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House in Campan on Tour De France route with easy access to La Mongie Ski Resort

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Nov-2016
House in village of Campan, Bagneres de Bigorre, Hautes Pyrenees, France - Ideal Location For SIght-seeing, Cycling, Walking and Ski-ing

The village of Campan is perfectly positioned in the Valle de Campan to enjoy all the outdoor pursuits and local produce this region is famous for. The Tour de France is a regular visitor through the village en route to Col du Tourmalet or the Col d'Aspin. Summer visitors regularly come in search of the the monaques (life size rag dolls that mysteriously move each night!). Beautiful walks for all abilities are on your door step and our house is perfectly equipped for you and your family and friends to relax and enjoy the surroundings on a warm summer day or curl up in front of the log fire after a hard days ski-ing on the many pistes at la mongie. All the amenities you require are available including wi fi connection, tv and dvd players in 2 of the bedrooms and 2 luxury showers. The village has everything you need; hotel, restaurant, chemist, baker, tabac, bank, post office, tourist information, cafe and grocer. For those additional things Bagneres de Bigorre is only 8 minutes away.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are, Carol, Gary, Emma and Ben and we enjoy visiting this part of France all the year round. We are now on our 3rd French dictionary and have all improved our French and given the locals lots of amusement along the way. We have slowly renovated the house and created a holiday home with lots to keep us and our family and friends amused in both good and bad weather. We all love ski-ing at La Mongie and have had great fun exploring the walks, caves, nature, cycling and history around Campan. Each visit is not complete without a visit to the Aquensis Spa in Bagneres de Bigorre and a visit to the coast with dinner at our favorite fish restaurant in Saint Jean de Luz. We hope you enjoy getting to know the friendly Basque culture and exploring this beautiful area of France as much as we do.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. Dear Carol and Gary

We have just returned from a wondering holiday touring around France. However, the highlight of our stay was the small little village of Campan. Your house was so cosy and felt like a home away from home with lots of games to entertain the kids. You both have done a wonderful job on renovating this delightful house. Even though it is in the middle of the village, the house felt very private and secure. The surrounding area was so beautiful and we enjoyed our daily walks through the lovely countryside. My children really enjoy nature and were delighted whe we cam across a flock of 15 golden eagles down by the river walk early one morning. We had many hours of fun taking pictures next to the coarse dolls on in the village. I cannot thankyou enough for opening your beautiful home for rent and look forward to my visit next year (McGrath family, Ireland)





2. Perfect: Cosy base for cycling the famous Cols. Comfy beds, luxurious bath/shower. Wonderful garden for barbecuing local sausage, Yum, with great view in good weather evenings. Cosy log stove for warming up cold bones on less good weather evenings. Two local mountain Tour de France mountain stages to be watched and so far its a british rider wearing the yellow jersey. We would love to stay longer, so much more to see and do. Thank you p.s. chocolate biscuits and wine went down very well when we arrived (Sarah and Graham)
Feb 2012
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2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Phwoar, what a fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Two weeks have flown past. Great cosy place to stay in with super weather. It was impossible to do everything in this fantastic region, but we'll be back for sure. There's great long hikes to go on right outside the door, especially the walk to Lac Bleu, the views were breath taking. Also we spent a day at Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz was also well worth the slightly long drive. The closest town Bagneres is full of lovely markets, filled with excellent cheese, wine and charcuterie. Perfect accommodation in a perfect region, with things to do for every age.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Property

  • 5 of 5

The house is superb and perfectly equipped. We have spent several days exploring the fantastic views, mountain side vistas and the windy mountain roads. The area has so much to offer and we have been blessed with consistently good weather. The shops in Campan were both friendly and the slightly larger of the two, run by an Englishman was incredibly helpful when we had a problem with one of our bikes. We used the local pizza restaurant 3 times which says a lot. The owners were extremely amusing, friendly and served lots of tasty meals. The log burning stove has been put to good use and we appreciate hugely how well equipped the kitchen was and how comfortable the lounge was. Overall a superb property and a perfect house. At least 2 of us will be bringing our families back here in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

From the Owner

Location, location , location. Fantastic ski-ing in the winter, watching the Tour de France in the summer and enjoying day trips to the great beaches and fish restaurants of the French and Spanish Atlantic coast. Each year we have visited different places and we still have not seen everything we want to visit. The mountains are beautiful and we love the fact we can walk from the house or just spend 10 minutes in the car and find the most fantastic scenery and walks to suit all abilities and all energy levels. We have also enjoyed learning lots about the Basque culture and we particularly enjoy the fresh food which makes everything in the Pyrenees taste delicious. Our holiday home is like the tardus and we love the fact that we have been able to renovate it to suit all our family needs.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lourdes at 29 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campan at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao at 323 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bagneres de Bigorre at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Tarbes at 28 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A64 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Campan at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Mongie at 19 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bayonne at 175 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Fantastic walks for all abilities and ages are available from the front door or within 10 to 15 minutes drive from the house

For the enthusiastic cyclist the top of the Col du Tourmalet or the Col D'Aspin are only 20 km away.

