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Chalet Set in 2 Acres of Land with Stunning Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Chalet in Les Correardes Sud, Nr. Lus La Croix Haute, French Alps - Idyllic Location, Close to Village, Restaurants

Situated close to the picturesque village of Lus la Croix Haute, with stunning mountain views and set in 2 acres of open garden and forest. Spring, summer, winter or autumn, there are always things to see and do. Ideal for families and energetic children, and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Warwickshire with my wife Sarah and two teenage daughters Lucy and Emma. We both work, so that, combined with Lucy and Emma's social and sporting commitments means that life is pretty hectic and normally runs at about 100 miles per hour (like many families) It's probably why we just really love any time we can get in Lus La Croix Haute, it's peaceful, but with plenty to see and do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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'We had a lovely week and all agreed that you have a superb chalet in a fantastic setting with amazing 360 degree views - couldn't praise it too highly. Jeremy Falle-Jersey.



“Just a short note to say that we all had a great time in your beautiful home. From start to finish, we had a relaxing and stress-free time, even with a 2yr and 3month old in tow.! The chalet is gorgeous and the village is really sweet, as are the locals. The surrounding area is great for walks & activities. Louise was really friendly & helpful as well. Loved it.”

Gary & Janette O’Hagan-N Ireland.



'We had a lovely holiday and the scenery and wild flowers were just stunning, it was lovely to see the wildlife in the area, birds that we don't see here and deer, marmots and what looked like red squirrels. The house had everything that we needed and we would certainly consider a return trip' Mr and Mrs Ward-York.
Jan 2008
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21 Reviews

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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Wonderful mountain chalet

  • 5 of 5

The property is a modern chalet which is well appointed with comfortable bedrooms, wood burner (with dry logs provided) and everything you need including a games room, wifi and even 2 barbecues. Location is stunning with easy access for walks or skiing. Less than 2 hours from Lyon airport. We had a lovely holiday, going for long walks, road trips in the mountains and visits to nearby towns. Excellent local restaurants. Excellent service with all our queries answered immediately.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Review of Maison La Clairette. Lus La Haute

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in a gorgeous setting.

The chalet is well appointed, equipped, comfortable and with plenty of room for our family of four plus pooch to escape each other if needed. The balcony/conservatory is ideal for meals and playing games as the sun sets.

The views are stunning and the chalet is within easy access of the myriad of walks, climbs, tree wire walking, down hill biking and other activities which are on offer. The village pool was clean spacious and pretty much empty even on the weekends. There can't be many pools which allow you to scull about lazily whilst looking up at the mountain backdrop. The village is a short walk and quiet with a fun market twice a week and some nice bars and restaurants. A quiet location which is still within easy reach of transport networks to visit other parts of the region.

Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic retreat in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in the chalet. The area surrounding Lus la Croix Haute is truly breathtaking. The chalet itself has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and was very clean when we arrived. The beds are very comfortable and though on several days the temperature reached 30 degrees we were never too hot in the evenings as the chalet (as long as the shutter are shut in the day when we were out) keeps nice and cool, though fans are available if needed.

We especially enjoyed walking up to Les Pervanches restaurant in the evening and sampling local produce cooked to perfection, and with a four course meal for 18 euros we could not have asked for more. We visited Gap and Die and especially loved the lake at Veynes and the natural plunge pool just a ten minute walk away. There is more than enough to keep you occupied in the area but if you are just feeling lazy then the chalet has 2 acres of grounds, a table tennis table and sunbeds.

The chalet was everything we were hoping for and Duncan could not have been more helpful, always replying to queries however trivial within just a few hours in many cases.

