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Coufet - Beautiful Farmhouse nr Mirepoix, Heated Pool, Garden & Yoga Studio



Updated: 13-Jul-2016
Farmhouse near Mirepoix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Set in 4.5 acres of garden, orchard and woodlands, 5km from Mirepoix

This old French stone farmhouse has been restored and now has a bespoke kitchen and modern bathrooms whilst retaining its original charm. Set in 4.5 acres of garden, orchards and woodlands, it's the perfect setting for a rural holiday yet within easy reach of sight-seeing, sporting activities and shopping. Outside their is a large covered BBQ area with table tennis and firepit and an heated swimming pool. Subtstantial orchards and woodlands provide a perfect rural retreat. River L'Hers is at the bottom of the driveway and an equestrian centre is next door to the property. Set in the foothills of the Pyrennees and enjoying a high degree of privacy, Coufet is also the perfect base for exploring this historic region. Carcassonne is the nearest airport (about 40 mins) and the medieval town of Mirepoix just a few kilometres away.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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A real gem in lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5

Coufet is a lovely well appointed house with beautiful gardens and a heated pool. It is in a great rural location yet only ten minutes from the very pretty town of Mirpoix, which has lots of cafes,shops and of course the Super U!

We plus our dog, spent four weeks here, entertaining various friends who came to stay and who never wanted to leave. They all much appreciated eating at L'Abbaye and Domaine Gayda, both very special restaurants.

The contribution of the housekeeper Marie made such a difference to our holiday. This was not only in terms of looking after the house,the gardens and pool. Her warmth, friendship and discretion not to mention her sense of humour was so much appreciated by all who met her.

We would recommend Coufet as a possible destination.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Coufet and we all loved it as much as we did the first time. The house is immaculate and has lovely fittings and fixtures. The kitchen is well equipped which is essential if you're cooking for 8 or 9 people. The swimming pool is heated and our 18 month old grandson loved jumping in.

Marie, the on-site manager, is extremely friendly and helpful and has lots of suggestions for things to do. She does a great job at looking after the extensive and beautiful gardens.

Mirepoix is a 10 minute drive away and the Monday market is a must. Other nearby places worth visiting are Limoux, Foix, Roquefixade and Carcassonne, or just drive around and take in some of the stunning views and little villages. And there is plenty of beautiful walking from the house.

We'll be back next year and can't recommend Coufet enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Coufet - the perfect holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

Coufet has a perfect location, quiet and relaxing but only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque medieval town of Mirepoix. The house is very tastefully decorated in the French style and immaculately maintained as indeed are the pretty gardens and the good sized pool which we swam in every day. Marie the manager was extremely helpful, hardworking and nothing was too much trouble for her, from shopping and a cooking a delicious meal when we arrived, to ferrying our guests to and from the airport. We would unhesitatingly recommend Coufet to friends and relatives. There are lots of lovely villages nearby and Marie was full of local knowledge, telling us when fetes were running, markets were being held, including the fascinating antique market in Mirepoix, all of which were very enjoyable. We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed your first visit to Coufet and looking forward to next year already -many thanks!
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Just keeps getting better!

  • 5 of 5

We were back again this summer for a truly marvelous stay and amazing holiday - explored the area a little more and did some amazing walks in a truly special part or France. Until next time we hold our holiday memories at Coufet very dear.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay again and had chance to see a bit more of the area - looking forward to your return!!!!!!
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Relaxing in the French Countryside

  • 5 of 5

I would thoroughly recommend you to stay in Coufet if you want a casual & relaxed holiday in the Mirepoix area. Coufet was very well presented and comes complete with everything you would ever need away from home. Our thirteen year old son loved the huge video collection and of course the pool, which along with the rest of the property was in a pristine condition. It is far enough away in the countryside to be quiet and surrounding by beautiful hills & farmland but close to nearby villages for your basic supplies and only about 10 minutes from Mirepoix which has anything you might wish for in the way of restaurants or supermarkets. Coufet has a beautiful garden and its very easy just to stay at home and enjoy. The wonderful Marie lives nearby and is there to help with any questions or recommendations. You may be lucky to find some of her beautiful jam in the fridge or to find some baked goodies on your doorstep. Marie is there for you if you want anything but discrete enough to leave you to you own privacy if that is what you want. All in all it was a prefect place to stay and explore the region.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So good, we are coming back!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing week here in early August and have already booked to go back for two weeks next year. Coufet is very easy to get to from Carcassonne airport making the journey from the UK very quick and easy. More importantly, the house is beautiful, immaculate, very comfortable and incredibly well equipped. The gardens are stunning and the children loved exploring the grounds, swimming in the pool and making the most of the vast DVD library in the evenings. We also made use of nearby riding schools, visited a local vineyard and local towns (all organised by Marie) and are very much looking forward to exploring the stunning area further next year. Marie had bravely agreed to cater for most of our meals during our stay and, not only did she not flinch at the number of dietary requirements that travelling with grandparents, children and vegetarians involves, she catered brilliantly for us all, producing delicious meals every day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. She also introduced us to a rather large selection of fabulous local wines which we forced ourselves to sample....! Bring on the Coufet wine challenge of 2015. Marie was the perfect host and her delightful company helped make the holiday such a huge success.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner

Coufet has been our summer family home for many years but we have decided to share this beautiful spot for a few years as we travel elsewhere around the world. It is a treasure. I hope you enjoy Coufet as much as we do! I run yoga holidays there sometimes so email me if you would like further information or would like to run workshops of your own.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The house has a fully equipped yoga studio on the second floor which accommodates up to 10 people comfortably. We hold regular yoga weekends and weeks in both spring and autumn but you are welcome to use the studio throughout your holiday. The house is located close to an equestrian centre which offers various treks in the area including the Pyrenees. The area has extensive walking & cycling routes and is great base for many outdoor activities such as white water rafting, canoeing & go-karting. Historic castles and medieval towns are all within easy reach.


The coast at Narbonne is about 1 hr away. The famous coastal town of Collioure about 2 hrs away. Lakes & rivers are closeby offering various water sports.


Carcassonne - 30-45 min drive, Toulouse approx.1hr


Roumengoux approx 1km, Mirepoix 4km, Carcassonne 30kms.

Further Details:

Marie, our caretaker, lives next to the house in a separate gite and is there to make sure you get the most out of your stay. She can arrange pre-holiday shopping, booking of activities and provide general advice & recommendations for the area. She also maintains the pool & gardens throughout your stay but will ensure that you can enjoy your holiday with as much privacy as possible.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you would like to book please contact us via e-mail. A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required to secure your booking, balance payment due no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Security deposit £200. Normal changeover on Saturday. Check-in after 4pm, check-out by 10am unless by prior arrangement. Please contact us for full terms & conditions.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day during high season is Saturday. Check-in after 4pm, check out before 10am. During low season the changeover days can be more flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for availability & prices over the winter months

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Coufet is set in 4.5 acres including woodland and has an extensive orchard with all kinds of fruit such as kiwi, sharron fruit, plums, figs, cherries, apples & pears so you can help yourself when ripe & ready to eat. Marie lives on site in a separate gite & looks after the pool & garden throughout the year and can organise pre-holiday shopping, sourcing of the best local wines, book restaurants & wine tastings as well as cook for you. The pool is heated from mid-April to mid-October weather permitting (i.e if air temperatures drops too much for the pool the reach 25 degrees minimum). Pets are welcome with prior arrangement as the 15 year old house cat Mimi needs to be considered, so please contact us to discuss if you would like to bring your dog.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and toilet. Bathroom 2 with shower and bath (separate). Bathroom 3 with shower & bath combined. 2 separate toilets, one on first floor, the other one on the ground floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and en-suite shower & toilet. Bedroom 2 with king- size bed. Bedrooms 3 and 4 with twin beds


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a very comfortable and well equipped house with a lot of charm and plenty of space for everyone both inside and outside. Pre-holiday shopping service as well as catering can be provided upon request. Outside: The house is situated in 4.5 acres of garden, orchards and woodlands. Directly outside the house is a large dining area sheltered by a kiwi vine. There is also a large covered BBQ area with additional seating as well as space for table-tennis table. Next to the BBQ area is a large firepit for outdoor cooking or simply providing an atmospheric backdrop to some spectacular star gazing! The heated pool is 10 x 5 metres and is maintained throughout your stay. We have several sun loungers & deck chairs as well as two separate seating areas, in the garden. In the orchards are 2 hammocks for your use. Bikes are also at your disposal. Utility Room: Small room on ground floor doubles up as a spare single room with a sofa bed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels, dressing gowns and pool towels are all included. We can also provide a daily or mid-week clean at additional cost if required. If property is rented for more than one week, a free change of bedlinen will be provided. Other: The second sitting room has flatscreen, DVD player & Wii, furnished with antique writing desk, sofa & armchairs.

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