3 Bedrooms/sleeps 8 (3 doubles, 2 singles) 2 Bathrooms - Garden
Why Simon Difazio chose Saint-Julien-en-Beauchêne
The property is family owned and we just want to rent it so that it pays its own bills and not as a business. After spending too much time looking for the illusive tumble down farmhouse we took the advice of the locals who all gave us the same message, "insulation insulation insulation...!" So we bought the land in 2002 and in 2003 we had a local builder construct a modern well insulated house in the local style with the view to using it for family holidays etc. The house was finished in 2004 and we have enjoyed it every since.
What makes this Chalet unique
The house is not rented as a business so we hope that it has a cosy feel to it. The surrounding area is very varied from beautiful mountain scenery to forested walks and meandering rivers. The local area has plenty of amenities. Great Skiing locations in winter from local family slopes to high multi run resorts all within easy reach!
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Nice place in nice area
We had a great time at these place.
The chalet had a full equipment and we had lot of space in the rooms. Verty strategis location close to nice trekkings.
Standard confort. The entrance path could get some improvments but it doesn't affect the convenience of the house.
Perfect house in nice quiet village
The house was really nice and situated just outside a nice village in a beautiful surrounding. Contact with the owner was quick and good and instructions were clear. Great hiking paths in the surroundings of the house and enough adventure in the neighborhood as canyoning and climbing. A place to visit again!
We had a great stay in Simon’s house.
It’s a spacious home with everything you would need, except maybe a little bit bigger bbq, as the weather, the terrace and the excellent butcher in the supermarket in Veynes invited to do a lot of grilling outside. The surroundings are astonishingly beautiful and we set out to many hikes just from the doorstep.
Simon is a great host and communication and arrangements went very smoothly. On top of it, the costs we very moderate, considering what you get.
In the winter-time, Chez Difazio is a perfect place to take the family. Ski at the local Lus La Jarjatte, or take the short drive to the very popular resort of Super Devoluy. If you like family skiing, you have 6 local Drome ski stations to choose from, drive to Les Deux Alpes or Chamrousse for a day's skiing, then back to the village for some vin chaud & a pizza from La Taverne.
In summer, take a hike down the Gorge Des Gats, go trout fishing in the local (renowned) Buech, drive through the Drome valleys to visit the amazing Chatillon en Diois (we highly recommend the festival of Arts and Wine), or sunbathe by one of the many Plan D'Eaus - mountain lakes and pools with beaches, pedalos and bars! It's an amazing feeling to be lying on a beach surrounded by mountain peaks on a balmy summer day. And the summer storms which roll in at 4 pm and leave just as quickly are spectacular. Then there's tree-top adventures, canyoning, VTT, or just relax in the garden.
Other Activities: Gliding and paragliding in nearby Aspres Sur Buech
Golf: Gap Bayard is an 18 hole golf course 6 km north of Gap and easy to get to from your holiday home, Chez Difazio.
Ski: Local ski resorts:
La Jarjatte (small and friendly, perfect for young families) 10 minutes away, 1 red run, 5 blue runs and a nursery slope, plus a brilliant ESF ski school.
Super Devoluy & La Joue de Loup (very popular) 35 min.
Orcieres (again an extremely popular resort destination) 60 min.
Chamrousse - 90 min but worth a day out.
Les Deux Alpes - 90 min but again well worth it.
Gap Ceuze (a bit 1960s in a cool, retro way) 35 min.