Le Clos de Menerbes, Menerbes, Provence

Delightful Provence rental home in one of France's most beautiful villages

 
The beautiful village of Menerbes with the house outlined. The house and pool with the Luberon mountain in the background.

Le Clos is a splendid rental house right in Menerbes, which has been officially recognised as one of The Most Beautiful Villages of France. The house sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and even has a generous garden and a pool, rare for a village house. The home is characterised by its elegant decor, very light living areas, and restful ambience.

Living Rooms

 

The living room is full of light and and opens onto the garden at the front of the house.

From the entrance you come into the living room, with comfortable seating, book-lined shelves, and a wall of windows onto the garden. The back part of the living room has sofa and TV around an open fireplace (below right). There is wireless high-speed internet.

 

Entering the kitchen from the living room (left), and the TV den with open fireplace.

Adjoining the living room are the kitchen and dining rooms, one big light space where people gather expectantly as meals are prepared. The kitchen also opens onto the garden and the outdoor eating area.

 

The cosy kitchen and dining room are the heart of the house.

In the kitchen: oven, 4-ring cooker, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, electric kettle, coffee machine, and all the pots, pans, etc. you might need.


 

Bedrooms

There are 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.

 

The master bedroom upstairs, with dressing room and en suite bathroom.

Upstairs is the big air-conditioned master bedroom and its en suite bathroom, this is a parental suite with access to the garden at the pool level, and dramatic view of the village skyline above.

Big floor-to-ceiling windows bring the garden into the room.

The bed is 1.6m wide (5.25ft). Opposite the bed is a writing desk, which can also be used as a quiet workspace away from the rest of the house.

Between bedroom and bathroom is a dressing area, and the en suite has bathtub, walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

 Master bedroom writing desk.

 

 

The master bedroom's en suite bathroom has bathtub and walk-in shower, twin basins and WC.

The bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3.
 

Downstairs are bedrooms 2 and 3.

Bedroom 2 has a 1.4m-wide bed (4.6ft), and bedroom 3 has either 2 singles of 80cm or a double of 1.6m (5.25ft).

Between these 2 bedrooms is a bathroom with bath and basin, and there is a separate WC.

The house has clothes washing machine and dryer.

 
 
 

Bedrooms 2 and 3 downstairs.


Garden & Pool

 
Pool and house seen from the terraced garden at the back.
 
Great view of Menerbes from the pool area.

The property is laid out along three of the terraces that spill down from the top of the village. At the front of the house is a walled-in garden, and all the rooms except the master bedroom open onto this. At the back, and on a higher level, is another part of the garden, with a pool. Here two terraces extend away from the pool, laid with grass and trees.

 

Outside dining table with barbecue by the kitchen.

The front garden has a large table and chairs by the kitchen, with barbecue, and a sun-deck to the side with chairs where you can also eat.

 

The garden seen from the decking area to the side of the living room.

The front garden is walled, so toddlers can't escape.

 

The downstairs rooms all open onto the south-facing, front garden: living room, kitchen, dining room and two bedrooms.

 

The rear garden with its view of Menerbes, and outside the master bedroom another table and chairs.

The rear garden is lawned and has a great view of the medieval facade of Menerbes. On this level is the pool, with pool alarm and sunloungers, and outside the master bedroom is a shaded table and chairs.

 

The approach to the house and parking area.

The house is approached along a 50-metre drive, with terraced garden the length of it, planted with cherry, olive and cypress trees. There is parking for three cars outside the house.



The Location

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

The house is right in the village of Menerbes, a wonderful location and ideal for exploring the rest of the Luberon and Provence. Menerbes has everything you need - cafe, bar, restaurants, bakery and a small grocery store. You can even get the Herald Tribune and UK press when you walk in for your croissants or coffee in the morning. This is all a 2-minute stroll away.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, 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.

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 : Anne

New York, NY

Date of stay: 2018-09-01

Lovely Maison in Ménerbes!

We could not have been happier with our home away from home. The property was exactly as described on a beautiful expanse of land under the walled village of Ménerbes. A short walk to get groceries and fabulous quaint restaurants. The owner was extremely responsive and even met me there to give us a tour which made us feel very welcome. One of our friends is a private chef and she felt very comfortable creating gourmet meals in the well equipped kitchen! I would highly recommend Le Clos to anyone wanting a relaxing, peaceful home base in Ménerbes.

Reviewed by : Murray

New Zealand

Date of stay: 2016-06-18

Maison..Menerbes..Magnifique!

What a delightful haven in the Luberon this is! This was our second visit in 3 years to this wonderful house in a superb location. The owners present a beautifully appointed house that met all of our needs. It is comfortable inside with all the essentials that a top-quality house can provide. The outside areas - dining table, casual seating, pool area, all provide places to relax or socialise as you wish. The owners are charming and helpful (although we have never met them), and the caretaker is attentive to every question and was very keen to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Being so close to the best village in this area is another big plus. We could not wish for a better place to enjoy a holiday in Southern Provence.

Reviewed by : Jeroen

Belgium

Date of stay: 2016-08-13

Wonderful!

We enjoyed two wonderful weeks in this lovely, comfortable and "easy" house, tucked away underneath beautiful Ménerbes. The well-prepared and clean house has all one needs in order to enjoy a relaxing holiday, including a well-equipped kitchen, two gardens to choose from and a refreshing pool. The view up to the village is special. We walked and cycled (we rented two electric bikes from Bonnieux) to explore this beautiful region, had several delicious lunches, did some reading, enjoyed the company and a little care for the local cat, etc. etc. It was hard to leave the good life behind after two weeks and return to life in a big city. Both the owner and representative are delightful and most helpful people. In short, we would be more than happy to return.

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Weekly Rates


November - March1800 euros
April2400 euros
May2600 euros
June3150 euros
July - August3450 euros
September2950 euros
October2350 euros
Xmas, New Year2730 euros


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

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

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 600 euros against any breakages or damage.

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. 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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