Smile, Bonnieux, Provence

Gorgeous village house with amazing view

 

A wonderful, air-conditioned Bonnieux village house with a modern aesthetic married to ancient stones, stunning views over the Luberon, and a terrace garden with dipping pool. The house sleeps 7 and is newly refurbished for 2019. Due the steps and terrace, minimum age is 13 years old.

Living Rooms

 

The living room opens through to the terrace garden.

The house is arranged over 3 floors, with air conditioning throughout. The ground floor has a living/dining room the full width of the house, with an old stone fireplace at its centre. This opens to the terrace garden at the front and steps lead down to the kitchen. At the entrance end of the living room is the dining table on a raised level (bottom).

 

The dining table in the living room.

The modern kitchen has marble-top work island, American fridge-freezer with ice and water, wall-mounted oven and microwave, 5-ring gas stove, dishwasher and Nespresso. The kitchen also opens out to the terrace garden.


 

Well-equipped modern kitchen with marble tops.

Upstairs on the first floor up is the library which is also the TV room, with writing desk and high Luberon view. There is a guest WC on this level. Washing machine and dryer are also on this level.

 

The library with writing desk and TV.




Bedrooms

There are 3 bedrooms plus a single bed adjoining the master bedroom, so the house sleeps 6 plus one child.

  

Master suite with bathroom and adjoining single bedroom (below).

 

On the 2nd floor up is the master suite with the original Provence floor tiles (above).

The bed is 1.8m/6ft wide and off the bedroom is a single bedroom for a child (right).

The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, basin and separate WC.

 

 

 

 

Bedroom 2 with either two singles or a double, and its en suite bathroom.

On the first floor up above the kitchen, with its own stairs, bedroom 2 can either be configured as 2 single beds or a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed. The bathroom has shower and basin, with WC behind saloon doors.

 

Bedroom 2 and the hanging seat next to it, both with the wonderful view.

At the top of the stairs to bedroom 2 is a hanging seat in front of a picture window with the most wonderful view over the Luberon valley (above right).

 

Bedroom 3 and its en suite bathroom.

On the first floor up is bedroom 3 (above) with a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed. The en suite bathroom has walk-in shower, basin and WC.




Garden

 

The terrace garden has a stunning view and a heated dipping pool.

The house is blessed with a terrace garden looking out over the Luberon with that famous view over the rich Provence countryside towards Lacoste, the Mont Ventoux and the Luberon mountain.

View from the terrace. Sitting spot in the shade.

The dipping pool is for cooling off in summer and can also be heated. It measures 2m x 2m (6.5ft x 6.5ft).

The outdoor dining table with view. The house is in a quiet pedestrian street in the heart of Bonnieux.

The outdoor dining table is shaded by an awning. Under the trellis on the lower level by the pool is another sitting area with bench and cushions.




The Location

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

The location is perfect to enjoy the life of a beautiful Provence village. In two minutes you can walk to the bakeries, stores, cafes and excellent restaurants of the village, 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, and the house, 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

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

Weekly Rates


November - March1700 euros
April1900 euros
Easter2400 euros
May2400 euros
June - September2900 euros
October2400 euros
Xmas, New Year1900 euros


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

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am, 1 week minimum except off-season when it is 3 nights minimum.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 500 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 adults plus one child. Minimum age is 13 years old (except infants). We regret that smoking and pets 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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