This photograph was taken from the sitting room window. It demonstrates the proximity of le Pavillon to the nature surrounding the property. The small waterfall seen at the far end of the pool adds to the overall tranquility of the setting.
The walking and cycling trails locally and in the whole area are superb. Both gentle and challenging, depending on your energy levels, this is certainly the heart of the 'golden triangle' in the Luberon Valley.
The current owners have found this little piece of heaven and lovingly developed the garden and pool areas painstakingly marrying the natural bushland and the gentle landscaping, the pool and terraces. The use of natural and local stone throughout, of native plants, aromatic herbs, and an abundance of colourful potted plants have combined to create the 'wow factor'.
A view of Menerbes village from the private access lane. The village offers some terrific restaurants as well as wonderful summer events such as musical evenings, art shows and markets. Galleries abound, the shops are tempting, the architecture beautiful and the views superb.
Totally unseen from below, this extremely large roof terrace is a superb and private escape from all. Wide open to the elements and nature, one can sunbake under the shade of umbrellas, write postcards home, escape into a good book or simply take a siesta!
The open stone fireplace in the lounge area is friendly and warming for the cooler months, augmented by the central heating. The wonderfully thick old stone walls and the traditional shutters keep the house cool during the summer months. This combination lounge/dining room features a table that seats 6 comfortably.
The kitchen is not huge but it is well thought out and well equipped. What's hidden from view is the equally large 'back kitchen' which in fact holds the laundry, a store room with an additional fridge and freezer, sink and shelving. The dividing 'bar' between the kitchen and its table allows conversation and light to flow.
Between the kitchen and the sitting room there's a small breakfast area, enhanced by the small antique walnut table.Notice that the staircase leading to the first floor is open and therefore potentially dangerous to small children.
The en-suite master bedroom with views out over the garden the woodland and the pool. The bed measures 160 cm. At the foot of the bed you find a stunning, carved antique chest, adding ancient charm to the Provencal decor.
A charming vacation rental near Ménerbes, Luberon in the south of France.
Le Pavillon is a charmingly renovated 18th century sheepfold hidden in the countryside amongst natural surroundings, sitting literally on the edge of the forest. With views of Ménerbes village, this is a very comfortable and cosy property, furnished with a graceful blend of antique and modern pieces. There are numerous outdoor areas and terraces where one can relax.
The villa has one en-suite bedroom, another double bedroom, one twin and a separate shower room. Of course there is a pool.
For walking and cycling enthusiasts, this is a superb location. The hiking trails are endless and picturesque, the cycling gentle or challenging, depending on your energy levels!
Owner's pet policy: subject to owner approval. Please specify number and type of pet when making booking requests.
Ménerbes is set on a ridge of the Petit Luberon commanding panoramic views over the vineyards, cherry orchards and the tranquil countryside of the Luberon National Park. From various vantage points you can see across the wide green valley, the villages of Gordes, Goult and Roussillon to the north, and the Luberon massif to the south.