Menerbes Two, Menerbes, Provence
The view from almost every room over the vineyards to the Luberon mountain.Wonderful village house right at the top of Menerbes, with stunning views
|The beautiful village of Menerbes like a ship amid the sea of vines.||The house, circled in red, is at the top of Menerbes.|
This unique 2-bedroom Provence rental home sits on top of the fabled village of Menerbes in the heart of the Luberon. It is beautifully furnished and decorated, but really it's all about the view: large windows dominate the rooms and face south over the vineyards of the Luberon valley below, with the Luberon mountain opposite. It is a view you'll never tire of, always changing with the arc of the sun.
|Kitchen on the left, and the living room through the arch.||Dining table from the fireplace in the living room.|
On the main floor the house is open plan, with rooms flowing into each other through arches - living room, dining rooms and kitchen, entrance, dressing area, master bedroom and bathroom.
|Sofa in living room.||Through to loggia.|
The open-plan kitchen, with its beautiful old hand-painted tiles, has oven, 4-ring cooker, waste disposal, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and kettle. The dining table next to the kitchen seats 6 and has two big windows with the wonderful view.
Looking down from the master bedroom to the dining and living rooms.
Dining table with amazing view.
In the living room is comfortable seating round the fireplace and TV/DVD with satellite channels including CNN and BBC World. There is a library of movies and the best guidebooks to the region, WiFi internet, and stereo with iPod jack.
|The kitchen is at the centre of the house.||Dining table, and beyond are the stairs down to bedroom 2.|
Downstairs there is a separate laundry room with washing machine, dryer, ironing and a sink.
|Looking up the length of the house from living room to master bedroom.||The master bedroom has a dressing area with day-bed on the left.|
Being at the top of the village away from the centre, this is a quiet, peaceful setting. There is no traffic noise - the street is dead-end and only used by the few houses along it.
There are 2 bedrooms and 2 en suite bathrooms, one has a double bed and the other the choice of a double or two single beds.
Master bedroom and the day-bed for curling up with a good book.
On the main level of the house the master bedroom (above) is separated off by a wicker screen. The bed is 1.5m wide (5ft) and in common with all the rooms on this level, has the same view over the valley.
The master bathroom (above), with its beautiful hand-made tiles, has walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 and its en suite bathroom.
On the lower level of the house the second bedroom (above) is more private and has either two single beds or a 1.8m-wide double (6ft). Its en suite bathroom, also with hand-made tiles, has bath-tub with overhead shower, basin and WC.
The loggia is the covered balcony outside the living room.
The view from the loggia.
The outside space is the loggia that comes off the living room. This is a covered balcony, with a small table and 4 chairs, and a superb view over the vineyards below.