excellent the bakeries etc
Linda and Paul,the owners do everything to keep tenants happy and they are very successful even down to Linda giving a couple of recipes!
Sablet is a short distance from many wonderful markets... Bedoin !St Cecile des Vignes etc
We hope to return next year.
Thank you Linda and Paul.
Activity and Interests
Nearest beach 100km (1 hour 30 mins).
Nimes airport 70km, flights from Luton, Liverpool and East Midlands. Marseille airport 90km, flights from Stansted, Gatwick, Glasgow. Avignon airport 35km, flights from Southampton. Avignon TGV (high speed train ) summer service direct from London. All major car hire companies have pick up points at these destinations.
Nearest large town Vaison La Romaine 10km. Orange 15km. Carpentras 20km. Avignon 35km. Isle Sur Sorgue 35km. Arles, Aix and Marseille are all within comfortable driving distance as are the gorges of the Ardeche. The Camargue and the Mediterranean beaches.
Sablet is a medieval hilltop village situated in the heart of the Cote du Rhone region & is surrounded by beautiful hills & vineyards. There are lots of opportunities to taste a variety of local wines & wine tours are available on request. Within easy walking distance you will find the picturesque villages of Gigondas and Seguret where you can enjoy local Provencal food and wine. Sablet is set at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail (famous among rock climbers). There are many marked trails for hikers & cyclists to follow. The Roman town of Vaison La Romaine (10 mins by car) has lots of cafes, restaurants & boasts one of the best Provencal weekly markets. The Mont Ventoux, the famous landmark of the Tour de France, is nearby and offers splendid views of the region and beyond. Isle Sur Sorgue is a haven of antique dealers and brocantes and has a delightful Sunday morning market.
- Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required upon booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. However, this is flexible out of season. Long lets are welcome & discounts can be considered.
Normally Saturday but flexible out of season.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Discounts considered for long lets.
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- One large bathroom with shower, WC and washing machine.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom plus sofa bed ) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Situated all on one level. Access via three entrance steps. Full heating suitable for winter letting. Outside: Secure lock up for motor cycles and bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included, changed fortnightly. Cleaning on changeovers. Additional cleaning by request.