Mas de Bonnieux - Garden

Garden & Pool

The house has 5 acres of land, with a large courtyard, lawn and lavender field, and is surrounded by vineyards and farmland.

 

The pool is 14m x 4m (46 x 13ft) and long enough to swim lengths. It has 2 alarms to protect children. Around the pool are an array of sunloungers, tables, chairs and parasols. The pool house has a WC and outdoor shower, as well as a summer kitchen with fireplace, gas barbecue, plancha, fridge, oven, cooker, sink, and pool-safe tableware.

 

Front door of the house, in the south-facing courtyard, which is dominated by the giant plane tree.

At the heart of the house is the central courtyard with a 300-year-old plane tree providing shade for the outdoor dining table.

 

The house faces south towards the Luberon mountain and the view is 180 degrees, including the hill-top villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste.

 

Eating under the shade of the plane tree.

The courtyard is a beautiful setting for outside meals. It is laid to gravel which gives way to the lawn around the pool, bordered by rose bushes and fruit trees. On the east side of the property is a lavender field, which flowers from late June to early August.

 

The property is beautifully planted, with many varieties of rose. Above right is the living room giving onto the courtyard.

In the poolhouse (below) is another, smaller dining table, by the fireplace which burns wood or coals for grilling.

 

Summer kitchen and dining table in the pool house, equipped with fridge, oven, cooker, bbq, plancha and fireplace for grilling.

At the end of the living room french doors open onto another outside seating area (below).

 

Seating area outside the living room, and pool in the golden hour.

There is plentiful parking to the rear of the house. Catering can be arranged at the house, from breakfast to dinner, to a full Provence cookery class with a local chef.