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Chateau Mont Joly B&B: "La Tour" (near Pau)

Private room in castle hosted by Claudia
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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An elegant 19th century chateau, set in its own vineyards and beautifully restored by its English owners. Its breathtaking views over the Pyrenees, along with extensive 11 hectares of gardens, woodland and vineyards make for a perfect escape. Come and share our slice of heaven!
Covid 19 update (Spring 2021) We are temporarily closing bookings for this summer awaiting advice. You may send an inquiry to be added to our priority list as soon as booking reopens.

The space
We came to this part of the Pyrenees on holiday in July 2008, and never went back to London. There is a magical quality of relaxation, escape, nature and joy about Mont Joly that enchants and makes one never want to leave. After years of entertaining family and friends, we love sharing this experience with others.

While providing total peace and privacy, Chateau Mont Joly is only 15 minutes from the historic city of Pau.

We offer four double bedrooms, with unique features, top quality beds and stunning mountain views.

"La Tour" has a superking Tempur mattress, seating area, a private anteroom and bathroom.

For larger groups and additional rooms, please look for our other listings: "Les Vignes" for couples or families, "Four Poster" suite, and "Les Oiseaux" suite.

Guest access
There is ample room for everyone, both inside and out. There are numerous places in the grounds for sports (football, badminton, boules etc.) or to find a secluded spot by the pool, campfire or in the zen garden. The premises even include a tree platform for a picnic in the canopy. Evenings are magical, enjoying an aperitif up on the tower, stargazing, or eating out with the fairylit chateau as your backdrop.

Guests are welcome to use all outside space including the pool, covered terrace and all seating areas, campfire, gazebo and tree house. We observe a 'sieste' for the comfort of all, so ask that the pool is not used between 12 and 2 PM. The meditation/yoga room is available on request. A selection of bikes (both adult and child) are at guests' disposal for rides or to visit local vineyards. We have an extensive array of toys, books (in English and French), pool toys and games for children and adults of all ages, which we request are enjoyed with care. Baby equipment is available on request.

We kindly ask that these shared spaces are left in the condition you found them and any problems are reported to us at once.

Other things to note
Please note that Mont Joly is strictly non-smoking.

All linen and pool towels are provided. Use of the pool and our estate is at your own risk, please supervise non swimmers and young children at all times.

Pets - due to our own animals we are sorry not to allow four footed guests. Our 2 cats live in outbuildings and our dogs mainly stay outside but have access to the hall.

We aim to offer a unique and authentic experience and are proud not to be a hotel. For this reason, we like to have an email exchange with our guests prior to arrival and do not have instant booking.
An elegant 19th century chateau, set in its own vineyards and beautifully restored by its English owners. Its breathtaking views over the Pyrenees, along with extensive 11 hectares of gardens, woodland and vineyards make for a perfect escape. Come and share our slice of heaven!
Covid 19 update (Spring 2021) We are temporarily closing bookings for this summer awaiting advice. You may send an inquiry to be adde…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Gym
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Pool
Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Hair dryer
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Pau, Aquitaine, France

Mont Joly is ideally situated in peaceful countryside yet only 15 minutes drive from Pau with its historic castle, parks, museums and many restaurants and shops.

Hosted by Claudia

Joined in September 2015
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We moved from London to the French Pyrenees in 2008 with our 3 children under 10 yrs old to create a more harmonious life as a family. After 4 years of renovation and integrating ourselves into French rural life, we both retrained as coaches, my husband in corporate and leadership sectors, and myself for individuals. We also offer tailormade retreats for groups of up to 6 people at Mont Joly. We thrive on creating and maintaining our slice of heaven, through gardening, growing our own produce, wood sculpting, yoga and meditation and lots of family activities such as hiking in the mountains, enjoying the Atlantic surf, rafting and camping. We started doing Airbnb in July 2016 after years of entertaining family and friends. Mont Joly is made to be shared. The feedback reassures us that we have created what we set out to do - a haven of peace and beauty to restore and replenish our guests and leave them wanting to come back!
We moved from London to the French Pyrenees in 2008 with our 3 children under 10 yrs old to create a more harmonious life as a family. After 4 years of renovation and integrating o…
During your stay
We serve you a healthy breakfast with homemade produce and eggs and are on hand to help plan your day if needed. There is a selection of local walk books and a 'to do' guide including restaurant recommendations. We enjoy sharing our home but respect guests' privacy and need for relaxation and request that they respect ours, too.
We serve you a healthy breakfast with homemade produce and eggs and are on hand to help plan your day if needed. There is a selection of local walk books and a 'to do' guide inclu…
Claudia is a Superhost
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  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Español
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
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