Les Remparts, Bonnieux, Provence

Amazing village rental with pool and magnificent views

The house seen from the garden. Pool with view.

A stunning house in Bonnieux, designed by an artist, where it's all about the light and the views from a dramatic position high above the Luberon valley. This is a spacious house that even has pool and garden but is 1 minute's stroll from the centre of the fantastic village of Bonnieux. The house sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and there is a minimum age limit of 10 years old.

Living Rooms

The house is set over three floors, with the main living area on the middle floor. The master bedroom suite takes up the top floor, and the lower floor is the summer living room, opening onto the pool area.

 

The living room which opens out to the terrace through a wall of sliding windows.

The main living room is full of light thanks to the big wall of glass facing the view down the valley, and opening out to the terrace with outdoor dining.

 

In the living room are sofa and armchairs, and a dining table next to the kitchen. The fireplace is out of use. The house has WiFi internet.


 

The study with TV and writing desk on the top floor, part of the master suite.

Upstairs in the master suite is the study (above) with TV/DVD which has English-language and French channels, and a writing desk with view (one of two in the house).

 

The beautiful light, spacious kitchen (above) is on the middle floor next to the living room, and is equipped with oven, 4-ring stove, dishwasher, fridge, and through the door is laundry room with washer and dryer, and another fridge with freezer.

 

Through the glass door takes you from the kitchen to the breakfast balcony.

The kitchen has its own terrace with wonderful view, and a table and chairs, and is the ideal spot for breakfast in the morning sun (above right).

 

The summer room opens through a wall of sliding windows to the pool and garden.

Downstairs where the full-width sliding windows open onto the pool, is the summer living room. This is a place to relax and keep cool in the middle of the day. There is fitness equipment including cross trainer, exercise bike and free weights. Also on this floor by the pool are a shower room with WC, and a summer kitchen/bar with fridge and sink.



Bedrooms

The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, sleeping 6 people. Two bedrooms are on the middle floor and one on the top floor.

 

Master bedroom on the top floor.

The master suite takes up the top floor of the house, and comprises bedroom, bathroom and study. The bed is 1.6m/5.25ft-wide.

 

Master suite also has en suite bathroom and study.

Across the landing from the bedroom are the study with TV/DVD and writing desk, and the en suite bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, double basins and WC.


 

Bedroom 2 with big double bed, and its bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are on the middle floor and open onto the terrace with spectacular view (pictured right).

Bedroom 2 (above right) has a very large 2m/6.6ft-wide bed, and bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom 3 (below left) is a twin room with two single beds together, and bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

 

 

Bedroom 3 with two single beds, and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.



Garden & Pool

The house is blessed with a beautiful pool and garden over different levels, all with the most wonderful view from high in Bonnieux looking down the Luberon mountain and valley.

 

The pool is below the terrace of the middle floor (right), and both levels have amazing views.

The terrace outside the living room offers the best of the view (above right) and has a dining table and sunloungers, as well as electric BBQ. At lunch there is shade and the most spectacular time of day is when the sun is setting straight ahead and the valley turns from golden to violet to twilight.

 

The pool is on the level below the terrace and measures 8m x 3m (26 x 10ft) with steps at the shallow end. There is a seating area in the shade outside the summer living room (above left).

House seen from the 'cloister garden'. Middle floor terrace with sunloungers and dining table.

After the pool is the lavender bed and then the 'cloister garden' (above left) with olive tree in the centre, stone floor and dry-stone walls. A half-level above this is another outside sitting area under the deep shade of the vine-clad pergola (below left).

Seating spot under the olive tree.
 Looking down at the garden from the terrace.

The house is in a quiet road by the castle ramparts, and has its own garage with automated door for one car. There is also free street parking by the house.





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 a minute's walk are the bakeries, stores, cafes and excellent restaurants of the village, ranging from simple to Michelin-starred.

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 : MagsUES

New York City

Date of stay: 2019-09-07

Wonderful week

Our group of four just spent a dream week at Les Remparts. The house exceeded our expectations in every way - it was even more lovely than we imagined from the pictures. It's beautifully furnished, with the owner's artwork, books, and other personal touches. As previous reviews mentioned, the kitchen was better equipped than our own, with everything one would need to set a lovely table or entertain friends. Multiple terraces provided options for outdoor lounging or dining, and the views across the valley and mountains are spectacular. Bonnieux is a picturesque hill village with two bakeries and several restaurants, and there are many villages within an easy drive or bike ride (there are two places to rent bikes in town). It was so hard to leave at the end of the week - we hope to return for another dream vacation in the future.

Reviewed by : Niamh

Dublin

Date of stay: 2019-02-15

Fabulous rental home

This home is very tastefully and comfortably furnished with everything you need- clearly the owners spend time living here. Fabulous views from inside and from the terrace which cleverly provides coverage for part of the pool below. We loved it all- a great base for touring the Luberon - we went by car at night and by electric bike during the day which can be rented in the village. So many gorgeous villages to visit- Merebes, LaCoste, Goult, Gordes, Roussillon, Lourmarin and further afield Las Baux the drive there from St Remy is amazing as is a visit to Les Lumieres a fantastic immersive art experience not to be missed! The village also has a beautiful relais &chateaux hotel and cedar forest complete with a number of acres of ancient Les Bieres dwellings. Highly recommend this house and location. A week was not enough!

Reviewed by : Kate

Florida

Date of stay: 2019-05-11

Exceeded our expectations in every way!

We had an amazing time in this house. I visited with my husband and two other couples, some of our best friends. You never know what you are getting when you rent a house online. So many times the actual experience does not meet the expectation. So I was guarded as the days approached. But the minute we entered this beautiful home, any fear turned to great joy! It is gorgeous! I loved the furnishings, the artwork, the flooring, rugs, abundance of books and the gourmet kitchen was stocked better than my kitchen at home, with all kinds of platters and dishes, spices, and oils and vinegars!! The appliances were first class. There was even a herb garden outside the kitchen door! The patios offered fantastic views, and we enjoyed many dinners around our dining room table. We used the market baskets daily as we walked to the village for bread and groceries. We stocked up on produce both at the market in Isle sur la Sorgue as well as the charming Friday market in Bonnieux. Our friends graciously gave us the use of the master bedroom and bath which were glorious. We loved the town of Bonnieux and had fun day trips to Arles and other neat towns. Not being European, we were unfamiliar with emptying the water from the dryer, but a conversation with the house manager quickly solved the problem. It was a bit musty smelling in the lower living room but we didn’t need to use the space as the main living room was so enjoyable. The owner of the home was delightful and helpful with all my email questions and I truly cannot wait to stay in this house again!! We all loved it!!!!

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Weekly Rates


May3300 euros
June3800 euros
July - August4300 euros
September3800 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi, 2 hours of cleaning twice a week, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 800 euros against any breakages or damage.

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 6 people and the minimum age limit is 10 years old. We regret that smoking and pets 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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