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Sablet village with Church of St. Nazaire at highest point

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Last updated: 03/04/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The house is a beautiful stone village house located in the center of the medieval village of Sablet in Vaucluse region of Provence France. Dating from the 17th century, the house has been beautifully renovated with all of the comforts of a modern home while retaining its authentic Provencal character and charm.

Located on a narrow street inside the walls of this quaint village, it is only a few steps from the house to the Church of St. Nazaire and the shops and restaurants of this Cotes du Rhone wine village.

The house is large (168 square meters/1808 square feet) and can comfortably accommodate six people. It is an ideal gathering place for family and friends for vacation, anniversaries, birthdays and reunions as well as an idyllic retreat for foodies, wine lovers, bikers, hikers, climbers, cyclists, artists and writers.

The house is three stories and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The windows are covered with shutters and original beams can be seen throughout. The house is tastefully decorated for comfort and convenience, and is centrally heated. Provencal artwork and hand painted pottery can be seen throughout the house.

The large well equipped kitchen has a beautiful oak table with seating for 8 people, making this a cozy area to savor meals using the wonderful fresh ingredients which are available throughout the region.

French doors lead out to the large terrace from the mezzanine and kitchen. Enjoy lunch or dinner, a pastis (the traditional Provençal aperitif; anise-flavored alcohol served over ice and diluted with water, which turns it milky white) or glass of local wine and dish of olives on the terrace while soaking up the Provençal sunshine. The terrace is furnished with table and chairs; there is a propane gas fired cook top for your use

Sablet is a small village (pop 1,200) located at the base of the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail west of Mont Ventoux in Vaucluse region of Provence France.

In Sablet, you will find charming and picturesque shaded streets adorned with flowers, passageways with exposed beams, fountains and stone village houses lined along the narrow streets which curl up in concentric circles to the Romanesque church of St. Nazaire (12th century).

Sablet is known for its production of Cotes du Rhone Village wine. The vineyards which surround the village were first cultivated by the Counts of Toulouse whom the area then belonged. During the 14th century, the vineyards became papal possessions when the papacy moved to Avignon.

Sablet is also famous for its book fair 'Journee du Livre de Sablet' celebrated in the center of the village the 3rd weekend of every July. Well known authors and literary enthusiasts from all over come to the village for book readings and signings.

Within 2 or 3 minutes walking distance from the house, you can find most everything you will require during your stay in the village; two boulangeries (bakeries), boucherie (butcher), two mini marts, a florist, a pharmacy, a tabac/presse (where you can buy local and Parisian daily newspapers and the International Herald Tribune), 2 hair salons, a bibliotheque (library), bank with ATM machine and post office.

A wonderful fish monger comes to the village and sets up a stall every Thursday morning in the main village square. You can find an amazing assortment of fish and seafood. An excellent fresh goat cheese maker visits the village and sets up a stand on Thursday morning along side the fish stall in the main village square.

In case of emergencies, there is a small health center with a physician and dentist on duty.

Near the entrance to the village on the road to Gigondas, you will find the tourist office or 'Syndicat d'Initiative' where you can find all the information you will need about touring the area. The tourist office is also the showcase for the local independent wine-makers who have the made the village famous; you can taste and buy their wines there.

In the main village square, there is a traditional village bar called Cafe des Sports; a good place to watch the world go by, gossip with the locals or read the paper while you enjoy your morning coffee. The jovial proprietor Bruno serves Fish & Chips every Friday evening. Bruno also owns the pizzeria right next door to the bar.

Within a few minutes drive, there are many other restaurants from simple establishments serving locally produced seasonal dishes along with traditional Provencal dishes to wonderful restaurants classified by Michelin as Bib Gourmand for their excellent price and quality.

Keywords: Village House, Villa

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1808 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are very welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Opens out to a terrace that is perfect for morning coffee. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    They can be connected and made into a King bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    There is an adjoining bathroom with tub....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play Crib., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa/Sleeper near bathroom with shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 3 modern bathrooms; one bathroom with tub, one bathroom with shower and one bathroom with tub and a shower....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small library of recent books of fictiona nd non-fiction....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Card games, board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Small collection of toys for small children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small library of English language videos is provided. Small library of English language books about France by authors such as Peter Mayle, Stephen Clarke and Martin Walker....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views to Dentelles de Montmirail....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large oak farm table with seating for 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    No computer, but there is a Canon color printer....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited free calls to North America through the internet Live Phone....moreless

  • Garage:

    The house has a small garage where bikes can be stored between rides around Sablet and throughout the region. The garage is not large enough to park cars....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    This is where the TV and DVD players are located....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking within a few minutes walk of the house....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Two wood burning fireplaces; one in kitchen/family room and one in living room. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    See description under full kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for at least 8 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The modern kitchen is equipped and outfitted for those who love to cook with a 4-burner gas cook top, a wall electric oven, refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, blender, espresso machine, coffee maker, full array of cookware, dinnerware, glassware, silverware and plenty of cupboards and counter space. A variety of English language cookbooks authored by Richard Olney, Patricia Wells and others....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony with great views off of master bedroom on third floor; great place to enjoy your petit dejeuner in the morning or cocktails or a glass of local wine in the evening....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 very nice bikes with helmets are available for guest use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace which can be accessed from either the kitchen or mezzanine on second floor with table and chairs for dining or aperitifs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

