Filled with warmth and charm, this house is a home away from home in Provence
- english, french, danish
Peter and Audrey bought The Olive Garden in 2005 as a business from their friends, Maddy and Richard Ford. The house already had the magic "Maddie touch" when we took it on, with beautiful limestone floors and large window doors to the outside. The house is very special owing to its incredible location and sense of light and space, creating intimate spaces and a warmth of character. We fell in love with it and have allowed other people to do the same from renting it out over many years.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Owner chose Caromb
Location, location, location is key and The Olive Garden shines above many other properties in this department. Backing on to National Forest, the house is nestled amongst stunning scenery with the back drop of the Ventoux right on its doorstep. Yet at the same time it is within easy walking distance of the local village of Caromb with all its exquisite foodie shops and amenities, cafe's and restaurants. Caromb is a very serviceable town, offering everything you need, including one of the best butcher's in the area and a trendy haute cuisine restaurant and wine bar!
What makes this Villa unique
Location again is superb for setting off on a road or mountain bike to experience the Ventoux or any numerous roads in one of the best cycling areas in the world. The Olive Garden is a Spoke Venue which means it caters perfectly for cyclists looking to rent bikes, receive guided tours or any number of bike related services. Please ask the Owners, Audrey and Peter for more details.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No Stag or Hen party groups, best for families and groups focusing on sport
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A beautiful, private villa, perfect for families nestled in the most beautiful setting.
This was our first stay in France and I can say that we were not disappointed! When we arrived, Peter was there to welcome us, guiding us around the house, giving suggestions for days out, before leaving us to settle in. It wasn't hard to settle in- this is the most beautiful house we have stayed in! Every room was spacious and beautifully presented- loads of room for all 3 of our families to relax and enjoy the holiday. The kitchen was well-equipped and the bedding and towels were clean and plenty! I particularly loved our room with the balcony overlooking the garden!
Outdoors the property was equally impressive- the pool was perfect- the children just wanted to spend all day (and night!) in there! There was plenty of room for us to sit around the pool and keep an eye on the kids as they played and it got the sunshine all day! The garden itself was gorgeous- the kids loved exploring it, making games up and going on creature hunts. The patio and barbeque area were perfect for outside dining. There was plenty of parking space for all 3 of our cars and the area was quiet and secluded. The town centre was a short walk away and had plenty of places to eat and explore-the patisserie was particularly popular, with us visiting twice for birthday cakes! Yum!
Thank you Audrey and Peter for letting us stay in your beautiful home- we will definitely rebook and recommend to others!
Thank you Anna for all your kind words and helpful feedback. This is always hugely appreciated.
We enjoyed the property and location
We just stayed at the Olive Garden for a week. We came to the area to bike ride and take in the sites. As soon as we entered the court yard, we knew we were somewhere special. The garden, stone work and glass were all beautiful. Each room was a beautiful vignette. We sat each night on the patio watching the sun set and play on the mountains with the sound of the breeze in the trees. It was truly a magical get-away. The house was very well appointed and located close enough to town to get whatever we needed but lovely and quiet at night. I would highly recommending coming with a group of friends or a couple of families with kids.
Jennifer M. Vancouver B.C.
Many thanks Jennifer. We are glad you were touched by the light which is part of the magic the house gives. Thanks for the recommendations to fellow cyclists and for families, especially those sharing, as the house lends itself to this so well.
Lovely provencal property on the edge of a village
A lovely property on the edge of Caromb which provides a great base to explore the villages around the base of Mt Ventoux and Carpentras. The house is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the village which has two boulangeries and a handful of bars and restaurants. It has great character and the owners have managed to balance a well equipped property with modern facilities but which plenty of character with two wood burning stoves and lovely stone floors. A perfect property for two or three families especially as the pool area will keep the children entertained for hours. The owners could not have been more helpful in welcoming us and giving us hints and tips for what to do in the surrounding area.
Hi Mark and family,
Thanks for your review of The Olive Garden and information on your experience of staying in Provence, sharing the house between 2 families with children between 8-10 years. Many other people like to know that the house is fun and comfortable to stay at and this will provide that assurance. Also it's proximity to the local town. That is is within easy walking distance for those morning croissants. It's a pleasing thing to know.
Lovely well maintained holiday home
Very comfortable and well equipped house within easy walking distance of the village. The pool and grounds were kept very clean by the friendly and helpful owners.
Thank you Sarah and friends. It was great to meet you all and we hope to hear from you again on your next trip to Provence.
Very nice property with perfect location
“It is indeed a long time ago, May 2008, I stayed at the Olive Garden for two weeks with friends and family but still today everybody who came around remembers it with joy. The property itself was well maintained with many bed-rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, nice garden to enjoy meals. We spent many lazy hours around the swimming pool and also used the barbeque. The owners of the property were nice and accommodating. It was located at convenient walking distance from Caromb where we could buy anything we needed. We did some very nice walks to for instance Crillon le brave. Generally we found the area very good for walking. Having a car is of course a must to enjoy all that is to be seen in Provence. So all-in-all, all of us would be happy to come back to the Olive Garden one day.”
In partnership with our sister company "Provence Experiences" we provide a specialist service to create an activity itinerary for your stay. Activities include bicycle rental, guided bike tours, chef a domicile, wine tours, market visits, cookery lessons, city tours, spa visits, and transport services. Please ask for further details.