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Stunning Maison de Maitre with swimming pool and private courtyard

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

4- 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms

Le Mirail is a traditional gascon 5 bedroom Maison de Maitre with many original features but renovated by the present owners. The house has a stunning entrance hallway, 2 sitting rooms, wonderful fully provided family kitchen with large open fireplace, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. All main rooms are double aspect with large bright windows. The house is first and foremost a family home with owners having lived full time here for 10 years.

The cottage (only rented with the main house) dates from the mid 1700’s and forms part of a lovely traditional courtyard which includes a stunning Pigonnier. The cottage is laid out over 2 floors and on the first floor includes an impressive entrance hall, beautiful kitchen/sitting room, and utility area. Whilst on the first floor are 2 bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The cottage is traditionally furnished and offers bright spacious accommodation and a wealth of original features.

Le Mirail extends to 8 acres of lovely gardens and grounds which you are free to explore. Tables and chairs are readily available around the garden. There are stunning views in all directions of the surrounding countryside. In 2016 a new 12m swimming pool was built in a beautiful private setting close to the property.

More Details

Hamish & Emma Spencer-Nairn
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Beaumont in Gers

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathrooms are all installed within the last 6 years.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Double Bed
  • Please ask if you need an additional single bed or cot in the bedrooms. They are all large rooms, so there is plenty of space! We can easily add another bed or a cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a guardian couple who live discreetly on site in a separate apartment. They are able to help with recommendations in the local area, baby sitting, cleaning and catering/bbq's. (Further information on request)


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Stunning Maison de Maitre with swimming pool and private courtyard
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Au Mirail - charming gite in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful, relaxing fortnight in Au Mirail with our two young sons. The wonderful old gite has a rustic charm, with thick stone walls, exposed beams and shutters. The simple but elegant bedrooms are huge, with comfy beds and crisp, cotton bed linen. It had everything we needed (apart from a dishwasher - our oversight, we hadn't spotted it on the original booking!), beautiful gardens, various seating areas and pool. The main house is stunning. It's in a very secluded, peaceful setting but within easy reach of so many pretty market towns and places of interest within less than an hour (a fair few less than 20 minutes away). We were lucky enough to be there for Tempo Latino in the local town of Vic, and the annual jazz festival in Marciac. We visited castles, abbeys, markets, water parks plus a day trip to Bordeaux, which was less than 2 hours in the car. We had a fabulous time, and would thoroughly recommend Au Mirail.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location to experience the gentle calm of the region. Comfortable accommodation of simple rustic charm. Hamish and Emma made me very welcome and were always very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such kind comments. We really enjoyed meeting you Andy and really pleased you enjoyed yourself!
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A wonderfully relaxing time in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Le Mirail and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even managing to relax (which is saying something when travelling with a 9 week old baby!). The gite is set in the grounds of the main house where the Spencer-Nairn family live. It was great to see their friendly faces around and get lots of tips of towns to visit and places to eat & drink.

There is plenty of space and the views from the gite and by the pool are beautiful. The gite itself is very spacious and comfortable and whilst suiting us very well it would also be perfect for a larger family or two couples.

All in all we would thoroughly recommend Le Mirail and we would love to go back to the both the gite and the area again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what a gite should be

  • 5 of 5

Just what a gite should be. Tasteful but low key rooms, old beams, wonderful views.Our own courtyard to eat out in. Well positioned for visiting the northern Gers and walking distance from a Plus Beau Village, and most of all, Emma and Hamish made wonderful hosts , never intrusive but always helpful and with advice and help whenever we needed it. We couldn't ask for more. Jill and Tony, Oxford , UK

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill and Tony, Thanks so much for the review......it was so lovely having you here and hopefully we can welcome you back soon. I hope you don't think about us too much whilst you're on the M25!! Hamish, Emma, Tatiana and Daisy
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Charming, cosy gite

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Le Mirail for six weeks in April and May 2015. The gite was cosy, charming, rustic and peaceful. The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful and well positioned for exploring the southwest. Hammish and Emma were hospitable and helpful. I will definitely recommend it to friends and hopefully return one day.

Brenda Vancouver Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda Many thanks and it was a pleasure to meet you and have you to stay! Have a great rest of trip and have a safe trip home. Kind regards. Hamish, Emma, Tatiana and Daisy. pS Thank you for leaving the gite so spotless!
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A wonderful three weeks at la Mirail!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful three weeks at La Mirail. Hamish and Emma are welcoming and friendly hosts. The accommodation is of a very high standard. We spent many evenings enjoying a glass of wine sitting in the garden followed by a local walk. There is a lot to do nearby, lots of hill top towns and weekly markets. Pau and Toulouse are within an hour and a half. The countryside is beautiful with abundant vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The roads are a joy to drive as they are so quiet. We'll be returning! Thank you Hamish and Emma.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Toulouse and Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Atlantic Coast with stunning beaches
Car: necessary

Le Mirail is located in the heart of Gascony, the historic name of the Gers (32) department. This beautiful area of rural South West France is famous for its foie gras, stunning scenery, Armagnac and relaxed pace of life.

Condom and the surrounding villages, including Fources, Montreal and Larresingle, have a wide variety of restaurants offering wonderfully hearty Gascon food.There is a wealth of activities to undertake including walking (the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella passes within 1 km of the property) boat trips, cycling, golf, horse riding, tennis, browsing antique shops, gliding and swimming.

Despite the stunning peaceful nature of the Gers the area is well served with flights to and from the UK via Toulouse, Bordeaux and Pau.

In addition the TGV runs to Agen, which 45 mins drive away.

This is a great area for people wanting a quiet get away from the crowds holiday. Despite this there are lots of things to do for all ages..... you just will not be harassed by large crowds, traffic jams and overly busy restaurants and shops.

Other Activities: Boat trips


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Beaumont, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September sunshine
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early spring
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring sunshine
5 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.44
Pet Fee £18.22
Damage Deposit £182.22

An additional fuel charge is applicable for winter bookings. Electricity charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.