Gîte des Roches d'Orvaz
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Gîte des Roches d’Orvaz


Spacious flat of 90m² located in the middle of nature in an old summer farm, environment of pastures and forest, sober and neat arrangement, beautiful wood atmosphere. The Orvaz rocks, an exceptional natural site on the borders of the Ain and the Haut-Jura.

Ideal for nature photography, snowshoeing, mountain biking, vast network of cross-country ski trails 10 minutes away, hiking, berry picking and medicinal plants.
Les Roches d'Orvaz - 1160 m - on the borders of the Ain and the Haut-Jura on a small, well-protected plateau, to the right of the departmental road that joins the Désertin crossroads to the village of La Pesse.
The gîte occupies the independent part of an old summer farm situated 5 minutes from the cirque des roches (a grandiose natural amphitheatre which opens onto a cluse several hundred metres deep).
Isolated place in the middle of nature (pasture and forest) - vast unfenced land adjoining the house.

The farm is accessible by a carriage road. During the winter season, vehicles park about 100 metres from the house and you can arrive on foot or on snowshoes - luggage is transported on sledges.

Capacity of 6 people - surface area of 90 m² on 2 levels - quality wood fittings - wood heating: Danish log stove.
In the barn: storage room for wood, bikes and skis. Entrance from the gîte to the bedrooms: 1 small double bedroom + 1 large bedroom for 4 people with dressing room.
A wide staircase leads to the living area on the lower level with lounge, dining table and open plan kitchen - bathroom and WC - walk out to the garden.
Equipment: fridge/freezer - oven - coffee machine - kettle - raclette machine - fondue set - washing machine - hoover. No microwave, no dishwasher - sober comfort by conviction.

Water: like many typical Haut-Jura farms, our water comes in part from rainwater recovery. Filtered by osmosis and UV lamp, it is perfectly safe to drink. However, we advise people who are sensitive to change to bring bottled water for daily consumption.
Heating: Danish log stove located in the centre of the living area. The occupants must be attentive to the good management of the stove whose simple operation is indicated on arrival by the person who welcomes you. Electric heating in addition.
Sheets provided - bring your own towels.
The gîte is non-smoking for the comfort and safety of everyone.
Telephone/ internet : The gîte is equipped with a fixed telephone as mobile phones are not guaranteed to work. Free WIFI access without extra charge (Europasat).
Waste sorting: waste sorting is in force on the Hautes Combes plateau (glass - recyclable waste - other household waste) - compost bin shared with the gîte.
Visitor's tax (local tax on behalf of the inter-municipal syndicate): calculated on the number of people/night, it is not included in the price of the stay
Services / shops
In La Pesse, medical centre, post office, tourist office, shops: grocery shop, bakery, butcher's shop, restaurants, bar.
You must bring your own fuel and cash (there is no petrol pump on the plateau and no bank).
Oyonnax, Saint-Claude, Les Rousses, are less than 20 km away
Activities :
Cross-country skiing (vast network of trails within 10 minutes) - downhill skiing for beginners in La Pesse and Les Moussières - hiking - snowshoeing - mountain biking
The natural site of the Orvaz rocks is very popular with nature photography enthusiasts as well as with gatherers of wild berries and medicinal plants.

Gîte des Roches d'Orvaz
5442 route des roches
  • French, English, Spanish
  • 2 bedrooms(s), 6 person(s)
  • Cheques and postal orders, Cash, Bank transfers
  • Cross country skiing
Prices & Schedules Opening :

From 01/01/22 to 31/12/22

Prices :
  • Week-end (appartment) : 200€
  • Week (appartment) : 420€ - 580€

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