The Aïgo de Vido name ("life water" in Provencal language) comes from its original location on the edge of the Estoublaïsse stream go down the Alps to cross the Estoublon village before to finish on the Asse, then the Durance, and on the Mediterranean Sea. The gite is isolated from the village (600 m away); it is reachable through a dirt road suitable for motor vehicle of 200 m from the D667 road. This gite, with an interior fully renovated in 2015, can accommodates up to 5 people in its 45 sq. m with a mezzanine that can be closed offering a double bed and a single sofa. There is also a double sofa bed in the living room downstairs that could be isolated by a curtain. Our fitting priorities: the functionality, the brightness (12 windows and French doors!), the external-nature openness (sliding doors, curtain). Three entrance doors allow heading to 3 different outdoor spaces (terrace, wooden balcony and staircase): a pool and terrace corner to the north side, a stream to the south and a forest to the west. The choice of wood for the fitting bring warmth and comfort reminding the surrounding nature. The gite has all the necessary fixtures and fittings to make your daily holiday life easier: an equipped kitchen, a living room, a dining area, and a bathroom with toilets. The interior bring freshness in summer and warmth in winter thanks to its full insulation (roof, floor, walls, and windows), the blinds, and an electric heater. For leisure activities, there is a sofa and a TV, you will have the possibility to borrow adult and children books from the owner, retired professor (called "Christine of the river" in the village!), as well as board games. Outside, there is a pool (5 m away from the house) shared with the owner and sometimes her 2 adult children visiting, in return for a pool and pool area maintenance. Water games are available as well as sun loungers. For your safety, the pool is fully fenced by a wooden fence and an invisible protection grating. There is also a mobile barbecue available on both terraces, a Ping-Pong table, tables and outdoor armchairs, sun umbrellas, and a direct access to the stream (20 m away). The outdoor layout has been guided by the search for privacy: wooden walls to seclude the house to the courtyard with car park and the owner's house just 50 m away. The originality of the location of the house is both its isolation in the middle of nature 500 m above sea level with a stream, a forest, and fields without neighbours; and also the proximity with the Estoublon village (10 min away on foot) where you will find all you need: a grocery store, with wines, fruits, tobacco shop opens everyday including bank holidays! There is also a bar and restaurant (dish of the day per 10 €), the post office and the street butcher shop 2 times per week. you can reach the surrounding cities easily by car: Digne is 20 minutes away, Riez is 30 minutes away, Oraison is 30 minutes away, Manosque is 30 min away and further there is Marseille 1 h 30 away that offer everything: markets, events, activities, tours, pond, beaches... The Aïgo de Vido-gite location allows you to start hikes on the surrounding hills directly on foot without taking your car, also to start hikes on the edge of the river or on the Gorge of Trévans, Majastres, Saint Jurs, the Mont Denier... You will need to take your car for other available hikes as The Verdon Gorge, Plateau de Valensole, Pays Dignois, and so on. It is possible to loan guidebooks and maps. Finally, the Aïgo de Vido gite is a privileged place to be close to the nature in a harmonious and soothing environment and let’s not forget the material comfort.
Provencal gite for 5 people between a stream, a pool, a forest, and fields
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 12, 2018
About Christine Jousset
Retired professor, I choose to live in Estoublon in Provence for 5 years after spending many years in a city-dweller life. I currently spend all my time to renovate my house and the gite of the Aïgo de Vido in order to share this place with others, family, friends or holidaymakers.
Christine Jousset purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Christine Jousset chose Estoublon
Since 1989 (date of purchase), the Aïgo de Vido gite has always been a welcoming place for my relatives: family and friends; and I decided, 4 years ago, to extend it for holidaymakers from all horizons.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is the originality of the gite location on the stream edge, located in the hollow of a valley, surrounded by nature without being isolated from others that seduce me at time of purchase as well as the presence of water, a stream and a pool, in a warm-summer region.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A perfect and peaceful place to stay
The property is a small self contained house, just the right size for a couple. One side faces out onto a good sized terrace and swimming pool, and two others onto gardens. There are plenty of places to sit, in or out of the sun as you choose. The house is immaculately thought out to make the most of the space, very clean and well appointed. The kitchen has all anyone would need for self catering. Christine is a friendly host, living in her house opposite the property, available if you have any questions. We found it peaceful and very comfortable, with easy access to surrounding towns and villages. The Saturday market at Riaz is to be recommended, as is a visit to the Gorge of Trevans.
