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Superb Farmhouse: Tennis, Infinity Pool, Vineyard, Sleeps 10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Mas des 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. 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 property has its own vineyard and is surrounded by cherry orchards, lavender fields and yet more vineyards. It is situated in an area criss-crossed with walks and off-road cycle rides and is just 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. Twin beds can be converted to doubles if required.

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!

Keywords: Stone-Built Farmhouse, sleeps 10, tennis court, swimming pool, boule pitch

More Details

Owner
Alison Vaissiere
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Alison Vaissiere

I bought this very special home in 2002 and set about restoring it ensuring that we retained its period features. It was a wonderfully exciting time, breathing life into its massively thick walls and creating a home full of character and charm.

At that time, an eminent landscape gardener cast his magic wand over the grounds to create a simple, yet sophisticated garden with topiary to give it structure, lavender to give it perfume and wonderful green grass for family enjoyment. Ancient olive trees and cypress complete the beautiful provencal environment.

The work was finished in 2003 and our lovely home has since seen many happy holidays for our family and for many others.

Alison Vaissiere purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Alison Vaissiere chose Luberon Area

The property has unbeatable charm, ambience, outstanding views, fabulous location and Bonnieux, one of the prettiest villages in the Luberon, just over 2 kilometres up the hill. It couldn't be bettered!

What makes this farmhouse unique

When I saw the beautiful walled courtyard which offers complete security, I knew this was the place . The views through the stunning archway to the garden and infinity swimming pool just set the scene for us. And then the larger vista over the vineyard towards Mont Ventoux is exceptional. Much TLC has gone into creating Mas des Vignes Folles and it has been enormous fun in making such a very special home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a truly wonderful week here. Love the house, garden, pool, neighbouring villages etc. Excellent e-bike ride to Oppede le Vieux. Loved Lourmarin market. Dropped into Chateau La Canorgue to buy some wine (after watching "A Good Year"). Hope to return one day.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Bonnieux Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) Note: you can push the single beds together to make doubles in which case the width is 1.95 metres wide., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Superb Farmhouse: Tennis, Infinity Pool, Vineyard, Sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Gorgeous holiday property in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at Vignes Folles with the family. The pool and garden and surrounding views are stunning. Brilliant to have the tennis court and pétanque to hand. Loved the house, the pretty courtyard and the different outdoor eating areas. Very comfortable living space, attractive bedrooms and super kitchen too. Much to do in the area - the house is very well situated. Hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail, Colorado
5

Wonderful vacation home......immense charm.....very clean......well-equipped.....fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three weeks at Vignes Folles. While the update to the baths & kitchen were a number of years ago now, all work very well, and the house has tons of charm - not to mention the best location in the Luberon. The house was very clean (not something you always get), and feels like an authentic French mas - which it is! The kitchen works well for a demanding chef, and the shower in the master is very good on pressure and loads of hot water. The pool area and grounds are fantastic. Peaceful and quiet location. Good wifi and Internet phone. We'll be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing House in prime loacation

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our stay at this lovely old house. It has all the charm of a 200 year old house with all the amenities that you expect in 2014. Everything was perfect, Tara the property manage was more then helpful to us during our whole stay and gave us great recommendations of place to see. The grounds are amazing and very well kept and the Pool setting is to die for. I look forward to staying here again and will highly recommend to all who are visiting the region.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Marseilles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Bonnieux Village
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Marseilles
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Isle sur la Sorgue
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7 peage
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Bonnieux, Le Fournil or L'Arome
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Cassis, near Marseilles
Car: necessary

The stunning rural setting offers the opportunity for horse-riding, hot air ballooning, wonderful wine trips, visits to historic Avignon, Aix en Provence and all the wonderful villages in the region. There is so much to do .

Mas des Vignes Folles has its own on-site Tennis Court (all-weather surface), Own Boule Pitch, Own Swimming Pool (12-meters by six-meters), own vineyard (1 hectacre)

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Rates & Availability

Bonnieux Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,813
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,903
 
 
High Season
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
$8,443
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 12 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,903
 
 
Low Season
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,813
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,944
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,089.47

1000 euros returnable damage deposit, payable 10 weeks prior to rental period.
25% of rental payable upon signature of contract, remaining 75% payable 90 days prior to vacation date.
Cancellation: 75% refund if advised more than 70 days prior to holiday.
Property Manager available to handle all on site queries.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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