Valmenon - Garden

Garden & Pool

Outside the property has three distinct areas: the pool, the courtyard and the kitchen terrace.

 

To the back of the house is the pool area with sunloungers and parasols. The pool can be heated from May to September and measures 14m x 4.5m (46 x 15ft), and has a sliding electronic cover for security.

 

Around the pool the garden is planted with olive trees, cypresses, lavender, rosemary, thyme and many other Mediterranean herbs and flowers.

 

Walled courtyard with dining table, BBQ and pizza oven.

The inner courtyard faces south and is enclosed (good for wind and to keep children inside). There is a shaded dining table, a Weber BBQ, and that summer essential - an outdoor, wood-burning pizza oven, which was the bread oven in centuries past.

 

Kitchen terrace with shade of the mulberry tree.

Outside the kitchen is another dining table (above), shaded by the old mulberry tree: a cool spot on a hot day.

 

The house is on a very quiet country track, 2km from the village of Menerbes, at the foot of the Luberon mountain in great walking country.