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Large Farmhouse with Private Heated Pool In Plaigne, near Mirepoix



Updated: 10-May-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Farmhouse in Plaigne, Nr. Mirepoix, Lanquedoc-Roussillon, France - A Private Property Located 15 Minutes From The Historic Town Of Mirepoix

Are you looking for an activity holiday or one where you want to relax and enjoy the more tranquil of leisure pursuits then look no further as Languedoc Roussillon can accommodate your every wish. If it is the sea and beaches you want then the Mediterranean is very accessible. If it is skiing/mountaineering or walking then the Pyrenees are less than an hour and half away. On the doorstep there is also much more just waiting to be discovered. Cagarot is a delightful and charming farmhouse set in the countryside just outside Plaigne on the border with the Ariege. The farmhouse provides the ultimate escape-from-it-all; the recently renovated property provides elegant accommodation for up to 12 people. The garden with pool is a delight; a lavender lined path leads to the pool and is illuminated at night. This charming farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring southern France. You will find it easy to totally switch off in this beautiful and calm environment.

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About the Owner

Robert Eustace
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

About Robert Eustace

We have finally realised our dream of owning a property in France. Having spent just over 2 years looking and setting ourselves some very clear boundaries and objectives we were convinced that our dream house would be located in the foothills of the Alps (we are all very keen skiers). This was until a very good friend invited us to stay in their beautiful home near Fanjeux. Over a period of 18 months we fell in love with the area. It has everything we could ask for - sailing/windsurfing for those inclined towards watersports, golf/cycling/swimming/walking and horse riding and that all important skiing in the winter. The most important box it has ticked for us is the 'Get Away from it All' box. We can really get away from it here and enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer. To see more of our lovely house visit -http://www.farmhouseintheaude.co.uk

Robert Eustace purchased this house in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is beautiful, spacious and well maintained. We had a very relaxing break mainly spent by the pool, both by day and nighttime BBQs. Trips to Mirepoix and Carcassonne were memorable. Jean Christophe was extremely helpful. Thanks again.

Chloe, Nick Julie, Isabel, Olly, Becky, Deb, Pip, Ricky, Laura, Andy and Andrew
Aug 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is beautiful, spacious and well maintained. We had a very relaxing break mainly spent by the pool, both by day and nighttime BBQs. Trips to Mirepoix and Carcassonne were memorable. Jean Christophe was extremely helpful. Thanks again.

Chloe, Nick Julie, Isabel, Olly, Becky, Deb, Pip, Ricky, Laura, Andy and Andrew
Aug 2016
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13 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Fabulous family friendly house in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful time. The house has been amazing - big enough for 3 families to both have their own space and spend time together. It is very well equipped and has amazing log burners for the chilly evenings, need to mention the comfy beds and nice towels too!

The location is great, we have visited Carcassonne, Andorra, Montesegur, Lac Montbel and others.

Tom, age 9 - The garden was good for kicking a ball around. The pool was a chilly but was fun to play in.

Thanks, Rob, for making our stay at your lovely house so welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet - Thank you for these kind words. You were fantastic guests and Lisa and I would love to welcome you back. Rob and Lisa
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Wonderful house in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed not only with the property but the location was ideal. Having been been on dozens of trips to France the location exceeded our expectations. It's convenient for Toulouse which easyjet have social flights times, (or ryanair Carcassonne). The med is about an hour, the Pyrenees not far and a host of wonderful towns nearby.

The house itself is excellent. You can tell the owners have prepared it to their own standards not as a rental property (for instance the quality of beds, bedding and furniture) We were a party of 8 but the house can take 12 in 6 bedrooms comfortably so we had more than enough space. The neighbour Jean Christophe meets you on arrival who is a true gentleman. As long as you can speak franglais you'll be fine. He'll make sure that all is well during your stay.

The pool is wonderful for families with steps one end and a secure cover. There is a barbeque around the pool area. The lawn is large for kids (and big kids) to run around and play.

In summary a great home in a great location. Wouldn't hesitate to return. Thank you to the owners who clearly love the house.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Instantly recognisable by the blue shutters on the windows, it was easy to find on the outskirts of the village. We were met immediately by the wonderful Jean Christof who gave us a thorough tour of the building and its peculiarities, as well as the pool. The house was full of character and well furnished and appointed. Large airy bedrooms had lots of windows to let in the lovely light that this part of the world seems to get lots of . Downstairs, the two living rooms allowed the adults to chill in one room while the kids watched the large TV in the other and made use of the wifi. The kitchen was modern and well equipped, with a icemaking fridge that the kids loved. The house is next to a road but it is very quiet and there wasn't any issue of noise at all. In fact the only noise came from the braying donkey up the hill and the odd fighter jet that seemed to fly low overhead in the early evening!

We visited in October but the weather was still warm in the day and we got to sit around the pool. The evenings were chillier but JC put out some logs for us to feed the wood burning stove in the living room, which was brilliant.

The house location is rural but there is lots to see within an hour's drive. Top visits for us were the medieval market square in nearby Mirepoix, the chateau at Foix, the caves at Niaux and Carcassonne. There are no shops in the immediate village but in belpech to the north (about 3km) there are numerous stores as well as a few bakers and a great butcher.

