Perfect Provencal Mas : Own Vineyard, Swimming Pool, Sleeps 10(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Farmhouse, 6 Bedrooms/Bathrooms sleeps 10 including children
This delightful, spacious, beautiful home has been rebuilt with old stone in the traditional Provencal style of the former farmhouse (mas) and retains many period features. Set in the peace of the countryside, yet within easy reach of the town of Apt and picturesque Bonnieux, it is the perfect place to combine sightseeing with relaxing in an idyllic setting. The house and gardens overlook its own vineyards and the stunning sunsets from the terrace provide a wonderful setting for the evening aperitif.
When you arrive at Domaine de la Foux you will be following in the footsteps of the ancient Romans who used the crystal clear spring from which the estate gets its name. You will find it in the courtyard, flowing into a stone basin, and it provides a very personal link with the rich history to be discovered in the region.
The property comprises 3 self-contained areas. Two are in the main house’s upper and lower floors, and these communicate via an indoor staircase. The third area is a separate cottage across the courtyard. Whilst the upper floor is part of the main house, the lower floor and cottage have separate entrances, simple catering facilities and bathrooms thereby providing a choice of accommodation options for guests. None of these areas is rented separately and so you will enjoy complete privacy no matter how large or small your group is.
Entering from the hallway of the main house, you are greeted by a large bright sitting room with open fireplace. French doors lead out on to a sun terrace where you are can gaze across the estate with its vineyards and cherry orchard to the woods beyond .The sitting room has a modern TV with English-language subscription channels via satellite, and a DVD player.
Off to the side is a study with telephone, dedicated fax line, wireless broadband. The study also has direct access to the sun terrace.
Through from the charming dining room is the spacious open chef's kitchen which is equipped with all you need to create gourmet meals from produce picked up at local markets. Just outside the kitchen is the perfect al fresco dining area, with a lovely wrought iron table and chairs, where you can dine below a canopy of vines. The BBQ area is conveniently located nearby.
The main staircase leads you to three bedrooms on the top floor, each with en-suite bathroom. The large and bright master bedroom with super king bed enjoys views over the vineyards, cherry trees, pond and distant hills. There are also two double bedrooms, one with sleigh bed and the other features beautiful exposed beams - yet again the views are outstanding.
On the lower ground-floor level is a self-contained unit which has its own garden entrance, access to the pool and own outdoor dining area. There is a comfortable double bedroom plus a sitting room with kitchenette. There is also a second bedroom with twin beds and a shower room and bathroom. This lower ground-floor area also communicates with the main ground and upper floors via an internal stairway, making it an integral part of the main house. Cots are available if required.
Domaine de la Foux also offers a separate cottage with double bedroom, sitting area and kitchenette. The cottage also has a shaded patio which is a perfect place to relax with a good book.
You will be welcomed to the property by the farm manager who will be readily available throughout your stay should you need any help or advice. The housekeeping is well taken care of by our two femmes de menage, leaving you free to enjoy all that this lovely area has to offer.
Domaine de la Foux is nestled into the hilltop valley of Buoux near the villages of Bonnieux, Lourmarin and LaCoste.
Its extensive grounds provide ample opportunity to relax on a chaise lounge in the beautifully maintained gardens or take a dip in the 12 meter by 6 meter heated salt-water swimming pool.
The pool was constructed with both adults and children in mind as it has a shallow section with a floating line of buoys indicating where the deeper area starts.
As a working vineyard, the property produces its own delicious wines (which are available to enjoy at the property.) The wine list includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Chardonnay. The property also has extensive lavender fields and a cherry orchard.
The lavender is in bloom in late June and July and is harvested for its essence in late July. The cherry trees flower in March/April, and produce an abundance of fruit for your picking pleasure in May/June.
Keywords: Mas, Own Vineyard, Swimming Pool, Provencal house
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Member since: 2009
- Chateau / Country House
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 20 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Purchased a ruined exCardinals home 500 years old , and rebuilt to my satisfaction and restored the vineyards and fields around so it is totally private and access to the nearest 2 villages . A small working farm and family home
Why the Owner Chose Bonnieux, France:
All the charm and privacy of Provence , within easy distance of all that Provence provides
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
All that history offers that is truly Provençale , without too much 'in your face ' and totally FRENCH
- Primary: +33 490 74 0605 (France) Prefer Email contact Also use Mikechapman@fusemail.com
Now with a more developed garden !!
View from Dining Area into Kitchen
Staircase to Master Bedroom
4th Bedroom in Self-contained apartment
View from the Main House Living Area
5th Bedroom in Self-contained cottage across the Main House
Study in Main House
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 05, 2017
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