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"The Find" - A True Find in Delightful Sablet

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Al fresco dining with magnificent views from the terrace
Charming village of Sablet among the vines
Sablet among the vines, producing delicious wines...and beautiful memories.
1 of 24Al fresco dining with magnificent views from the terrace
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
'La Trouvaille' is a genuine find in the delightful village of Sablet, only 12km from Vaison-la-Romaine. Built into the 12th-century ramparts of the medieval village center, this beautiful old Provencal stone house serves as a local landmark because of the hole in the wall--'le trou'--which creates the terrace. Ideal for visitors who want to feel the pulse of village life, this house has a florist a and 'boulangerie' as neighbors. Throughout, the beauty of walls of locally-quarried stone, traditional Provençal ceilings of plaster and dark exposed beams, and handsome traditional tiles give “La Trouvaille” its special warmth and character. The house is spacious and inviting, providing an unusual degree of privacy with separate relaxation areas on each floor. Furnishings reflect the owne...'La Trouvaille' is a genuine find in the delightful village of Sablet, only 12km from Vaison-la-Romaine. Built into the 12th-century ramparts of the medieval village center, this beautiful old Provencal stone house serves as a local landmark because of the hole in the wall--'le trou'--which creates the terrace. Ideal for visitors who want to feel the pulse of village life, this house has a florist a and 'boulangerie' as neighbors. Throughout, the beauty of walls of locally-quarried stone, traditional Provençal ceilings of plaster and dark exposed beams, and handsome traditional tiles give “La Trouvaille” its special warmth and character. The house is spacious and inviting, providing an unusual degree of privacy with separate relaxation areas on each floor. Furnishings reflect the owners' enthusiasm for Provençal style and regional crafts. Handsome antiques, shabby chic “finds” and quality reproductions are placed alongside comfortable leather sofas and more casual seating. Owners have taken special care to add modern comforts, while sacrificing none of the house's Provençal charm. A shaded terrace is cut into the stone facade of the house and faces east with fine views of the clay rooftops, vine-covered hillsides, the neighbouring village of Seguret and the dramatic limestone ridges of the Dentelles de Montmirail. A round table, chairs & gas grill invite 'al fresco' dining. Relax on the antique daybed with cushions in a cheerful Provençal fabric. This terrace provides shelter from the hot mid-day sun, as well as protection from winds or occasional rain, enabling guests to spend more time enjoying the views. The entrance on the ground floor opens into a large dining and gathering area with great character and Provençal charm. The kitchen is well-designed and equipped for preparing a gourmet meal or a casual picnic to be enjoyed on the terrace or outdoor in the hills among the vines. A handsome antique oak farm table seats 6-8. Colorful pottery for cooking and serving. Adjoining the kitchen is a den and extra sleeping area. The comfortable daybed converts into a pull-out queen-sized bed. The entertainment center features a 42” flat panel television and Blue-ray home theater system for music and video. In addition there are two comfortable chairs and good reading lamps. A small desk holds the Livebox WiFi router, phone, and printer. Internet-based phone service makes it possible to offer guests FREE international calling to landlines, as well as U.S. and Canadian cell phones. WiFi is provided throughout the house. In addition to the den on the ground floor, there is a quiet and elegant sitting room on the top floor that opens onto the terrace. One bedroom also offers a leather sofa and chairs. Two beautiful tiled full bathrooms with shower & WC. Unlike many surrounding villages, Sablet's center is not bisected by a major roadway, so the medieval center is refreshingly free of most vehicle traffic and strolling the narrow spiraling streets and stairs to the 11th century church and its little park at the top of the village is a delight. Place du Barry provides a splendid view of rooftops, vineyards and provides an orientation table that identifies villages in the distant hills. Sablet's small grocer's shop offers a surprising selection of goods, including fresh local produce, cheese and deli offerings, local wines. Friday morning's small market features a fish vendor, Italian deli specialties, Moroccan couscous, farm-fresh local produce, fresh roasting chickens, and local baked and prepared goods. There are several larger grocery stores in the area. Closest are Super U and Intermarché in Vaison la Romaine; Grand Frais in Orange has fine foods, organic products and out-of-season fruits and vegetables. Convenient ATM, hair salons, day spa. Medical services in the village include a pharmacy, physicians office, and a dentist. Closest hospitals are in Vaison-la-Romaine and Orange. Sablet's helpful tourist office also features an excellent tasting room for sampling the products of 18+ wine producers and offers a variety of wine-tastings and special events. The wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau, Cairanne are in close proximity and Chateauneuf de Pape is only 20km away. Sablet is uniquely situated to provide easy access to many attractions in the Vaucluse. Explore Roman ruins or attend a live production in an antique theater in Vaison or Orange. Visit a different Provençal market every day of the week, including our favorites in Vaison-la-Romaine, Bedoin, and Ste.-Cecile-les-Vignes. Take a lovely stroll to Seguret or picnic on the hillsides. Ride a bicycle among the vines or challenge yourself to ride or hike to the summit of Mont Ventoux--a classic Tour de France route. Search for treasures at a local 'vide grenier' or the famous antiques market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.  More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Separate sitting rooms and media entertainment offerings make this house especially suitable for families with teens and pre-teens. Steep stairs between floors may make this house less suitable for small children.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Deborah L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 21 March 2020

Date of stay: January 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2019

A wonderful home base for our exploration of all things Provence, this quintessential Provencal home not only evokes it's history in the stone walls and architectural features, but is also a comfortable respite with modern day conveniences such as beautifully tiled bathrooms, a full kitchen...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

Our second time in gorgeous Provence and a second stay at La Trouvaille. Why would we choose anywhere else, set right in the old village ramparts and on the village square the house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Newly installed air conditioning units in...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank pencarrow17
Deborah L, VR Owner at 'La Trouvaille'--A True Find in Delightful Sablet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

A return visit is always the finest compliment of all. We're very pleased that your second stay at "La Trouvaille" was equally pleasant for you, and certainly that you were able to be comfortable during the recent extreme heat. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

This home was historic and magical. It contained everything a family could need. There was even an Eski ( portable icebox) and a picnic set for us to take on day trips. The cooking facilities were fantastic. You know how some places have four of...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank jenny s
Deborah L, VR Owner at 'La Trouvaille'--A True Find in Delightful Sablet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Jenny, thank you for this delightful review! I was particularly pleased that you appreciated some of the small touches we hope will add to the fun and enjoyment of a stay at "La Trouvaille." We're very grateful for your kind comments.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have stayed in VRBO's all over the world and without hesitation I would recommend this slice of paradise. We spent the first of our two weeks on a tour with Off The Beaten Path which gave us an excellent introduction to Provence. Our stay...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank deborahcX3004CL
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Sablet is one of several Côte-du-Rhône wine producing villages in this area of the Vaucluse. Sablet is truly a working wine village, with more than 20 wine producers. The local tourist office offers an inviting tasting room and offers weekly tours of local wineries during the summer months. Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaume-de-Venise, Cairanne, Roiax and Chateauneuf de Pape are all within easy driving distance. A car is required. Parking is available across the street in one of two town parking lots, as well as along the village streets. Closest airports are in Marseille and Nimes. TGV station in Avignon.
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