Suite Bonnieux, Bonnieux, Provence

Luxury Luberon designer pad for two

Suite Bonnieux and the large pool. Stunning bedroom and bathroom upstairs.

A stunning conversion of a Provence farmhouse with open bedroom and de luxe bathroom all together, designer furnishings and bespoke kitchen. This is a 1-bedroom unit on the same large property as two other small rentals: Apartment Lacoste and Apartment Gordes. It has private patio and garden, and shared use of the pool.

Living Room

 

The downstairs is one space with living room and kitchen, opening onto the patio at front and private walled garden to the side. The living room is set around a stone fireplace and there is an AppleTV box and WiFi internet.

 

In the corner the designer kitchen has an induction cooker, wall-mounted oven, fridge-freezer, and dishwasher.

 

A wide spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom suite.


Bedroom

Upstairs it is again all one space, the bedroom and bathroom are only separated by a central fireplace.

 

Master bedroom and bathroom.

The bedroom is a place you might not want to leave. Solid wood 1.8m/6ft-wide bed with French 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. (Note that there is no door on the WC.)

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.


Garden & Pool

The property is in 2.8 ha of land (7 acres), with a big lavender field and pool at the front. Beyond the lavender are the two hill-top villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste and the Luberon mountain.

Suite Bonnieux is the right hand part of the farmhouse. Beyond the lawn and pool is the lavender field.

The pool is 13m x 7m (42 x 23ft) and has a heat pump to add some degrees in the shoulder season. The pool is shared with two small rental units on the same property, Apartment Lacoste and Apartment Gordes (if those are occupied). By the pool, the poolhouse has barbecue and lounging furniture.

 

The poolhouse and the path from poolhouse to pool with roses in bloom.

At the front of the property is its lavender field. The lavender flowers from mid-June to early August.

 

The large pool and the poolhouse with barbecue.

To the side, by the kitchen door, is a shaded terrace with dining table (below right), and then a walled garden with lawn.

 

Side terrace dining table with courtyard, fountain and plane trees beyond.

Beyond the garden is a large courtyard with fountain and the shade of plane trees - the perfect boules/petanque court. For lazing there is an outside sofa and on the lawn a hammock.

The back of the house which is shaded. Hammock in walled garden to the side.

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

Suite Bonnieux is the right hand part of the farmhouse.
 
<Beyond the lawn and pool is the lavender field.

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 : JB

Sonoma, CA

Date of stay: 2016-07-11

Perfect!

Our week spent here was easily one of the happiest of our lives. The place is quite magical you feel far away from everything else. Thank you for creating such a peaceful respite. While we got out and about the highlight really was lounging by the lavender field with a glass of wine. We cannot imagine a more perfect spot in the Luberon, we hope to be here again real soon.

Reviewed by : Ross

Kinsale, Ireland

Date of stay: 2016-05-05

Wonderful and tranquil

We spent the most wonderful and tranquil week in this beautiful place; So immaculately renovated and kept, and the stylish decoration. We even loved the cool evenings which gave us a reason to use the gorgeous fireplace. Keep up the good work and love for this little paradise.

Reviewed by : Chris

UK

Date of stay: 2014-05-31

Fantastic luxurious accommodation

We stayed here in June and thought the place was absolutely amazing. Set amongst idyllic countryside dominated by Bonnieux and Lacoste; the property blends right in with a traditional exterior look. The swimming pool was at a perfect temperature to cool off in the afternoon sun, or just to lounge around sun bathing. We had use of a beautiful dining table set in the courtyard, the fountain providing a relaxing background noise. There is also an outdoor seating area which overlooks the swimming pool and a balcony, so you're spoilt for choice. The interior design is modern and the suite was well equipped with the latest technologies. The kitchen had everything we required including a grill/oven and the inclusion of a dishwasher ensured cleaning up was painless. The suite was much larger than we had anticipated and there were no problems with space. Upstairs the bedroom was gorgeous and the his and hers walk in showers an experience to behold. The morning sun warms up the balcony and it's great to sit and have a coffee over looking the lavender fields or in the evening a glass of wine whilst look at the illuminated Lacoste Castle. We had an amazing stay and hope we will be able to return 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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