FABULOUS FARMHOUSE WITH LARGE POOL IN GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE

Sam Cash

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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FABULOUS FARMHOUSE WITH LARGE POOL IN GLORIOUS COUNTRYSIDE

Saint-Paulet Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 12

See OWNERS WEBSITE LINK and YOUTUBE VIDEO near foot of page for more information.

La Bomba is a stunning farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and furnished to a very high standard. Situated at the foot of the picturesque village of Saint Paulet in the region of Aude, the house offers spacious accommodation for 12 people, a private pool, and wonderful views towards the Pyrennees. It boasts 6 luxury bedrooms, 4 generous bathrooms, a fab modern kitchen plus a second kitchen with second dishwasher and fridge, an enormous beamed double height sitting room with a traditional Lauragais fireplace, dining room, a cosy 'den' with satellite TV and DVD, free broadband wifi internet access, and a library/study.

The 19th century farmhouse is enormous - offering 100's of square metres of space so you'll always be able to find your own quiet corner. It has been decorated in timeless French Provencal style and fabulous rustic chic dominates throughout.

The property has a beautiful garden, nestling beneath the Chateau of St. Paulet, surrounded by sycamores and cypress. There are two outside dining terraces. One of these is covered by an ironwork pergola and climbing roses and offers seating for 12/14

Located an easy 45min drive from both Carcassonne and Toulouse airports.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sam Cash (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks english, french, spanish

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.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

fantastic property

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted with this property, we shared it with our friends so there were 3 families here in total. Fabulous pool and large garden - great for the children - but big enough to escape into a quite corner to read as well! Local walks and restaurants really good. The property was very well presented and clean with loads of extras - if we were to come back to this region we would definately stay here again, would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday rental to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words.
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Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

An outstanding holiday for two families

  • 5 of 5
Sam and Emma's home was a terrific site for our family of five children and au pair, and friends with their two children, to meet up for a week's holiday together. With an au pair and children ranging in ages from 15 months to 15 years, everyone had a comfortable bedroom and a great time. The layout of the farmhouse made for a sense of privacy and escape to the two wings, and we would have felt the house was sufficient itself. So the renovated large room with ping pong table, large sofas and dining for all was a complete bonus.
The two things we appreciated most about the house were the two features we were looking for in a holiday villa: we wanted everyone to be able to enjoy meals together, and we wanted a pool. La Bomba has lovely outdoor and indoor dining for all, and we enjoyed the pool most every day.
Away from the house, we took in a mixture of historic sites like Carcassonne and outdoor adventures like hiking in the foothills of the Pyrenees. We cannot really comment on area restaurants because with the size of our party, we tended to eat at home. Local wine and bread were delightful.
Sam and Emma knew we had a little one along, and so the cots and high chairs gave us options for both eating and sleeping (i.e., we were not locked into just one choice of room for the baby).
We had a problem on arrival with a few technological questions, to which Sam provided prompt replies by email in each case. We found the home clean and appreciated the welcome basket of wine and nibbles. If we were not flying, we would have been glad to have brought our dog along, but did not on this occasion. However, we did not see any dog hair about the place.
We would stay again in future gladly.
Clifford -- Cumbria, UK
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed the house and the region. Hiking in the foothills of the Pyrenees is something I have not attempted yet! The ski-ing a bit higher up though is great. Would love to see you at the house again. Many thanks for coming.
business
Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

Beautiful house, ideal for groups

  • 5 of 5
Just back from a lovely two weeks at La Bomba and would thoroughly recommend it.

The house is wonderfully spacious and tastefully done out. All the mod cons are there, but without the character of the place being taken away. Very well set up for larger groups (we were 14) with two dishwashers and two fridges, lots of crockery and cutlery and a wealth of high chairs and cots. Add to that a lovely big pool, beautiful outside dinning terrace and plenty of games for the kids to play and you have the ideal spot for a family holiday.

The owner was a pleasure to deal with and always very happy to help when we had any questions.

We loved our time there and would have no hesitation in recommending to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at La Bomba. We'd be delighted to see you another year!
business
Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

Three families - no problem!

