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Spacious Village House with Large Terrace

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hello! We only take reservations for weekly periods from a Saturday to a Saturday - we're very sorry for that limitation! It is possible for you to book online with VRBO but our preference is always to discuss bookings with customers in advance to ensure our house is going to work for you rather than receive online bookings without any prior conversation. We understand this is not what everyone wants but over the years (since 2006) it has worked very well for us and our customers. Before you book, we would appreciate it if you please email us at with your requested dates and we will get back to you by return email.

Please also visit our website (see link further down) for many more photos, information about the region, and visitor comments. You can also contact us directly via our website and book directly with us.

Now, after all that ....

The House

La Louche is in Caromb, a lovely, living village in Provence. The village of Caromb is in Vaucluse, in the heart of Provence. Renowned for its food and wine, its historic villages, breathtaking scenery, sunshine and relaxed lifestyle, this is one part of France where everything still does shut at noon for at least two hours while everyone has lunch.

A large warm and light house built over three levels, La Louche has all the comforts of a modern home while retaining traditional features. There's plenty of space for up to 6 people. It includes an open-plan lounge and dining area with open fireplace, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

A feature of the house is its wonderful sunny terrace that adjoins the ground floor, making a huge living area. With natural shade and views to Mont Ventoux it’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing Provencal afternoon.

La Louche has been furnished with quality furniture, luxurious linen and top quality electrical equipment including LCD TV receiving English language channels, DVD player and CD player, and wireless broadband internet access if you travel with a laptop.

Designed for food lovers, there's a well-equipped kitchen and a library of recipe books, including Patricia Wells, Richard Olney and Elizabeth David.

Rates include linen, utilities, and local and emergency telephone calls.

The Region

Caromb is wonderfully located for exploring the area. There are many nearby places to visit and enjoy including Vaison la Romaine and Orange, both renowned for their Roman ruins; and villages such as Crillon le Brave, Venasque, Le Barroux and Bédoin.

It’s also a base for visiting the beautiful southern Rhone vineyard villages such as Seguret, Sablet, Gigondas, Vacquereyas and Chateauneuf-de-Pape, and exploring the region’s wines, and the hilltop villages of the Luberon, including Gordes and Roussillon, Menerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux and Lourmarin.

Larger towns nearby that you can explore include Avignon, with its famous bridge, Orange, Aix-en-Provence and Nimes. On Sunday, the renowned L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue antique market, is only 20 minutes away. There’s also a very picturesque golf course nearby at Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Caromb is surrounded by some of France’s best produce that you can see and buy at local farmers’ markets. Eat at home or dine out in one of the excellent local restaurants. To help you find the best, we provide you with our personalised guides to the region’s food and wine secrets.

Keywords: Vacation Rent Village House

More Details

Sue Dyson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About Sue Dyson

La Louche has four owners, all friends who live in Australia. Two of us (Marg and Zan) live in Sydney and two (sue and Roger) in Hobart, Tasmania.

We are all former teachers and somehow ended up as consultants working with organisations that implement large IT systems. But, since we bought La Louche in 2006, Sue and Roger have become even more immersed in France, starting a business a couple of years later importing French wine to Australia. If you enjoy drinking natural wines you may have drunk a wine from one of the producers they work with. They also publish a guide called which provides advice on good eating around the world.

We all try to get to France as often as possibly but also enjoy sharing our house with other people, especially those who return every couple of years.

Sue Dyson purchased this house in 2006

Why Sue Dyson chose Provence

Essentially we found La Louche because it is in a village that fell within a circle we drew on a map around the Velleron Farmers' Market that identified all the areas we could easily reach the market from.

We also wanted a house in a living village - somewhere where we could easily visit the boulangerie in the mornings and shop at the local butcher. That meant it had to have enough people living in it all year round (not just in the holiday season) to sustain those shops. In fact we have two boulangeries, several grocery and green grocer shops and a wonderful butcher.

We then chose this house because of its shaded terrace that's easily accessible from the living area on the same level and because of its spacious, light rooms. we built a good kitchen and since then have enjoyed many delicious meals on our terrace that overlooks Mont Ventoux.


Caromb House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Spacious Village House with Large Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Victoria Australia

Just have to drop you a l...

  • 5 of 5

Just have to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our time in your wonderful house in Caromb. La Louche was so perfect. You had thought of everything a travelling tourist needs, from the washing machine down to the insulated picnic hamper, which we used constantly. We spent many an hour sipping wine and enjoying the glorious view looking out to Mount Ventoux from the spacious patio. La Louche is in a perfect spot, so handy to the centre of town. Caromb is such a warm and friendly village, people could not have been more obliging, our french is non-existant but with sign language and a few laughs we got by.

The house was so welcoming we really could have spent our entire week just strolling around Caromb but thought we really had to travel to all the surrounding areas. Thank you for the guides for market days, and information on the other towns, we put it all to good use.

Please do not hesitate to use our names as references for any future tenant.

Thanks once again, and who knows what the future may hold. We may see La Louche again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canberra, ACT

My few days at La Louche ...

  • 5 of 5

My few days at La Louche could well have been a year without the hassles described by Peter Mayle. I came to Provence flying Ryanair from Nimes to the living village of Caromb. It was wonderful.

La Louche comfortably accommodated six of us. We enjoyed the comfort of space, particularly the large open plan family, dining and kitchen areas and the quality of the furniture and fittings, kitchen accessories and linen.

My special memories are briefly living in and meeting the people of the village, and the view from La Louche's terrace where we sat in the early evening looking towards Mt Ventoux.

The ease with which we managed day-to-day living with a bakery a few steps away, the specialty shops and wonderful markets and restaurants such as La Four au Chaux within easy driving distance increased the pleasure of a particularly stress free holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2006
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
107 Kilometres
Marseille Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Bar du Casino
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Le Clos du Pâtre
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Caromb House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High 2017
May 27 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include linen, electricity, local and emergency phone calls and wireless broadband (arrange with us before you go).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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