£309 / night
Price for guests, Nights

L'Escarelle – Home 7259441 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Far from the Madding Crowds, l’Escarelle…

is your home for a few days, perched at the end of a river valley in the middle of nowhere, facing the Vercors. A truly original two-story farm house built in the late 19th century, l’Escarelle has been carefully renovated to ensure maximal comfort. There’s enough room for two families or three to four couples. In the summer its location (450m in altitude) and the ancient, thick walls keep it cool, and the small mountain river close by provides nice bathing places (should you prefer tiled and chlorinated water there’s a public pool in Vif, the closest town). In the winter the powerful wood stove and fuel central heating keep the place warm.

The immediate surroundings —3,000 sqm of private property— offer a safe, diverse and beautiful playground for children. There are plenty of forest paths around, if you are not afraid to disturb the few deer that roam the woods. The nearest village —baker shop, pharmacy, tobacconist, two restaurants and cafés— is 4km down the road. Supermarket, 9km drive.

In the snow season the closest ski station, Col de l’Arzelier, a family-type, very small resort with incredibly low prices, is only 15’ away. Gresse-en-Vercors, a more ambitious place facing the Mont-Aiguille, providing cross-country skiing, well-kept downhill ski tracks and paragliding, 30’ only. L’Alpe d’Huez, the largest winter sport complex in the region, 1h20’.

In the water sports season, one of France’s top inland kite-surf and sailing spots, Lac du Monteynard, is only 20’ away.

I live next door, so I can either help you stay put or provide guidance to venture around. I am also a biker and know the best scenic rides around here —there are so many you wouldn’t believe.

You are most welcome!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 13:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£449.29) €500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No parties please.


About the owner

Bernard M.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
29 Nov 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

4 reviews

Very Good

“Very nice house next to the Vercors”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2018

This is a great family-house. It has got everything for a pleasant stay. The thick walls of the house keep it cool even with outside temperatures close to 40 degrees. The huge garden is a miniature pa… More

Owner's reply: Wow many thanks for this very detailed and positive return, Wim.

“Geweldige locatie in een sublieme omgeving”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2017

De schitterende ligging van het authentieke huis. De perfecte ontvangst. De kalmte van de omgeving en de vele mogelijkheden hebben ons verblijf tot een geweldige vakantie gemaakt. We gaan zeker terug.

Owner's reply: Thank you for this very kind review Marga. (Had to get it through an online translation page though) I did appreciate your presence and handling of the house. Awaiting your next booking ! In French : Merci pour votre très aimable commentaire, Marga (il a fallu que je passe par un traducteur online pour la comprendre, quand même). J'ai bien apprécié votre présence et votre gestion de la maison. Dans l'attente de votre prochaine réservation !

“Belle maison, accueillante et pleine de charme !”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2016

Belle maison au coeur d'un écrin de verdure plein de charme, aménagée et décorée avec soin et beaucoup de goût. La distribution des pièces offre des espaces variés et permet une vie de famille confortable et conviviale. La grande pièce à vivre, au rez de chaussée, entre cuisine et salon, dotée d'une cheminée, permet des moments de partage et d'échanges, comme de repos simple et plus contemplatif. Merci à Bernard et Michèle pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse ! Nous reviendrons avec plaisir :-)

Owner's reply: Trois générations toutes aussi sympathiques et chaleureuses, 4 gds-parents, 2 parents, 1 petite fille adorable, des hôtes soigneux, délicieux et bons vivants que nous aimerions revoir !

“Très bon accueil par Bernard, logis très agréable dans un cadre calme et pittoresque avec les montagnes de Grenoble.”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2015

Très bon accueil par Bernard, logis très agréable dans un cadre calme et pittoresque avec les montagnes de Grenoble. Toute la famille a pu être accueillie et chacun a trouv&… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Bernard (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Bernard (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Bernard the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Bernard (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Bernard (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Bernard (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Bernard (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Bernard (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Bernard (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Bernard (the owner) a message.

If Bernard (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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