La Maison Des Baronnies

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Sleeps: 6 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

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Stay in an extraordinary villa surrounded by outstanding natural beauty perfectly positioned to experience the authenticity and rural charm of the Hautes-Alpes in southern France.

Set in a small countryside hamlet, this 17th century farmhouse has been brought back to life with a remarkable transformation by its artistic owners who rescued this derelict building over ten years ago. With a keen eye for detail, this architect-designed home now manages to show-case superb modern design alongside original features and is a truly unique and special place to stay.

Expect nothing less than designer furnishings, both contemporary and classic, high-end facilities and 21st century gadgets. In the main villa, each of the five bedrooms have been stylishly designed with en suite shower rooms, two also featuring rolltop baths. A sixth bedroom can be found in a small yet charming studio with its own well-equipped kitchenette and lounge area, ideal for one or two guests looking for a little extra privacy.   

Come together and enjoy an al-fresco lunch in the shade of the ancient oak, by the wood-fired pizza oven and looking out towards the pine trees. Learn how to play petanque, sunbathe on one of the terraces or drink coffee as you gaze out to the mountains and appreciate the stunning scenery surrounding you. The glorious outdoors also features a heated swimming pool and an inviting hot tub, ideal for an evening star-gazing whatever the time of year. Perhaps followed by a drink from the honesty bar in the stone vaulted 17th century cellar.

Potter around nearby villages and towns, visiting traditional cafes, brocantes or local Farmer markets – the Thursday morning Provençal market in Laragne-Monteglin is particularly delightful. Admire the lavender fields dotted across the landscapes of this region and enjoy picnics and summer swimming by the shores of the River Büech. The turquoise-coloured water at the Gorges de la Méouge is especially beautiful with its cascades and gorgeous views.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also love the hiking, cycling and rock-climbing opportunities close by and if staying in the winter months then the ski slopes of Le Dévoluy are just over half an hour away. For sunnier times, look out for watersports at local lakes and more swimming spots – you could even drive as far as the incredible Lac de Serre-Ponçon, one of Europe’s largest lakes, for yet more majestic landscapes in this glorious region.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The main villa is accessed via the upper ground level and features five en suite bedrooms. The sixth bedroom is part of a small studio with its own entrance (best suited to adults due to a mezzanine level).
  • The 6-person price is available during low and mid-season and includes 3 bedrooms in the main villa (the upper section of the villa will be closed off). The 10-person price includes all five bedrooms in the main villa only whilst the 12-person price also includes the studio. Please see the 'Features' tab for further details.
  • Young children are welcome but the owners ask you to note that supervision/care is required due to the unique layout (both inside and out) and the designer furnishings. The house does not feature any baby equipment.
  • The discreet but helpful owners live on site in their own separate home on the ground floor level – they are on hand if there is anything you may need.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

1)    3 double bedrooms in the main villa = 6-person price (low and mid-seasons only, upper section of the villa will be closed off)
2)    Main Villa = 10-person price
3)    Main Villa and Studio = 12-person price


Main Villa Interiors (357m2, various levels)

-    Open-plan living-dining area
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully equipped including Smeg double oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, Moccamaster coffee maker, pasta maker, food processor and blender
-    WC
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and WC
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm each) and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and WC (sloping ceilings in bedroom)
-    Cinema room with rear projector, glass screen (200x110cm) and DVDs
-    Cellar honesty bar (well-stocked)
-    Fitness room (yoga mats, dumb bells, kettle bells, ballet barre)

Studio Interiors (32m2, separate entrance)

-    Open-plan kitchen-diner and living area. Kitchen area includes induction hob, oven and Nespresso machine
-    Mezzanine level with double bed (140x200cm) via open-sided stairs
-    Bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
-    Outdoor terrace with own barbecue/pizza oven

