La Source, Menerbes, Provence

Menerbes village rental with pool, view and garden

The house with pool on the left, terrace on right, and Menerbes behind. The lavender field, vineyard and Luberon mountain seen from the house.

The house is right at the foot of the splendid Luberon village of Menerbes, 2 minutes' walk from bakery and restaurants, and has a great view over the lavender and vineyards to the mountain, as well as a pool and garden. With 3 double bedrooms, for 6 people with minimum age of 8.

Living Rooms

 

Living and dining rooms on different levels.

On the ground floor are the kitchen, and the open-plan living room and dining room in an L-shape.

 

The living room has a Smart TV/DVD with English-language news channels. There is WiFi internet throughout. Patio doors open out to the dining terrace at the front of the house.

Dining table with living room to right, entrance and kitchen straight on. Kitchen.

The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, wall-mounted oven, American fridge-freezer with ice and water, dishwasher, Senseo coffee machine. Next to the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine.

 

The kitchen with dining table.

The kitchen opens out to the pool area on one side and entrance and dining room on the other.



Bedrooms

The house sleeps 6 people in 3 double bedrooms, each with bathroom. The bedrooms are all on different levels, offering privacy from each other. One is upstairs, one on the ground floor, and one is a separate studio bedroom accessed from the garden.

 

Bedroom 1 and bathroom.

Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed and view to the south over the lavender and vineyards. Its bathroom has shower, double basins and WC.
 

 

The ground-floor bedroom 2 and bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) on the ground floor has a 1.4m-wide (4.6ft) bed and its bathroom has a shower, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 3 is a self-contained studio bedroom.

Bedroom 3 (above) is the studio room accessed from the garden on the lower level, and this room offers independence, with a kitchenette for breakfast, and its own patio area with seating. The bed is 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) and the en suite has shower, basin and WC.




Outside

For a house so close to the centre of the village, there is a generous outside space of 3,000 sq m (32,300 sq ft) with garden, dining terrace, pool area and off-street parking.

Terrace with outdoor dining. Poolside relaxation spot.

The terrace has the outdoor dining table, shaded by a pergola, and looking out over lavender and vineyard to the Luberon mountain.

 

On the other side of the house is the pool, measuring 7m x 3.5m (23 x 11.5ft), and with an infinity edge on the south side towards the view. Alongside the pool is a shaded relaxation spot with seating and lounging.

The house and lavender field. Pool with infinity edge and view.

Below the dining terrace is a lawned garden with fish-pond.

 

Lawn to the side, under the terrace, with koi carp pond.

The terrace area also has an outdoor summer kitchen (below right) with drinks fridge, fireplace for grilling and sink.

The terrace with shaded dining table overlooking lavender field. Outdoor summer kitchen by terrace.

Also off the terrace, in the rock, a natural spring (source in French) fills a basin in a grotto - a fascinating and ancient village feature.

 

 

The house has off-street parking for up to 3 cars. With the steps and water features, the minimum age at this property is 8 years old.



The Location

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

The house is in a peaceful setting only 2 minutes' walk to the centre of the wonderful village of Menerbes, with bakery, grocery, 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 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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Q

The Netherlands

Date of stay: 2019-07-20

Smashing!

Our family (parents, daughter, son with girlfriend) stayed for one week in this beautiful house. We have had an unforgettable week. First of all, a very warm welcome that made us feel at home immediately. Second; The house has all the features you need and more. There is a cosy and spacious living room. A brand new and very complete kitchen that along with all the regional delicatessen, assures you from having a delicious stay. The bathrooms are very comfortable and so are the bedrooms. The extra guesthouse is also adorable and a real plus. The pool, garden and terraces are outstanding. Lots of space to hang out, be lazy, read a book, have drinks, play games or do some workouts. Other highlights during a stay in La Source are for example the few (4?)minute walk you have to take to reach the pretty and authentic village of Menerbes (where you’ll find a wonderful bakery, little epicerie, maison de la truffe et du vin, etc.) The beautiful surroundings and breathtaking views, the historic neighbor villages and regional markets. Catchwords are: clean, wonderful, complete, place-to-come-back-to!

Reviewed by : Bschultz

Oakland, CA

Date of stay: 2019-07-10

Pool with a View

My husband and I stayed at La Source with dear friends, and we could not believe our luck. The house itself is just beautiful, with historic features, comfortable furnishings, and lovely decor. The kitchen had just been renovated, so everything was in top shape. All rooms were spotlessly clean and well-appointed. The beautiful gardens and pool are dreamy, with views to the lavender field and hills beyond. We were there in the heat of summer, so we spent many late afternoons cooling off in the pool and enjoying wine and cheese outdoors. The location of this home is perfect: Walk up the driveway and a staircase, and you are in the charming village of Menerbes, where there are wonderful shops and restaurants. We spent most of our days sightseeing, visiting the Pont du Gard, towns like Gordes and Bonnieux, and the ruins of Glanum. We also took a cooking class with Gilles of Provence Gourmet, and that was really memorable. On the last night of our week in Menerbes, we enjoyed a special dinner at the tiny restaurant Les Saveurs Gourmandes. I strongly recommend La Source and the village of Menerbes in general to anyone visiting The Luberon.

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Weekly Rates


June - August2700 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% booking deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 800 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods are flexible.

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 6 people with minimum age of 8 years old. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house

 



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



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