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Cosy House With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

L'Alleve, 26620 Lus-La-Croix-Haute, Drome, Rhone Alpes, France - Peaceful Location, Ideal For Outdoor Activities

Comfortable single storey semi-detached house with large shared patio giving panoramic views. Open kitchen/dining/living area. One double bedroom and one twin-bedded bedroom. Large field attached to property. Quiet location on edge of village. Ideal for walking, climbing, skiing, (nearest station 7km) and all outdoor activities. Two minutes walk to the village to buy your croissants in the morning. Railway station nearby.

Sue Collins
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Sue Collins

We live in England and have two grown up daughters, three beautiful granddaughters and an adorable black Labrador. We enjoy our time so much at the house, we feel we can escape from the busy lives we lead at home. We particularly enjoy it when our daughter's and their families come down and we spend time all together. We thought for several years about buying a second home abroad and in 2006 we took the plunge.

Totally out of character I said to my husband I wanted the house before I had even been inside. The views from the patio are beautiful and I could just imagine sitting there watching the world go by, and it was snowing at the time!

We refer to our house as our little piece of heaven on earth.

We enjoy being able to just walk out the door and take our dog for a lovely long walk, sometimes not meeting anyone all day. We also enjoy going for scenic drives, maybe when the legs are aching a bit from the mountain walks!

One of our favourite drives is through Gorges des Gats, an absolutely amazing drive, it took our breathe away the first time we did it and still does 9 years later.

Sue Collins purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Sue Collins chose Drome Valley - Diois

We primarily bought the house as a place to relax and enjoy ourselves but also as an investment.

We love the area because life is a much slower pace, the village is a nice size as it has all the amenities but it is not too large. We didn't want to live in a village that was too remote because of the heavy snowfall in winter but we wanted somewhere we could go skiing and not travel too far.

We enjoy our house with our family and friends and have many happy memories. Now we have the added joy of enjoying the house with our little granddaughters.

We hope you enjoy our house as much as we do!

What makes this bungalow unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet and sitting out on our patio until late at night. We also like to see so many stars at night because there is no light polution.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We found it very impressive to be able to drive over the Col de Grimone through the incredible gorges and on to Chatillon - and suddenly we were in Provence - wow! Mr and Mrs Watson UK

Great house! Stunning views! beautiful surroundings! Wonderful weather! The sky by night is breaktaking' Family from Netherlands

Lots of good bike rides and plenty of walks. Lots to do but also good place to relax - Clients from Spain

'A haven for outdoor lovers'! - Family from Germany.

'What a beautiful place to unwind.' Herr and Frau Weeber - Germany.

'Very cosy property, just as we remembered it from our previous visit.' Mr O - France.

'Beautiful views from the patio, a pleasure to sit out on.' Mr and Mrs McLaughlin - UK.

The house is nice and the location wonderful, ideal for walking, wild flowers beautiful, lived up to expectations. Ms C - UK.

This is our second visit to your lovely house and it won't be our last. Mr & Mrs Seymour UK 2012
Dec 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Lus-la-Croix-Haute in Drome

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Full size bath with shower and screen, fully tiled, heated towel rail and extraction fan, washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 with double bed.
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property meets all safety requirements by French Tourist Board and has a 2 star rating. Dogs are welcome with own bed and by prior arrangement with the owner. Outside: The outside of the property has a large sunny patio with panoramic views. The grass is kept tidy around the property with plenty of space for children to play safely. The field is not mown on a regular basis as we let the farmer use the land. However if it is laid to grass and you are quite welcome to use it. We have a patio set which will seat 6 people and barbecue. A washing line is around the side of the property. We have a cellar where skis, bikes etc can be stored. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Excess cleaning will be charged at £15.00 per hour. Bed linen extra.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


The cottage was in good order and well stocked. The views and surrounding area was outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and the owners were extremely helpful. We are planning on going back. The village has good supplies and a lovely little market. The cottage is beautifully situated with walks all around and stunning views.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equiped and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, the property was comfortable and well equipped. There was wifi and freestat television. On our first day we drove 10 miles to a supermarket, but the mini market, baker and butcher in the village was able to supply all additional food.

We enjoyed the numerous mountain walks in the vicinity, many of which there was no need to drive a few miles to a car park.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the village shops, especially the butcher, his meat is very good quality. We were reluctant to have the internet for a long time but we are pleased we had it installed as it is very welcomed by our guests.
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a very comfortable property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The property was just what it said it would be - comfortable, well-equipped, and surrounded by amazing alpine scenery. The flower meadows around the bungalow were stunning. The owners were very helpful and the administration of the booking etc was very efficient.

