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Charming two-bedroom holiday house in Sablet, Provence

About Le Fer à Cheval...

Le Fer à Cheval (the horseshoe) is a beautifully renovated house in a former stable, restored with taste and charm, in the heart of the medieval village of Sablet in Provence.
It has been fitted with all the modern facilities you would expect to find whilst retaining its authentic provençal character.

The house has been furnished in a traditional style, with many vintage pieces sourced by the owners at local antique markets such as the famous Isle sur la Sorgue. It is fitted throughout with high quality fixtures and appliances (Bosch dishwasher and washing machine, large Smeg fridge) as well as wireless broadband, dvd player with a range of dvds, a telephone with free calls to European landlines, Hi-Fi in both the living room and the dining room.

There are two generous double bedrooms:
The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin. It is furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed. There is also a sitting corner with a vintage French velvet armchair, cosy persian rug, and a discreet built-in speaker system for your mp3/cd player - perfect for a private moment of relaxation.

The second bedroom, which can be used as a twin, has an antique writing bureau and a lovely view over the vineyards from the bed! It has its own bathroom next door, which features a large, sleek walk-in shower with a tiled bench to sit on while you scrub, and a separate toilet.

A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom, as well as lots of fluffy towels!

The bright, sunny living room has a huge, comfy corner sofa, bookshelves with plenty of holiday reading, a TV, DVD player with lots of DVDs, a Hi-Fi. The windows look out over the church gardens, with a lovely view of the clock tower.

There is a pretty, south-facing terrace, which opens off the living room, and is planted with herbs and lavender. It has gorgeous views over the gardens to the medieval church. There is a table and chairs as well as sun-loungers, a large parasol and a Weber gas-fired barbecue.

The dining room boasts a large, rustic old oak table and benches, which comfortably sit eight people. Next to the table you will find bookshelves with a collection of restaurant guides and books of local interest for you to browse.

One of the owners is a chef, so the bright, spacious kitchen contains all the high quality utensils you may need, as well as a collection of classic cookery books in both French and English.

About the village...

Le Fer à Cheval is tucked away in a quiet spot at the very heart of the village, but all the bustle of the shops and amenities of the village are within a few paces:
bakers, butcher, mini-market, grocer, wine boutique, newsagent, chemist, stationer, beautician, hairdressers as well as a post office and a bank with cashpoint.
An excellent fresh fish stall and a fresh goats cheese maker visit the village on Thursday mornings and there is a market on Friday mornings.

In the main square, there is a traditional village bar, the perfect place to watch the world go by, or read the paper over your morning coffee and croissant. The bar also serves excellent 'Prix Fixe' lunches.
There is also a relaxed family restaurant, "Au Chat Qui Miaule", with a large terrace and beautiful views.
Within a few minutes' drive, there are many other restaurants - from simple establishments serving locally produced, traditional provençal dishes, to Michelin starred places, for special occasions. You will find details of our favourites in the house guide.

The village also hosts the tourist office, or 'Syndicat d'Initiative', where you can find all the information you need about the village and about touring the local area, including detailed maps of marked trails straight from the village into the famous 'Dentelles de Montmirail' hills, suitable for both walkers and cyclists, and ranging from a gentle stroll to a six-hour hike.
The tourist office is also a showcase for the local independent wine-makers, who have made the village famous, and you can taste and buy their wines here.

Not to be missed is a visit to some of the local wineries, which are dotted all around Sablet and its outskirts, all of them happy to show you around and let you sample their wares.
Many of them host events, from jazz nights to provençal picnics in the vines at sunset.

Sablet also has a small health centre with doctors, dentists and physiotherapists as well as a chemist.

Sablet's location provides a perfect base for exploring Provence as there are places to visit in all directions! Go to the 'About the Area' page to find out more... And it's very easy to get to - it is within easy reach of many airports, stations and motorways. Go to the 'Location' page for more information.