Luxury Village Property - Stunning Views of Luberon - Pool(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 the perfect place for everyone to cool off during the summer months.
Dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, stereo, satellite TV, CD, DVD, fireplace, alarm, garage (although currently occupied).
For your comfort we include several hours of complementary housekeeping during your stay.
* 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.
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Member since: 2005
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Our cancellation terms are strict and non-negotiable.
By bank wire transfer, depending on your dates wire either 40% or 100% of the rental fee to confirm your booking. 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's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 1999
Why the Owner Chose Ménerbes, France:
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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L'Ancienne Poste - perfectly located, airy interiors and great views
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bath, shower and wc
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
Beautiful staircase with open steps for a light and airy feeling
2nd Floor Lounge and Play Room
Every bedroom and bathroom offers and unhindered view of the Luberon Valley
Spacious courtyard adjoining our lounge - perfect for decadent sunset feasts
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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