The house is formerly an old stone Provence farmhouse close to Bonnieux, with large pool and its own lavender field, and very non-traditional, designer decor. Bedrooms are spacious and en suite, bathrooms are superb, furnishings are high-end. This is a luxury rental house for 10 people + 4 on sofa-beds. The layout of the rooms makes it ideal for groups or families wanting the possibility of independence, but with spaces to all join up. Two of the bedrooms are designed like luxury hotel rooms over two floors and include their own living room and kitchen.
Living Room: A bright room with sofas and fireplace at one end and sleek designer kitchen at the other, opening to the terrace and pool through big french doors, and on the other side to the dining room. There is TV/DVD and WiFi internet throughout.
Kitchen: In the main living room and designed to be unobtrusive, with white goods concealed and a long white work-top to blend into the room. The kitchen has induction stove, oven, dishwasher, and double fridge under the worktop.
Dining Room: Adjoining the kitchen in a conservatory-style extension, providing a shaded place for meals, as an alternative to the main terrace facing south.
Laundry Room: With washing machine.
Guest WC: On the ground floor, next to the dining room.
The house sleeps up to 14 people, with 5 large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms sleeping 10, and two sofa-beds that can accommodate another 4 people. Sofa-beds are in the same space as the bedrooms so are better suited for children. There are no doors between a bedroom and its bathrooms/WC, everything is in one large space. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1: This is a vast suite over two floors with living room downstairs. In one large space upstairs are the solid wooden bed and en suite bathroom, with a fireplace as separator. The bed is 1.8m/6ft wide, and the room has a private balcony with deckchairs looking out over pool and lavender field. The bathroom has double his ‘n hers walk-in showers, pedestal bath, double basin and WC. Downstairs the living room has fireplace and fully equipped kitchen, TV/DVD with English and French channels, and Apple TV. The living room also has a sofa-bed with the possibility of sleeping 2 children.
Bedroom 2: The second bedroom suite is accessed up steps from the garden level. This has a double-height living room with kitchen, TV/DVD with Apple TV, and views out to three sides of the property. On the same level is the bathroom with walk-in shower, pedestal bath, double basins and a stunning tile mosaic. On the mezzanine level above this is the 1.8m/6ft-wide box spring bed.
Bedroom 3: A ground floor bedroom with access from the courtyard, the room has a 1.8m/6ft-wide box spring bed and a separate area with sofa-bed for up to 2 children. The room opens out through french doors to two outdoor sitting areas. Through an arch is the bathroom with walk-in shower, pedestal bath, double basins and WC.
Bedroom 4: A ground floor bedroom with access from the courtyard, the room has a 1.8m/6ft-wide box spring bed and a pedestal bath in the bedroom. French doors open to its terrace with sunset view to the west. En suite is the bathroom with walk-in shower, double basins and WC.
Bedroom 5: Accessed up steps from the dining room, this room has a balcony looking over the pool and lavender field, and a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed facing the stone fireplace, with a pedestal bath, walk-in shower, double basins, and WC.
The property has 2.8 ha (7 acres) of land, including a 5-acre lavender field. Along the front of the house runs the terrace with outdoor dining, and then it is the pool with lawn to the side, and the lavender field beyond that. There is a great view of the Luberon mountain, and the perched, hill-top villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste.
The pool measures 13m x 7m (42 x 23ft) and is heated in the shoulder months to extend the swimming season. The pool has an electronic sliding cover for security. The poolhouse offers a shaded lounging area as well as a stone barbecue.
To the side of the house is a walled garden with a hammock on the lawn and another shaded outside table. At the back is a boules/petanque playing area.
The property has plenty of off-street parking. Also on the grounds and out of the way is the caretakers’ cottage: the caretakers are an English couple who know the area very well and can help with problems or local advice. One of the services they can provide is a daily breakfast delivery.Get the full listing »