Self catering holiday rental in France
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Le Four à Chaux

A large restored stone farmhouse with a pool, set among the vineyards of the Rhône valley, near the medieval villages of Sablet, Séguret and Gigondas.

Sarah Kennet
With Gite.com since March, 2003
+33 4 90 46 82 76

About the Holiday Home

The back of the house overlooking the owners' vineyards
The back of the house overlooking the owners' vineyards

Le Four a Chaux is a large but intimate Provençal country house or mas, built from old stones, carefully restored in keeping with the period, and fully equipped with modern amenities including wi-fi. It has great character, with ancient stairways, original tiled floors, traditional beamed ceilings and tasteful decoration.

The house is set in its own vineyard and surrounded by many more. Built on a large estate, the property offers open and covered terraces on both sides with garden furniture.

The dining area with its exposed ceiling beams
The dining area with its exposed ceiling beams

The large back garden overlooks the Côte-du-Rhône valley and the ancient villages of Sablet, Séguret (officially recognized as one of France's most beautiful villages) and Rasteau. The back garden connects directly to the owner's vineyards.

The south facing front garden consists of a new swimming pool (11 x 5.5 m) with a summer kitchen and barbecue. There is a garage for one car and additional parking on the property for one other. The comfortable furnishings and the open fireplaces complemented by a full central heating system makes Le Four à Chaux suitable for all seasons.

On the ground floor of the house, the main entrance hall leads into a large living room with plenty of comfortable seating, a raised dining area with a large dining table suitable for eight, and a large open traditional fireplace. There is a small seperate television room leading from this with satallite tv and dvd player.

The front garden
The front garden

A corridor leads to the spacious and fully equipped kitchen with a modern stovetop, marble working surfaces, two fridges, fine wooden table for informal dining, and a raised open fire. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate large utility room with washing machine, dryer. There is also a large sink and stainless steel working unit.

A door from the kitchen leads directly onto the south-facing dining terrace, gardens and the pool house, which has a summer kitchen and barbecue and outdoor dining furniture, shaded by a pergola.

The traditional Provençal kitchen
The traditional Provençal kitchen

Three sets of stairs lead upstairs, where there are three bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom or shower room. The separate staircases mean that the bedrooms provide complete privacy, and the house is ideal for two or three couples or a family with older children.

The main bedroom opens onto the garden terrace through a set of double French doors; its ensuite bathroom has an ornate bathtub and a separate shower. All bedrooms have direct access to the terrace, gardens and vineyards.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: Outdoor pool, 11 x 5.5 metres
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Village
Sablet
Setting
Rural setting on the outskirt of a medieval village
Nearest large town
Vaison-la-Romaine
Other towns nearby
Avignon
Carpentras
Orange
Département
Vaucluse (84)
Rental information

Le Four à Chaux

Accommodates
8 guests
Bedrooms
4 bedrooms
Two bedrooms with double beds and two bedrooms with twin beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
September 7 until December 21 € 1,900
December 21 until January 5 € 3,200
January 5 until April 6 € 1,750
April 6 until June 15 € 1,900
June 15 until September 6 € 3,200

Rental Conditions

A deposit of 20% is required on booking with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. All utilities are inclusive. A weekly house keeping fee of €70 is payable on arrival. A cheque for €200 is held against damages.

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Contact

Sarah Kennet at Le Four à Chaux.

About the Area

The village of Sablet, seen from the back garden
The village of Sablet, seen from the back garden

Le Four à Chaux is quiet and situated amidst vineyards, but it is not isolated. It is a ten-minute stroll to Sablet and less by car to the nearby medieval villages of Séguret, Gigondas, Vacquéras and Rasteau, all famous for their Côte-du-Rhône wines.

In the village of Sablet you will find all the shops for any everyday needs, including a post office, a pharmacy, and a medical centre.

A street in the nearby village of Séguret
A street in the nearby village of Séguret

There is a Provençal style restaurant with a patio and a typical French café in the centre of the village. There is second more upmarket restaurant within a ten minute walk of the the village centre.

There are tennis courts open to the public within a kilometre of the village, and golf courses in Orange and Avignon.

The Dentelles de Montmirail
The Dentelles de Montmirail

The location of the house is unique: it is set at the foot of the cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail (famous among rock climbers) with several beautiful marked hiking and cycling trails starting a few hundred meters away.

Wine lovers will find Domaines and caves à vins in abundance where one can taste and buy excellent wines direct from the winemakers. Food lovers can visit the ferme-auberges (country inns) to enjoy traditional Provençal cooking.

About the Region

Mont Ventoux
Mont Ventoux

The house is located in the Vaucluse, a Côte-du-Rhône wine producing region rich in history and with plenty of sunshine.

The cultural wealth of the region is legendary. Within walking distance you will find the picturesque villages of Gigondas, Sablet and Séguret, where shops, fine restaurants and small bars and cafés await visitors.

Mont Ventoux, the famous landmark of the Tour de France, is nearby and offers splendid views over the region and beyond.

The famous medieval <i>pont d'Avignon</i>
The famous medieval pont d'Avignon

The papal city of Avignon is a short drive away, and the Roman towns of Nîmes, Arles and Aix - well known for their festivals and museums - are all within comfortable driving distance.

Within a twenty kilometre radius are the Roman towns of Vaison-La-Romaine, Carpentras, and Orange with their historical sites, Roman ruins, and ancient theatres where events are staged throughout the summer months.

The bridge of Vaison-la-Romaine
The bridge of Vaison-la-Romaine

Every day there is an excellent market to visit and the lovely town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgues is a haven of antique dealers and brocante shops.

Further afield are the cities of Marseille and Montpellier, the beaches of the Mediterranean sea, the National Parks of the Camargue and the Vercors, and the Canyons of the Ardèche and the Verdon rivers.

For those who like winter sports, the greatest alpine resorts of France are within a three-hour drive.

Photo Album

The main entrance of Le Four à Chaux
The main entrance of Le Four à Chaux
The front of the house and its south-facing garden
The front of the house and its south-facing garden
The front garden
The front garden
A shady spot to sit by the pool
A shady spot to sit by the pool
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
The view from the poolhouse, which has a barbecue
The view from the poolhouse, which has a barbecue
The swimming pool by night
The swimming pool by night
The shady terrace under the pergola enjoys views of the Rhône valley)
The shady terrace under the pergola enjoys views of the Rhône valley)
The courtyard
The courtyard
A shady dining area under the laurels
A shady dining area under the laurels
The back garden
The back garden
The stairs in the main hall
The stairs in the main hall
The retro-styled professional cooking range
The retro-styled professional cooking range
The salon and fireplace
The salon and fireplace
The first master bedroom
The first master bedroom
The first master bedroom's bathroom
The first master bedroom's bathroom
The second bedroom can have double beds or twin beds
The second bedroom can have double beds or twin beds
One of the shower rooms
One of the shower rooms
The third bedroom
The third bedroom
One of the shower rooms
One of the shower rooms
A watercolour painting of Le Four à Chaux by Marina Kulik: www.marinakulik.com
A watercolour painting of Le Four à Chaux by Marina Kulik: www.marinakulik.com
The second master bedroom
The second master bedroom
The second master bedroom
The second master bedroom
The second master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom
The second master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom
The second master bedroom's en-suite bathroom
The second master bedroom's en-suite bathroom
The second master bedroom's en-suite bathroom
The second master bedroom's en-suite bathroom
A dressing room/baby room
A dressing room/baby room