PROVENCAL MAS IN 11 ACRES WITH LARGE POOL. SLEEPS 9

Lewis More O'Ferrall

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PROVENCAL MAS IN 11 ACRES WITH LARGE POOL. SLEEPS 9

Bonnieux Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4.5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 9 Sleeps With Mountain Views

The house which is available for a minimum of one week, (in August it is a minimum of 2 weeks) is a classical Provencal Mas which sleeps nine, a farmhouse with a history dating back to the Roman era. Now an airy, tranquil, 4 bedroom, comfortable home in the hills between the Petit Luberon and Grand Luberon Mountains, it lies in it's own peaceful eleven acres of almond trees, truffle oaks and gentle rolling garrigue set in open countryside. The house has been sympathetically renovated to a high standard and is spacious and well equipped. Outside, the lawned gardens are on two levels. The lower, with a large south-facing terrace covered in fruiting vines, is ideal for sun bathing, al fresco eating and generally lazing in the perfumed Provencal air. The upper, which is gated to meet the current pool safety regulations and affords discreet protection for families with children, has a large swimming pool (17m x 6m) surrounded by lawns, a well-stocked shrub garden and old farm buildings. There is ample pool and garden furniture and a Weber barbecue. The house has WiFi, internet, satellite TV, DVD, phone etc.

Ground Floor:

Large fully equipped kitchen with large centre island stone worktop with dishwasher, large refrigerator, microwave, four-ring gas hob, electric oven and all the cooking utensils you could wish for. Dining room with cool, limestone ceramic floor, oak dining table and a door opening onto the lower lawn. Large living room with vaulted ceilings, huge open fireplace, vast sofas, satellite TV, video, DVD & CD player, a view to the east and double doors to the south-facing terrace. There is Cloakroom and, adjoining the kitchen, a laundry room with extra large refrigerator and dryer.

First Floor:

Master bedroom (Super-king bed) carpeted with high, sloped, beamed ceiling, and its own limestone bathroom with both bath and shower. Steps lead down to the garden and pool. A further carpeted double bedroom (King bed) with beamed ceiling and French doors overlooking terrace and pool; a carpeted twin bedroom with the same view (plus en-suite WC and basin) and a carpeted single bedroom, also with baby's cot. Additional spacious limestone bathroom with bath, shower, bidet and basin.

Top Floor:

One double carpeted bedroom (Queen bed) with beamed ceilings and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC, overlooking gardens, pool and orchard.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed your house in the Provence so much, that we would like to rent it again in two years and this time for at least 2 weeks. We did so many excursions from there and still only explored half of it. So again, thanks very much. The kids loved the pool and the freedom to roam around. The house is very comfortable and wonderfully furnished with many nooks and crannies. And it is so private. I liked to hang out the laundry every day in the open air. It always dried in 2 hours time with the blowing warm wind.

Again, we love to thank you and be in touch in a year for a rental in the summer of 2015. It truly is a gem.



JS and Family. Chicago.
Aug 2013
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Lewis More O'Ferrall

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Speaks english

I am a retired film producer, now a photographer living and working in London.

Lewis More O'Ferrall purchased this farmhouse in 1990

La Teyssière lies at the very heart of the French department of Vaucluse, one of the smallest departments in France; some might argue that it is also one of the most beautiful and alluring. The house is situated in the Luberon National Park, now a designated Unesco World “Man and Biosphere” Reserve Region, a region blessed with the soft climate typical of the Mediterranean. It is bordered by the Luberon Vally to the North, the Rhone Valley to the West, the Durance Valley to the South, and the Alpine foothills to the East. The area has a contrasted relief (plains, gorges, plateaus, cliffs...)and a diversified river system. All these factors give rise to a wide diversity of microclimates and habitats.

With its varied countryside where lavender fields, vineyards, ochre and red-tinted hills predominate, this area has always attracted visitors but it is still possible to leave the crowds behind and explore its wonders in the tranquility of its hill-top towns & villages, its spectacular valleys, mountains, paths and rivers, its beautiful olive groves and cherry-orchards, its fields of cypress, sunflowers, and rosemary, the winding back roads and lanes and, most of all, via its breathtaking views.

Steeped in a fascinating history from the prehistoric to the modern day via the Roman Empire, the Papal wars, the Resistance Movement of WW11 and much, much more, Vaucluse continues to haunt and fascinate its visitors with the wonders of its unique flora and fauna, its cuisine, the glory of its fresh produce and its superlative wines from the Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux, and Cotes du Luberon.

If………….. you can handle waking up to a soft Mediterranean sun rising behind the nearby Luberon Mountain range before easing your way down a flight of ancient steps across a lawn to a large swimming pool where the call of bee eaters, the sight of a soaring eagle and the aroma of Provence are the biggest test your senses will face all morning, then La Teyssiere might just a place to awaken.

If a warm shower in a limestone bathroom chased by a breakfast of Carpentras melon, freshly baked croissants and rich, black coffee downed in the shade of a Tamarind tree, in a world in which the warm air is only occasionally disturbed by a gentle perfumed breeze, in a garden where only natural sounds prevail, is of any appeal to you then La Teyssiere could be a place to kick-start your day.

If the difficult choice of your most challenging activity lies between lying back on a comfortable chaise immersed in the book you’d promised yourself you would read, and immersing yourself in a refreshing pool when the temperature was more than you could bear and then deciding whether a glass of local organically produced vin rosé was a better option than its white cousin, then this could find its way onto your list of places to spend a morning.

