Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence

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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LE CHÂTEAU D'OZ

Oz en Oisans Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Traditional Alpine Château with flexible apartment-suites and large garden

Le Château d'Oz has stylish and comfortable accomodation. Large self contained suites can be let out individually or in any combination. In the winter fully catered holidays are available for between 1 - 24 persons. Come on your own and make new friends or in a group. In the summer we can sleep 28 comfortably and up to 32 for either self-catering or half board holiday or bed and breakfast. Outside there is a large, 2000 sq m garden with furniture and an eating/sitting area around a big barbecue. There is also a full size boules/petanque court. The communal traditionally styled lounge has a library of books and magazines as well as a large flat screen HDTV. There is a Blue Ray player and satellite TV. Free broadband WiFi is available. A games room has table football/babyfoot and table tennis. Fully catered holidays are offered all year round. More information and pictures on Le Chateau d'Oz facebook page.

For monthly special offers see our website for details.

Skiing and Cycling in the Oisans: Oz is fully integrated into the huge Alpe d'Huez ski area with around 250km of pistes. This is one of the highest ski resorts in Europe with a snow-sure and sunny aspect. There are runs for all abilities and access from Oz to all kinds of slopes is both quick and convenient via two high speed gondolas.Queuing is rare even at peak times.

Our region is famous for having some of the best road cycling routes in Europe. Legendary mountain cols such as the Galibier, Glandon, Croix de Fer and Lautaret are on the doorstep while the Telegraphe and La Madeleine are a step further. We have secure storage for bikes and can arrange rental bikes for those that do not bring their own. These range from the relatively modest to full Carbon frames, etc. Bring your own pedals and they will be fitted. Mountain biking is also well catered for here with many marked trails. In the summer season the ski lifts are open and have been specially designed to carry bikes as well as people up the mountain.

Family activities in the SUMMER: We are often asked what is there for children to do by parents concerned that they will be stuck in the middle of rural France with nothing for the children to do.

Its not like that here, there are so many things to do for adults and children of all ages.

Oz has a Kamikaze park which features zip lining in the trees. On Lac Verney, just below Le Chateau, there are dinghies, windsurfers pedaloes and canoes. On local rivers there is rafting, tubing, canyoning and kayaking. Activities like Archery and Tennis are well organized along with a children's creche. Mini golf for budding masters or players up for a challenge. There is proper golf for grown-ups too. There are three outdoor pools, a paddling one for small children, medium for most kids and an adult one with a diving board. Local lakes have beaches with swimming and water sports.There is a children's farm with donkeys, ponies, pigs and rabbits etc. In 2013 a full size ice skating rink has been opened in Vaujany a short drive from Oz.

Holiday activities: For Alpinists there is summer climbing on some spectacular peaks. You can warm up with some bouldering or on some of the permanent climbing walls including Allemonts spectacular needle. Alternatively there are more routes than you climb in a season.

There are Via Ferrata for those want a taste of climbing without the need for experience or training.

Down in the valleys there are walks and bike trails in the woods with minimal gradients, great for getting up to speed or for small children. There are great drives through the mountains and along the lakes to traditional market towns. Borg d'Oisans, just down the road, has a lively market on Saturdays.

There is also an local farm that makes tasty goats cheese. The cheese comes in various forms, from the fresh milk-white to the hairy blue 'sec' that looks pretty scary, but actually tastes quite mild and delicious.

More Details

Details for Le Château d'Oz 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, 8 Bathrooms

The entire Château d'Oz may be rented or take just one suite. We welcome groups, clubs and businesses looking for an event or conference venue. Our accommodation covers 320 sq m with a further 60 sq m of terraces and balconies. We have a large, 2000 sq m garden with parking for 10+ cars. With the option of our full catering service you can leave everything for us to organize for you. Family reunions and winter sports groups are able to take advantage of our tailor made packages. In the winter fully catered holidays are only available and prices are per person. Additional adults sharing a suite get discounted rates on stays of 7 or more nights. Ask us for a quote! Children under 11 are free. Each child under 11 must be accompanied by an adult paying full price to benefit from this discount. T&C apply.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
This is the best holiday I have ever been to. I really love the food and everyone is really friendly, sociable. The beds are really really comfy. I really enjoyed the skiing and everyone is sooo helpful. I feel really at home where ever I am here. I will definitely get mum and dad to bring me here again. M. aged 10
Dec 2012
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Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence

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Andy and Gill have worked in hospitality all over the world for many years. We are experienced at making sure everything goes just right when you visit us.

Andy Christodolo or Gillian Lawrence purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Oz en Oisans village is in the perfect place to enjoy both the summer and winter seasons. Its really convenient for the lifts which in the winter take you directly to Alpe d'Huez and its fabulous skiing, and in July and August open up to take both mountain bikers and walkers up the mountains. Its close to the Tour de France routes, the famous 21 bends and the great cols of the Alps. Its quiet location means we love to hear the birds and the river running close by.

Le Château d'Oz is in a beautiful traditional mountain village and was built over 400 years ago. It used to be used as a farmhouse but we have made some improvements to it and its now a very comfortable country house. As its the biggest house in the village, it has always been called 'Le Château'. We are just down the road from the Ski lifts and Alpe d'Huez so you are close enough to be convenient yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Oz en Oisans Alpe d'Huez area
5

SO GOOD WE CAME BACK THE SAME SEASON!

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed at Le Chateau d'Oz for the first time at the very beginning of the ski season in December, we have just returned from a second ski break there, and this time we took friends along!

We love the warm welcome at Le Chateau d'Oz, chatting with the owners and staff over delicious dinners every night, and the super-comfy beds. On being given a different room to last time, we discovered that each suite in the chateau has something different to recommend it. Both had plenty of storage, warm cosy beds, sofas, and functional kitchens, but the first room had a balcony with wonderful views, a mini drying room for ski gear, and a bath that was on the small side, whereas the second had no balcony or drying room (still had the views, just not the balcony), but a bigger bedroom and a full length bath. My personal preference was for the second room, but I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong room-wise.

As previously, Andy and Gill were generous with their time and knowledge and happily provided tips on skiing as well as plentiful encouragement to the first-time skier in our party. We were grateful to Andy for his help with booking ski lessons and equipment.

We again got on really well with chalet staff Leo and Laura, who are great fun and really helpful, and spent their precious time off sharing their knowledge of the resort with us and introducing the braver amongst us to new bits of exciting off piste!

We also really appreciate the Chateau's flexibility. Whereas it seems a lot of places will only take skiers for whole week holidays, this isn't always practical, so I'm sure we're not the only ones who value the opportunity to pop over for a long weekend. At only two hours' drive from Lyon airport (and even less from Grenoble), hardly any time is wasted in the transfer, and we were again able to ski all morning on our last day before catching an evening flight home.


Thanks again to all at Le Chateau d'Oz for another wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Le Château d’Oz for three nights (from August 31st to September 2nd of 2013). We completely loved the location and our hosts, Andy and Gill, who were both very hospitable and accommodating. We loved that Andy and Gill joined us and the other guests at the dinner table each evening. They also know the area extremely well and offered many lovely suggestions for things to do, scenic routes to take via car or cycling. Our room was very spacious, comfortable, and clean and the windows opened completely to a stunning view of the Alps. Our room faced the front of the Chateau and had a large living room with a small kitchen and a large bathroom…fully equipped for any stay.

We found this Château via tripadvisor.com after reading a few comments from previous customers. Many months prior to our stay, we had corresponded with Andy over email to arrange for rental of a road bike in order to bike Alpe d’Huez. A full carbon Giant road bike was ready and waiting for us when we arrived – now that is excellent customer service! We also loved the dinners that Gill cooked and the local red wine! Gill is a wonderful chef, very talented with both the presentation and flavors of each meal. We enjoyed talking to Andy and Gill during dinner and hearing about the other guests’ outings from the day. If tripadvisor.com had more than a 5-star system, Le Chateau d’Oz would be more than deserving. We highly recommend Le Château d’Oz to anyone who plans to stay in the alps, whether for a skiing trip, cycling trip, hiking trip, etc.

Andy, Gill… thank you very much for making the Alps part of our French vacation, a truly unforgettable experience. Don’t be surprised if we book another stay with you soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME IDEALLY LOCATED FOR CYCLING

  • 5 of 5
I had such a good stay last year, that I returned again this year and this visit was every bit as good as the last one. Andy and Gill are very hospitable. They know the area very well and are full of good suggestions for places to see and visit, and for good cycling routes. Gill's cooking is excellent, and we enjoyed delicious breakfasts and dinners with the other guests, comparing notes on the day's outings. The house is perfectly located for cycling the many surrounding "cols" (Croix de Fer, Glandon, Telegraphe, Galibier, Alpe d'Huez, etc.). The apartments are spacious and clean, and the kitchens in each apartment are very handy for storing and preparing food between breakfast and dinner time. I highly recommend the Chateau, and will certainly return again for yet another visit in the near future!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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GREAT LOCATION, WONDERFUL FOOD

  • 5 of 5
We had a brilliant holiday at Chateau d'Oz. Friendly welcome, clean, spacious, well equipped apartment. Gill & Andy gave us helpful advice on quiet scenic routes to cycle (which suited me) and on the full-on Tour de France challenges (which suited my better half!).
The meals were memorable - quality food, beautifully prepared & served.
We thoroughly recommend this for families, & for cycling & climbing.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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“GREAT IMPROMPTU LONG WEEKEND.”

