Sarah and I live in Warwickshire with our two daughters Lucy and Emma and Poppy the rescue Greyhound. We both work, so that is why we just really love any time we can get in Lus La Croix Haute, it’s peaceful, but with plenty to see and do.
We had rented properties in France for several years starting off in Cognac and each year we moved further and further south for more reliable summer weather. When we found ourselves in a position to think about buying somewhere, I trawled the internet and just by chance came across a website which talked about the Drome/Northern Provence area (we are right on the border). We had already realised that we couldn’t afford somewhere in southern provence, but prices were far more reasonable in the Drome and it seemed that not many people were aware of the area. So, usually good weather in the summer and skiing right on our doorstep in the winter seemed a “win win” solution. All I can say is that we have never regretted our decision. The area and scenery is just stunning and never dissapoints.
We bought Maison La Clairette because it ticked all the boxes..(apart from the cost of a complete refurbishment..!) Just over two acres of land, mostly grass but a good bit of forest as well. Walking distance to the village where you can get just about everything you need and a 5 minute walk to the nearest family run restaurant. With 4 proper seasons, we like going at any time of the year, as there is always something different to see and do. The chalet is flexible as it is not too big for 2 to share or too small for say 2 families to share (which really does make it good value) something that lots of our guests have commented on. If you have children there is plenty of space for them to play, explore or kick a ball about.”