L’Ermitage is a labour of love that we are currently renovating.  Eric had the dream to open a guest house close to Mont Ventoux and first discovered l’Ermitage in 2011 by chance when exercising his passions of cycling.  The timing, however, was not right to take on such a project, but he never forgot this beautiful place.

In Spring of 2015, Eric introduced Ildiko to his beloved Provence and showed her this special house which deserved a good renovation but was just perfect in his eyes. She was equally impressed and so started new discussions with Belinda, the landlord, that reached a happy end in Autumn 2018. The work started in January 2019 and will carry on…

Ermitage was opened in stages.  Since 2021 we offer 2 gites “The Cottage”, and “The Lavender Gite” and 3 guest rooms “East room” (double bed room), “The Glycine” (family suite of 2 large double rooms and a bathroom) and “Tour Carrée & Green Tomatoes” (large suite of 60sqm including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) which can be rented individually.

L’Ermitage is situated just below the historic classified village of Crestet with its medieval streets and stunning views from the old castle.  The village is 5kms from Vaison-la-Romaine.  This is a wonderful little town with a delightful Provencal market each Tuesday morning and boasts impressive ancient Roman ruins well worth a visit, along with some very nice restaurants.

The house itself was originally a farm and hosted some “silk producing” or magnanarie.  Now it is our home and we welcome you to it.

Eric et Ildiko

Ermitage Crestet

Eric and Ildiko Round

Meet Your Hosts

Eric is a straightforward, passionate and selfless person and is delighted to share with you a moment of life in the heart of Provence.

Ildiko was born and raised in Northern Ireland to an Irish mother and a Hungarian father. It was in this context she developed her love for nature, growing up with lots of animals and open green fields and with a strongly international flavour.

In both, you will find warm hosts, always happy to share stories with you and doing their best to ensure a relaxed and comfortable stay and share their love for Ermitage.

Restoring the Ermitage