  • 5 of 5
I found myself with a few days off at the same time that a few friends were skiing at a resort a little way up the mountain. One of my friends suggested that I try and find some last minute accommodation in the picturesque village of Oz en Oisans. After a quick consultation of Tripadvisor I gave Le Chateau d'Oz a quick call and spoke to Andy to book my accommodation. My flight to Lyon was unfortunately delayed and as a result by the time I had collected my hire car and driven the two hours to Le Chateau it was well after midnight that I arrived, only to be greeted by the warm welcoming Andy, who very kindly offered to help me with my bags and show me to my room. My accommodation was more than ample, consisting of a bedroom with two single beds, a kitchen with dining area along with a large bathroom and separate toilet. All was clean, warm and comfortable. The following morning I met the lovely Gill who provided me with a great breakfast to set me up for the days skiing. Gill seems to have the culinary expertise as she bakes her own cakes to offer the guests for afternoon tea before providing superb homemade meals for the communal dining in the evening. Gill, like Andy, was very customer focused, offering great customer service and flexibility, even going as far as to allow me keep my room until late afternoon, thereby enabling me to freshen up after another hard days skiing before having to drive back to Lyon for my flight home.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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EXCELLENT RESIDENCE FOR SKIING HOLIDAYS

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic chateau. Very large, warm rooms. We had a room for 3 people at the front of the chateau with gorgeous scenery looking out onto the mountains. We were part of a large group with a variety of children of differing ages. The hosts, Andy and Gill could not do enough for us. Gill provided us with some excellent meals. Always plenty of food, variety of breakfast cereals, cold meats and cheese as well has hot cooked food. Cakes, coffee and hot chocolate on return from skiing and 3 course evening meals with wine every evening. Andy ensured that everyone arrived for their ski lessons on time (even when the buses had problems due to heavy snow). On the one evening that we ate out, Andy provided information on nearby restaurants, made table reservations and even drove us down to the restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend a visit to this chateau. We could not have asked for anything more from either the Chateau or the hosts. Definitely well worth staying here.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Grenoble, St Geoirs
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Grenoble
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A480, junction 8
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Laffrey
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Auberge La Cure
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Oz en Oisans
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Grenoble International
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Auberge La Cure
Car: recommended

Le Château d'Oz is in the beautiful and spectacular Oisans region of the French Alps near Alpe d'Huez and Grenoble. Set in the traditional village of Oz en Oisans it is a haven of peace and tranquility but with access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This area is good to visit all year round. In the winter we are part of the huge Grand Rousses/Alpe d'Huez ski area. During the summer cycling dominates the sporting activities but there are many other things to do as well. Les Ecrins National Park is on the doorstep with its high mountain plateaus and dramatic 3000m peaks, a paradise for walkers and climbers. Despite the fact that this is one of the best places for an active sports holiday Le Château is an excellent place to snooze in the shadow of the trees in our garden, hearing nothing but the local stream, the breeze in the leaves and the birds. Videos of Le Chateau can be seen on youtube.

Other Activities: Donkey trekking, canyoning, childrens farm, kite surfing

Golf: The Golf International de Grenoble has a spectacular 18 holes ringed by mountains which is open all year and less than an hour away. There are also several interesting 9 holes right up in the mountains which are only open during the summer.

Ski: Oz en Oisans is part of the larger Grand Rousses area which is best known by its largest village, Alpe d'Huez. Le Château d'Oz is connected by a regular free ski bus that leaves from near the bottom of the driveway or you can drive in about 7 min to the lifts. Parking is easy and close to the lifts. Queues are rare, even in peak season. Access to one of the largest ski resorts in the world is fast and convenient. Excellent ski school for all ages. Shops have equipment for all standards and all snow sports. Lots of snow making so a reliable run back down to the bottom.

FREE Transfers can be arranged from Grenoble airport in the winter, December to April, for up to 8 persons on a first come first served basis

We can arrange transfers from Lyon airport in the summer.

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Oz en Oisans Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Med
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 
 
High
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 7 2014
5 night minimum stay
€560
 
 
Med
Jun 8 2014 - Jun 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 
 
High
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 12 2014
5 night minimum stay
€560
 
 
Med
Jul 13 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 
 
Low
Aug 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€70
€490
 
 
Med
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€630
 
 
Hhigh
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Low
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 
 
Med
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€630
 
 
High
Feb 8 2015 - Feb 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Med
Feb 22 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€630
 
 
High
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Med
Apr 12 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€630
 
 
Low
Apr 19 2015 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% deposit is needed to secure your booking. The balance is due at least 6 weeks before arrival.
Payments may be made by card over the phone or by bank transfer.
Cancellations are refunded thus: More than 6 weeks before arrival the 25% deposit will be retained. Between 42-31 days before arrival, 50% will be refunded. Less than 30 days before arrival 100% will be charged.
Notes Prices are per person, HALF BOARD. All taxes are included for catered holidays.
No single supplement, 2/3/4th person sharing are discounted at 10% prices quoted subject to conditions.
Prices valid for minimum stay - please enquire for prices for less than the minimum night stated.

CHILDREN’S DISCOUNTS : For the purposes of discounts, a “child” is under 13 years on the day of departure.
All Child
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Amenities

Oz en Oisans Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 32 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =Queen Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = Queen size
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds =King. Sofa bed = single bed
  • The sofa beds are proper beds that can be made into 2 full size single beds or a double Queen sized bed. An additional bed can be added on request in any apartment-suite.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 32 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes:
The garage has secure storage for bikes. There is a washing machine, iron and board available. Other facilities can be added on request, please talk to us about your needs.
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