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Character Gite With Private Pool On Edge Of Small Village - La Coumeto Gite (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 27-Aug-2016
B&B and Gite in Bouisse, Nr. Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Peaceful South-Facing Location With Views Of Surrounding Countryside

The gite is a converted stone-built barn with it's own private parking and fully enclosed terrace and entrance courtyard. It is situated on the southern edge of the small village of Bouisse, which boasts around 55 permanent inhabitants and has it's own château and medieval church. Just on the outskirts there are 3 small lakes with picnic tables and a play area. The lake is stocked with trout and carp and fishing permits are available in season. We are south of Carcassonne and east of Limoux, a town famous for it's sparkling wine, Blanquette de Limoux. Bouisse is surrounded by beautiful hills and pastures where the cows and sheep graze peacefully. Wonderful views of the snow- capped Pyrénées mountains. Numerous walks from the village possible and also cycling on and off-road. We offer evening meals in our guest house, using locally sourced produce where possible and our organically grown vegetables are from our garden. Packed lunches are also available on request. We highly recommend that you visit our website at www.lacoumeto.com .

Details for holiday cottage La Coumeto Gite (Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms with double beds.

Mezzanine, the bedroom has 2 single beds.

A baby cot and highchair are provided and the stairs are fitted with a stair gate.

The bedrooms have electric heating.

The bathroom has a shower and a heated towel rail.

The living/dining area has a TV/DVD/CD player and oil fired stove.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with an oven/hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker and is well stocked with crockery, cutlery and all the usual utensils.

Tea towels and all bed-linen are provided.

A washing machine is also available.

A cleaning service is available if required.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have lived here in our ex farmhouse since buying the property including the gite in 2004. We have renovated the gite and fully equipped it for our holiday guests. We are always on site and are available at any time for any queries our guests may have. We can recommend some of the beautiful attractions that are easily reached from our village.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘A peaceful week, rocked by the bells of the cows and sheep in the middle of this magnificent and wild countryside. The village is authentic, the inhabitants warm and welcoming. The whole region is majestic. The gîte is cool, inviting, functional, charming and comfortable. The pool temperature is ideal. All this thanks to our hosts who have worked hard to achieve it’

‘We had a great time in Bouisse. The location is great with fabulous terrain and the swimming pool was a great boon for the children. Many thanks for your assistance in making it a great holiday’

‘Thank you for your warm welcome and kindness. The house is very nicely renovated and the bedroom very comfortable. The environment is very relaxing and the region is beautiful. Very good cuisine, varied and tasty. Well done for the wonderful vegetables and fruit from the garden. Bonne continuation’
Dec 2007
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We offer fully guided walking and cycling holidays for small groups, which can include all transport and meals. We also offer wine-tasting holidays with guided tours of some of our numerous local wineries, accompanied by tastings of some of our wonderful local wines, including Corbières, Fitou, Minervois, Malepère, not forgetting the famous Blanquette and Crèmant de Limoux. In the spring we can show you some of our wonderful flora in the surrounding countryside, including rare orchids which are specific to this area of France. Bird watching and art holidays are also available for small groups. We have a huge variety of birdlife here, including eagles, vultures, hoopoes and bee-eaters. All holidays are tailor-made to your specific requirements


Narbonne and Perpignan are about 70km drive, with some pretty surrounding villages, fishing ports and sandy beaches.


Carcassonne airport is just under an hours drive away. Perpignan and Bezier airports are 1¼ hour’s drive. All 3 airports are served by Ryanair direct from many UK airports. Toulouse International airport is 2 hours drive away as is Montpellier. If flying here, a hire car is essential and the airports have offices on-site. For group bookings, airport transfers are available. Calais and Boulogne Ferry ports are 1100km. Caen is 887km. Santander 636km. Good motorway links through France.


The medieval city of Carcassonne is an hour’s drive and Limoux is 30 mins away. The abbeys of St. Hilaire and Lagrasse are about 45 mins away. There are numerous Cathar Castles within easy reach of the village, ranging from 15 mins to around an hours drive away.The lovely town of Mirepoix about 1¼ hour away and has a huge market every Monday.

Further Details:

The town of Limoux is the nearest town, and has a number of supermarkets, banks and restaurants. It also has canoe and kayak centres based on the River Aude.

There are a number of restaurants all within a half an hours drive of Bouisse, offering a complete range of cuisine, from pizza to full à la carte regional menus. The village also has daily deliveries of bread. The grocer visits twice a week and the fishmonger; butcher and greengrocer come once a week. There are markets every day of the week in nearby towns and villages. Horse riding is available nearby. In the same village, there are tennis courts which can be booked for you. Cathar Castles are all within easy reach and are too numerous to mention. The hilltop village of Rennes-le-château, which features in the Da Vinci Code is well worth a visit. A day trip to Spain or Andorra is possible.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking Notes:
When booking, 25% deposit is required, which will secure your stay. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Payment can be by cheque or directly into our UK bank account. A receipt will be sent to you. Holiday insurance is recommended.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for the gite is Saturday. This may be more flexible out-of-season and for group bookings. Weekends are available in the gite, out of season. The cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

If you want a relaxing restful holiday, whether it is spent relaxing by the pool or visiting some of the many nearby attractions, this is the place to be.

Property Type

  • cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Two bedrooms with double beds, and a mezannine with two twin beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The guest house is fully central heated, and our large comfortable lounge is also fitted with a log-burning fire for those cooler winter evenings. A TV, DVD player is at your disposal with satellite TV. Off-road parking is provided for our house guests. Baby cot and highchair and stairgate. Cleaning service available for gîte 30 euros. Outside: The gite has it's own secluded terrace which has garden furniture and a BBQ overlooks the 4x8m pool which is fully enclosed and with a lockable gate. The pool also has a security alarm. There is also a separate sunbathing terrace next to the pool with 6 sun loungers. The pool is shared only with any guests we may have staying in the guesthouse. We have a 1 acre garden where children can play safely, and also a table tennis table. The pool is usually open from May to October.

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