Mas de Michel

Bonnieux, Vaucluse
Self-catering
+44 (0)7816 300246


Lovely big house for groups without a neighbour in sight. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous gardens, lavender fields and the sound of cicadas

Bedroom

5 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Stroll through 20 hectares of land: fields, woods, a pond, fruit orchard, veg garden and vines – the estate produces chardonnay. Heaps of space indoors too (as well as a cottage for two next door) so groups will be happy here. Find a well-equipped kitchen with French windows to the shady terrace and a heated pool to splash in. 

This creeper-clad house is perched on the hillside with views shooting off to the valley below. Almost every room gets the view – bedrooms are up and down with the living spaces on the middle floor. Built on the site of an older building about 20 years ago it looks like a typical Provençal house yet benefits from underfloor heating and a bathroom for each bedroom – the master room is huge.

Joanna and Paul, both English, live nearby and are on hand should you need anything. They speak fluent French and are happy to book tables at restaurants or other activities. There’s a Michelin star restaurant in nearby Bonnieux (5 km) and other more affordable choices too. You’re in the Lubéron national park so there are good cycling trails all around – ask about hiring an electric bike nearby.

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We think you'll love

  • Getting all the family together – this is a wonderful place for a big group
  • Spotting deer and wild boar in the grounds
  • Cooking in the super kitchen with views to the garden
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You should know

  • There are lots of steps and no ground floor bedrooms
  • You’ll need a car - it's fairly remote

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €714
Weekly price
from €5000
Damage deposit
£1500
1 House for 10
From €7145 bedrooms

Reviews

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Provencal countryside, complete with views over a lavender field, vineyards and orchards. Sleep deeply in the silence that only such a rural location can provide. Explore nearby markets and return to create meals in the splendour of your well equipped kitchen. Outside dining will be memorable. A wonderful house within striking distance of Luberon highlights.

Rosie, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Pretty hilltop Bonnieux, the closest town, has restaurants, shops, gardens and a ruined 13th century château to explore. Another attractive town, Saignon is a bit further (8 km) – eat at Chez Christine café or veggie-friendly Le Comptoir de Balthazar. The Fôret des Cèdres has trails (walking and cycling) for different abilities and there’s a route suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The 60 km cycling trail through the Lubéron valley starts in Coustellet (where you can hire bikes) and goes over Le Pont Julien, a Roman bridge, heading past Apt and on to Cereste.

Local points of interest from Mike Chapman

  • Bonnieux hilltop village is a 40 minutes walk through the woods and fields, suitable for children.
  • Bonnieux is the nearest village which is home to restaurants, bike hire, boulangerie and a delicious ice-cream shop.
  • Local villages of Gordes, Louramarin and Menerbes all have markets and exceptional restaurants with stunning views.
  • Families with children will adore the open countryside. Feeling a bit more adventurous head to the Foret de Cedar, the zipline, Ochre Trail or Wave Island. We watched the Tour de France spin past last summer.
  • Tour the local vineyards. We recommend Aureto who produce our wine and Chateau La Canorgue from 'A Good Year'.

Introducing

Mike Chapman

Owner, Mike, is South African and lives in London. He’s passionate about chardonnay which he produces from his own vines on the estate. You’ll meet the house managers on arrival, delightful Joanna and Paul, who live nearby with their two daughters. There’s also a housekeeper, Peggy, who comes in three times a week to clean.