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Lovingly restored historic village rampart house with tower and walled garden

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Sablet, Provence - stunning medieval village in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône

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.


Owner
Pippa
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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
Feb 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sablet in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom one with bath (shower over), wc, wash basin. Shower & wash basin in bedroom 2. Separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - queen sized double bed. Bedroom 2 - double or twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes:
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. Outside: 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. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included. Linen changed weekly. Cleaning between lets. Extra cleaning available on request. Other: Wireless broadband internet connection and telephone with free landline worldwide included.

Reviews

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Lovingly restored historic village rampart house with tower and walled garden
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Well located in the centre of a charming village with shops and cafes, so we didn't need to take the car everywhere. Stunning house built into the ancient ramparts, lovely decor, and great attention to detail, the house had everything we needed. Pippa was extremely helpful with local tips for places to see, wine tastings and restaurants. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay in Sablet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in this interesting property in Sablet. It has been lovingly restored and decorated. The town has everything you need if you choose to stay local - a bakery, buttery, and well-stocked market. The house felt like home while we were there. Eating outside in the courtyard was a very nice treat for us. The house is in a great location to explore the area and all the vineyards nearby. We hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in lovely village house

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved my stay in this stunning house! Pippa did everything she could to make my week as perfect as possible. Memories of watching the sunset from the lovely garden within the medieval ramparts across the vineyards whilst sipping a glass of local wine (recommended by Pippa) will get me through the dark British winter... I have stayed in a lot of airbnbs across the world and this is definitely my favourite - a great house for both an active and a relaxing break in stunning surroundings blending tradition with modern comfort. I only wish I had stayed longer to have time to sample all Pippa's wonderful restaurant recommendations (well deserved after my cycle up the nearby famous Mount Ventoux!). The village is very easy to reach, I took the direct Eurostar to Avignon from London (under 6 hours) and then hired a car from there to the village of Sablet (an easy 30 minute drive) through other Côtes du Rhône Villages. (Or a little more than 30 minutes if you stop to taste all the famous wines...) I'll just have to decide when to return, so many choices - Avignon international theatre festival in July, when the Tour de France next climbs Mount Ventoux, the village book festival, or for a winter escape to take advantage of the views from the house and the cosy wood-burning stove...

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect home base to discover all of Provence

  • 5 of 5

Could anything be more charming than Pippa’s place in Sablet? Pictures can’t do justice to the uniqueness and character of what she has created within the walls of this enchanted medieval village. An amazing view over all of Provence through the windows from every room as you sit atop the remparts of the medieval walls. Perfectly decorated with charming antiques blended with creature comforts and top of the line appliances and lighting. The kitchen complete with everything you need to cook at home and create your own meals with local ingredients from the abundant local markets in every village. Choose the right day for your day trips and you can find one every day of the week.

She has a perfect location just inside the residential area of the village. While local vehicles can make it through the tiny laneways, it’s made for foot traffic and all the services are located surrounding the village, which makes it the perfect place to live. You have your privacy, few tourists walking through and services just steps away. Parking is EASY. Not said for most places we stayed anywhere in France. Internet fast, landline available, lovely private outdoor living area a sweet bonus.

A perfect home base to discover all of Provence north of the sea. Day trips to Seguret, Vaison la Romaine, Orange, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Saint Remy de Provence, Les Baux, Arles, Orange, Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise, Nimes, just to name a few. Stay a week, ~ you’ll need it.

Lastly, it was MOST helpful that Pippa speaks multiple languages and English fluently. Others I tried to book with found my questions about parking, fees, security deposits frustrating, I think because they were not comfortable speaking English. Pippa was the most friendly, patient, accommodating and communicative of all our hosts. Many mahalos from your Hawaii guests. We hope to see you in our part of the world some day.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family acommodation in unique village

  • 4 of 5

Perfect setting to explore the Cote Du Rhones region, fantastic restaurants and villages nearby. Accommodation was gorgeous, clean and unique being in the ramparts. Great for families and good location for day trips to Vaison la romain, Ventoux and many others. Access to bikes was a bonus. Sablet itself had everything including bakeries and restaurant options.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Location

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sablet, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 17/18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£449
for 4 nights
From
£101
£638
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£537
for 4 nights
From
£123
£774
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£537
for 4 nights
From
£123
£774
 
 
Winter 18/19
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£466
for 4 nights
From
£106
£638
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £43.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.94
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
200 euros damage deposit payable on arrival, returned on departure.
€75 supplementary cleaning fee for short stays (less than a week) and long stays (more than two weeks). Optional for any length of stay for those not wishing to carry out final cleaning themselves.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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