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Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Nestled in the small and unspoilt picturesque village of Barèges is Harrsica a four bedroom self-catering apartment that comfortably accommodates 8 guests. The apartment (80 square metres) can accommodate a range of guests from 2 families to a large group of friends. With all new furniture, kitchen equipment and decor, you'll find a high quality stay in a perfect location, a mere 3 minute walk to the Thermal spa, less than 5 minutes walk from the supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants, with the ski bus stop right outside and a green ski run that brings you right back to the door when conditions permit
Superbly situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees region in southwest France, Barèges (alt. 1250m) is linked with the resort of La Mongie, which together culminate to create 'Le Doumaine de Tourmalet' the largest and widely regarded to be the best ski location in the French Pyrenees.
The ideal location is irrefutable, throughout most of the ski season it is possible to ski back down to the village and to the door of Harrsica and for those with wearier legs the ski-bus stops directly opposite, making it perfect for all ages and abilities.
However, Barèges is not just the perfect winter ski treat – it's the ideal spot for a summer holiday too. Located on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park and close to the famous pilgrimage town of Lourdes the area has plenty to offer all year round. Most spectacularly it is located on the prestigious Tour de France route and the balcony of Harrsica provides a unique vantage point from which to watch all the action go by.
For those who still have energy to burn or children to tire there is plenty on offer in and around the village, including paragliding, walking, cycling, canyoning/caving, mountain climbing, mountain biking and more. Other activities only a short car ride away include white water rafting, horse riding, trout fishing, golf and an acrobatic “Tarzan” park. There is truly something for everyone with animal parks, zoos, aquariums and wonderful lakes for picnics. A notable highlight is the world famous Pic de Midi Observatory with superb mountain views, situated at a mesmerising 2877m, and accessible by cable car.
If sampling the before mentioned activities, or just reading about them, leaves you in need for some relaxation fear not Barèges also has this covered. The village itself has two Thermal Spas, one of which is newly refurbished and just five minutes from Harrsica. Barèges also boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool (open July & August), a climbing wall, a squash court, a cinema, a number of children's play areas and a multi-purpose astro-turf court. The local butcher and baker also make famous French style dining achievable and the nearby mini-mart makes self-catering a breeze, but for those who want to place the cooking into someone else's hands there is also a selection of bars and restaurants specialising in local cuisine available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lourdes 50 km, Nearest railway: Lourdes 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with bath/shower)
2 twin bedrooms with bunk beds, one adjoining the en-suite bathroom from the other side, ideal for a family
Additional separate WC
2 sofas with TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs
Balcony overlooking the river with spectacular views (particularly of the Tour de France as it passes by)
Kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave
Utility room with washing machine
Bedding and towels are available on request
A selection of games
Stereo/radio with a selection of CDs
2 ski lockers
2 car parking spaces
Easy access for the disabled and pushchairs
High chair and travel cot
|Further details outdoors|
While the apartment is on the 3rd floor, giving a nice view, access to the property at the rear is also on this level so there are no stairs to climb. There are 2 parking spaces and 2 ski lockers that belong to the apartment.
Harrsica is available all year round.
Bookings are taken Saturday to Saturday however please contact us if you need to talk about alternative dates.
In July and August there is a local public outdoor swimming pool available for use.
We have a local agent who is English speaking and will be available if necessary. Linen is provided at a small charge for laundering it and if the apartment requires cleaning after your stay, that will also be chargeable.
About this location
The Midi-Pyrénées region
Superbly situated in the Hautes-Pyrenees region in southwest France, Barèges (alt. 1250m) is linked with the resort of La Mongie, which together culminate to create ‘Le Doumaine de Tourmalet’ the largest and widely regarded to be the best ski location in the French Pyrenees.
Acrobranche Après Ski Bungee Jumping Canyoning Cycling Fishing Go-karting Golf Horse Riding Ice Climbing Motor Sport Mountain Biking Paragliding Photography Skiing Snowboarding Snowshoeing Swimming Walking White Water Rafting
Local Towns and Villages.....
Argeles-Gazost Bagneres-de-Bigore Barèges Cauterets Gavarnie-Gedre Hautacam La Mongie Lourdes Luz Ardiden Luz St Sauveur Pau
Animal Parks, Zoos & Aquariums Botanical Gardens Caves & Caverns Churches & Abbeys Funiculars & Cable Cars Guided Tours Historical Buildings Mountains Museums National Parks Observatories Thermal Spas Wildlife
RESORT HEIGHT: 1250m (4100 ft)
HIGHEST SKIING: 2450m (8040 ft) pisted. Off piste from the Pic du Midi observatory 2872m.
NUMBER OF PISTES: 69 ( 23 GREEN, 21 BLUE, 20 RED, 5 BLACK)
TOTAL PISTED RUNS: 125 kms
NUMBER OF LIFTS: 40
LONGEST RUN: 13 kms (GREEN)
SNOW MAKING: 172 snow cannons providing total cover from La Mongie to La Laquette.
MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS: 7
Ski back to village via green, blue, red and black pistes.
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11 Feb 2014
"Bang on in Bareges"
The aprtment was found exactly as it shown in the pictures. Place was very clean and well equiped and extremely comfortable. Was in a party of six adults and even the bunk beds were manageable. Flat a… More
11 Feb 2014
"Great ski getaway - ideal to go with friends or families"
Only 45mins from Lourdes airport. Good sized apartment with all amenities in a good position for town with a short walk to ski bus. Friendly town.… More
6 Aug 2013
"Skiing at Easter with friends, sunshine and lots of snow!"
what a lovely apartment with lots of space, comfy beds and living areas, easy access and full of light. the town is so easy to get around and has a fabulous spa for relaxing after a busy day up the m… More
14 May 2013
"Powder skiing in April, a relaxing spa plus an excellently located apartment"
This was the first time I came skiing with my grandchildren (4&6) and the conditions were perfect for them. Not only was there plenty of snow (3-4 metres) but the ski school and the nursery slopes wer… More
2 Aug 2012
"This place is great, with minor exceptions."
Bring your own towel or they'll charge you handsomely for it. They are not included in your stay, gotta rent them. Never heard of this before, seems silly and punitive. The shower in the far bath… More
Linen and towels are chargeable, it is true - it used to be included but had to move to be in line with the french market, where it is standard. We are working on the shower leak in the bath with the builders - it is possible to put the shower guard in such a way that it doesn't leak but it isn't obvious how to do that, I agree.
2 Aug 2012
"Modern, spacious condo in a great town"
My husband and I shared this condo with a few friends and loved it. It would also be great for a family. It has everything that you need - nice kitchen, large dining table, TV, multiple bathrooms/sh… More
26 Jun 2012
"Lovely apartment, perfectly appointed for the major cycling climbs"
We rented Harrsica for a week in June for a cycling holiday and had a brilliant stay. The apartment was excellent; spacious, airy, very comfortable and comes with all the utensils and white goods you … More
14 May 2012
"Spacious, warm and convenient for the slopes"
My wife and I took our 2 children (6 and "almost 4") for their first taste of ski-ing this year with friends and had a great time staying here. The appartment is spacious, warm and convenien… More
15 Feb 2012
"Already planning a return visit in January 2013"
Knowing Wendy and Stuart as we do, we knew that things would run smoothly and that the apartment would be very comfortable, cosy with lots of hot water for baths and showers after a hard day on the sl… More
2 Nov 2011
"Skiing gem in the French Pyrenees"
Last March I stayed here when it was just brand new and it was fabulous. The snow was great and we could ski back to the apartment – with the added bonus that we had spa visits included in our passe… More
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