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La Maison des Martinets

Guest house for a stay in Terre de Provence, at the foot of the Luberon

Leaving this small Provencal jewel that is the village of Ménerbes, between Lacoste and Bonnieux hides an elegant residence dating from the 18th century: the Martinets' house.

A country farmhouse restored in the pure tradition of the mas en Provence, surrounded by vineyards, fruit trees and lavender, the house of the Martinets reveals its beauty hidden behind the wrought iron gate.

The mas blossoms strong of authentic roots and offers you a favourable framework in spring, summer or even in autumn still called Indian summer, to idleness under the sun of Luberon, to relaxation in any season.

 

In the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Park

In an intimate atmosphere where calm and voluptuousness reign, you will stay in this family house, where tradition has been perpetuated from generation to generation leaving the imprint of a secret and welcoming Provence.

La Maison des Martinets is a privileged destination for lovers of a dreamed Luberon, of local landscapes to discover the renowned AOC wines, of gastronomy because we are here in the land of truffles, quite simply of cherries, melons, apples and pears which decorate the secular orchards around.

Art and culture are in the spotlight, Ménerbes, a small perched village, reveals a sincere and attractive soul in the maze of its cobbled streets.

The art galleries, the house of artists and craftsmen are revealed all along the walk.

At the very top, on the esplanade of the Maison de la Truffe or the 12th century church, the view over the surrounding valleys and Mont Ventoux is spectacular. The vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see and disappear when "the giant of Provence" appears in the distance.

Lovers of cycling and hiking, what a delight it is for you to discover this little corner of paradise.

 

A house of yesteryear in the land of cicadas with a "chic and rustic" atmosphere.

Here, you will be welcomed in the warmth of the stones of a bastide that reveals itself through an architecture marked by the delicacy of a past time combined with a modern decoration.

The antique furniture has been patiently picked up from local antique and second-hand dealers and is combined with baroque pieces. Places of life where conviviality is in the spotlight throughout the day through exceptional moments of sharing around the fireplace, the large music room, or around the table set up to celebrate the initiation to one of the secrets of this land of Provence: the hour of the aperitif.

A note of piano, or a nap under the arbour shaded by giant wisteria, embalming jasmines and white roses, a dinner with friends by the fountain, under the barn where silkworms were once bred and where the summer kitchen is now located, all that remains is to compose your day.

 

A house to meet up in...

The decorative objects and painted furniture found in the region, the monochrome colours, the generous volumes, the shadows and lights running throughout the house set the scene for a friendly atmosphere rooted in the purest Provencal tradition.

In these living spaces, there is an intimate atmosphere where you will enjoy the warmth of the summer sun or warm up in front of the monumental fireplace as soon as the first flakes of snow herald winter or on rainy summer evenings.

On entering, the luxuriously chic and refined reception room, where the fireplace is enthroned, invites you to discover the place.

The kitchen, where the Lacanche stove is enthroned, invites you to taste the local produce bought at the market.

For dinner, the outdoor dining room is ideal for a summer barbecue.

The slightly bohemian atmosphere of the covered terrace invites you to laze around or to play a few piano notes in the living room next door...

A corner of the living room is set up as a television corner.

In the fall or winter, enjoy the beautiful dining room with exposed beams,

The library, it is here through its thick stone walls and original door that the history of the house is revealed, it is here that dreamy souls will let themselves travel...

"At the wake, curled up in an armchair and devouring your favourite book for a resourcing break, ... Ideal for simple moments, isolated from everything

 

...As the water flows: "UNDER THE SUN EXACTLY"

In the warmth of the day, you can let yourself be lulled by the song of the cicadas in the inner courtyard for a nap in the shade of the olive tree.

Before a refreshing dip in the pool out of sight,

The rooms will delight your heart before giving you a most serene rest. 

In a family home atmosphere, the Maison des martinets is adorned with the softest colours and the finest fabrics, to offer you the hospitality of an atmosphere between chic and rustic, country and whimsical, in a décor that is a mixture of antique and baroque pieces.

The rooms are divided into different chromatic universes. You will discover terracotta floor tiles, unique furniture, antique lamps and an exclusive atmosphere.

The "Cupid and butterfly" room offers a view of the inner courtyard and the fountain.

It reigns in this room a unique atmosphere with the Provencal spirit of yesteryear, declined around blue and white. 2 single beds, bathtub "lion's head" in the room, toilets on the landing.

The "jasmine and grapes" room, all rounded and bathed in light from morning to evening, and has a private terrace where "jasmine and grapes have the beautiful part" the colours are warm and shimmering; anise, green and pale blue, orange.

1 double bed 180 cms, bathroom with shower and private toilet. Air conditioning.

The room " chilli and paprika " gives access to the covered living room, fruits and vegetables give the atmosphere, private shower. Toilets on the landing.

The room " roses and peonies ", flowers and light will surprise you from sunrise to bedtime...

View on the swimming pool and the big luberon, it is equipped with a double bed 160 cms, bathroom with bathtub and separate toilet. Air conditioning.

Wifi is available in all areas.

 

Services & Benefits :

You can rent the house in its entirety, it is equipped to receive 8 guests or each one will find a space of his own, or to share moments of conviviality all together.

The layout of the house offers you the luxury of choice: a stay shared between confidential and intimate moments where everyone can find themselves.

At certain periods, La maison des martinets is transformed into a "guest house" and thus offers the possibility to stay "by the night" by renting the room that you will have chosen individually and sharing the place "as in a hotel". Please contact us.