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Welcoming Bed and Breakfast in the South of France
Sarrians, between Avignon and Carpentras, in the Vaucluse
2 rooms with private shower rooms

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The house dates from the 19th century and is a traditionally built three story house retaining many original features including the beams in almost every room and has been restored in the Provencal style. The house is set in gardens of about two acres, providing a peaceful setting for your stay in the midst of countryside, yet close to everything. We have two large bedrooms, each ensuite, equipped with spacious showers. The house name comes from an old shutter found in the grenier (attic) that we believe was inscribed by a patriot or Allied soldier hiding there during the war. The shutter is on display in the house.

Provence offers a wild and varied landscape with wide plains, mountains rising suddenly from them and is full of delightful villages steeped in history. A heady combination of wonderful sights bathed in luminescent light and floating perfumes. The largest natural spring in Europe at Fontaine de Vaucluse emerges as a full-blown river, which flows around Isle sur la Sorgues, where there is a world-renowned antiques market every Sunday. The deepest gorge is also close to here.

We are five minutes from Sarrians, which has a good restaurant (seasonal) and 20 minutes from Avignon, Chateauneuf du Pape, Carpentras and Gigondas, Vaqueras, Seguret, Beaume de Venise and many other lovely villages. We are also on the doorstep of the wine areas of the Côtes du Rhône and Côtes de Ventoux, close to mountains and to the famously beautiful Luberon.

The house is at least 100 years old, built using local materials with half metre thick walls that keep it marvellously cool in summer. We have completely refurbished the house from top to bottom, marrying modern conveniences with a Provencal ambience. The rooms are private and have large double beds.

Les Etoiles is a beautiful room with a spacious shower room and a vaulted ceiling, which rises to 3.5m. Situated on the top floor, it has windows to the south and north and a skylight to watch the stars at night.

Les Cerises onto the garden to the south and is on the first floor. It has a separate private bathroom with views to the west and lovely sunsets. The bathroom floor is covered in the original locally made terracotta tiles and the ceiling is decorated in the original Provencal style.

A Continental breakfast may be served on the terrace or, on occasion, in your room and often includes fresh fruit from the garden such as cherries, figs or melon. There are views of Mont Ventoux from the boules court and we have trees providing shade and fresh fruit throughout the summer. Parking is private and secure.

The Area

If you enjoy outdoor activities, there are wonderful walks and cycling routes from the house, or in the mountains a few minutes from here. Les Dentelles de Montmirail are famous for their sheer sides and challenging rock climbing as well as for being a great landmark in the area.

Part of the Mont Ventoux section of the Tour de France passes our front door so we get a lot of cyclists practicing all year round! There are golf courses within half an hour and places for canoeing and swimming also close by.

There are many markets almost everywhere in Provence, in fact you can visit a market somewhere every day of the week. Our favourites include Vaison la Romaine, which is well organised and popular in the summer and Ile sur la Sorgues which has the traditional market alongside the huge antiques market on Sunday. The market at Carpentras on Fridays is also worth a visit.

We are on the doorstep of the some of the most famous wine producing appellations and villages in Côtes du Rhône and have built up connections with many local producers. If you are interested in wine or in a wine tour, we will be happy to help, although advanced warning is always best in order to arrange visits.

There are also restaurants locally and within easy driving distance. The area has a large population from North Africa and so has many places where you can eat couscous, but mostly the food is French or provencal. There are also local farmers who offer their own delicious farm produced food with a fixed menu, which brings you in direct contact with the people and culture of Provence.

Travel Information

Nimes - 1 hour
Marseille - 1 hour
A7 and A9, exit 15 minutes
Paris - 6 hours
Channel Ports - 10 hours
Avignon (TGV Paris/Avignon 2h45)- 25 km

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Prices and booking information

Double Room€75

Prices are per room, per night, breakfast included

A deposit equivalent to the price for 1 night is requested on booking

Language(s) spoken:
English, French and Spanish

To book or for more information please contact
Ian Mowat

Telephone: 04 90 46 43 88 (International + 33 4 90 46 43 88)

Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner

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