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x4m, depth: 1.45m) with electric safety shutter, heated approximately April to October
-    Hot tub (for 4-6 guests), open all year
-    Outdoor kitchen
-    Barbecue and wood fire pizza oven
-    Various terraces (on different levels, some with railings)
-    Badminton court
-    Boules pitch
-    Use of inflatable kayaks (x2) and inflatable paddle boards (x2)
-    2 x electric mountain bikes
-    Walnut orchard
-    Pine woodland
-    Outdoor parking for up to 6 cars

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor heating
-    Woodburning stove with logs
-    TV (main villa's lounge area)
-    TV and DVD player (studio)
-    Bluetooth speaker
-    Cinema room with projector
-    DVDs
-    Workstation
-    Telescope
-    Fitness room (also boot room in winter)
-    Hot tub
-    Honesty bar
-    Board games
-    Badminton
-    Boules
-    2 x inflatable kayaks
-    2 x inflatable paddle boards
-    2 x electric mountain bikes
-    Hairdryers (in each bathroom)
-    Washing machine and tumble dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of La Maison Des Baronnies
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Skiing Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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In the Hautes-Alpes with its incredible natural beauty, La Maison Des Baronnies is in a wonderful area for lakeside picnics, fresh-water swimming, hiking and cycling alongside characterful market towns and even winter sports. In the foothills of the southern Alps, yet also close to the departments of Drôme and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, enjoy the best of both worlds whilst really getting to know this authentic part of rural south-eastern France.

Set in a small hamlet in the countryside, at an altitude of 850m, the nearest restaurant-bar, grocery store and boulangerie can be found in a local village just a 10-minute drive away or head to Veynes (20km) for a larger supermarket and a Thursday morning market selling fruit, vegetables and other regional produce. Serres (17km) hosts another traditional market on a Saturday morning which is also worth a visit. Furthermore, look out for weekend brocantes taking place in the summer months across nearby villages and towns.

Laragne-Monteglin (34km) is home to an atmospheric Provençal market on a Thursday morning selling all sorts of fantastic local delights as well as products made out of lavender which is grown in the Büech valley (you can follow the Routes de la Lavande during your stay). The town is also close to Plan d'Eau du Riou, a perfect spot for a picnic by the lake in beautiful surroundings.

Another idyllic place is Gorges de la Méouge (40km) with its riverside beaches and cascades or alternatively, slightly closer, Plan d’Eau de Veynes is a great place for kids with its inflatable water park, café and gorgeous scenery.

This region is also loved by rock-climbing enthusiasts and the village of Orpierre (35km) has gained a reputation for its many climbing opportunities. Other outdoor activities include fishing, hiking and cycling – La Tour de France often passes through the area.

As well as many of the area’s lakes, the River Buëch is also a popular place for local swimmers and pretty picnics. Just over an hour away, the famous Lac de Serre-Ponçon, in the Alps, offers a variety of watersports and yet more outstanding landscapes.

Slightly closer to home, visit the attractive town of Gap (45km) with its vibrant weekly market, picturesque lanes and terrace cafes for relaxed al-fresco dining.
Not to mention the winter sports of Les Hautes-Alpes with over 100km of slopes around La Joue du Loup and Le Dévoluy ski resorts – in the summer the slopes become a mecca for downhill mountain bikers!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Grenoble Alpes–Isère Airport

(150km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(177km)

Nearest Airport 3 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

(194km)

Nearest Train Station Aspres-sur-Büech

(11km)

Nearest Village Aspres-sur-Büech

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant Aspres-sur-Büech

(10km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and grocery store

(10km)

Nearest Supermarket Veynes

(20km)

Nearest Town Gap

(45km)

Nearest Piste La Joue du Loup

(45km)

Nearest Golf Golf Gap Bayard

(53km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Picnics by the riverside, summer swimming in lakes, canoeing with mountain views and walks through beautiful rural scenery – there is plenty to keep active families busy in this beguiling part of south-eastern France.

Pick up fresh bread, local cheeses and charcuterie from the atmospheric Provençal market in Laragne-Monteglin, then drive to the nearby lake, Plan d'Eau du Riou, for a picnic in glorious surroundings. Even closer, Plan d’Eau de Veynes is another picturesque spot with various water-based activities in the summer including an inflatable waterpark and slides.

