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Heaven for Two - Stunning Views from Highest Village House

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Living room and balcony with winter view

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Menerbes house description

This gem of a house is right at the top of one of Provence’s most beautiful hill-top villages - Menerbes in the Luberon natural park. It has stunning views of the Luberon mountain and the valley below. Even when you are in bed there are three views to choose from – the mountain opposite, down the valley to the sunset, and over the rooftops. Menerbes was the village that inspired Peter Mayle to write 'A Year in Provence'. Being at its highest point means peace, solitude and inspiration; while the little shops, cafes, restaurants and village life are a couple of minutes stroll down the hill. To maximize the light and views the bedroom and bathroom are on a mezzanine above the living room and kitchen. There are huge windows opening onto the view and a sun terrace where you can eat and lounge. It is finished and furnished to a very high standard, with hand-made tiles and furniture. There is free WiFi internet and even an off-street parking spot.


Location is everything: Menerbes is the heart of one of the most enchanted corners of this world – the Luberon. Everything you read about in ‘A Year in Provence’ is here - the lavender-scented landscapes; daily markets overflowing with local produce that actually tastes of something; hilltop villages rising above the sea of vineyards and sunflowers; outstanding food and wine; and the sensational quality of light that has always brought painters and poets here. In Provence, everything simply tastes, smells, and looks better than at home. And it’s all right on your doorstep.

This is a year-round destination - the Luberon in winter is as beautiful in its way as during the long summer that can stretch from May to October. High above the cares of the world, the house is perfect for a romantic couple or an artist in need of inspiration.

Things to do: Choose from an endless number of walks in the 120,000 ha Luberon Natural Park, starting from your doorstep.... Go to the daily local markets and rediscover what food used to taste like....Cycle round the famous hilltop villages: Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, Lourmarin....Antique and bric-a-brac hunting at Isle-sur-Sorgue – France’s antiques capital.... Explore Fontaine de Vaucluse - source of the crystal-clear Sorgue river (or ride a canoe down it)....Visit the Marquis de Sade's castle at neighbouring Lacoste....Learn to paint sunflowers....Picnic in the cedar forests outside lovely Bonnieux....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....Avignon, half an hour away, is a fascinating medieval city you can walk around in a day....Go wine-tasting at the local vineyards or just beyond Avignon for some great Rhone wines

Nearby attractions: Within 15 minutes: Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Rousillon, Oppede le Vieux, Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Cavaillon.........
Within 1 hour: Aix en Provence, Avignon, St Remy, Tarascon, Mont Ventoux, Alpilles, Chateauneuf du Pape, Orange.........
Within 90 minutes: Marseille, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, Gorges du Verdon, Rhone wine trail.........
WIthin 2.5 hours: Monte Carlo, Cannes, St Tropez, Cote d'Azur, Italy, Lyon..........
Within 3 hours: the Alps, the Pyrennees, Spain.........

Property Type

  • House
  • 30 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • For stays of more than a week there is a complimentary clean and change of bedding and towels on Saturdays....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Telephone
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Safe
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Stove
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Terrace
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  June - September
                  Jun 14 - Oct 3, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,390
                  October
                  Oct 4 - Oct 24, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,050
                  Nov - Dec
                  Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €740
                  Xmas, New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €890

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates include bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating, satellite TV, high-speed internet, after-stay clean, and local phone calls. For stays of more than one week, a cleaner comes every Saturday for a complimentary clean and change of bedlinen and towels.

                  Weeks run from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday.

                  A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before arrival


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marseille
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Avignon TGV
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Cavaillon, A7 exit 23
                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Menerbes is at the very the heart of the 'Golden Triangle' of the Luberon, formed by the picture-postcard, medieval hilltop villages of Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, 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. All the villages are 5-15 minutes away. There are daily markets at a different village very day of the week. Menerbes 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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: We are mainly British, we live and work in Oppede, which is 10 minutes from Menerbes where the house is situated.

                  Why the Owner Chose Menerbes:
                  It was a complete ruin with a fantastic view and one tiny window. We gutted it, remodelled, made big windows and a little terrace and balcony. Now it is a wonderful spot, still with that amazing view, in one of Provence's best villages.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The view; the fact of being in a quiet location but only 2 minutes' walk to the village centre; the little terrace and off-street parking spot; sitting on the terrace watching the sun set down the valley.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Living room and balcony with winter view

                    Living room and balcony with winter view

                  • View from bedroom over the rooftops of Menerbes

                    View from bedroom over the rooftops of Menerbes

                  • House circled in the unspoilt village of Menerbes

                    House circled in the unspoilt village of Menerbes

                  • Kitchen and dining table

                    Kitchen and dining table

                  • Terrace with table, sun loungers, and amazing view

                    Terrace with table, sun loungers, and amazing view

                  • Sun terrace outside living room, stunning view

                    Sun terrace outside living room, stunning view

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • View east along the Luberon valley

                    View east along the Luberon valley

                  • Bedroom on the mezzanine, with en suite bathroom

                    Bedroom on the mezzanine, with en suite bathroom

                  • View from living room over vineyards below

                    View from living room over vineyards below

                  €740 - €1,390 per week (EUR)
                  2

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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