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'La Trouvaille'--A True Find in Delightful Sablet

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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'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
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Deborah L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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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 Deborah C
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

My husband and our 2 friends rented Deb and Gary’s house for a week and had the most wonderful vacation. Their lovely home is spacious and well appointed. We appreciated having the large notebook which included information on the house, the village of Sablet, restaurants,...More

Date of stay: October 2017
2  Thank Guide802765
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My sister and I often daydreamed about staying in a charming, provençal house in a perfect, little French village surrounded by grape vines and rolling hills. And "La Trouvaille", nestled into the medieval walls of Sablet, a tiny village in the marvellous Côtes du Rhône...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank Roslyn51
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This gorgeous house in the friendly hilltop village of Sablet perfectly met our needs. The house has everything you could require, is beautifully furnished and exceptionally well equipped. The terrace was a perfect spot to relax after our excursions into the stunning surrounding countryside of...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank love2journey2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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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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Request detailed driving instructions from the owner from Marseille airport or the Avignon TGV train station.
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