Sablet, Provence, France
French doors lead out to the large terrace from the mezzanine and kitchen. Enjoy lunch or dinner, a pastis (the traditional Provençal aperitif; anise-flavored alcohol served over ice and diluted with water, which turns it milky white) or glass of local wine and dish of olives on the terrace while soaking up the Provençal sunshine. The terrace is furnished with table and chairs; there is a propane gas fired cook top for your use.
There is also a sofa/sleeper and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hand sink on this floor.
Two steps from the kitchen is the living room with its wood burning fire place. The living room is well furnished with a love seat, overstuffed chairs, lamp, TV and DVD player. There is a large selection of English and French DVDs. A pretty buffet and antique secrétaire desk sit in the mezzanine.
After your meal, take a seat on the comfy love seat or stuffed chair in front of the wood burning fire place in the family room which connects to the kitchen; a perfect place for conversation, quiet reading, writing or a little siesta after a great meal. There is a small library of fiction and non-fiction books.
The house is large (168 square meters/1808 square feet) and can comfortably accommodate seven people. It is an ideal gathering place for family and friends for vacation, anniversaries, birthdays and reunions as well as an idyllic retreat for foodies, wine lovers, hikers, climbers, cyclists, artists and writers.
The house is three stories and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The windows are covered with shutters and original beams can be seen throughout. The house is tastefully decorated for comfort and convenience, and is centrally heated. Provençal artwork and hand painted pottery can be seen throughout the house.
A short climb upstairs to the first floor leads to the living room and kitchen where you will spend the majority of your time in the house.
The large well equipped kitchen has a beautiful oak table with seating for 8 people, making this a cozy area to savor meals prepared using the wonderful fresh ingredients which are available throughout the region. The kitchen library has a selection of cookbooks from Richard Olney, Patricia Wells and others. It is also stocked with guidebooks, brochures and maps of the region.
The modern kitchen is equipped with a 4-burner gas cook top, a wall electric oven, refrigerator/freezer, dish washer, microwave oven, blender, espresso machine, coffee maker, full array of cookware, dinnerware, glassware, silverware and plenty of cupboards and counter space.
The house is a beautiful stone house located in the heart of the medieval village of Sablet in the Vaucluse Department of Provence France. Dating from the 17th century, the house has been beautifully renovated with all of the comforts of a modern home while retaining its authentic Provençal character and charm.
Located on a narrow street inside the walls of this quaint village, it is only a few steps from the house to the Church of St. Nazaire and the shops and restaurants of this Côtes du Rhône wine village. The pretty bells of the church ring hourly from 7 am to 10 pm.
The entrance to the house is on the ground floor through a massive oak door. There is a large entrance hall where coats and hiking gear can be stored.
Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor. This bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, bedside tables, lamps, dresser and floor to ceiling closet with shelves and space for hanging clothes.
A large ensuite bathroom with tub, toilet and hand sink also has a washer/dryer machine for doing laundry. An iron and ironing board are provided as well.
The house has a garage where bikes can be stored between rides around Sablet and throughout the region. The garage is not large enough to park cars. However, there is ample parking in the village within a few minutes walk from the house.
Up a flight of stairs, you will find bedrooms 2 and 3. Bedroom 2 is the master bedroom and is furnished with a queen bed, bedside tables, lamps, dresser with mirror and adjoining dressing room.
French doors lead out from the master bedroom to a south facing terrace which overlooks the village rooftops with a great view of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The terrace is furnished with table and chairs. There is a shower where you can cool off if you get too hot while sunbathing.
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