For those looking for additional thrills there is a paragliding school 3 minutes walk from the house, the adventure/assault course at Laya in Valle de Lesponne is only 10 minutes away and numerous white rafting adventures and canyoning available.

For those wanting to enjoy the natural beauty of the region the Caves de Medous are only 5 minutes away, Pic de Midi, 17 minutes away, Pont D'Espagne 1 hour away and the impressive Cirque de Gavarnie 70 mins away.

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic coast is approximately 2hrs away. Biarritz is the closest resort on the Atlantic coast and San Jean de Luz just 16 km south has a fantastic sheltered horse shoe bay. Visit San Sebastin in Spain, famous for its Tapas and sheltered horse shoe bay Mediterranean coast is 233 km (2hr 36 mins away).

The Mediterranean coast is 356 km away, about 3.5 hrs.

Travel:

64 Motorway Tournay exit 23 km (22 minA)

Lourdes Tarbes Ossuin Airport 28 km (35 min)

Pau Pyrenees airport 92 km (1 hr 8min)

Tolouse Blagnac airport 163 km (1 hr 57 min)

Biarritz Parme airport 192 km (2 hr 5 min)

Carcassone Salvaza airport 243 km (2 hr 43 min)

Bergerac Roumaniere airport 331 km (3 hr 43 min)

Distances:

Bagneres de Bigorre 6 km (7 min)

La Mongie Ski resort 18 km (17 min)

Col D'Aspin 18 km (17 min)

Col du Tourmalet 23 km (23 min)

Lourdes 28 km (35 min)

Pont D'Espagne 58 km (60 min)

Cirque de Gavarnie 60 km (1 hr 10 min)

Biarritiz 195 km (2 hrs)

Tolouse 159 km (2 hrs)

Carcassone 245 km (2.5 hrs)

Further Details:

Local shops in village, baker, grocer, chemist, newsagent, post office, bank, auto bank, salon de the, cafe, restaurant and hotel, market once a week in summer

In Bagneres de Bigorre, 4 super markets, InterMarche, 2 Champions and LDL, numerous restaurants, swimming pool, Aquensis spa and shops

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas & New Year rate
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Skiing rate
7 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£845
 
 
Spring Rate
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£745
 
 
Tour de France Rate
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Summer Rate
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Autumn Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£745
 
 
2017 Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£645
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday preferred, however we will do our best to accommodate special requests. Guests are asked to arrive at the house after 3pm on the day of arrival and leave before 10 am on the day of departure.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is in the village of Campan, right next to the Salle de Fete. In the summer the Pastorelles have a show with local music and dance. The village is on the cycle route for the Col Du Tourmalet and the Col D'Aspin so there are always lots of colorful cyclists going past. We have everything on our door step, including a small tourist office with weather forecasts and the local activities, including a map to find the life size rag dolls in the summer. For those on your holiday who want a bit of independence and don't want to drive there is a local bus to Bagneres de Bigorre, ski bus in the winter to La Mongie and bicycles at the house to get you around. For those who don't want to cook Chez Brenda's do great Pizza in the evening and tasty meals for all tastes plus hotel and cafe.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs toilet: toilet and wash hand basin Downstairs shower room: shower enclosure and wash hand basin Upstairs family bathroom: toilet bath with shower, shower enclosure, wash hand basin and heated floor

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed available in hallway off living room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 Double Bedrooms with kingsize bed and 1 settee Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Down stairs with Kingsize double bed, shower room next door and mountainside view Bedroom 2 Upstairs master bedroom with Kingsize bed Bedroom 3 Upstairs Kingsize bed with tv and dvd player Bedroom 4 Upstairs Kingsize bed with tv and x box

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Private garden at rear of property. Small patio outside kitchen and living room dining room, perfect for croissants and coffee in the morning. Larger deck at rear of the garden with table and chairs for 8-10 people. Sun loungers, free standing hammock and numerous outdoor games including petanque and swing ball. Outdoor table tennis table for children and adults. Tennis rackets and balls available for people to use at the free local tennis courts on the outskirts of the village. 4 adult bicycles and 1 child's bicycles for those who want to enjoy pedal power. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, 4 adult bicycles (plus helmets), 1 childrens bicycle plus helmet, outdoor table tennis table, barbecue, outdoor games (swing ball, petanque, badminton, crocket), 4 sun loungers, free standing hammock. 6 tennis rackets Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included in the price. Towels are included. Beach towels can be provided for a small additional price. Additional requirements will be considered and provided for an additional cost. Other: Large entrance hall way with seatee that can be converted into a double bed if required. Enclosed garden with small patio outside kitchen and deck at end of the garden with large table with lighting to enjoy those summer evenings

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