Quality holiday lets and B&B in private park, pool, glorious views of Pyrénées
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French-Canadian André is a retired diplomat; Ann worked in the travel industry and public affairs. They both have a keen interest in health and well-being which is reflected in their choice of Clos Mirabel and its outstanding location looking over vineyards, out towards the entire chain of the Pyrénées Atlantiques. Ann has a keen interest in psychology; Emily attended French school and finished her secondary education at the international school in Pau.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Owner chose Jurançon
Much travelled Ann and Andre fell in love with Clos Mirabel and its breath-taking views over 13 years ago. They lived in the 18th Century Manor House for 2 years before undertaking a major renovation in 2005 retaining as many of the historical features as possible. The original house at Clos Mirabel was a very simple Béarnaise farmhouse built between 1732 and 1738. A small barn was added a little later. In 1825, the property was purchased by Jean Mirabel, hence the name, Clos Mirabel. At the same time he bought several acres of land that included the vineyard.
What makes this Apartment unique
Set in 15 acres of parkland the Clos Mirabel Estate offers you a chance to relax in a peaceful setting. Clos Mirabel provides a hilltop haven in Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Accommodation where visitors feel refreshed and inspired. Everyone can enjoy the park at their leisure. It offers swings, swimming pool and trampoline for some, exploratory walks for others or simply relaxation in the shade of our oak trees. Admire the magnificent uninterrupted views of the entire chain of the Pyrénées Atlantiques. The large mosaic tiled pool in the Clos Mirabel grounds is available to all guests from May to mid October. Partly solar heated measuring 12×6 meters and with a depth of 1-2 meters, it offers amazing views of the vineyards and Pyrénées. Sun loungers, garden furniture and barbecues are also provided for your relaxation.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A very special place to stay !
The property lived up to all expectations and more. Beautifully clean and well maintained. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful . We opted to have breakfast all week and really enjoyed meeting other guests. Pau is a really lovely city and just a short drive. It was hard to leave - the views from the grounds are simply breathtaking.
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The highlight of our stay in France!!
Great service, amazing location and views. So much to do in the area.
The apartment had everything we needed and we loved relaxing in the grounds and by the pool.
A beautiful place to stay
Generously and stylishly furnished.
Beds were comfortable with good linen
The hosts were charming, you are made v welcome and nothing is too much trouble. We were given info about how to find accommodation for our daughter's time at the University, where to get the best cheese, who was the best ham provider, the most enthusiastic wine grower etc etc!
Make sure you see the kiwi tunnel!
The spiral staircase is not for the faint-hearted and would be unsuitable for the elderly or young.
The views are exceptional.
Go, you'll have a lovely time!!
We loved the location and site of Clos Mirabel. The three-story apartment was comfortable and attractive, and the beds very good. Especially nice is the pool and the setting and visitas of the property. We made day trips easily to Biarritz and area, the Pyrenees, Lourdes, and of course Pau. Area restaurants are good, although the one-star Michelin nearby was the "emulsion-froth" type of cuisine! The owners Ann and Andre and their daughter are very pleasant. I would recommend that they provide written specific instructions for the dishwasher, clotheswasher, BBC on TV, and A-C-- instead of being called on each time that help is needed. And that they run through a check list to ensure beach towels, detergent, or basics are ready and in place. Same for a diary for and by visitors, with local recs added by each in turn, to leave in the apartment. The property was clean and really very lovely-- much better than staying down in Pau! I would go back again!
Clos Mirabel Manor House Apartment
We stayed in this charming Manor House Apartment for a week. The apartment is comfortable, light, well furnished, very clean and there is excellent attention to detail. The hosts Ann and André are very friendly and helpful. They willingly share their local knowledge and make suggestions about regional attractions, eating places and most things you might want to know. The surroundings are beautiful and the mountain views stunning. When we ate in, we took our meals and wine out to the pool surrounds and enjoyed being in such a beautiful place. We certainly recommend Clos Mirabel as a great experience in itself and as a convenient base to explore the fantastic French Pyrenees, together with the wine and cheese trails.
Situated 5 kms from Pau, between ocean and mountains, Clos Mirabel is 1/2 hour from Lourdes, the Pyrénées National Park and less than 1 hour from the French and Spanish ski resorts, the Atlantic Coast with its surfing beaches, sailing and some of the loveliest golf courses in France. Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian are within easy reach as are Bilbao and the Gugenheim, and Santander.
Situated in the heart of the Jurancon vineyards it is ideal for walking and climbing holidays, golf, skiing, wine tasting and gastronomy.. The region is known for its food and wine.
Clos Mirabel is very close to Pau and all it has to offer: its Chateau, Casino, golf courses, race course and show jumping events, its Grand Prix. Pau Pyrénées airport is 20' away with flights to London, Bristol, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Lyon. Lourdes Airport is 30 minutes, Biarritz 1 hour, Toulouse 2 hours.
The property is set in a 15 acre park with stunning mountain views, south facing terraces, lawns and a heated swimming
Other Activities: Within 50 min., Skiing, Mountaineering, Surfing, Sailing, Paragliding, Mountain biking, Canoeing(10 min)