Wild, secluded and with spectacular scenery, Alauzon is a collection of 4 rental properties (and our home) on 13 hectares surrounded by hills and forests. The group accommodation includes the Bunkhouse, Bergerie and Studio (cap: 26) with the optional addition of The Cabin (cap: 4). Ideal for family holidays, club trips and other special occasions- Alauzon will make your event unforgettable. Highlights are the stunning natural pool, a big playground, hiking and mountain bike trails and sunshine.
Our guests love the panoramic views from the property which make you feel like you’re alone in the middle of wilderness. The property is spread over 13 hectares with a great diversity of geology and ecosystems. We are particularly well suited for families (large playground, no roads) and sporty types (hiking, mountain and road biking, climbing, via ferrata).
This listing is for three of our properties rented together: the Bunkhouse, Studio and Bergerie with the option to add The Cabin in the Woods if available.
The Bunkhouse: 13 beds, 1 shower, 2 toilets. There is a lobby with boot storage and sink. The main room has five single beds. In the alcove adjacent are two single beds with two pull out beds below. In the back is a private room with four single beds. The bunkhouse has one shower/small bath with sink and a separate toilet. A second toilet is located outside.
On the ground level is the dining room which can seat up to 30 people and a large well-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, XL cooker (5 rings), XL double-basin sink, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster and microwave. An additional utility room has a small washing machine.
Outside is a large, shaded seating area and a barbecue area with sink and electricity sockets. The tables and barbecue area are lit at night.
The bunkhouse, kitchen and dining room are centrally heated in winter. The dining room is north-facing so stays refreshingly cool in the summer months.
The Bergerie: 3 bedrooms with 7 single beds and 1 sofa bed. 1 shower and toilet. The Bergerie has a large 30 m2 open-plan living area with two comfy sofas, one of which is a sofa bed, should you wish to spread out a bit more. The kitchen is practical and equipped with coffee machine, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, gas cooker (oven and 4 hobs) and large work surface. The bathroom has a large shower, toilet and sink. Some quirky wooden spiral steps take you into the loft where there are three bedrooms. The upstairs has very low ceilings (1m75 in the corridor then sloping down in each bedroom). There are three bedrooms upstairs, two with two single beds each and one with three single beds. Outside, you will find a private shaded picnic area (can be lit at night) and barbecue. The outside area is west-facing giving it amazing sunset views down the valley in the summer.
The Studio: 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed. 1 shower, 1 toilet. The Studio is a modern, self-contained, independent apartment with all modern conveniences (coffee machine, toaster, microwave oven, conventional oven, refrigerator, WIFI). A shaded picnic table is outside the front door next to a small grove of trees. A comfortable double bed is located up a steep set of stairs on the mezzanine level. Additionally, a double sofa bed is located in the living area along with a dining table and four chairs. The bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet and heated towel rail. The Studio is pleasant year-round. Situated above the boiler room it stays warm in the winter. In the summer it stays relatively cool due to being well-ventilated (five windows) and north-facing.
At Alauzon we aim to use our natural resources as efficiently as possible. We live very much in tune with our environment. Our water comes from our well and heated using solar panels. In winter, we have a modern wood-fired stove to power the central heating. We treat our wastewater on site using plant filtration beds.
In addition to being our home, we have four rental properties on twelve hectares of land to accommodate 1 to 30 people. You can hire all 4 properties or just the one(s) that suit(s) you.
Guests share access to the pool, boules court, playground and table tennis.
Each property has its own entrance and outside space, including shaded eating area.
We hire mountain bikes at a discounted rate for guests (15€ adults/ 10€ children 16 and under).
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We live on site with our two children and are available to answer any questions, sort out any problems that arise and generally help you have the best holiday here.
A headtorch is very useful here as it gets very dark at night!
Please read the directions carefully (Getting Around) so that you don’t end up on the forest tracks! We don’t recommend following sat nav from Buis-les-Baronnies. We can email you a map and directions.
