Les Maisons en Provence in village of Sablet, 4 Bedroom Vacation House
Description from the owner
La Grande Maison & La Petite Maison is the perfect answer for guests who would like the village experience - but cannot find a house of this size, inside the walls of a medieval village - which can accommodate their whole group.
Together, La Grande Maison and La Petite Maison will comfortably welcome up to 8 guests, 4 couples or 8 friends travelling together. The perfect place for that vacation in France, Sablet is a hill top village nestled amongst the vineyards of the Cote du Rhone. Sablet is a living French village with bakeries, bars and some excellent restuarants. Nearby you have the historic villages of Vaison La Romaine, Seguret, Gigondas and Capentras where you can visit Roman ruins, taste the wines shop at the local markets or simply dine out while enjoying the magnificent vista.
La Grande Maison and La Petite Maison are also available for rental together or separately. Rates are provided for La Grande, rates for La Petite are approx 40% of those for the main house. There is a discount for renting both - prices on application
Both have been carefully renovated with a style that combines modern European amenities with old Provence.
La Grande Maison
As you enter from Place de L'Eglise near the Romanesque Church of St. Nazaire, you find rental villa, stylishly yet comfortably furnished with a traditional Maison Provencale character and decor
The wood burning fireplace in the living-dining room, with its rough hewn wood mantelpiece and the heavy wood beamed ceilings says, Welcome to Provence
For relaxation and keeping up with the world, a flat screened TV with Sky satellite reception to receive both French and English speaking channels, DVD, stereo and high speed internet access.
Light, bright and airy is ones first impression when you step from the Living room, through the archway into a sparkling, fully equipped kitchen. Lots of opportunity to enjoy working with the wonderful produce that is so easily available at the many markets within minutes of Sablet.
A curved staircase leads to the upper (split) level with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The Master Bedroom with its own en-suite with bath is located a few steps down from the second and third bedroom level and has windows overlooking the church garden
The second and third bedrooms share a large, full bathroom with a walk in tiled shower, hand basin and toilet.
Traditional wood shuttered bedroom windows look out over the village houses and across to the church lawn and garden.
The terrace is effectively at the top of the village and you can sit down and enjoy 360 degree views of the Cote du Rhone and the Dentelles while partaking of a glass of the local wine
La Petite Maison
La Petite Maison has a completely separate entry and is on the lowest level of the building and provides the perfect pied a terre for a single traveler or two people who would like to enjoy the village life whilst exploring Provence.
Fully equipped with a new modern kitchen and dining, the kitchen includes gas hotplates, electric oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.
Enjoy a cozy salon complete with satellite TV and music system. La Petite Maison has internet access in all rooms and a phone system that allows you to make phone calls to land lines anywhere in the world free of charge.
Sleep comfortably in your queensize bed with ensuite. La Petite Maison is wonderfully cool in the summer and has a large column heater which keeps the whole of the apartment warm in winter
The apartment is just across the road from the secluded church garden, ideal for a quiet cocktail of an evening or a picnic lunch....Read more
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 2, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Our family of five absolutely loved the house and Sablet. The big house is superbly renovated /restored, and has a high-quality homely feel. Little touches like handmade guest soaps and a bottle of good wine show the owners care about their tenants experience. Nadia, who checked us in, was above and beyond what you'd expect in a host, she was so helpful at any time. Sablet was magical, we stayed there a week and could have stayed a month.
Left on 09/24/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | John & Mary + George & DonnaReviewed Sep 24, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
We can't begin to express how much we enjoyed our stay in Sablet. From having breakfast consisting of fresh bread & fruit on the terrace to watching beautiful sunsets on the rooftop while dining & enjoying the excellent local wines, we had a wonderful time during our stay at Les Maisons en Provence. The surrounding area offers many opportunities to explore & experience the various treasures of Provence.
Left on 07/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 16, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
In travelling to Southern France we were focused on relaxation, not being in a major city, being able to enjoy local food and wine and mixing with the locals.
Les Maisons definitely allowed us to tick all the boxes of expectations and contributed to a memorable stay.
