The untouched village façade hides a stunning architectural design with top quality accommodation. And it's located in one of the most magical villages in France. But the really amazing thing about this property is that it’s our only property in Provence that offers a range of cool events that can really bring your Provencal experience to life. So whilst the pool down the road is an inconvenience, the original events that you probably couldn’t arrange on your own more than make up for it.
This unusual and luxurious former post office is located in the most sought-after and charming village of Ménerbes, immortalised in Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence', next to the impressive Citadelle close to which Picasso once lived. Ménerbes has a bakery, various small shops, restaurants and cafés, and a pétanque court (200m). There are many lovely villages nearby: Bonnieux (15km), Roussillon (16km), Oppède-le-Vieux (5km), Lacoste (6.5km), Goult (7.5km) among many others. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, famous for its antiques market and intricate waterways is 19km away. There is a huge provençal market at Lourmarin (28km). The larger towns of Cavaillon (16km) and Apt (21km) have markets on Monday, and Tuesday and Saturday respectively. Avignon is 39km away, and Aix-en-Provence 74km.
There is a tennis court in Oppède (4.5km), horse riding near Lagnes (13km), bike hire and a Sunday market at Coustellet (9km), and 9 and 18 hole golf courses 19km away at Saumane-de-Vaucluse. Canoeing and kayaking are possible in the Sorgue River and a leisure lake near Apt offers water sports and fishing (no swimming). There are beautiful beaches all along the Mediterranean coast with the closest in Marseille and Carry-le-Rouet (both 93km), Sausset-les-Pins (98km) and La Couronne (102km).
There are great activities for children nearby: visit the Haribo factory, a crocodile farm, a bamboo forest, grottoes, a giant maze, and a treetop adventure course (further details at the house).
Main house: Living/dining room, sitting/TV room, library, study, kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower and wc, 2 bathrooms with wc, 1 shower room, 2 separate wcs, 2 double bedrooms, 3 twin (or double) bedrooms
Annexe: Living room, kitchen, 1 shower with wc, 1 double bedroom
Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, bed linen/bathroom towels included (weekly change included), 2 cots (linen supplied), cleaning 2 hours twice per week included, baby-sitting and cook (subject to availability), telephone, fax, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, CD, Ipod, barbecue, alarm