In most any season you will want to spend time outdoors in the pool and the expansive garden filled with colorful plants, fig trees, oleanders and lavender. In addition to getting views over the Provençal countryside, you see views of the village of Caromb, and the famous Dentelles de Montmirail in the distance.
The beautifully landscaped garden surrounds the pool; you can see the town of Carpentras in the distance.
The tiny village of Crillon-le-Brave has an illustrious past. Founded by Romans on a hilltop (to better defend itself) the village “fell off the map” until the 14th century, when the Crillon family in Avignon gained feudal rights to it. One of the Crillon family dukes, who was also one of King Henri IV’s bravest generals, became known as the “Le Brave Crillon” and soon the village took his name. (The same family acquired a famous Parisian palace in 1788 and it’s been known as the Hôtel de Crillon ever since.)
An open space leading to the outdoors via the large open doors on the left, or up to the sleeping quarters by the stone staircase on the right. The room is centred on a gorgeous antique "vaisselière"--dish storage.
The kitchen is light and modern, with stainless appliances. The centre island has a 5 burner hob and plancha. The counter seating area is made of a wooden block and has 2 chairs and 2 stools. The well-equipped kitchen even has an ice cream maker so you can really enjoy the fabulous cherries, peaches and figs that this region is famous for. Other appliances include a Magimix food processor, an expresso machine, a drip coffee pot and a blender.
You will love having breakfast or a snack in the modern, yet very comfortable kitchen; or just sit at the wooden counter and relax and chat with the cook. Treat yourself and have the housekeeper bring in morning bread and pastries, or even better, have her make your breakfasts.
The two story home was re-built and enlarged, creating a seamless integration of old and new. The owners kept some old materials: stone for walls and floors, white-washed beams and added on a modern, well-equipped kitchen (on the right of the dining room.)
A 160 cm (queen size) bed with en-suite bathroom, including a WC. All the rooms have a very stylish but refined blend of the ancient and modern. The views from this bedroom are perhaps the best in the house.
One of the en-suite bedrooms. Old beams are found throughout the house. The bathroom is just outside the bedroom and the occupants of this bedroom are the only ones to use it since the other bedrooms have their own-en-suite bathrooms.