The Villa is well situated within Sablet and is a short walk to various services. We particularly enjoyed the breads and pasteries from the very popular bakery as well as having a beer or wine at the "local" bar / restaurantwhere we could sit and watch the goings on around the smallvillage centre.
The Villa itself has been set up to a high standard and really left us wanting nothing more.Clean , very comfortable , all the necessary mod cons meant a no stress and relaxed stay.
Sablet village is well situated to allow for visits to many other villages and follow the market days from place to place.It iis also handy to larger centres such as avignon and must sees such as The Pont DuGarde.
As wine enthusiasts we were in the thick of some well known regions such as Chateau NufDe Pape and Gigondas so were able to experience first hand what we had read and researched.
To sum up: Would we recommend or return?? the simple answer - most definitely!!
"An amazing week at Les Maisons en Provence in Sablet."
Left on 07/11/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Tim Barnes.Reviewed Jul 11, 2010Stayed May 2010
From the time we arrived at Les Maisons en Provence we were greeted with a beautiful character home in Sablet which epitomised everything we had imagined and more. From a superb refurbishment with French decor, expansive views from the rooftop terrace overlooking the local countryside.
Every amenity was supplied including soap, shampoo, washing powder and kitchen requirements which further relaxed us when we arrived.
Every evening we enjoyed drinks and local food on the front patio which was opposite a lovely park with established gardens.
We enjoyed our morning walks down to the local bakery for lovely fresh baked bread to have with our breakfast.
Within 5 minutes from the front door we could walk to to the bakery, cafe, butchery, reastaurant and wine cellar.
Within an hour of Sablet we found lovely villages, markets, wineries and restaurants.We were also amazed with the friendliness of the local people.
Overall our week at Les Maisons en Provence was amazing and we are already planning when we can return to enjoy the experience again and explore the region further.
Left on 05/20/2010 for a stay in October 2009 | Kim and Bill PearceReviewed May 20, 2010Stayed Oct 2009
Staying in Les Maisons was a wonderful experience. The building has been renovated beautifully,and is very spacious. Staying in a medieval village was part of the charm. Sablet is easy to get to many other villages and towns, we walked to the two closest villages. There are many wineries close by and the different villages have lovely restaurants and cafes. It is the first time we have been to Europe in the Autumn and it was very beautiful. The strong wind called the Minstral was a bit hard to take, but it didnt stop us enjoying our holidays. We had the most wonderful time.
Left on 05/20/2010 for a stay in August 2008 | Mary & Peter RReviewed May 20, 2010Stayed Aug 2008
Directions to finding the property were clear - howver, car access is limited. It sits on top of the hill adjacent to the church. The property had just been renovated and provided all necessary living, bathroom and kitchen/dining facilities. We shared with a friend. A small roof top deck provided the ideal location for pre-dinner drinks. Whilst Sablet is small it has the necssities of life - cafe, wine shop and an excellent local restaurant.
Its convenience to Avignon and the surrounding districts makes it an ideal location to stay without having to be in a larger town/city.
Best part was watching the sunset from the rooftop deck. Lack of parking means that luggage and provisions have to be carried about 50 metres.
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2010Stayed May 2010
La Grand Maison is a beautiful house in a lovely village with all the appointments of a five star villa. The house is very spacious with first class furnishings and fittings. The outlook from the bedrooms, and the roof terrace in particular is magnificent. The kitchen is large with modern appliances and is tastefully arranged. The bedrooms are roomy and the beds most comfortable. The ensuite bathrooms are also spacious with modern fittings.
We arrived during a cold snap in France and it was very comforting to be able to have central heating and a wood fire available to warm us and dry our clothes.
The town of Sablet is what we imagined a small period French village to be while having all the amenities one requires to either eat out or acquire the merchandise required to eat at home.
We travelled far and wide from Sablet each day and it was a lovely base to come back to each evening. While we enjoyed the tavelling from our base in Sablet, it is also a perfect spot to stay, enjoy the French ambience and unwind.
The house and the village want for nothing and we had no complaints or negatives.
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