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Calm & Comfortable Flat in the Heart of the Pyrenean Spa of Bagnères-de-Bigorre

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Bagneres de Bigorre, Haute Pyrenees, France - Central Location But Close To Mountains, Lakes And, In The Winter, Skiing

Bagnères-de-Bigorre, a charming spa town in the Pyrénées and long visited by the French sees few foreign visitors. Perhaps this is why the locals are so friendly! Our apartment is in the heart of the old town yet is in a beautiful and peaceful location which includes a shared but private courtyard garden overlooked by our balcony. It is on the first and second floors of an old converted hotel and is accessible via a spiral staircase. The first floor is an open plan living room with a well-equipped kitchen. A separate utility room contains a washing machine and dryer. Stairs lead up from the living room to the three bedrooms (one double, two twins), the bathroom and the shower room (each of these has a WC). A fold up bed can be put up in the larger of the twin rooms and a cot is available. So we can sleep up to 7 adults (or 8 if 2 + are children). We have internet access and a phone. The TV gives several English programmes as well as French ones. There is also a radio/CD player. Final cleaning, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack of essentials and a bottle of wine are included in the price.


Property Manager
Jane Seaford
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Jane Seaford

Two of us own the apartment in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. My daughter and I.

My name is Jane. I live in New Zealand and write short stories and novels.

My daughter is called Mela and currently has the hard task of, together with her busband David, raising their 3 kids.

All of us enjoy spending time in our flat which we love.

Jane Seaford purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jane Seaford chose Bagneres-de-Bigorre area

My daughter & I bought this flat in the charming Pyrenean town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre as we were both born in the UK &, although we now live in New Zealand, we wanted a place in Europe suitable for both summer & winter - skiing - holidays. Staying with friends in the area I visited the town & loved it. A year later, ready to buy, this flat was the first property I visited in a packed 3 days of looking at places for sale. It was perfect; nothing else I saw was anywhere near as good. So I made an offer, had it accepted and was in the notaire’s office the following morning. We love staying in the flat;family and friends love it, too. And every guest who has rented it tell us how much they have enjoyed their visit. I smile every time I think of the place and the pleasure it has bought so many.

What makes this apartment unique

There is nothing about the flat - so central yet so calm and peaceful, or the town - so charmingly French, or the area - wonderful mountains, superb countryside - that we would change.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had one of our favourite holidays to date in Bagnerès-de-Bigorre at your gorgeous apartment. Everything there that you could wish for, and what a fabulous location completely central yet so quiet! Having breakfast in the morning sun on the balcony, looking at the mountains is a real treat. Immaculately clean and warm welcome too. Well be back. But for longer. Thank you." The Cushway family

"We had a wonderful time. I cannot find fault with you, your manager Bernie, or the gite." Adam Hendry

"What a wonderful time we spent in your flat. Everything was perfect. We don’t know how to thank you enough. If is possible, we would like to come back next year." - Virginia Vargas

“The apartment was excellent. Great value for money and Ideal for what we needed… Fixtures and fittings were great, lots of room & near the centre of the town. I would highly recommend your apartment to anyone.” - Mike Barnham
Sep 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bagnères-de-Bigorre in Hautes-Pyrénées

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The large bathroom is spacious and contains a bath with shower, two washbasins and a WC. The smaller one has a shower, basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs is a double bedroom, well fitted with wardrobes & chest of drawers. A 2nd bedroom contains twin beds, a wardrobe & a folding bed. The third bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a wardrobe on the landing.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is centrally heated and there is also a feature electric fire in the living room. It is great for children – you can sit on the balcony with your cup of coffee while they play downstairs in the courtyard! As it is reached by a spiral staircase the place does not have wheelchair access and is not suitable for anyone who would find using such a staircase difficult. We ask you not to smoke in our flat and pets are not allowed. The rent includes a pack of basic essentials for you when you arrive – and a welcome bottle of wine. It also covers electricity, gas and water usage, wireless internet and final cleaning. There are no extra charges. If you bringing small kids there is a travel cot and high chair available in the apartment. Please let us know if you will be wanting to use these so that we can make them available. Finally, you can make free phone calls to landlines both locally and to most other countries, as well. Outside: We have a balcony and a large, shared, private courtyard. Free parking is available a few minutes away in the town. Utility Room: There is a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board in the utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Final cleaning is included in the price and there is plenty of bed linen and towels. Other: Leading off the courtyard is a large shared room where skis or bikes can be stored.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Calm & Comfortable Flat in the Heart of the Pyrenean Spa of Bagnères-de-Bigorre
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Lovely Apartment in centre of Bagneres

