About This Listing
Really homely feel with space and views. Quiet countryside but only 8 minutes from resorts. It's great for winter sports. A family house so NO bunks or sofabeds! Ideal for families. See our other adverts to just rent a room instead of the whole house.
A long summer let is possible, Mid July through September. Rental for a week or more is for the whole house. If not renting the whole house i.e. when we are there and 'hosting' then the guide price is 30€ per person per night all year round but especially winter/summer seasons as the two ski stations are open with all you want for yourself or the family. There is a 500€ deposit for damages and 140€ payable on arrival to the concierge for cleaning but both of these are refunded if you leave the house clean and as you found it.
Ideal for skiing or other wintersports when the snow is here, 8 minutes from the slopes. This is our family home and not a ski chalet, NO sofabeds and NO poky kitchen! Surrounded by mountains, the Devoluy is not as frequented as the big Alpine areas, shhh... it's our secret! Within minutes you can ski, climb, via ferrata, bike, walk, mountaineer, pothole, eat, drink, relax! Calm and mountains out of season but Summer and Winter high season fun in the two local resorts, both only minutes by car, with swimming, activities, markets and winter sports. Great new sports centre too!
There is also the possibility of English language tuition/conversation.
All amenities are on hand but I should mention that wi-fi connection is not always great as we are in the mountains. There are computers and free wi-fi in the two resorts.
Please note the options below and ask for a quote. PLEASE NOTE: La Colyn is the right hand side of the house as shown in the main photograph, not the whole house.
Our house and the resorts are ideal for a family holiday with children, whether it's winter sports or summer activities.
We are happy to rent the whole house, for up to 8 people (no sleeping on settees or in the living room, all real beds in bedrooms!) or if we are around rent a room to individuals or couples or more - sometimes B&B or chambre d'hote, please ask! We can be flexible on times and transport but you are best to have your own car! If you want, we can tailor make a short break for you, pick you up etc, at a reasonable extra cost.
Our semi-detached home is in the delightful hamlet of Courtil in the Devoluy, 8 mins to the summer and winter 'stations' of Superdevoluy and La Joue with all ski amenities and entertainments... 2 hours south of Grenoble in France. Flexibility is our key. We let the whole house occasionally, especially in the winter high season or, outside that, individual or whole house accommodation, with flexibility on times and rooms and catering and everything, even short breaks.
The Devoluy is very special, 'off the beaten track' and bit wild! You will usually need your own transport but it may be possible at times for us to pick you up or drive you. In the 'low seasons' Spring and autumn we can let the house at a lower rate, please ask - great for outdoor activities and you have the mountains to yourself!! Walk to the local crag! During the winter we are there on and off the whole 'ski' season. When one or both of us are there we can provide rooms, single or double, for anyone who wants to stay, for two nights or longer, perhaps bed and breakfast or more. We are flexible on dates and arrivals and numbers etc. Also it's ideal for singles who may find it hard to get accommodation without paying for 2 people. It may be possible to drive you or you accompany us to the resorts and we can adjust the price (reasonably of course!) to include almost anything. We can guide you also, everything is negotiable! STRICTLY NO SMOKING. If the pricing calendar is not active it will usually be around 30euros per person per night or 750€ the house high season but please ask!
Usually the rest of the house, on a sharing basis.
Interaction with Guests
If you are renting a room then we will be in the house too and you are usually welcome to come sit round the woodburner in the evening, take your meals in the lounge with us or alone. We are also happy to give you a hand getting oriented on the ski slopes etc.
You need your own transport!
No smoking, absolutely. This is a family house and not used to potentially loud parties, it's for enjoying the activities, the life and each other!
About the Host, Colin
Hi - teacher of Photography living partly in Sussex UK and partly in France. Happy and interested and sporty... skiing, tennis, cycling. My wife teaches children to play the piano, Suzuki method. She also helps organise the South Down Suzuki Group and is very involved in her choir - there's a lot of music around. We are both former secondary school teachers in London. We take immense pleasure in being part of the lives of our young grandchildren! We travel to San Diego yearly if we can. I am STILL learning to surf. STILL learning to play the guitar, I meditate daily and it's a constant rejuvenation. We have bought Kindles and are STILL wondering if we will really get on with them, it's not the same is it?