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Large Country House & Heated Pool. 3km Mirepoix. Nr Carcassonne. 9 bedrooms

People16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Luxury Property. PrivateHeated Pool, Poolhouse & Grounds. Medieval Mirepoix (Nr Carcassonne) - Perfect Location Peaceful Yet Not Remote. Mountain View Walks. Top Quality Accommodation.

Built in 1826 from mellow sandstone, Domaine de Pouroutounat offers a combination of the main farmhouse & adjacent luxury barn conversion. Offering top quality accommodation in 9 stunning bedrooms, 6 elegant bath or shower rooms (3 en-suite) with plenty of living space for relaxing. Approached by a tree-lined drive & set in almost 3 acres of private wooded grounds. Ideally located on the Aude/Ariege border, close to the medieval town of Mirepoix with all facilities, market, cinema, restaurants, bars and traffic-free timbered central square. Just 30minutes from the world heritage cite of Carcassonne. Fully equipped to a very high standard and perfect for family get-togethers, reunions, special occasions or just spoiling yourselves! Enjoy the best of France in this well-equipped, spacious property with Hotel-sized Heated Pool. Large poolhouse, poolside dining, fridges and BBQ. Tastefully renovated, retaining ancient beams, stone walls & terra cotta floors. Stylishly furnished, crisp professionally laundered bedlinen & quality towels supplied. Free Wi-Fi. Plenty of great local restaurants however if you love to cook there's a great farmhouse kitchen with range cooker, cook books, herbs and spices to inspire you for creating Masterchef specials with fresh produce from our local markets.

Easily accessible to airports (Toulouse, Carcassonne, Perpignan), Motorways & Mediterranean coast.

~ 9 large bedrooms (14-25m2). All spacious and airy, well furnished with comfortable mattresses, quality bedding & pillows. Fans to all rooms.

~ 6 bath & shower rooms (3 en-suite). 2 separate w.c. (one on ground-floor)

~ Two kitchens (main and secondary), both fully equipped with range cookers, family sized fridge-freezers, dishwashers, microwaves & coffeemachines. Separate utility rooms with washing machines & drying areas.

~ Open plan convivial living/dining rooms with cosy fire or woodburner, Sony TVs, Ipod docks and comfortable seating for all guests.

~ Conservatory, ideal for relaxing, reading, cocktails or just watching the park.

~ Mountain view walks directly from the doorstep - no neighbours!

~ Pool area with large covered poolhouse. Shady dining, 2 fridges, BBQ. Lighting for evening swimming.

~ 3 acre grounds so room for everyone to enjoy themselves or find a private spot in the garden on in the adjacent natural park.

~ Only 3kms (2miles) from the centre of Medieval Mirepoix with all facilities, market, cinema, restaurants, bars and festivals.

~ Auberge within 10minute walking distance.

Location is in the heart of Cathar Country. Close to Carcassonne, 1hr from the Mediterranean Coast, Toulouse & Andorra. Close to the Canal du Midi. On the Tour de France route (passing on 12th July this year!). Plenty to see and do for all interests. Motorcycle & cycle parking available. Off road parking for all guests.

Children's play area within grounds.

More Details

Owner
J Mason
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About J Mason

We have been owners of holiday rental properties in this area for 15 years and our aim is to offer a top quality holiday experience from the start of the booking process to departure. Having rented many holiday properties ourselves we want to make sure that we exceed expectations and provide all the little details that make a holiday very special.

J Mason purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why J Mason chose Ariege

Having had a holiday home in this area since 2000 we wanted to find a property with character and charm that could offer a really great holiday experience but had to be within very easy reach of the lovely medieval towns of Mirepoix and Carcassonne. We also wanted to be close to the mountains and coast and have good transport links. Domaine de Pouroutounat had been neglected but is now returned to its former elegance with modern conveniences.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Many guests have commented that our very large, heated pool & poolside area in it's landscaped setting within the wooded private grounds is perfect! It has sun & shade, lighting for evening bathing & dining, music, two fridges & BBQ. There is also a children's play area and level grassed area for games. No neighbours, lovely walks from the doorstep and yet only 5 minutes from the town centre. In 2016 the Tour de France will be overnight in nearby Foix for Bastille Day July 14th.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pure Luxury - I cannot rate this property highly enough. The owners have thought of everything! Location is excellent only 5 minutes from Mirepoix - a wonderful historic town with a bustling market & excellent restaurants (if you can drag yourself away from the pool). If you are looking for a true five star holiday look no further.



