Villa Cecilia, Apartment 7
About the home
Lovely, bright, spacious, comfortable and fully equipped apartment for rent, central location, south-facing balcony, view of mountains, very peaceful. Just three minute walk from thermal baths/cures/ spa, five minutes from shops, restaurants and cinema and next to park with tennis, golf and swimming. Lots of activities in Luchon including, downhill and cross country skiing and snow shoeing in winter - the apartment is a 5 minute walk to the ski lift that goes directly to Superbagneres ski station. It is also possible to drive to Peyregudes which is about 15 minutes away by car. A bus also transports skiers from the centre of Luchon to Peyragudes Ski Resort. In summer there are numerous sports and activities including fishing, rock climbing, gorge walking, horse riding, bird watching and water sports, plus walking, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, paragliding in summer. The apartment price includes all bedding, towels and cleaning.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The apartment is in a former private house and is spacious, sunny and very comfortable with great views and very central but also peaceful. It has high ceilings and two sets of floor to ceiling windows leading out to the south-facing balcony. It is fully equipped with comfortable sofas and a small dining area and kitchen with breakfast bar.The price is for the apartment per week and includes all bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and cleaning. Prices vary depending on season and there is a reduction for long stays.
Further details outdoors:
There is ample free parking 50 yards from the apartment. The apartment is located next door to the park with tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, nine hole golf course and casino. Just a three minute walk to the famous thermal baths and spa and five minutes walk from lots of shops and restaurants and the ski lift which also opens in July and August for walkers and bikers. Superbagneres ski resort is accessed from the ski lift in the centre of town or is a 15 minute drive away as is the larger resort of Peyragudes, also serviced by bus from Luchon. Baqueira ski resort in Spain is around an hour's drive away and Luchon is under an hour's drive from the Spanish border. There are events in Luchon throughout the year including the Tour de France in July, the flower festival, the film festival and ice skating in winter plus a daily market and lots of health treatments and cures in the thermes all year round (except November). The town of Luchon has all facilities.
The price is for the apartment per week and includes all bed linen, towels, heating, electricity and cleaning.
Prices vary depending on season.
We live locally and are happy to help out or provide further information. There is a file of information provided in the apartment about all activities and facilities available in Luchon. We are happy to provide a cot and high chair.
The Midi-Pyrenees / Haute-Garonne region
The Haute-Garonne department is one of the eight departments of the Midi-Pyrenees region in the south west of France and is home to both the bustling metropolis of Toulouse and a rural backdrop of undulating hills and valleys. It is a department of varied landscapes from lush plains to the soaring peaks of the Pyrenees and of history and great architecture including some of the towns classed amongst the most beautiful in France. Particularly sought after is the lovely spa town of Luchon with its attached ski resort.
In summer the Luchon valley is an accessible paradise for walkers, cyclists and climbers who come to enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled landscape. The walking and cycle route are also marked with hoof prints as the many stables in the region take guided horse rides up into the mountains for spectacular rides. In winter, the Pyrenees are blanketed in snow, and the walkers, bikers and climbers are replaced by skiers and walkers with raquettes (snow shoes) or families with sledges.
The Bagneres de Luchon / Allees des Bains area
Bagnères de Luchon is an ancient, elegant spa town and ski resort with grand houses and hotels testifying to its illustrious past when the who’s who of Europe descended to take the waters including Flaubert, Bismarck and Mata Hari. The spa was built in 1848 on the site of the old Roman baths. Today the waters are reputed to help rheumatism and ear, nose and throat problems. In spring, summer and autumn health seekers and holiday makers come to Luchon for the waters and mountains. In the winter it is the turn of the skiers and winter sports fans.
Known as “the Queen of the Pyrenees”, the centre of Luchon is a little slice of Paris. The busy, tree-lined, boulevard Allées d’Etigny, has rows of restaurants and street cafes, boulangèries and chocolateries with the accompanying enticing aromas of coffee, wine and food. The town is full of flowers, fountains and gardens and well equipped with shops; and you can buy pretty much anything you need in the town itself. Luchon also produces 30 million bottles per year of its own mineral water which has been classified since 1990 and is said to be particularly therapeutic and refreshing.
