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4* Villa in the Haute Alpes, Northern Provence - stunning location

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 180 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Sleeps 10-12. Five bedroom Provencal villa with private heated pool

Situated in it's own private grounds, La Musardiere is a luxury villa with stunning views of the local mountains. Here you can do as much or as little as you want. BBQs by the pool, a game of boules absorbing the ambiance of the French lifestyle. Perfect! Or if you or your little ones feel the need to stretch those legs we even have our own mini mountain/forest to explore! There are many beautiful picnic spots along the local River Buech, great to cool down on a hot summers day. Please contact us for more details.

The Garden: Outside there is a large private garden with sunny terraces perfect for long warm evenings. There is a family sized gas BBQ, table and chairs, well positioned wooden benches to soak up the sun in the morning, afternoon and evening. The heated pool is 9m x 4m with security cover when not in use. Magical first thing in the morning as the sun pops up over the mountain and just as magical in the evening.

Lakes and rivers: There are many swimming lakes nearby with restaurants and shower facilities and the River Buech, just a short walk away, is ideal for picnics and swimming in its beautiful clear waters. A short drive south will bring you to natures own water park. With beautifully clear pools, waterfalls to slide down rocks to climb and jump from. Fantastic fun!!!

The Area: The Haute Alpes is relatively undiscovered. It is a stunning region with a reported 300 days of sunshine a year. There is so much to do and see here, in fact you could holiday here in each season and still find something different to do, eg, rafting, canoeing, climbing, mountain bike guides, accrobranche (climbing through trees), gliding, parapente etc. The local hiking routes are well marked and all have stunning scenery with enough variety to do a different hike each day of your holiday. In 2017, the Tour de France is passing through Embrun which is about 1 hour's drive from the property in a beautiful mountainous area.

Aspres sur Buech is a beautiful little traditional French village which is just a few minutes walk from the villa. There are a few local shops - boulangerie, cafe, Poste, butcher and a small supermarket. There are larger supermarkets just 15 minutes drive from the villa. Slightly further away the towns of Gap and Sisteron offer wonderful historic sites, good shops and an excellent selection of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Wildlife: you will see deer, eagles, red squirrels, boar, beaver, crested tit - all in an average day in Haute Alpes. There is also great trout fishing in the local river.

La Musardiere has been awarded 4* by the Comite Departemental du Tourisme Haute-Alpes.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2017

About The Owner

We love our holiday villa in Haute Alpes, Northern Provence. We live in Buckinghamshire, Great Britain, and work full time so we try to visit as often as possible. Aspres sur Buech is very accessible by road, rail and air so whether we have a full 2 weeks holiday or just a long weekend we are able to make the most of our beautiful home. Leaving Heathrow in the morning, we can be having lunch on our veranda in the sunshine by early afternoon. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do. The scenery is stunning and there are so many activities for a fabulous holiday - hiking, cycling, canoeing, hang-gliding...or just relaxing by the heated pool and enjoying a game of garden chess or table tennis. The property is managed for us by Paul and Judy Spicer who will provide you with a very warm welcome and assist with any queries.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2013

Why The Owner chose Hautes-Alpes

We always look forward to our relaxing holidays doing as much or as little as we want. The property offers so much flexibility: whether you want to totally stop and relax or have a more active holiday. There are also many beautiful picnic spots along the River Buech, great to cool down on a hot summers day. The villa is close to the village and yet very quiet. We enjoy spending time having our meals on the secluded sunny terraces around the villa. There are a selection of tables, chairs, sun loungers and well positioned wooden benches to soak up the sun in the morning, afternoon and evening or to shelter from the heat. The heated pool is 9m x 4m with security cover when not in use. Magical first thing in the morning as the sun pops up over the mountain and just as magical in the evening. Inside the villa there is a variety of entertainment: 47" TV, Bluetooth sound bar, Wii, PS3, wifi, board games, books. Enough to keep everyone entertained no matter their age.

