The Old Gendarmerie
About the home
From the outside this is 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!
Of the 7 apartments in total, 6 have 2 bedrooms, one has 1 bedroom and the other has 3 bedrooms. Each is very spacious with King and Queen size beds, well-equipped kitchens and large bathrooms. Outside there's a large private terraces and shared used of the pool garden and gym.
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 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 tranquillity often only found when you stay at a remote, expensive villa.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Meditteranean Coast, 60km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|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, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
Satellite television is available
Wi Fi Internet access available in all but one apartment.
Bedding and towels are provided and included in the cost of your holiday.
There' s a communal laundry with 2 washing machines and an iron.
The owner arranges the end of your stay cleaning and this is included in the cost of your holiday.
Further details outdoors:
Outside each apartment has a private terrace/balcony with high quality garden furniture.
The clever design means they enjoy sun during autumn and winter but are more shaded during the hot summer.
The large pool, which is heated in spring and autumn, has a shallow interior pool for children and a large surrounding paved area.
There's also a shaded area with garden furniture - ideal for relaxing and sipping a glass of white wine!
If you are feeling active, there's an indoor fitness room alongside the pool area.
During the winter months, there is an additional charge for winter heating.
Gas, electric, & water: These 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.
There are a couple of baby cots and also a high chair if required
In France, it is necessary to pay a “Taxe de Séjour” at the end of your stay. It has been included here 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
Long weekend stays are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.
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The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Vaucluse region
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.
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.
The Bonnieux area
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.
How to get there
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By Car - The village of Bonnieux lies just 10 minutes off the N99, 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
Full directions etc will be sent once you make a booking
Activities near Bonnieux
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
22 Apr 2013
We stayed for two weeks in the Old Gendarmerie 2. The apartment had two bedrooms a bathroom separate toilet small workable kitchen and a good size lounge area. There was also a balcony. Parking was... more
01 Nov 2012
As huge fans of Provence, and particularly the Luberon, we were looking for a property in the heart of one the region's most fabulous villages, Bonnieux. The Old Gendarmerie did not disappoint.... more
23 Oct 2012
Once again, the BEST accomodation we encountered on a trip to Europe, all the family voted it Number 1, couldnt fault it on anything. Reccomend it to everyone and would definetly return. In the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid Season||13 Sep 12||13 Oct 12||€ 960||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||13 Oct 12||11 May 13||€ 468||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||11 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1020||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1152||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||12 Oct 13||€ 1020||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||12 Oct 13||4 Jan 14||€ 468||-||-||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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