Lus is a pleasant village with all the necessary basic amenities for a self-catering holiday. We had hoped to do some walking in the area but the weather was so hot we took to more relaxing activities and gentle strolls around the village.

We were lucky enough to travel through Diois during the Fete de la Transhumance - enjoyed the festival at Die on the Saturday, en route to Lus, and then encountered the flocks of sheep on the move at Luc en Diois later in the week.

We treated ourselves to a lunch cruise on Lac de Moneyard - a very special day -a two and a half hour cruise with good food, spectacular scenery and some special wild-life.

A visit to Gap was well worth the journey and the free park and ride was an unexpected bonus. (in fact all local buses in Gap are free!)

If you are interested in flora, fauna, geology, social history, walking there is plenty to interest you in this area in summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We have encountered the sheep on a couple of occasions and we have been amused by it. You have also managed to find some new things to us, we didn't know the buses were free in Gap and the lunch with boat cruise sounds wonderful.
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A mixed bag ....

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This little house is in a glorious position overlooking a valley and surrounded by mountains. The owner, Sue, was very responsive and helpful to my inquiries before booking (and before we left the UK), and thanks to her we did a couple of magnificent drives that I would have hated to have missed. The house itself is tiny and the fittings are very basic but there was everything we needed there. I have to say though that it was really disappointing to discover on arrival that it's semi detached with a shared patio area. We were lucky in that there was no-one in the other half while we were there, but I would not have booked it if it was made clear in the details that we could potentially have been in such close proximity to other people.

We took two well behaved spaniels with us since the house is dog friendly, and they enjoyed the beautiful walks that one can do from the house. However there is no fenced in area where dogs can be outside securely .... this was very much the way of things in the village, and I have no issue with that at all, it's just not necessarily what we and our dogs are used to. Again, it would have been helpful to know this before I booked.

Overall it was a good holiday in spectacular scenery ... the Alps are a living geology lesson and there is an ooh aah moment round virtually every corner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing idyll

  • 4 of 5

A clean, well-maintained property.Comfortably sleeps 4-6

Property had everything you needed and an excellent powerful shower!

Views were ever changing in the wonderful mountain light and the sky at night was breathtaking.

Well appointed for walking trails and for all levels of walker.Very friendly considerate neighbours and an inquisitive cat.

Lus La Croix Haute has all you could want for. The Boulangerie/Boucherie/Cave provided wonderful delights;great bread, superb meat,jams,wine and homemade cakes.There is a good local supermarket too and excellent markets.Restaurants all appeared good and were well used by locals and tourists.

Did not feel the need to travel too far as everything on your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann Thank you very much for your kind comments about the house. Lus-La-Croix-Haute is a special place and, as you said, perfect for walking. We are looking forward to seeing the new terrace as it was not finished when we were last there. Maybe you will want to return another time and do some of the things you intended to do but ran out of time.
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Eastington, Gloucestershire

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

You read accommodation reviews before you go but there is always that nagging feeling that it all sounds too good to be true. Well, in this case, all the reviews are spot on!

What a find. A great base for walks, both easy and challenging, and we would imagine good for nearby skiing come winter time. We also found it ideal for exploration by car of the locality with the towns of Die, Gap, Sisteron and Grenoble all within an hours easy drive [aren't the French road surfaces so much better than the English ones!]. And it is so easy to just stop off in any of the sleepy small villages and communities to appreciate their history......and enjoy a coffee!

The drive west to Chatillion [and Die] is amazing, by the way. Nothing in the British Isles touches it!

As stated before the accommodation and its facilities were very good and spotless so full marks to the local lady who manages the property for the owners. The village itself is close by for provisions so you could so easily stay 'local' and chill out completely surrounded by the mountain scenery.

We motored down from Gloucestershire over two days, using the keenly priced DFDS Dover - Dunkirk ferry and a mix of National and motorway routes. An overnight stay each way at a vineyard in Trefoil in the Champagne region was good value, especially with a hearty breakfast and vineyard tour/tasting thrown in. A good way to see the real France.

PS: Since returning to the UK some research has confirmed that you can leave London nine'ish in the morning by Eurostar, swop terminals in Lille or Paris for an afternoon TGV service to Grenoble, then a local train onto Lus itself, and you are there for evening dinner! It appears so easy so we will be trying it on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful idea, going all the way to Lus-La-Croix-Haute by train. The part from Grenoble to Lus would be absolutely fantastic.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit with booking, balance due 8 weeks prior to rental. 100% payable if booked less than 8 weeks. Payments to be made in UK Pounds.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in high season, flexible other times of year. Arrival time 4pm and departure time 10.00am, departure time flexible if no one booked for following week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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