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Bedrooms 6
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4-13 between Carcassonne and Toulouse near to Castelnaudary

Laspeyrisses is a renovated farmhouse sitting in its own private grounds of 1.5 acres planted with trees, shrubs and plants for year round colour looking out over wonderful fields of sunflowers and beyond that a panoramic view of the Pyrenees mountains. Ideal for one or two families with teenagers or young children or a group of friends. Downstairs there are 3 spacious reception rooms, one with a bar/sitting area, one with a dining room which easily seats12 people, the third a family room with TV, satellite and DVD.There is an additional room which can be used as a reading/computer/play room. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, a range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine, and one of which has an en suite bathroom. There are three further bathrooms with an extra W.C. upstairs and downstairs.

The property provides a base for a super summer holiday in the Languedoc region whether you choose to lay by the pool or explore the region. The house is within easy reach of Carcassone and its medieval castle, but closer is the town of Castelnaudary, the home of the cassoulet with the Canal du Midi running through the town. You can take a boat ride on the canal from here or eat in a restaurant beside the canal. Castelnaudary now has a Hyper supermarket and a wide range of new shops. Nearby there is a Michelin star restaurant. Revel has a huge Saturday market with stall holders selling local produce and where you can sit and drink a coffee and catch the ambiance of the market. Just outside Revel towards the Black Mountains is the lake of St Ferreol where you can go fishing, walking, swimming or take a ride on the lake in a pedalo. The Rigole which is a feeder stream for the Canal du Midi coming from the Black Mountains, and which is part of the Chemin du Saint Jacques de Compostello is just one kilometer from the house and you can walk by there or take a bike ride with the bikes we provide. Nearby there is horse riding, canoeing, tennis and golf. A little further afield are the wine regions of the Corbières and the Minervois where you can sample some wine tasting. Toulouse which is less than an hour is worth a visit. The city with its red brick construction and different styles of architecture. The Space City is a good day out for the children with its planetarium and copy of the MIR space station. The city of Albi is close which houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum. The Mediterranean and Pyrenees are just over an hour away. Discover the history of the Cathars and its many castles.

More Details

Keith and Maggie BULLOCK
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Keith and Maggie BULLOCK

We arrived at Toulouse airport fourteen years ago from Asia where we had been living and working for 8 years and on arriving, very shortly found this farmhouse which we knew was what we were looking for but which was in need of repair. Over a couple of years we renovated the house and then started to rent out the property. We now have a small property where we live when the house is rented so that we are not on site but are available if you have any problems or need a bit of local knowledge in order to explore the region

Keith and Maggie BULLOCK purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Keith and Maggie BULLOCK chose Soupex

Near to an airport, not far from the Pyrenees for skiing and hiking, not far from the beaches of the Mediterranean and not far from Spain, only 3 hours driving to Barcelona.


Soupex Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • In addition to the 3 bathrooms equipped with a toilet, there is a separate toilet upstairs and a separate toilet downstairs. At one end of the house there is a suite containing one of the double and twin rooms and a bathroom so ideal for a family to be together
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Some of the bedrooms have sufficient space to add an additional bed or cot. If there are too many double beds a room can be supplemented with twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking pans. A cot and high chair is available. The farmhouse is set in 1½ acres of garden, with a 9m x 4.6m swimming pool adjacent to the house, but fenced from the main house. There are outdoor tables and chairs and sunbeds by the pool and at the patio areas both front and rear of the property. When it is too hot at the south facing front it is lovely to eat a midday lunch at the rear of the property with a cool summer breeze. For entertainment the farmhouse is equipped with two barbeque's, table tennis, table football, trampoline, darts, a football goal and footballs, swing and play ladder, outdoor bowls (boules/pétanque), bicycles and badminton net and racquets. The swimming pool has roman steps which makes it easy for younger children to enter the water easily. Wi-Fi is provided. Owners are not on site


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

"God in France"

  • 5 of 5

Dear Maggie, Keith & Giles,

We really enjoyed our stay in your fantastic "farmhouse". When we arrived we were very pleased to find a wonderfull house that was a detailed copie of what we saw on the website. The house and garden are well-maintained and everything was very clean. The reception was super and we felt immediately "at home". During our stay, there was realy everyting what we needed to feel as "God in France". Also the location is super! What a quietness!

We wish you a lot of success with your Farmhouse !!! and hopefully see you soon!!

Family Geerts, Belgium.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful party

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this property for 3 days and two nights and we discovered what a delight a true French farmhouse could be like! Stunning views of the Pyrenees great rooms and all the facilities that one could wish for. And on top of all of that it was the owners 60th birthday!!!

Am writing this from Toulouse airport suffering from a surfeit of outstanding hospitality.

My wife, Louise and I are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I ( 9 persons) had 3 wonderful weeks in the farmhouse. Plenty of room in the house - although we spend most of our time outside.

