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Self-Catering Holidays in the Beautiful Val D’Azun in the French Pyrenees - Le Couraduque

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Viella apartment description

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.

Le Couraduque: Viella Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 16501ha

Le Couraduque is a one-bedroom duplex apartment, sleeping up to four people. On the ground floor, the living room (with comfortable sofa-bed) is entered through French doors from a private terrace, and leads onto the well-equipped and modern kitchen. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with a large balcony, a bathroom and separate WC. Le Couraduque is south facing, and the sunny terrace and balcony offer splendid views of the Pic du Midi d’Arrens and Gabizos mountains. Outside there is a table tennis table and a BBQ. 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

  • Apartment
  • 50 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: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Beds can be joined to form double...moreless

  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Double or 2 singles...moreless

  • The 80cm single beds can be joined together to form a large double

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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 Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Mar 7 - May 22, 2015
2 night min stay
€90
€395
Mid season
May 23 - Jul 3, 2015
4 night min stay
€110
€545
High season
Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€695
Mid season
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
4 night min stay
€110
€545
Low season
Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
€90
€395
Mid season
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
4 night min stay
€110
€545

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The rental rates include bed linen, heating, lighting, 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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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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

  • The apartments after a snowfall

    The apartments after a snowfall

  • La Grange

    La Grange

  • L'Aubisque living room

    L'Aubisque living room

  • Le Tourmalet kitchen

    Le Tourmalet kitchen

  • 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

  • Le Couraduque kitchen

    Le Couraduque kitchen

  • Les Artigaux in winter

    Les Artigaux in winter

  • La Grange lounge

    La Grange lounge

  • 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

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Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Apartment
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, norwegian
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/13/2015
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