Le Jas du Bœuf

Cruis, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Bed & Breakfast


Peaceful 18th-century barn with charming hosts, an infinity pool, delicious breakfasts and good walks; drive five minutes for gourmet dining

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Arrive at this restored sheep barn (known as a jas) and immediately feel enveloped by calm. Jérôme (ex-Parisian) and Dana (he’s Canadian) are a delightful couple, their wired-haired dachshunds equally as welcoming.

Choose from rooms in the main house or by the infinity pool, all with private entrances. Breakfast is original and varied: homemade yoghurt topped with fruit from the garden, sweet or savoury muffins beautifully presented, an elegant fried egg, always served with your choice of the best teas and coffees.

There’s a summer kitchen next to the pool for making light meals, or your hosts will direct you to good restaurants, the nearest only a five-minute drive away. Walk, hike or cycle the surrounding countryside, visit nearby hilltop villages or take a day trip to the coast; return to take a dip in the heated pool or relax in the garden with a book from the library.

Le Jas du Bœuf - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The peaceful setting
  • Your lovely hosts
  • The considered landscaping and decor
Le Jas du Bœuf - Gallery

Home truths

  • You need to drive slowly up the dirt driveway, especially in a low-hung car
  • There is only one restaurant within walking distance but others are 3km away

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Summer kitchen. Restaurants 3-8km - please ask for recommendations.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €95
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night. Dogs allowed €10 per day.
3 Doubles
From €100
1 Double
From €95

Reviews

Died and gone to heaven comes to mind! Stunning location with wonderfully kept, terraced gardens full of typically Provencal, calming herbs, buzzing with insects under the blazing sun. Too good for a stop-over en route to somewhere else - this is a destination stay! Fabulous hosts, interesting and charming, make this a delightful place to relax, explore the area of rolling hills and 'perched' villages, each day kicked off with a sumptuous and original breakfast lovingly prepared by Dana with fruit from the garden and local produce. The infinity pool, with perfect views , tops it all off!

Pippa, Briancon

We've been back for just over a week and we still can't get over how memorable this place is. Calm, quiet, and the perfect spot to get away from it all.

Rowena, Lecco

We just spent a wonderful long weekend in Le Jas-du-Boeuf enjoying magnificent autumn weather. The nights were already a little chilly but we kept nicely warm in the cosy japanese-style bungalow 'Chênes'. Jerome and Dana proved attentive hosts, serving us delicious breakfasts every morning. Our lady dog enjoyed the company of their quiet brothers Castor + Pollux - all was perfect! Nature lovers like ourselves who appreciate creature comforts as well as design and style will love this place!

Marie-laure

Staying here was like staying in heaven! Dana and Jerome were amazing hosts and did everything possible to make our stay special. We had one of the rooms by the pool which was ideal for us and our dog, and the views were amazing. We will definitely be going back!

Lyn

Jerome and Dana were the most welcoming and lovely hosts who really did everything they could to make our stay as wonderful as possible. Their gorgeous dogs Castor and Pollux loved our Sheila too! Amazing pool, gorgeous room, delicious supper on the terrace outside in the evening where wine and laughter flowed freely. Would recommend to anyone - do stay more than one night though to really explore the place and surroundings.

Alice

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

The neighbourhood

The house is in the Pays de Forcalquier region of Provence, halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean and between the Lure and Luberon mountains. The nearest village, Cruis, is a five-minute drive away and has a gourmet restaurant, the Auberge de l’Abbaye, and a casual bistro, as well as a bakery, a shop, a medieval church and a market on Saturdays. The nearest town, Forcalquier, is a 30-minute drive and has restaurants, cafes and a market on Mondays and Thursdays. For day trips, there are plenty of destinations within a two-hour drive: Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, The Luberon, Marseille and Verdon Gorge river canyon.

Local points of interest from Jérôme Mantel & Dana Silk

  • Although the Lure Mountain is almost as high as the Ventoux there are not hundreds of cyclists grinding their way to the top. Halfway up you can check out Notre-Dame de Lure, a mystical 12th century chapel with its very own hermit.
  • Banon is a beautiful perched village that boasts one of the largest independent bookstores in France as well as some nice shops and restaurants. Just down the road is another perched village, Simiane la Rotonde, with great views of lavender fields.
  • The gentle flank of the Lure up behind our house, riddled with trails sometimes marked by shreds of wool from errant sheep, is home to lots of birds but not much else, making it ideal for relaxing walks. Straight up it becomes mountain bike heaven.
  • Lurs was once an abandoned village overlooking the Durance valley, not far from the still active monastery of Ganagobie. Perfect for a stroll, lunch at the Bistro de Pays or afternoon tea.
  • Forcalquier has an enormous outdoor market on Monday mornings, an organic market on Thursday afternoons, great little shops, restaurants, galleries and a new musuem - Artemisia - dedicated to aromatic and medicinal plants.
  • There are several factory outlet stores at the entrance to the autoroute, notably Lothantique for soaps and cosmetics, Manon for chocolates and sweets, as well as an award-winning olive oil producer - Arizzi - just across the Durance.

Introducing

Jérôme Mantel & Dana Silk

Dana, who is Canadian, did environmental work with the UN and Jérôme was a Parisian lawyer. Dana enjoys his cooking, produces wonders in the veggie patch, and is the main point of contact with guests. Jérôme discreetly tidies your room each day and tends the flower beds and terraced gardens.