What makes this villa unique

The Haute Alpes area in Northern Provence is simply stunning. We completely fell in love with the area when we visited - being relatively undiscovered it is not commercialised and you can experience "real France". The weather is fabulous whichever season we visit and there are so many activities to keep us busy that there' something to suit every type of weather ...even when it's too hot! It is a stunning region with a reported 300 days of sunshine a year. There are fantastic local activities including rafting, canoeing, climbing, mountain bike guides, hiking, fishing, accrobranche (climbing through trees). Whilst a car is recommended, there are superb facilities in the local village within walking distance (baker, butcher, post office, supermarket) and the villa has excellent access from train and air and full internet access (included in the price).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aspres-sur-Buëch in Hautes-Alpes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Luxury bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Luxury large walk in double shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 is located upstairs. It has a bath with extra large stainless steel shower head and glass screen. Large modern sink with mahogany furniture. Downstairs is bathroom 2 which has two sinks set in a natural wood unit. There is an extra large walk in double shower plus heated towel rail. There is a separate toilet on ground floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , French doors to terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 double sofabed and 1 single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bunk bed and sofabed, TV/PS3
  • Upstairs there is a king bed in bedroom 1, and the second bedroom has a double day bed (more comfortable than a sofa bed) and single bed. Downstairs there is Bedroom 3 with one double bed and french doors to terrace and garden. Also Bedroom 4 with one double bed and Bedroom 5 which has a bunk bed, single sofabed, flat screen TV and Playstation 3. Total 5 bedrooms with 10-12 occupancy.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
La Musardiere has a large lounge/dining room with open fire, large cosy sofas, 47" TV, Satellite, DVD, CD, ipod dock, Wi-Fi, French doors leading to the terrace and garden. Large wood shed fully stocked. Plenty of parking. There is central heating and an open log fire for the winter with fans available for the summer. We provide summer and winter duvets. The house and gardens are ideally suited for families. We have a no smoking policy in the house and around the pool. The villa is suitable for people with mobility problems as there is a bedroom with French doors, a bathroom and a wc on the ground floor. There are small steps to access the house from the drive/terrace. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns. Reasonable end of stay cleaning is included in the price; however, extra charges will be made for any additional cleaning either mid-stay or end of stay. Bathroom and swimming pool towels included in the price. Tourist taxes included in the price.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


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4* Villa in the Haute Alpes, Northern Provence - stunning location
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely French villa

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable villa, lots of space and ideal for outside living.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aspres-sur-Buëch, Cote d'Azur - Provence

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low winter season
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high spring season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low spring season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Spring
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low summer season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high autumn season
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low winter season
22 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Prices are for the exclusive use of the villa and heated pool for the property per week in UK pounds. Weekend breaks are also available, please contact us for details. Saturday to Saturday is preferable, arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am, but this can be flexible - please contact us with any questions. 25% non refundable deposit to secure booking and balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday. Reasonable end of stay cleaning included within rental costs - the surcharge for any additional end-of-stay cleaning will be charged to the client. Should you require extra cleaning or extra linen/towels during your holiday this can be arranged at additional cost. Pets will be considered but additional cleaning of £50 will be payable due to extra cleaning required. A higher security deposit of £600 will be required for clients with pets - this will be fully reimbursed one week after your stay, less any damages or breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Hotel du Parc, Aspres sur Buech
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Aspres sur Buech/Veynes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
180 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Aspres sur Buech is centrally located between Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille and Chambery airports and takes approx 2 hours. Slightly further away are Geneva,Nice, Toulon, Avignon, Nimes, and Montpelier. To drive from Calais to Aspres takes between 8 - 10 hours. You can travel by Eurostar or TGV to Grenoble or Valence where you can hire a car or we can arrange airport/station pick ups.The village is just a 2 minute stroll away from the villa. There is a bakery, a butchers, post office, hairdressers, pharmacy, doctor, restaurant and local bar with terrace and a small, friendly supermarket. The town of Veynes is just 10 mins drive with banks, 2 large supermarkets, weekly market (Thurs) and restaurants.Serres (10mins) has a good choice of restaurants some with live music. The nearest large towns are Gap and Sisteron (30-40 mins by car) with plenty of interesting shops, markets and restaurants.

Other Activities: snowboarding,skidoo safari,canoeing, white water rafting, canyoning,accrobranche, river water park

Golf: Golf de Gap-Bayard

Golf de Gap-Bayard is approx 45 mins away - and covers all abilities.

5676 meters par 72

Covering 300 acres, of which around 100 of which are taken up by forest, the course's 18 holes stretch seawards into a moderately hilly landscape.The fairways,which are beautifully green thanks to the natural spring used for watering, are wide and trap-free, with sloping greens, a pond at the 3rd hole is the only major water obstacle

Golf de Gap-Bayard offers a fabulous panoramic view over the highest of the surrounding peaks, and the town of Gap 500 meters below!

The Provence Golf Pass is available for this Golf Course


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