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Large villa with pool for group or family cycling holidays in the Pyrenees

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfectly placed for the ultimate cycling holiday

Come for a fantastic holiday with family or friends to this fully-renovated farmhouse in a peaceful, rural location in a pretty, typically-French village. It's the perfect location for a cycling holiday as a group, in couples or for families with children. The local roads are smooth and quiet. The mountain-biking tracks are fun or challenging and, with a huge range of Tour de France mountains a ride (or short drive) away, there is something for all levels of cyclist or non cyclists alike.... Even if only a few of you are going to be cycling, everybody else can enjoy the great facilities at the house, the swimming pool, the huge garden and the masses of other activities nearby to have a brilliant holiday....

The house has 5 spacious bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, one with a spa bath. Four bedrooms are upstairs and one downstairs. They all come with sheets and towels plus tea and coffee making facilities. Two of the rooms also have balconies.

The villa has a huge living room (with British & French satellite TV and a piano), a games room (with pool table, darts, table-football, dvds, games, books and a wii console), a very large kitchen-diner, gym and bike storeroom. There is also wifi internet access.

Outside is a swimming pool, covered eating area with two barbecues, sun terrace and courtyard, as well as large grassy areas and swings for children.

During your holiday you can remain completely self-catered using the main kitchen-diner plus two smaller kitchenettes, or choose some of the many catered meal options that are available - picnics, evening buffets or even a celebration banquet... There is of course a range of excellent local restaurants to chose from too.

The house is on the edge of the Hautes-Pyrenean village of Galan and is within 5 minutes walking distance of a restaurant, bakery, grocer's shop/newsagent, pharmacy, delicatessen, bar/café, hairdresser's and post-office.

The surrounding region has masses to offer for full- or half-day visits - tree-climbing, a mountain luge, animal parks, water parks, caves, castles, museums, spa-towns and vineyards (to name but a few).

Galan is 1 hour's drive from numerous ski stations in the winter (for down-hill or cross country skiing, plus dog-sledging or raquette-walking).

In the summer our local lanes and the iconic Pyrenean mountains are perfect for cyclists and walkers alike. The villa is owned by a British Cycling coach who can provide guided cycling trips, coaching sessions or simply lots of advice on the best places to ride.

Some favourite nearby towns and villages include Arreau, Argeles-Gazost, Bagnère de Luchon, Lourdes and Tarbes. With the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts both just a 2 hour drive away, you will also be well-placed for day trips to the beach, whilst being able to stay in a rural location in a very unspoiled part of France.

The villa is 45 minutes from Tarbes-Lourdes, an hour from Pau, 1.5hour's drive from Toulouse and 2 hours from Biarritz & Carcassonne airports - so plenty of choice for flights. By train you are 15 minutes from Lannemezan station. If coming by car, the ferries into the north of Spain, or the relatively easy drive through the length of France, are also popular options.

More Details

Sarah HALL
Member since: 2016
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Sarah HALL

We are Sarah and Steve plus our three children Aidan, Amélie and Callum, who moved out to France in 2005 to spend our lives living and cycling in this beautiful area. We spent two years renovating the house, parts of which date back to the 16th century.

We have converted the main part of the house into the great villa that you will be staying in. Our own home is attached to the property so, although our accommodation is completely separate, we are on-hand for any advice or help that you may need.

Steve is a Level 3 British Cycling coach and is a real specialist in the mountains - finishing in the top 1% of riders in the Etape three times. He has masses of advice and experience cycling in this region and can be available to help you in any way you need.

Sarah HALL purchased this villa in 2005

What makes this villa unique

A truly cycling-specific and friendly house. Perfect for groups of friends or families.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Galan, France

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any breakages or damages are replaced/fixed or paid for before departure otherwise the deposit + any extra costs will be forfeited.
  • If there are any problems or concerns during your stay, please notify us immediately by phone call/text on the numbers provided so we can rectify them
  • The house must be left tidy, furniture as you found it, dishwasher emptied and all rubbish and recycling removed before your departure.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Large villa with pool for group or family cycling holidays in the Pyrenees
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We booked as a group of nine and there was so much space. This is a really well equipped house with so many extra touches to make your stay even more fun.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sarah, so glad you all had a good time and liked the house!
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un bon séjour il nous semble juste que des grands plats supplémentaires seraient nécessaires sinon aucunes autres remarques particulières tout était parfait .Nous reviendrons certainement

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos remarques et nous sommes très content que votre séjour était bien passé. Nous avons hésité de mettre les assiettes plus grands parce-que elles ne rentrent pas dans le machine lave-vaisselle! On va mettre quelques uns pour le futur quand même...
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  • 5 of 5

La casa es muy amplia. Teníamos camas para todos y la amplitud espectacular.

Lo hemos pasado divino.

Nos ha llovido algunos días pero en la casa estás entretenido con juegos, charlas, risas.

En fin una semana estupenda para repetir.

Los dueños si los necesitas te ayudan en todo. Pero te dejan todo la intimidad necesaria.

Para repetir.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias. Estamos contentos de que hayas disfrutado la casa y la hayan pasado bien juntos. Fue un placer tenerte para quedarte. ¡Feliz año nuevo! Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed the house and had a good time altogether. it was a pleasure having you to stay. happy new year!
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Super house with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Very nice villa in a small quite town.

House has everything and games room is fantastic for kids. Town is well situated to explore the country side an tourist attractions like Lourdes and prehistoric caves.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour à Galan

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions 4 mamans avec 11 enfants et nous avons passé un super séjour dans cette très grande maison où tout est pensé pour le plaisir des enfants et du coup des mamans!(piscine, salle de jeux, billard, babyfoot, magnifique jardin, jeux extérieurs...)

Les chambres sont très confortables avec chacune sa salle de bain et wc.

Les espaces communs sont assez spacieux pour pas se marcher dessus.

Très apprécié aussi le linge de maison fourni (draps et serviettes de toilettes) et lits faits à notre arrivée.

Juste à améliorer l'équipement de la cuisine pour ceux qui désirent cuisiner.

Accueil très agréable et merci pour la disponibilité.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, vos remarques sont très gentils. Pour la cuisine, nous avons maintenant ajouter un lave vaiselle et beaucoup plus de poêles, casseroles et saladiers etc.
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
337 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Les Arcades, Galan
Nearest Ski
61 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
203 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This is a beautiful, unspoiled corner of South-West France. You can enjoy a typically French holiday with excellent local wines, cheese and specialities. There is a great range of local restaurants to choose from and large supermarkets are only fifteen minutes away.

The vast range of places to visit include World Heritage sites such as Gavarnie, the high mountains made famous by the Tour de France, such as the Tourmalet and Aubisque, and the space and aeronautics world that is based in Toulouse.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Galan, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit C$386.19
Stay tax C$0.77 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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