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Traditional 19th century home in the heart of Bourg d’Oisans

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 1,367 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, comfortable accommodation with WIFI. Upto 10 people, 22 with nextdoor

'The Granary House is a traditional French Town House in the centre of Bourg d'Oisans. Combining 19th century tradition with modern comfortable 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. The Granary House will accommodate up to 10 people and The Stable House which is next door sleeps another 12. Please contact us for more details, cannonjones@btinternet.com

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.

More Details

Owner
Liz Cannon or Steve Jones
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!'
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Bourg-d'Oisans in Isere

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1367 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Double room - 1 Double Bed
    1st Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
    2nd Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
    Mezzanine - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , full size double
  • All mattresses are good quality, there is a choice of feather and synthetic pillows and bedding if requested is all 100% cotton. There are two hairdryers. The sofa bed in the mezzanine is a full size double. Other bedrooms are large rooms - the twin rooms have plenty of drawer space, the double room and king room have wardrobes and drawers. A cot and high chair are available on request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The outdoor pool in Bourg d'Oisans is normally open from mid June to the end of August, but please check with the Tourist Board for confirmation. Outside of these times there is a choice of swimming pools within a short drive as well as great facilities in Alpe d'Huez There is a large free car park within 50 metres of 'The Granary House'. TVs are provided to use with DVD and XBox only. There is no aerial or satellite connection

Reviews

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Traditional 19th century home in the heart of Bourg d’Oisans
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 20 reviews
Cambridgeshire, England, U.K.
5

The Stables

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2008
  • Date of Stay: February 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Good location. As described. Church bells bit noisy. Good if towels provided too.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vail,Co
3

Nothing was wrong but advertising it as a 5 star property is not even close

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for the Tour De France and as I said there was nothing wrong but its not 5 star.We arrived to find there were no towels and the beds were not made up( we have stayed in Europe many times this is the first time I have encountered this).The location was great and the town is quaint.Upon getting our arrival instructions the note said all of these things we must do which I have encountered before but did not expect for a night.The note was actually written from the Housekeeper who claims she cleans the cheapest in the whole town(Unsettling as a guest in a "5 star" property) The place was certainly not spic and spam as there were cob webs etc,

Also after we booked we had questions on how to view the race,transportation etc which the owners had no answers(Not 5 star).....When you own a home rental(As we do in Vail CO) in a town its your job to know whats happening and how to do it........Again these are not major complaints but has to be said.I hope this is taken to heart to better the next guests stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Lovely Mountain town retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The stay in Bourg-d'Oisan was just right. The house was great for our group and the communication with Liz was perfect. We had a lovely stay and would highly suggest using their property if you want to experience Alps d'Huez, but the feel comfort of your own home. Kitchen was well stocked and the town has plenty of shops and restaurants. I would return!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merseyside
4

Good Base for Alpes D'Huez

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Swindon
5

18 cyclist in Biking Mecca

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Grenoble
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Grenoble
Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isere

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Jan/Early Feb
5 Jan 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Alpe d'Huzes
2 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 5 nights
From
£225
£1,595
 
 
Marmotte - Mon to Mon
1 Jul 2019 - 8 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 5 nights
From
£295
£1,795
 
 
Summer
9 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£740
for 4 nights
From
£185
£1,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Cleaning and bedding extra. Pre-booked cleaning is €90, bedding is €10 per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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