La Jaume, Menerbes, Provence

Stunning barn conversion 1km from Menerbes, 3 bedrooms plus studio, sleeps 8

 

La Jaume is close to the village of Menerbes in beautiful Provence countryside.

La Jaume is a converted old barn that brings the cool of modern design to Provence. From the beautifully equipped kitchen to the huge deck round the heated pool with a view, the house has been created around the idea of modern comforts and timeless pleasures.

Living Rooms

 

The living room with its modern technology and wood-burning stove.

On the ground floor the kitchen, dining room and living room are all open-plan and open onto the south-facing terrace and garden.

 

The living room has a funky wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, WiFi internet and very comfortable L-shaped sofa.

 

The kitchen is open-plan with the dining room and beyond that the living room.

The kitchen in wood and steel has 4-ring cooker, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, big fridge-freezer with wine cabinet. The dining table is next to the kitchen and beyond that is the outside dining table. Also downstairs, off the kitchen, is the laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

The house is equipped with a cot and high-chair.



Bedrooms

There are three double bedrooms in the main house, with two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, as well as two separate WCs. The poolhouse can be used as a studio sleeping 2.

 

Bedroom 1 and its view south over the garden.

Bedroom 1 (above) and bedroom 2 (below) have the same configuration and view over the garden to the Luberon mountain. The beds are 140cm and 160cm wide.

 

Bedroom 2 and its view.


The high-end bathroom upstairs features jacuzzi bath tub and big walk-in shower.

Upstairs is the luxury bathroom with big walk-in shower, standalone bath with jacuzzi jets, and double basin.

 

Bedroom 3 with work desk.

Bedroom 3 (above right) has a 140cm-wide double bed1. The downstairs bathroom (above left) has a shower and basin, and there is a separate WC next to it.

 

 

If you need extra sleeping quarters in addition to the 3 bedrooms in the main house, the pool house can sleep two people, either on the mezzanine or the fold-out sofa-bed.

There is a bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The poolhouse is equipped with a summer kitchen with fridge.

As it is 60 metres from the main house this is a good option for a couple or teenagers who want more privacy.

 

Inside the pool house are kitchen, bathroom, sofa-bed and mezzanine bed.





Garden & Pool

The large garden extends over lawn and vineyard to the pool and poolhouse set 60 metres from the house (the pool has a rigid cover for security). Beyond the pool is a wooded hill and this is a garden that provides a good play area for children as well as interest for adults.

 

The pool is big enough to swim lengths - 17 x 5m (56 x 16 ft) - and is heated. There is a vast wooden deck all around, edged by carefully planted stone beds, and it is deliberately placed at a high part of the land 60 metres from the house for the view as far as Mont Ventoux. The pool has an electronic rigid cover for safety.

 

The pool house has a summer kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and an outside table and chairs for meals. There are showers inside and out, and a WC.

 

Above the pool area is the boules court, terraced into the hillside (above left).

 

To the front of the house the living room and kitchen open onto a shaded patio with dining table and chairs, and barbecue.

 

 Under a plane tree are garden sofa and armchairs (above right) and on the lawn are sunloungers.

 

Looking over the garden from the house in the late summer.

Beyond the lawn the garden gives way to a small vineyard, and after that comes the pool.

 

The garden in the spring.

The house has secure off-street parking for several cars.




The Location

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

The closest village is Menerbes, which is 800m (half a mile) away. The village of Menerbes is a wonderful location and ideal for exploring the rest of the Luberon and Provence. Menerbes has everything you need - cafe, restaurants, bakery, and a small 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 : Mike

Bristol, U.K.

Date of stay: 2018-07-20

Highly recommended

Fantastic home in stunning location. Denis and Maud were very quick to respond throughout the whole process and easy to deal with. The house is really well equipped. Full of great art and stylish furniture. Huge garden/grounds, including private vineyard. Fantastic saltwater pool which we all enjoyed. Surrounded by beautiful towns and villages with plenty of options for places to eat and drink - the nearest town (Menerbes) is very picturesque and approx 2 min drive! Our family and friends loved our time here and would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by : Max

Australia

Date of stay: 2016-06-18

Great!

We had a great time at La Jaume. The house was good and we especially enjoyed our daily lap swimming and playing in the pool and regular petanque. I even got to pick some ripe cherries and make a cherry tarte tatin .

Reviewed by : V.P.

London

Date of stay: 2016-07-16

Fantastic week at La Jaume

We had the most fantastic week at La Jaume. We took our grown up kids and friends and they were totally enraptured by the place, as were we. The conversion is wonderful and the pool area especially great - we played a lot of petanque and pool games, I think I spent almost one whole hour just floating around on a noodle watching buzzards. The girls loved the art, my son had vinyl envy and the lawn was just the right size for holiday cricket. The owner's attention to detail and comfort made us feel at home and not too overawed to enjoy ourselves. Please let Mikael know how much we appreciated his waiting for us when we were stuck in holiday traffic on the way down and how helpful his partner was in suggesting local restaurants, he also had the good grace not to chastise us when we told him we were English so soon since Brexit! To be honest I'm not sure if the website does justice to how special La Jaume is and leaving after only one week was tough.

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Weekly Rates


November - April2500 euros
May3200 euros
June3500 euros
July - August3700 euros
September3400 euros
October3000 euros
Xmas, New Year3000 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. Also included are garden and pool maintenance.

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 900 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm 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 8 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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