The Base de Loisirs at La Germanette is also fantastic with its outdoor swimming pool, a playground for youngsters and wonderful views.

For the most adventurous families, rock-climbing is very popular around the village of Orpierre, 35km away, whilst mountain bike enthusiasts can head to the ski slopes which transform into biking trails around July and August, just over half an hour away.  

For an incredibly special family day out, drive to one of Europe’s largest lakes, Lac de Serre-Ponçon, for beautiful beaches, kayaking, sailing, swimming and extraordinary natural beauty. Or drive south to Dignes-Les-Bains, around 90 minutes away, and hop on Le Train des Pignes for further exploring of this amazing area.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Private Yoga/Pilates Instruction Available
  • Mountain Bike Guide Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- Private yoga/pilates lessons
- Mountain bike guide
- Cooking classes

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid by bank transfer to owner and refunded two weeks after departure subject to inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (underfloor heating in winter months and logs for fire/pizza oven).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including change for stays of more than 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included approximately April to October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday approximately July, August and Xmas. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately July, August, and Xmas. 3 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs The 6-person price is available during low and mid-season and includes 3 bedrooms in the main villa (the upper section of the villa will be closed off). The 10-person price includes all five bedrooms in the main villa only whilst the 12-person price also includes the studio. Please see the 'Features' tab for further details.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is cleaned with a UV disinfection system instead of chlorine/other chemicals.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £1,689 £2,252 £2,814 £3,629
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,009 £2,678 £3,348 £4,258
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £6,897
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,009 £2,678 £3,348 £4,258
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £1,689 £2,252 £2,814 £3,629
Christmas & New Year - - - £6,897
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £1,689 £2,252 £2,814 £3,629
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £2,009 £2,678 £3,348 £4,258
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - £6,897

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,444 £3,259 £4,073 £5,184
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,868 £3,823 £4,779 £6,082
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £6,897
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,868 £3,823 £4,779 £6,082
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £2,444 £3,259 £4,073 £5,184
Christmas & New Year - - - £6,897
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £2,444 £3,259 £4,073 £5,184
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £2,868 £3,823 £4,779 £6,082
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - £6,897

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,933 £3,910 £4,888 £6,221
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £3,442 £4,590 £5,737 £7,299
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £8,253
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £3,442 £4,590 £5,737 £7,299
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £2,933 £3,910 £4,888 £6,221
Christmas & New Year - - - £8,253
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £2,933 £3,910 £4,888 £6,221
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £3,442 £4,590 £5,737 £7,299
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - £8,253

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €1,839 €2,451 €3,064 €3,951
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,187 €2,916 €3,645 €4,636
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €7,509
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €2,187 €2,916 €3,645 €4,636
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €1,839 €2,451 €3,064 €3,951
Christmas & New Year - - - €7,509
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €1,839 €2,451 €3,064 €3,951
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €2,187 €2,916 €3,645 €4,636
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - €7,509

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,661 €3,548 €4,435 €5,644
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,122 €4,163 €5,203 €6,622
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €7,509
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,122 €4,163 €5,203 €6,622
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €2,661 €3,548 €4,435 €5,644
Christmas & New Year - - - €7,509
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €2,661 €3,548 €4,435 €5,644
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €3,122 €4,163 €5,203 €6,622
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - €7,509

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €3,193 €4,257 €5,322 €6,773
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,748 €4,997 €6,246 €7,947
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €8,985
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,748 €4,997 €6,246 €7,947
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €3,193 €4,257 €5,322 €6,773
Christmas & New Year - - - €8,985
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €3,193 €4,257 €5,322 €6,773
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €3,748 €4,997 €6,246 €7,947
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - €8,985

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $1,992 $2,656 $3,319 $4,280
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,369 $3,159 $3,948 $5,022
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $8,134
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $2,369 $3,159 $3,948 $5,022
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $1,992 $2,656 $3,319 $4,280
Christmas & New Year - - - $8,134
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $1,992 $2,656 $3,319 $4,280
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $2,369 $3,159 $3,948 $5,022
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - $8,134

