Each bedroom is named after famous mountain climbs in the Pyrenees, providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere for all who stay.
Located on the first floor with a double bed and an additional single bed, Aspin has an en-suite shower room (shower, wash basin and toilet). The bedroom offers views of the garden below and surrounding countryside and has a small private hallway offering additional privacy.We can also provide guests with a baby cot, if required, making Aspin both an ideal family room or a lovely large room for a couple. A coffee machine is provided in the room for guest use. The Col d'Aspin (1489m) is amongst the most famous of the Pyreneen climbs. There are often cows at the top of the Col d'Aspin. The road up from Ste. Marie de Campan starts gently, then climbs with frequent hairpin bends through a forest noted for abundant cepes in Autumn.
Located on the first floor with a double bed and en-suite shower room (shower, wash basin and toilet). Mente has its own balcony with a table and chairs and a lovely view of the garden and surrounding countryside. We can also provide guests with a baby cot, if required, making Mente an ideal room for both a couple or a couple with a young baby. A coffee machine is provided in the room for guest use. The Col de Mente (1349m) was first used in the Tour de France in 1966 and has featured 14 times up until and including the 2007 tour. Starting from St Beat and passing by the ski resort of Le Mourtis, it connects the Ger and Garonne valleys.
The Col de Peyresourde (1569m) is a Tour de France favourite and popular with club cyclists. It first featured in the Tour in 1910 and was selected for the 2007 L'Etape de Tour where amateur and club cyclists complete a full stage of the Tour. On the way up from Luchon, there is a fantastic view of Lac Louron below.
The Col du Tourmalet (2115m) is one of the most famous of the mountain climbs on the Tour de France and has been included more than any other pass in the Tour. Up until 2007, the tour has crossed the summit 47 times! White winged Snowfinches nest in the ski towers at the Col and Tourmalet is also the name of a cheese made from sheep's milk produced in the mountains.
Single beds are provided in Tourmalet/Peyresourde sleeping between 1 and 4 people and therefore ideal for a family or a group of friends. We do accept single bookings however in the quieter periods or when the other bedrooms are fully reserved.There is a shower room and wash basin and a separate toilet for guests across the hallway facing the accommodation. Hot drinks including coffee and a selection of teas are available at all times in the dining area for guests.
Situated on the ground floor, this double room shares a beautiful new shower room (large walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet) with PORTILLON. The window looks out on to the garden and surrounding countryside and a coffee machine is provided for guest use. The Port de Bales (1755m) is a relatively new climb for the Tour and one of the toughest climbs of the stage, said to rival the Col du Tourmalet! This new road goes over the Barousse forest and is said to have transformed the 2007 Etape into an extreme challenge.
Situated on the ground floor, this twin room shares a beautiful new shower room (large walk-in shower, wash basin and toilet) with BALES.The window looks out on to the garden and surrounding countryside. Hot drinks including coffee and a selection of teas are available at all times in the dining area for guests.
The Col de Portillon (1293m) climb starts almost immediately at Bagneres de Luchon. Densely wooded on both sides it crosses from France to Spain at the top with no border formalities. Dropping down into the small town of Bossost in Spain in the Val d'Aran.
BALES AND PORTILLON
These rooms can form a private ground floor suite, ideal for a family of four or group of four friends or can be reserved separately. They offer privacy as they are separate to the other guest rooms in the house which are located on the first floor.The rooms are also ideal for guests with limited mobility as there are no stairs making access much easier.
All our bedrooms have tiled floors so for your comfort we recommend that guests bring along a pair of slippers or leisure shoes.
SKI, CYCLE AND OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT STORAGE AREA AND DRYING ROOM
We have a large warm area in the basement to securely store your skis, boots, bicycles, outdoor equipment and dry any outdoor clothing overnight ready for the next day's activities.
Most guests with motorbikes are happy to park them in the grounds as it is quiet and secure. We are happy though to offer our garage if guests prefer this option.
Cleaning materials can be provided for guests to clean their equipment, bicycles, motorbikes etc. If time permits we are also happy to allow guests with wet clothing to use our washing machine and tumble dryer for a small fee.
Relax in the comfortable lounge with log burning stove.Games, books, DVDs, CDs and videos are all available on request. We ask, however, that consideration be given to all guests staying in the chalet. Access to the internet and emails is available via a computer in the communal area and we have free (wifi) wireless internet access throughout the chalet for guests who prefer to bring their own laptops with them. A selection of teas and coffee are available for guests at any time, please help yourself.