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Situated west of Mont Ventoux and at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, this authentic, medieval, village house provides modern facilities for those seeking for a luxurious holiday in the Cote du Rhone wine region. This unique property offers spacious living and sleeping accommodation incorporating on the ground floor, a living room with wood burning stove, and grand terrace for dining and relaxing, professional kitchen with small breakfast terrace along with a smaller prep kitchen and cloakroom. Enjoy the romantic sunsets on the terrace just off the reading room on the first floor where there is also a master bedroom with en suite bathroom & shower. A private terrace for sunbathing can be accessed from the top floor. Separate living and sleeping area on the lower ground floor provides, two bedrooms, one shower room with toilet, a laundry area with sauna. Shade from the sun, is provided by the vine in the small secure garden overlooking the Place des Barry with its popular viewing point.
Markets: Visit the many markets in the area:
Sunday - L'Isle-sur-la-sorgue - famous antique market - 40 minutes drive
Monday - Bedoin
Tuesday - Vaison la Romaine
Wednesday - Malaucene
Thursday - Nyons (Provencal Market on Sunday during the summer months)
Friday - Carpentras
Saturday - Ste Cecile Les Vignes - (small market but excellent quality of fish, meat, seasonal vegetables and fruit)
Cycling Mont Ventoux_Tour de France 2011: 'This is surely one of the top 20 French passes. As all cyclists will tell you, Mont Ventoux is a really difficult climb that compares with the hardest in the Alps. Make your climb from Malaucene for the wonderful views. You can have a snack at the ski station at Mont Serein before struggling up the last five kilometres. For a more relaxed ascent, it is better to begin from Sault: the first twenty kilometres are quite easy and in the forest. When you arrive at Chalet-Reynard, have a rest before tackling the last five kilometres. The fittest start from Bédoin, it’s the pros' climb and undoubtedly the most difficult.'
Les Quatre Terrasses is conveniently placed to follow Le Tour 2011, particularly on 19th July when the peloton will head to Gap from Saint Paul Trois Chateaux......plenty of opportunities to view the spectacle (see www.letour.fr for further information)!
Recently retired teacher currently spending my time between N Ireland and Sablet, France.
Louise Nelson purchased this house in 2006
We viewed this property several years ago and were blown away by the views (180 deg plus) which was the predominant reason for making the purchase. Upon arrival and without exception, guests are taken aback by the vista. The quality of the recent renovation - the house was lovingly rebuilt from a ruin by a committed German couple, as can be seen in the quality of amenities, fixtures and fittings, this was our second reason. Last but certainly not least, the picturesque, medieval, village itself. I visited an antique market in Sablet several years ago where I purchased an old French chair which was shipped back to N Ireland - I liked the atmosphere and location of the village, rural France but close to road, rail and air infrastructure for sight-seeing and travelling. I felt it was right!
This large village property offers guests a piece of French history, tastefully furnished with all the conveniences of modern life. High ceilings, four spacious terrasses, three living areas, four bedrooms and bedrooms. Room for families and couples alike with space for privacy when the need arises. Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets!
Admission up front: we are long time and relentless Francophiles, having visited France on more than 40 separate vacations commencing in 1972 and continuing nearly yearly thereafter and sometimes several times a year. About 20 years back we began to rent apartments or houses from which we pursued circular tours of the vicinity for segments of a week or multiple weeks (including two sabbaticals where we were in France for 2 to 4 months). We found that the exceptional convenience of unpacking only once or twice and the space afforded by renting far eclipsed hotel stays and allowed for our passion to cook in our rental property as well as visit a variety of local restaurants noted for the pleasure of dining there. During all that time, we never stayed in a place we enjoyed more than yours. Our latest visit to Sablet was our 4th to that immediate area. The town is as typical, picturesque and enjoyable as any small Provencal wine town can boast. But it is the home itself that is the highlight. The views from the 4 terraces of the house (set at the points of the compass) allow one to pick the view and the sun direction one desires at the moment. The views from the main terrace are to the north and west over an immense distance of some of the most attractive vineyards that France has to offer. The house itself is near the top of the hill crowning the village and the general views are spectacular. The village has all the amenities available that a visitor could want and the immediate area provides a rich and varied choice of restaurants ranging from simple bistro style dining to epicurean delights. The rooms are cool and spacious with high ceilings. The bathrooms (rarely notable in much of France), have all been reconstructed to a very high standard as has the whole house over a span of nearly 20 years. The most distinguished component is the updated kitchen (with everything needed supplied), next to the main spectacular terrace that affords an ideal place for outdoor dining amid a profusion of beautiful flowering shrubs There is even a locked garage. But it is the English speaking owners and the local property manager that impressed us the most. Their combined input on local attractions and kindly hospitality is a huge plus. We certainly intend to return periodically to Sablet if Les Quattre Terrasses is available going forward. We recommend it as one of the very best we have ever visited in all our numerous trips to France.
From initial contact to check out our hosts, John and Louise were tremendously helpful and friendly.
They answered all our questions promptly and even stocked our kitchen prior to our arrival on a Sunday when the local markets were closed!
Les Quatre Terraces is a fantastic place for couples travelling together. There is plenty of space for everyone, all amenities needed for gourmet meals along with multiple options for dining nearby. The place was immaculate and no detail was overlooked. We feel lucky to have found such a great place.
I strongly recommend this amazing home!
