|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
What more do you want, stunning views, in the foreground over the roof tops are the local mountains, vineyards, olive trees, cypress trees, but also Gigondas, sweeping to your right Orange and Avignon then across the Rhone to the mountains in the Ardeche, to the north Pierrelatte following through to Roaix, amazing. I would like to welcome back all those lovely people 'home' again and all those lovely people yet to come! After 15 years of owning Les Roseraies, the house has just been fully redecorated from top to bottom for the third time!!! New furntiure, new bedlinen, new towels, new china and glasses etc. The house is set on two floors and has all you need and more. There is private parking in the courtyard by the front door, each bedroom has its own bathroom. But it is really the views from the main terrace which leads off the kitchen that all clients adore. More than 180 degrees, east to beyond west facing south, plenty of sunshine and you are protected from the dreaded Mistral wind. Why go out when you can see and breathe Provence. The sunsets are truly amazing, even better with a glass of wine in your hand! Plus there is the small terrace off the double bedroom ideal for a coffee in the shade.
The village of Sablet. How rare to find such a picturesque Provencal village with all amenities set back from the main road. Have lived in the village for the past 12 years and still do, all year round, not only are the local people friendly they are also very helpful and a delight.
So much to see and do from Sablet, several walks up into the hills which start from the village square. Rivers for swimming, plus two public pools all within ten minutes drive. The provencal market in Vaison la Romaine is a colourful delight. Forty minutes drive to La Pont du Gard, Isle sur la Sorgues for antiquities and brocante on a Sunday morning. The lavender fields along La Vallee de La Nesque towards Sault. Or just rest relax and enjoy a good book.
We arrived in Sablet by car from Avignon on a warm, sunny late September afternoon and were met in the village centre by our host, Ros.
The house itself is lovely with traditional thick stone walls, blue shutters and red tile roof! The front door opens into a delightful lounge with comfortable furnishings, a wood burner, TV, telephone, a small library etc. The downstairs double bedroom is just a couple of easy steps away with its own bathroom and shower. A staircase leads from the lounge to the first floor and the second double bedroom a bright, sunny room with its own secluded terrace and bathroom with shower. The kitchen is traditional in style, well lit and very well equipped with washing machine, dish washer, a large fridge and all the home comforts including a Senseo coffee maker, microwave, a proper oven & hob. There is a nice round table and four cushioned chairs. A door leads out to the large roof terrace. This is literally the high spot of the house and is absolutely stunning! The views are fabulous you look over lovely red tiled roofs and vineyards to the Dentelles to the south, towards Avignon in the far distance to the south west and towards Orange to the west. It is incredibly peaceful and the sunsets are wonderful. There is a table and four chairs and two comfortable sun loungers, all in good condition and nice quality. There is also a gas BBQ. We were very impressed with the way Ros has provided everything you could possibly need in a home away from home. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and in good order. Ros lives in the village and on the couple of occasions we needed to speak to her, was very responsive but never intrusive.
Sablet is an historic working village with narrow streets and with most of the original stone walls still in existence. It has a lively bar/pizza (wood fired oven) restaurant, a very well stocked super market, two boulangeries and an excellent butcher, all within easy walking distance. We parked the car in the village centre car park and had no difficulty finding a space at any time.
In summary, we really enjoyed our holiday. We used the car a lot, visiting the delightful Vaison la Romaine, Seguret, Orange, Chateauneuf du Pape etc and further afield to Mont Ventoux, and Fontaine de Vaucluse. Sablet is a pretty village and an ideal place to stay. The house is lovely and very comfortable. We have no reservation in recommending it and awarding five stars!
I have stayed in this house many times and it is always idyllic - even out of season. The owner is gregarious and helpful. The house is tastefully decorated and minatained to a high standard and very clean. The views are magnificent - almost 360 degrees of the plains and the Dentelles. This is a quiet village, give or take the odd fete, and you are reminded of 'real life' only by the chimes of the church clock. You are only a minute away from the boulangerie and the bar is just round the corner. This is a quiet and friendly village with all the commerce that you need for your stay. The restaurant is good and the take away amazing by British standards! You can take walks or sit and admire the views and relax with the wafting of lavender. Vaison is only 15 minutes away by car and there are international restaurants to choose from as well as bars, shops and the Tuesday market. There is also the medieval part of town and a swimming pool. Avignon is about half an hour away and Nimes airport less than an hour. Nyons (and villages nearby and in between) is a 40 minute drive to the east and sheltered by mountains and there is a fabulous open air pool there and a market on Thursday. This place is as near to heaven as you're going to get in France and I haven't even mentioned the wine yet!