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,883 $3,843 $4,804 $6,114
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $3,382 $4,509 $5,637 $7,174
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $8,134
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,382 $4,509 $5,637 $7,174
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $2,883 $3,843 $4,804 $6,114
Christmas & New Year - - - $8,134
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $2,883 $3,843 $4,804 $6,114
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $3,382 $4,509 $5,637 $7,174
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - $8,134

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $3,459 $4,612 $5,765 $7,337
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $4,060 $5,413 $6,766 $8,608
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $9,733
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $4,060 $5,413 $6,766 $8,608
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $3,459 $4,612 $5,765 $7,337
Christmas & New Year - - - $9,733
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $3,459 $4,612 $5,765 $7,337
Apr 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $4,060 $5,413 $6,766 $8,608
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - - $9,733

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

  • How long have you owned the property?

La Maison des Baronnies is a true labour of love for us. We had purchased the completely derelict building 14 years ago and it has taken us over 12 years to restore it. We encountered countless problems along the way from the original stone vaults collapsing, the architect quitting on us, the main electric contractor’s business going into liquidation, the steel carpentry contractor walking out halfway through the project, and three floods on site to name a few!

We somehow persevered and took on a lot of the work ourselves. Jason designed and built a lot of the furniture and fittings himself, including the steel beds and sideboards, which we think complement the many design classics we have furnished the house with. We finally completed the project and opened our doors to guests in July 2020. We were slightly apprehensive at first as it is such a personal project but it turns out that it is incredibly rewarding to be able to share our house with many guests from different parts of the world who all seem to really enjoy and appreciate the house and the many details that we had worked very hard to achieve.

  • What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The building was completely derelict but we saw its amazing potential. We fell in love with the original stone work, the large open plan space, as well as the original vaulted ceilings. Although some of the vaults had sadly collapsed during the restoration, we were able to replace them with more contemporary features.

  • Are there any interesting stories in its history? 

La Maison des Baronnies dates back to the 17th century (some parts as old as 15th century) and is the oldest building in the small rural hamlet where it is located (it outdates the village church!). The house was once a barn that kept sheep with a farmhouse above it and even a small chapel to its side, but lay derelict for decades. Following the collapse of the part of the building back in 2009, the house was reconstructed saving whatever possible of its original features but also introducing contemporary elements. This has resulted in a truly unique building combining ancient architecture with modern and contemporary design. 

  • Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

Yes, we’ve had a few from the TV and film industry as well as a prime minister of a certain European country stay with his family but we’d rather not name names! 

  • For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really

- Must do? For us is really to just enjoy the house. We are surrounded by incredible nature and the Hautes-Alpes is renowned for the many outdoor activities on offer but most of our guests end up not venturing too far from the house! But of course, if you want to make the most of the Hautes-Alpes, you can choose from kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, to paragliding to name a few. Not to mention skiing in the winter! 

- Must eat? The fresh seasonal produce grown in plenty of sunshine. There are weekly markets where you can pick them up. Look out also for delicious local honey. The lamb from nearby Sisteron is famous throughout France. 

- Must see? The incredibly clear sky with countless stars! The area is famous for its pure air with very little light pollution with Observatoire des Baronnies Provençales 30 minutes drive away. There are many stunning landscapes in the area with rivers, gorges, and lakes. In July the lavender route takes you through fields of lavender but a sea of red poppies in June and bright yellow sunflowers as far as the eye can see in August are equally beautiful. 

  • What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

We love visiting the weekly Provencal market in the village of Laragne-Monteglin 30 minutes drive away. We first pick up a few croissants from the bakery, head straight to the cafe at the start of the market and order a cafe allongé to have with the croissants on the terrace (you are allowed to bring your own snacks and pastries in many cafes in France). After a bit of people watching with the coffee and croissants, we stroll through the market picking up some cheese, olives, fresh fruit, saucisson, etc from the various stalls. We then take these and head to the nearby lake (Plan d’eau du Riou) and have a picnic. It’s a wonderful spot surrounded by mountains. We have many lovely spots for picnics along the rivers and lakes. 