The bedrooms are good and the bathrooms impressive (more modern than expected in an old house). The kitchen is equipped with all you need ( except a garlic presser).

We spent our evenings on the terrace - eating and playing games - except 3 evenings with light rain. It would have been nice if the terrace had been covered - but the kitchen is big, so we could sit inside.

We enjoyed the pool - although only 1,25 m deep. We would have liked it a bit deeper.

But all that is just trifles. We had a wonderful holiday.

Keith, Maggie and Giles are easy to talk to - very down to earth and very service minded.

We can only recommend this house that in addition has its own house cat (Fitou) which we all loved.

Lis and family from Denmark

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the owner replying to Lis's review. With regards to a garlic presser, there is now one in the property. Outside the kitchen there is a pergola on a south facing terrace where you can sit and have your meals. There are vines growing up the pergola and the roof is covered with vines and a rattan matting. Although this is not waterproof, it does protect from the sometimes fierce sun. If it was raining and guests wanted to be outside, we have a wooden cabin beside the pool with electricity, table and chairs inside. Regarding the pool, having the same depth throughout, allows younger children to enjoy the pool better. The cat in question passed away.
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June 2013 in Languedoc

  • 5 of 5

Property is exactly as listed. Bedrooms & bathrooms are modern and bright. Garden is wonderful - pool, trampoline, badminton, pingpong, etc. Fantastic for children. Maggie & Keith were easy and honest to deal with. We had no problems at all. This area of France was quieter in June than we expected. Best parts St. Felix, bike ride down Canal du Midi, Carcassone, Grottos, Revel market, and just the views from the property. Very good holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 5 children had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday at Laspeyrisses in July 2012. When we were shown around on arrival by the owner, the children were extremely excited by the size of the property and the variety of rooms. All was very well maintained and clean and matched the listing description very well.The house looks out to the Pyrenees mountains and is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and wheat, very picturesque and so typical of a French farmhouse.

There were loads of dvd’s, games and books, and there were outdoor games in the garden. By the pool were plenty of sun beds and chairs for our use.

We only ventured out a few times during our two week stay as there was plenty to keep us occupied at the farmhouse. We visited the medieval city of Carcassonne, the Cathare castles, a trip along the canal du midi on foot or with a bicycle(which are provided at the property). We also did wine tasting and tried Cassoulet, the local dish of the region.

There was shaded areas under the trees when it was hot and we were able to eat outdoors for most meals including breakfast and in the evenings we mainly barbequed.

We would definitely recommend this holiday to others, the owner was very helpful and available by phone to answer any questions.

Family from Surrey

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
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Fantastic spot and very child friendly

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five had a great week staying with another family with three children. The house is very comfortable and fantastically located in a quiet spot at the end of a driveway surrounded by open countryside and fields of sun flowers. There is lots to do for the children - Trampoline, T Tennis, Football, cricket, bikes, badminton. And the pool is great too.

Loved the area. Weather was fantastic and the region itself was much better value than our normal south of France destination near Cannes. And quieter too.

Loads of places to visit nearby and the beach is just over an hour away.

The house is just as nice as it looks in the photos and the owners were very helpful in answering our questions when we had any.

Would definitely love to come back one day....

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Toulouse or Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Labastide d'anjou
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Channel ports
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Castelnaudary or Villefranche-Lauragais
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A few examples of sights to visit in the area are the Black Mountains offering walks and small villages like Durfort and Sorèze with their history and local craft. Fishing, boating and swimming in the lake of St Ferréol. The walled city of Carcassonne with its medieval castle now a UNESCO heritage sight. Visitors can take a boat ride on the Canal du Midi from Castelnaudary or simply go on a bike ride or walk alongside the canal. In the area there are tennis courts, riding stables, potteries and wine tasting and in the summer, local villages have night markets. A little further afield there is rafting, adventure parks, the Pyrénées, the Meditérannean and the wine growing areas of the Corbières and Minervois. Toulouse, which sits on the River Garonne, is a 45 minute drive with its architecture, museums and music festivals. Our coordinates on GPS are :-

Longitude: (E) 01°53'42.94' and

Latitude: (N) 43°23'11.07' or en Benazet

Other Activities: Table tennis, trampoline, darts, table football, swings, outdoor bowls, badminton, football net and bicycles are all available at the farmhouse.

Golf: There are golf courses in Castres, Carcassonne and Toulouse.

Ski: We are 1hr 20mins from the nearest ski resort




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

1. Gas, bed linen and towels are included.
2. A security deposit of 500 Euros will be asked for when you arrive in case of breakages or damage during your stay. This will be given back to you if there is no damage. When the proprieter is in receipt of the 500€ damage deposit, the keys will be handed over.
3. Electricity, we give you 300kw of electricity for a week’s stay, equivalent to 30€. This allowance would generally cover your stay, however if you went over the 300kw the difference would be payable in cash by yourself, (the guest).
4. There is a cleaning charge of 60€ payable in cash on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund