Bastide de Bonnieux, Bonnieux, Provence

A dream Provence house with heavenly views


The front of the house and view over garden and down the Luberon valley.

A wonderful, restored 18th century bastide 5 minutes from the stunning village of Bonnieux, with one of the best views in the Luberon, including several of the region's most beautiful villages. This house just encapsulates the spirit of Provence. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, minimum age of 6.

Living Rooms


Living room around the old fireplace.

On the ground floor are the living room and kitchen, with their exposed beams and ancient floor tiles. There is also a separate TV room downstairs and the house has WiFi internet.

A very welcoming and well-equipped Provence kitchen.

The spacious kitchen is the heart of the home, with the glorious view opening out at the end of the farmhouse dining table (below). In the kitchen are range cooker with gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.


The view is beautifully framed at the end of the kitchen table

Also downstairs the entrance has a desk and serves as a study, and there is a guest WC.


The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, sleeping 8. Two of the bedrooms can be made up as a double or two single beds.

Master bedroom and bathroom.

The master bedroom (above) has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft) and en suite bathroom with clawfoot bath, hand-held shower, WC and basin.

Second bedroom with clawfoot bathtub.

Bedroom 2 (above) also has a 1.8m-wide double (6ft), and an in-room bath with hand-held shower, basin and separate WC.

Bedroom 3 and its en suite.

Bedroom 3 can be a 1.8m-wide double or 2 single beds, and has an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.


Bedroom 4 on the second floor, and its bathroom.

Up a level, bedroom 4 can be 2 singles or a 1.8m-wide double. Its en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

Garden & Pool

The garden is a beautifully tended 3000 sq.m. and everywhere is the magnificent view down the length of the Luberon valley, the Luberon mountain on one side, and the Monts de Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux on the other. The village of Lacoste is opposite and beautiful at night when it is lit up, while the villages of Gordes, Menerbes and Roussillon are also visible.


The pool with sunloungers and poolhouse.

The pool is 12m x 3m (40 x 10ft) and has a pool alarm for security. The poolhouse has a small summer kitchen, with sink and fridge, barbecue, as well as shower and WC.


Dining table with view on the top terrace.

The top terrace along the front of the house takes in the full view, with an outdoor dining table by the kitchen.


The garden is planted with the best colours and scents of Provence and the Mediterranean - olive trees, lavender, santolina, rosemary, wisteria, cypress, fig and fruit trees.


Beneath the pool level is the lawn.

Beneath the pool level the garden is lawned and enclosed with a stone wall.



The house faces west, to give not just the amazing view but every night the the long, spectacular sunset.

Up timeworn steps, the front door. The house in its verdant setting.

The bastide has a gated entrance and parking for several cars. It is on a very quiet country road used only by residents, and is a haven of calm. The point of contact for any advice or problems is a bi-lingual English couple.

The Location


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

The house is in quiet countryside only 2 miles from beautiful Bonnieux, a hill-top village that 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 all the shops you need and a great choice of restaurants, from simple to Michelin-starred.

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.



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Famous for:
  • Cedar forest
  • Bakery museum
  • Pont Julien
  • Old church
  • Bishop's residences
  • 8 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, baker, pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Market day: Friday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : A.N


Date of stay: 2019-09-28

Paradise in Provence

This is undoubtedly the most exquisite place we have ever stayed. It's hard to suppress an involuntary gasp of awe as one sees the ancient dusky-pink manor house rising up above the vineyards of the valley, perched above its beautiful terrace gardens on the side of the mountain. The breathtaking nature of the experience continues inside the house, which is a luminous, luxurious, gracious space full of stunning detail and every possible comfort. With traditional Provencal ceilings, old stone, terracotta floors and the beautiful patina of age, the house nevertheless has every modern amenity one could ever want. From the bottle of wine from the Chapelins vines waiting for you, to the beautiful locally made olive-oil based toiletries, to the extensive collection of books and boardgames and the comprehensive guide to the local area, every detail is carefully curated. The views out over the Luberon valley are really deserving of every possible superlative, and every window of the house looks out to this beautiful vista. The owner is wonderful to communicate with and the house manager is incredibly helpful and warm. You will never want to leave.

Reviewed by : Fredrik


Date of stay: 2019-09-14

Wow - What a great place!

What a fantastic vacation we had! Having seen some other houses in the Luberon, I must say that this was an absolute pearl! It was genuine and wonderfully decorated in best possible Provence-style. My wife and my mother couldn't stop admiring all the fine details along with the fantastic views and evening sunset. The youngsters loved the pool, while me and my dad enjoyed the rosé... along with the house, the views, surrounding villages, farmers markets just to mention a few things. The owner Nick, handles everything with utmost professionalism, so arrangements are straight forward and 100% reliable. There's no reason, why I wouldn't propose this accommodation to anyone. It's a great and a safe bet!

Reviewed by : DAG


Date of stay: 2018-06-01

Found peace and Family time at La Bastide

The home is situated amoung spectacular views. We enjoyed sitting out by the pool and dining on the terrace. The home is beautiful and charming. We enjoyed preparing meals in the authentic French Kitchen and dining together at sunset. We had the chance to "pause" and relax. I very much enjoyed my wine, my book and the views sitting out on the terrace. The gentle wind and sounds of Provence were most welcoming. Nick has a wonderful collection of books and games... My kids and I actually played board games..... not video games! We had many laughs together. As always, SallyAnn is most helpful and kind. Marie, our chef outdid herself again and prepared a wonderful meal. These ladies have become friends to us and we look foward to returning to Provence next Summer.

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Weekly Rates

November - April4900 euros
May 2 - 306000 euros
May 30 - June 277000 euros
June 27 - August 298000 euros
August 29 - October 37000 euros
October 3 - 316000 euros
Xmas/New Year5600 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, 2 x 3 hours of cleaning in the week, pool and garden maintenance, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 50% deposit, with the balance payable up to 12 weeks before your stay.

Rental periods run weekly from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am. From November to March only it is 4 nights minimum.
 Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

Security deposit of 1000 euros to be paid with balance payment and returned after stay.

The house is for a maximum of 8 people, and no children under the age of 6. 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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