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Reviews

  • Your Beautiful Home

    on 15/09/2023

    Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful home. We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect setting to celebrate Dad’s 60th birthday with the whole family. So much love, thought and dedication has gone to creating this magnificent home in such a tranquil setting. We loved using the pizza oven, BBQ, cocktail cave and Eric the chef was a DREAM!! We have learned to respect the gravel tracks when riding the bikes… (sorry about the accident)… but thankfully Jack is ok :-). Such special memories, never forgotten. We hope to come back one day and will tell all of our friends.

  • Enjoyed Immensely

    on 12/09/2023

    Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your stunning home. We have enjoyed ourselves immensely. There has been much chopping and cooking up of feast, cycling (some e-bike converts now amongst us), swimming and poaching in the onsen. We have rested and chatted and bonded in this delightful location while also being able to find little quiet corners indoors and out. Some amongst the group have already predicted that we will return (if you’ll have us) - it’s been that wonderful!

  • Thank You

    on 24/08/2023

    Thank you for this incredible house which immerses us directly in a good atmosphere! Accompanied by these magnificent landscapes and starry skies!! Thank you!

  • Lives up to its billing!

    on 16/08/2023

    I recently had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful property, which is 100% true to its posting. Nestled in a tranquil setting, it provided the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. The house is well-maintained, showcasing both style and comfort, which made our stay even more enjoyable. The pool was a standout feature — clean, spacious, and just what one needs to unwind on a sunny day. Most importantly, the hosts were fantastic. Their kind nature and prompt responses ensured our needs were always met, making our stay hassle-free and memorable. Chef Eric was magnificent. All in all, a wonderful place with equally wonderful hosts. It's absolutely worth a visit if you're looking for a peaceful retreat with all the amenities.

  • A Magnificent House

    on 15/08/2023

    A magnificent house which allowed us to have a pleasant stay in the Drôme. Very good atmosphere at Villard, we feel that the mood is festive. Thank you for this house and its atypical cocktails!!”

  • Love at first sight

    on 15/08/2023

    House open to nature. Love at first sight for the Hautes-Alpes and Le Villard! The decoration of this house is of exquisite taste. Well done!

  • We had a wonderful stay

    on 15/08/2023

    Thank you Keiko & Jason!

    We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful house and loved discovering this unspoilt and special place.
    Highlights for us:
    • Lots of time in the pool
    • Long lunches and dinners under the oak tree
    • Local markets, especially Die
    • Amazing bike ride over the hill to Montbrand and lovely valley
    • Daring drive up to the ridge above Aspres - worth it for those with appropriate car!

    We hope to be back again soon

  • Spectacular.

    on 22/06/2023

    Thank you for opening your lovely home. It has been spectacular. You’ve thought of every single detail. The villa is beautiful, everything about it down to each detail is remarkable. God bless you both and will most certainly return.

  • Hope to be back soon!

    on 03/06/2023

    What a wonderful escape! Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful, tranquil home. We’ve had a brilliant birthday celebration for our dear friend. Hope to be back soon!

  • We will cherish the memories for many more years!

    on 03/06/2023

    Beautiful home - tastefully decorated and excellent attention paid to even the smallest details. In love with this villa - cannot wait to be back!
    Thank you so much for to the incredible hosts and for welcoming us into their amazing home. This location for my birthday was perfect - we will cherish the memories for many more years. They have done an incredible renovation on this house - They’re truly talented. Their attention to detail is incredible! We wish them both much happiness and success for the future and look forward to seeing them again very soon!


  • Lovely house

    on 27/08/2022

    Thanks for a great holiday in a lovely house! With a beautiful garden, pool, view, hot tub… and the hospitality! We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Great time

    on 20/08/2022

    We had a great time in this fantastic house. I like the colours, the furniture… all the different places. A lot of things to do, the lakes, biking, swimming… the little villages. Thanks a lot! We will come back!

