Bonnieux luxury villa - La Gardiole is a wonderful 18th century farmhouse with heated pool, which has been lovingly restored to a very high standard. It is light and spacious with vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. The owners have created a modern space whilst retaining the charm of the original house, characteristically built so the church steeple in Bonnieux could be seen from every room. Now, large arched windows also give far reaching views across the Luberon to Mont Ventoux.
Bonnieux is on the western side of the Luberon National Park, a wonderful region for touring, hiking and cycling with many beautiful hilltop villages to visit en route. There are shops, restaurants, a small museum and a Friday market near this Bonnieux luxury villa, although the biggest and best market in the region is in nearby Apt each Saturday. The Papal town of Avignon is just 25 miles away.
Enjoy a bottle of wine on the terrace in the evening and as the sun sets the floodlit castle at Lacoste comes into view. Once the property of the Marquis de Sade and now being refurbished by Pierre Cardin it is a beautiful sight at night time to be enjoyed from this Bonnieux luxury villa.
“For me the pictures say it all ... just look at the view. Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace with a chilled glass of wine or a coffee in hand, overlooking Mont Ventoux. . The house sits just below the charming village of Bonnieux, which has several bars and restaurants. I must mention the two-star Michelin restaurant Bastide de Capelongue, ideal for that special occasion: itís located just outside the village. In the middle of Bonnieux itself youíll be spoilt for choice, try Le Fournil on Place Carnot or Bleu de Toi - excellent meat and a lovely terrace overlooking the valley.”
Living room , vaulted ceiling, open fireplace, large French doors to covered terrace.
Open plan kitchen /dining room, vaulted ceiling, large French doors to covered terrace.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m or 1.80m), French doors to front garden for independent access, ensuite shower room , WC (also accessed from hallway).
Small salon with seating and kitchenette, French doors to covered terrace.
Guest shower room , WC.
Second living room (CD), French doors to terrace, open tread stairs to mezzanine TV room (TV/DVD) (horizontal railings - care with children).
Master double bedroom (1.80m), French doors to terrace (care with children), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite shower , WC.
Two twin/double bedrooms with access to terrace overlooking Bonnieux.
Large, open grounds with lawn, cherry orchard, olive trees. Covered rear terrace with outdoor seating and dining overlooking 13m x 6m heated infinity pool, views to Mont Ventoux. Pergola terrace to side of house. Additional vine covered terrace to front with views of Bonnieux (water feature . Stone steps down to infinity pool. Please note: A country road runs below the property so some road noise may be heard. Due to open grounds,water feature and some drops children must be supervised in the grounds.
Included: 3 hours midweek maid service. WiFi internet. Telephone for local calls only. Pool heating.
Extras: Additional maid Ä20 per hour. Winter heating at Ä200 per week.
We had a lovely time
We had a lovely time at the villa. It was very well-appointed, the house itself was lovely and the pool and grounds were great. It was also good to be within walking distance of Bonnieux.
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About The Location
- Bonnieux village 500 metres
- Lacoste 4 km
- Apt 11 km
- Gordes 12 km
- Aix-en-Provence 60 km
- Avignon TGV 50 km
- Tennis | Bike hire 500 metres
- Horse riding 58 km
- Golf | Canoeing | Fishing 16 km