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Villa "Cloclo" nested in an olive grove with a large swimming pool

Carpentras, France
  • Villa538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 14 nights

Beautiful 4BR Provencal villa with swimming pool surrounded by olive trees

Welcome to "Villa Cloclo"!

Nothing to do with the 60s-70s music star Claude Francois but just the nickname given to my mother who designed (with my father) and had this house built a bit more than 40 years ago and a tribute to her vision of what a villa in Provence should be.

The house has a rustic charm and is about light, sun, space and nature.

All the 4 bed rooms are south oriented on the garden or vineyards. The master bedroom has a 15 sqm solarium terrace which looks down on the olive grove, another one has a nice balcony.

The living room is big enough (with double height ceiling) and opens on a large south facing terrace with local stone. A great place to stay under the mulberry tree (welcomed during summer time) or not, and enjoy the view of the olive trees and the swimming pool.

There are around 100 olives trees on this 1 ha property. You won't see much of the few neighbouring villas, as you are surrounded by a small forest, a vineyard and the olives trees.

There is nice and comfortable kitchen, with lots of light, which can accommodate 4 diners around its round table, if need be, with a cellar for all amenities. The living room has a table for 8 people.

The swimming pool is large, 12*6m, with min 1.3m-max 1.7m depth, a very enjoyable space to swim and enjoy with friends. Surrounded by olive trees. Just below the main terrace. It has a sand filtration system which will allow you to open your eyes under water without getting them red! It has an electric shutter, so you should close it at night (2mns) or when necessary. The swimming pool can be lighted at night (with changing colours).

It is a family house, so it has all amenities you would expect: a dish washer for 14 dishes, a washing machine, a microwave, a Smeg owen, gas appliances with 5 burners, a gas barbecue, a Nespresso machine, a toaster. But we also leave what is required to operate: salt, pepper, olive oil, coffee, tea, tablets for the dishwasher, toilet paper, stud for the shower...I believe that your first priority when on holidays should not be to go and buy these kind of things. I just expect that you would replenish when needed. Not just for you but for the next occupants.

The living room also has a chimney which works for cold winter evenings If you stay during that time, we will explain how to make it work (and what not to do!). There is 50 inch LCD TV. No wifi included with location though (as no provider could go over 512k/s, yes 512k! I guess it is countryside. You will have to rely on your contract).

Finally there is a large garage which includes a table tennis table (can go out most of the time), and a vintage table football, 2 hammocks, and several floatees for the swimming pool.

Again as in a family house, there are lots of personal books (mostly in French) which are there to be read (if you feel like, but please to be put back after reading) and some personal stuff (from childhood, comic books...). You won't find an empty house but I trust that you will leave it as it is at the end of your stay. It is not an Elle Deco house, but a real one, with some wear and tear (painting may be peeling on some doors, here and there). The shower room is very convenient, the bathroom has blue tiles (original from the 70s, which have resisted well age!).

The house is one thing but you are here to discover Provence and there is so much to be seen within an hour from The villa.

First Carpentras (my home town) with its Friday market which invades the whole city and its beautiful pedestrian center.

Then, the list is long: Avignon and Orange (20mns), Mont Ventoux (20mns), Isle sur sorgues and la fontaine du Vaucluse (20mns), the Dentelles de Montmirail (25mns) and the Gigondas/Vacqueyras vineyards, vaison la romaine (30mns), Senanque Abbey (35mns), Gordes (45mns), pont du Gard (40mns), Nimes (50mns). An hour for Marseille and Cassis (subject to no traffic jam), Roussillon in Luberon (1h). Marseille and Nimes airports are 1h away.

Other amazing Places? Venasque (10mns), Mormoiron's forest, Le Barroux castle, Beaumes de Venise, Seguret, les Gorges du are so many nice places you will want to come back here!



Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Sep 19, 2017
About Owner

I am 49, French, living in London, but I grew up in Carpentras, in this villa (no swimming pool at the time though!) and have lots of memories attached to it. it has taken me a lot of time to give the possibility to people to stay in this family house. At the same time, it is such a nice place, so I hope you can enjoy it as much as my family and I have over the years.

Owner purchased this Villa in 1975


    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • bedroom with balcony
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, east and south facing
      • Bepiano bedroom
        1 double, south facing
      • children bed room
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, south facing
      • master bedroom with solarium
        1 double, nice south facing terrace


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          combination tub/shower, bidet
        • 1F bath room
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      Large traditional wood fireplace for winter period
                    • Garage
                      lean-to roof allowing to park one car
                    • Heating
                      electric appliances
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      25 sqm, south and west facing, with two french windows, giving on the terrace
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking place at the back of the property
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso machine and traditional coffee making machine
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          all necessary items
                        • Dishwasher
                          14 people - Bosch new diswasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          Large 31cm
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          large refrigerator with freezer compartment (4 drawers)
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              wood table which seats 8 people comfortably
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  lots of books, mostly in French
                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                  various games (in French) and chess, Poker set
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Television
                                  50 inch LCD Samsung TV
                                • Toys
                                  toys for young kids


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      large 40 sqm terrace - south and west facing
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      olive grove (100 trees) and small forest
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas barbecue with three burners (plancha and grill)

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          large 12*6m pool, with electric shutter min 130cm, max 170cm depth sand filtration system, allowing to open eyes under water various floaties available to occupiers can be lighted at night 2 hammocks


                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                  Carpentras, France

                                                  please refer to my introduction


                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                  IMPORTANT: -The swimming pool security system relies on the electric shutter. If you have young children, you MUST make sure to close the shutter at all times when you are not enjoying the swimming pool with them. It takes only 2 mns to do so. -Also, you will have access to the garage. Please make sure to be careful with gardening tools and other pool items. It is a non smoking villa. You are expected to take care of furniture, books, poteries, swimming pool floaties and other family items which are left at your disposal - We do not accept groups of teenagers or young adults for parties. The number of persons and their ages will need to be declared. Young children are under the responsibility of their parents and any damage to the house and its appliances will be deducted from the deposit. -Cleaning of kitchen and tools is not included in the price of the cleaning fee, and barbecue will need to be cleaned as well. -Last but not least, the villa has a convenient alarm system.

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                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                  Property # 8372379