Travelling with children? We can help! We can provide a travel cot, baby bath and high chair. We have two children and we know what it's like to travel with the little ones, so don't worry if you forget to pack something, we can help you out.
Drinking water: Water from our well is filtered on site (physical and UV filter). However, there remains a high fluoride count (the stuff you get in toothpaste). There are no ill effects from drinking it for a short period of time or cooking with it. We will provide you with a large container of drinking water (‘eau potable’) from the village springs which you may refill at Les Sias or La Roche-sur-le-Buis (next to the town hall).
Alauzon is a registered business. (SIRET (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). Registered address: Alauzon, 26170 La Roche-sur-le-Buis FRANCE. Tel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN) Website: (URL HIDDEN)
This is a great venue for parties and special events (eg birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions) and we want our guests to relax and enjoy themselves, but if you are planning on hosting a party- please contact us before you book, so that we can set our expectations for each other. DJs, sound systems are not permitted. We reserve the right to close the pool area in the evening.
Pool: Three rules for the pool. 1. The pool gate MUST remain closed at all times. We have two young children who can’t swim. 2. It’s a natural swimming pool (no chlorine) using plant filtration- please rinse off before jumping in to help keep the water clean. 3. Animals aren’t permitted in the pool area as they may contaminate the pool.
[Piscine: Trois règles à respecter. 1. Fermer le portail. Nous avons deux jeunes enfants qui ne savent pas nager. 2. C’est une piscine naturelle (sans chlore) donc vous êtes priés de vous rincer sous la douche avant chaque baignade. 3. Les animaux ne sont pas permis autour de la piscine pour crainte de contamination de la piscine et des bassins de filtration.]
Compost/Recycling/Rubbish: There are compost bins in the kitchen area. Citrus fruit peels and meat/fish shouldn’t be placed in here. Guests should empty the compost bins in our compost area. A bin for sorting our recycling is provided. Rubbish and recycling should be taken by guests to the nearest collection point in the hamlet of Les Sias- there is no household collection in our region. Bags are provided. Finally- please don’t leave food out as this will attract rodents, foxes, ants, etc…
[Compost/Recyclage/Poubelles: Un seau pour le compost se trouve dans la cuisine et vous pouvez le vider dans les bennes en bois à côté du parking. N’y mettez pas d’agrumes ni de viandes ou poissons. Quand vous partez, merci de vider les poubelles et le recyclage. Le point de collection le plus proche est au Sias. Ranger toute nourriture (dedans et dehors) pour ne pas attirer les animaux (souris, renards, fourmis, etc…)]
Wastewater: All wastewater is treated by plant filtration so only human waste and toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet. Tampons, pads, wet wipes and anything else should be disposed in the toilet bin.
[Eaux usées : Les eaux usées sont traités par phyto-épurations (plantes). Ne jettez rien (sauf papier toilette) dans les WC- une poubelle est prévu pour toute autre déchets (tampax, lingettes, etc. ).]
Internet Access: We provide internet access in the Bunkhouse, Studio and Bergerie properties via our satellite connection. We ask that guests limit their use of the internet to emails and regular surfing so that everyone can enjoy reasonable access. Please do not try to play online games, stream content or download large files (such as updates, for example). If you are having problems with the internet access let us know.
[Accès internet : Nous proposons des réseaux WIFI pour le Dortoir, Studio et la Bergerie par une connexion satellite. Nous demandons aux clients de limiter leur consommation afin que tout le monde puisse avoir accès. Merci de ne pas jouer des jeux vidéo en ligne, de ne pas télécharger des gros volumes (par exemple, des mises à jour de logiciel ou d’applis) ni de regarder/écouter en flux (streaming). Si vous n’arrivez pas à vous connecter, dîtes-le nous.]
Check-out: Please strip the beds of sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers before you leave.
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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 (5) and Caspian (2). My husband, Adrian Berry, is also a climber and mountain biker. You can read more about him on his website: