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Luxury Village Property - Stunning Views of Luberon - Pool

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L'Ancienne Poste - perfectly located, airy interiors and great views

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Last updated: 04/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

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.

HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS
Dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, stereo, satellite TV, CD, DVD, computer, fireplace, alarm, garage.

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Rural:

    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

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests of the Ancienne Poste are given free access to the pool of a nearby boutique hotel. ...moreless

 

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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.

Offer for: Apr 15, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 1 Rate from:
Apr 25 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

€4,050
Mid Season 2 Rate from:
Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€3,950
Low Season 1 Rate from:
Nov 1 - Dec 4, 2015
7 night min stay

€3,350
High Season 2 Rate from:
Dec 5 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

€4,050
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

€4,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

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


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, arabic, Vietnamese

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  • L'Ancienne Poste - perfectly located, airy interiors and great views

    L'Ancienne Poste - perfectly located, airy interiors and great views

  • Bedroom 2 with en-suite bath, shower and wc

    Bedroom 2 with en-suite bath, shower and wc

  • Vast lounge/dining room adjoins to kitchen and courtyard

    Vast lounge/dining room adjoins to kitchen and courtyard

  • 3 minutes away, access to our private 12 x 6 metre pool in a beautiful setting

    3 minutes away, access to our private 12 x 6 metre pool in a beautiful setting

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • 2nd Floor Lounge and Play Room

    2nd Floor Lounge and Play Room

  • Every bedroom and bathroom offers and unhindered view of the Luberon Valley

    Every bedroom and bathroom offers and unhindered view of the Luberon Valley

  • Spacious courtyard adjoining our lounge -  perfect for decadent sunset feasts

    Spacious courtyard adjoining our lounge - perfect for decadent sunset feasts

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