You will not be disappointed - This property is amazing! We are a family group of 12 & visited tis property for a holiday reunion with family from Australia/California & UK. It has everything you could wish for on a relaxing holiday. The house has beautiful large bedrooms and a fabulous lounge. Definitely the WOW factor when you walk through the front door. Children loved the gardens & swimming pool with BBQ area & outside eating. Also spent many hours outdoors eating & socialising at the large table on the sunny terrace just outside the front of the property. So much to do in the area & Mirepoix is such a pretty place just 3kms up the road. Lots of beautiful walks directly from the house. Pete & Julie gave us lots of information and were extremely helpful. Fantastic restaurant closeby where we had a fabulous dinner. Age group from 7 to 80 and we all had a great holiday.



Excellent for a large group of friends - Perfect location for our large gathering. Recently restored, clean and very well equipped with big rooms & a good pool with covered eating/shady area with table to eat or you can eat on the terrace or in the huge sitting/dining room inside. The owners are very welcoming & helpful. The area is generally friendly and not over run with tourists! Kitchens very well equipped. Thanks.
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Mirepoix in Ariege

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bidet , Basin & socket for hairdrier/shaver
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , On landing of first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , en-suite to bedroom 1. Vanity unit & towel drying area
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated towel rail and vanity unit. top floor main house
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to main bedroom in grange. Heated towel rail.
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit & heated towel rail. In Grange
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Ground floor toilet with handbasin
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room with w.c. in large double room with cot
  • En-suite with massage shower & deep bath to king-size bedroom. Two further En-suite shower rooms in farmhouse. 1 walk-in large shower, 1 full bathroom with bidet, bath & shower, 1 shower room with vanity basin. Plus 3 separate w.c.s one on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Room to add extra cot or bed if three wish to share.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Comfortable divan bed with antique headboard, sitting area
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1.6m Kingsize divan bed, facing park with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , Airy room with vaulted ceiling, comfortable double divan bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Vaulted room with twin beds, antique wardrobe, cabinets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Comfortable 1.6m king divan bed, antique pine furnishing
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , With en-suite shower room, antique furnishings. Room for cot
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1.2m (4ft) Divan bed - comfortable single room slope ceiling
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 16 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: In the main farmhouse 1 kingsize and 3 double rooms, 1 twin, 1 large (1.2m) single. In the adjacent grange, one king-size, 1 double, 1 twin. All with good quality mattresses and bedding. Stylishly furnished & with crisp laundered bedlinen supplied. Two cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We can provide two cots and two highchairs, bedrail, potty and have toys and a children's play area for younger guests. Outside: The gardens offer space for everyone, to play games or to find a private spot. There are two barbeques, plenty of outdoor furniture. Poolhouse with fridge & music dock. Parasols in all areas. Adjacent nature reserve offers wonderful walks with mountain views. Private pool is 12m x 6m very large with deep & shallow ends. Lots of sunloungers and comfortable seating. Utility Room: Two utility rooms with washing machines, ironing boards, irons, drying areas & recycling facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly change of laundered bedlinen & towels included. Cleaning available during longer lets (payable locally) Other: Choice of three dining areas. Main farmhouse or large outside dining terrace with seating for up to 16. Poolside dining for 16. Highchairs & booster seat available

Reviews

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Large Country House & Heated Pool. 3km Mirepoix. Nr Carcassonne. 9 bedrooms
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

All eleven of us fitted easily and harmoniously into the accommodation and spent most of our day around the lovely pool. The house was easy to manage and well-equipped. There were many things to do in the surrounding area - sightseeing, canoeing, walking, visits to the lake and the local markets. But the high spot was the pool in which the children played for most of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of 12 friends reuniting from various corners of the globe, we stayed at the farmhouse for a week and would all happily return in the future. The house exceeded all expectations; large spacious rooms, great socialising areas and an amazing pool / outdoor BBQ area. Both Julie and Pete were excellent hosts – very approachable and full of helpful advice. The surrounding area does not disappoint. The local town of Mirepoix is a quiet gem and the nearby lakes are breath-taking.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Splendid property in wonderful area of France.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at this amazing property. WE were a party of 13 ranging from 2 years to 78, and it was perfect for all. Brilliant outside eating at the house and yet more space for evening Bar-b-cues down at the pool area. The beautiful extensive grounds were a surprise and a bonus for 5 children to play.

