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Clos Mirabel - Bed & Breakfast in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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276 av des Frères Barthélémy, Jurançon, 64110 Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Aquitaine, France

Ann Kenny & André Péloquin

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+33 (0)5 59 06 32 83 (landline)

+33 (0)6 79 59 04 91(mobile)

Close to the city life of Pau, an elegant, bucolic country house, charming, much-travelled owners, breathtaking views, a pool - fabulous

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Fifteen minutes from city lights, yet surrounded by vineyards. French-Canadian André is a retired diplomat, Ann worked in travel, Emily goes to the village school. They fell in love with Clos Mirabel eleven years ago, now they delightedly welcome guests. The 18th-century manor is flanked by a winery and gatehouse; the interiors are light, airy and restful, their gracious proportions enhanced by Ann's elegant eye. A spiral staircase links the Gustavian apartment's three levels, there's a pool terrace with breathtaking Pyrenean views and breakfast honey comes from André's bees. Outstanding.


Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Garden
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Ann Kenny & André Péloquin:

Local points of interest from
Ann Kenny & André Péloquin:

  • Clos Mirabel is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Magnificent views of vineyards and mountains. Local weekly markets in Jurancon and Pau. The historic city of Pau offers lots to see and do and is a short drive.
  • Wine tasting at the local vineyards, trips to the mountains and coast are all firm favourites. Lourdes is only 30 minutes drive.
  • The Clos Mirabel Estate is a perfect location for a family gathering as it has a number of accommodation options including houses, studios and apartments as well as B&B.
  • The pool and grounds offer something for everyone, fun, adventure or relaxation. Many sporting activities in local area and a great base for walking, cycling and running.
  • Family friendly activities include - The Caves of Betherram, The train de Artouste in the mountains, local lakes with beach, water sports, horse riding.
  • We wel­come pri­vate re­cep­tions and fam­i­ly gather­ings (small wed­d­ings, civ­il part­n­er­ships, com­mu­nions, bap­tisms, and other gather­ings of friends) up to a max­i­mum of 40 guests. We also take bookings for Christmas and New Year.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Our three nights at Clos Mirabel were blissful. The location is stunning: mountainscapes all around and peace which sinks deep into your bones. the house is both beautiful but hugely welcoming. Ann and Andre could not have done more to look after us: trays of tea, restaurant booking, loans of woolly hats for a trip to 9,000 feet, travel advice. Best of all they have a genuine passion for what they do; their hospitality is faultless. We could not believe the feasts offered for breakfast: fruit, yoghurt, local cheeses and hams, artisan breads, more kinds of honey than you knew existed. Go now!"

