The house is a recent construction with a wooden frame. I wanted it to be ecological, comfortable, and functional. It is located in a natural meadow, surrounded by wild moorlands, grasslands, thyme and lavender fields, and forests with oak trees and pines. It offers absolute calmness. From 600 m of altitude, it dominates the village of Noyers as well as the Jabron River, a torrential river where it is nice to go refreshing in summer. Here, the sun is our loyal friends and it reminds us that we are in Haute Provence, where there are still olive trees and fig trees. The house, which is completely independent, has a total surface of 52 m² and is ideal for 2 people. (It is possible to host a couple with a baby or a young child). There is a big living room with fitted kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and an independent toilet. With its impeccable comfort, you will have all the facilities you desire: modern and functional household appliances, television, Wi-Fi access, a living room where you can relax, a workspace and a library to read and relax. Entirely on the ground floor, two big picture windows give you access to a wooden terrace with a pergola where you can have your meals in front of the landscape and rest on deckchairs; unless you prefer the lawn terrace. The meadow that surrounds you as well as the hedgerow of centenary trees will engage you in moments of relaxation or meditation in a hammock or a deckchair. Jabron Valley, originally a land of tradition and culture, will surprise you with its wild and imposing landscapes. You can get to know it in several ways: on foot, by horse, by bicycle. There are many hiking trails and you can take one directly from the house. The region is full of tourist attractions and famous sites. Sisteron of course and its citadel but also Manosque, Forcalquier , the Province of Giono, Gap and Serres Ponçon lake, Sainte Croix lake and the gorges of Verdon, inland of Dignes-les-Bains.
Ideal for 2 people, babies are welcome
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 22, 2019
About Françoise Riffet
I settled some years ago in this peaceful and natural place, away from the summer hustle and bustle of tourist zones but at the same time in an ideally central location to discover Haute Provence. I like living a simple and authentic life here.
Françoise Riffet purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Françoise Riffet chose Noyers-sur-Jabron
This house was constructed next to my main residence. I wanted to share this pleasure of being here and help other people discover a secret part of Haute Provence. This enables me at the same time to self-finance it.
What makes this Cottage unique
I don’t just hand the keys to my tenants. I like helping them to take advantage of their stay with my knowledge about the region and all its resources.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great gite and an excellent host.
A very comfortable gite with a superb view from the terrace. Good walking country with the nearby Vieux Noyers abandoned village very interesting and with good views - plenty of useful information and maps in the gite. Francoise, the owner, was very helpful to us, especially when our luggage was lost by Air France. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Elegant, well equipped Gite with stunning views.
We spent a week in this superb Gite and would thoroughly recommend it.
The Gite had a modern, tastefully decorated, clean interior with everything we needed. It also remained cool in the July heat which was a bonus. It was also very useful to be able to park the car right next to the cabin in the shade.
The garden and patio area was superb. Ideal for eating outside and relaxing. The garden was so peaceful and the views over to the mountains stunning.
Francoise was very welcoming and so helpful. We also fell in love with Izzy the dog while we were there. She was charming.
We hope to return one day.
Lovely peaceful place to stay
We had a wonderful two weeks, walking in the nearby mountains. Lots of wild flowers, butterflies and birds still singing. A wonderful comfortable base for some walking.
Thank you very much. I enjoyed your stay at La Prairie, especially observation butterflies.
Extremely peaceful with views to match
We had an amazing two weeks there, very relaxing, perfect for exploring locally and a little further a field, lots of walks locally or a short drive away. If you want to just sit in the garden and relax listening to the birds and crickets just the place, you can zone right out. Francoise is amazing, gave us tips of where to explore and was a brilliant help allowing us to use her computer to rebook flights etc. when there was a strike at air traffic control, would definitely recommend this property.
Thank you very much
Calm, relaxing and comfortable
This is a beautiful location and Francoise made us very welcome in her lovely gite. The view is to die for and we were surrounded by the sounds of cockoos, cicadas and the bees busing in the rose bushes.
Beautiful area for Mountain Biking/Walking
We stayed here for a week's Mountain Biking, we hired a car from Nice Airport as we travelled with our own bikes. The cottage is well equipped with all you require. Spacious and clean, good shower and a fantastic outside patio in a lovely setting. Francoise was helpful and showed us all the facilities and gave us good information - especially the recommendation of great Pizza from the local Boulangerie on a Friday/Saturday night. In the cottage was a map with the Mountain Bike Trails of the Valley of Jabron (also available from the Tourist Office in Sisteron) We rode the red routes which were about 20km. The climbs were usually on good tracks and not too steep, although pushing up was required on a couple! Some great technical descents on good single track - they are waymarked but in some places needs updating as they have faded in the Sun or missing! The area is beautiful and views stunning, topped off with 25c wall to wall sunshine in October! We would recommend this as a destination to come for mountain biking and hope to return one day.
Thank you for your appreciation. I hope to see you again.
In the heart of Haute Provence (in Jabron Valley, in front of Lure Mountain), some minutes away from Sisteron. Jabron, the right bank tributary of Durance, follows the valley from West to East 35 km north of Lure Mountain, in parallel with its ridge that culminates 1826 m high. The valley is in the heart of Haute Provence, not far from Ventoux Mountain and Luberon in the West, from Durance valley and Monges mountain range in the East. In the North, Sisteron canyon opens to the Alps: Serre-Ponçon Lake, Ubaye, Ecrins mountain range, Allos valley, Devoluy, etc. are an hour drive away. Noyers-sur-Jabron, our village, is located only 14 km away from Sisteron, 45 km away from Digne-les-Bains, 60 km away from Manosque and 66 km away from Gap. Aix en Provence is a 70-minute drive away by the highway and Marseille is a 90-minute drive away. Therefore, we are in a transition area between the Mediterranean and the Alps mountain range so we benefit from an original mix of Mediterranean and mountain climate. This can be seen in the unique coexistence of species not only of flowers but also of animals.
Rates & Availability
Caution payable à l'arrivée, rendue au départ après état des lieux (sauf pour paiement en ligne avec Carte Bancaire) Ménage fin de séjour obligatoire 30 euros Location draps et serviettes pour 2 personnes en option : 20 euros payable à l'arrivée Taxe de séjour 0,50 cts par personne et par nuit (depuis le 1er janvier 2018) Conditions d'annulation : acompte rendu jusqu'à J-30 Des frais peuvent s'appliquer pour le chauffage en saisons froides, en fonction d'une consommation effective