In the French Pyrenees, just outside of the village of Barèges, you can find our newly renovated chalet: "Petit Barzun". The chalet has a unique location on the south side of the mountain, which means that you have sun on the large terrace in front of the house during most of the day. The farmhouse is off the highest quality in Barèges, we obtained 4 stars and 3 clefs from Clévacances.
The house has a splendid view on the valley from its position at 1200 meter above sea level. In the summer, there are lots of summer sports and mountain activities to do, in the winter the house is located on 150 meter of the free ski bus, which will bring you to the largest ski resort in the French Pyrenees (with more than 70 pistes/100 Km, more than 170 snow makers to ensure snow when you are there). The resort is just a few minutes on the other side of town. Our chalet is available for rent and will house 2 to 9 persons in 4 bedrooms. You can fly to nearby Pau and Lourdes with the low fare airline Ryanair!
The ski resort Tourmalet (also known as Barèges - La Mongie) is the larges ski resort in the French Pyrenees and suitable for both the beginner and the very experienced skiers. We have a full description of the resort and all its runs here!
The slopes are varied, with off piste skiing, forest slopes, and slopes through moon like mountain areas. Experienced off-piste skiers can take a guide and ski off the Pic du Midi (2877m). The lifts in the resort are modernized and are now mostly chairlifts. This means that there are hardly waiting times, not even at the central lifts as they have been changed from 2 person to 6 person detachable chairlifts. The ski resort is generally sunny (when it is not snowing!) and snow secure, helped by the more than 170 snow canons. The resort is good and affordable alternative to the busy alp resorts. Our house is located below the village on the most sunny slope in the area, which means that you can often brake you ski day by a lunch on the large sunny terrace. Read more...
Barèges is part of the national park of the Pyrenees, which is a splendid nature reserve, with many hiking trails, connected to the Spanish nature park of Odessa. If high mountain hiking is too adventurous, than closer by, around the house, and across at the Lienz forest, you can have fantastic walks through the area. There are many other activities possible in the area, ranging from parasailing, canyoning, to cycling, mountain biking. In the summer you can try bungee jumping from the Napoleon bridge in nearby Luz. Or relax in the nearby healthy thermal baths of Barèges. Visit the splendid nature and culture in Gavernie. Read more...
Heating, Electricity and final cleaning services included.
Floor heating in living room and kitchen, double glazed, phone, satellite TV, DVD/CD/MP3 with DVDs, book shelf with English books, wireless broadband Internet (optional), large dining table, big fireplace, dish washer, oven, 5 ring gas cooker, coffee machine, Senseo, water cooker, microwave, mixer, toaster, pressure cooker, kitchen utensils, laundry machine, tumble dryer, baby bed, baby chair, bathroom with bath and separate shower, 2nd shower, 2 blow-driers, 9 sleeping places, large terrace with splendid view, garden furniture, fixed barbecue, secure storage, private parking lot for multiple cars.
In the Barèges you can find all necessary shops, such as bakery, butcher, small supermarket, pharmacist, restaurants and bars. There are two skischools, en many shops with ski's (in winter time) and hiking equipment (summer time). On 5 minutes distance (by car) you can find the larger place Luz st Sauveur. Here you will find a large supermarket and more shops.
Villa in October 2004. Click on the small photo's to see the house in summer and in winter.