About this listing
Wild, secluded and with spectacular scenery, Alauzon is close to the market town of Buis. Highlights are the stunning heated pool, trails from your doorstep to surrounding hills and forests, mtn bike hire available on site and the Provence sunshine.
At Alauzon we aim to use our natural resources as efficiently as possible. Our water comes from a local spring. Heating (pool, bunkhouse, apartment and our house) is from solar panels and, additionally in winter, a wood-fired stove. There is a professional kitchen and large communal dining/function area as well as an outdoor kitchen and seating area.
Alauzon is on twelve acres of land surrounded by public access forestry land. You will have shared access to the pool, outdoor kitchen, pro kitchen and dining/function area.
Interaction with guests
We live on site and will be available to answer any questions, sort out any problems that arise and generally help you have the best holiday here.
Alauzon is situated in the Menon Valley, on the road between the busy market town of Buis-les-Baronnies and the hilltop village of Le-Poet-en-Percip. The Menon Valley is a beautiful mix of fertile small-scale agriculture (olive groves, fruit trees, aromatic herbs, sheep & goats) and wilderness. The property itself is nestled in its own private valley surrounded by forestry land. Wild, secluded and natural yet with the convenience of a town just fifteen minutes away.
The house and gites are located at the end of a 1km gravel/dirt track. Rental cars and 2WD vehicles will have no problem accessing. To use the alternative back road (4 kms of track) through the gorge you will probably want 4WD. The town, Buis-les-Baronnies is 10km away (15 minutes drive) and has an infrequent bus service.
Friendly pets are welcome.
No smoking in any of the gites.
Organic matter should be placed in compost bins provided.
Close the pool gate behind you- we have two free-range children.
I was the Managing Director of The Castle Climbing Centre in London for ten years. I'm really into climbing and won three national championships while in the UK (2006- Bouldering, 2008- Leading & Bouldering). I'm also into cycling (both mountain and road).
My parents are French, but I grew up in the States (Chicago) so I'm bilingual French-English. I lived in London for 14 years before fulfilling my lifelong dream of moving to the South of France in August 2014.
I have two young children- Raphael and Caspian- who absolutely hilarious. My husband, Adrian Berry, is also a climber and mountain biker. You can read more about him on his website: