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Farmhouse Sleeps Nine Beautifully Restored On Private Domaine with Heated Pool



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Restored Farmhouse with Private Heated Pool, Summer Kitchen with Barbeque and Pizza oven. Panoramic views, extensive gardens, paddock

La Fermette has been tastefully renovated retaining original features including the "grenier" bedroom where the children slept. In a tranquil location with spectacular views, private heated pool, sundeck, outdoor shower, summer kitchen, barbeque, wood fired pizza oven outdoor covered eating and large gardens. The spacious property offers140sq metres of accommodation with 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 with cot and futon available to increase capacity to 10. Two bedrooms have a double bed, 2 are twin bedded. The grenier (loft) bedroom has a reduced height entrance. The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and a cooker with oven and hob, ironing board and iron. The lounge has a TV with UK Freeview, stereo CD player, DVD player and a wood burning stove (we are happy to provide wood). We have a book case full of books and a few games.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in many gites over the years and this has been by far and away one of the nicest places we have stayed. The location is amazing and pool and outside eating area outstanding....... The layout of the gite is outstanding and much more spacious than the pictures allude to, perfect for a young family.
Aug 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Clean,comfortable, welcoming and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Generville and really hope to return. Terry and Sue are perfect hosts. Everything was prepared beautifully including home made jam, home grown tomatoes and a basket of fresh eggs from their own free range chickens. The house is clean, spacious and homely, and the pool is spectacular. The views are unforgettable with the Pyrenees, sunflower fields, sunsets and stars.

Thank you for our wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Terry and Sue, we had a great time at Domaine de Gennerville.

Super weather, great location and the children loved the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location with fabulous views. The Gite is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The outdoor facilities are excellent. We made full use of the pool, BBQ and pizza oven which our 3 boys loved !. The views from the pool deck our outstanding. You are ideally located to explore the surrounding area. Carcassonne, Mirepoix, Cathar castles and white water rafting are but a few of the delights we sampled. We also enjoyed relaxing by the pool. A big thank you to Sue, Terry and Freddie who were fabulous hosts and made us feel very welcome. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I'm sure we'll be back to explore more.

The Julien Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding excellent second visit

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a beautiful, quiet location. The house is spacious, very comfortable, lovely views towards the Pyrenees from the swwimming pool and a wonderufl warm welcome from the owners. A perfect holiday relaxation location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Fanjeaux at 12 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castelnaudary at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fanjeaux at 12 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Ax-lesThermes at 94 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbonne at 123 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Mediterranean is about an hour's drive down the motorway. The nearest beach is Gruissan, but beaches down to the Spanish border or over towards Provence and all very easily accessible.


Direct flights by budget airlines are available to Carcassonne (35 mins) and Toulouse (60 mins) from many UK airports. Perpignan (90 mins), Beziers (75 mins) and Girona over the border in Spain are also good options. Car hire (essential) is available at all airports. Domaine de Generville is only 15 mins from the Entre deux Mers A61 motorway at Castelnaudary for those preferring the ferry/drive option.


Fanjeaux - 10 mins.

Mirepoix - 15 mins.

Castlenaudary - 15 mins.

Carcassonne - 35 mins.

Toulouse - 1 hour.

Gruissan Plage (nearest beach) 1hr 15 mins.

Ax-les-Thermes (skiing) 1hr 15 mins.

Further Details:

La Fermette is situated 35 minutes drive from Carcassonne with its Bastide and World Heritage Cite. Each year a 2 month Festival is held with wonderful outdoor events - in recent years among the many world famous artists were Mark knoffler, Tom Jones and The Arctic Monkeys. In 2016 Tour de France is passing close by on 12 July has a stage start in Carcassonne on 13 July. We are 15 minutes drive from the picturesque 13th Century market town of Mirepoix with its wonderful Monday market. Castelnaudary set on the Canal du Midi a UNESCO heritage site, is again 15 minutes away. Boat hire is available and the Canal is bounded by walking and cycle paths along which the energetic can reach Sete on the Mediterranean (roughly 3 days cycling). The beautiful "Rose" city of Toulouse - France's 4th largest city - is just an hour away. The beautiful Lac du Montbel which offers swimming and sailing is about a 30 minute drive. Sailing and boarding lessons for all ages are available at Lac Ganguise, again a 30 minutes drive. A trout fishing lake is a short 15 minute drive. The nearest village for shopping and bars is Fanjeaux. The owners of the property live in a separate house on the Domaine and would be happy to help with any queries. The farmhouse and swimming pool area are non-smoking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £210

Booking Notes:
We are happy to offer a €100 discount for any second/third week for guests wishing to take a longer holiday. Prices are for the entire farmhouse and all amenities. We are happy to provide logs for the woodburner.

Changeover Day:
Generally, changeover will be on Saturday - leaving the property in a clean and tidy condition by 10.00am and arriving after 5.00 pm. If possible we will try to be flexible to suit your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted in euros, but we are happy to accept pounds sterling. Prices are for the whole property and includes all utilities. We would ask for a non-refundable 20% deposit to guarantee your booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before your holiday. We would also ask for a refundable breakage/damage deposit of 250 euros/£200. Payments to be made direct to a designated bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc, basin and wet room. Family bathroom with basin, large bath with shower over. Separate WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: "Chambre Fage" double bed. Bedroom 2: "Chambre les Pins" double bed. Bedroom 3: "Les Jumeaux" twin beds. Bedroom 4: "Le Grenier" twin beds (attic room access with reduced headheight).


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The spacious accommodation provides an ideal location for a family, or 2 families sharing or a group of friends to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Views from the property would provide inspiration for a group sharing a creative holiday (painting, photography, etc) and the foothills excellent walking. The renowned Cathar Way can be joined at the edge of the property and the St Jacques de Compostelle and GR7 paths are close by. Outside: There are extensive gardens and a paddock for ball games and fun. The lovely, heated, 10m single depth pool (1.4m) - safely fenced and with child-proof night cover -is just metres from the Fermette and is bounded by lavenders and fig trees. The sundeck with panoramic views over the rolling hills and fields to the Pyrenees has 8 loungers and a solar shower. A poolside summer kitchen has a sink, barbecue, fridge and a covered area with large table - we hope everything needed for a fun day poolside. The area can be lit at night, as can the pool. There is additional external dining to the front of the Fermette. We have 4 adult bikes which we are happy to lend. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean white bedlinen is provided each week. Bath towels, hand towels and pool towels are also replaced on a weekly basis. Other: Dining room light and airy with double aspect windows and a large table and futon.

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