Chalet Hay is in the small French village of Gripp. Gripp is conveniently located only a 10 minute drive away from the Pyrenees largest ski resort La Mongie, 5 minutes away from the amenities of the small town Marie St Campan and only 20 minutes away from the spa town of Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
The Chalet is near La Mongie, within a 10 minute drive of all its local services and amenities that are required to make your holiday complete. This includes bars, restaurants, tourist office, deli, take-aways, supermarket, cash points and various shops.
Chalet Hay is a 4 bedroom, 8 person traditional Pyrenees chalet, comprising of 3 double rooms and a twin room, fully equipped kitchen, dinning area, breakfast bar and lounge. There is a large log burner in the lounge area with a 42″ TV, DVD player, stereo and games.
Chalet Hay was originally built in the mid 1600s and until 30 years ago its main use was a Bergerie or sheep shed!
The Bergerie was converted into its current use as a holiday home in 1978. We fell in love with the Bergerie in February 2007 and enjoyed further modernising it. Original features from the buildings former use are still very present, for example the original beams, the various rocks poking through the walls and the ladder which separates the dining area from the bar area. When the previous owners converted the Bergerie they also found paintings by shepherds on the walls upstairs, copies of which we are hoping to obtain.
The livestock were housed downstairs and the shepherds slept in the hayloft at the upper back half of the grange. The trough the sheep used to drink out of has been retained in the building and is located by the lounge door. This currently serves as a great place to keep wine cool!