The Property is located in one of the most sought after areas of natural parkland in the Luberon. This magnificent region of Provence is close to a host of cultural and historical towns and villages, many dating back to the medieval period and to the time when Avignon was the home of the Pope. Close by is one of Europe’s most spectacular underground rivers, the Fontaine de Vaucluse and the area is surrounded by the red and ochre yellow hills of Rousillon. During the weekends, visitors are attracted to the antique markets of Isle sur la Sorgue, otherwise known as the Venice of Provence with its small canals and historical bridges. Gastronomy is at the heat of Provencal culture and never more so than during the daily Provencal markets selling the best of local produce. During the summer season there is a rich cultural calendar including the music festivals in Avignon, Orange and the world renowned concerts and operas of the festival of Aix en Provence.
This magnificent Provencal hamlet dates back to the last century and is located close to the attractive medieval village of Ménerbes, the Luberon Hills and has views across the valley. The property is set in landscaped gardens of over 16 hectares and consists of a main farmhouse, an independent villa, a guest house and independent staff accommodation. All of the living space has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard by the current owners and retains many original features and Provencal style yet incorporates all the comforts of modern living. There is a total living space of approximately 1,200m².
In addition, this property includes a large swimming pool, pool house, a billiard room complete with bar area, a tennis court and a private golf course.
In total, excluding the staff accommodation, there are 9 en-suite bedrooms, a main living room, 3 further reception rooms, a wood panelled library, a fully fitted family kitchen, a formal dining room with feature vaulted ceiling and a gymnasium.
The Property is just 45 minutes drive from Avignon where the high speed TGV train links with Paris, Nice and a direct Eurostar service to London. Marseille Provence International Airport is approximately 1 hour by car.
A charming patio area leads into the entrance hall. In this property there is a large living room with antique fireplace, the library, a winter ‘snug’ with fireplace, large dining room and a spacious family kitchen diner. There is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 2 further en-suite guest bedrooms, a gymnasium, laundry / utility room and cellar.
Entrance hall, living room with fireplace, kitchenette, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Outside, there is an attractive Japanese garden and a pergola.
Entrance hall, a bright living room with fireplace, kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchenette opens onto a private garden with ornamental pond.
Gardens and Outside Space:
The landscaped gardens are a delight and have been well designed. There are shady terraces, a cosy patio area, a French style rose garden lined with box hedges, a cherry orchard and meadows. There are also ‘English’ style areas with pathways leading through a small oak woodland to the waterfall and fountain. There are numerous outbuildings and a garage which will house 4 cars.