Lovely setting and so quiet
Having a swimming pool available was sheer luxury. Owner, Christine gave us a warm welcome, always ready to help out if needed, speaks a little English so we got by with our little French. The accommodation is very well equipped and all you need for a comfortable stay. The seating available in various parts of the garden are superb. At the bottom of the garden is a dried up river bed which is lovely to walk along and next to it is a running river. We love bird watching and got such a lovely surprise seeing a Night Jar which are rare to see. They come out like the Bats do as it goes dark and hunt for insects. Seeing that just made our holiday there. The biggest draw back is no Wfi which is needed by most on holiday, and if this was to be installed we would go back again for another holiday.
Merci pour vos commentaires élogieux pour mon gîte.
Je vous confirme que l'installation du wi-fi est prévue pour la saison prochaine et qu'actuellement une connexion est toujours possible au café et à l'épicerie du village: c'est à 10 minutes à pied ... mais c'est peut-être aussi le charme du monde rural.
A bientôt alors et avec plaisir.
I confirm you that the installation of the Wi-Fi is planned for the next season and that at present a connection is always possible for the coffee(café) and for the grocer's shop of the village: it is in 10 minutes on foot but it is maybe also the charm of the rural world.
See you soon then and with pleasure.
Glorious hidden cottage in Southern France
We couldn't have had a better stay here. The house is wonderful! It has everything you need, including a great pool just outside to escape the heat. The house is light, spacious and beautifully refurbished inside with lots of space for sitting, eating and drinking outside too. We had a magical time exploring the fantastic area with its gorge, mountains and wildlife. The village itself is also really great, friendly people and a lovely local restaurant. The owners are incredibly kind and accommodating, we were made to feel totally at home. We would highly recommend this place. 5 stars!
Entspannung und Ruhe pur
Alles was man in einem Urlaub brauch.Ruhe,viele Möglichkeiten ums Haus die schönen Aussichten zu geniessen,ein perfekt ausgestattes Haus und jetzt auch WLAN:-)
Wir wurden herzlichst willkommen geheißen,Christine und ihre Familie standen uns für Fragen zur Verfügung und trotzdem hatten wir absolute Privatsphäre.Würden gerne nochmal gehen.
Reichlich Einkaufsmöglichkeiten,Krankenhaus, Werkstätten sogar Tierarzt in 20 Minuten erreichbar.
Alles in allem einfach ein super Feriendomizil.
Séjour très agréable au milieu de la nature
Environnement magnifique, calme et reposant.
Maison très bien équipée, il ne manque rien et la propriétaire veille à ce que tout soit propre notamment au niveau de la piscine.
Nous reviendrons !!!
Wir haben in diesem Sommer zwei unglaublich schöne Wochen in diesem Haus verbracht. Das Haus ist klein, bietet aber genügend Platz für eine Familie mit zwei Kindern. Der tolle Pool und der Fluss hinter dem Haus bieten Abkühlung und Spaß für die ganze Familie. Wir waren Tretboot fahren in der Gorge du Verdon, Canyoning in Castellane, auf dem Wochenmarkt in Riez, Wandern, Mountenbiken... Es war für jeden etwas dabei. Christine wohnt nebenan und ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir können dieses Haus auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen!
- Grocery, tobacco shops open every day in Estoublon (600 n away) - Street butcher shop 2 times per week in Estoublon (600 m away)
- Tree climbing park in Le Chaffaut-Saint-Jurson 04510, 16 km away
- Pond the Férréols
- Nice road, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 16 km away
- Many sporty and cultural activities in Digne-les-Bains as a pool: information at the tourist office
- Jean-Moulin Roundabout, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 20 km away
- Hospital centre of Digne
- Saint-Christophe district, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 22 km away
Rates & Availability
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