Maison de Menerbes, Menerbes, Provence

Village house with gorgeous views

 

Looking up at the house from the terrace, and looking out over the Luberon.

Stylish 2-bedroom house right in the centre of Menerbes, a few steps from the bakery, restaurants and cafe, but in a quiet setting with gorgeous view.

Living Rooms

 

Living room with fireplace.

You come in to the living room on the ground floor, with sofas round the fireplace and Provencal decor.

Kitchen comes off the living room to the left. TV room on the top floor.

The TV room is on the top floor of the house (above right), which is two floors up, and it has UK TV channels. The house has WiFi internet.

 

The kitchen is filled with light.

Through the living room is the kitchen/dining room, opening onto the terrace. The kitchen has a large oven and 5-ring stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

Dining table in the kitchen, and door out to terrace. A view to make washing up fun.

The kitchen also has one of the best washing up views in Provence (above right). The dining table seats 8 and there is also a dining table outside.



Bedrooms

 

Bedroom 1 on the first floor up.

The house has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, both upstairs on the first floor. Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft) and the bathroom has shower, basin and WC (below).

 

En suite bathroom to bedroom 1.

Bedroom 2 (right) also has a 1.6m-wide bed, and its bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

 
 





Outside

The terrace has a wonderful view of the vineyards below and the Luberon mountain beyond. Dining table and chairs can be shaded by the awning overhead. The terrace also has a barbecue.

Terrace view. The house is the first on the left in a quiet street.





The Location

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

This house is right in the centre of the wonderful village of Menerbes, but in a quiet setting, with bakery, bar and restaurants on the doorstep.

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 : Elizabeth

Western Australia

Date of stay: 2019-04-07

Home Sweet Home

My family of two young children (5 & 8) had a very enjoyable stay at MaisondeMenerbes. Everything is tastefully decorated with quality linen and towels; cookware; crockery; cutlery; glassware; and serving ware. The home is clean, light and spacious. The owner has gone to extra effort to fit out the home as if they lived there permanently. The location is very much in the centre of Menerbes with a glorious view it is impossible not to enjoy it. We enjoyed multiple outings including: - walked from Bonnieux to Lacoste & return - twice. - Lourmarin markets & Chateau - Gordes markets & abbaye. U - Foret des Cedres. - Dinner at Le5 Bistrot. - Dinner at at Saveurs. The property is a fraction more expensive than other two bedroom properties however, this is well justified by the additional living areas and top quality everything. The gite is not just holiday accommodation it is a home. We highly recommend the property particularly for longer stays.

Reviewed by : henjef

Charlotte, NC

Date of stay: 2018-06-23

Fantastic Visit at Maison de Menerbes

My wife and I had an idyllic one week stay in Maison de Menerbes in June 2018. This property was better than described and we frankly wished we had stayed longer. Due to the well-equipped kitchen, each morning my wife would put the coffee on and I would walk around the corner to Les Gourmets de David for our daily supply of croissant, pain au chocolot and baguettes. Back in 2 minutes, we would enjoy breakfast out on the terrace overlooking the valley in lavender bloom and the mountains in the distance. We ate many dinners on that same terrace with provisions bought at the well-supplied Epicerie du Luberon in Menerbes as well as from the Thursday market in Menerbes. When we wanted to eat out, twice we merely walked immediately across the lane to Restaurant Les Saveurs Gourmandes, a Michelin Bib Gourmand, for a fine dinner. Menerbes is small, quiet, and much less touristy than the other Luberon towns we visited. And the Maison de Menerbes property is clean, comfortable, well appointed and finely decorated--my wife took pictures of every room. We would not hesitate to return.

Reviewed by : Rochelle

USA

Date of stay: 2018-06-02

Beautiful location and very clean!

We stayed at Maison de Menerbes for the week of our wedding. Catherine was very helpful and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. The property was very very clean and everything you might need was available. The location is fabulous and the balcony was just gorgeous - lovely views of the valley. We would highly recommend! We cannot wait to come back!

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Weekly Rates


April - May1400 euros
June 14 - 21, 20191400 euros
June - September1600 euros
October1400 euros
Nov - March1100 euros


Rates

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. For stays over a week there is a complimentary weekly clean and change of bedlinen and towels.

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 500 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 house.

 



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