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Mas Vignes Folles is a 200-year old stone mas (farmhouse), comprising two houses: THE OLD HOUSE which sleeps 4 and THE GARDEN HOUSE which sleeps 6. Both houses are built around a central, walled courtyard which is totally secure and which features a superb mulberry tree providing shade in summer. There is also a soothing fountain and arched gateway to the terrace, garden and beautiful infinity swimming pool. The houses are not rented out separately.
The house is surrounded by vineyards, cherry orchards, and lavender fields in an area criss-crossed with walks and off-road cycle rides. It is located 2.5 kilometers from the picturesque, hill-top village of Bonnieux, one of the prettiest Provencal villages in the Luberon.
The village has an excellent butcher, baker, range of restaurants, and interesting shops. Other unique beauty spots such as Gordes, Menerbes, Goult, Roussillon, and Fontaine de Vaucluse are near at hand. For antiques lovers, the unique town of Isle sur la Sorgue, just 30 minutes away, with its plethora of antique and bric a brac shops and the famous weekend markets, make it an unmissable spot.
ACCOMMODATION - The house has been refurbished to the highest standards with interesting fabrics and country antiques.
THE OLD HOUSE comprises two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and a sitting room.
THE GARDEN HOUSE comprises 3 twin-bedded rooms with 3 bathrooms and a utility room/kitchen.
All rooms have double aspect.
THE OLD HOUSE
Ground Floor: Kitchen - the front door opens into a large stone-vaulted kitchen which incorporates a dining table (seats 12). The kitchen is fully equipped with double oven, hob, large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, etc. Terracotta floors and thick walls with windows overlooking the vineyard and garden create a typical Provencal farmhouse ambiance. Music centre provided.
Sitting Room - with double vaulted stone ceiling, leads from the kitchen and features a stunning, period, open fireplace. The room is elegantly furnished and has views over the boule pitch and vineyard with glazed doors leading into the courtyard. Interesting antique paintings and works of art make this a superbly relaxing room. A television with satellite connections offering BBC, CNN etc is provided.
First Floor - terracotta tiled stairs lead to the first floor which comprises: Master Bedroom - large bedroom with King size bed and views over the vineyard and Mont Ventoux to the front and garden and courtyard to the rear. En suite tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and separate water closet.
Bedroom Two - large bedroom with large, double-size bed and views over the vineyard and Mont Ventoux to the front and garden and courtyard to the rear.
Bathroom - adjacent tiled bathroom on landing incorporating full-size bath, shower over, and water closet.
Across the courtyard, just a few feet away,you will find
THE GARDEN HOUSE
Ground Floor: Utility Room/Kitchen incorporating cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer, large refrigerator and freezer, etc.
Bedroom Three - large bedroom with twin beds (double if you prefer) and en suite, walk-in, tiled shower and basin. Views over garden and courtyard.
Shower room - with water closet and walk-in tiled shower, is adjacent to Bedroom Three.
First Floor: Bedroom Four - large bedroom with twin beds (double if you prefer) and views over garden.
Bedroom Five - large bedroom with twin beds (double if you prefer) and views over garden and courtyard.
Beds can be joined together to make doubles.
Bathroom - adjacent to Bedrooms Four and Five incorporating basin and walk-in, tiled shower.
Separate Water Closet - adjacent to bathroom.
OUTSIDE: The farmhouse is approached by a long, private drive and is surrounded by 3.5 acres of land including two acres of vines. The house has magnificent views of the surrounding hills including Mont Ventoux some 30 miles away and the Luberon Valley.
Large abris (open-fronted roof tiled covered areas) and a built-in charcoal barbecue create a charming ambiance in which to relax or dine within the courtyard. An arched gate leads from the totally secure courtyard to the terrace, also an ideal spot for dining, and the delightful garden. The swimming pool (12-meters by six-meters), set between lavender beds, helps create the perfect Provencal setting.
Sports enthusiasts should note the fully fenced, all-weather, surface tennis court, as well as the boule pitch which overlooks the vineyards and Mont Ventoux.
ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES: Whether you just want to chill out and relax by the pool, play tennis or boule at the house, or venture further afield - whatever your choice - the house is ideally situated. It is a perfect start point for many walks and cycle rides and details such as cycle hire, horse riding, and many other local activities are provided at the house.
There are several excellent golf courses in the general area.
The local villages, each with their own colourful weekly markets which are the very essence of Provence, are well worth a visit.
Further afield, Avignon, Arles, Nimes, and Marseilles, with their culture and history, offer a welcome change to the peaceful life in the Luberon.
There are international music and drama festivals every summer including memorable concerts in the hill-top church at Bonnieux.
There are many beautiful beaches to enjoy including Cassis, a charming fishing village, near Marseilles. Cannes, with its hustle, bustle, and glamour, is approximately two-and-one-half hours away.
Provence is well-known for its great restaurants, cafes, and bars, and there are numerous in the various villages in the area.
for wine lovers, there are many vineyards to visit where teh conviviality of the owners make the discussions fun and informative.
Cooker and painting classes can be arranged as can tennis coaching on the house's own all-weather court.
All in all, an unbeatable region - an unbeatable farmhouse!
Deep Freeze, Gardener, Cleaner (twice weekly), Pool Maintenance, magnificent views of surrounding countryside.
Disabled ramps can be provided for access on the ground floor. There is one bedroom (twin beds) on the ground floor. There is no lift....moreless
large selection of classical and other music...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
A good selection of English channels is available and of course, French channels....moreless
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