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Provencal Mas In The Heart Of 'Peter Mayle' Country

Bedrooms 5
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Bonnieux, Luberon National Park, Provence - Between The Picturesque Village Of Roussillon And The Historic Village Of Bonnieux

La Grande Terre is a typical 18th Century Provencal 'Mas' (traditional farmhouse). The property which is over two hundred years old has recently been renovated and lovingly restored and has been decorated with style, elegance and traditional antiques and beautiful furniture chosen with care and good taste. The house is perfectly situated with south facing, uninterrupted views of Bonnieux, Lacoste and the Luberon mountains.

Pamela Batley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 January, 2017

About Pamela Batley

We are a married couple who adore France and the Luberon in particular where we love spending as much time as we can. He is an architect and she his part time secretary. In England, he specialises in conservation and restoration of old and interesting buildings, preserving as much of the architectural features as possible, which of course stood him in good stead for this major undertaking here in France. We have travelled extensively and incorporated some ideas and artefact's into the restoration which we have collected en-route, thus creating an interesting and eclectic mix, whilst also keeping the 'Provencal' feel in the house. We both love good food and wine and those are two other great reasons to have a home here with so many wonderful restaurants and vineyards within easy reach.

Pamela Batley purchased this in 2004

Why Pamela Batley chose Luberon

We have for many years talked about and wanted to have a house in Provence. Ideally, we wanted to restore and old Mas as this is what we believe we are good at. We spent lots of time during our holidays browsing Estate Agent's windows and deciding exactly where we would like to buy a property, we narrowed the area down to the beautiful Luberon Valley and just about where we did manage to find this lovely old house, which we believe is perfectly situated. It is within easy reach of the beautiful hill top villages and a large market town which is only 8km away. The restoration of the mas and the gardens tested our patience and pockets way beyond our initial estimation but we got there in the end and are thrilled with the result of our labours, both mental and physical!

What makes this unique

La Grande Terre is conveniently located and also has beautiful views across the countryside to the Luberon mountains and Roussillon. We don't feel cut off here but at the same time have total privacy and tranquility.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We fell in love with this gorgeous house, it felt like home but better, we can't wait to return."

"The situation could not better, everywhere was so accessible and we loved the ambiance and charm of the house."

"Simply divine, we felt so fortunate to stay in such a beautifully restored house with it's lovely antiques and modern bathrooms."Date of Stay May 3, 2012

Our family (two adults, two children, nanny) spent a delightful week here in early May. The location is peaceful, yet central to everything in the Luberon region. The property is truly well appointed and maintained in a manner that belies its rental status. Comfortable with room for kids to play both inside and out --- yet attractive in a tasteful, high-quality and non-fussy way. Owners and on-site caretaker were genuinely helpful, yet totally non-intrusive. Our three year old still goes on about our "France house" --- and we wish it were ours!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teena
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Bonnieux in Vaucluse

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are en-suite. Bathroom 1 with Philippe Stark freestanding bath, washbasin, bidet and w.c. and is very spacious. Bathrooms to bedrooms 2, 3, & 4 have shower, wash basin, and w.c. Bathroom 5 has a bath, washbasin and w.c.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms + Extra Bed in Larger Rooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed plus single. This is a very large bedroom with a large bathroom en-suite. Bedroom 2 with King Size bed plus single. Bedroom 3 double bed. Bedroom 4 double bed. Bedroom 5 double bed. There are also 2 baby cots available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The pool has an automatic cover which provides safety for small children. There is ample secure parking, including covered area for four cars. There is an efficient central heating system for winter visitors. Outside: The house is beautifully set in seven acres and surrounded by vines, a lavender field is directly to the front of the house and cherry orchards are close by. There is plenty of room around the south-facing pool, which is equipped with sun beds and chairs, to sunbathe and relax. There are good facilities for barbeque and al fresco eating. If you are an early visitor, the poppy fields are quite stunning thereafter the lavender takes over and perhaps sunflowers and of course the omnipresent vines! The swimming pool which has heating should it be required. measuring 10 x 5 metres, is brand new and completely private and for the use of the house only and has a safety cover for children. There is a good BBQ, large dining table, boules and table tennis. There are other 'quieter' terraces providing shade for reading and relaxing or taking an aperitif. Paradise! Utility Room: Large sink, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes maiden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and pool towels are included. Maid service included and a bathroom clean and towel change midweek Electricity included. A chef can be available at extra cost, enquiries should be made beforehand if possible. babysitting also. Other: Exterior "Summer Kitchen" by the pool,which is fully equipped for 'al fresco' dining and has a Weber barbecue, sink fridge and dining table and chairs. Additional shady terrace under the lime tree for dining, sitting and relaxing. Pool/gardens maintained.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
Bookings may be made by email. We ask for 30% of the rental fee as a reservation deposit. The cleared balance is payable six weeks prior to arrival along with the security deposit of £1,000, which is of course refundable, normally within a week of departure.we do not charge the SERVICE FEE INDICATED BY THIS SITE. A WEEKLY CLEANING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival time is after 4pm departure time is before 10am. Other days and times may be considered.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

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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