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Refurbished sheepfold in the heart of Luberon, with infinity swimming pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type mas
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

11 x 4 m infinity swimming pool overlooking La Loube small valley

In the heart of the Luberon,

In Bonnieux canton, in a classified site (Buoux hamlet) between Bonnieux, Apt, and Lourmarin

It is 55 km away from Avignon and 50 km away from Aix-en-Provence.

Sleeping capacity: It can accommodate 6 people (3 large beds and a put up bed for children).

This 14th century sheepfold features a heated infinity swimming pool that overlooks La Loube small valley and the lavender fields (swimming pool available from April the 4th to November the 14th).

The sheepfold is fully renovated and offers all comfort. It is really charming.

It enjoys an exceptional setting with a view of Luberon.

It is a dream place to enjoy the unspoiled nature.

You will relax and feel serene in the 150-sq.m terraced garden.

However, Bonnieux village is only 6 minutes away and the little town of Apt is 10 minutes away. There, you will find all shops facilities as well as renowned restaurants.

There are only 50 inhabitants in Buoux during the year, a village restaurant (La Loube inn), and Seguins inn (at the foot of the rock climbing cliffs and Buoux fort). You will also find good restaurants less than 10 minutes away:

Bamboo Thai and Pizzeria Nonni in Lourmarin,

Le Fournil in Bonnieux

Discover a gourmet restaurant 5 km away by car (Bastide de Capelongue in Bonnieux, 2 stars awarded by the Guide Michelin).

More Details

Owner
Emmanuel Ollivier
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Emmanuel Ollivier

I am a lawyer in Avignon. I own this sheepfold where I've lived for many years.

Emmanuel Ollivier purchased this mas in 2001

Why Emmanuel Ollivier chose Bonnieux

I am very attached to this house. Holiday makers love it and are satisfied when leaving.

What makes this mas unique

Enjoy the absolute calm and stargazing at night. Gianni, a goat shepherd from Sivergues, used to sit here when he tended to his flock in Buoux.

He admired the best place in Luberon...

Amenities

Bonnieux Mas Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mas
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Toilet 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Three double beds and a cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

4.2/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Refurbished sheepfold in the heart of Luberon, with infinity swimming pool
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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A very disappointing experience

  • 1 of 5

Our experience at this home was very disappointing

When we arrived on Saturday, the owner was away. Regrettably, the house was dirty which was an upsetting first impression. Plus absolutely no welcome materials or explanation how things worked. We were paying a lot per night so we expected some level of cleanliness. When we called the owner and asked him why the home was so dirty, he admitted that he had not arranged for a cleaner but would get one by Tuesday. This would have meant almost half our stay would have been in this unclean home.

Regrettably, this was not our only issue:

1) There were no notes or booklet explaining how things work, whether it was wifi, outside lighting, if there was an alarm, or how the stove worked or anything.

2) We could not make the front door lock and he was unable to clearly explain it to us. He admitted that earlier guests had complained about the same problem. As a result we slept the one night with the door unlocked.

3) The towels were unbelievably scratchy and coarse. They were very uncomfortable and seemed extremely old.

4) My wife tried to take a shower, but it was scalding hot and the temperature controls were not working to make the water colder. She had to get out as it was burning her. The shower was also very old and brown stained.

5) Worse still the bed was incredibly hard because the mattress was so thin and gave no support. We are not looking for a fancy bed but the mattress padding couldn’t have been more than 2 inches.

6) The icebox fridge was covered in frost and needed to be thawed.

7) Some of the chair covers were stained and the décor overall was tired and ‘make do.’ And various plugs didn’t work.

Individually, these issues are not huge, but taken as a whole they add up to a very unwelcoming stay and far from the expectations we had given the earlier reviews and the photographs on the website.

My wife and I don't need luxury at all, but there is a level of trust built into this arrangement and we felt very let down. This was our annual holiday, and, as a result of what we found, we decided that we could not stay there for the planned week. Instead we left after the first night and found a hotel for the rest of the stay, incurring more money to salvage our holiday.

Having left on the Sunday we wrote to the owner on Monday asking him to call us. He never replied, nor when I tried again on Wednesday. So sad, especially as I write this in a welcoming home that we are now enjoying.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clients anglo-saxons, madame avocate, Sans doute des intellectuels désappointés par le grand beau temps provençal qui n'était pas au rendez-vous. Beaucoup de choses inexactes : - C'est une bergerie en pierre très propre, pas un 5 étoiles luxe aux normes américaines, - la wifi fonctionne parfaitement, n'ont pas compris comment rentrer le code pourtant mentionné sur la box, - la porte d'entrée fonctionne normalement, à condition de bien vouloir prêter attention aux explications, - la salle de bains aussi, n'ont pas compris l'utilisation du mitigeur thermostatique, - les prises électriques aussi, mais certaines sont commandées par interrupteur, - la literie est certes ferme, mais très récente, J'ai tenté de les appeler le mardi, sans réponse.
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5

Peaceful Bergerie!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely bergerie in a remote valley in the Luberon. The stone house is 3 floors with plenty of room for our family of 6. Cozy kitchen, beautiful pool, lots of hiking trails around. Little drives to surrounding towns to weekly markets and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Parfait pour s'éloigner du stress de la ville et du quotidien. Pause de belle qualité

  • 5 of 5

Endroit inspirant et relaxant. Maison décorée avec goût en mettantven valeurs les vieilles pierres de la maison

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

super!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit zwei Ehepaaren in dem wunderschönen Haus. Wir hatten genug Platz, die Räume sind liebevoll eingerichtet, viele nette Details. Das erste Ferienhaus, wo wirklich auch in der Küche alles Notwendige vorhanden war. Herr Ollivier hat uns Ausflugstipps gegeben, war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Der Pool ist einfach wunderbar und der Blick auf den Luberon unbezahlbar. Wir können die Unterkunft uneingeschränkt weiterempfeh

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

nous pouvons recommande`cette location en tous.

  • 5 of 5

La maison, le pool et lènvironment sont superbes. Les vacances avec une famille de quatre personnes sont un plaisir.

Nous recommandons cette place a nos amis.

Nicola

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bonnieux – Lourmarin
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Avignon TGV station
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Southern Avignon
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Lourbe inn - Buoux
Car: necessary

Close to

Bonnieux: 5 Km

Lourmarin: 8 Km

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.