  • 5 of 5
La Bomba is a spacious farmhouse that's as comfortable as it is beautiful. We were three families together - with ten children in all, and we all fitted just fine. There was space for us all to be together and to be apart - even on the one day that it rained and we were all inside. And with three bathrooms and a shower room, we all had our own washing facilities too.

The huge room at the end of the house was fantastic for big meals together - as well as some fairly epic table tennis matches - while the kitchen served as a lovely cosy heart of the house, the place where we planned each day's adventure over coffee and croissants. It was sadly too early in the year for us to use the pool, but we had enough sun to sit out and sunbathe a few times in the beautiful garden. There's such a lot to do around the area that we didn't spend much of our time hanging around the house. The local village is charming, while nearby Revel is a lovely place to do some shopping and have a spot of lunch. We had no trouble at all with anything in the house while we were there - it's got all the mod cons and every comfort you could ask for. We will definitely go back to La Bomba and can't recommend it enough!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

Perfect Langdouc villa - idyllic

  • 5 of 5
As a group of friends and with 2 of us with babies it an ideal villa. We searched for ages trying to find the combination of enough space, top quality accommodation with a pool in a beautiful location.

Total escapism here. Sam has done a superb job of converting this house. It's a rustic cottage very nicely done with all mod cons.

The grand salon proved to be excellent entertaining space in the evening.

Great walks along the canal - beautiful.

The outside dining table we moved up to outside the kitchen and spent most evening dining and drinking till very late. Such total escapism. Guaranteed, you will love this place.

A few nights it became too cool to stay outside all evening so we have nights then in the grand salon so this place also is ideal for late season holidaymakers or this wishing to come here outside Summer time.

We ventured in to Castlenaudary one evening for cassoulet in a great restaurant. Lovely place.

Sam the owner was very helpful, gave good advice on things to do. Villa was very clean and bedding, mattresses etc all very comfortable.

The gardens here are absolutely beautiful too, very well maintained and in blossom.

Guaranteed you will love this place.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! We'd love to see you at the house another year!
business
Fabulous farmhouse with large pool in glorious countryside
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p15778
+44 -(0)7973 886 705
Saint-Paulet Castelnaudary area
5

Beautiful house in lovely countryside

  • 5 of 5
We (3 families - 6 adults, 9 children) stayed at La Bomba for 10 days over Easter and had the most fantastic time. The house is beautiful, a quintessential French farmhouse with a spacious and stylish, yet homely interior. We loved the space of the Grand Salon and our enormous bedrooms. The children were very happy finding secret corners of the house to play in! When the weather was good, it was glorious to sit outside on the patio or by the pool. The house is set in divine countryside. We walked both directions along the pretty canal at the bottom of the garden - one direction took us to a lake where we found ice creams / beer and the other direction was good for otter spotting (one seen). We visited the poignant Cathar memorial near St Felix Lauragais, then walked around the pretty town which is set on top of a hill which yielded amazing views across to the snow capped Pyrenees. One beautiful day was spent exploring the fairy tale fortified town Cacassonnes - much enjoyed by the children. All in all a wonderful and relaxing break! Would heartily recommend! Thank you Sam & Emma.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a great time at the house. Aren't the castle and fortifications the castle at Carcassonne enchanting? Look forward to seeing you at the house another time.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Bilbao
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Villefranche-Lauragais
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Villefranche-Lauragais
Nearest Beach
125 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.

The house is also close to the Pyrenees with a 2 hour drive to ski-ing resorts at Ax-les-Thermes and Andorra. The autoroute A61 is 15km.

Other Activities: wine-tasting, exploring castles and abbeys, superb local markets

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Availability & Rates

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Saint-Paulet Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer Two
Sep 12 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please note there is currently a special offer of £1000 off the two remaining high summer weeks - those beginning the 12th July and the 30th August. The advertised prices include that discount.
Deposit of £500 per week booked is requested at time of initial booking.
The outstanding sum is requested 8 weeks before the beginning of the holiday.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Paulet Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 5 doubles, 1 twin, 2 cots
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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 al fresco dining for 12 on the terrace and a further dining room where 8 can eat comfortably. There is Satellite TV offering access to all British channels.
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