We stayed two weeks with some friends and family. Caroline, the property manager took very good care of us. The facilities were far and away above expectations. We have ties to the area and this will be our first choice for accommodations in the future.
My wife and I stayed at Les Quatre Terraces for a week last October, as well as two other properties in France. This place blew the others away. The gite was well-appointed, spotless and perfectly situated in the "wine side" of Provence.. The views from the terraces were breathtaking; all the way to Mt. Ventoux from a terrace in one direction and the lights of Orange in the distance from another. The gite had attention to detail with a healthy dose of Irish hospitality in the heart of France. Plenty of local markets and all the usual suspects of attractions but there is also world-class wine country, as well as some serious restaurants "a cote". I had stayed in Sablet before in a very nice rental but this place absolutely rocks! We can't wait to return. Thank you, Louise and John.
Our family stay in Les Quatre Terrasses exceeded all expectations! The setting is breathtaking--both the surrounding countryside and the village of Sablet, which is utterly untouristed. Sablet is near to everything you want to see in the region, but it will be hard to tear yourself away from the property itself, which is an utterly modern and pristine interior inside a fantastic medieval exterior--the ramparts of the medieval town of Sablet. The apartment is very spacious--we were 4, but it could easily have accommodated 6. The apartment is also beautifully appointed, with every modern convenience (including laundry facilities, a kitchen that could be used by a professional chef, and excellent wifi). The views from every window and terrace are magnificent--we ate on a different terrace for every meal, and simply couldn't get over the beauty of our surroundings. Louise and John, our hosts, could not have been more helpful or gracious--they are not only totally reliable, but charming to boot! We spent a memorable week there and definitely plan to go back. This is a gem of a holiday retreat!
We come from New Zealand looking for somewhere nice to relax in the great wine region of Cote Du Rhone. We found this tranquil home online and loved the view as soon as we saw it.
We booked the main property for 7 nights (just the 2 of us) and really enjoyed our time. The property is very nice and spacious with a great kitchen within easy walking distance (80m) to the local butcher and grocer.
The little town was great as well, with a lovely baker just down the street, fresh bread was not a problem. We enjoyed visiting the little bar and the butcher and grocer. We felt like we were part of the daily life of the town while we were there. Everyone was very friendly.
There were some strong winds in April which made it hard to enjoy the spacious balcony/court yard outside of the lounge. But we could imagine what it would be like in summer.
Our 7 nights went very quickly with lovely places nearby to visit including locale wine areas such as Sablet (of course), Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise.
If we were to travel back to Sablet we would love to stay again at Les Quatre Terrasses again. I think you will enjoy your time no matter what season.
We rented the whole property and for our family of seven, which included two young children (three and six) and five adults. This was our home base for a week as we explored the surrounding areas and it was just fantastic. The patios were amazing and we were able to take advantage of all of them at different times throughout the day, the main one was for lounging, lunch and dinner, the small patio off the kitchen for breakfast and the third story patio was perfect for an after dinner bottle of wine. The kids LOVED that the main patio was big enough to play on and out the back door was a cute little square that was perfect for an evening family soccer game! The kitchen was perfect for us as we love to cook and as a family travelling with children it worked great for us. It also gave us an opportunity to shop the local markets, butcher and wineries. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and so look forward to my next visit!
Enjoy the traditions of French village life in Sablet, in the heart of the Cote du Rhone wine growing region, approx .9 km from Vaison-la-Romaine, where you can soak up the market atmosphere every Tuesday morning. Walk to the picturesque village of Seguret, stop for a tasting at one of the renowned Sablet Wineries. Explore the well known neighbouring villages - Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacquyras and Beaumes de Venise! All your daily needs can be met in the village: bakeries, butcher, grocery store, fish market (Thursday morning), newsagent, pharmacy, tobacconist (gifts), bank and post office. Enjoy an aperitif, coffee or lunch in the cafe, a simple meal in the restaurant in the square or, for those special occasions, some typical Provencal cuisine in Les Abeilles. The major 'fete' held in July is the 'Journee du Livre' or book fair, a two day event, hosted by the residents of Sablet, when well known authors from all over France come to the village.
Mont Ventoux: Malaucene, is approximately 20 km from the house where you can commence your journey to the summit of Mont Ventoux. A good 'warm-up' for those who wish to cycle. Secure lockup for bikes is provided.
Ski: Ski station in Provence - Mont Serein Ski Station, 9 ski-lifts, 12 km of pistes
Summary of Activities:
Cote du Rhone wines: Chateauneuf du Pape, Vacqueyras, Gigondas
Wine Tours: Sablet, Gigondas, Rasteau and Seguret
Medieval villages: Sablet, Seguret, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Markets: Vaison la Romaine, Carpentras, Malaucene, Nyons. Bedoin
French Cuisine: Sablet, Roaix, Gigondas, Seguret, Cairanne
Historical Sites: Vaison la Romaine, Orange and Avignon
Cycling: Mont Ventoux and region
Cookery Classes: Vaison la Romaine
Hill Climbing: Dentelle de Montmirail
Golf: Orange or Avignon
Swimming: Beames de Venise, Vaison la Romaine
Kayaking: Pont du Gard, Ardeche
Chateax and Cathedrals: The Palais des Papes, Avignon
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Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
As the house can be subdivided, please contact the owner for a price which will depend on season, party sizes and guest requests.