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La Bomba Is A Stunning Farmhouse in Glorious Countryside With Private Pool.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Saint Paulet, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Private Pool, Tranquil Rural Location, 15 Mins To Lakeside Beach, Sailing And Windsurfing

La Bomba is an exquisite farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard. The house is enormous! Situated at the foot of the picturesque village of Saint Paulet in the region of Aude, La Bomba offers very spacious accommodation for 12/13 people, a private pool that can be heated, and wonderful views towards the Pyrenees. It boasts maxi-sized bedrooms, 4 generous bathrooms, a fab modern kitchen, a second kitchen (with second fridge and second dishwasher!), an enormous beamed double height Grand Salon sitting room with a traditional Lauragais fireplace, dining room, a cosy 'den' with satellite TV and DVD, and a library. The property has a delightful garden, nestling beneath the Chateau of St. Paulet, bordered by Italian Cypress and bounteous cherry and fig trees. There are also 2 outside dining terraces covered by ironwork pergola and climbing roses with seating for 12/14. Located an easy 50 min drive from both Carcassonne and Toulouse airports. BBQ, table tennis, and badminton.You can read and see much more of the house at www.labombafrance.com


Owner
Sam Cash
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About Sam Cash

Francophile and former TV executive-turned-chef, I first bought the house as a wreck back in 2001. After 4 fraught but rewarding years, La Bomba was finally habitable and fit for guests in the summer of 2005.

The following year my wife and I got married in the village church and we held the reception in the house and grounds. Without a doubt the happiest day of my life and you can see some photos on the website - details below.

After 15 years in London we now live in the bustling port city of Las Palms in the Canary Islands where we run a catering business.

Sam Cash purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why Sam Cash chose Saint-Paulet

I fell in love with the area when visiting my sister who was living there for a few months on an exchange back in 2001. The area is known locally as the Lauragais and it is a truly undiscovered gem of a region.

Fantastically fertile, in the summer it is a riot of colour with wonderful vistas of sunflowers, wheat, and poppies in every direction. Though there's masses of good wine produced locally (Minervois, Corbieres, Fitou) the soil of the Lauragais is far too good for grapes!

If there's one thing lacking it is immediate proximity to the sea but there's a fantastic pool at the property and there's even a beach just 15 minutes away at Lac Saint Ferreol.

Once you've come once you will want to come again and again. It is one of the most delightful spots on earth.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Paulet in Arrondissement of Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite bedroom 1. Bathroom 2 - en-suite bedroom 2. Both are also accessible (or not if you so choose by locking them) from the kids bedroom, bedroom 3, with the 2 single beds. Bathroom 3 - shower room. Bathroom 4 - en-suite to bed 6.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedroom 2 - double bed. Bedroom 3 - 2 singles. Bedroom 4 - double bed and private sink. Bedroom 5 - double bed and private sink. Bedroom 6 - double bed. There are 2 cots as well.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is a really substantial house offering very spacious accommodation. It's ideal for two families or a large group of friends and yet everyone can still find their own 'special' place. The beamed grand salon is the focus point where everyone can relax and eat as a group. There's also alfresco dining for 12 on the terrace and a further dining room where 8 can eat comfortably. Every bedroom is generously sized and no guest would ever feel they have got the duff room! The house sleeps 12 adults and there are two cots. Outside: The pool is 12m x 6m and has Roman tonic steps. There is a traditional Lauragais barbecue and the crunchy drive is perfect for a game of petanque. The garden is large and has been home to many a fiercely-fought badminton tournament. The new outside dining terrace with seating for 12 is an outstanding feature. It is shaded by an ironwork pergola, now home to climbing roses and fragrant jasmine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price - but do bring your own beach towels. The house is cleaned before your arrival and linen is changed at 'half-time' for those staying for a fortnight.

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La Bomba Is A Stunning Farmhouse in Glorious Countryside With Private Pool.
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We chose this for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration, we had a party of 11 people ranging from 1 to 60, on arrival we were amazed at the stunning approach to the property which can be seen from the village on the hill, the house is amazing, the younger members loved the snug, the grand salon was impressive and we enjoyed many an evening with everyone playing cards, games etc.The children especially enjoyed the table tennis. The pool is awesome and even in late May to early June was very warm. We barbecued most evenings and the outdoor dining area accommodated all of us easily. The bedrooms were huge and each one unique. We would have no hesitation in recommending this as an ideal family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Buying that table tennis table was the best thing we've done. Sure fire hit with kids and adults alike! So pleased you enjoyed your celebration holiday.
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5

Stunning French farmhouse with gorgeous pool.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous farm house that is beautifully decorated and with stunning gardens. We loved the roses, the pool, the sun loungers, the shutters - in fact everything. When we stayed the surrounding fields were full of sunflowers. Inside it is beautifully designed, with views from every window. We particularly liked the table tennis table. Great idea. Nearby there was lots to do - there were some very good markets nearby. The house was so lovely we didn't make it to nearby Carcassone. Next time we will! Lovely local walks too! I would love to come back with my mum and step-dad (there are downstairs bedrooms and they are all quite spread out, so it feels very private). The owner, Sam, was very charming and full of good local knowledge. 10/10. Perfection!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Lucy. It was a pleasure having you and your lovely family to stay at La Bomba. Carcassonne is a great day out but best visited on a week-day when the crowds are less intense. Looking forward to welcoming you to the house another year!
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5

Pretty close to perfect.

  • 5 of 5

La Bomba is the kind of place you're reluctant to review honestly in case it leads to the place being booked up next time you want to visit. Perfectly positioned on the edge of a sleepy Lauragais village, if the temptations of nearby markets and vineyards weren't so great it would been easy to stray no further than a few yards from the swimming pool for the duration of our stay. The fields of sunflowers flanking the farmhouse leave you wondering whether you've woken up in the middle of a picture postcard.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased the house met your expectations. We hope to see you at La Bomba another year!
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4

Attractive and very well restored farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted to find the property, delivered on everything promised. The restoration has been done well, with quality workmanship and many stylish features. The Salon is an amazing room with ample space for even the largest party. Bedrooms locations are a little quirky, due to the size/shape of the property, but this adds to its charm and affords privacy, when needed. Two bedrooms are accessed via a spiral staircase. Outside the garden is large and well designed, the highlight being the fabulous pool. Plenty of space and options for alfresco dining, weather permitting and even inside the dining arrangements were ideal for our party. La Bomba's rural location makes it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. We enjoyed mixed weather during our stay, but did choose not to travel in peak season. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival and the owner even emailed to check that all was well. There are plenty of places to visit locally and we especially enjoyed the river walk. A second week would have been even better!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Delightful

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? We had a brilliant time at La Bomba. It was the best experience we’ve had in 10 years of booking villas across Europe. From first enquiry to our last day, Sam was on hand to help out and advise on everything. It’s a big house suitable for two or three families. We were 2 families with 8 children and they weren’t bored for a minute. The swimming pool is bigger than normal for villas like this, there is a table tennis table, a boules set and even a basketball hoop. The kitchen is excellent for preparing big meals in. There’s a side kitchen off the main kitchen with an extra dishwasher (complete lifesaver) and second fridge. Bedrooms were clean and tidy and a good size too. Possibly our favourite thing was the walking near the house. We found a path that runs along a stream all the way to a lake and a great restaurant where we ate 4 times! I would definitely recommend this property if you’re looking a for a villa suitable for big families.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you had a good time and would love to welcome you to La Bomba another year.
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La Bomba review.

  • 5 of 5

La Bomba is a beautiful property set in a very peaceful part of the French countryside. Our party was 7 adults and a Scottie dog ! and we all had a great time. Plenty of long walks to enjoy and the property has plenty of space to relax around the pool and outside areas.

Sam, the owner was really helpfull with lots of tips on places to visit and would defiantly recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The walking is really exceptional! Every day I am there I go for a stroll down the Rigole. Thank you for your kind words and we'd love to welcome you to La Bomba another year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Toulouse or Carcassonne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Castelnaudary
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

15 mins to lakeside beach, sailing and windsurfing.

Travel:

50 mins drive from both Toulouse and Carcassonne airports.

Further Details:

La Bomba is situated at the foot of the village of Saint Paulet in the heart of the Lauragais region. It is a ten minute drive from three towns - Revel which has a fantastic market every Saturday, certainly one of the best in France. Castelnaudary which is the main town of the Canal Du Midi and is internationally famous as the home of 'cassoulet' and Villefranche-Lauragais which has great restaurants, a cinema, and excellent transport links.

A little further afield are the cities of Carcassonne and Toulouse. Both are about a 45 minute drive. Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting an incredibly well preserved medieval castle. Toulouse is one of the most fashionable of French cities with superb dining, excellent shopping and fun nightlife. Both have international airports with regular flights from London and the rest of Europe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Paulet, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Spring 1
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Spring 2 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
 
Autumn 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Deposit is £500 per week booked and secures the booking. The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays during Summer season, flexible in Spring and Autumn.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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