About the property
- Farmhouse3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 Large bedrooms, 4 S Bs or walk-in shower, WC 5.
Facing the village of Bonnieux, large restored farmhouse with enclosed courtyard and heated infinity pool. Quality restoration, aged marble floors. On the ground floor, a beautiful entrance hall (cloakroom and guest WC) with a majestic staircase, living room with fireplace and stereo, semi-professional kitchen (piano, American fridge), laundry with washer and dryer, entry service. Room with bed 160, TV, bathroom with separate toilet.
1st: bedroom with 160 bed and bathroom (jacuzzi), toilet and a bedroom with 160 bed and walk-in shower room and wc. A TV room (DVD) loft above the living room.
In the 2nd, a room with a bed of 140 and a big room with four beds of 90 share a room of shower and toilets.
From the courtyard you can access a wrought iron (security) gateway to a pool area with an overflow pond of 12.5 x 5.5 meters, the water is heated from April if necessary until 01/10. with two terraces, one partially covered with views of the Luberon, Bonnieux and Lacoste Castle. The courtyard, authentic and flowers, will protect you from the wind: the adjoining pergola to the kitchen will allow you to eat outside (barbecue and plancha).
Petanque and parking in front of the house (not closed).
At the heart of the golden triangle of the Luberon, a few steps from the bike path, 5 minutes from several villages and all shops, 45 minutes from Avignon or Aix
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Magical in many ways. Impressive. Classic. But...
This place is special.
Driving up to the house is always a delight. It is a beautiful old building that sits all by itself commanding its immediate environs. It has a sense of calm and timelessness. No noisy neighbors, nobody looking down on you.
This house begs you to enjoy the moment. Go ahead, open another bottle of rose. Play petanque out front. In the mornings open the shutters and look at the green hills. Sit on the terrace and soak in the sun. Have a cocktail and watch another beautiful sunset.
The many meals we prepared in the big kitchen and then slowly devoured in the courtyard were all special. The family reunion we hosted, with a giant paella, lots of wine, music and dancing couldn’t have been more memorable.
So why only 4 stars?
The house is finished in a casual way. The big renovation work was done well, but some details leave a lot to be desired. If you are renting it for a week as a summer house, one where laughing kids will be jumping in and out of the pool, running around with wet feet and wet bottoms on the couch, all very casual, its perfect.
We rented the place for 6 weeks. And this is where “casual” to the point of borderline neglect came to be, day by day, less than wonderful.
- The ceiling in the bedroom downstairs is not fully finished, and almost every night tiny little bits of plaster fall on you.
- For the love of god, do not turn on the jets in the bathtub. The horror that came out…
- 40F degree nights and the heating didn’t work. It took a week to get it repaired. We used the fireplaces. A lot.
- The igniters for the burners on the stove don’t work. Told repairman coming. Six weeks and 4 boxes of matches later, still didn’t work.
- The trundle bed in the loft was so infested with dust-mites that the person who slept in it just one night needed urgent medical attention the next day. Seriously, it was very, very bad.
- We counted over a dozen scorpions in the house.
- The wasps love the fig tree, the pool, and most of all the downstairs bedroom.
- The pool is not heated. We used it 1 week out of six due to cold September nights cooling it way down.
- The landscaping is neglected with dead vines and trees.
- The laundry lines are dilapidated and unusable.
Now you might read all this and think we had a terrible time. We didn’t.
Yes, it needs some real TLC, but despite all the issues it still holds a lot of magic. It is a casual, slightly worn, slightly unfinished slice of Provencal paradise.
The house is beautiful. We couldn't have been happier. There is always somewhere to sit in sun or shade, the pool is lovely and deep, the area at the far end perfect for sunbathing and reading. The kitchen is very well equipped, the bathrooms great, nothing negative to say!
The location is superb; near Apt, Bonnieux, Lourmarin etc. Markets every day, and wonderful cycle paths for those who like to cycle. We were warmly welcomed by the housekeeper Laurence and her daughter, and Laurence continued to help us out throughout the week. We'd love to come again.
Luberon, a few steps from the bike path that connects Apt Cavaillon.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25 % d'arrhes demandés à la réservation et le solde un mois avant la location.Le linge est fourni ainsi que trois heures de ménage hebdomadaire . 500 euros demandés de caution. Possibilités en Avril, Mai , Juin et Septembre de louer la maison pour 6 personnes maximum et pour 1650 euros la semaine.