Le Murier, Menerbes, Provence

2-bedroom Luberon gite for 4-6 people, with tennis court, 1km from Menerbes in Provence

 

Le Murier is one of three beautifully decorated gites in the secluded grounds of this country property. With pool, tennis court and boules on site, and the village of Menerbes 1km away, this is a perfect base for exploring Provence or staying put. The surrounding countryside is lush with cherry orchards and vineyards. Le Murier sleeps 4-6 people in 2 bedrooms.

Living Rooms

 

The living room, with stone walls and wood beams, has fireplace and satellite TV/DVD.

The living room (above) has a handsome wood-burning stove for winter, TV with French and UK channels, and DVD player. WiFi access is also available.

In the same space as the living room is the fitted kitchen with oven, 4-ring cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and coffee machine. Next to the kitchen is the door to the outside table and chairs by the barbecue.

 
The contemporary kitchen.




Bedrooms

 

Master bedroom with en suite bathroom on the ground floor.

Up a couple of steps from the living room is the master bedroom and its en suite bathroom (above and right). The bed is 1.6m wide (5ft 3"). The bathroom has bathtub, walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs is bedroom 2 (pictured below), which can be either two single beds or one double. This second bedroom also has its own bathroom, with a big walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

 
Shower in the master bathroom.

 

 

Bedroom 2 with its bathroom upstairs, can be two singles or a double bed.


Garden & Pool
The grounds, pool and tennis court are shared with three other gites but each gite is separate, facing in different directions, and have their own private outside terrace with dining table and chairs.

 

The pool and the shade of the pool house are by the tennis court.

The pool is 10 x 5m (33 x 16ft), with roman steps at the shallow end and a diving board at the deep end. Around the pool are very comfortable sunloungers and parasols, as well as the pool house and shower. For security the pool area is fenced and gated.

Kids' play area by the herb garden. Le Murier occupies the left side of this building.

 

 

In the garden you will find a hardcourt tennis court and a play area for children tucked away.

Le Murier has a couple of terraces for different times of the day, one with barbecue and the other under the old mulberry tree (from which Le Murier gets its name).

 

 

 

Le Murier's outside terraces, above, one for a drink under the mulberry tree, and one by the kitchen with parasol and barbecue.

There is secure parking and the property is enclosed and gated.


The Location

Menerbes on its hilltop from the north.
 
Menerbes viewThe square at the top.

The property is 1km from the village of Menerbes, and is an ideal location for exploring the rest of the Luberon and Provence. Menerbes has everything you need - cafe, restaurants, bakery, and a small grocery store.

Menerbes rises up like a ship from the sea of vineyards that run along the Luberon valley and is officially one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France'.

The village of Menerbes has ancient buildings, towers and churches, with narrow streets that wind their way up to the square at the top of the village. From up here there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside, the Luberon mountain and Mont Ventoux. In the centre of Menerbes are three restaurants, a bar, baker and a grocery store.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages, and in Menerbes itself there is a market on Thursdays.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

Scenes from Menerbes. There is a well stocked little grocery, bar, restaurants, and bakery.

Menerbes

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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • House of Wine and Truffles
  • Corkscrew Museum
  • 'A Year in Provence' written here
Amenities:
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 cafés
  • Grocery store, baker
  • Post Office
  • Market day: Thursday

Weekly Rates


27 Oct - 24 March, 2017790 euros
25 March - 23 June1300 euros
24 June - 22 September1700 euros
23 Sept - 27 October1300 euros
28 Oct - 23 March, 2018790 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 500 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 4-6 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.

 



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