Apartment Gordes, Bonnieux, Provence

Designer apartment in Provence

 

A luxury, spacious 2-bedroom apartment, 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 apartment is upstairs, with the second bedroom and two private terraces on the ground floor.

Living room

The living room is upstairs, along with one bedroom and bathroom. Downstairs and completely separate for privacy is the second bedroom and bathroom.

 

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

The upstairs part is all in one space, with doube 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 apartment has two double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom, and offering total privacy from each other.

 

The upstairs bedroom, with its bathroom below.

Upstairs next to the living room/kitchen, bedroom 1 is on a mezzanine level, 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.

 

The second bedroom and bathroom (pictured below) are down on the ground floor, and accessed from the courtyard, so this gives total privacy to two couples.

 

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

This bedroom has the same super-comfortable 1.8m-wide (6ft) box spring bed. The pedestal bath is in the bedroom, and in the en suite bathroom (again with no door) is the walk-in shower, WC and double basins.

En suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Very comfortable 6ft-wide bed in bedroom 2.

This bedroom also has its own private terrace with pergola for shade, and facing west over the garden to the sunset.



Garden & Pool

The apartment 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 apartment has its own private terraces facing away from any other. The pool area is set away from the apartment, 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 apartment has two entirely private terraces with tables and chairs.

 

 

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 apartment 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 : Graysons

London

Date of stay: 2016-09-12

Best ever

We have been in this area numerous times, and this is the best location ever. Quiet, serene and easy to get to all Provence has to offer. The property is beautiful, we had a really lovely week thanks to this beautiful apartment in its stunning location.We have been in this area numerous times, and this is the best location ever. Quiet, serene and easy to get to all Provence has to offer. The Mas is beautiful, we had a really lovely week thanks to this beautiful house in its stunning location. Hope to come back very soon.

Reviewed by : H and J

UK

Date of stay: 2016-07-29

Just loved it!

We loved the apartment Gordes, loved the location and grounds. Our stay was made special by the hosts, our first visit to Provence was outstanding only made special by staying here.

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Weekly Rates


April - June2400 euros
Sept - October2400 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 4 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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