We will certainly be recommending the chalet to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jo, I think you have pretty much summed it all up in your review, so pleased that you all had such a good time as a family. Les Pervenches is our favourite restaurant, only 5 minutes walk from the chalet and while the last bit might be up hill on the way there, the important return bit is all downhill..! Traditional French home cooking at it's very best and great value. Thank you for your comprehensive review which we really do value. Thank you. Duncan & Sarah
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Beautiful location, clean, comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we first enquired about this property, Duncan was v helpful, welcoming of questions and quick to respond. The house itself was v comfortable and clean and it was lovely to walk the 10 minutes to the village to go to the bakery or eat in one of the local restaurants. Would definitely recommend staying here if you simply want time and space to relax and get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiona, Really pleased that you all enjoyed your time at the chalet and in and around the village and area. There is certainly no shortage of things to do, from the very active, to the glass of wine and reading a book on the balcony and everything in between...! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, which is really appreciated. Duncan & Sarah
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Stunning property in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month in this wonderful place - the description and photos are accurate and the owners answered our queries promptly and fully. The facilities were the best we've encountered in 30 years of holidaying in France. The local village has good bars, places to eat and shop and we found people very friendly. There is help on hand if required from the owners' manager, who is English and speaks French. There are beautiful walks all around, way-marked and of varying lengths and levels of difficulty - details and maps available from the tourist office in the village. The birdlife, flowers and other wildlife are superb. There is plenty to see and do, and bigger towns are within easy reach. The owners provided information about family activities as well as shopping, eating out, etc. The conservatory is one of the best things about this property, enabling you to be "outside but inside" if the weather turns on you! The kitchen is particularly well equipped. And the beds are comfortable! We would recommend this unreservedly and we hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julia, We are jealous of your 4 week stay, something that we have never managed as of yet, but remain hopeful...! Even guests who have stayed for an extended time (up to 12 months) all say the same, in that there is so much to see and do that you would probably need a lifetime in the area to 'do it all'....We know that even after 13 years of owning the chalet, we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of the variety of 'things to do'. Getting bored is, as we say, not optional. With 4 proper seasons, changing colours, wildlife and just the serenity of the local area it is 'a very special place'....thrilled that you both enjoyed your extended stay at the chalet so much and thank you for your comments. As always, they mean a lot to us...Duncan & Sarah
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This property matched our expectations. It is set in lovely countryside with a massive garden area for exploring, fun and games. The surrounding area is beautiful. The house was clean and well maintained. We had lots of very useful contact from both the owner Duncan and the property manager Louise before and while we were staying. The kitchen was well equipped and the log fire was very useful on wintery nights. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We had rented properties in France for several years starting off in Cognac and each year we moved further and further south for more reliable summer weather. When we found ourselves in a position to think about buying somewhere, I trawled the internet and just by chance came across a website which talked about the Drome/Northern Provence area (we are right on the border). We had already realised that we couldn't afford somewhere in southern provence, but prices were far more reasonable in the Drome and it seemed that not many people were aware of the area. So, usually good weather in the summer and skiing right on our doorstep in the winter seemed a "win win" solution. All I can say is that we have never regretted our decision. The area and scenery is just stunning and never dissapoints.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

From Lus la Croix Haute you can drive to the Mediterranean coast in around 2.5 hours.

Travel:

If you want to fly and drive, Lyon or Grenoble airports are the nearest. We favour Lyon as there are more flights and choice of car hire companies. From Lyon (St Expury) it really is a very easy drive to Lus la Croix Haute and will take under 2 hours. The drive from Calais to Lus is also very easy with motorways all the way except for the last 40 minutes as you climb into the southern alpes. We allow 8.5 - 9.0 hours including a couple of breaks for the journey (with children..!).

Distances:

The village is a 2 mins drive or 10/15 mins walk from the house. There is a general store, butcher, bakery, 2 hotels/restaurants/bars, bank (only open on certain days) post office and local produce store. Generally you can get all you need in the village. however, there are 2 good supermarkets in Veynes which is a 20 minute drive. The nearest large town is Gap which is just under an hours drive from Lus as is Grenoble and Sisteron which is also worth a visit.

