'Rebinelle' is a lovely, five bedroomed renovated barn in the beautiful Hautes-Alpes department of Southern France, near to Sisteron, the 'gateway to Provence'.
The property offers spacious ensuite accommodation; two twin bedrooms, two double rooms and one family room - all with ensuite bathrooms.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room, covered terrace and two additional lounges one with TV (with UK satellite channels), DVD player and DVD library and Wi-Fi internet.
Large garden with barbeque, shady terrace, play-area and enclosed 12m x 6m pool.
There is ample parking space for several vehicles.
Bedroom 1, family room with double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin. Through to room with bunk beds.
Bedroom 2, two singles (or double) with ensuite WC, shower (wheelchair accessible) and hand basin.
Bedroom 3, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Library / living room with TV and DVD.
Door to terrace.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Kitchen with two fridges and freezers, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 burner gas stove, with large electric oven and microwave.
Living / dining room with table and chairs.
Large covered balcony with views of the mountains and the old fort across the valley.
Bedroom 4, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Stairs to 2nd floor;
Bedroom 5, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Large mezzanine lounge area which overlooks the main living room.
Large, private garden with lawn and mature trees.
Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs and double BBQ.
Private swimming pool 12m x 6m with sun-deck and loungers.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||01/10/2016||September||€ 2,400||£ 2,053||$ 2,679|
|01/10/2016||17/12/2016||October to mid-December||€ 1,800||£ 1,539||$ 2,009|
|17/12/2016||07/01/2017||Christmas & New Year||€ 2,100||£ 1,796||$ 2,344|
|01/01/2017||22/04/2017||January to mid-April||€ 1,800||£ 1,539||$ 2,009|
|22/04/2017||27/05/2017||late April to May||€ 2,100||£ 1,796||$ 2,344|
|27/05/2017||15/07/2017||late May to mid-July||€ 2,400||£ 2,053||$ 2,679|
|15/07/2017||02/09/2017||late July & August||€ 3,000||£ 2,566||$ 3,348|
|02/09/2017||30/09/2017||September||€ 2,400||£ 2,053||$ 2,679|
|30/09/2017||16/12/2017||October to mid-December||€ 1,800||£ 1,539||$ 2,009|
|16/12/2017||06/01/2018||Christmas & New Year||€ 2,100||£ 1,796||$ 2,344|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 500|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
The property is located 5 minutes drive from the village of Ribiers, close to Sisteron in the Hautes-Alpes.
All amenities in Sisteron 10 km, 'gateway to Provence' and Laragne 8 km.
There is lots to do in the area; exploring the Medieval streets of the local towns and villages, visiting the famous Provençal attractions (Aix-en-Provence and Gorges du Verdon are just over an hour away), participation in a huge array of sports or just relaxing by the local lakes and rivers.
Ribiers is just a short walk or cycle ride away (2 km) and is a typical Provençal village with local shops, a boulangerie /patisserie for fresh bread and croissants (and cakes) and an excellent restaurant serving everything from Pizzas to steaks.
There are lanes to explore, in between enjoying a coffee or even better, a Pastis or beer, in one the shaded bars by the fountain in the main square.
Sisteron town (9 km) has a dramatic setting - the rock faces on both sides of the river made it a perfect place to defend the old route into and out of Provence.
The main fort, open to the public, is known as the 'citadel' and is set high on the rock above the Medieval streets, which have some lovely restaurants, shops and a food market twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is also a cathedral and museum as well as regular exhibitions in the local bibliothèque.
The town organises lots of events throughout the summer months; fetes, specialist markets, such as pottery and 'brocante' (antique and Bric-a-brac), fairs, boules contests and open air concerts and performances in the dramatic setting of the Citadel. Sisteron has its own Plan d'eau, life-guarded, with nearby tennis, skate park, basketball and sun-bathing areas beside the river.
Laragne town (7 km) is less of a tourist town than Sisteron, but everyone seems to love the genuine, local French feel of the town, especially the Thursday morning market which sells a fantastic array of local produce, clothes, plants, gifts and just about everything you can think of!, not forgetting of course the local goat and sheep cheeses for which the area is famed. There are also two supermarkets and an excellent array of bars and cafés.
Gap (40 minutes drive) is the local county town and whilst not large has all the local amenities, theatre, indoor pool, shopping, restaurants, Irish Bar (with real stout). Being the county town it is always bustling and worth a visit just to sample the local ambiance. Gap is set in a magnificent amphitheatre of mountains and is at the entrance to the Ecrins national park to the North, the Ecrins is the second highest massif in France after Mont Blanc, reaching 4000 meters, but unlike Mont Blanc is almost devoid of habitations, it is still possible to walk for days on deserted paths between scattered refuges.
Just 5 km up the road, is the beautiful Meouge gorge nature reserve, with lovely swimming spots, waterfalls and lots of footpaths to explore. There are also numerous swimming lakes, known as 'plan d'eau' or the 'beaches of the mountains', the nearest being at Ribiers, in the local area.
« We’ve had an excellent time in this beautiful villa. Sunbathing by the pool, swimming and rock climbing (just some of the things we’ve done). Thanks David and Rachael. We hope to be back next year. » Dan & Issy, Richard & Jackie, Mike Emily, Mick and baby Tom
« Still not convinced about this place, will need to come back a 5th time! Thanks for an excellent week. » F. Staniland
« At last, a gite that really does cater for all of us! We’ve had a lovely 2 weeks, the pool is fab & surrounding area perfect for our activities. ie climbing, caving, kayaking and via ferrata. Thanks for providing such a superb place. » Winterbottom family
« This is the ideal destination for an outdoorsy type holiday. The walking is superb and the scenery is magnificent. Is is, quite frankly, a bit of a wrench to be leaving. » K. Drewnicki
« We have all enjoyed a wonderful time in this delightful corner of Provence with its magnificent scenery and warm hospitality. » The Daniels, Maybury and Jackson families
« Wow, what a time. Everything perfect. We enjoyed every second – the kids loved it. Sorry to be leaving. Thanks. » Neil and Mandy Johnson
« A great family gite with loads of space for us all. We had some great walks around here, the gorge, Orpierre and Rosans. Also managed to fit in time lazing around the pool, sunbathing and reading. Perfect holiday! Hope to be back... » The Newton, Young and Banks families