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Self-Catering Holidays in the Beautiful Val D’Azun in the French Pyrenees - La Grange

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Les Artigaux is situated in 5 hectares of wooded park, just outside the village of Arrens in the beautiful Val d’Azun in the French Pyrenees. In a beautiful mountain setting, it is ideally place for activity holidays such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, cross-country skiing and paragliding. All the accommodation is self-catering and has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Le Soulor and Le Couraduque apartments sleep up to four people and L’Aubisque sleeps up to 6 with an additional cabin room suitable for two children. Le Tourmalet is a spacious loft apartment with 3 bedrooms including a huge master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. La Grange, a converted 18th Century barn, has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 7. A Scandinavian hot tub and a sauna have recently been installed for guests to relax in. The owners and their two children live on-site and are always happy to provide local knowledge or help you arrange your holiday activities.


Plenty to see: Arrens is about 12km from the pretty town of Argelès-Gazost, which is well known for its thermal baths and has an excellent weekly market. Lourdes, world famous for the shrine of St. Bernadette and attracting millions of pilgrims a year, is 25 km away. The historic and elegant town of Pau is within an hour’s drive. Otherwise, we are in the heart of some of the most spectacular scenery France has to offer, from famous Pyrenean sites – such as the observatory perched on the Pic du Midi de Bigorre, the cascades at the Pont d'Espagne or the World Heritage site of Gavarnie – to picturesque lakes and mountain villages with their age-old traditions.

Plenty to do: The area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists of all levels. Activities available locally in the summer season include horse riding, rafting, paragliding and fishing, and in the winter both downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoe walking and husky sledge rides. The unspoilt natural environment offers the opportunity to observe a variety of mountain flora and fauna (including eagles, vultures and isards).

Annual events: The area hosts a number of annual festivals and events – the most famous being the Tour de France which, in 2008 will have a stage finish at Hautacam above Argelès. Also in 2008 this stage will be featured as the Etape du Tour when 9000 amateur cyclists ride the route the week before the main event. On a smaller scale, there are many traditional fêtes which offer great opportunities to absorb the local culture and traditions. In January a Nordic weekend is held at the Col de Couraduque enabling anyone to try out the various activities such as cross-country skiing and snow shoe walking. In September Arrens hosts the Cutlet Festival which celebrates the return of the flocks of sheep from the high mountain pastures. In October Aucun has a horse festival with displays featuring working horses of a variety of breeds. 2008 will also see special celebrations in Lourdes to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the apparition to St.Bernadette.

La Grange: Viella Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 16501ha

La Grange is a former barn dating back to the 18th Century. It has been converted into a comfortable and spacious three-bedroom gîte, with newly refurbished kitchen, WC, living-room with open fireplace and exposed beams and separate dining room downstairs, and three good-sized bedrooms and a newly fitted bathroom, with a further WC, upstairs. It is also adjacent to the large games room, with table tennis, table football and darts. Sleeping up to seven people, La Grange is completely independent from the main house, and has its own garden with garden table and chairs, sunloungers, swinging seat and barbecue area. A Scandinavian hot tub and sauna have recently been installed in the grounds which provides an ideal way to relax after the day's activities.

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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

            1 bunk bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Beds can be joined to form double...moreless

          • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with 3 beds

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Even during the high season the changeover day may be flexible. Outside of the high season long weekends or mid-week breaks are available. Please contact us with your requirements. Cots and highchairs are available free of charge on request. If required, towels can be provided at a cost of €5 per head to be paid locally....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Mountain

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 7 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Sauna

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Semi-Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €170 €170
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      €855
                      Low season
                      Jan 3 - Feb 6, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      €135
                      €625
                      Mid season
                      Feb 7 - Mar 6, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €170
                      €855
                      Low season
                      Mar 7 - May 22, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      €135
                      €625
                      Mid season
                      May 23 - Jul 3, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €170
                      €855
                      High season
                      Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,155
                      Mid season
                      Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €170
                      €855
                      Low season
                      Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      €135
                      €625
                      Mid season
                      Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                      4 night min stay
                      €170
                      €855

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €250
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      The rental rates include bed linen, heating, lighting, firewood, welcome pack, visitors' tax and end of let cleaning. Towels are not included, but can be provided at a cost of €5 per person per week.


