3 bedrooms, Private Garden, Mountain views, access to shared pool
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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 House 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 House 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Peace and tranquility. Super for family holiday.
We stayed in the gatehouse for a week with our 2 children 3 and 1 year old. The one level house is ideal for small children with plenty of space for them to play in the private garden. The location is ideal, only a stroll away from the pool, trampoline and swings, set amongst century old trees.
We were very nicely welcomed by Heather and her family. We had dinner at the manor house one evening, and it was superb. The children played with the bunny rabbit whilst we ate lovely food and enjoyed the breathtaking view on the Pyrenees.
Overall an amazing place to take the time to relax and enjoy;
A Fantastic Oasis!! A must visit
We had booked The Gatehouse for a whole month to share with family/friends for a special holiday.We were not disappointed our stay at Clos Mirabel AMAZING!! The beauty and charisma of the whole estate is breath taking! Ann & Andre very welcoming and always happy to help.Ann went far beyond role of host going off in car to collect my stranded husband on a broken cycle! Ann you are a star thank you.A special thank you to Xavier who when we needed a dr,made the calls,translated for us to the dr & Ambulance crew! Also the next day popping in to see how the patient was!!! We felt part of Clos Mirabel's special extended family!
The Gatehouse very well stocked kitchen so lovely to have extra cutlery/glasses/plates etc! We had booked a welcome platter what a feast!The garden around The Gatehouse so spacious! Ideal for relaxing in the shade or sun!& for Al Fresco BBQ's! We had the delight of bats appearing each night and a Red Squirrel & lovely Owl!!! Sunsets to revel in and the mountain fresh air so refreshing.After a trip out the pool a real welcome relief! So refreshing and the views outstanding fron the pool terrace! Pau so close to go too for amazing meals,the Chateau,the buildings & ambiance!!!
Clos Mirabel,Ann & Andre made our special holiday unique and one we shall treasure.
Jerry & Jules
Beautiful setting, super accomodation, great hosts
We stayed at the Gatehouse last May when we came to visit my youngest son who was at University in Pau. The accomodation was spacious - plenty of room for my two grown-up sons, my husband, myself, and my son's girlfriend. The large garden was perfect and we spent a lot of time sitting in the garden and eating outside. The outdoor pool which is just outside the main house has stunning views over the valley, vineyards and the Pyranees. I was lovely to spend time there with a bottle of wine in the evening and it was warm enough to swim almost every day of our week's holiday. Ann and Andre were terrific hosts and we were made to feel very welcome. We certainly want to come back and hopefully bring our grandchildren, I know they would love it. A beautiful area, lots to do and see - highly recommended.
beautiful and comfortable
Begin juli hebben wij (klein gezin met een dochter van vier) een week doorgebracht in "the gatehouse" van Clos Mirabel. Het was er heerlijk en rustig. Er zit een grote tuin bij het gatehouse en het hele terrein is echt prachtig. Voor kleine kinderen zijn er schommels en is er een trampoline. Het uitzicht vanaf de tuin voor het grote huis en het zwembad is geweldig. Ann and André zijn heel aardig, gastvrij, behulpzaam en zeker niet opdringerig. The gatehouse is comfortabel en van ale gemakken voorzien. En belangrijk: je kunt het er vrij koel houden, ook als het buiten heet is. Kortom: dit huis is van harte aan te bevelen!!!
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)