Heather - Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

August 2017
"The best place we stayed during our holiday. Fascinating area. We had the Master Bedroom - very spacious and comfortable - fabulous views - the breakfast was superb. Can't wait to go back."
May 2015
"A warm welcome awaited us at Clos Mirabel ~ tea on the terrace with the most magnificent view of the Pyrenees imaginable. Ann and Andre are natural hosts who ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible in their beautiful home."
September 2014
"We spent 2 days at Clos Mirabel en route to the Mediterranean coast. We were welcomed by Ann who is the perfect host. We were offered tea on the terrace overlooking the mountains. When the cloud clears what a view! Ann was also a helpful tour guide and gave us information on restaurants. She even booked them for us - both suggestions were excellent. Clos Mirabel is close to Pau and the mountains so there is plenty to do but it was lovely to return and sit in the garden or by the pool and gaze at the spectacular scenery! Our room was comfortable and breakfast was plentiful. A great find!"
June 2014
"We spent several glorious days at Clos Mirabel ,    Jurancon France, in  October 2012.   We were greeted with an incredible view of mountains and vineyards, which was matched  inside by a large warm beautifully furnished home.  Our room was large,  airy,  immaculate, and very pretty.  How could it get any better? It did, as Andre and Anne, our hosts, we're very warm, hospitable, and informative.  They helped us plan our excursions and recommended great local restaurants.  We were also able to have them provide a picnic  and wine in the yard, overlooking the awesome mountain range.   We hope to"
February 2013
"We spent several glorious days at Clos Mirabel ,    Jurancon France, in  October 2012.   We were greeted with an incredible view of mountains and vineyards, which was matched  inside by a large warm beautifully furnished home.  Our room was large,  airy,  immaculate, and very pretty.  How could it get any better? It did, as Andre and Anne, our hosts, we're very warm, hospitable, and informative.  They helped us plan our excursions and recommended great local restaurants.  We were also able to have them provide a picnic  and wine in the yard, overlooking the awesome mountain range.   We hope to"
February 2013
"Other reviewers have extolled and described the virtues of Clos Mirabel with its incomparable views over the Pyrenees. One should perhaps add that having André with his French-Canadian diplomatic background and Ann with her perfect grasp and love of things French means that you feel you really are in France, yet at home, from wherever you come. A gem."
July 2012
"We were welcomed most graciously by Andre and Ann to this most delightful and beautifully restored home. A very welcome beer (in my case) was followed by a lovely meal at a nearby restaurant, recommended by Andre. We were in a bedroom which Ann is quite obviously very proud of, with good reason; elegant furniture and a bed as good as our own (high praise). Wonderful and congratulations to them. We will be back to try the golf!"
October 2010
"We enjoyed a wonderful three days in Ann and Andre’s beautiful home, Clos Mirabel. For us, staying at Clos Mirabel was a holiday within a holiday. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. From the moment of our arrival, Ann and Andre treated us as if we were extended family, always welcoming, never intrusive. Guest accommodation in the main house at Clos Mirabel really is part of the family home and it is impossible not to feel comfortable and relaxed. The rooms are generous, inviting, beautifully furnished and, in our view, exceptional value. Breakfast at Clos Mirabel is also a very special experience and Ann goes to some trouble to ensure that everything on the table is of the finest quality. In addition to beautiful homemade jams and local smoked trout and ham, there are delicious cheeses and organic yoghurts from the surrounding area. These are all served in a charming dining room, through the windows of which can be seen vineyards in the foreground with the Pyrenees as backdrop. We strongly recommend Clos Mirabel to friends, some of who have already visited and left feeling the same as we do! Even from Sydney, Australia, we will be back!"
October 2010
"An absolute delight. A haven of peace. Beautiful house & grounds, fabulous position with open view to Pyrenees. Very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms. Wonderful breakfast. Ann & Andre are attentive and charming hosts. Very highly recommended."
September 2010
"We went here on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have chosen anywhere better for a relaxing and romantic time away. In fact, it was so relaxing, we stayed an extra day! The rooms and property are large, elegant, and immaculate, but it was Ann and André who 'made' our stay here. They put in real effort to making us feel at ease, with plenty of space to relax on our own, and they shared so many small kindnesses that we can't begin to count them all. Some highlights were the homegrown fruit and local specialties that piled the breakfast table, Ann and Andre's engaging conversation, and the stunning view of the Pic du Midi that greeted us every morning from our window shutters. This is quite possibly the best b&b we have ever visited. Our only real advice (besides staying here) is to make sure you have a car - taxis can definitely get you into Pau/Jurancon, but it's enough of a distance that having your own transportation helps a lot. We'd also recommend the nearby two-star Chez Ruffet in Jurancon for a special night out."
September 2010

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Apartment for 4
Price:(i) 119 to205 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available €39 per person per night.

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.

Meals:(i)

Restaurants 3km.

Closed:

Rarely.

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Private park of about 15 acres. Short and long circular walks from the gate; maps available. Pyrenees National Park 40 minutes. Dogs welcome in the apartment.

Dog treats:

Towels for drying, blankets and dog water bowls.

Dog fee:

Dogs €5 per day. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog
Address:

276 av des Frères Barthélémy, Jurançon, 64110 Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 119 to 159 per night
B&B 1 Apartment
Sleeps
4
Details
With kitchen. Can sleep up to two additional guests - €39 per person per night.
Price: (i) 159 to 205 per night

Ann Kenny & André Péloquin

Visit website

+33 (0)5 59 06 32 83 (landline)

+33 (0)6 79 59 04 91(mobile)