Villa Menerbes, Menerbes, Provence

Luberon villa with a/c and views 1 mile from Menerbes

 

The house has an elevated setting and 2 acres of garden.

Newly restored to a high standard, with a/c throughout and a great setting over the vineyards 1 mile from Menerbes, with view of the Luberon mountain opposite. The house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Living Rooms

Dining table between kitchen and living room.
  Modern kitchen design.

Air-conditioned throughout, the house is arranged to maximise the view and light, with kitchen, dining room and living room running along the south-facing terrace to the front of the house.

Dining area and kitchen open out to south-facing terrace. From dining area through to living room.

The kitchen is beautifully equipped with induction stove, wall-mounted oven, combination grill/microwave (all Miele), American-style fridge-freezer, dishwasher and separate wine fridge. Off the kitchen the utility room has washing machine and dryer.

 

Living room with double-height ceiling.

The kitchen flows through into the dining area, with its dual-aspect fireplace shared with the TV snug, then through an arch is the living room. This room has double-height ceiling, sofas, and on a raised level a work desk and library.

Sofas and doorway through to TV snug on left. TV snug with fireplace.

Off the living room is the TV snug with Smart TV/DVD, Netflix, and DVD library. The house has a Bluetooth speaker, and there is WiFi internet.



Bedrooms

The house sleeps 8 in 4 air-conditioned bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor. The other two are on the upper level which is reached by outside stairs and does not communicate with the rest of the house - a consideration when there are young children.

 

Bedroom 1 on ground floor with en suite.

Bedroom 1 has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and opens out to the garden. Its en suite bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 2 with en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and en suite with shower and basin, and there is a separate WC.

 

Bedroom 3 on the upper level and the view from its patio.

Upstairs and accessed from the outside are bedrooms 3 and 4, sharing a bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC. Bedroom 3 has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and a patio with view over the vineyards to the Luberon mountain. There is also a sink and tea/coffee-making facilities on this level, to enjoy some morning time on the upstairs patio.

Bedroom 4 can be 2 singles or one large bed.
 Bathroom on upper level for bedrooms 3 and 4.

Bedroom 4 can be configured with either a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed or two singles, and there is a travel cot for infants.




Garden & Pool

The house is in raised position over the vineyards and olive groves, with the Luberon mountain right opposite to the south - a great place from which to take in the idyllic Luberon country scene, from sunrise to sunset.

 

There are 2 acres of gardens on different levels, planted with the flora of Provence: lavender and green oak; rosemary, cypress and olive trees. By the pool is a large lawned area for children to wear themselves out.

Shaded table for lunch by the pool.
 Outdoor dining by the kitchen.

On a level below the house is the 11m x 5m swimming pool, with sunloungers and parasols. The poolhouse has shower, WC, fridge-freezer and sink. The pool pictured here will be replaced for 2021 by a beautiful tiled pool with electric cover.

 

The south-facing front terrace outside the living room.

The villa is laid out so that most rooms enjoy the wonderful view to the south, and there is a terrace all along the front. Outside the kitchen is a dining table shaded by a pergola, and outside the living room is a sitting area and sunloungers, with a full-width electric awning for shade.

 

Arriving at the house.

There is off-street, shaded parking for several cars.

Dining table by kitchen.
 A place for an aperitif with a view.






The Location

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

The house is set in rich countryside 1 mile from the wonderful hill-top village of Menerbes, in the heart of the Golden Triangle of the Luberon. Menerbes is officially designated one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France' and has everything you need - cafe, restaurants, bakery, and a small grocery store. Market day in Menerbes is Thursday mornings from April to October.

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 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

Weekly Rates


November - March2500 euros
April3000 euros
May3400 euros
June3800 euros
July - August4400 euros
September3600 euros
October3300 euros
Xmas, New Year3300 euros


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

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

Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am, 1 week minimum.
 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 smoking and pets are not allowed in the house.

Security deposit of 800 euros to be paid with balance payment and returned after stay.


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



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