Bastide Bleu Lavande

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite

Stay in the most Provençal of surroundings at this historic stone bastide with glorious gardens, a heated swimming pool and tennis court, within walking distance of the idyllic hilltop village of Ménerbes.

Whether finding a quiet spot to relax in the olive grove or appreciating the summer aroma of lavender, the gardens are simply superb. Dine al-fresco in the shade of the mulberry tree, play a game of tennis on your own private court and enjoy the fantastic swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns, hedges and trees. With views towards the Luberon valley, the setting is truly idyllic and just perfect for the ultimate holiday in Provence.

Inside, the characterful interiors will also impress with a large living space leading out to the garden, a brilliantly equipped kitchen as well as a charming dining room under the vaulted arched ceiling. Another lounge area and comfortable study means there is always somewhere to seek a little space as well as ample room to gather with your loved ones to enjoy food and wine together.

The five bedrooms are set over all three floors, all with en suite bath or shower rooms and three benefitting from air-conditioning. A good mixture of twins and doubles allows for flexible sleeping arrangements whether you choose the king-size double on the first floor with its particularly characterful features or perhaps the pretty ground floor twin/double with a door leading out to a garden terrace.

Experience the Provençal ambience of hilltop Ménerbes with its charming shops, restaurants and weekly Farmer’s market or drive out to other archetypal villages of the Luberon such as Bonnieux, Roussillon and Gordes. Hike or cycle through landscapes of vineyards, cedar forests and hills and admire the incredible views of the Luberon massif. Kayak along the Sorgue river and seek out antique treasures at the Sunday morning market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Then there’s Avignon, Saint-Rémy and Aix-en-Provence to discover as well as the gorgeous scenery of Les Alpilles nearby. This is a stunning part of Provence which offers a wealth of experiences for everyone.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in three bedrooms only – check the “Features” tab for details.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Heating

Villa Interiors (over three floors)

-    Large lounge with TV, fireplace and French doors leading to the garden
-    Open-plan dining room with table for up to 10 guests
-    Living area with fireplace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, double oven, microwave, hob, coffee machine and breakfast table. French door leads to al-fresco dining terrace
-    Utility room
-    Snug/office with sofa, desk and bar area
-    Guest WC
-    Bedroom (ground floor, accessed via kitchen) with king-size double bed (or twin) and door leading to garden terrace. En suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

First Floor Bedrooms

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (or twin), characterful features, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and doors leading to balcony. En suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Top Floor Bedrooms

-    Bedroom with queen-size double/twin bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom with queen-size double/twin bed, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12x6m) with safety feature
-    Poolside shower
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Fountain
-    Boules
-    Tennis court
-    2 acres of land (manicured garden, olive trees, lavender)
-    Electric gates
-    Shaded parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (three bedrooms only)
-    TV (with English-speaking channels)
-    Piano
-    Hairdryer
-    Washing machine and dryer
-    Ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Bastide Bleu Lavande
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In beautiful Provence, Bastide Bleu Lavande is set just outside the Luberon village of Ménerbes, in the foothills of the Luberon massif.

Wander up the hill and you can walk up to Ménerbes in around twenty minutes following the country roads/tracks (no pavement, as is typical in this part of France). The village is famed for being the setting of Peter Mayes’ ‘A Year in Provence’ and it is an idyllic place to explore with its cobbled lanes, restaurants, cafes and Thursday morning Farmer’s market. Look out for classical music concerts that take place in the summer months in Ménerbes and other nearby villages.

Other outstanding places to visit include the lavender fields of Gordes, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and the ochre-coloured village of Roussillon. Medieval Lacoste is a beautifully preserved village with the ruins of an 11th century castle whilst food-lovers should visit the Saturday morning Provençal market in Apt (21km), known to be one of the best in the area.

The Luberon National Park is a paradise for walkers, hikers and cyclists with routes through vineyards, cherry orchards and olive groves, often with incredible vistas of the Luberon valley. Rock-climbing is popular near the tiny village of Buoux and there are also plenty of horse-riding and mountain biking opportunities in the region. Another amazing experience is to kayak along the Sorgue river from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, less than half an hour away.

Then there’s the towns and cities of Provence waiting to be explored from Avignon (48km) with its UNESCO World Heritage sights and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (40km) where you can follow the Van Gogh trail and view some of the landscapes that inspired the famous painter. Aix-en-Provence (61km) is another glorious day out, an atmospheric Provençal town with characterful terrace cafes, a number of art galleries and museums and the magical Carrousel Paul Cezanne.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille

(70km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Cavaillon

(16km)

Nearest Village Ménerbes

(1km (uphill))

Nearest Restaurant Ménerbes

(1km (uphill))

Nearest Shop Ménerbes

(1km (uphill))

Nearest Supermarket

(8km)

Nearest Town Cavaillon

(15km)

Nearest City Avignon

(39km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This part of Provence offers a wealth of outdoor activities as well as some fantastic days out for all ages.

The most adventurous of guests will love the hiking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities across the Luberon and there is also horse-riding nearby. Rock-climbing is another popular activity both in the Luberon and Alpilles, especially close to the little village of Buoux.

Head to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse to hire kayaks along the Sorgue river or spend a day at the tree-top activity centre there where there are activities for children as young as three (depending on height restrictions).

The zoo in La Barben, about an hour by car, is another much-loved day out with a variety of animals, reptiles and a playground. Heading north towards Carpentras, the amusement park, Parc Spirou Provence, and the model railway centre at Le Jarditrain are two other regional attractions that may appeal to families staying in this area. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in three bedrooms only – check the “Features” tab for details.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - May 31st 2025 £10,479
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £9,806
Jun 28th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 £10,479

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - May 31st 2025 €12,488
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €11,685
Jun 28th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 €12,488

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - May 31st 2025 $13,657
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $12,779
Jun 28th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 $13,657

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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