|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Granary House offers flexible accommodation, ideal for families and groups of friends. The ground floor is an open plan living room and kitchen / diner. Two large and one small sofa provide comfortable seating to relax after a hard day on the slopes or in the saddle! and a TV is provided for watching DVDs. The kitchen / dining area has seating for up to 10 and a very well equipped kitchen with coffee machine, microwave with grill, full size oven and ceramic hob. At the top of the house is a second living room, perfect space for the teenagers to hide away, or to find peace and quiet with a book and the amazing mountain views. Up here you'll find a large sofa bed and two comfy chairs as well as an XBox. The 1st floor provides a double bedroom, twin bed room, seperate toilet and bathroom. The 2nd floor has a king size room, twin bed room, and shower room with toilet.
'The Granary House’ and ‘The Stables’ have been fully renovated to provide two stunning homes in the centre of Bourg d’Oisans. Combining 19th century French tradition with modern spacious living this self-catering accommodation provides a true home from home. Bourg d’Oisans is your gateway to the mountains and all they have to offer: sport, relaxation and un-spoilt nature. It is only 20 mins to Alpe d'Huez, a snow-sure ski resort perfect for all abilities. Its convivial atmosphere, fabulous outdoor pool with corkscrew slide and toddlers pool, wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants and vibrant market are simply idyllic. Both homes are finished to a high standard with comfy sofas, XBox and DVDs, feather pillows and all mod-cons in the kitchen. The Granary House will comfortably accommodate up to 10 people and The Stables 12
Cycling Paradise: From small country roads to solitary mountain passes lost in the clouds, Oisans is a very popular area for cycling. Come and explore the six valleys of this fantastic area with its winding roads, its perched villages, sitting on mountain tops like eagles’ nests, or its more gentle roads opening up its hidden valleys. As you will see, each road has its own history and each village has its own distinctive character.
The ‘30 Cyclo Tourisme’ guide lists 30 routes all starting from Bourg d’Oisans, including the infamous 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d’Huez, as well as some less strenuous routes suitable for all the family.
Oisans hosts spectacular mountain bike competitions such as ‘Megavalanche’, the longest MTB downhill race in the world, starting in Alpe d’Huez and finishing 30km and 2800m further down. There are events for everyone to participate in and with the cable car open all year round, the route up the mountain could not be easier!
Summer Activities for Kids and Big Kids!: Take flight! Paragliding courses for beginners, tandem jumps and advanced courses all available. On the water -
whether you choose the peace and tranquility of fishing or the excitement of white water rafting, you can find it here, with over 200km of streams and rivers and many mountain lakes. Sailing, kayaking, rafting and canyoning, swimming pools, fountains in the summer, the water offers a wide range of refreshing possibilities.
The childrens club is open all summer to children aged 4 to 14, with all sorts of activities, swimming outings, tree climbing and sports tournaments. The Ecrins National park was created to protect and enhance the extraordinary natural heritage of Oisans. It has over 680km of way-marked trials ranging from simple strolls to adventurous hikes. Surrounded by the majestic mountains, whatever path you choose the setting is sure to be memorable. The 'Via Ferratas' (ladders, ramps and cables fixed to the rock face) provide climbers with complete security
Getting to Bourg and Alpe d'Huez: Our closest airport is Grenoble, a small provincial airport that is wonderfully quick to get in and out from. Ryanair fly all year round and Easyjet in winter. Grenoble airport is 56 miles and about an hours drive from Bourg. We recommend pre-booking car-hire or you can take the transfer to Grenoble City Centre and a bus from there. Almost as easy is Lyon airport which is 85 miles and about an hour and a quarter drive. British Airways and many of the low cost airlines operate flights to Lyon and there is more choice to Lyon from airports in the Midlands and the North. Some guests also fly into Geneva which is about 2 1/2 hours drive. Grenoble train station and city centre is 44 miles from Bourg d'Oisans with a number of buses available. If you prefer to drive it is 8 to 9 hours from Calais or Boulougne. It's an easy, if long drive, as the motorways tend to be much quieter than the UK. The tolls are about 80 euros each way.
Karen stayed Easter 07 - 'We had a lovely holiday in the Granary House. The house was splendid and the snow was great'.
Huw stayed Feb 07 - 'Thanks again for everything. i would definitely recommend your house to anyone'.
Steve and Lou stayed March 07 - 'The house was fantastic, very comfortable and location couldn't have been better. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay'.
Jen stayed March 07 - 'You have a gorgeous house and we had a great holiday!'
Just spent a week at The Stables at Bourg d'Oisans with my family.
What a lovely new rentall accomodation.
There were nine of us. Eight adults and one child. The accomodation was more than ample for us with 4 bedrooms, a super sized lounge and a spacious Dining area,
All new fittiings including a tv for the use of an X-box (which kept the boys happy).
The village itself was picturesque with plenty of touristy shops, restaurants and many varied Pubs..
The locations was perfec for the quick car journey to Alps d-'Huez and Les Deux Alps where we spent many perfect days Skiing.
Highly reccomended.... We hope to return.
Comfortable, clean and very spacious! Excellent having the second mezzanine living area for our teenage boys to play board games etc, without complaining about the adults talking too much!
Kitchen well equipped and plenty of space for the dining table for all to sit around comfortably.(There were 5 of us.) Bathrooms modern and even with showers all round, didn't run out of hot water! Also, has an actual bath which was a lovely treat.
Watch out for the hairpin bends if you are driving to the resort, and the car park is just around the corner. Also, a good bus service for eager skiers which leaves Bourg D'Oisans early in the day or late starters that don't want to get out before noon. Taxis not too expensive if you want to stay late at the resort to enjoy the night-life. Lockers cheap to rent at the resort, so you don't have to lug your ski stuff back and forth daily.
In the heart of small town for restaurants in the evening and near shops to stock up, if you want to stay in.
No outside space, but lovely little park 2 minutes away to sit out in, if you are not going skiing.
Lovely base for our skiing holiday. Thanks
We hired both The Granary House and Stable House for a week of cycling and had a brilliant holiday. Bourg d'Oisans is a fantastic base and for the days when some of us didn't want to cycle the outdoor pool is gorgeous and so are the mountains and lakes. Also had a great day out at Vizille. Really well stocked kitchens and huge living room and kitchen/diner in The Stables allowed us all to get together. Local bars, cafes, shops and restaurant are a real French treat. Houses just as described, Liz and Steve easy to deal with it. No hesitation in recommending these houses for a really good summer break, with or without bikes.
A lovely place to stay for a summer cycling break. Very comfortable. All facilities clean and in good working order, and location ideal. WiFi was not available for our visit, but advised it was on order, which should be good for future visitors. And there were plenty of cafes with WiFi anyway. Booking process straightforward and owners easy to liaise with. Would definitely recommend to others. Enjoy!!
Very nice house in a beautiful location. House was as described in description. The property is well maintained and clean. Good cooking facilities if you prefer to eat rather then head to one of the many restaurants in the town.
We would highly recommend this house you won't be disappointed. Owners were easy to deal with and very efficient in responding to any queries.
We have stayed with a group of uncles and nephews at the Granary House and we had a great time. This was our second time here and just as the first time we loved it. Bourg d'Oisans is a bit boring in this time of the year, but we were there to climb some mountains so that wasn't a problem to us. We had a great time here cylcling and running up the mountains.
The first time we stayed in the Stable house which is a big bigger, but the Granary house was big enough for us. Before we came we were informed that there were some problems with the cleaning of the house, but when we came the property was clean.
The discription on the site, fits with the property so everything was like we expected it to be, although you have to look carefully at the pictures provided on the site. Because some of the pictures belong to the stable house and not to the granaray house.
We will come back here next year for another cycling holiday and we recommend this property to anyone who comes here to cycle and wants to stay in a nice house!
A charming village where all roads meet, set amidst untamed nature and internationally renowned ski areas, Bourg d’Oisans welcomes you with simplicity and authenticity. In all seasons Bourg doisans is your gateway to the Oisans region. The Tour de France and the Marmotte bicycle touring race have made it into a cycling Mecca. The stunning Ecrins National Park has over 680km of way-marked trails ranging from simple strolls to adventurous hikes. 200km of streams and rivers along with the many mountain lakes offer refreshing possibilities, from peaceful fishing and sailing to the excitement of white water rafting.
Whether you wish to relax with the family or enjoy exhilarating mountain sports, Bourg d’Oisans is the ideal base for a holiday. Closer to home 'The Granary House' is only a few steps away from the village pond, childrens play park and picnic area. Please see the Ski section for information about the Alpe d'Huez ski resort which is only 14km from Bourg d'Oisans.
Other Activities: white water rafting, kayaking
Ski: Alpe d'Huez is one of the top five alpine high altitude resorts in France, enjoying the impressive scenery of the Grandes Rousses Mountains. It boasts an excellent snow record, extended season and is ideal for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Alpe d’Huez is served by 240Km of pistes with 88 inter-linked lifts. For beginners the lower slopes provide 39 confidence boosting green runs. Intermediates and snowboarders can enjoy the 32 blue runs as well as 28 more challenging reds with fantastic excursions to the satellite villages. The advanced skier will find some of the most testing terrain in France from the top of Pic Blanc at 3330mts, with 19 black runs including the longest in Europe, 'La Sarenne', and the intimidating 'Le Tunnel'. A snowboard fun park, ice-skating, tobogganing, indoor and outdoor swimming and fully equipped sports centre complete the winter activities. If you favour more extreme sports try skiing off-piste, skiing by night or ice climbing.