Garrigue Menerbes 1, Menerbes, Provence

Bright, contemporary apartment with pool just above Menerbes

Hilltop pool with gorgeous views. The apartment is the left half of the house.

A hilltop house converted into two contemporary apartments with gorgeous high views, pool, and a perfect location - in peaceful countryside but only three minutes walk into the stunning village of Menerbes. This apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with air conditioning in one bedroom. Everything is new for 2015.

Living Room

Looking down from the kitchen, over the dining table to the living room and south terrace. Living room.

 

Living room, dining and kitchen are open-plan with big french windows opening on two sides, flooding the apartment with light.

The kitchen (right) is equipped with 3-ring stove, table-top combination microwave/grill, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and washing machine.

In the living room are sofa and armchairs, and there is WiFi internet throughout. Air conditioning from the bedroom usually cools this room too.

 

 

 

Dining area and kitchen opening out to garden.




Bedrooms

 

Bedroom 1 with French doors opening to the west, and its en suite bathroom.

The apartment has two spacious, double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. The beds are 1.6m wide (5.25ft) and the bathrooms both have walk-in shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 1 is air conditioned.

 

Bedroom 2 has en suite bathroom and separate WC.



Garden & Pool

 

The apartment and its 2 neighbouring units are set in land at the top of the hill above Menerbes, amid pine trees and the garrigue that gives the apartment its name. The apartments share a pool which is on a higher level 20 metres away, with great view of the Luberon mountain and valley. The pool measures 12m x 5m (40 x 16ft), and has sunloungers and shaded table and chairs.

 

The south-facing terrace also has the Luberon view, and is shaded by a pergola. Between the apartment and the pool is a planted garden, with gravel pathway to the pool area. The pool area is accessed up some steps.

 

South terrace with view and shade of the pergola.

There is off-street parking and the lane is only used by the few houses along it - at the level of the apartments this lane peters out so it is very quiet.




The Location

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

High above the cares of the world, but just a 3-minute stroll down the hill to the wonderful village of Menerbes, this is an ideal year-round haven for those who want both countryside and village life.

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, baker and butcher.

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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Rose & Hugh

Chester UK

Date of stay: 2016-08-27

Idyllic

We stayed here during the summer 2016 with my husbands brother and his wife. The owners Dominique and Thierry were just lovely and very very helpful. We had lovely stay and I have to say that the view from the appartment was fantastic. The good thing about this particular apartment is that you can sit out on the veranda which is shaded during the early day, or outside the front of the apartment which is shaded in the evening, or the opposite way round if you like the sun. Also the veranda is totally private. The location is also perfect as you are only a very short walk into town which you can do in less than five minutes or walking slow probably 15 minutes. The town is quiet but in a good way and you should visit Café du Progrès, might not look much from the outside, but there is a great balcony in the back, well worth it for drinks and even a bite to eat. We would certainly go again.

Reviewed by : stuckonmars

Seattle, WA

Date of stay: 2015-06-20

Lovely escape

Our family of five spent a wonderful 9 nights in this delightful apartment on the edge of Ménerbes. Brand new and very tastefully appointed, it has the best of both worlds: the seclusion of being just out of the village in a lovely rural setting with a sparkling pool, yet close enough to the village that you can easily stroll down to the very picturesque centre of town for dinner or a coffee. The pool is shared between the two adjacent apartments but is big enough to share! Dominique and Thierry are a delightful couple who own the apartment and live nearby. They are great hosts, happy to share information about the region and provide any help needed with the apartment, but only intruding when called upon. We really enjoyed getting to know them both... Finally, the region is adorable. After visiting five or six of the perched villages in the area, we felt Ménerbes to be the most appealing, with a nice balance between authenticity and tourism. Like all of the villages of the region, it exudes character!

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Weekly Rates


April900 euros
May900 euros
June1200 euros
July - August1600 euros
September1200 euros
October900 euros
November - March695 euros
Xmas, New Year1095 euros


Rates

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

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 300 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

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 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the apartment.

 



Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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