Le Grand Chalet

Aspet, Haute-Garonne
Bed & Breakfast


A seductive Pyrenean getaway: both chalet and owner are simply charming, the views spectacular, the food a memorable Franco-Anglo affair

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 3 – 4

The Experience

You don’t have to be sporty to stay here but cyclists come to tackle the famous ‘cols’ as seen in the Tour de France, and other less-challenging routes (Patricia can provide electric bikes and great picnics); walkers head off on memorable day-long trails and come home for a plunge in the pool.

The best sort of knowledgeable host, Patricia lives downstairs and is on hand for a chat and info on everything from caving to cultural sights; ask her too about catering for a special event, or running a workshop: photography, yoga, music, cookery. She loves to cook French classics like Daube and Poulet Chasseur; breakfasts are bakery-fresh with homemade jams, cheese and porridge if you like.

The feel here is very friendly, calm and comfortable. It’s 40 minutes to the nearest skiing at Le Mourtis, an hour and quarter to Toulouse, Blagnac airport.

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We think you'll love

  • Gazing at the magnificent views
  • Lovely, warm, gentle Patricia
  • Setting off to explore the magical Pyrenees
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You should know

  • Stairs to the bedrooms and down to the garden are quite steep
  • You park on the road outside the house
  • There may be some road noise outside at commuter time

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. 7th night is free.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses with wine, €26. Picnics available with 24h notice.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
3 Family rooms for 4
From €80
1 Family room for 3
From €80

Accommodation

Reviews

I adored this place, the setting, the house itself, the bedrooms, the owner and the mountains covered in lush forest beckoning to me, from beyond out every window. I can't wait to return!

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

It's a few minutes walk into the pretty village of Aspet with its summer jazz festival and La Bolée for generous portions of simple food. The surrounding, substantial, Central Pyrenean foothills are criss-crossed with wonderful walking and cycling routes (good enough for the Tour de France); there's also scope for caving and paragliding, horse riding, fishing and skiing. 30-minutes' drive away is hilltop, medieval Saint Bertrand de Comminges too.

Local points of interest from Patricia Ford

  • A beautiful walk into the ancient forest opposite the house, the Gèle, which opens out to spectacular vistas.
  • A short drive will bring you to starting points for walks up Le Cagire (the highest mountain in the immediate area and clearly visible from the house) or Paloumere. Great for picnics and stunning views.
  • The bustling village of Aspet! Market days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays when, after purchasing the freshest of produce and strolling around the insteresting stalls, you can indulge in good coffee at one of the cafés and soak up the buzzy atmosphere.
  • St Bertrand-de-Comminges, the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Europe and les Grottes de Gargas - a great day out!
  • Nip into Spain for tapas! Less than an hour away, the countryside alone is worth the drive.
  • Summer and winter sports to please the whole family, historical and cultural outings, thermal baths, festivals galore!

Introducing

Patricia Ford

Widely-travelled, caring and capable Patricia loves France and the mountains. She embarked on a total change of lifestyle in 2016, upped sticks from the UK and chose this Spanish colonial style chalet B&B as her new venture. She's a keen sportswoman with lots of local summer and winter activity knowledge and runs writing courses and cookery demonstrations. Her dinners mix classic French with the occasional Anglo dish, like sticky toffee pudding.