It's difficult to believe, looking at this photograph of La Maison at Caromb, that the property is located in the centre of a busy little village nestled in the foothills of the Mont Ventoux. Whilst you're in the house or relaxing in the garden you enjoy complete privacy, yet open the front door and you find local commerce at your finger tips. The local market at Caromb is every Tuesday, so make a note in your diary.
Caromb is at the centre of wine making territory, so be prepared to spend plenty of time exploring the local 'caves' and tasting the fantastic wine they have on offer. Domaine Chaumard is one of the best wineries locally, and it's located in Caromb - that's lucky! They also sell very reasonably priced Champagne which is excellent value for quality.
The view from the second floor looking west is mouth watering. The countryside surrounds Caromb, and you can stroll out and take full advantage whenever you like. It is literally a 5 minute walk to be in the middle of lush Provencal countryside.
The beautiful, terrace covered dining area occupies part fo the spacious terrace dividing the house from the secure swimming pool area. This is a fantastic place to spend time outdoors, whether eating, reading or just chatting with good friends.
The kitchen is a typical Provencal design. Everything you need to cook up a delight is provided for, and of course the shops are moments away and open early till late. They do shut between 12.30 and 3.30 for lunch and siesta of course!
The spacious sitting room offers comfort and sophistication. Four large arched windows ensure that light fills this room all day long. In the colder months the open fire complements the central heating system, giving a warm and cosy feel.
The elegant reading room has television and DVD. The internet connection is located in this room, so the best wifi connection is to be had here. French windows lead out from the reading room directly onto the terrace.
The beautiful entrance hall provides a glimse of the original house. Caromb used to be a chateau'd village, but the chateau was dismantled over the years following the French revolution in 1789. Many of the Caromb houses built in the nineteenth century were constructed using stone from the chateau, and sometimes this is evident when you see a worked piece of stone oddly fitting into a wall.
The hallway is structurally unchanged in hundreds of years. This is evident when you see the bannister which which doesn't have a single weld holding it together! By contrast, the walk in lift is discretely accessible from here to all floors.
On the second floor, which is of course easily accessible even to the mobility impaired thanks to the walk-in lift, there is this large open area which is ideal for youngsters to play indoors in complete safety.
From here you have access to the en-suite master bedroom , a double bedroom (above) and a single bedroom (below) . The double and single share a bathroom.
The master bedroom on the second floor is a spacious delight. Not only does it benefit from wonderful natural light flooding into the room, it has its own private terrace where you can relax in complete privacy.
All the bedrooms enjoy air conditioning for your comfort and enjoyment. For those who prefer to do things the traditional way, sensible use of the shutters and the window draperies will ensure that the rooms remain relatively cool, even in the hottest weather.
One of the en-suite double bedrooms on the first floor. This room has its own drawing room (pictured below) so arguably could be called the master bedroom, but I prefer the second floor en-suite bedroom which has its own terrace. The bathroom is featured below.
Pictured above, a further en-suite double bedroom on the first floor of the house. Wonderful big windows flood the room in light. Every room in the house has its own character, each as appealing as the other.
When the present owners renovated the house they spared no expense to ensure that the house feels authentically Provencal. The floor is laid with terra cotta tiles throughout (except for a couple of bathrooms) and all the doors and windows are antique.
This twin bedroom does not have en-suite facilities. Technically it shares this bathroom with a single bedroom also on the first floor, but the single bedroom does not form part of the sleeping arrangements.
Lac du Paty is a privileged holiday spot for the locals who love to swim, fish, picnic and enjoy the hiking trails in the surrounding area. In fact Lac du Paty is a dam, created during the mid 1700's, it has, over the centuries, enhanced the quality of life for the neighbouring farms and villages alike. Originally used for agriculture as well as pleasure, Lac du Paty is a five minute drive from Caromb.
Provence, Emotional Escapes presents La Maison a Caromb, a luxury vacation rental in the centre of Caromb, near Mont Ventoux in Provence, South of France.
This large, stylish rental villa in Caromb, Provence in the foothills of magnificent Mont Ventoux sleeps 12 with the possibility of 2 extra. Many aspects of this house are completely original dating back to the early 18th century when the home was used as an Inn for the postal service of the day, offering food and shelter to the brave folk and their horses delivering mail to the provinces.
There are 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, plus an additional WC, plus there is aircon in the villa. The pool is 8m * 4 m.
This luxury villa is located close the the center of the Provencal village of Caromb, where you will find markets, wine shops, cafes and restaurants. There are many quite interesting restaurants in the Ventoux area; click here.
Everything in this holiday villa rental has been prepared to ensure that its guests enjoy a stay that will remain in their memories for many years to come. The owners live in the village and are always on hand should they be required.
Owner's Policy regarding pets: Very sorry but no pets allowed.
When it comes to ‘where to stay in Provence’ – if you are looking for a quaint village full of charm and character then you’re simply going to love Caromb.
Caromb is ideally located to explore and enjoy the department of Vaucluse. The Luberon National Park, with its picture postcard beauty and perched, hilltop villages is a 40 minute drive. Historic towns such as Avignon (with its amazing papal palace), Vaison la Romaine (with its Roman ruins) and Orange (with its complex history) are all within an easy drive.
Staying in an Emotional Escapes, Provence luxury rental in Caromb means you will be in an independant cultural niche in the middle of Provence. The area is historically rich and offers fantastic hiking and cycling opportunities thanks to its natural features.