Further Details:

The area around the house and generally is perfect for those who enjoy being outside, so, ideal for families, couples and anyone else, with some breathtaking walks, mountain biking, climbing, acro buech (climbing around on wires in the trees at La Jarjatte) canoeing, down hill biking (La Jarjatte - August only) hot air ballooning and gliding to name but a few. From the house there are literally miles of marked walking and biking trails that take you through the forest and up through the mountains. You can walk to the top of the Chamouset or to the ‘lake on top of the mountain’! From a gentle ramble to the near vertical there is something for everyone. We enjoy mountain biking along the marked forest trails, the air is clear and just so peaceful it really is fantastic. The village also has a large outdoor heated pool which is open from mid June - August the last time we were there the water was a very pleasant 26 degrees. If you drive to Serres (about 30 minutes) there is a huge reservoir which also incorporates a large swimming and sunbathing area together with pedalo/boat rental. It is a good day or half day excursion and not expensive. Even closer in Veynes (20 minutes) is a large lake, great for swimming and free. The village also has a tennis court which you can book at the local produce store...of course! In the summer, there are two markets a week in the village and if you are there at the right time, sometimes a fun fair or circus. If you don't feel like cooking or BBQing, there are two restaurants/hotels in the village. However, our favourite eatery is a 5 minute walk from the house. Les Pervenches serves fantastic homemade food with most of the ingredients grown in the garden. With the house wine at around €4.00 a bottle, the food and wine bill won't break the bank! Outdoor activities are not compulsory and chilling out with a good book in the conservatory or garden are just as effective from a therapy point of view.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Spring/Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 14 nights
£850
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Autumn/Winter
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Winter
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
30% deposit (non-refundable) to secure booking
Balance of payment due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A £250 security deposit is required, payable with final balance and fully refundable within two weeks of departure less any significant breakages/damage or cleaning costs.
Cancellation Refunds:
Up to 8 weeks – no cancellation charge.
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks – no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We bought Maison La Clairette because it ticked all the boxes..(apart from the cost of a complete refurbishment..!) Just over two acres of land, mostly grass but a good bit of forest as well. Walking distance to the village where you can get just about everything you need and a 5 minute walk to the nearest family run restaurant. With 4 proper seasons, we like going at any time of the year, as there is always something different to see and do. The chalet is flexible as it is not too big for 2 to share or too small for say 2 families to share (which really does make it good value) something that lots of our guests have commented on. If you have children there is plenty of space for them to play, explore or kick a ball about.

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with wc, large shower cubicle and basin. Large main bathroom with wc, shower cubicle, basin and a proper full size "soaking/relaxing" bath.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king size double bed. Bedroom 2, 2 single beds and a captain's bed sleeps 1/2. Bedroom 3, double bed and en suite bathroom.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The main living area is on the first floor which can be accessed either externally via steps (see photo) or internally from the 3rd bedroom also via some steps. Given the mezzanine floor and steps, the accommodation is not really baby or toddler friendly. The captain's bed in bedroom 2 is a double mattress and will sleep 1 or 2 depending on size/age e.g. we have had 2 smaller 12 year olds or an adult and a child share, but not at the same time! If you need any advice on suitability, just ask. This is a good sized room and there is plenty of space for an additional inflatable bed on the floor if needed (can be supplied). All the rooms are well heated with electric radiators and of course the wood burning fire in the lounge. The house is fully approved by the French tourist board and has a 4 star rating. Bed linen, towels, electricity and wood for the fire are all included. There is a telephone for emergency use only. Outside: The house is set in 2 acres of garden and forest, so, there is no shortage of space if the kids (or adults) want to play football or just about any other game for that matter. There is plenty of exploring to be done, so, budding 'Famous Fivers', get going! There is a table-tennis table, large BBQ and sun loungers for the summer. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. The house is very easy to keep clean, however, a cleaning service is available by arrangement. Other: The conservatory is great in the spring summer and autumn and seats 10 people. Gets a bit chilly in the winter, but makes for a good ski equipment storage area.

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