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                      Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                      Location

                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Arrens
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Lourdes
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Lourdes
                      35 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A64 - Tarbes
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Arrens
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Cauterets and Bareges/La Mongie

                      Car: Necessary

                      The picturesque village of Arrens is at an altitude of 860m in the Val d'Azun in the French Pyrenees, surrounded by peaks rising to over 2000m. The amenities in the village include a small supermarket, two bakeries, a butcher, a shop selling regional produce, a newsagent and a pharmacy. There are also tennis courts, mini-golf and an open air heated swimming pool (open in July and August). There are several restaurants in the village and others in the surrounding villages. The spa town of Argeles-Gazost, which is 15 minutes drive away has a wider selection of shops and restaurants and has an excellent market every Tuesday as well as thermal baths and a casino. A further 15 minutes away is Lourdes with its famous shrine and a wider choice of shops and restaurants. Arrens is one of the entrance points for the Pyrenees National Park which has been created to protect the local flora and fauna and which is a great environment to see vultures, eagles and other birds of prey.

                      Ski: The largest cross-country skiing area in the Pyrenees at the Col du Soulor is just 10 minutes by car from Les Artigaux. This area links to the neighbouring Col du Couraduque and in all has about 110 km of prepared marked pistes. There is also an area set aside for children's tobogganing.

                      The nearest downhill skiing is at Hautacam, above Argeles-Gazost, about 30 minutes' drive away. This is a day station and has fairly limited skiing, but is a perfect opportunity to try the sport for a very modest cost. Within an hour's drive are the larger resorts of Cauterets, Luz-Ardiden and Bareges. Bareges links with La Mongie to form the largest downhill skiing area in the Pyrenees and has a total of 100km of pistes.

                      Equipment for both downhill and cross-country skiing can be hired locally and tuition is available at all the resorts. The cost of a day's cross-country skiing at the Col du Soulor is just 7€ and generally the cost of ski passes at the downhill resorts is cheaper than the Alps.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • La Grange

                        La Grange

                      • Le Couraduque kitchen

                        Le Couraduque kitchen

                      • Les Artigaux in winter

                        Les Artigaux in winter

                      • La Grange lounge

                        La Grange lounge

                      • Le Tourmalet master bedroom

                        Le Tourmalet master bedroom

                      • Les Artigaux main house

                        Les Artigaux main house

                      • The hot tub and La Grange

                        The hot tub and La Grange

                      • La Grange kitchen

                        La Grange kitchen

                      • Great views from the hot tub

                        Great views from the hot tub

                      • The Val d'Azun has 450km of mountain bike trails

                        The Val d'Azun has 450km of mountain bike trails

                      • Griffon vultures are regular visitors

                        Griffon vultures are regular visitors

                      • Le Soulor, Couraduque and Aubisque apartments

                        Le Soulor, Couraduque and Aubisque apartments

                      • The stunning mountain backdrop at Les Artigaux

                        The stunning mountain backdrop at Les Artigaux

                      • L'Aubisque living room

                        L'Aubisque living room

                      • Le Tourmalet kitchen

                        Le Tourmalet kitchen

                      • The apartments after a snowfall

                        The apartments after a snowfall

                      • Scandinavian hot tub

                        Scandinavian hot tub

                      • La Grange bedroom

                        La Grange bedroom

                      • Arrens in winter

                        Arrens in winter

                      • L'Aubisque bedroom

                        L'Aubisque bedroom

                      • Why not try paragliding?

                        Why not try paragliding?

                      • The Tour de France usually passes close by

                        The Tour de France usually passes close by

                      • The local swimming pool opens in July & August

                        The local swimming pool opens in July & August

                      • The stunning Val d'Azun

                        The stunning Val d'Azun

                      €135 - €170 per night (EUR)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, norwegian
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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