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Heaven for Two - Stunning Views from Highest Village House

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Name of House: 'Menerbes One'. 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.........

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Property Type

  • House
  • 30 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 2-29
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,542

Changeover Day: Saturday

July 30 - August 26
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$888

Changeover Day: Saturday

September
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,542
October 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,165

Changeover Day: Saturday

Nov - Dec
Oct 29 - Dec 22, 2016
5 night min stay

$777
Xmas, New Year 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$998
January-February 2017
Jan 6 - Mar 3, 2017
5 night min stay

$777
March 2017
Mar 4 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$932
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,165

Changeover Day: Saturday

May-September 2017
Apr 29 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,542

Changeover Day: Saturday

October 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,165

Changeover Day: Saturday

Nov - Dec 2017
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay

$777

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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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 Ménerbes, France:
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: english, french
 

Photos

  • Showing tne bedroom above the living space, on the mezzanine level

    Showing tne bedroom above the living space, on the mezzanine level

  • Terrace with table, sun loungers, and amazing view

    Terrace with table, sun loungers, and amazing view

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom on mezzanine level

    Bedroom on mezzanine level

  • Bathroom with shower, basin ad WC, next to bedroom

    Bathroom with shower, basin ad WC, next to bedroom

  • View from bedroom over the rooftops of Menerbes

    View from bedroom over the rooftops of Menerbes

  • Out on the terrace

    Out on the terrace

  • Sun terrace outside living room, stunning view

    Sun terrace outside living room, stunning view

  • View east along the Luberon valley

    View east along the Luberon valley

  • Bed on mezzanine level

    Bed on mezzanine level

  • Bathroom with shower, basin ad WC, next to bedroom

    Bathroom with shower, basin ad WC, next to bedroom

  • Looking out from the living room at the wonderful high view over the Luberon

    Looking out from the living room at the wonderful high view over the Luberon

  • House circled in the unspoilt village of Menerbes

    House circled in the unspoilt village of Menerbes

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