Wild, secluded and with spectacular scenery, Alauzon is a collection of four rental properties (and our home) on 12 hectares of land surrounded by hills and forests. ‘The Bergerie’, a converted barn, is a unique holiday home. Made mostly of wood, it echoes the surrounding forests.
Highlights are the stunning natural pool, a big playground for kids of all ages, walking and biking trails from your doorstep, great food from local producers and the Provence sunshine. Mountain bike hire on site.
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 two bedrooms with two beds and one larger bedroom with three beds.
Outside, you will find a private shaded picnic area which can be lit at night and barbecue. The outside area is west-facing giving it the best sunset views down the valley in the summer.
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, a wood-fired stove heats the property and provides a warm, cosy atmosphere.
Our guests love the panoramic views from the property which make you feel like you’re alone in the middle of wilderness. Alauzon 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).
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 entrance and outside space, including 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 and will be available to answer any questions, sort out any problems that arise and generally help you have the best holiday here.
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.
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. Refermer 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: Wastewater is collected in a septic tank. Tampons, pads, wet wipes and anything else should be disposed in the toilet bin.
[Eaux usées : Les eaux usées vont dans une fosse septique. 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.]
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: