Apartment for holiday let Haute Pyrenees

8.8/10
Bagneres-de-Bigorre (20km from Tarbes), Hautes Pyrénées, Midi Pyrenees Reference: MH003352 Advertiser since: 15 July 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Bach Self Catering Sunday 3 7 2

About this property

Beautiful 3 bedroom Flat in the Pyrenees . This apartment is in a town setting.

Bagnères-de-Bigorre, a charming spa town in the Pyrénées and long visited by the French and 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 3 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.

Type

Apartment

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, loads of storage space, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. There is also a utility room containing a washing machine and a dryer.
The whole of the living area, including kitchen and dining area are open plan.

Living rooms

The living area is open plan and there is seating for 8, with a feature electric fire, television, computer table and doors opening onto the balcony. It is comfortable and quiet with view of the mountains through the windows.

Bedrooms

There is one large double bedroom with a huge bed and plenty of storage.

There is a small twin bedroom and a larger twin with 2 beds, and an additional sofa bed that could sleep one adult or 2 children. We also have a travel cot available should you need one. The bedrooms are charming, a lovely mixture of old beams and modern decor.

Bathrooms

There is one large family bathroom with a spacious feel. There is wc, bath with shower and 2 handbasins as well as plenty of storage.

The second bathroom is smaller containing a shower unit, wc and handbasin, as well as shelves for storage.

Heating

The whole flat is centrally-heated (gas fired) and there is a feature electric fire in the living area.

Entertainment

The flat is located right in the centre of the town yet is remarkably quiet and peaceful so there is a short walk to all of the local facilities - swimming pool, spa, casino, tennis, mini-golf - as well a wonderful covered marked and plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants. There is access to local walks up the nearby forested hill and of course there are all the mountain activities and sports close by. These include biking, skiing, horse-riding, bird-watching and hiking.

Garden and outside

There is a small balcony that runs the length of the flat and a well-maintained shared courtyard full of shrubs and flowers.

Parking and garages

Free parking is readily available about 3 minutes walk from the apartment. There is also parking a few steps away with a small charge for parking during working hours Monday to Saturday but you can stop for a short while to load and unload your car if needed.

Visitor suitability

Kids are welcome but the place is not really suitable for anyone with severe mobility problems or in a wheelchair.

Information about any additional facilities

We have internet (wi-fi) access and a phone that is free to use for calls to landlines to most places in the world.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: In the town on Sundays

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Local
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Will supply later

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Unknown

Mountain biking

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: La Mongue
Distance: 20 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local hill/forest

The Owner Recommends

Walking and Mountain Biking

Just 5 minutes from the flat is a hill and forest with numerous walking trails. At the top is a tremendous view of the nearby mountains.

2 Reviews
8.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.7 / 10 Esther&Geoff 14 September, 2014

Everything was as described. Key holders were extremely helpful with advise on places of interest to see and restaurants to visit..
The town and it's surrounds are extremely picturesque and we particularly enjoyed the challenging walks within walking distance of the apartment.
Parking is on street but was never an issue.
We have travelled extensively in France but this is our 1st visit to Pyrenees and Bagneres de Bigorre was a delight and we'll worth a Visit.

7.9 / 10 woggles 26 May, 2014

We had hoped that because it was in a town centre that there would be a good choice of places to eat out in the evenings, but many places were closed when we were there (early May), probably because it was between seasons. However we had wonderful days out among the mountains, streams and waterfalls, both the well-known places and also little places that you find almost by accident.