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Perfect 18th Century Luxury Country House with every modern amenity and pool

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

18th Century Bastide with four beautifully appointed bedrooms all with bathrooms

In the heart of a small hamlet of the Luberon, only 5 minutes from Bonnieux, this magnificent 18th century 'Bastide' (French Manor House) has been perfectly refurbished and has kept all its authenticity.

From the moment you arrive you will be under its matchless spell, feeling welcomed and embraced: whether on the terraces and gardens, or in the rooms of the ancient Bastide, you are enveloped in a timeless peace, quiet and happiness.

The property offers 200 sq m of living space (beautiful fitted kitchen dining room with Lacanche cooker, magnificent sitting room room with open log burning fireplace, grand hall, second sitting room with media centre, 4 luxurious bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms).

Excellent free high speed wifi connection & good mobile phone reception.

Magnificent gardens of 3,000 sq m with fruit trees and Mediterranean scents. Wonderfully situated 12M x 4M swimming pool and summer kitchen on second terrace level. Panoramic views of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon. Comfortable shaded outside areas with comfortable chairs, tables & loungers for relaxing and eating al fresco.

Sitting at the outside terrace or at the farmhouse table in the kitchen with the view of the Luberon as the sun rises and sets, is startlingly beautiful. At night the Marquis de Sade's chateau above Lacoste, which is directly opposite a few miles across the valley, is illuminated and incredibly romantic.

More Details

Owner
Nick Morant
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Nick Morant

I am a Tech Entrepreneur & Corporate Financier based in London, and a would be writer. I split my time beween London and La Bastide, which is our much loved home for myself and my three young adult children.

Nick Morant purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Nick Morant chose Bonnieux

I love France and particularly Provence and have spent many a happy holiday exploring the area looking for the perfect home. I came across La Bastide during a long walk - as I rounded a bend there it was - the house of my dreams in the most idyllic position. It had everything I wanted - architectural merit, beauty and charm, gorgeous terraced gardens facing towards the long afternoon sun with views unsurpassed. But I had no idea that it was on the market so filed it away in the back of my mind as the house of my dreams. Then low and behold one gloomy English winter's day I come across it on the internet and it was for sale. The rest is history.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

La Bastide is a house with real history and positioned on the hills looking down over the Luberon valley is in a magical and private location. We love the peace of the place and how it lives in its landscape amongst the vines, cherries, olives and other produce of the region. From the house one can walk down into the vineyards or up into the Luberon mountains. La Bastide has been authentically restored by local artisans who knew how to keep the enchanting charm of this beautiful house, whilst adding modern luxuries. Every piece of furniture in the house has been chosen with care, some from the antique markets in Paris and some in the local region. The house makes a wonderful place to explore or it can be the place you never leave and just relax completely. Our guests, our friends and our family fall in love with the house, and many local friends say that it is perhaps the best house in the whole region.

The house is run by a house manager Sally and her husband Scott who live locally and both speak fluent English and French. They are devoted to the house and highly valued. The house will of course be prepared for your arrival and for each week of your stay 6 hours of cleaning is also included. Scott comes once a week to care for the garden and pool. Sally is able to organise most things that would make your stay perfect including a chef at home, nanny's and babysitting, spa treatments, horse riding, golf, booking restaurants and advising on local activities such as visiting markets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this lovely house set in the hills of the Luberon Valley. Settle in for the week. Wake up each morning, venture to Bonnieux for pastries then enjoy them out by the pool while you watch the valley wake up beneath you. Drive to the market at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to buy food for the week and treasures for your loved ones back home. As the evening descends, watch for the lights of nearby Lacoste to appear--you'll hike there from Bonnieux the next morning and delight in getting lost. Make sure to enjoy a catered meal in the house--Brigitt makes a mean Soup Pistou. And if you don't know what to do, Sally knows--just ask.
Sep 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bonnieux in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No wedding parties, stag or hen parties or groups or similar
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Downstairs toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Double (can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house is run by our house manager who lives locally. She is fluent in English (mother tongue) & French.The house will be prepared for your arrival, with 2 x 3 hours of housekeeping included in the tariff for each week of your stay. The gardener also comes once a week and also maintains the pool. We provide a welcome pack, including wine from the terroir by the house, and luxury toileteries for all guests to make sure you want for nothing on arrival at La Bastide. We are able to organise many things for you including booking restaurants or organising a chef at home for you, babysitting or an au pair, and local activities including bicycles to hire, golf, horse riding, or kayaking down the nearby river Sorgue. We also provide all visitors with our own guide to our favourite places / restaurants / activities in the area well before your visit.

