Les Cyprés, Menerbes, Provence

Beautiful Menerbes villa amid the vineyards

Looking at the house from the pool.
 
The courtyard on arrival.

Les Cyprès is in an idyllic country setting of vineyards and woods, just 1km (0.6 miles) from the exceptional village of Menerbes, in the heart of the Luberon natural park. The house sleeps 6 in 5 bedrooms, with a minimum age of 6.

Living Rooms

On the main floor are the kitchen, dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Upstairs is the master bedroom and bathroom. Beyond the master bedroom is a fifth bedroom.

Very cosy living room.  Dining area as you enter the house.

The very cosy, comfortable living room has two sofas and an armchair around an open fire, and satellite TV with English-language news channels and the terrestrial French channels. The house has WiFi internet.

 

 
The kitchen is between the dining room and living room.

The kitchen has an oven, 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, double sink, fridge-freezer, and plenty of tableware, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. It is open-plan to the dining room and a large open fireplace.

Living room opening to the front garden. From the dining room towards the kitchen.

In a separate utility room at garden level are the washing machine and dryer.


Bedrooms

The house is available for a maximum of 6 people over the age of 6, and there are potentially 5 bedrooms. If there are young children bedroom 5 is not available due to the staircase.

 
Master bedroom with 2m-wide bed. Master bathroom with bathtub, WC and basin.

The master bedroom is upstairs with a 2m-wide (6.6ft) bed, and en suite bathroom with bathtub, WC and basin.

 
Bedroom 2 with 1.8m-wide bed.

Bedroom 2 (above) has a 1.8m-wide (6ft) double.

 
Bedroom 3 with 1.6m-wide bed.

Bedroom 3 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed.

Bedroom 4 with single bed. 

Bathroom with shower and WC for bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.

Bedroom 4 (above) is a single room with a 90cm-wide bed (3ft). Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are on the main floor and share the bathroom with shower, WC and basin.

 

  
Bedroom 5 has an en suite shower, WC and basin, and access to the garden.

Bedroom 5 (above), with double bed, is accessed either through bedroom 1 or from its own door to the garden. The en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC. Due to the open staircase in this room it is not available when there are young children in the group.



Garden

The house is set in 1.7 acres of land, with lawned garden and pool at the back, and gravelled terrace at the front.

 
Looking back at the house from the pool. The pool seen from the house.

To the back of the house is the immaculate garden, and the 8m x 4m (26ft x 13ft) pool. The garden is planted in the Provencal way - lavender, rosemary, cypress, 300-year-old olive trees, and even an oak wood providing shade. Where the garden ends, the vineyards take over.

The garden is immaculately kept. Steps down from the back of the house to the pool.

By the pool are comfortable sunloungers and deckchairs. Natural shade is provided by the oak trees to the side. The pool has a security alarm.

 

Outside dining at the front of the house.

To the front of the house, close to the kitchen, is the shaded dining table (above).

 

At the lowest level of the house, nearest the pool, is a room with shower and WC, as well as washing machine and dryer. There is plenty of parking by the house.



The Location

 
Menerbes on its hilltop from the north (left) and from the east (right).

The location is perfect for exploring the Luberon and Provence. It is 1km from the medieval hill-top village of Menerbes, with its cafe, restaurants, bakery, and grocery store.

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.

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 : Clare

U.K.

Date of stay: 2018-08-25

Fabulous house

We have had three wonderful visits to this beautiful property and have already booked our fourth! It is a stunning home, beautifully decorated throughout with great attention to detail. The garden and pool are a real highlight and there are lots of different seating areas to hide away and relax in. The hosts are wonderfully kind - there was a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival and they are available if needed both before and during the stay. I can’t recommend highly enough!

Reviewed by : JT

Brussels

Date of stay: 2018-08-11

Wonderful!

We spent two wonderful weeks at Les Cyprès, situated at walking distance from Ménerbes. A spacious, but cosy and quiet property, with a very large garden with a lovely and good-sized pool. When we arrived the house was ready for us, all clean and prepared. The house feels like a proper lived-in and characterful home. Contact with both the owner and caretaker was quick and easy. One morning we woke up because of a heavy thunderstorm, as a consequence of which we had no electricity. But within the hour the gardener was there to solve the problem, as well as bringing along a melon, which was a nice - and delicious - touch. We walked many times into lovely Ménerbes to have lunch and also rented electric bikes from Bonnieux, which were delivered at our holiday home, to further explore this beautiful region, which has so much to offer. In short, a wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by : Becky

Massachusetts, USA

Date of stay: 2018-06-23

Wonderful place to stay with our family!

We rented Les Cypres for our extended family of six, including two children ages 7 and 9. The owner was very easy to coordinate with and answered all of our questions promptly. Upon arrival in Provence, the local caretakers were helpful with directing us to a great, local grocery store to stock up on supplies, and then were waiting for us upon our arrival to help us get settled in. The house was beautiful and full of charm, and the grounds were lush and very private. The olive grove and vineyards right outside the door were beautiful and fun to explore. Our children especially loved the pool. Every day we went off on an adventure in the Luberon, visiting farmers markets and villages. Then we returned to Les Cypres to enjoy the pool and to cook all the amazing fresh food we had collected during our outings. Our favorite part was having coffee on the terrace in the mornings, while listening and watching bees and butterflies visit the scores of lavender bushes on the property. We hope to be back at Les Cypres soon! Thank you!

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Weekly Rates


Nov - March1800 euros
April - May2500 euros
June - September3100 euros
October2500 euros
Xmas, New Year2500 euros


Included in the rate: bedlinen, towels, utilities, wifi internet, weekly clean and end of stay-clean.

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

Rental periods run Saturday-Saturday, minimum period of 1 week, from 5pm on the first day, to 10am on the last day.
 Cancellation policy: if we can find another renter for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The security deposit against breakage or damage is 1200 euros, and is returned after your stay.

The house is for a maximum of 6 people over the age of 6. 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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