The Old Gendarmerie 3
About the home
Le Gendarmerie is an amazing conversion of the old Police building in the well-known village. From the outside it's an imposing building with a rich history of accommodating officers of French law, but as you step into the beautiful reception area, be prepared for a surprise!
No expense has been spared and as you'll see from the photos, the result is extremely successful. The style throughout the building is comfortable, modern and uncluttered. There is incredible attention to detail and where possible, the original features of the building have been retained and incorporated in the new design.
One of the biggest surprises is to find such a large pool, garden and private gym, hidden from view of the village. Again take a look at the photos to get an idea of the great views and privacy of this area.
The largest apartment of the 7 available at the Gendarmerie has 3 bedrooms; 1 king-size bed, 1 Queen and 2 single bunk beds. It has 2 shower rooms.
Outside there's a large private terraces and shared used of the pool garden and gym.
Le Gendarmerie is the perfect location if you want to be in the heart of the Luberon and able to explore all the picture-postcard hilltop villages, great restaurant and surrounding spectacular scenery. It has the advantage of a village centre location, but the luxury and tranquility often only found when you stay at a remote, expensive villa.
If you are interested in reserving more than one apartment in the building, please contact us for details.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meditteranean Coast, 70km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, DVD player|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
The living room is tastefully furnished, and very well equipped, with a comfortable sofa, satellite TV, DVD player and CD player.
The modern kitchen is superbly equipped, and has everything that you’re likely to need on holiday, including four glass top hobs, dishwasher, oven, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and cutlery/crockery etc.
There are three bedrooms: one with a king size bed, one with a queen size bed and a twin room which has bunk beds, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as possible!
There are two shower rooms and a separate WC. They are fully tiled with a very modern decor.
There is a communal laundry room, with two washing machines and an iron.
Further details outdoors:
Outside the apartment has a private terrace with high quality garden furniture. There’s also a shaded area on-site, with garden furniture, which is perfect for sitting back and sipping a glass of the local wine!
The swimming pool is perfect for taking a quick dip to escape the heat during the day, or simply doing a few lengths to burn off those hearty Provencal meals! It is heated during spring and autumn, and has a shallower area for children. It is open from May until the end of September.
There’s also a fitness room alongside the pool for those feeling a little bit sporty!
There is a WiFi internet connection available in the apartment.
During the winter months, there is an additional charge for winter heating.
Gas, electric, & water are all included in the rental cost.
The owner arranges end-of-stay cleaning, and this is included in the rental cost.
Bed & bathroom linen is included in the rental cost.
The owner requests a damage deposit of 350 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible
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The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Vaucluse region
The village of Bonnieux has a rich and varied history and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Luberon.
In summer the village is really popular and therefore has some great restaurants and cafés. Although not very big, it has some useful and interesting shops, including bakers, butchers, grocery, pharmacy, post office and tourist information centre. There's also a local market on a Friday.
The Bonnieux area
The winding roads of the Luberon, with spectacular views, are great to explore and you'll find loads of picturesque villages (Gordes, Menerbes, Maubec) on the doorstep and no doubt you'll want to stop and take some refreshments!
Just a short drive away there's a great Sunday morning market at Coustellet and the larger town of Apt is only 15 minutes away.
There's loads to do and see in the area; St Remy-de-Provence, famous for its Roman architecture, Les Baux with its ruined castle and unique rock formations, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, famous as an antique centre and market. Also within easy reach are Pont du Gard, Avignon with the Palace of the Popes, Marseille with its famous waterfront, the Amphitheatre at Nimes and the cultured avenues of Aix-en-Provence.
If activity is your thing, this area is perfect for climbing, cycling, mountain biking, trekking, golf, tennis and swimming.
How to get there
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By Car - The village of Bonnieux lies just 10 minutes off the N100, 10 minutes east of Cavaillon.
By Air - Marseille and Nimes Airports are the nearest - approximately 50 minutes drive away
By Train - The high speed TGV service runs directly from London or Paris to Avignon, approximately 25 minutes away
Activities near Bonnieux
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
30 Oct 2012
We also booked through Joie de Vivre holidays and found them thoroughly helpful from the first day of our inquiry. The apartment "Le General" is located on the ground floor of the old... more
22 Aug 2012
Booked through Joie de Vivre holidays who I can thoroughly recommend. They were extremely efficient throughout the whole of the booking process. Would book with them again! Accommodation on the whole... more
08 Jul 2012
This incredibly beautiful apartment was the highlight of our trip. We were so pleasantly surprised at the charm & ambience of this lovely restored gendarmerie. The kitchen had everything you could... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid||13 Sep 12||13 Oct 12||€ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Oct 12||11 May 13||€ 528||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||11 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1056||-||-||1 Week|
|High||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1332||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||31 Aug 13||12 Oct 13||€ 1056||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||12 Oct 13||4 Jan 14||€ 528||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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