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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 windows will ensure that the rooms remain relatively cool, even in the hottest weather.
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.
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.
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.