Menerbes property for sale - luxury living in Provence
Situated only a strolling distance from Menerbes, one of “the most beautiful small villages” in France (see more detail below), this nine roomed stately residence is a gem.
In pristine condition, the house is 240m/2 on a total of 2,412m/2. Glorious gardens and breathtaking views of the Luberon valley and the iconic Mont Ventoux, come from the pages of a Provence coffee-table book.
The owners have lavished care and pride into each room. In the main house there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms with a self-contained cottage boasting a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property is self-sufficient with water which comes from a Roman well and there are all the modcons with satellite TV dish, laundry, well equipped kitchen, covered fireplace and wi-fi enabled.
In the garden overlooking a beautiful pool area and traditional bassin, is a flatlet with bed-and bathroom along with a kitchenette. A large double garage and workshop along with e xtensive wood storage makes this property an ideal retirement residence or a holiday home/rental par excellance.
Price on Application - for more information email usAbout Menerbes:
So much has been written about Provence and its villages that it’s tempting to list what you’re NOT going to experience in Menerbes. You’re not going to find hordes of tourists tramping up and down the tiny cobbled streets peering into your windows, nor are you able to buy a T-Shirt with Menerbes printed on it.
Traffic is very limited (for residents only) due to the narrowness of the roads and almost no parking whatsoever save a largish car park on the edge of the village. There are no fast-food shops,but there is a well-equipped fruit and vegetable store. A butcher and a baker make up the food shopping complement. The local bar doubles up as the newsagent. There are four restaurants ranging from upper priced fare to pizzas.
Menerbes is famous for its beauty and the fact that Picasso’s lover Dora Maar lived there for 42 years. Her residence has been restored to its former grandeur plus the village is home to many artists and writers. The 12th Century Church has been renovated recently and is limited to use by the local residents. Menerbes houses the French Truffle museum and the Cork Screw museum is a few kilometers from the village.
However, it’s the view and the atmosphere which make Menerbes one of the most special places in Provence. Look one way and you look over the Luberon valley and glance over your shoulder the other way to the majestic Mont Ventoux. The valleys are covered with spaghetti-like threads of farm roads weaving patterns through the vineyards, cherry tree groves, irises, lavender and poppy fields.
The community is vibrant and an eclectic mix of locals, ex-pats and retirees from large French cities.