The gite is spacious and full of charcter yet is very comfortable and fully modernised. The location is very peaceful and quiet with superb scenery but the nearby towns of Laragne, Gap and Sisteron are all easily accessible (10mins, 30mins and 20mins respectively).
In the summer there is a large wooden terrace and patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. During the colder months the house enjoys oil central heating, a large open fire and a log burning stove.
The house is child friendly with a stair-gate at the top of the main stairs, a fire guard and numerous toys, books, bedding etc. including a baby bath and changing mat.
Discounts available for small groups or couples. Please contact us about ferry discounts.
The surrounding area is an outdoor paradise. One of Europes best hang gliding and paragliding sites at Chabre, Laragne is visible from the main bedroom window and the landing field is less than 10 mins away.
The renowned climbing venue at Orpierre can also be seen from the house and provides endless opportunities for climbers of all abilities. Possibly the best sport climbing crag in the world Ceuse is 30 mins away. There are also numerous gliding clubs in the area. There is a lovely canoe trip nearby on the Durance River. Canoe hire is available.
Within the immediate area there is year round walking for all levels and the Ecrins Massif is 45mins away for some exhilarating Alpine walking with an abundance of flora and fauna.
The Serre Poncon lake is 30 minutes away with every type of watersport catered for. The climate boasts 300 sunny days a year to complement this.
The area also boasts the largest amount of mountain bike trails in France. Directly from the house there is some superb, safe cycling for all ages and abilities, the Tour de France came through here in July 2006 and 2007.
There is canoeing for all on the nearby Durance (10mins) and the best whitewater kayaking and rafting in Europe within an hour at Embrun on the Durance and the Ubaye valley is 45 mins away.
The nearby airfield at Tallard (20mins) caters for all types of aviation including microlighting, parachuting and skydiving.
In winter there are several ski resorts within 45minutes and other wintersports such as snowshoeing available.
Shops and restaurants
The nearby village of Le Poet has a boulangerie, post office and bar/tabac. In Laragne (10mins) there are two supermarkets open all day and sunday mornings in the summer. Laragne also has several traditional French restaurants, a Chinese and several pizzerias. At Tallard there is a renowned pizzeria set in a medieval building.
Gap is a large town which has a thorough range of shops and restaurants. To the south Aix-en-Provence is 45 minutes away with a direct motorway link.