Reviews

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Perfect 18th Century Luxury Country House with every modern amenity and pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful, classic Provencal home

  • 5 of 5

The property is a classical Provencal home with all the charm one would expect but also all the modern amenities one would expect. Outstanding, romantic view of the Luberon Valley and close to town for all you would need. Owner is excellent. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five-star experience in a house full of love

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes pictures just can’t do a house justice. I spent three years running international M&A for a major US hotel chain where I was responsible for finding luxury and high-end boutique properties across Europe and this house rivaled anything I saw during that period. The furnishings were gorgeous and allowed the age and the beauty of the house to shine.

Staying at Nick’s House felt like staying at a friend or family member’s house. The bedding and towels were sumptuous and Nick stocked the house with olive-based toiletries produced by a friend’s nearby farm. A fully-equipped kitchen allows you to cook lovely meals at home. Nick’s house manager welcomes you to the house and has thoughtful suggestions and helpful hints for getting around the area. If you get the chance you should ask Sally to book in a night or two with Alexis, a young chef who will come and prepare a beautiful meal and serve it to you on the stunning terrace.

My friends and I vacation together every summer and brought our kids here to spend some time before they head off to college for the first time. Thanks to Nick, Sally and this glorious house, we had a vacation to remember.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

La Bastide was everything our family hoped for. The physical property is gorgeous and perfectly maintained. Everything you could want is there. The view is breathtaking and the calm evoked is intoxicating. We had a a marvelous week in Provençe, but everyone agreed that dining outside at sundown was their favorite experience. Thank you Nick and Sally-Ann for making this a perfect week.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exquisite, authentic, immaculate, serene, convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of eight spent a blissful week at La Bastide. Among our favorite things: the authentic Provencal decor, which lends a timeless, serene beauty to the immaculate rooms. The panoramic view from the kitchen window and the brilliant sunsets. Morning coffee and figs from the tree in the garden at the big scrubbed pine kitchen table. Evening wine outside while the sun slips over the mountains. Nick's eclectic and absorbing library. Sally's expert care, cheerful support, and her lovely family . Marie as our guest chef for a magical Provencal dinner. I could go on and on with reasons to love La Bastide; suffice it to say that we have already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of our warm welcome we all felt at home in the relaxed beauty of La Bastide. It provided the perfect setting for our family to regroup and spend some much valued quality time together. The house was well equipped with everything we needed from barbecuing by the pool to candlelit evenings on the upper terrace. Nick provided a lot of really useful information which made our planning of trips out very easy and Sally -Ann was at hand to help with anything we might need without being intrusive. La Bastide is a fabulous house in a very beautiful and unspoilt part of Provence where some very special memories have been created for us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly vacation

  • 5 of 5

We returned for a second time this year, and had another heavenly vacation at La Bastide des Chapelins. Four couples, all good friends, in total comfort in this capacious highly functional home. We love the countryside for painting, bike riding and touring; the vineyards for tasting and buying local wines; the local people for their friendliness. Great nearby restaurant choices if you want to go out; fabulous local markets and great working kitchen if you choose to stay in. Nick is an attentive landlord, and Sally nails the details.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Marseille Marignane
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bonnieux village
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Isle sur la Sorgue
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Bonnieux (Le Fournil)
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Marseille / Cassis / Bandol
Car: recommended

La Bastide near Bonnieux is an authentic 18th century manor house, updated with every modern luxury but keeping its original character, in the heart of the Luberon. Found in a quiet hamlet just minutes from the perched village of Bonnieux, La Bastide is set in 3,000 sq m of beautiful gardens over several levels, with a swimming pool and stunning views over the hills and surrounding villages of Lacoste, Gordes and Goult.

Just 45 minutes from Avignon and 1 hr from Marseille the landscape of Provence with its lavenders, olive groves and vineyards, the unspoiled French charm of the local towns with their daily markets and the gourmet experiences in local restaurants will seduce you.

Whether your passion is wine, food, local markets, golf, spa pampering, horse riding or simply relaxing La Bastide is perfectly positioned.

Whatever the occasion, La Bastide will provide a beautiful setting to relax and indulge. Available for weekly rental all year round. Also available for longer term rentals.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £897.28

Dates: We are happy to discuss different dates / changeover etc outside the typical High & Shoulder seasons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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