September & October
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

November
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

December
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday


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Location

66 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille Provence Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cafe des Sports
27 Miles
Nearest Train
Avignon TGV Station (Fast Train)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Les Abeilles

Car: Recommended

Wine tasting in world reknown Cotes du Rhone wine region; Nearby wine villages include Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau. Also close to Luberon villages made famous by Peter Mayle including Gordes, Menerbes and Roussillon. Artisan pottery makers abound in the area. One hour to Mediterranean Sea. Extensive Roman ruins in nearby Vaison-la-Romaine, Orange and Pont du Gard.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are Michel and Shirley Augsburger. We live in Sonoma County California north of San Francisco. I am CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which operates senior living communities. Shirley is a registered nurse and works on a neurology unit in a local hospital. I am a foodie and wino and love to cook and entertain. This has led after many years of talking about it to opening a small French bistro called Bistro Des Copains in Occidental California. We have two married daughters who have given us five wonderful grand children. As we say, we live for our kids and now for our grand kids. Our only 'child' at home is our very large but sweet Newfoundland named Abbi.

Why the Owner Chose Sablet, France:
My father was born in Lausanne Switzerland. His mother was French and they moved to the south of France when he was very young. He came to the United States just as world war II was starting to go to graduate school and met my mother. He ended up staying in the US and teaching in a university for many years. He left behind parents and sisters. As a family we came to visit quite often as I grew up and this has continued with my own family. His sisters married and lived in the south of France. So during the course of our visits to family members, I fell in love with Provence and the Vaucluse in particular. We love the small charming village of Sablet and its location up against the Dentelles de Montmirail, the village's accessibility and proximity to Avignon, Aix en Provence, Marseille, the Mediterranean and Montpellier.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the location in the center of the village and proximity to the cafes and shops, all within a five minute walk. We love the spaciousness of the house; a beautiful very old house but beautifully restored to modern comforts. Being a foodie and wino, I love the large well equipped kitchen with its adjoining terrace. I also love the wonderful street markets in Vaison la Romaine and Carpentras, both within 15 minutes drive. We are within walking distance of fabulous wineries in Sablet, Seguret and Gigondas. A few minutes drive will bring you to Vacqueyras, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rasteau and Cairanne. The roads in the area are wide and safe for bike riding and the great hiking trails abound in the area.


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Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Sablet village with Church of St. Nazaire at highest point

    Sablet village with Church of St. Nazaire at highest point

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Family Room Is Connected To Kitchen

    Family Room Is Connected To Kitchen

  • Terrace Off Of Kitchen With Propane Cook Top

    Terrace Off Of Kitchen With Propane Cook Top

  • Bedroom 1 With Adjoining Bathroom

    Bedroom 1 With Adjoining Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom with Adjoining Terrace.

    Master Bedroom with Adjoining Terrace.

  • Balcony Off Of Master Bedroom.

    Balcony Off Of Master Bedroom.

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Dentelles de Montmirail above Sablet

    Dentelles de Montmirail above Sablet

  • Lavoir and fountain in Sablet

    Lavoir and fountain in Sablet

  • Vival Epicerie is a small grocery store in Sablet about 5 minutes from our house

    Vival Epicerie is a small grocery store in Sablet about 5 minutes from our house

  • The interior of Cafe des Sports, a little bar owned by our friend Bruno.

    The interior of Cafe des Sports, a little bar owned by our friend Bruno.

  • Our home in Sablet. Grande Rue through the covered passageway.

    Our home in Sablet. Grande Rue through the covered passageway.

  • A Food Lover's Kitchen

    A Food Lover's Kitchen

  • Cozy Family Room With Wood Burning Fireplace

    Cozy Family Room With Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace and TV and DVD Player

    Living Room With Wood Burning Fireplace and TV and DVD Player

  • Master Bedroom with Adjoining Terrace.

    Master Bedroom with Adjoining Terrace.

  • Bathroom On Third Floor

    Bathroom On Third Floor

  • View of the Dentelles de Montmirail from Master Bedroom Terrace.

    View of the Dentelles de Montmirail from Master Bedroom Terrace.

  • Sofa/Sleeper near Bathroom with Shower

    Sofa/Sleeper near Bathroom with Shower

  • Sablet Wall and Tower

    Sablet Wall and Tower

  • One of two Sablet Boulangeries; this one is 5 minutes from our house.

    One of two Sablet Boulangeries; this one is 5 minutes from our house.

  • Chapel St. Roch, one of three churches in Sablet.

    Chapel St. Roch, one of three churches in Sablet.

  • Les Abeilles is a very good restaurant about 10 minutes from our house.

    Les Abeilles is a very good restaurant about 10 minutes from our house.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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