  • 5 of 5

Good apartment in the very centre of Bagneres. First floor apartment off little communal passage in the lane behind the Pizzeria. Property was clean, quiet, comfortable and very well equipped. Had a very comfortable stay and thought the flat was good value. Jane helpful, deposit promptly and proactively returned. Bernie and Graeme who gave us access to the flat very responsive (met us when we arrived late Saturday evening and bailed us out when we mislaid a key).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! Do come again.
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5

An Amazing Stay! Magnifique!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in a comfortable warm apartment with a choice of bakers a little walk away, freshly pressed oranges every morning, restaurants around the corner with coffees and delicious food. The mountains close by, the spa nearby, an apartment where we would liked to have stayed for a much longer time then the one week we had.

We could find everything we needed inside the apartment including an orange juicer which we used every day and the books on the landing.

Also I would like to mention that the communication with the owner has been great even though we were booking the apartment only a few weeks before arrival and we had arrival and leaving days which were out of the ordinary, we felt there was lots of room for negotiation and the whole experience has felt generous and easy.

Thank you very very much!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review... Glad you enjoyed the place and you were great guests. Please come again!
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5

Quiet apartment in Heart of Bagneres de BdB

  • 5 of 5

Had a superb week . The welcome from Graham and Bernie who met us in the square outside and then showed us round was great and the apartment was very clean and tidy just as in the photos.

The central location meant we could go off independently to market, shops and the many eating out possibilities.

Car parking in square outsidefree overnight (but only 20 cents for first 55 mins past 9.00am in meter) or or a few minutes walk down by river

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our flat in Bagnères-de-Bigorre and are always delighted when our guests do, too. Hope you can all come a gain some time, Brian!
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5

Superb quiet apartment in very heart of Bagneres

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome on arrival from Graham and Bernie who met us as arranged in the square and thereafter everything was exactly as described.

The three bedrooms and two bathrooms accommodated the 5 of us fine and the open plan downstairs proved really comfortable. The outlook onto the enclosed courtyard was both pretty and very quiet. Central location ideal for easy access to the extensive shops, markets and eating places of Bagneres.

All the hot water and equipment worked fine.

Recommend to anyone other than those who can't cope with the spiral stairs to get to the front door!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this. Bernie tells me that you were great guests.
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5

Le Bach BdB

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Bagnères-de-Bigorre and the apartment helped contribute to that. Graham and Bernie were there to welcome us and show us the ropes. The apartment is very comfortable and secure, and conveniently close to shops and restaurants.

The town has a French feel with little foreign tourism presence or impact, and our poor French was no problem with locals who had a very friendly attitude. BdB was certainly well placed for what we wanted to see and do, big enough to have all amenities but quiet and peaceful at the same time. The Saturday market was a great way to rest the limbs after our hiking and enjoy town and wind up our all too short stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Pete and family had a great time; they were great guests. It is a wonderful area and we think our apartment rather special so it pleases us when visitors enjoy themselves there.
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5

Mike Vicary

  • 5 of 5

We arrived earlier than planned and phoned Bernie on the number we had been given to ask if we could gain entry. No problem, and Bernie and Graham arrived within ten minutes and let us in and gave us a briefing on the apartment and the local attractions.

The apartment is one of the most comfortable we have stayed in with plenty of hot water and heating. Although situated in the middle of Bagneres, it was quiet and secure and with free parking just a few minutes away. The town itself has plenty of interest, shops and restaurants and within easy reach are Lourdes, Cirque de Gavarnie and the interesting town of Pau.

The apartment is fully equipped, very comfortable and conveniently situated. We would certainly book it again.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to having you stay again! Jane
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Location

Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Lourdes
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
4.4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Tarbes
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
64
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
La Mongie
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

We are a 2 hour drive to the West coast of France and the town of Biarritz.

Travel:

You can get to our place by car or by plane. We are 10 hours drive from Calais and the nearest airports are Pau (I hour drive away), Tarbes (30 minutes) and Toulouse (1 hour 40 minutes). Hire care is available from all of these. You can also travel by train.

Distances:

Pau (60km way) and Tarbes (17km away) are both excellent places to visit and to shop. From Bagnères-de-Bigorre you can also easily get to many other attractions such as the sanctuary at Lourdes, the Pic du Midi observatory and the Cirque du Gavarnie (a UNESCO world heritage site).The Atlantic coast and Spain are accessible for day trips

Further Details:

Bagnères-de-Bigorre is a spa town and a visit to the thermal spa with roof top Jacuzzis and sun deck is highly recommended. In addition there are a casino, a swimming pool, cinema, museum, a market and mini-golf. The town is also ideally situated for all sorts of sporting activities, including cycling, hiking, fishing, climbing, golf, canoeing and skiing in the winter. It’s a lovely location, a river flows through the town and there are amazing views of the surrounding countryside and mountains.

Shopping - As well as supermarkets, there are all sorts of specialist shops in town. And if you’re there on a Saturday you must meander down to the marvellous market.

Eating and Drinking - Well what can we say? This is France and Bagnères-de-Bigorre abounds with restaurants, great cafés and bars. There’s an excellent pizzeria with a very friendly owner just across the road from the apartment.

The Tour de France often passes through the town and two of its most famous climbs are nearby: the Col de Tourmalet and the Col d'Aspen. Bring your bike or rent one and you, too, can try these out. There’s more gently cycling for the less fanatical and mountain biking as well. Planetair65 in the town rents – and repairs – bikes. You can also hire fishing equipment, among other things, from them.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£259
for 1 night
From
£259
£644
 
 
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£183
for 1 night
From
£183
£478
 
 
Low Season
8 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£165
for 1 night
From
£165
£371
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£259
for 1 night
From
£259
£644
 
 
Skiing Season
7 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£184
for 1 night
From
£184
£483
 
 
High Season Skiing
11 Feb 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£215
for 1 night
From
£215
£554
 
 
Skiing Season
11 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£183
for 1 night
From
£183
£483
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£215
for 1 night
From
£215
£554
 
 
Mid Season
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£183
for 1 night
From
£183
£483
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£259
for 1 night
From
£259
£648
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
£183
for 1 night
From
£183
£483
 
 
Low Season
7 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£147
for 1 night
From
£147
£375
 
 
Chrstmas and New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£259
for 1 night
From
£259
£648
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£259
for 1 night
From
£259
£648
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.54

Booking Notes:
The nightly price is for the first night to cover costs. 2nd and subsequent nights are MUCH cheaper. Sadly this website doesn't allow us to display these rates.

Here's how the booking process works: once you have decided that you want to rent our place we will send you a Paypal invoice for a deposit of a third of the rental price. You can use debit or credit cards with Paypal. The only extra we ask for is a bond of 220 Euros or £200. This will be returned within a week of you leaving the apartment, unless we need to use it for repairs etc. We ask you to pay the bond and the rental balance at least eight weeks before your date of arrival and will remind you of this by email.

Changeover Day:
For weekly booking the changeover day is Sunday. This is so that you can visit the big street market only open on Saturdays. (And spend the last of your Euros!) But we are flexible on this.

Notes on prices:
Prices are inclusive of gas, water, electricity, internet & landline phone calls. They cover final cleaning and a welcome pack of essentials for when you arrive, including a bottle of wine. If you book for 2 or more weeks we offer a discount of 10%. For longer please contact us and we'll see what we can do. You can book for any period from 1 night to many weeks. Contact us for our daily rates.

Due to the day on which they fall, rates for Christmas & New Year may vary. Ask for our prices.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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