Mas de Michel
Europe / France / Provence
Mas de Michel is a luxury 18th-century country house 'Mas' sited on a 20-hectare estate just outside of Bonnieux (7 km), in the Luberon region of Provence.
It offers complete privacy and relaxation for guests. The property has no neighbors and affords the opportunity for long walks through the vineyards and forests where the only sound is the birds, cicadas or at night the occasional wild boar. The spacious and refined villa provides the ideal setting for a large family or group of friends to gather in the heart of authentic Provence.
The Mas has local food and wine at its heart. The vineyard's chardonnay grapes produce a premium vintage that is available locally and is sometimes the bottle of wine in the welcome hamper. Guests can pick fresh herbs from the garden in season. Cherry, fig and pear trees provide for the jams sometimes made on the Mas. Truffles grow on the property and truffle hunting can be arranged with a local dog in season (Autumn/ Winter). Local markets, on every day of the week, are in easy reach for plentiful food sampling opportunities. A private chef can be organized to cook local specialties at the Mas and we can arrange bookings at the best local restaurants. With notice we can arrange provencal cooking lessons and local wine tours.
The main house includes five bedrooms (10 guests) and is split into three floors. On the first floor are three double en-suite bedrooms. On the ground floor are the main living areas including the lounge, kitchen, dining room and study. On the lower ground floor is a separate suite which includes a double bedroom and a twin room, with two separate bathrooms, plus a cozy lounge linking the rooms.
There is a self contained cottage across the courtyard from the main house which offers an additional double bedroom, plus a lounge with a small kitchenette and dining table, a bathroom with bath, and its own private terrace. The cottage is suitable for an additional two guests (additional charges apply).
Along with a formal dining area in the main house, there are several delightful outdoor terraces for dining al fresco. The main terrace is well-positioned off the kitchen, with stunning views over the estate. A second terrace near the pool is well suited to pre-dinner drinks and several others for breakfast in the sunshine.
The heated (up to 24 degrees Celsius) salt water swimming pool measures 12 x 6m. The pool which has a paddling section that young children love, is also gated and has a cover for peace of mind.
Guests can chill in the rose-scented gardens, dipping in and out of the pool, occasionally retreating to a shaded corner with a good book and maybe a glass of the estate's chardonnay. With views across the estate to the Luberon forest, one is seduced into a world where life runs at a slower pace.
Babies and children are catered for with two cot beds and two high chairs (on request). Well behaved pets are welcome with prior arrangement.
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 Guests
Bedroom 1 (Upper Floor): Grand master bedroom with an emperor bed (210 cm; two 110 cm singles together), bathroom with double vanity unit, free standing claw foot bath and separate large shower, WC, bidet
Bedroom 2 (Upper Floor): Double bedroom with super king-sized bed (180 cm) and en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC
Bedroom 3 (Upper Floor): Double bedroom with double king bed (150 cm) and en-suite walk-in shower and WC
Bedroom 4 (Lower Ground Floor): Double bedroom with super king-sized bed (180 cm)
Bedroom 5 (Lower Ground Floor): Bedroom with two large single beds (200 cm x 95 cm)
Bedroom 6 (Cottage - Additional Cost): Bedroom with king-sized bed (150 cm)
The nearest beaches are 1 hour 15 minutes away
Salt water swimming pool 12 m x 6 m is heated to 24 degrees Celsius May to September (other months pool can be heated for €250 per week). The pool is set within a gated area, with a cover to pull over for safety
Staff and Services
Housekeeper included three hours a day, three days a week
End of stay cleaning
Pool and garden maintenance
Welcome hamper of local produce including a complementary bottle of the Mas de Michel chardonnay (or alternative if already quaffed as it is a limited batch!)
If the villa is rented for more than week a change of bedding and towels will be provided
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Bonnieux: 7 km
Avignon: Approximately 1 hour drive
Aix en Provence: Approximately 1 hour drive
Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice are all within 2 hours 30 minutes drive
Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
The main house accommodates 10 guests. An additional 2 guests can be accommodated
Pool heating is an additional cost outside of the summer season
Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
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