Suite Gordes, Bonnieux, Provence

High style for two in Provence

 

A very stylish, designer and spacious 1-bedroom suite, part of a converted stone Provencal farmhouse near Bonnieux, and sharing the large pool with two other small rental units on the same property: Suite Bonnieux and Apartment Lacoste. The suite is upstairs, with its private terrace downstairs on the ground floor.

Living room

 

The living room with kitchen and dining table, and double height ceiling.

The suite is all in one space, with double height-ceiling and bedroom on a mezzanine.

 

In the living room are a fully equipped kitchen with 4-ring induction cooker, oven, fridge and dishwasher. The room has TV/DVD with French and English channels, and WiFi internet.

Sofa in hallway, dining table, and chest in living room.

Windows face west towards Gordes and south over the courtyard. There is a guest laundry room for the three rental units on the property, with two washing machines.



Bedroom

 

The bedroom is upstairs, with the bathroom below.

Upstairs on the mezzanine is the bedroom with a 1.8m-wide (6ft) super-comfortable box spring bed. Beneath this is the beautiful bathroom with pedestal bath, shower, double basins, WC and tile mosaic. (Note that there is no door on the bathroom.)

 

Stunning bathroom with pedestal bath, and the shower is wetroom-style on the right.





Garden & Pool

The suite is part of a larger property over 2.8 ha of land (7 acres) so space is plentiful. The large pool is shared with the other two rental units on the property, Suite Bonnieux and Apartment Lacoste (if they are occupied), and the suite has its own private terrace facing away from any other. The pool area is away from the suite, ensuring peace and privacy.

 

Looking over the pool at the two other rental units on the property (left), and from the poolhouse (right).

The pool is 13m x 7m (42 x 23ft) and has a heat pump to add some degrees in the shoulder season. By the pool is a poolhouse (below) with barbecue and lounging furniture.

 

Poolhouse with loungers and BBQ,.

The suite has its own entirely private terrace with table and chairs under the shade of a cherry tree.

 

 

The central courtyard (below) provides a peaceful space with fountain and plane trees, as well as an ideal boules/petanque court.

Courtyard with fountain and shade of plane trees, perfect for a game of boules.

The suite looks over another lavender field (bottom right) towards the village of Gordes, hence its name.

 

Beyond the lavender field on the south side of the property are the two hill-top villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste, and the Luberon mountain.These medieval villages (below) have been facing each other across the valley for well over 1000 years.

 

View of Bonnieux and Lacoste to the south.

The property has a gated entrance and secure parking. Also on the grounds is the caretakers' cottage, the caretakers are an English couple who can help with problems or local advice. One of the services they can provide is any kind of breakfast you may desire.





The Location

 
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Bonnieux, one of the most beautiful villages in France, and its weekly market.

The property is 3 miles from 3 wonderful villages of the Luberon: Bonnieux, Lacoste and Goult.

Bonnieux
has all the amenities you need: bakeries, stores, cafes and excellent restaurants as well as the very picturesque Friday morning market.

Goult
is also very well served by restaurants and its Cafe de la Poste, and is one of the hidden gems of the Luberon. Lacosteis a perfectly preserved medieval village, home to the notorious Marquis de Sade's castle, with few amenities but plenty of atmosphere.

Close by are other beautiful, perched, hilltop villages: Gordes, Roussillon, Oppede le vieux, Menerbes, etc. all within 15 minutes. There is a market in a neighbouring village every day of the week.

From Bonnieux you are by the cleft in the Luberon mountain that gives you access to the south side: more gorgeous villages like Lourmarin, Cucuron, Ansouis and Cadenet to explore, 20 minutes away, and beyond these, the fine city of Aix en Provence. The Cote d'Azur is 2 hours away.

To the west, within an hour or so are Avignon, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, Arles, and the Rhone wine trail.

Scenes from the village of Bonnieux.

View from the village of Lacoste across to Bonnieux, the Luberon mountain on the right and the house  to the left of Bonnieux.

Bonnieux

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Famous for:
  • Cedar forest
  • Bakery museum
  • Pont Julien
  • Old church
  • Bishop's residences
Amenities:
  • 8 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, baker, pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Market day: Friday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Cheryl

United States

Date of stay: 2017-06-10

The Provence You Are Looking For!

This rental is truly one of the most beautiful and stylish rentals we have stayed in. But even more than the high quality of the rental are the grounds which are straight out of a Van Gogh painting. To look out the windows at the farmhouses in the distance and at your very own lavender field is a dream! In fact, each morning I woke up to a hot air balloon over the fields to start the day. Also, from the small bedroom windows, there is a view of Bonnieux from one window and a view of Lacoste from the other. But best of all are the extremely hospitable, kind, and endearing caretakers, Paul and Suzy, who are a delight to get to know. If we were to think of one improvement, it would only be air conditioning to make it more comfortable to sleep. Otherwise, the Suite Gordes is utter perfection! We would prefer it compared to Suite Lacoste or Suite Bonnieux because it is in a spot all to itself and completely private on the grounds.

Reviewed by : EFG

Dublin

Date of stay: 2016-06-07

A great week in Provence

A wonderful week from beginning to end. Kind hosts and a warm welcome. Cherries picked fresh from the trees in the garden. We will miss the afternoons lazily shading on our terrace, such a relaxing place to spend our time. We are already planning our return visit.

Reviewed by : Family Ponti

Genova

Date of stay: 2016-06-17

Paradise

This was our first time in Provence and it was GREAT. The suite is absolutely gorgeous. The lavender field, pool, garden, Ambience and even our croissants delivered every morning. Lots of wonderful memories to take home and looking forward to visiting paradise again.

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Weekly Rates


April - June1395 euros
Sept - October1395 euros


Included in the rental rates: utilities, bedlinen, towels, WiFi internet, after-stay clean. Additional cleaning possible at guests' cost.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 500 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 2 adults. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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