Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
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 Bonnieux
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.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 yrs for lead person. Obviously children allowed25 yrs for lead person. Obviously children allowed
- Barbeque to remain in situ, not to be taken into the garden. No bonfires to be lit in garden. House to be left in clean/tidy condition upon departure
A heavenly hideaway perfectly located among the most beautiful hilltop villages of Provence
We have just returned from spending a idyllic Christmas holiday at Mas des Vignes Folles. We could not have chosen a more perfect setting for our family to celebrate the holidays together. The home - immaculate and beautifully appointed with understated elegance and unwavering attention to detail - seemed as though it was hugging us. Before our arrival we were needlessly concerned about being here “off-season”. In fact, we loved being at the local markets and exploring the towns as a local rather than amid the hordes of tourists “in season“ and then returning to our “home” to enjoy the warm sunshine in the courtyard and later gather around the beautiful, massive fireplace. Alison, the owner and Sally-Ann, the property manager, could not have been more accommodating to ensure that our family celebration was everything we wished for and more. Thank you to them for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime!
I am delighted you had such a wonderful time at Mas des Vignes Folles. It is the perfect spot for celebrating family get-togethers and I'm so glad you had great weather in which to enjoy the region and all it has to offer. Come again soon!
My favorite house
Ideally situated to explore the Luberon. 5 minutes from the cute town of Bonnieux. Spectacular garden and pool area. We enjoyed every minute of it and can’t wait to go back!
The Luberon, particularly Bonnieux and its surrounds, has so much to offer and it's great that you explored this special area. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back at Mas des Vignes Folles soon.
Our "New" family tradition
Our Third trip back to Mas des Vignes Folles. Beautiful and Peaceful!
My children (age 15 - 25) have decided traveling to Provence will be our new Summer family tradition:)
The home and property is perfect for family gatherings.
We are already looking foward ti our return next Summer.
Sally Anne is a delight and most helpful in every way!
Another wonderful stay at Mas des Vignes Folles
Our second visit to Mas des Vignes Folles was again most delightful. We enjoyed family time at home and toured the beautiful surroundings. The home is convientently located in the middle of all of the wonderful villages.
The view are specatacular and the home is very comfortable.
SallyAnn is fantastic and so helpful. Marie, our chef once again outdid herself. She prepared a wonderful meal for our family and we enjoyed her company. Our second visit felt as though we were returning to visit not only Provence, but to visit dear friends as well.
As our Reviewer mentions, Mas des Vignes Folles is in a perfect location for sightseeing all the wonderful villages in the Luberon - and much further afield.
So much culture in Aix en Provence, Nimes, Arles, Avignon and the many other beautiful towns around. A spot not to be missed.
A Wonderful Stay in France!
My husband and I highly recommend Mas des Vignes Folles!
We travel extensively, renting properties in select locations. We look online at hundreds of possible rentals in that location on multiple sites. Our aim is to find THE place that will please. For this trip, we narrowed our list of possibilities in the Luberon/Provence. We studied descriptions, details in every photo, and reviewers' comments.
We chose Mas des Vignes Folles for its special location in the Luberon/Provence and because every photo showed attractive architecture, lovely rooms, tasteful furnishings, well-kept gardens, extensive stonework, choices of outdoor gathering places, etc. The positive reviews of the owner and house manager were important too.
We were pleased (and relieved) to see it was even better than we had expected. For instance, the vineyard (which looks like a very narrow of vineyard in the online photo) is a good-sized vineyard with a 180 degree panorama of mountains beyond it - and each evening the light turns golden and you can play boule or sit by the outside area with a glass of wine, facing the vineyard and watching the sunset over the mountains.
It's surrounded by acres of cherry orchards. It's quiet and private. No traffic sounds. No neighbor sounds. An occasional sound of farm vehicles in the orchards. A dog barking one night. Otherwise, lovely quiet and tranquility.
The welcome basket has lovely gifts. Sally Ann, the house manager, is cheerful and helpful. The house is clean, the rooms well proportioned, the kitchen well equipped.
We had one concern when we rented it - no air conditioning. We always rent properties with A/C but made an exception and took a chance. We were concerned that it would be uncomfortable in June. To our relief, it stayed cool and completely comfortable for our entire week's stay - with mosquito screens on the bedroom windows and the most delightful fairly-strong breezes and cross ventilation. In other words, the listing was accurate - and it was cool and comfortable at all times.
What else did we appreciate? Its location! So many wonderful towns are an easy drive from Mas des Vignes Folles. There are so many cobble-stoned streets, cafes and restaurants, vistas, lavender fields, Roman ruins, bakeries, outdoor markets, churches, vineyards, and picnic spots in every direction.
We rarely go back to the same place and the same property. Would we return to Mas des Vignes Folles? Yes.
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)