7th November 2015


About our home

Originally a shepherd's hut in the hills, the area now known as Alauzon consists of a collection of buildings ranging from converted farm buildings to contemporary-styled properties.

The setting is a magnificent hill-top area surrounded by meadows, streams, and protected forests. Though only fifteen minutes' drive from Buis-les-Baronnies, Alauzon feels as though it is a world unto itself and it's unusual to hear anything more than the wind or the birds.

Situated at 800m altitude, we get plenty of sun, but without the blistering heat making Alauzon a great place to stay all year-around. The surrounding hills protect us from the mistral winds.  Alauzon is a fantastic place to be and, when you visit, you will quickly appreciate why.

About our rental properties

Alauzon consists of four rental properties available to rent throughout the year.

Ideal for family reunions, group holidays, weddings/anniversaries, birthdays, conferences and seminars- whatever the reason, if you need group accommodation, Alauzon will make the event unforgettable.

  • Sleeps 30:
    • Bunkhouse- 13
    • Studio- 4
    • Bergerie - 9
    • Cabin*- 4
  • Large professional kitchen and function room
  • Beautiful pool
  • Free internet (WIFI and LAN)
  • Outside kitchen and seating area
  • 13 hectares of land in a secluded valley surrounded by forestry land

*The Cabin is 400m from the main property.

Alauzon rates
  • Weekly rate : 3000€
  • 16% reduction off peak: 2500€ / week
  • Daily rate (min 2 nights): 750€ / night
  • Cleaning fee (required): 250€

The Studio

  • Sleeps 4 : one double bed in the mezzanine, one double sofa bed
  • Well-equipped kitchenette (two hob stove, oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, electric kettle, coffee machine, toaster)
  • En-suite bathroom (shower, toilet & sink)
  • WIFI and LAN internet (WIFI can be switched off if required)
The Studio
Located next to the main house, the studio has its own entrance and great views to the west and east.
Studio- mezzanine
A double bed in the studio mezzanine.
Studio- lounge area
The sofa bed
Studio- kitchen
A well equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, double gas burner, coffeemaker and toaster
Studio rates
  • Weekly rate: 350€
  • 15% reduction off peak: 300€ / week
  • Weekday daily rate: 50€ / night
  • Weekend (Friday/Saturday) daily rate: 60€ / night

Peak season is July and August. Daily rates are usually not available during this period.

The Bunkhouse

  • Sleeps up to 13:
    • Private room: 2 single beds, 1 double bed
    • Main room: 7 single beds + 2 pull out beds
  • Bathroom (shower, small bathtub, sink)
  • WC
  • Centrally heated during the winter
  • Includes access to professional kitchen and dining / function room
  • Free internet access (dining/function room)
  • Panoramic views from all rooms
The Bunkhouse
The Bunkhouse is at the top of the house.
Inside the Bunkhouse
The bunkhouse sleeps up to thirteen people.
Inside the Bunkhouse
Each bed is made with a duvet and an additional blanket is available if needed. Each bed has its own LED reading light and WIFI is accessible from below.
Inside the bunkhouse
Two of the beds house additional pull-out beds that bring the maximum capacity to 13.
The Bunkhouse View
The Bunkhouse has the best view at Alauzon!
The Bunkhouse Room
At the end of the main hall is a room separated by a door containing a double bed and two singles - perfect for couples or group-leaders.
The Bunkhouse Bathroom
Even the bathroom has a great view! There is a separate WC, and an additional WC accessed from outside.
Bunkhouse rates
  • Weekly rate: 1000€
  • 25% reduction off peak*: 750€ / week
  • Weekday daily rate: 125€ / night
  • Weekend (Fri/Sat) daily rate: 150€ / night

*Peak season is July and August. Daily rates are usually not available during this period.

The Bergerie

The Bergerie is an independent, three bedroom gite situated about 50m from the main building.

  • Sleeps up to 9
    • Bedroom 1: one double bed
    • Bedroom 2: two single beds
    • Bedroom 3: three single beds
  • Well-equipped kitchen (gas oven/cooker, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster)
  • Bathroom (Shower, toilet and sink)
  • Beautiful and efficient wood-burning stove for heating in winter
  • Free WIFI and LAN Internet (WIFI can be switched off if required)
  • Panoramic views down the valley towards the west- perfect for watching sunsets!
The Bergerie is located a short distance from the main house and overlooks a meadow and the Alauzon valley to the west.
The Bergerie Entrance
The Bergerie has come a long way from its origins as a stable - it's now a comfy modern apartment with room to sleep nine.
The Bergerie Kitchen
The Bergerie has a well-equipped kitchen with plenty enough cookware to cater for a large group.
The Bergerie Kitchen
The Bergerie is a pleasantly open space - great for groups and families.
Dining in The Bergerie
Next to the kitchen is a dining table with eight stools - there is also a chair allowing nine to be seated - just!
The Bergerie Bathroom
The bathroom is just next to the kitchen, and has a great shower.
The Bergerie Lounge Area
The Bergerie has two large sofas - one is a bed-sofa and sleeps two in comfort. A stereo is provided, and there is a modern wood-burning stove to keep things toasty in winter.
The Bergerie Bedrooms
The sleeping quarters are found up-stairs - there are three rooms - head height is limited but it's a wonderfully cosy place to sleep.
The Bergerie Double Bedroom
The first bedroom has a double bed - with two fixed reading lights.
The Bergerie Bedroom 2
The second bedroom has two single beds, each with its own reading light.
The Bergerie Bedroom 3
The main bedroom has three single beds, each with its own reading light.
Bergerie rates
  • Weekly rate: 700€
  • 15% reduction off peak: 600€ / week
  • Weekday daily rate: 100€ / night
  • Weekend (Fri/Sat) daily rate: 150€ / night

Minimum stay 2 nights. Peak season is July and August. Daily rates are usually not available at this time.

The Cabin in the Woods

The cabin is situated in a clearing on the edge of the woods just four hundred metres from the main buildings at Alauzon. The building is off-grid with electrical power provided by an array of solar panels and two large batteries with an inverter that allows up to 600 Amps at 220V. There is no WIFI or mobile phone reception at the cabin - but these can be accessed via the main building… if desired.

Ideal for those wanting unbroken tranquillity, yet only a short stroll from all our facilities. Renovated in 2016, the cabin comprises of a living area with a dining table, sofa, kitchen, and beds for four on the mezzanine level. The kitchen has a double gas burner and a vintage wood-burning stove that both heats the building and cooks meals. There is a compact fridge-freezer powered by the solar panels.

The bathroom is in an adjacent building, with a shower room and WC.

In front of the cabin is an east-facing timber terrace with table, chairs and parasol.

Access to the cabin is possible either via the main property, or for those with 4x4 vehicles, via a breathtaking drive up the gorge.

We provide a gas bottle for the water heater and a supply of wood, though some chopping may be required (axe provided).

The living area has three floor to ceiling windows looking out into the woods.
The east facing wooden deck with table, chairs and parasol. The adjacent building houses the WC and the shower room.
The mezzanine area, accessed by a fixed ladder has four beds. Bedding is included in all rentals.
Simplicity, nature and tranquility: the three main characteristics of this unique property.
The kitchen has a two burner gas stove, small fridge/freezer and wood fired cooker (not pictured). Plastic tubs are provided for food storage.
The vintage wood-burning stove in the corner provides heating and cooking facilities.
Cabin rates
  • Weekly rate: 500€
  • 30% reduction off peak*: 350€ / week
  • Daily rate (min. 2 nights): 75€ / night*

*Peak season is July and August. Daily rates are usually not available at this time.