your own PRIVATE CHEf
TRANSFERS TO & FROM A CHOICE OF AIRPORTS & SKI RESORTS
The 17th Century converted stone-barn is split into two levels with a large open plan living area and stunning 360 degree views of Ossau valley & two games rooms. The accommodation is ideal for families and groups sleeping 12-13 people with two luxury bathrooms & freestanding baths - both with separate showers.
Catered prices include airport pick up and drop off along with transfers to and from the resorts. Formigal, one of Spain’s largest ski resorts is only 50 mins away with 90 miles of piste & closer to home there's Gourette & Artouste (25 mins drive) - France’s unassuming family resorts with exceptional facilities after a recent remodel. Gourette is equipped with a Snowpark, Railpark, Kidspark & a freestyle park. With more than 150 snow guns, guaranteeing all-season skiing.
Visit Pau City centre and other local villages for dinner and drinks in the evening or dine using your very own private chef.
Owners Pete and Tania Goding fell in love with the un-spoilt tranquility of the French Pyrénées after Pete stumbled upon La Belle Grange on an assignment. Having spent some time photographing the area he was immediately taken by the house's unique charm and its beautiful surroundings. Pete's passion for mountains and cycling in the Pyrénées lead him to La Belle Grange, where the idea was born for his best selling book Mountain High.
Prices start from €69 per person, per night for maximum occupancy. Extra fees apply for smaller parties.
Minimum booking period 5 days low season & 7 days in the high season.
Prices exclude flights. Transfers available from Toulouse, Biarritz, Pau, Lourdes or Bordeaux. Extra fees may apply - Please enquire.
Self Catering available - starting from €500 for the weekend.
Flights and Ski hire/passes can be arranged on request.
Your very own private chef - will provide sumptuous local cuisine using fresh local seasonal ingredients. Paul also offers private cooking lessons on request.
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Additional bunk beds are available on request (charges apply).
Transfers included to Gourette Ski resort only 25 minutes drive away, opposite the legendary Aubisque pass, the ski area dominated by the summit of the Ger (2619 m). An exceptional beginners’ ski area, the unique 'Happy Place' is located in the centre of the resort and offering a fun way to learn to ski in complete safety. Nature lovers will find an area reserved for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing with high-altitude restaurants offering all the Apres-ski you need!
The area has been redesigned and modernised in recent years and now offers an exceptional facility with the latest lifts, remodelled slopes and freestyle spots. It is also equipped with a Snowpark, Railpark and Kidspark. With more than 150 snow guns, they can guarantee all-season skiing.
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Or try the Formigal ski resort, which is located in the Tena Valley in the centre of the Aragonese Pyrenees only 50 minutes away, and has made a name for itself as a key destination for winter sports lovers. It forms part of the Aramon Formigal Panticosa resort. All its main slopes are arranged across four valleys, with access via any of the four entrances to the resort.
Travel up the iconic - Col D’Aubisque, the Portalet , Tourmalet and the Marie Blanc - All the Pyrenean Tour de France favourites!
Please contact us for catered cycling or hiking vacations, with support vehicle, experienced guide and private chef. We can cater for any level of cyclist with experienced local guides.
Take on some of the major Pyrenean Mountain climbs seen in the Tour de France - Including the Col D'Aubisque, Portalet, Tourmalet, Marie Blanc and more! All just a ride away. We cater for every level of cyclist with support vehicles and experienced guides.
Finish off the evening with your private chef who will use local- seasonal produce - Depending on individual requirements menus can be prepared for Vegan or Vegetarian preferences.
The Col D'Aubisque on the northern slopes of the Pic du Ger connect the pretty town Laruns in the Valley D'Ossau via the Spa town of Eaux Bonnes.
Paul has 20 years of experience as a chef working under Raymond Blanc as well as in other top establishments in Oxford and Cornwall before moving into private service. Most recently he has worked for the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Dorneywood in Buckinghamshire and has catered for events at Downing Street and Chequers.
He insists on using the highest quality seasonal ingredients to produce dishes of outstanding taste and presentation which also have the benefit of being nutritionally balanced and healthy.
