price-tag €800-€1595
bedrooms 2 bedroom
People sleeps 4

Barbecane – village home with inspiring views

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Location:  Menerbes is one of Provence’s best villages.
View:  Superb view over vineyards and lavender to the Luberon mountain.
Setting:  Quiet setting but only 2 minutes walk to the village centre.
Design:  Open-plan with big windows for the light of Provence.


  • Living room
  • Living room and loggia
  • Dining table and living room
  • Living room, kitchen on left
  • Kitchen on right
  • Kitchen
  • Dressing area and bedroom 1
  • Daybed in dressing area
  • Living room sofa

A 2-bedroom house at the top of the village with wonderful view from almost every room. You can walk to the cafe, restaurants, and bakery of Menerbes in 2 minutes. There are two bedrooms, each with bathroom, and a loggia for sitting outside. The decor is cosy and Provencal, and the house is full of light thanks to the large windows facing south. On the main level the living room, kitchen/dining room, entrance and bedroom 1 are all open-plan. Bedroom 2 is on the lower level.


  • Living Room: With sofa and armchairs around the fireplace, TV/DVD with French and some English-language news channels, DVD library, hifi. The house has WiFi internet throughout. The loggia, or covered balcony, is off the living room.
  • Kitchen: The kitchen has a 4-ring stove, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and filter coffee machine.
  • Dining room: Alongside the kitchen the dining table is set by two large windows with view.
  • Laundry room: On the lower level, with washing machine and dryer.



  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bedroom 1 and dressing area
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 2

The house sleeps up to 4 people, with one bedroom and bathroom on the main level, and the other on the lower level. Bedroom 1, on the main level, has a screen for privacy, but not a door to separate it from the rest of this floor. Bedroom 2 is on the lower level and private from the main level.


  • Bedroom 1: On the main level, with a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and Luberon view.
  • Bathroom 1: En suite to bedroom 1, with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
  • Bedroom 2: On the lower level, with either 2 single beds or a 1.8m/6tft-wide double. The en suite bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.



  • Loggia
  • Dawn view
  • View from loggia
  • Menerbes

The outside space is the loggia, a covered balcony, off the living room, which has a small table and 4 chairs, and a view over the countryside and Luberon mountain.

The street outside is too narrow for parking right by the house, but there is free street parking about 60 metres away.

At a glance


Sleeps 4
2 Double beds


1 Bathroom
1 Shower room
2 Showers
2 WCs


Air conditioning
Baby cot/high chair
Coffee machine
Hair Dryer
Hot tub
Large groups(15+)
Free Parking
Pets Allowed
Play area
Wheelchair access

In our view

What we like

  • Location:  Right at the highest point of Menerbes, which means it is quiet and has the best view, but you can walk down to the restaurants, cafe, grocery of the village in 2 minutes.
  • View:  You never tire of the view, it is quintessential Provence, looking down over rows of vines and lavender, pine and oak woods, and the Luberon mountain stretched out from east to west.
  • Design:  Provencal and cosy, with warm, colourful tones and a lot of natural light, the arched openings from room to room bring together the whole house into one space.

Things to note

  • Bedroom 1:  There is a screen rather than a door separating bedroom 1 from the rest of the main floor.
  • Fireplace:  The fireplace should not be used on windy days as the smoke can be blown back down the chimney.

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Location – Menerbes

The house is in a quiet road at the top of the village of Menerbes, a 2-minute walk to the village centre.

Menerbes is a perfect Provence village – picturesque, perched above the vineyards with terrific views all around, and blessed with good restaurants, bar and small food stores, as well as the seasonal market on Thursday mornings. Peter Mayle came here to write ‘A Year in Provence’, he left long ago but everything that delighted him and his readers is still in place. Art expos and a classical music festival give Menerbes a gentle buzz in the summer.

Getting there

  • The nearest international airports to Menerbes are Marseille (70km/41 miles), Nice (148 miles), Nimes (91km/56 miles), Montpellier (131km/81 miles).
  • The nearest TGV high-speed rail stations to Menerbes are Avignon TGV (41km/25 miles) and Aix-en-Provence TGV (76km/25 miles).
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Barbecane 43.833497, 5.204650 Barbecanebedrooms: 2sleeps: 4

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    • Rental period:  The rental week runs from Saturday 4pm to the following Saturday 10am. Flexible outside peak season
    • Minimum Stay:  1 week May-September and Xmas/New Year; 4 nights the rest of the year.
    • Included:   Linens and towels, utilities, after-stay clean.
    • Smoking and Pets:  Smoking and pets are not allowed inside.
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