Myself and my 2 sons, aged 13 and 10 spent the most amazing week staying at L'Ancienne Poste for a family activity holiday. The only bad thing was we had to come home. The boys are still moaning about coming home as in their words ' this was the best holiday ever'. For me what made it so good was that all the responsibility of home life was taken away from me and I was able to enjoy time with my sons and experience activities we would not get the chance to in SE London! I didn't have to worry about what to cook and how to arrange activities as these were all done for me. James the host made it clear from the start that all we had to do was to ask, about anything. Any queries regarding the activities, food or the accommodation he was always around. His staff were also always and around and such a high quality. The atmosphere in the Chalet was so relaxing that we immediately felt at home and settled in. Made extra special in that Leike not only did her job in cleaning and serving us food (and drink) but she joined in with the children. In fact my sons favourite bit of the holiday was the impromptu disco on the last night in which her dancing was excellent! The activities were well suited to the boys ages and really did push us to challenge our limits. They were well organised with excellent guides who catered for the needs of the party. The holiday was also made special as we shared it with other groups. Although we didn't know each other before hand the relaxed atmosphere made socialising easy. (also the constant flowing wine in the evening helped!). The boys made friends with the other children (2 girls) in the group and it was great to see them all encourage one another on the activities and then just have fun in the evenings together. I would highly recommend this holiday destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to l'Ancienne Poste AvajanLocated in the tranquil village of Avajan and the stunning Louron Valley of the Pyrenees, you will find our lovingly restored old village post lodge. The perfect base from which to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities immediately available in the surrounding peaks and valleys.Our concept at l’Ancienne Poste is very simple; we organise tailor made holidays to suit you and your needs so you can do as much or as little as you like whilst staying in our beautifully restored, luxurious lodge.All your requirements will be taken care of by James Dealtry, your British host and French-qualified mountain guide and ski instructor, who will organise every last detail of your entire stay leaving you to just simply relax and enjoy your Pyrenean adventure. ... more less