Les Trois Sources is a 5 room B&B located a few minutes off the D36, just below the village of Bonnieux, a three minute drive away. The B&B was actually a large farmhouse with courtyard, part of it dating back to the 13th C when it was used as a church—you can still see the vaulted ceiling. It then became a hospital, a “magnanerie” (silk worm farm,) then a farm in around the 18th C. The current owners have been there for about 16 years; they took a dilapidated structure, saved the best parts (layout, ancient curving huge stone staircase, and fabulous old wooden doors) and have re-created an ancient “mas” (farmhouse) with modern conveniences. They added a 15 meter (about 45 foot) pool. This place is a rare find.
The rooms are very large and comfortable, all with bath tub and shower, and separate toilet. There is a suite with a large room connected to a smaller one with twin beds. Rooms are well heated; the thick walls obviate the need for air conditioning. The style of the rooms is in keeping with an old farmhouse—simple, large but well done. This is a classy, redone farm. Don’t expect overdone rooms filled with colorful Provencal fabrics and cutesy little touches. Views from the rooms show the surrounding countryside and villages. WIFI is available in the common areas; DSL can be added in the rooms. The Breakfast is included and is served outside under the trees in the old courtyard in nice weather, or else inside. It includes freshly squeezed orange juice, yogurt, croissants, several types of breads, 4 kinds of yummy preserves and honey, and of course excellent coffee and tea. Of course it would be nice if some fresh, seasonal fruit and meat or egg dishes were included.
Paul and Caroline are the very charming and professional French owners. They are flexible and very helpful with touring ideas in the area. Paul speaks fairly good English but it doesn’t seem that Caroline does. (I spoke to them in French.) Some advice for travelers wherever they are in France: if you have a request (e.g. coffee before the “appointed time,” teapot in the room if you arrive jet lagged and don’t know if you will make breakfast) be sure to talk to the owners; most are willing to help. Since B&Bs are not hotels, there is no room service. But the owners run these places and know that it is important to help with guest requests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming bed and breakfast, charming guest house. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Les Trois Sources Hotel Bonnieux
- Les Trois Sources Bonnieux, France - Luberon