Local specialities include;
Ossau Iraty is a classic sheep's milk cheese made in the French Pyrénées in two neighboring provinces: the Ossau Valley in the Bearn and the woodland of Iraty in the French Basque country. Ossau Iraty is made with the milk of the Manech and Basco-Bearnaise ewes - an 'Appelation d'Origine Controlee' (A.O.C) cheese. The Ossau-Iraty is full of a delicious nutty, robust taste if it is produced during the period from June to September when the herds move up to the mountainside. Covered by a thick orange to grey rind, the pâte is white, supple and creamy. It becomes more firm as the maturing period gets longer. Ossau is aged for a minimum of 90 days. This cheese pairs nicely with the local - highly acclaimed - sweet white wine from the neighbouring town Jurançon.
Jurançon is an appellation in south west France, near the town of Pau, making both sweet and dry white wines (Jurançon and Jurançon Sec).
The wines have been around since the middle ages, and it is claimed that Jurançon wine has been drunk since the 14th Century, with the best vineyard areas identified and valued by the princes of Béarn and the parliament of Navarre for taxation purposes. This would make it the world's very first appellation, although there have been similar claims made in other parts of Europe!
Local specialities are on the menu and recipes can be tailored to Vegetarian or Vegan requirements. Please enquire.
There are cooking workshops for those of you who wish to learn how to cook the local delicacies.
On a typical day you will be given breakfast, a packed lunch for your outing, along with afternoon tea and cake. Your evening meal is prepared with seasonal, local produce and the wine & beer is included.
Transfers available from the following airports; Pau, Lourdes, Toulouse, Biarritz or Bordeaux.
7 Day rental - Prices start from €550 per person based on 13 people sharing
Weekend rates available on request and please enquire for prices for reduced numbers and self catering breaks.
N.B. Flights NOT included (but can be arranged if requested)
Per person rates based on 13 people - additional fees apply for smaller groups.
Prices may vary depending on transfers from specified airports - additional fees apply for cooking workshops - or additional day trips..
Transfers to and from ski resorts included.
50% deposit up front to secure booking with Visa,Debit Amex, MasterCard or Bank Transfer. Full payment to be made 1 month in advance of travel.
Cancellation and early termination
(1) If the client terminates this contract before the arrival date and doesn’t name a replacement that accepts the same terms, they are responsible for paying the following penalty fees to cover costs, as long as a further rental is not possible:
- up to 49 days before rental period: 10 % of rental price
- up to 35 days before rental period: 30 % of rental price
- up to 21 days before rental period: 60 % of rental price
- up to 14 days before rental period: 90 % of rental price
- Less than 14 days before rental period: 100 % of rental price.
The Advertiser can thereafter let the property to someone else.
The rental property including the furniture and the other contents are to be treated with care. The Tenant is held responsible for the actions of other people, including any guests or visitors they might have, within the house. The Tenant is liable for any damaged goods, damage to the property or damage to anything else re-lated to the property (e.g. boat or car), whether caused by themselves or their accompanying guests or visitors.
(2) Faults that are found before or during the rental period are to be reported to the owner or host immediately.
(3) Animals are allowed with prior consent from the Advertiser.
(4) House rules: the Tenant agrees to follow the house rules. These are provided in the property.
(5) If the Tenant terminates their stay before the departure date for any reason, they are still obliged to pay the full rental price.
(6) Termination must be made in writing. The date of termination is considered to be date the document is received by the Advertiser.
At the end of the rental period the Tenant should leave the property in similar condition to that in which it was found. Any additional cleaning costs incurred will be passed on to the Tenant by the agent.
The rental property is fully equipped and furnished as is let with the following furnishings:
BILLIARD TABLE, TABLE TENNIS, DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS, 2X TV’S, DVD PLAYER, DVDS, XBOX AND GAMES, RADIO, DART BOARD, BOARD GAMES, WASHING MACHINE, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN INCLUDING DISHWASHER,RANGE COOKER, FRIDGE FREEZER,
5 DOUBLE BEDS, 3 SINGLE BEDS, COT, SOFA BED, 2 HAIRDRYERS, TEAK GARDEN FURNITURE, BBQ, SUNLOUNGERS, BASKET BALL, BOULE, TENNIS RAQUETS., 3X CHESTERFIELD SOFAS. Grand Piano, Log burner.
This contract relates to the law of the UK