Bastide du BonheurFrance, Provence

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What we love

  • Two pools, spa and tennis court
  • Set in 60 acres of private land
  • A 5-minute walk from Lourmarin

Located in the heart of Luberon, Bastide du Bonheur is an incredibly spacious estate that sleeps up to 34 people over 15 sumptuous bedrooms and suites. A luxurious residence that retains its traditional French features, the villa is a five-minute walk from Lourmarin, one of France's most picturesque villages. The town of Bonnieux is 15 minutes away by car across a tapestry of vineyards and orchards, while Gordes and Aix-en-Provence can both be reached in a 45-minute drive. Surrounded by 60 acres of private land and immaculate landscaped gardens, this is the ideal destination for travellers looking for seclusion and total escapism.

Bastide du Bonheur is the perfect place for conjuring up a spirit of joie de vivre among close friends and family. The historic stone buildings offer ample space and afford a host of exceptional amenities. The main house comprises 12 bedrooms, while the second building on the site contains 2 en-suite queen-size bedrooms and one king, suitable for guests with reduced mobility or those in search of extra privacy. The outdoor space is a haven dedicated to rejuvenation with two pools, a spa, a hammam – or Turkish bath – and a massage table. A tennis court completes the picture, and the al fresco dining layout can host up to 34 guests.

Spend hazy days meandering through the rolling countryside on horseback or mountain bike. Indulge your appetite for culture by immersing yourself in the galleries, boutiques and high-end restaurants of Lourmarin. Head to Aix-en-Provence to sample a taste of authentic local life at Les Deux Garcons, the region's legendary brasserie. Tackle the Route des Vins for a taste of the world’s finest wine, or simply bask in the warmth of the French sun on the poolside loungers. However you choose to unwind and recharge, Bastide du Bonheur will provide the ultimate Provençal getaway.

Features

  • Maid
  • Private Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • TV

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In-Depth Villa Details

Bedrooms

15 bedroom/ 15 bathrooms sleeps 34

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

Mas la Romaine:

Bedroom 6 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Ideal for people with reduced mobility, or personnel.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

Main Bastide:

Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with Queen bed and large en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, separate WC).

Bedroom 2 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC).

Mas la Romaine:

Bedroom 7 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Bedroom 8 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Bedroom 9 - Queen bed on mezzanine, sitting room, and separate bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC). Access by a stoned staircase to the terrace and courtyard.

Bedroom 10 - King bed (or 2 single) on mezzanine with a separate bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Bedroom 11 - King bed (or 2 single) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Bedroom 12 - King bed (or 2 single) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Note: The two bedrooms with mezzanine can each accommodate 4 people (2 adults + 2 kids).

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

Main Bastide:

Bedroom 3 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC).

Bedroom 5 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Charming stone cottage (formerly a silk farm):

Modern Kitchen fully equipped

Ground floor:

Bedroom 13 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

First floor:

Bedroom 14 - King bed (or 2 single) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Bedroom 15 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Second cottage house on the property with private pool:

Available at additional cost - Please inquire:

Kitchen, dining and sitting rooms

Bedroom 16, 17, 18, 19 : Bedrooms with large beds and en-suite bathrooms.

Inside

1000 sqm living space

Broadband Internet/ WiFi

Satellite TV with English News Channels

Most of bedrooms are equipped with TVs

Cd player/ stereo

iPod Dock (speaker base)

Smoking room (British furniture) with TV and air conditioning

Fans If required

Fully Equipped Modern Kitchens including Dishwashers in the Bastide and in Mas la Romaine

Chambre froide / Cold room

Laundry with Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer

Iron and Ironing Board

Hair dryers

Indoor dining tables can be arranged for up to 28 guests

Outdoor Dining for 34 people

Wood Burning Fireplace

Brand new Gym room

English-speaking House Manager

Caretakers living on an adjacent property

Baby Crib/ Cot and high Chair if needed

All linens provided

Pool towels

Outside

Sun Loungers

Pool House

Brand new Spa and Hammam

Massage table

Outdoor Terraces

Outdoor Dining for 34 People

Two Gas BBQs

Shaded and Grassy areas

XVII century old secured Basin with Koi fishes

Tennis court

Foot table

Private Parking

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 20m x 5m and 5m x 3m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The main large pool is ideal for swimming and located about 75 m from the buildings. Beautiful views on the hills around. 
A smaller heated pool is set in the courtyard of the Mas la Romaine. Gym, Spa, Hammam, Massage Table.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning is included, as well as 3 maid hours per day hours (4 hours for 15 bedrooms, 5 hours for 18 bedrooms) per week. Please inquire for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon Mountain villages; Route des vins; Music festivals in Provence

Local Markets
Sunday: Jouques

Monday: Lauris and Cadenet

Tuesday: Cucuron

Wednesday: Pertuis

Thursday: La Roque d'Antheron

Friday: Lourmarin

Saturday: Apt & Pertuis

Local Restaurants 
Aix en Provence
Bonnieux
Buoux
Cucuron
Goult
Joucas
Lacoste
Lourmarin
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Ménerbes

Within Walking distance
The village of Lourmarin is just 1 kilometer from the property.

Groceries
Small shops in the village,larger stores in Lauris at 10 minutes by car.

Locale

Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees.

A very animated village in the summer due to its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and boutiques, Lourmarin attracts many visitors.

There is a 15th and 16thc, castle that has peculiar stairs to see and magnificent apartments to admire (only the Renaissance part of the castle is open to the public).

In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse youself in the gentil Provençal ambience.

The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here.

In fact he was buried in the Lourmarin cemetary.

In such esthetic surroundings and so lively an atmosphere, it is really the place to be in the Luberon in the summer months.

What to see:

"Boite a Sel" belfry. Romanesque church St. Andre.

Listed temple. Villa Medicis de Provence Castle (16thc,).

Provençal bastides (16th, 18thc.).

Activities:

Friday morning market. Hiking.

Horseback riding. Mountain biking.

Swimming pool. Tennis. Archery.

Minigolf. Fishing in the Durance (4km.).

Summer events: Theater, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, local fairs.

Getting here
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
 

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