Bonnieux Studio, Bonnieux, Provence

Sunny studio in outstanding Luberon village

The studio is on the south flank of Bonnieux. The view is to the Luberon mountain opposite.

The Bonnieux Studio is a south-facing studio in a grand village house dating back to the 15th century. It sleeps two and also has the possibility of an additional twin bedroom.

 

The studio has the kitchen at one end and the bed at the other, with dramatic Luberon view from its south-facing window.

 

A modern kitchen in 15th century surrounds.

The kitchen is equipped with oven, 4-ring gas cooker, fridge-freezer and coffee machine. In a separate room in the hallway is a clothes washing machine. There are dining table and chairs in front of the kitchen.

Sitting area by the fireplace. The bathroom has a large shower.

Between kitchen and bed is a sitting area and working fireplace. The bathroom with shower, basin and WC is behind the kitchen. Although this is an old house, all the electricity and plumbing is new, and there is central heating, as well as WiFi internet.

 

The optional second bedroom and bathroom.

With the studio there is the possibility of a second bedroom (above) which is off the entrance hall - this has a bathroom with shower, WC and basin, washing machine and wooden steps up to two single beds, and is best suited to youngsters. The cost of the second bedroom is an additional 330 euros per week.




The Location

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

If you want to spend a week or more immersed in the life of a beautiful Provence village, the location could not be better. Within 2 minutes' walk are the bakeries, stores, cafes and excellent restaurants of Bonnieux.

Bonnieux is stunning to look at on approaching, perched above the vineyards of the Luberon valley, but also a perfect Provencal village on the inside, with architecture and winding streets dating to the middle ages. Bonnieux has fantastic views to Lacoste to the west, Mont Ventoux to the north, and the Luberon mountain to the south.

Market day in Bonnieux is Friday morning, and there is a market in a neighbouring village every day of the week.

Close by are other beautiful, perched, hilltop villages: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Menerbes, Goult, etc. all within 15 minutes.

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 Mont Ventoux out of shot on the left.



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 : StoveandLu

NYC

Date of stay: 2018-12-08

Perfection in Bonnieux...

My husband and I stayed in Sharon + Paul's studio for a week in December and we both agreed we will be returning ASAP. The rental itself is fully equipped and beautifully designed and maintained - it is a more than idyllic and peaceful retreat set amongst the stunning mountains and towns of the Luberon region. We made this apartment our home base and spent each day hiking, going to the farmer's and antique markets and visiting towns such as St. Remy, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. Sharon and Paul are also the most thorough and warm owners - they provided us with all the information we needed on getting to Bonnieux + checking in, and they go above and beyond in filling the apartment with personal touches and creating a lovely home for their guests. We loved our stay and have found our new happy place - we cannot wait to return next year! - L + S

Reviewed by : Kathleen

Boothbay, Maine, USA

Date of stay: 2018-10-04

Blissful Retreat

Every good review of the Bonnieux Studio is true. It would be hard to surpass the superlative descriptions written by previous guests because it is truly a wondrous space! The exquisite styling created by Sharon and Paul in this extraordinary medieval building contributes to the feeling that you are living in your own magical time warp, yet with all the conveniences of a modern kitchen and bathroom, superb bed and French linens, cozy armchairs and a view of the Luberon valley that is breathtaking. Its perfect location in the village makes it easy to walk to local patisseries, grocery and restaurants. The weather in October was glorious and warm. Local markets in Bonnieux and Lourmarin are not to be missed. Just go!

Reviewed by : AM

North Carolina

Date of stay: 2018-09-21

Paradise and Practical in Provence

For me it does not get better than this. Like it’s village, Bonnieux, this studio has a quiet, authentic beauty. Even though every detail adds to the charm I felt such serenity in this peaceful place. Backing up this beauty was everything needed to live well here, great towels, great bed linens, great mattress, lovely shower,comfortable chairs with beautiful stools for relaxing, lovely pottery for dining on the long generous table. We never felt crowded in this small space, only cozy and pampered. On a mistral day we we sat and read in the golden light while we watched the cypress quiver outside The thick walls blocking out the sound but the beautiful window letting in the expansive hillside beyond. The pictures do it justice but “living” here could restore your soul. My only hesitation in writing this is a selfish one, I want to return and am so grateful we found it and and had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Sharon and Paul the warm, intelligent, geniuses who created it.

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Weekly Rates


7 nights825 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 50% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 200 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods are entirely flexible.

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

The studio is for a maximum of 2 people. Additional bedroom available for 2 people, for 330 euros per week. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.


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



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