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Beautifully renovated 19th century home & stables in the heart of Bourg d’Oisans - The Stable House

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights



The Stable House

The Stables have undergone complete transformation to provide a wonderful holiday experience. A little larger than The Granary House, the Stables sleep up to 12. The ground floor oozes character, with its stunning vaulted ceiling. It has a large modern kitchen and fabulous large dining area with 2.7m pine table as well as a downstairs shower and toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, large fridge / freezer, full size oven and ceramic hob. Moving to the 1st floor is a massive 45m sq living room, with 3 large leather sofas, one of which converts to a full-size double bed, two single comfy leather chairs, picture window with views to the mountain and a lovely balcony. An Xbox and selection of DVDs are provided for a quiet night in. The top floor provides a king size room with en-suite bathroom with full-size bath. The 2nd floor offers three large bedrooms and bathroom and toilet.

About the property

Spacious, comfortable accommodation with WIFI. 2 homes for up to 10 or 12 people

'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.

More Details

Liz Cannon or Steve Jones
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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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Bookings taken in July are subject to surcharge if Tour de France comes through
Changeovers are normally Sundays
We accept Credit and Debit Cards.

Prices are for maximum of 8, additional charge for larger parties.

Electricity is charged at cost and deducted from the security deposit.


Le Bourg-d'Oisans Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Top Floor - toilet , tub
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground Floor - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King Size En-suite - 1 queen
    Flexi Room - 1 queen , or 2 singles
    Bunk Beds x 2 - 4 twin/ single , sleeps 4
    Double Room - 1 double
  • The Flexi Room can be used as either a King Size or two single rooms. An extra thick King Size mattress cover ensures that when it is used as a King Size Bed there is no uncomfortable join. The sofa bed in the living room provides additional sleeping for two people (it is a proper pull-out sprung mattress sofa bed). High quality mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets and a choice of feather and synthetic pillows will ensure plenty of good sleep!. There are two hair dryers and plenty of drawer and hanging space throughout. A cot and high chair are available on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 Stable House'. TVs are provided to use with DVD and XBox only. There is no aerial or satellite connection


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The Stable House
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews
Wales, UK

Wonderful holiday property

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely 2 weeks at The Stables. The property is very spacious, more than enough room for our party of 8 and plenty to occupy and please everyone in our group with ages ranging from 14 to 67!

The Xbox and DVD and plentiful DVD collection kept the teenagers occupied during the quieter evenings.

The property is beautifully renovated and right in the heart of village.All home comforts were provided to make our stay most enjoyable. I would recommend this property with no hesitation.

Highly recommend La Romanche and La Grange restaurants for food and friendly atmosphere.

Many thanks, we look forward to spending many more holidays here in future.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great large property. Good base for a weeks cycling

  • 5 of 5

Excellent facilities and loads of space for 8 including bikes. Good location in town whilst being very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lovely big house in heart of Bourg d'Oisans

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well appointed. So easy to get to bars and restaurants in Bourg and a short walk to the pool and supermarket. House was plenty big enough for nine of us. Deposit paid back quickly and we hope to go back next year

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Great value, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Value. Didn't want to miss our annual ski trip but needed to find a more cost effective way than the usual chalet. This well appointed very large house had everything we needed. Was nice and clean. We were two families with 5 teenage children, so nine in all and there was plenty of spave for everyone. We were bit worried about the drive to Alpe d'Huez but it was fine. Road was always clear and took 15/20 minutes and the hire shop let us leave our ski gear with them at the end of each day which was convenient. Liz and Steve a pleasure to deal with - helpful before we booked and quick to repay our security deposit. Would recomend and hope to go back in summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Read the small print

  • 1 of 5

Property is nice and the village is very pretty. The wifi never worked and it was only after we paid our money that the owner told us the property had recently been flooded and was not as pristine as it usually is. We decided to self clean the property and left it as clean as we found it but the owner still deducted cleaning fees from the deposit because their cleaner who checks it has high standards. The same cleaner left dirty plates in the cupboard and the children found something in one of the rooms that children should not much for high standards. Make sure you read the meter as well as they take a while to read them and then estimate your bill and then charged us extra for the electric based on an estimate...

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that, having told us they had a great holiday and that they really enjoyed the property, Dean's review gives us only a 1 out of 5. You'll see from all the feedback on homeaway this really is an exception to the rule. We do not encourage self-cleans as very often the guests attention to detail is not the same as our housekeeper. Not surprising after a hard week on the slopes when everyone is getting ready to go home! We weren't told of any problems with either cleaning or WIFI until after the holiday and then only after we had informed Dean that we had to deduct £40 to cover costs of our cleaner. This was necessary to ensure the next guests had a properly cleaned house, including shiny mirrors and clean sanitary ware, and an empty and clean fridge. We can assure all our holidaymakers that we deal with any issues as soon as we can but we can only do so if we are told about them. Fortunately there was no lasting issues after the flood we just felt it was courteous to let our guests know and were delighted to receive a text from them to say they would never had known if we hadn’t mentioned it. We never estimate electricity bills, this would be most unfair and we do suggest guests take their own meter readings. In this case our housekeeper took the outgoing reading first thing Monday morning when Dean’s family left late Sunday afternoon. We only charged 7/8 of the total. Unfortunately from time to time people complain after a holiday or a meal out when it is too late to address a problem, which was the case here. As an owner who cares deeply that our guests have a fantastic holiday it is terribly disappointing to be told that a very poor review will be posted unless you bear the costs of both having to clean up and electricity used. Lastly, our Booking terms are all very clear and we would encourage all prospective guests to read them.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
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.