La Jaume, Menerbes, Provence
Stunning barn conversion half a mile from Menerbes, 3 bedrooms plus studio, sleeps 8
La Jaume is close to the village of Menerbes in beautiful Provence countryside.
La Jaume is a converted old barn that brings the cool of modern design to Provence. From the beautifully equipped kitchen to the huge deck round the pool with a view, the house has been created around the idea of modern comforts and timeless pleasures.
The living room with its modern technology and wood-burning stove.
On the ground floor the kitchen, dining room and living room are all open-plan and open onto the south-facing terrace and garden.
The living room has a funky wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, WiFi internet and very comfortable L-shaped sofa.
The kitchen is open-plan with the dining room and beyond that the living room.
The kitchen in wood and steel has 4-ring cooker, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, big fridge-freezer with wine cabinet. The dining table is next to the kitchen and beyond that is the outside dining table.
There are three double bedrooms in the main house, with two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, as well as two separate WCs. The poolhouse can be used as a studio sleeping 2.
Bedroom 1 and its view south over the garden.
Bedroom 1 (above) and bedroom 2 (below) have the same configuration and view over the garden to the Luberon mountain. The beds are 140cm wide.
Bedroom 2 and its view.
The high-end bathroom upstairs features jacuzzi bath tub and big walk-in shower.
Upstairs is the luxury bathroom with big walk-in shower, standalone bath with jacuzzi jets, and double basin.
Bedroom 3 with work desk.
Bedroom 3 has a 140cm double bed and a work-desk.
The downstairs bathroom (pictured here) has a shower and basin, and there is a separate WC next to it.
Also in this part of the house, down a corridor from the kitchen, is the laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
Garden & Pool
The large garden extends over lawn and vineyard to the pool and poolhouse set 60 metres from the house (the pool has a rigid cover for security). Beyond the pool is a wooded hill and this is a garden that provides a good play area for children as well as interest for adults.
|Outside dining table on the patio.||View from the outside dining table.|
By the house is a tiled patio with wooden table and chairs, and barbecue, shaded by the pergola.
|After the lawn is a small vineyard and then cherry trees. The pool is out of sight to the left, 60 metres from the house.||The garden in summer.|
The house seen from the pool.
Cherry tree in April.
Pool house is just visible to the right.
The pool is big enough to swim lengths - 17 x 5m (56 x 16 ft) and is part of a particularly appealing pool area. There is a vast wooden deck all around, edged by carefully planted stone beds, and it is deliberately placed at a high part of the land for the view over to Mont Ventoux, 60 metres from the house. The pool is solar heated, which raises the temperature a few degrees and extends the swimming season. An electonically operated sliding, rigid cover is provided in compliance with French pool regulations (but does not replace careful parental supervision).
The pool house and dining area alongside.
The pool house has a summer kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and an outside table and chairs for meals. There are showers inside and out, and a WC.
Inside the pool house are kitchen, bathroom, sofa-bed and mezzanine bed.
If you need extra sleeping quarters in addtion to the 3 bedrooms in the main house, the pool house can sleep two people, either on the mezzanine or the fold-out sofa-bed. There is a bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.