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Au Paradis Vert

| Cote d'Azur, France
20
8
8
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Swimming pool
Hot tub
Villa holidays
Family friendly
1 more

At a glance

  • Luxury Provencal villa in Bonnieux
  • Panoramic views of the Luberon Mountains
  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in the heated swimming pool
  • Relax in the sauna and hot tub
  • Soak up the sunshine on one of the terraces

Perched atop a hill in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, this large and luxurious stone villa enjoys far-reaching views of the majestic Luberon Mountains. A tranquil escape for groups of friends and family, this idyllic retreat lies at the edge of a peaceful cedar forest, and just 1km from the medieval hilltop village of Bonnieux with its authentic shops and eateries. When you’re not admiring the incredible panoramic vistas, a refreshing pool and bubbling hot tub offer an indulgent way to sink into relaxation.

Sleeping 20 guests in eight decadent en-suite bedrooms, this large Provencal country house offers plenty of space to unwind and socialise in style. The interiors blend antique furnishings with contemporary touches, creating a refined yet comfortable feel. By day, the open-plan living and dining area is a light and airy space with French doors leading out to the terrace and its mountain views. By night, light the open fire and enjoy its warm glow as you unfurl on one of the sumptuous sofas and relax with a film on the TV. A large kitchen offers everything you could possibly need to whip up some delicious Provencal cuisine.

Outside, the beautifully landscaped garden is home to fragrant rose bushes, beds of lavender, and sun-ripened fruit trees. A 12-metre swimming pool is bordered by a shaded space where you can sit back with a paperback and soak up the views over the Luberon. For the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee and pastries, head to the main terrace with its spring water fountain and take a seat at one of the tables beneath the shade sails.

A sauna and hot tub await those who wish to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, while table football, table tennis and giant chess are on offer for those who are feeling a little competitive. There is also gym equipment available. As the sun begins to set, make a toast to your unforgettable holiday in the second outdoor dining area while the BBQ made of local stone sizzles in the background. 

SLEEPS 20: 8 en-suite bedrooms in total; 4 bedrooms with queen-size beds, 1 bedroom with queen-size bed and 1 single bed, 1 bedroom with queen-size bed and 3 single beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: 3 additional single beds available for persons under 16 years.

COOK + DINE: Well-equipped kitchen with double oven, 2 fridges, 2 freezers and dishwasher. The laundry room has a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Dining room seating 20 guests, plus there are two additional dining areas outside with a BBQ.

RELAX: Large open-plan living space with plenty of comfortable seating for all guests, as well as a variety of outdoor seating areas. Departure cleaning included.

BATHE: 8 en-suite bathrooms; 6 with shower and WC, 2 with bath, shower and WC.

OUTSIDE: Landscaped garden, terraces with seating areas, outdoor furniture, BBQ, hot tub, sauna, 12-metre swimming pool secured by its alarm (heating on request). Ample parking available.

TECH: Wi-Fi, 3 TVs, Hi-Fi. Air conditioning on request and pool heating on request.

PLAY: Board games, table football, table tennis, gym.

PETS: This property does not accept pets.

VENUE HIRE: This property is neither suitable as a wedding or corporate venue.

LOCAL AREA: Situated within 1km of Bonnieux in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, this large holiday home enjoys a great location in the South of France. One of the most picturesque Luberon hilltop villages, the steeply sloping streets of Bonnieux are lined with traditional restaurants and cafes. Amidst the 19th-century houses, ancient stone walls and medieval fortifications, are narrow alleys, hidden staircases and numerous old fountains, which give the village a timeless charm.

There’s a market every Friday morning where you can pick up local crafts and produce, and a unique bread museum which is worth a visit, the Musee de la Boulangerie. It’s also well worth climbing the 86 stone steps to the Vieille Eglise (Old Church), a Romanesque monument built between the 12th and 15th centuries, with awe-inspiring views of the Monts de Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux.

The villa is also situated nearby to several other notable Provencal villages; Lacoste (3km) which is famous for its Chateau du Marquis de Sade, Gordes (16km) which is one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France, and Roussillon (11.5km) which is renowned for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: The Luberon is appreciated for its perched hilltop villages, its exceptional sunshine, its Mediterranean scents and the song of birds and cicadas at night. Around 20 km away from the villa, you can discover natural sites such as Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Rustrel Ochre, the Dentelles de Montmirail, and also enchanting towns such as Avignon and its Palais des Papes, and Vaison-la-Romaine with its Theatre Antique.

Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at local vineyards and cellars such as Aureto (7.5km) which has won several awards for its prestigious vino. The region is famous for its Cote du Rhone, Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ventoux and Luberon wines.

And if you’re feeling active, you can enjoy a hike in the beautiful cedar forest that surrounds the villa or in the magnificent mountains of the Luberon, or head to Bonnieux for tennis, football, horse riding and biking. There’s also canoeing in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (26.5km), and a golf course at Saumane-de-Vaucluse (27.5km).

GETTING THERE: Nearest airport: Avignon Airport (40km). Nearest train station: Avignon Train Station (49km), nearest beach: Prado Beach (93km).

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