L’Ancienne Poste is a luxury village rental property in the heart of Ménerbes, a peaceful village in the beautiful Luberon region of Provence.
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, founder of bespoke travel company Brown + Hudson (www.brownandhudson.com) 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 set in a delightfully secluded landscape with lots of room for kids to run around. Dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, stereo, satellite TV, CD, DVD, computer, fireplace, alarm, garage.
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.