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. 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 : Lydie

England

Date of stay: 2018-08-19

WOW

We stayed in this beautiful home for 10 days in August 2018. I say HOME because it is really not your typical holiday rental. It is like staying in someone's home. It is furnished with taste and it was actually better equipped than our own home! There were goodies in the fridge for our arrival including a most welcome chilled bottle of wine, which we really appreciated and their care taker was very helpful . The views from every room are breathtaking and we loved the fact that there are different levels, with terraces and a delightful small garden. We had breakfast on the kitchen terrace watching the sun rise, lunch and dinner on the main terrace watching the sun set down. Another huge plus point is the swimming pool - although not huge it is more than sufficient and a rare gem for a village house. I took delight in stepping out of the house each morning for the 2 minute walk to the village shops, in the evenings we just walked to the restaurants. Can't recommend it highly enough. Just want to be there again.

Reviewed by : Julie

Australia

Date of stay: 2017-07-01

Fabulous in every way

As two Australian couples who love to travel to Provence most years, staying in rented homes for a week or two at a time, we found this lovely Bonnieux house ticked every box. It was even better than as described, very clean, spacious, perfectly positioned mid-village yet very quiet and private. The manager was exceptional and the house very well provisioned - with so many welcoming and appreciated items - bowls of fruit, wine and bread and an abundance of towels etc. It's furnished very stylishly and artistically and pool was small but more than adequate for the four of us, it's such a bonus to have a pool in a village house. The only tricky part was manoeuvring our car into and out of the car park into the tiny, windy street. Bonnieux deserves its reputation as one of the Luberon's most beautiful villages, with stunning views over the valley and is so easily accessible to all the other villages and larger towns (Avignon, Aix-en-Provence). We're returning to Provence in 2019 and our first choice would be this house in this village.

Reviewed by : Chip

New York

Date of stay: 2017-07-04

A wonderful family vacation

My family and I stayed here in Bonnieux for a week at this great house which was convenient to town and the surrounding towns. Everyday was another excursion into the beauty of the south of France...The house was clean and well kept with wonderful views..all around a great experience.

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Weekly Rates


May3200 euros
June3700 euros
July - August4200 euros
September3700 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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