If watching the fading sunlight effortlessly ease the easterly mountain view into silhouette as the moon rises and you amble through as many courses of dinner as you can muster before turning to candlelit conversation under stars you never dream you’d ever see is your idea of how to spend an evening which ends to the sound of cicadas and scoop owls, then trawl through this website……………you might just be on to something when considering where to spend a summer week or two!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Provencal Mas In 11 Acres with Large Pool. Sleeps 9
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Bonnieux Luberon
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FABULOUS EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Our family all agrees the best part of our vacation this summer was our stay at La Teyssiere in Bonnieux! The home, which is even better in person, was perfect for us - lots of room to spread out with great outdoor living space, all very clean and well maintained. And, the location was perfect too. We enjoyed fresh croissants from the local pastry shop in Bonnieux every morning, would visit the surrounding towns in the afternoon and then return for swimming, reading, eating in or dining out in one of the many great restaurants we discovered in Bonnieux. No one was ready to leave and we all can't wait to return someday! I would highly recommend this property for a true Provencal experience!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Bonnieux Luberon
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FANTASTIC RENTAL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have just spent a wonderful week at La Teyssiere, along with five friends. The setting of the house is quite stunning, in the heart of the Luberon valley just a short drive from the pretty hillside town of Bonnieux. The house itself is a beautiful, cared-for property, which feels much more comfortable and homely than other similar rentals. It has stylish decor, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, modern and plentiful appliances, and, most importantly for us, ample entertaining space. These include a huge living room leading out onto a great terrace, and a lovely dining room attached to a well laid out kitchen. The house is incredibly welcoming; it has a relaxed layout and feel, and its features combine a charming sense of old and new.

With it being mid-May, we were extremely lucky with the weather (or perhaps it is always like this!) - gorgeously sunny and warm all week, with only one cloudy day. Days were spent lounging on the fantastic terrace by the pool (going for the occasional quite nippy but refreshing dip!), evenings around the dining room table or out on the terrace with home cooked local produce washed down with plenty of vin rouge.

The area is very peaceful, with some short local walks leading to panoramic views across the valley, and delightfully still evenings. However there are also plenty of small towns to explore and visit local markets, or head to for an evening demi-pression or dinner. As the closest, Bonnieux is sweet and picturesque, with several bars, restaurants and amenities. Others nearby are Apt, Loumarine and Goult, which are all worth a look.

Overall, we had a fabulous holiday at La Teyssiere, I'm so glad we chose it. In fact we enjoyed it so much that we've already enquired about availability next year!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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PERFECT VILLA IN A HEVENLY LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
Everything was just first class , the area is hard to beat, the location of the villa is near the village even though you feel you are near no one, the villa itself is so tastefully and carefully done, the swimming pool is one you can swim properly in.
There are some great restaurants and villages near by.
A perfect place to relax in, we really enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bonnieux Luberon
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HOUSE REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at La Teyssiere. The house itself is in a gorgeous, quiet setting. It's large, very comfortable, and well furnished. There was a very helpful house guide with plenty of suggestions of places to see, things to do and restaurants to eat at. Dining al fresco at the house offered a lovely alternative with a huge table for up to ten people. The terrace is very large with lawns around it and where one can lounge on a range of outdoor furniture. Great to have lunch/dinner looking on to the mountains to the east. There is a large pool in the upper garden with plenty of chaises. The Luberon area it's self is lovely for walks and all the local towns are incredibly picturesque with plenty of markets to explore and restaurants and bars to eat and drink in. Local shops are full of good produce and make cooking at home such a joy. I thoroughly recommend it.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Aeroport De Provence (Marignane), Marseilles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Marseilles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
A7
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Les Laurons
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Le Terrail
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Saumane
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bonnieux
Car: necessary

Located in the national parc at the axis of the Grande and Petit Luberon mountain ranges. Equidistant from the beautiful cities Aix-en-Provence and Avignon and close to the Luberon villages of Menerbes, Gordes, Goult, Roussilon, Bonnieux, Boux, Saignon and Ansouis.

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Availability & Rates

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Bonnieux Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,400
 
 
Late Summer/Early Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,975
€12,750
 
 
Early summer
May 17 - Jun 13
7 night minimum stay
€3,150
€13,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,150
€13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Check-in at 4pm. Check-out by 11am.
One third payment on booking, remainder 60 days before occupation or less for late bookings
Notes Rentals are Saturday to Saturday.
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Amenities

Bonnieux Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Adjoined to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , Independent bathroom serving bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is en-suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , En-suite to bedroom 3
  • See 'bedrooms' above
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Top of three floors with own en-suite shower etc.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and stairs to terrace
  • Master bedroom (Super-king bed) carpeted with high, sloped, beamed ceiling, and its own limestone bathroom with both bath and shower. Steps lead down to the garden and pool. A further carpeted double bedroom (King bed) with beamed ceiling and French doors overlooking terrace and pool; a carpeted twin bedroom with the same view (plus en-suite WC and basin) and a carpeted single bedroom, also with baby's cot. Additional spacious limestone bathroom with bath, shower, bidet and basin. One more double carpeted bedroom (Queen bed) with beamed ceilings and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC, overlooking gardens, pool and orchard.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Cleaning each Wednesday morning. A cook can be arranged for any meals...prepared in advance or during your stay.
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