All in all a fabulous house in a fabulous place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional accommodation and attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The house is elegant, light, very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped, complete with a relaxing pool area. It easily accommodated our large family and friends. The owners thought of every detail to make our stay special and memorable. From large and very comfortable beds with excellent linen and plump towels, to a kitchen that has all necessary cooking utensils and more (including sharp kitchen knives!). We enjoyed games in the garden, took advantage of the different eating areas depending on the time of day and felt very at home. We also took advantage of walking in the local beautiful sunflower-filled countryside, visiting the lake (with beach) and went to the coast for a special time in the Mediterranean sea. A big super-market was only a 15 minute drive away in Mire-poix, which is a stunning village with many restaurants and cafes. It even had a Sunday English church service that we went to (11 am fortnightly at the Cathedral). Our stay was superb. We highly recommend it, and look forward to returning. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spacious house, with lovely interiors and furnishings. The house is amazingly well equipped and very very comfortable. Perfect for families and friends to get together. The pool and garden area were again faultless. Very gorgeous nearby rustic french villages and a great lake not far away. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful stay at Cagarot. We gathered together for our dear friends' wedding at a nearby Chateau and (wedding aside!) we couldn't quite tear ourselves away from this beautiful property. The house is bright, airy and very large. It accommodated the nine of us with ease. It is very clean and well equipped, the kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and we had great board game (Taboo a highlight) and movie nights in the very comfortable sitting room and the games room. The bedrooms are all beautiful and spacious and the beds exceptionally comfortable and cool in the July sunshine. Given the time of the year we naturally gravitated towards the garden and what a special garden it is! Just outside the kitchen there is a great big seating area nestled under a canopy which was ideal for mealtimes. We spent most of our time reading and relaxing in the pool area where there is another large seating area with a shade and six reclining sun loungers. The pool is a good size, very well maintained and perfect for cooling off. The owner of the house Rob was really accommodating and helpful from the moment we booked to our departure. Make sure to ask him for restaurant ideas! We had a really lovely meal out the medieval town of Mirepoix on our final night on his recommendation. The surrounding countryside is lovely for strolling and if you're lucky one of the friendly dogs from Plaigne will guide you! There are some great suggestions for activities in the area in the guidebook provided. We would all highly recommend Cagarot for a truly relaxing leisurely break.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are very glad you enjoyed our house and we would love to welcome you back. Kind Regards Rob
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne and Toulouse at 43 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Belpech at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carcassonne at 43 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pamier at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A66 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Belpech at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont d'Orme at 32 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Narbone at 123 Kilometres Car: necessary


Narbonne is the nearest beach to Plaigne at just over an hours drive away. Like many of the Mediterranean beaches Narbone Plage offers fine golden sand. There are cafes/restaurants and shops in the area too. Near to Narbonne is the port of Gruissan. Here you’ll find a lovely old village to walk round, a small castle, with cafes and shops close to the moorings


A car is essential to get the very most out of your holiday. Toulouse - Blagnac Airport - 50mins. Carcassonne - Airport - 50mins. Montpellier - Airport - 2 hours. For those driving - we are 11 hours from Calais.


Belpech - 7mins - All local amenities. Mirepoix - 15 mins - Medieval Market town with a Supermarket. Pamiers - 25 mins - Hyper Market - Car dealers. Carcassonne - 45 mins - airport - 'La Cite' Medieval Castle and Golf. Castlenaudry - 30 mins - Canal du Midi

Foix - 50 mins - Golf and Cathar Castle. Andora - 2 Hrs - Skiing/Pyrenees and Duty Free!!

Further Details:

Belpech - Approx 7 mins drive and is the nearest village for shops. It is a quaint small village with the river l'Hers running through it and has two bakeries, a butchers, post office, a garage (petrol & repairs), 2 mini markets, a pharmacy, Doctors, a tobacconist/newsagent and La Vixiege bar/restaurant. Mirepoix is about 15 mins away and is a lovely medieval market town with a cloistered square and cathedral (which took 500 years to build). There are plenty of cafes and restaurants for both daytime and evening meals. It has a market every Monday with local produce and holds special events throughout the summer months. We will provide you with more details when you arrive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 1 - 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term - 2017
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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 £200

Booking Notes:

Change over dates are normally Saturday to Saturday, however outside peak times July/August, discretion is considered so please contact the owner. The house will be available from 4pm on the day of your arrival, the house must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. We are very sorry but we can not accept any pets.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. We ask guests to vacate the house by 10am and for guests not to arrive before 4pm. This allows us to clean and prepare the house.

Notes on prices:

Please contact the owner for special rates. A 5% discount is offered on booking of 14 days and 10% discount for all bookings of 21 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 10-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 260 m²


  • Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Wet Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Large Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs Toilet - Toilet
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 and 2. Large family bathroom with shower and bath. Wet Room. Separate toilet downstairs.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En Suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) plus 2 Cots Notes on bedrooms: Beautifully furnished in traditional French - 'Shabby Chic' (See Photos). Bedrooms 1, 2 & 6 with King Size beds. Bedrooms 3, 4 & 5 with twin beds. All with Egyptian Cotton sheets and towels.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: For your comfort we have provided Egyptian cotton linen in all the bedrooms. For those warm barmy nights a cotton blanket is provided. For the cooler nights we provide duvets. (your choice). All pillows are feather by default unless you specify your preference for synthetic. All bedrooms have fans and hairdryers. In addition we will provide a complimentary 'get you in pack' (consisting of some of the essential you will need (including a bottle of the local (excellent) bubbly) just in case you arrive after the shops have closed. Outside: Cagarot is set in 0.7 acres. It has a private, 9m x 4m heated swimming pool, patios, terrace just outside the kitchen, lawn, barbecue area with table & chairs, sun-loungers and flower-beds. The swimming pool is for guests exclusive use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided. It includes Egyptian cotton linen in the bedrooms, towels and pool towels. The property is cleaned and all linen changed once a week. For guests staying more than one week only the linen is changed on the middle Saturday.

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