Une maisn de village très confortable, aménagée avec goût et une terrasse plein ciel face aux dentelles de Montmirail. la description de lannonce correspond en tous points. Rose et Jean Marc sont des hôtes charmants et disponibles. Sûr nous reviendrons d'autant que la région est des plus agéables. Ce fut une découverte !!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Ros's fabulous house - it truly is a home from home.
It is exactly as described and is comfortable and spotlessly clean. We loved the sunny roof terrace where we ate many a meal and enjoyed a glass of wine as the sun went down - the sunsets were beautiful.
The house was extremely well equipped- even down to dishwashing & washing powder tablets, loo & kitchen rolls, tissues etc . Ros had thought of everything.
Sablet has a cafe, a restaurant and two boulangeries as well as other useful small shops. It really is a good base from which to explore the area.
Ros was an excellent host and always very helpful.Nothing was too much trouble.
We have travelled all over France during the past 30 years and this is one of the very best houses that we've stayed in.
this is our third year staying here. we love it so much, we cannot help but come back every year. the friendly people in the village, the location, and the million dollar view, charm and comfort of les roseraies is all anyone could wish for.
We have just come to the end of six great weeks in Sablet. It was everything promised on the website and more. The house is a gem. It sits at the top of the village by the church. The upper of the two levels has the main bedroom one bathroom, kichen / dining and terrace and is sundrenched from sunrise on the bed to sunset and amazing views from the large terrace. The kitchen is large and well appointed and everything in the house works! The village is pretty, friendly and has everything we needed. The surrounding area has lots and lots of good restaurants, picturesque villages, markets, walks, wineries and more. The furtherest we ventured was 66k (40m) to drive over Mont Ventoux. There was no need to go further for things to enjoy. Ros is enthusiastic and helpfull and her recommendations helped make our stay in Sablet so enjoyable.
Val and Colin New Zealand
We very much enjoyed our one month stay in Sablet. The village is lovely and its
people are genuinely friendly and helpful. Sablet is an ideal place to observe and
take part in French village life. Also, it is centrally located and within an hours
drive there are numerous historically interesting villages and towns to visit -
many with excellent restaurants. And we loved the wonderful markets in Vaison-la-Romaine and Carpentras.
After a day of sightseeing, we were always happy to return to "our" house. We
found it to be attractive and comfortable, very well equipped and clean.
The views from the terrace and the kitchen window are unbelievably beautiful.
Ros has done an excellent job of providing a pleasant environment for her
guests. Over the years, we have met a number of nice hosts but none like
Ros - she is a very special person.
And to think we nearly missed all of this because it mentioned somewhere in the house description: Not suited for the infirm or older persons. Well, we definitely are old( 76 and 80 years) but not infirm and the stairs in the house were absolutely no problem. We recommend this house and Sablet to anyone who enjoys food and wine, history and beautiful scenery.
Sablet is in the center of the Cotes de Rhone region, full of excellent wines to taste and buy. Probably Gigondas, Vacqueras, Cairanne and Beaumes de Venise are the famous caves but all within a ten minute drive. Orange, 20 minutes, boasts an amphitheatre with classical performances during the summer months. Carpentras, 20 minutes, has the only synagogue in the area. The Dentelles de Montmirail are famous for climbing and walking. Mont Ventoux for also walking and cycling for the brave of heart. Rivers, swimming pools close by and above all Vaison la Romaine full of ancient remains, Provencal market every Tuesday which is a delight to the eye and the stomach. Thriving town and a joy in the evenings just to wander and chose a menu of your choice. Villedieu, 10 minutes, excellent tapas in the evenings under the Plane trees to the sound of the village fountain. Music in the bars around the area, always colourful always something to do.
Other Activities: Great for climbers.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£86|