|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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.
'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.
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!'
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.
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
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
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.
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 find...so 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...
The Stable House in Bourg D’Oisans turned out to be a fantastic place to spend our summer holiday. The house itself suited our party of 8 (6 adults & 2 children) superbly with loads of space spread over the 4 floors for eating, relaxing and sleeping. The only minor drawback was the absence of a washing machine but there were facilities close by and after all you don’t go on holiday to spend it washing!
Bourg D’Oisans is a beautiful little town set in stunning scenery and perfect if like us, the main reason for holidaying here is cycling. At the foot of Alpe D’Huez and within close proximity to other legendary Tour de France mountains such as the Cols du Glandon, Coix de Fer, Lauteret & Galibier as well as Les Deux Alpes it is the perfect base for following in the wheels of the legends of the tour.
The town has a nice amount of shops, my 9 yr old son can highly recommend Cycles et Sports for keen cyclists as he was in there nearly every day spending all his pocket money (!) and we can also recommend Bleach Xtreme where we hired a couple of bikes from, including one for said 9 year old. It also has a number of cafes & restaurants, we can particularly recommend La Romanche & Chez les Filles. Bourg has a wonderful bustle & energy with many cyclists & walkers about.
We would thoroughly recommend the Stable House as a holiday home, Liz & Steve were also extremely helpful and approachable answering all questions quickly and in detail, and Bourg D’Oisans as a destination. It will certainly go down as one of our best ever.
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.