Mas Augusta, Buoux, Provence

Sunny Provence rental for 8 with high view over Luberon park near the village of Buoux

Front of the house with its south-facing garden.
 
The pool has a far-reaching mountain view.

Mas Augusta is a stone-built Provence rental house facing south across a vast and spectacular private valley of absolute stillness, only two minutes from the village of Buoux in the Luberon National Park. It sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. There is a 2-week minimum rental in July-August.

Living Rooms

 

Living room with kitchen and dining area (above left) and sitting area around the fireplace (above right) - a very light and spacious room.

All rooms are on the ground floor. At the centre of the house is a big open-plan, high-ceilinged living room with kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, with oven, 4-ring cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher. The sitting area is around the fireplace and there is TV/DVD with CNN and other English-language channels, CD player, phone and WiFi internet.

 

From the kitchen and sitting room you step out onto the terrace with outside dining table, and on to the garden.


Bedrooms

The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are off the living room, two at each end.

 

Master bedroom with en suite bathroom.

To one side of the living room are the master bedroom and a twin room, each with their own bathroom. The master bedroom (pictured above) has a 1.6m-wide (5ft 3") double bed and its en suite bathroom has bathtub with handheld shower, two basins and a separate WC. A hair dryer is supplied too.

Bedroom 2 next to the master bedroom, with two singles and a shower room.

The twin room next to the master bedroom (above) has two single beds and a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

On the other side of the living room are bedrooms 3 and 4 (right and below). These can both be configured as two singles or one double bed.

They share a bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, double basin and separate WC.

 
Bedroom 3 with two singles or a double.

 

Bathroom shared by bedrooms 3 and 4.
 
Bedroom 4 with two singles or a double bed.

There is a separate laundry room with washing machine.


Garden and Pool

Mas Augusta is on 6 acres of land, all secured with a fence, amid truffle oaks and lavender fields. Immediately around the house is the shaded terrace, gravel area for games of boules, then beyond that the pool with view over the valley.

 

At the front of the house is the dining table and a gravel area ideal for boules.

Just outside the kitchen is the delightful outside eating and relaxing area, with Weber barbecue.

The pool measures 10m x 4m (33 x 13ft) and secured by a child-proof fence and gate. The pool is available from mid-May to mid-October.

 

Below the pool are lavender fields and a valley of oaks.

There is secure parking and a garage. The owner's house is 3 minutes' walk away, which is convenient if you need help or local advice (he speaks excellent English).


The Location

Buoux - blink and you might miss it. Which would be a shame because it has a fine restaurant, L'Auberge de la Loube.

This house seems like it is a hundred miles from anywhere, but in fact the tiny village of Buoux is a couple of minutes away and for larger villages with cafes, shops and bakeries, you have Bonnieux and Lourmarin, both 10-15 minutes away.

Buoux is in the the stunning landscape of the cut that runs through the Luberon mountain. Despite being but a speck it does have the well-known Auberge du Loube restaurant, as well as a chateau to explore and spectacular medieval fortress ruins. The countryside all around is famed for its hiking and climbing routes.

Using Buoux as a base you have all the other attractions of the Luberon close at hand, not least the other perched villages like Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Cucuron, Ansouis, Menerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon, etc. Isle sur la Sorgue with its antiques market and Fontaine de Vaucluse where the emerald Sorgue comes gushing out of the ground are 15 minutes away.

In under an hour you can be in Avignon, Aix, les Baux de Provence, St Remy, Isle sur Sorgue, and within two hours are Nimes, Arles, the Cote d'Azur and Rhone wine trail.

The view from the fortress of Buoux to Mont Ventoux at sundown - a view unchanged since pre-historic times (apart from the building on the summit....)

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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Karen

Napa, California

Date of stay: 2017-04-22

Warm and Inviting

I stayed at the Mas Augusta with my family for one week in April 2017. What can I say? The house is so beautifully appointed, lovely and inviting , you wouldn't want to leave it for one minute if not for the beautiful surrounding Luberon countryside, the perched villages, vineyards and and and…. The immediate surroundings of the house are equally beautiful!! You get the feeling you landed in times long gone, when land was plenty and the next neighbor far away and out of sight. The huge property is nothing less than breathtaking!! 150 acre (60 ha) only to share with the lovely Roussel family and the guests of 2 more houses. Hours of walking with breathtaking views directly from your front door… but the location is also ideal for day trips to each and every point you want to visit in beautiful Provence. Mas Augusta is in a very (!) secluded position but because of its location right in the middle of the Luberon mountains you easily reach the northern and the southern part, villages like Gordes Roussillion, Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste ….. all a stonethrow away. I could go on and on in my praise of beautiful Augusta but still the best thing about our stay I didn't mention yet. The proprietors Mathilde and Bernard. You’ll hardly ever meet people more inviting, warm and lovely than these two! My father got ill while we were staying at the Augusta and we had to even take him to the hospital for a short period of time. Mathilde went to visit him there and Bernard went out of his way to provide things we needed from the pharmacy. They made endless phone calls to various doctors, too. The warmth and friendliness of Mathilde and Bernard helped us so much when we were worried about my father’s health. We hope to back soon!!

Reviewed by : Severine

Alsace, France

Date of stay: 2014-08-04

Unbeatable!

For our first stay in this beautiful area we could not have done better! The Augusta farmhouse is magnificent, well maintained and charmingly furnished. The place exudes tranquility, and beside the swimming pool there is a fantastic view. We had a great time at Mas Augusta and the owners are very friendly, helpful and gave very good advice for what to see and do. A must!

Reviewed by : Sonia

Vancouver, Canada

Date of stay: 2012-06-19

A truly Provencal Experience!

My husband and I were lucky to stumble upon this listing on VRBO while honeymooning in the South of France. We were ready to find a beautiful and relaxing place to rest after travelling around the South cities for a week, and we did just that with Mas Augusta! We were thankful that after only a few hours notice this beautiful home would be available to us! We arrived on June 19th 2011 and stayed for 4 nights. Upon arrival the house exceeded our expectations! What a beautiful charming home. The decor was stunning, exactly what you envision when you think "French Country". The home was fully outfitted and included everything we would need for our stay. We loved travelling to Apt each day to the boulangerie to pick up our pain & baguette, wine & cheese! We were even more excited to return back to Mas Augusta each day to lay out by the beautiful pool. One of our favorite things during our stay was turning on the radio to a local french station while preparing dinner and spending our evenings out on the terrace. What a remarkable property, views and home! We were only disapointed to not be able to share this amazing home and experience with our family and friends. We do hope to return sometime in the future on our next trip to France!

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Weekly Rates


1 week2 weeks
March - May1880 euros3560 euros
June2400 euros4600 euros
July - August7000 euros
September2400 euros4600 euros
October1880 euros3560 euros


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

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 2 months before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 1000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 The house is for a maximum of 8 people.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen and towels once a week. Two-week minimum rental in July-August.

Cancellation policy
: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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