|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The rental is designed to ensure a comfortable and friendly stay in a couple or a family. The cottage is at the entrance of the park Ecrins and the valley of Vallouise serving the Puy St Vincent ski resorts and Pelvoux White and the 2nd National Centre for Mountaineering, Ailefroide. All winter sports (including ice climbing) and summer (swimming, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, ...) are insured. Medical and commercial services are present at 2 km in the city of Argentiere La Bessée. Briançon, the highest town in Europe, is 12km away and offers many activities (skating, water park, ...) and services, the presence of a modern hospital. The Italian border is 25km from the rental. A friendly space outside of the rental, consisting of a wooden terrace of larch and a wooden table with benches for 6 with views of the valley and Mount Pelvoux, is available for the duration of your stay.
The ground floor apartment is located in a small quiet development of houses 5 minutes by car outside Argentiere La Bessee just off the road to Vallouise and on peninsular between the Durance and Gyronde rivers. The supermarkets, shops and restaurants of the town are easily accessible. Those of Guillestre and Briancon are 10 - 15 km away. We came for a week of kayaking and for us it was excellent, but it would also suit cyclists, walkers, climbers or those simply wishing to explore this corner of the Alps.
From the very start Veronique and Michel looked after us very well. They helped sort out a booking problem, warned us about transport strikes and petriol shortages before we arrived, were there to greet and see us off and solved a problem (we caused) with the TV late one evening. Otherwise we were left to enjoy the property.
The apartment consists of a large kitchen/dinning/communal room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. All were fantastically well equipped. Outside there is a small terrace with table and chairs that catch the sun most of the day and look out over the steep garden, the Gyronde valley and the mountains beyond. A great place to take breakfast or chill after a hard day on the rivers.
The central kitchen/dinner has large double fridge/freezer, a cooker with oven, capsule and other coffee makers, a good supply of crockery and saucepans and all the implements that would be needed. There is a large central work surface/table with stools. In addition there are armchairs and a lounger that doubles as an occasional bed. The satellite-TV is on the wall, providing a good selection of French channels.
The is a good sized double bedroom, with shelf and wardrobe storage and a useful writing desk. There is also a smaller room containing full sized double bunk. We were three adults, but it would sleep four. The central room and the double bedroom had shuttered windows that shared the view over the valley and mountains.
The shower room was not cramped and contained a selection of cleaning equipment and materials, a washing machine, extra towels, a heated towel rack and foldable clothes horse.
The apartment was comfortable and a delight, and more than we could have hoped for. Thank you.
Appartement agréable : seul bémol la route en contre-bas via Vallouise étant assez fréquentée occasionne des nuisances sonores.
Mais la belle vue sur le Glacier du Pelvoux est imprenable ! Alors ....
Appartement en tout point conforme à nos attentes : soigné, très bien équipé, d’une propreté impeccable, admirablement situé pour nous permettre les échappées belles sur la Vallouise, la vallée de la Clarée, Briançon, Serre-Ponçon… Et que dire de nos hôtes qui ont déployé des trésors d’attentions pour rendre notre séjour agréable. Soucieux de notre bien-être, ils ont été à nos petits soins et nous ont prodigué de multiples conseils pour nos ballades et la découverte de ce massif alpin grandiose que sont les Ecrins. Merci Véronique et Michel pour votre accueil exceptionnellement chaleureux qui nous a particulièrement touchés.
easy access to Puy St Vincent ski resorts and Pelvoux La Blanche, Via Ferrata, ice climbing, swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, mountaineering, climbing, zip line, rafting, canyoning, kayaking, swimming, and skating, Lake for supervised swimming, water park and tennis 12km.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
Attestation d'assurance responsabilité personnelle demandée.
Dépôt d'un chèque de caution de 350€ à l'arrivée, restitué le jour du départ.
Les draps et linge de toilette sont fournis et font partie de la location. Les frais de ménage ne sont pas prélevés lors de la réservation en ligne. Ils s'élèvent à 30 euros.