Julie and Peter were suberb hosts, making us feel very welcome, on hand for any questions but giving us total privacy.

We loved this area, the mountains, beautiful Mirepoix and only an hour from the coast.

We hope to return to this special place in France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to add that there is a children's play area within the grounds, with swings, slide and games area. We are happy to offer suggestions, advice, make reservations if required.
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Charming French Country Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful, lovingly renovated French country property with spacious and beautifully maintained grounds, situated only a few kms from the delights of the town of Mirepox (including a fabulous weekly market). Nestled in the shadow of the famous Pyrenees it is a perfect base for bike riders and walkers alike or for those who just want to play tourist - highlights nearby include Carcasonne and the Château de Montségur. And after a day of exercise or exploring there is nothing better than cooling off with a dip in the pool, perhaps followed by drinks or a BBQ in the pool house. The owners are as warm and welcoming as the property ... a truly delightful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to meet you both. We hadn't really realised just how perfect it is here for cycling until an ex Le Tour rider comes to stay! Hope to welcome many more cyclists in future. Walking is always a delight up in the hills with no restrictions and beautiful views. Hope to see you again.
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Elegant and spacious farmhouse and garden.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a superb, relaxing stay of 6 weeks at Domaine du Pouroutounat in June and July. We approached via the tree shaded laneway to find the dwelling true to its' description, and to find a "welcome pack" of bread, butter, milk, cheese,eggs and wine, most welcome indeed after a long drive.The house itself easily accommodated 8, with comfortable and well furnished bedrooms, multiple living areas for relaxing, and a well equipped kitchen for the chefs. The terrasse for breakfast and the pool to escape the heat were particular treats.

The property proved a wonderful base for touring the many historic sites in this area, for loads of miles cycling on quiet roads, and opportunities to sample the delightful food and wines of the region. A few trout were even spotted in the local streams.

Our hosts Peter and Julie proved a very helpful resource, with many useful tips on local sights, activities and eateries, without ever intruding.

A truly marvellous holiday with gracious hosts. We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that your special six-week stay created memories. Watching Le Tour de France passby the end of the property together was a highlight! We're also glad that the region offered you so much to enjoy, especially your cycling up the mountain "cols" and through the vineyards and hills. We think you must have put more kilometers on the bike than your hirecar! Welcome back anytime. Thanks.
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Our French getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay with a group of family and friends travelling from Australia. The house was perfect for our group, it was clean, well presented and had lovely gardens and outdoor areas.

We all had our own space but had outdoor gardens , pool and bbq/ entertainment area to socialise.

Mirepoix is also an ideal base for day trips to the beautiful towns nearby. The local markets and medieval towns are a must see.

Our hosts were fabulous, providing us with their local knowledge and helping us out with excursions and really provided us with the best customer care- big thanks to Julie and Pete.

We have already recommended their place to friends and family and would highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Mirepoix
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Pamiers or Bram , TGV Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Bram
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Opposite - 10 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Les Monts d'Olmes
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lac Montbel
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Nature walking, photography. Ideal for Cyclists & Motorcycle touring. On Tour de France route mid-July each summer

Coast/Beach:

1hr to Narbonne plage (long sandy beach with good resort), 20minutes to Lac Montbel with lovely man-made beach, picnic areas, boat & pedalo hire, horseriding, bike hire.

Travel:

Car hire essential. Carcassonne airport just 30mins. Toulouse 1hr. Perpignan & Beziers 1.5hrs. Driving time approx 12hrs from Calais.

Distances:

3kms from Mirepoix town centre. 30kms from Carcassonne Cite. Very close to Montsegur, Limoux, Canal du Midi, Pyrenees

Further Details:

An area of exceptional natural beauty with a backdrop of the pyrenees. Surrounded by wooded hills & sunflower fields. The local town of Mirepoix is a fully serviced town with banks, two supermarkets, twice weekly market & almost 30 restaurants/cafes/bars. Lots of festivals and a helpful tourist office.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Mirepoix, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Spring 2018
18 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,762
for 7 nights
£3,762
 
 
Late summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £442.64

Booking Notes:
Deposit is £500. Payment of Rental Due 8 Weeks Before Departure. We can accept payment by online UK or Euro bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Normally Sundays in Peak Season. Other Days by Arrangement if Possible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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