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Welcome to le Vieil Hopital

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A very large bright apartment with two terraces (sleeps 4/5) in an authentic 500 year old building with huge history and soul.

We have two apartments available...

This is apartment 2 (125sqm / 1345 sqf) on the second floor, with two bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroom, a chill out room and two terraces. The main terrace has fantastic mountain views

The apartment is totally private and living space has sofas, wi fi, tv screen & dvd player, Ipod connector, CD & radio.

Kitchen has everything you need from coffee machines and juicers to food blenders, of course pots, pans, plates, glasses, cutlery.

Main bedroom has a King size bed and the second bedroom has a double bed.

Bedrooms come with fresh clean bedding and towels are at your disposal

July & August - min of 5 nights rental

In addition to your apartment you have access to a beautiful courtyard, an indoor garden, a BBQ area and the artist workshop, which has a book and dvd library and our small boutique

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseille/Nimes - Ryan Air / Easy Jet, Nearest railway: TGV Avignon - fast from all over Europe
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

Vaucluse is known for beautiful scenery, mountains, fantastic provencal food and famous worldwide for its wine.

Its easy to understand why so many artists settled here, its blessed with amazing light, blue skies and sunshine 300 days of the year!

There are suspended villages, chateaux, roman ruins, local food markets, wine tasting, restaurants, painting and cooking courses, horse riding, cycling, hot air ballooning, rivers, caves and antique markets plus a whole lot more to do and explore. Lots of festivals take place throughout the season in the villages and towns around us, from music and art to theatre and dance

Avignon the old city of the popes is truly beautiful and packed full of exciting adventures and artistic exhibitions. Vaison la Romaine with its roman ruins, Isle sur la Sorgue world famous antique market . Gordes built into a mountain and all the Luberon villages are all within 30 minutes drive from the house

Avignon

Caromb is situated 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Avignon - its a small village at the foot of the Mont Ventoux mountain, wonderfully relaxed with far less tourist, yet within easy reach of all the hotspots. The village dates back to medieval times, inside the old part there are no cars, as the streets are too narrow, perfect for walking around

The house is in the original village, with local shops just a moments walk. There's a boulangerie (bakery), two cafes, small restaurants, butcher, grocery shops, a bank machine, pharmacy, weekly farmers market and a very big wine co-operative...viva la France!

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Review 1-8 of 8

30 Aug 2014

5/5

"A delightful slice of French culture"

The apartment was delightful with lots of character. Our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming we had a guided tour of Veil hopital and Ian and Axelle explained the history of the building and… More

24 Aug 2014

5/5

"Welcoming, inspiring, an experience that embraces your soul"

If you like to read, relax, drink wine and eat great local produce , listening to music in a gentle setting that heals your soul while inspiring your inner artist, then beat a path to Viele Hopital. Y… More

14 Aug 2014

5/5

"Lovely place with a fascinating history"

We spent a wonderful 3 nights in July at Le Vieil Hopital as our base to be near Mont Ventoux. The purpose of our trip was to undertake a bike-ride challenge up Ventoux and the village of Caromb was perfectly situated for this - just a short drive to Bedouin for the start of the challenge - but much less hectic than Bedouin itself. Caromb is a very pretty village, well serviced with plenty of shops and a number of restaurants and bars.

The accommodation was lovely with a really interesting history explained in detail by the wonderful hosts - Ian and Axelle. They were very warm and friendly. They made us feel very welcome and clearly had a huge passion for their home, for art and for music. The building, a hospital centuries ago, is beautiful with a feeling of serenity and calm. Our apartment had 2 outside areas, one overlooking a shady courtyard for dining in comfort and the other, a sunny terrace with the most amazing views of Mont Ventoux and the surrounding area which was just perfect for apero time and watching the sun go down.

Inside, the apartment was very comfortable, nicely furnished, great shower and a fairly well equipped kitchen.

I would definitely recommend a stay at Le Vieil Hopital if you are in the area.

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"Highly recommended for your mind, body & soul"

If you are looking for a unique place to stay in the French sunshine, away from all the hustle & bustle of everyday life, surrounded by beautiful scenery this is the defiantly the place for you .The m… More

14 Jun 2014

5/5

"feeling welcome... and what a beautiful details"

We came to caromb because we want to cycle for a few days and to "climb" the mont Ventoux. We went 4 days later having done it and having a new experience in staying in gast houses. Axelle en Ian have created such a beatiful place in the way they decorate the place. every place (from the bathroom to the stairs tot the sleeping rooms) breathe a nice balanced and "wantingtoexplore" energy...
And axelle and ian self are open harted people...with a nice aerthy spiritual energy...
I definately want to come back....

13 Dec 2013

5/5

"A unique & wonderful experience that stays with you."

This place is magical! The hopital is a most intriguing setting and you immediately get a sense of the long history of hospitality. We rented the top floor apartment which has two rooms. This was a most pleasant and spacious experience. There is plenty of room and variation for an extended stay. The terrace has a wonderful view and is most inviting. The bed I slept in (the bed room next to the terrace) provided some of the best sleep I can recall. Finally Axelle & Ian are warm and wonderful hosts that makes you feel at home.

Thank you for your review Thomas,
Yes this historic house seems to attract guests looking for a unique experience.
It was our pleasure to meet you all and have you stay here...
a&i

5 Dec 2013

5/5

"Amazing house, very welcoming hosts"

We stayed in one of the two apartments in Le Vieil Hopital in Caromb for two weeks. The remarkable old house, which was a pilgrim hostel and a hospital run by nuns, is being renovated by the charming and hospitable owners, Ian and Axelle, who made us feel very welcome. The apartment has two lovely terraces, one overlooking Mt. Ventoux where we spent almost every evening watching the sun go down and the birds swooping down. The other terrace is shady and great for breakfast or relaxing and reading. The kitchen and bathroom are well-equipped and there is a washing machine and dryer in the cellar area. Books and DVDs and maps are available to borrow. During our stay the hosts held a musical evening with friends and neighbours - they are both talented performers - with a barbecue afterwards in one of the outdoor spaces. Caromb itself is a real village, with good shops, a weekly market and a couple of restaurants and the local area is full of interesting places to visit.

HI Sue
thank you so much for the kind review. we hope you all have a wonderful christmas and the new year brings lots of good things...

with love...a&i

4 Dec 2013

5/5

"This house is just magic!""

Nous avons adoré les jours extraordinaires passés dans la maison empreinte de poésie, de calme et de beauté d'Axelle et Ian. De passage dans le Sud, elle est très bien placée pour visiter la région. C'est exactement le style de maison où je rêvais de passer des vacances. L'accueil est très chaleureux, le concept de maison d'art original, les appartements joliment décorés et très agréables à vivre. Nous reviendrons donc avec plaisir, et je conseille vivement ce lieu hors du temps. Geneviève Marot

Merci beaucoup Genevieve de vos commentaires sur votre séjour au Vieil Hôpital. Nous avons été ravis de vous recevoir dans notre maison et vous y êtes toujours les bienvenus. Amitié a toute la famille.

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Languages spoken
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