Maison Luberon, Bonnieux, Provence

Fabulous designer living in the Luberon

 

The house takes its cues from the latest trends in international luxury travel. Spacious rooms, open bedrooms and their de luxe bathrooms all together, high-quality super-king beds, designer furnishings and kitchen, all transplanted into an old stone Provencal farmhouse near Bonnieux. It sleeps 10 (plus 4 children on sofabeds). The set-up is perfect for families or friends who want to be together but with the possibility of having their own space too.

Living Rooms

The main living room is very bright and light, with double aspect to the couryard at the back and the south-side terrace and pool area to the front.

 

Pictured here is the white living room with its central dining table, and sleek designer kitchen with induction cooker, oven, dishwasher, and double fridge, all under the breakfast bar to as not to intrude in the room.

 

Across from the kitchen are the stone fireplace and sofas, and three big french doors open onto the south-facing terrace, while french doors also open to the other side and the shaded outside dining table.

 

 
The house has WiFi internet throughout, and TV/DVD with French and English channels in three rooms. In the laundry room are two washing machines.



The house is full of visual delights at every turn.



Bedrooms

Maison Luberon has 5 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms are large and two are called suites as they include adjoining living rooms and corner kitchen. The bedrooms are arranged around the central courtyard. Two sofabeds allow the addition of 4 children, so there is a maximum capacity of 10 + 4 children. It should be noted that there are no doors between a bedroom and its bathrooms/WC, everything is in one large space.

Bonnieux Suite

 

Master bedroom and bathroom.

The Bonnieux Suite is a place you might not want to leave. The bedroom is upstairs with a solid wood 1.8m/6ft-wide bed, with fireplace and doors to a terrace facing south to the Luberon. And behind the fireplace is a fabulous bathroom.

 

Master bedroom has a fireplace in the centre of the room with the bathroom behind it.

 

The bathroom has a double his and hers walk-in shower, pedestal bath, double basins, WC and bidet.

This is probably the sexiest bathroom in the Luberon.

On the terrace (pictured left) are deckchairs and a view over the lavender field to Bonnieux and Lacoste.

 

 

Master bathroom with double showers and stand-alone bath.

 

 

 

The downstairs part of the Bonnieux Suite is a living room with stone fireplace, and fully equipped kitchen in the corner.

The TV/DVD has English and French channels, as well as an AppleTV box.

A wide spiral staircase leads up to the master bedroom (pictured left).

This living room has a sofabed which can sleep two children.

 



Gordes Suite

 

The upstairs bedroom on a mezzanine level, with the bathroom below.

The Gordes Suite is upstairs on the first floor. It comprises a living room and corner kitchen with double-height ceiling, and the bedroom up on a mezzanine level. The bed is a 1.8m-wide (6ft) super-comfortable box spring bed.

 

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

Beneath the bedroom is the beautiful bathroom with pedestal bath, shower, double basins, WC and tile mosaic.

 

 

the living room has TV/DVD with French and English channels (not shown in pictures yet but opposite the sofa), and WiFi internet.

Windows face west towards Gordes and south over the courtyard.

 The view to the west from the living room, looking over the garden to the Luberon mountain.




Lacoste Room

 

Downstair bedroom with dual aspect french doors.

 

The Lacoste Room is on the ground floor and opens onto both the courtyard and the south-facing terrace at the front. It has a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed and a separate area with sofa-bed (left). This could be used by 1 or 2 young children sleeping with parents in the bedroom.

The bathroom, through an arch, is again straight out of the pages of a magazine, with pedestal bath, walk-in shower, double basins, WC and bidet.

 

 

Bathroom for Lacoste Room with bath, shower, basins, WC and bidet.


Green Room

 

The second bedroom on the ground floor, with in-room bath.

The Green Room is on the ground floor, on the courtyard side, and has its own terrace facing west to the sunset. This room has the same 1.8m-wide (6ft) box spring bed. The pedestal bath is in the bedroom, and in the en suite bathroom is the walk-in shower, WC and double basins.

Green Room bathroom. The door to the Green Room is in the middle of the picture in the greenery.




White Room

 

White Room and bathroom.

The view from the White Room's private terrace, over the pool and beyond. 

The White Room is up a few steps from the courtyard and has a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed, fireplace, pedestal bath, walk-in shower, double basins, WC and bidet.

Its terrace has the lovely view over the lavender with palm trees and pool in the foreground, and the Luberon mountain and perched villages in the distance.

 

The bathroom in the White Room has bath, shower, basins, WC and bidet.




Garden & Pool

The front of the house with south-facing terrace and large pool. Along the facade from left to right are the Lacoste Room, white living room, White Room and Bonnieux Suite.
The house is in 2.8 ha of land (7 acres), including a 5-acre lavender field at the front. Beyond the lavender are the two hill-top villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste and the Luberon mountain.

 

 

The pool is 13m x 7m (42 x 23ft) and has a heat pump to add some degrees in the shoulder season. There is a wide first step at the shallow end for toddlers.

 

By the pool is a covered poolhouse (below left) and terrace, with a stone-built barbecue.

Poolhouse with barbecue. Surrounding fields.

At the front terrace which runs the length of the house are outside eating and sitting spots (below), as well as sunloungers.

The front terrace by the pool,.
The property's 6 acres are made up of landscaped garden, lawn, terrace, lavender fields and courtyard.

The central courtyard. Hammock in walled garden,

In the centre of the property is the inner courtyard (below), which offers a shaded dining table and opens out into a gravelled area around a fountain, under plane trees - the perfect place for petanque.

 


The courtyard with its fountain and looking back at the house.

To the side of the house is a walled garden with a hammock on the lawn and another shaded outside table (below left).

 

 

The terrace of the walled garden to the side and from its table the courtyard, fountain and plane treest beyond.

The medieval villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste (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 house 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

Legend

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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 : Mark

Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of stay: 2018-06-16

What you see is what you get !

I've found that sometimes vacation venue's do not live up to the website pictures. NOT in this case!! In fact if you take in account the ambiance of the villa, the pictures do not do it justice. It was amazing. To make things even better, our hosts, Paul and Susie went out of their way to make sure that our visit was better than we hoped. I recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit this gorgeous part of the world and I hope to return.

Reviewed by : Lossberg

Germany

Date of stay: 2016-08-22

Magnificent maison

We usually avoid guest reviews; however, this wonderful place deserves any recommendation it gets. Our week was most pleasant and relaxing, we liked the well-designed rooms as well as the looked after fabulous white roses all over the place. Thanks to the sunny weather we took advantage of the many places around, and the pool for relaxing. We had a heart-warming welcome and support from our hosts whenever needed. Leaving this magnificent house leaves everybody with regrets at not having another week, the holiday was the closest we ever experienced to being perfect. In deepest desire to return sometime.

Reviewed by : Stevensons

San Francisco, CA

Date of stay: 2016-08-10

Our home from home

We did not want to leave. We spent a wonderful week here enjoying this magical place. We really tried to explore the darling little towns all around but at the end of the day the peace and beauty of the property made them all pale in comparison, and we found we could not wait to get ‘HOME’ again. By the end of the week we were living in the lovely pool, we are so very sad to leave this beautiful place and planning our return, with family and friends. We were taken such good care of and have so many wonderful memories.

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Weekly Rates


April - May4950 euros
June 2 - Sept 16950 euros
Sept - October4950 euros
Xmas, New Year4950 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 1000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm 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 10 adults + 4 children. 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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