Luchon offers you the chance to enjoy a great days skiing at its ski station of Superbagnères, (accessed by cable car from the town centre or by car) followed by the ultimate indulgence of a relaxing spa treatment to ease those tired muscles. Other sports available in the area include paragliding, walking, golf, pony trekking and fishing. All surrounded by some of France's prettiest scenery and soaring snowy peaks making one of the most dramatic backdrops you could hope to find. Plus, of course, Spain is only 10 km down the road.
How to get there
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Bagneres de Luchon is easily accessible. Toulouse is just under a two hour drive away. Toulouse airport is serviced by all the major airlines including BA, KLM, Lufthansa, Easyjet, British Midland and Air France. There are lots of car hire operators at the airport. To drive to Luchon, take the A64 from Toulouse towards Pau and then take junction 17 towards Bagneres de Luchon and Lerida. There is also a train from Toulouse to Luchon stopping at Montrejeau. Ryanair flies into Tarbes where there is also a train service to Luchon and Cityjet fly to Pau.
Activities near Bagneres de Luchon
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
01 Apr 2013
We stayed in Apartment 7, Villa Cecilia recently and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The location of the apartment on a tree lined boulevard is perfect for a relaxed stay yet it is within a few minutes walk of the elegant centre of Luchon itself with it's myriad of shops, cafes, restaurants, boulangeries, cinema and of course the thermal baths and spa.
The apartment itself has a smashing south facing balcony where we were able to sit and enjoy the spring sunshine and views of the nearby mountains.
Apartment 7 is well equipped with everything you might need during your stay including additional items such as a supply of tea/coffee and soaps.
There are some lovely little touches to the apartment such as art work and even a pair of vintage skis!
Overall, we found the apartment extremely clean and comfortable and more than adequate for our needs.
In addition, we found the owner Nadia, very helpful from the outset. Communication was prompt and nothing was too much trouble.
We were so impressed we will be back for another stay in a couple of weeks time!
14 Mar 2013
My wife and I had the good fortune to stay at this wonderful apartment, in its period villa, for a mini ski break.
It's in a great location, being just a short walk from the ski lifts, restaurants and bars, yet situated on a peaceful and tranquil avenue.
The apartment itself is very elegant. It is spacious, light, tastefully decorated and extremely well furnished and equipped. Quite simply, it is without fault.
The immediate ski area is perfect and would be ideal for families with small children, as the slopes were wide, beautifully groomed and sparsely populated. Wonderful!
Our break was great fun and very good value for money. In short, it was perfect!
We can't wait to return!
02 Nov 2012
My husband and I (64 & 54) have just returned from a stay in this apartment and we have
have had the most wonderful time.
The location, next to the park and spa, so close to restaurants and bars, while very convenient, feels so tranquil. The apartment is just as nice as it looks on the website.
Clean and bright and to sit and have breakfast looking out over the mountains is a great way to start each day. We both love to run, cycle and walk we could come back here for another ten visits and not walk all the trails and paths.
We would recommended this apartment and the friendly way in which our reservation
was confirmed made booking very simple. We look forward to returning.
PS love the big fluffy towels.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Very high season||10 Feb 12||16 Mar 12||£ 378||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||7 Apr 12||28 Apr 12||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||28 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn season||1 Sep 12||16 Dec 12||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||16 Dec 12||13 Jan 13||£ 331||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||13 Jan 13||3 Feb 13||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Very high season||3 Feb 13||16 Mar 13||£ 378||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||16 Mar 13||24 Mar 13||£ 331||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||24 Mar 13||30 Jun 13||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||30 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||8 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 357||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 14||2 Feb 14||£ 263||-||-||1 Week|
|Very high season||2 Feb 14||16 Mar 14||£ 378||-||-||1 Week|
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