We have just spent two glorious weeks at L’Ancienne Poste in Menerbes, a stunning perched village in the Luberon, made famous by Peter Mayle’s spirited book ‘A Year in Provence’.
The second we entered the house, we felt that we were in a haven of calm. Whilst the architecture is breathtaking – one window spans all 4 floors, and an outside terrace has been cleverly carved into the hill – what impressed us most was the atmosphere of tranquility that has been created. The bedrooms are huge and airy, with shuttered windows opening onto a stunning vista of the Luberon valley, the bathrooms, replete with l’occitane products and monogramed towels exude luxury, while the kitchen, impressively equipped with copper pans and provencal platters is enough to inspire the most reluctant of cooks. With an abundance of local produce at the village markets (L’Isle sur la Sorgue on a Sunday morning was our favourite) and excellent local wine, every meal in around the large dining table... more