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Special offer: 10% discount off 2015 rentals at this stunning property
L’Ancienne Poste is a luxury village rental property in the heart of Ménerbes, a peaceful village in the beautiful Luberon region of Provence. See us featured on a French architecture TV show on youtube (search on Ancienne Poste Menerbes).
Featured in Homes & Gardens UK, various other design magazines and on a French architecture TV programme (search for Ancienne Poste Menerbes on YouTube), the property was designed by the owner, founder of bespoke travel company Brown + Hudson (www.brownandhudson.com) and one of France's leading contemporary architects. The house is a former post office. It has now been elegantly restored and stylishly furnished, yet still partakes of this protected building’s original historic charm.
At 5,000 square feet, the house offers generous courtyard, a rooftop terrace, access to a swimming pool and incredible views of the Luberon Valley from every bedroom and bathroom. Its spacious interior has been tastefully refashioned in a sophisticated, contemporary style that enhances the original architecture. Best of all, the design allows Provence’s magical light, the inspiration of so many painters, to bathe the interior of the house.
For those wishing to explore Provence beyond the village, L’Ancienne Poste is an ideal home base. Setting out on foot, on one an excellent rental bike or by car, you can immerse yourself in Provence, from lavender fields and limestone cliffs to medieval villages and crumbling Roman ruins, from antiques markets and wine estates to chic contemporary shops and stylish restaurants.
THE PROPERTY L’Ancienne Poste has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate up to 10 people. There is an option to add an adjacent property for an additional 2 people. A typical group might consist of a number of close friends who want to share a Provençal home base, or a mix of couples and children, young visitors are more than welcome. Alternatively, L’Ancienne Poste would be ideal for one gregarious couple wishing to host various guests at an 'open house in Provence' for a couple of weeks or longer.
GROUND FLOOR Spacious open plan living & dining area (610 sq ft) opening onto a spacious courtyard (731 sq ft)via floor to ceiling glass doors. Well equipped (SMEG & Siemens) kitchen-breakfast room with all modern amenities & pantry. Guest WC
FIRST FLOOR Master bedroom #1 (330 sq ft) with king size or twin beds (180 or 2 x 90 cm), ensuite bathroom and wc Master bedroom #2 (250 sq ft) with queen-size bed (160 cm), ensuite bathroom,shower room and wc. Library
SECOND FLOOR Master bedroom #3 (330 sq ft) with queen-size bed (160 cm), bath and WC. Bedroom #4 with twin beds (90 cm) that can be made as one king (180 cm). Bedroom #5 with twin beds (90 cm) that can be made as one king (180 cm). Shared shower room and independent WC for bedrooms 4 & 5. Spacious living room with satellite TV, DVD, stereo.
TERRACE Our roof top terrace (215 sq ft) is the perfect place to take cocktails, relax and enjoy sunsets over the Luberon. We offer access to a private pool just 3 minutes away. Our 12 x 6 metre pool is set in a delightfully secluded landscape with lots of room for kids to run around.
For your comfort we include several hours of complementary housekeeping during your stay.
NOTABLE FEATURES * Furnished to a very high standard * Sophisticated architectural style * In the heart of a charming village * Spacious courtyard and views, a rare combination in a village property * We offer access to a swimming pool just 3 minutes away
ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE EVENTS We are pleased to introduce guests to outstanding local chefs, artists, writers, historians, teachers, masseurs,yoga teachers and raconteurs who have become our friends over the years. Indeed, one of the exclusive benefits we offer - that few others do - is access to interesting and talented people who know the region intimately and can help make your experience of Provence truly unforgettable.
When we receive final confirmation of your booking, we’ll provide the details you need to arrange activities that suit your tastes.
* We offer access to an outdoor pool in a beautiful setting. The pool is 3 minutes from the Ancienne Poste or 15 minutes if walking.
If you are interested in creating your very own bespoke travel experience that might even include a stay at the Ancienne Poste check out brownandhudson dot com. Brown + Hudson is a bespoke travel company based in London who specialise in creating exquisitely crafted, truly bespoke travel in around 45 countries worldwide. There are a couple of things that make them rather distinctive.
The adjacent 'Petite Maison' may on occasions be available for rent to make the property's capacity 12 people, We offer access to a private swimming pool just 3 minutes away, WIFI Internet access, laptop, US style refrigerator, housekeeping service several times a week, * We offer access to a private outdoor pool in a beautiful setting, The pool is 3 minutes from the Ancienne Poste or 15 minutes if walking...moreless
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Views of the Mont Ventoux to the north and nearer by the villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Immediately below the village fields of carrots as well as cherry orchards. Breathtaking views....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
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Pool / Spa
Guests of the Ancienne Poste are given free access to the pool of a nearby boutique hotel. ...moreless
Special offer: 10% discount off 2015 rentals at this stunning property
If you book and pay the deposit on a 2015 rental before the 31 May 2015 we will give you a 10% discount off the value of your rental. The discount only relates to bookings with deposit payments received before 31 May for stays in 2015.
To qualify: 1. Check availability 2. Call me on +44 7985 292 712 to book.
High Season 1 Rate from: Apr 25 - Sep 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid Season 2 Rate from: Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season 1 Rate from: Nov 1 - Dec 4, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season 2 Rate from: Dec 5 - Jan 9, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
By bank wire transfer, depending on your dates wire either 40% or 100% of the rental fee to confirm your dates. A security deposit will also be required payable in cash upon arrival or by wire with an additional 50€ bank fee.
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Why the Owner Chose Menerbes: The Ancienne Poste was the biggest impulse buy I've made so far. My parents had a home just outside Menerbes and one day I found myself walking through the village in a rather romantic state of mind. As I walked up to towards the top of the village I noticed this old ruined post office and a tiny for sale sign. I was instantly charmed by it's perfectly 3 by 3 rows of deep red shutters, the views, the ruined state of the house, the fact that the village was not overun by tourists and the bar's ancient squat toilet.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Space, tranquility and a sense of calm when I return from a boozy long Provencal lunch, walking in the countryside or visiting discovering new corners of this corner of France