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Apartment in an Amazing Historic House, Set in the Heart of Provence

Bedrooms 2
Space 860 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Huge 2 Bed Artistic Apartment with a beautiful outdoor terrace

We have two apartments, each has its own style. We've kept them authentic, while ensuring you still have modern comforts. This is Apartment 1 (80sqm/845sq ft)

Huge living space with high ceilings, large windows overlooking the courtyard and a truly beautiful terrace in the shade of the fig tree - yes pick/eat them!

2 bedrooms, first with king size bed, second a double with en suite dressing room

Living space has dining table, chairs, sofa, armchairs, screen, dvd player, radio, cd, ipod connector, wi-fi throughout the house.

Kitchen is en suite and fully equipped with ceramic hob, small micro/oven, and everything needed to cook meals. Plus coffee machine, juicers to plates, cutlery etc

There are a number of communal areas to sit, talk, bbq, eat or relax. Fresh clean bedding & towels are provided + washing machine with all products. Massive garage for bikes + ping pong table + 2 parking areas which we all use. The house is perfectly hidden in a sleepy non-tourist village, with lovely local shops, and bistro's few moments away. Its set in the heart of Provence with easy access to all the main hot-spots between 10-45 mins drive.

There are so many wonderful things to do in the sunshine of Provence. From hiking up mountains, to walking through vineyards to swimming in lakes or walking through rivers that run though gorges. They are amazing local markets, and bistro's to sit and watch the world go-by. Plenty of artistic things to see and places to visit, to simply relaxing in the of course all the fantastic food and wine to enjoy!

To help you explore the delights of the area, we’ll send you a big info email with all the fantastic "off the beaten track" places we have discovered, along with some wonderful local secrets

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2018

About Ian

We are a musician and writer. Our experience, imagination and intentions come from living and working in Goa, Nepal, Ibiza, Paris and London. We live for music, art, literature and all things creative and our house reflects these passions...

What makes this apartment unique

We have created an alternative boutique guest house, mixing classic French style with a natural twist.

We embrace the relaxed beauty of imperfection and offer a unique setting with a laid back atmosphere, where you can come and be yourself

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviews from our previous two seasons - (see our site for plenty more)

This wonderful house was the definite highlight of our holiday in Europe

Tim, Amanda & Fam - Tasmania, Australia

More beautiful and romantic than we anticipated and such lovely hosts. Would recommend this place in an instant

Gina & Jake - Brisbane

Wouahhh, Axelle & Ian, nous avons passé un excellent weekend dans votre magnifique maison

Jean-Luc - Geneva

This is truly a special place, the building is incredible, decor is a beautiful mix of antiques & art. We highly recommend it

Shaun, Jill & Zach - Washington, USA

The house is absolutely amazing. An artists paradise with a surprise around every corner

James, Iveta & Family - Adelaide, Australia

This place is incredible and truly memorable, definitely the most interesting building I've ever slept in!

Robby & Kim - San Francisco, USA

The house is a visual feast! We could not recommend it more highly

Oliver & Family - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Caromb in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Clean towels are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed
  • All bedrooms come with fresh clean bedding
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
There are so many things to do in Provence during the season! We send all our guests an info sheet with places we have discovered - most are local secrets "off the beaten track" plus all the things going on during their stay


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing, friendly, charming!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and helpful hosts, cozy and charming apartment in an historic, medieval village. Lovely people and nice restaurants in this small town.....very relaxing experience, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brits in Caromb

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place, steeped in history, in all a unique experience in a small French village.

Axelle & Ian are helpful and allow you do your own thing, and very Friendly, there is a lot to see and do within an hours distance all round.

I have no negative comments to make, just a great all round place to go if you are looking for " r&r , Thank you both for our lovely Holiday.

Brain & Anna

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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History! Romance! Ambience!

  • 5 of 5

Of course, I should have posted this review a year ago. But here I am and can wholeheartedly echo the previous reviews of these accommodations. Travelers interested in experiencing "living like a local" cannot do better than to stay with the welcoming, charming Axelle, Ian and daughter Jun here in the lovely village of Caromb which is so perfectly located for day trips exploring this beautiful and intriguing part of France. Thank you for making our visit so special and memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartments with great history and amazing view

  • 5 of 5

During a long weekend I stayed at Le Vieil Hopital with a group of 6 other cyclists.

On arrival we were greeted by Ian & Axelle and showed to our apartments (we rented both of them). The top one I stayed in was amazing with a view upon one of our destinations that weekend, Le Mont Ventoux, from the lovely and very big terras. We mainly used this apartment to cook and eat in with the entire group as it is the biggest of the two.

The facilities were very good and well maintained with plenty of space for your bike. Furthermore I always like it when an apartment has a good solid bed that isn't too soft and a hot shower with good pressure but these things seem to be hard to find. However this time I was pleasantly surprised.

The apartments are in a very old house with plenty of history which provides a great feel to the place. See their website for more information on that

If I had to name one downside it has to be the wifi signal which wasn't as strong in all the areas of the top most apartment. That being said if I ever stay in the same region again I would definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fairy tale place for insiders

  • 5 of 5

We had four lovely days in Le Vieil l'Hopital as our starting point to explore Luberon area. Axelle & Ian offered us not only an accomodation but a house with spirit and soul, where they move like being characters in a novel of good old time. We made three routes from Caromb that reached easily our aimed places to visit: Isle sur les sorgues- Gordes-Venasque; Roussillion-Lourmarin-Bonieux-Menerbes; Seguret-Vaison la romane. Every evening we were staying on the open terrace with a glass of rose wine from the area, having Ventoux mountain in front of us like in a picture. I met Axelle&Ian friends one evening and I was feeling a conviviality beyond the nationality, language but mainly based on sharing the same values of simplicity and genuinity. All my best wishes to Kelly from Carolina,USA.

So, if you look mainly for comfort and luxury, try to find another place. But if you really want to enjoy a genuine experience and to go more deeply in the beauty of Provence, le Vieil l'Hopital is one of the best choise. I still have in my hearing the sound of the music that Axelle was playing to the electric quitar, just for herself,alone, in their strange open living...

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay at an amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Great place, hospitable hosts (on site), lovely village in a great area. Thoroughly recommended. You'll be staying in a historic building which has been nicely decorated, with what you need for 21st century holidaying.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille. Nimes.
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Avignon TGV - super fast from all over Europe
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Car: recommended

The village is a few moments walk, wonderfully sleepy with restaurants, small cafe's, boulangerie, fresh grocery shops, farmers market, pharmacy, bank machine and a big wine co-operative...Vive la France!

The house is ideally placed to explore Provence, with all the main hotspots between 10-40 minutes drive

Besides the beautiful landscapes, vineyards, food and culture, Provence offers huge variety of activities. During the season, many festivals, markets and artistic things happen every day

We provide our guests with a personal info sheet - sharing some of the local secrets and places, which are a little more "off the beaten track"

We sometimes host open nights at the house, with creative locals, artists, friends and guests - where we perform live and promote the work of talented people


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Caromb, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Off Peak 2
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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