Mas des Cypres is an enchanting luxury villa in Provence. This five-bedroom property sits within its own vineyard, just outside the beautiful village of Bonnieux, and has a private swimming pool and all-weather tennis court.
The villa is located 40 minutes from Avignon, in the Lubéron Valley, region of rolling hills, vineyards and lavender fields. It’s dotted with picturesque ‘perched’ hilltop villages, the nearest of which is Bonnieux, just 2.5km from the villa. Here, you’ll find excellent local amenities including shops and boutiques, cafés and restaurants – and even a bakery museum. Visit on Friday morning and follow your nose to the farmer’s market, brimming with local produce from fresh goat’s cheese to wild boar sausage. The best way to explore the nearby villages is on bike; there are plenty of pretty routes to take and always a café waiting to serve a cool glass of pastis at your destination. There’s also much to see on foot, whether on a gentle stroll in the countryside around the villa, or hiking on the designated trails in the nearby national park. The nearest airport is Avignon, but the villa can also be reached from Marseille in just over an hour, Nimes in an hour and half, and Nice in three hours.
Mas des Cypres consists of two houses, built around a central, walled courtyard. The Old House has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and sitting room. The Garden House has three twin-bedded rooms (which can be made into doubles), three bathrooms and a separate kitchen. The property is decorated with exquisite Provencal taste and has Wi-Fi throughout. From the courtyard, step through the arched gateway into the main garden. Here, under a swath of wisteria, sits a large dining table – the perfect spot for long lunches enjoying the famous local cuisine. The garden is an idyll of manicured lawns and hedges, flowering shrubs and cypress trees. There are activities for everyone: a 12m infinity pool, all-weather tennis court and boules pitch with views towards Mont Ventoux.
The owner was involved in the restoration of the farmhouse in 2002 and has managed the property to a very high standard ever since. Rental includes a twice weekly clean and weekly pool maintenance.
Rent Mas des Cypres and experience la belle vie in Provence. Dating back 200 years, this lovely period property has a unique charm as well as all the modern amenities of a family-friendly villa. Situated in the heart of the Lubéron Valley, it’s a great spot for exploring the local area, and much loved by guests who return time and time again.