Mérindol is a discrete but charming village in South Lubéron village, nested at the bottom of the mountain, with the Durance river to the South, only a few kilometres away from Lourmarin. Its South face location and proximity to the motorway in Senas (11 km) places it half an hour to 45 mn away from most touristic destinations in Provence, like Marseille, the Blue Coast, Aix-en Provence, Avignon, les Alpilles, Arles. North Lubéron (Bonnieux, Apt, Gordes and the Vaucluse mountain) are also close by thanks to the proximity of the Combe de Lourmarin which crosses the mountain from South to North. In summary Merindol provides an ideal platform to visit and enjoy the whole of Provence.
The village itself also has interesting historic features, having been a Vaudois place and a protestant bastion during the religion wars in the 16th century. Is is also a great starting point for mountain biking and hiking, with direct pedestrian access to a number of hiking paths. There is a bird watching observatory by the river.
Finally for those who’d just like to keep quiet and relax in the property the village features a number of food shops : butchers, bakers, wine shop, grocery and a number of recently opened quality restaurants, all at walking distance from the property.
The property is an ancient village farmhouse, laid out on a 7000 sqm slightly reclining and south facing piece of land located at the heart of the village, with pleasant mountain views both North and South.
It consists of one 17th century Master house and a converted Silk farm, both renovated to the highest standards by professional architect and decorator, and distributed around a stoned courtyard with artistic pattern, old basin, shaded by a lime tree and chestnut trees.
South of the courtyard is a 600 sqm planted French garden with 200 years old majestuous micocouliers (hackberries) , pine trees and Libanese cedars, structured by laurel hedges.
Further South is a recently planted lawn garden with adjacent oleander planted alley, leading to the swimming pool area, which in turn is surrounded by landscaped flower gardens and gravel alleys, ideal for pétanque and other games, and by a 50 subjects Oliveraie, which provides relaxing East views from the swimming pool beach and pool house.
There are multiple items of outdoor furniture (tables, chairs, sofas, sun beds and mattresses) that can be moved around to accommodate all possible ways to enjoy the property. There is also a ping pong table as well as a petanque set.
The Master house
This partly 17th and partly 18th Century village house comprises 185 sqm distributed on 3 levels :
Ground floor : Spacious and fully equipped kitchen, 10+ dining room with Bechstein upright piano.
1st Floor : South facing double bedroom with en suite bathroom, spacious South facing TV/Living room (double bed can be added if required), one separate East facing spacious bathroom, ample wardrobes and storage space.
2nd floor : large South facing double bedroom with en suite bathroom, another large south facing double bedroom, smaller East facing double bedroom, separate bathroom, one mezzanine double bedroom, ample wardrobe and storage space.
The converted Silk farm
This 18th century stone silk farm was converted into an additional 150 sqm luxury home, on 2 levels, featuring one spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom, 60 sqm living/TV room with active fireplace and great volumes, and one Yamaha grand piano with silent system.
17th century farmhouse : there are 3 additional double bedrooms in an 17th century farmhouse adjacent to the silk farm.
The Swimming Pool Complex
The complex features a 15 x 7,5 m swimming pool, safely enclosed within a walled Japanese stone garden and exotic wood beach. There is a sculptural “Whale Skeleton” diving board. Swimming pool complex also includes a closed 60 sqm luxury decorated pool house with TV, fully equipped kitchen and indoor barbecue for all year use. There is an outside sono system for swimming in music.Get the full listing »