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Provence, Luberon, Villa, a.C. Rooms, Pool, with Splendid Views of Menerbes

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Last updated: 02/10/2010

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Menerbes villa description

You can't beat this location - in the heart of the Luberon, 3km from Menerbes, in the middle of all the fabled hill-top villages like Gordes, Roussillon, Goult, Lourmarin and Bonnieux - each of them officially one of the most beautiful Villages in France. Close your eyes and think of Provence and this is where you'll find yourself. Blessed with lovely views of Menerbes and the Luberon mountain, 'Belvoir' is spacious and beautifully furnished as the owners live here in winter (no hand-me-down beds!) sleeps 10 but can entertain dozens. Big garden (1 ha) with fruit trees and a vineyard, bordered by woods, with chlorine-free pool (11m x 5m) and choice of al fresco eating spots. Pick your own fruit and vegetables from the garden between Provencal meals. Outdoor 'kitchen' and fridge too because in Provence you only want to go indoors when it is bedtime! The upstairs, including 4 of the bedrooms, is air conditioned.
In July, pick up as much as you want wonderful cherries from the tree.


Things to do: Here are some of the many things you can do using the house as your base:

Go to the local peasants markets and rediscover what food used to taste like: there is one for every day of the week in a different village.
Long, lazy lunches (and dinners) outside.
Lose the extra calories by cycling round the famous hilltop villages: Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon, Lourmarin, Oppede-le-vieux, etc.
Antiques and bric-a-brac hunting at Isle-sur-Sorgue – France’s antiques capital.
Choose from an endless number of walks in the 120,000 ha Luberon Natural Park.
Explore Fontaine de Vaucluse - the extraordinary source of the crystal-clear Sorgue river (or ride a canoe down it).
Discover where all the ochre-coloured buildings come from - the ochre quarries at picturesque Roussillon and Bruoux.
Visit the Marquis de Sade's castle at neighbouring Lacoste.
Bump into Princess Caroline at chi-chi St Remy.
In July, wander through the lavender fields

More things to do: Picnic in the cedar forests outside lovely Bonnieux.
Visit the spectacular hill-top fortress at Les Baux de Provence.
Walk in the footsteps (and wheel tracks) of the Romans at the impressive remains of Glanum.
Drive to the top of Mont Ventoux (cycle if you're mad) and let the Alps and the Med take your breath away.
Marseille, 1 hour away, is France's most exciting city, and home to the world's best bouillabaisse.
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Avignon, half an hour away, is a fascinating medieval city small enough to walk round in a day.
Go wine-tasting at the local vineyards or venture just beyond Avignon for some great Rhone wines – Chateauneuf du Pape, Cote Rotie, Cornas.
Day trips to Monte Carlo, Cannes, the Camargue, Arles, Aix, Orange, Gorges du Verdon, Rhone wine trail, even Spain if you leave early.

Cultural delights too...: Did you know that in the summer the Luberon is a cultural hot-bed? There are music, arts and theatre festivals all around. The famous Avignon Festival is in July, as is the Opera Festival in Orange. While in La Roque d’Antheron the piano festival attracts some of the world’s greatest pianists. Aix-en-Provence has operas and concerts throughout the summer, and there is always something going on in a nearby town or village.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • There are enough pots, pans, crockery and cutlery to feed many more than 10, and there are also several hundred cookery books to browse. All mattresses are firm and good quality, pillows are hypo-allergenic. Master Bedroom has an electronically controlled bed, excellent for bad back sufferers. There are 10 sun-loungers - one for every person, with side-tables and parasols. Cleaning service is 3 times a week, for 3 hours each time....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          General

                          • Heating
                          • Fax
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Air Conditioning

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Grill
                          • Stove
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • 4 Ring Stove

                          Outside

                          • Terrace
                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

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                                  For bookings of two weeks the rate is 8200 Euro.
                                  A security deposit of 800 Euro in cash is required a the beginning of the stay.Rates include cleaning  service twice  a week four hours, utilities, local and incoming phone, bedlinen and towels, and after-stay clean.

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                                  Location

                                  45 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Marseille
                                  30 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Avignon TGV
                                  12 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Cavaillon
                                  60 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  beach

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  'Belvoir' is at the very the heart of the 'Golden Triangle' of the Luberon, formed by the picture-postcard, medieval hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, Menerbes, Oppede-le-Vieux, and Roussillon. These rise up majestically from the valley of vineyards and fruit orchards below, and everything is overlooked by the Luberon mountain itself, a beautifully preserved natural park. As Peter Mayle discovered when he wrote A Year in Provence here, in the Luberon life simply looks and tastes better than at home: whether it's the extraordinary natural produce at the daily markets, the clarity of the light, the scenery and history, or the charm of the Provencal people. 'Belvoir' is an hour from Marseille and Nimes International Airports, 45 minutes from Avignon train station. Within an hour's drive are Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Orange, the Rhone wine trail. The French Riviera is 2 hours away, Italy and the Alps 2.5 hours.

                                  Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, microlighting

                                  Golf: Golf in Saumane at 15km

                                   

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                                  Speaks: french, english
                                   

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                                  • Reflective swimming pool and a place in the sun

                                    Reflective swimming pool and a place in the sun

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                                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 10

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