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Charming comfortable chalet in Bareges

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday chalet in Barèges - Chalet du Bastan

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 18, 10 minutes from the ski slopes

The property is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Barèges, within easy access of the free ski bus and a short walk to the village centre. It has been very recently refurbished and is very comfortable and welcoming. The large sitting room has a traditional fireplace, TV, DVD player and a selection of games and books. The dining room will seat 18 around a large table, perfect for sociable, leisurely meals. The fully equipped kitchen has a large modern range cooker, fridge- freezer, microwave and dishwasher. One of the two bathrooms has been completely re-fitted and now boasts a deep free standing bath for soaking away the day’s activities. The chalet is fully centrally heated, with plenty of hot water always available on demand. There is storage inside the chalet for skis, boots, etc..

Winter activities: There are several good ski rental shops in Bareges and two friendly ski schools, both with English speaking instructors. They both offer either group or private lessons. There are also dog sled rides and snow mobile hire up in the ski area, or if you wish, it is possible to hire a guide to take you off-piste

Summer activities: The village has a paragliding school, quad bike hire, and the largest privately owned botanical gardens in France. The walking is very extensive and suitable for all levels. The famous Pic du Midi observatory is easily reached by cable car from La Mongie over the spectacular Col Du Tourmalet. For those who like a challenge, it is a 10km uphill climb by bike to the Col du Tourmalet from Bareges village. The other cols which the Tour de France pass over are within an easy car ride.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

William and Elinor Morton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016
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About William and Elinor Morton

We are farmers from Warwickshire who have developed a deep love for the French Pyrenees and everything that it offers. We first visited Bareges in 1980, when we skied for the first time. We came back 22 years later with our two sons and knew that this was where we wanted to ski as a family.

William and Elinor Morton purchased this chalet in 2006

Why William and Elinor Morton chose Cauterets - Argeles area

The chalet came on the market and we could see its potential. Over the years that we have had it we have worked hard to maintain a relaxed family feel to it where we love to come and bring our friends. We consider it our home, and hope our guests feel just as happy as we do when we are there. We have kept it deliberately French in feel, with a well equipped kitchen and a huge dining table for fabulous nights eating and socialising

What makes this chalet unique

Sleeps 18, with off road parking for 3-4 cars. the chalet has an open fire with wood provided for your stay. The central heating keeps the place very warm and there is plenty of hot water always available if you fancy a long soak in the bath!

Guestbook comments from the owner

120km runs, 43 ski lifts, 170 snow cannons, 69 marked runs, 100km downhill skiing, 20 km cross-country skiing. 23 green runs, 19 blue runs, 21 red runs, 6 black runs. There is a brand new snow park, with big air, border cross, tables and modules. Very good mountain restaurants, no queues, friendly lift attendants
Nov 2007
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Charming comfortable chalet in Bareges
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

tres satisfait

  • 4 of 5

conforme a notre demande

très satisfait

choix judicieux et agréable de la personne présente sur place

a recommander

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Superbe chalet

  • 5 of 5

Superbe chalet tres grand il ne manque rien la concierge tres gentille nous avons passé de superbe vacances ont reviendras l'année prochaine

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pau Pyrenees
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Domaine du Tourmalet
Car: recommended

Barèges is a traditional Pyrenean mountain village, with plenty to do both in the summer and the winter.

In the summer, Barèges is the perfect base from which to enjoy the varied walking the Pyrenees has to offer, including the famous GR10 route which spans the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and passes through the village. The Tour de France goes right past the chalet door, and you can watch the action from the terrace as the riders pass on their way to tackle the infamous Col du Tourmalet, 10 km further up the mountain.

For winter visitors the Domaine du Tourmalet ski area is very close by and there is easy access to Cauterets, Luz and Gavarnie ski areas.

There is a large thermal spa and an outdoor swimming pool which is open in the summer.

The restaurants all serve locally produced food, with lamb from the surrounding Toy valley a speciality.

Barèges is a short drive from Lourdes and Pau where there are both train and air links.

Ski: Bareges is in the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees. The resort rises to 2,500m and offers a wide range of both groomed and off piste skiing. The resort has many fantastic restaurants all offering home cooked food at very reasonable prices.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Barèges, Cauterets - Argeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February holiday
4 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445
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.

Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday, please contact us if you would like a different start day for your holiday. .
We ask for a 500 Euro deposit to secure booking. The balance can then be paid in 2 separate instalments. We ask for a 500 Euro breakages deposit as a separate cheque which will be returned to you on departure by our concierge.
We will reserve the chalet for you for a week once we have sent you the contract. If you would like to extend this period, let us know.
Bed linen is available to hire; the rate is 5 Euro per bed per stay. We can order wood for you for the open fire in the sitting room. Please ask for details.
If you would like to have the chalet cleaned for you on your departure, please let us know. Further details are available on request.
Please note that we can also accept payment in British Pounds. Please contact us for further details and exchange rates.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Barèges in Hautes-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower) , Bidet , very deep bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • The newly fitted bathroom has a large free standing bath perfect for a luxurious soak after a day's skiing or walking. There is always plenty of hot water available.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • The comfortable bedrooms have all been recently redecorated and refurnished. There are enough beds to sleep 18
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The fully fitted kitchen has a large range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There are 2 coffee machines and 2 toasters. The adjoining dining room can be served through the hatch, much easier than having to carry plates, etc.. We have had some wonderful meals here, with at least 18 sitting at the table! The dining room is great for long leisurely meals, which in our case inevitably ends with a massive game of cards.

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