  • Amazing

    on 13/08/2022

    We had a wonderful time with our family. We will definitely come back. The house is amazing with so many cosy spots, an inspiring area. We really felt like home, thanks to you and your house! We will miss it here. We would (and will) recommend this place to all our friends. A big thank you!

  • Wonderful stay

    on 06/08/2022

    We have had a wonderful stay at your beautiful house which is in an amazing location nestled in the mountains. The pool/hot tub was undoubtedly the highlight! Thank you.

  • Beautiful

    on 30/07/2022

    Many thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful spot in the “Hautes-Alpes”. We’re going back to Belgium with a smile on our faces!

  • Wonderful week

    on 23/07/2022

    Architecture, design, a peaceful setting in a beautiful landscape… These ingredients alone would have been enough to give us a wonderful week! Add a swimming pool, a hot tub, pizza oven and cocktail bar, oh and a few mountain bikes and paddle boards and we’ve got something exceptional! We, two sisters and their families LOVED our time in this house and we all agreed, we could have stayed longer. Our favourite highlights were the market at Die, the Gorges de la Méouge and the hike at the Col de Haute Beaume. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to celebrate a special birthday and enjoy quality family time in an amazing setting. Your warm welcome, hospitality and willingness to help with all our questions was the cherry on top of the cake. We wish you all the best and will dream of returning to La Maison Des Baronnies.

  • Magnifique

    on 25/06/2022

    Merci Merci Merci. Un séjour en famille magnifique dans cette belle maison où l’on se sent bien immédiatement. Nous espérons revenir

  • A small paradise

    on 18/06/2022

    Our week at La Maison has been perfect - recharging and inspiring. The cool architecture surrounded by the beautiful nature has left us impressed and we are going back to Germany filled with new energy. The owners have successfully created a small paradise here and we feel lucky to have spent our summer vacation here. Vielen Danke und Liebe Grüße.

  • Lovely

    on 11/06/2022

    Thank you for this amazing stay in your lovely home. All of your suggestions and help really made all the difference for us!

  • Herzliche Willkommen und den super Service

    on 28/05/2022

    Wir bedanken uns für den beiden tollen Gastgebern für das herzliche Willkommen und den super Service. Wir haben uns in den Haus sehr wohl gefühlt und eine wunderschöne Woche hier verbracht. Bei besten Wetter haben wir Wandernrungen in der Traumhaften Region wachen können. Alles gute und steht nette Gäste!

  • Beautiful home

    on 21/05/2022

    Thank you for your warm hospitality. We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful home, it is clear you thought of every little detail. Thank you so much for your kindness - you were so responsive by mail, giving us great suggestions for daily trips and you went out of your way and got a baby bed and chair, that was so useful. If you ever decide to visit Israel, we would be happy to return a favor and make sure you feel welcome. Thank you for everything! Merci

  • Exceptional

    on 29/04/2022

    One of the best holidays we have ever had. Your home and hospitality are exceptional. The attention to detail to ensure your guests are comfortable is second to none. I don’t believe we could have found a better place to experience France for the first time. Thank you for everything.

  • A lovely stay

    on 18/03/2022

    We had a lovely stay at your place. It is such a beautiful house. Your hospitality made our holiday even better. The pizza oven was fantastic, we even used it twice in three days :-). Three days were way too short, we will definitely come back!!! Thank you for all the accommodations, it’s a beautiful interior! We absolutely loved the hot tub after a long day of skiing :-)

  • A stay here is absolutely recommended.

    on 28/07/2021

    La Maison Des Baronnies is a fantastic house with an incredibly beautiful and complete interior, both inside and out. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and gave us a warm welcome. The house is located in a beautiful, natural and quiet area, while beautiful villages and towns are within easy reach. A stay here is absolutely recommended.

  • Simply excellent

    on 17/07/2021

    Beautifully restored farmhouse with great attention to beautiful furniture and excellent finishing. Everything has been thought of to make your stay complete. Everything is present in the kitchen, bathroom, outside in the garden, the swimming pool... etc. The care products are also of high quality. Not to mention, a cinema room is also available. Simply excellent. Then I haven't even mentioned the owners who live in an adjacent, yet separate house. Very pleasant and helpful people.

