Situated in it's own private grounds, La Musardiere is a luxury villa with stunning views of the local mountains and yet is only 2 minutes walk from the local village. 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. Or if you or your little ones feel the need to stretch your legs we even have our own mini mountain/forest to explore behind the villa! 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 and secluded garden with many sunny terraces perfect for long warm evenings. There is a family sized Napoleon gas BBQ, plenty of tables 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. Please note that the heated pool is open Apr-Sep (subject to weather).
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.
The Area: The Hautes 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 with many outdoor activities, eg, hiking, rafting, canoeing, climbing (of international standard), road cycling, caving, mountain biking, accrobranche (climbing through trees), gliding, parapente, fabulous bird watching etc. The local hiking routes in the mountains are well marked and all have stunning scenery with enough variety to do a different hike each day of your holiday. The Tour de France often passes through or near the area - for 2019 Stage 17 finishes in Gap (40 minutes from the villa). The roads are stunning and in excellent condition for cycling or motorbike touring. The World Rally Championships (Monte Carlo) also visit Gap each year in January. There is an excellent astronomy observatory nearby.
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, badger, mountain goats, boar, beaver, crested tit - all in an average day in Hautes 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.