  • Most wonderful holiday

    on 20/06/2021

    Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house. You made us feel truly welcome and we had the most wonderful holiday. We hope to come again in the future.

  • One of the most beautiful houses we have ever seen.

    on 24/05/2021

    Merci beaucoup de nous avoir accueilli dans votre magnifique maison. This is by far one of the most beautiful houses we have ever seen. We had such a great time and will come back for sure. Merci beaucoup!

  • Magic!

    on 03/03/2021

    Thank you for your kind and warm hospitality.
    And also for sharing with us the magic that results when beautifully curated objects meet honest and respectful architecture in a magnificent environment.
    Cheers to you. Hope we can be back again sometime soon!

  • The perfect stay

    on 20/02/2021

    Thank you so much for this wonderful stay in your exquisite house. I’ve travelled a lot and have stayed in many beautiful places but this house is just top of the list! Thank you for your kindness all along our stay and for ensuring that everything was perfect; it was!!! Hope to come back soon. Thank you!

  • A special holiday

    on 10/12/2020

    Thank you for everything. For your inspiring house, its cosy vibes and your hospitality. We had a wonderful week here and all the family enjoyed every minute of our stay. The architecture of the house, its surroundings, and the design objects inside made special our holidays. So again thank you for everything and your kindness.

    Mille mercis pour ce délicieux séjour chez vous et pour votre accueil si sympathique. C’était top ! Merci et bravo!

  • Excellent hospitality

    on 16/09/2020

    We really enjoyed our three day stay in your beautiful studio. The studio is attractively furnished and equipped with all conveniences. The cozy terrace outside the studio completes it. Your hospitality is excellent. The environment is peaceful and there is plenty to do. We hope to see you both again next year! The pizzas tasted very good!

  • We can't wait to go back

    on 19/08/2020

    La Maison Des Baronnies is the best mix of old and new architecture, comfort and great design, and rest and relaxation. The house itself is clearly a labour of love and it is hard to believe the owners let anyone stay there, but thankfully they do! The maison is a wonderful blend of ancient farm buildings with stone vaults, and a modern addition to the house which provides many spectacular views across the country side and the mountains. The house is very well equipped with all manner of kitchen gadgets, as well as outdoor pizza oven and barbecue. There is even an outdoor fridge to keep drinks cool by the pool. Beautifully furnished throughout, the house is great social space and full of light. The stylish bedrooms are really comfortable and generously proportioned, and all have their own beautifully appointed bathroom. The cinema room is great fun, and has its own well stocked drinks fridge. There is also a bar in the vaults on the ground floor where you can help yourself to a generously stocked honesty bar.

    Outside there are several dining and seating areas, so our group of 8 always had enough room to find some peace and quiet. The pool is kept to a generous 29 degrees, with a fresh water hot tub nearby. The lighting of the pool and garden area at night makes midnight swims very tempting.

    We had a fabulous week with 6 adults and 2 teenagers. We loved the relaxing rural setting and scenery which provide great cycling and walking country. There is a bakery, supermarket and restaurants in nearby villages, and the house is close to several fresh water swimming lakes. We particularly enjoyed the lake of Serre-Ponçon where you can hire all kind of boats and paddle boards, or just go for a swim and a picnic.

    The owners are very friendly and helpful, near by but never in your way.

    We can't wait to go back to La Maison Des Baronnies, and explore more of the stunning Alpine scenery.

  • The BEST

    on 04/08/2020

    Thank you so much for your hospitality! We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful house and amazing surroundings! Everything was perfect! It was our best last-minute holiday ever!

  • We hope to come back!

    on 12/07/2020

    Thanks for inviting us to spend wonderful time in your incredible house. It was such a pleasure to meet you too and we will remember this salmon on barbecue for a while. Of course we wish to come back once again! Many thanks for your hospitality and all the design details that make us feel good.

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