About the property
- Farmhouse1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Converted Barn for 6 to 12 guests, comfortable and generous, glorious views
The old stone farmhouse is approached via its own secluded private garden, which is well set up for outdoor dining and living. The farmhouse combines traditional French style of shuttered windows, exposed oak beams and tiled or wooden floors, with our own more modern uncluttered style. Downstairs is a large sitting room (70 sq m) with comfy sofas and rugs before an open fire, a dining area and a well equipped modern kitchen with range cooker, double oven and a dishwasher (and washing machine in a separate utility room). Up the open wooden stairs are two bedrooms. The larger room has a super king size double bed; the smaller bedroom has twin beds. The bathroom has a modern walk in shower and is finished in oak. Central heating and a log fire make the farmhouse cosy even in winter.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
Janie is a coach and facilitator for individuals and organisations across the world. John was a senior public servant and consultant with academic and international experience. We are interested in people, books, music, history, society, and the world around us. Le Puget is our way of expressing our love of France and the countryside, good food and living, and our pleasure in offering hospitality.
janie purchased this Farmhouse in 2008
Why janie chose Arrondissement of Carcassonne
This is an area of great tranquility and beauty, but easy to get to and with easy access to the sea, cities, and the rest of France. We love the warmth of the people and the warmth of the weather, the quiet roads and pretty market towns, and the spectacular sights of the Pyrenees mountains like the Cathar Castles, the caves and rivers, the Canal du Midi, elegant cities like Toulouse and Narbonne, the vast range of Languedoc wines, and Andorra. We also like to walk for miles from our door through the rolling fields and oak woods that surround us.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Le Puget used to be a well known and very popular country restaurant, known for many miles around for its charm. Its played an important part in many people's lives, as a venue for parties and celebrations over the years. We enjoy that history, and want our guests to feel the same sense of peace and relaxation - and pleasure - that many people have found here over the years.
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The Farmhouse has a wonderful location: easy to get to from Toulouse Airport and easy to find by following the owner,John's excellent directions and yet situated in a quiet and secluded rural setting.
The property was comfortable and well equipped and we soon felt very much at home, There are some delightful walks in the surrounding estate and some excellent places for picnics and for sitting and reading.
We took day trips to Mirepoix, the Cathar castlee at Montsegur, and to Carcassone, and John proved a very good source of advice on local restaurants as well as being a capable chef in his own right.
A feast for all the senses
A stay at Le Puget is a real treat! The spacious and comfortable farmhouse was a wonderful home-from-home (only with a better equipped kitchen, and comfier beds.... Hmmm I wonder if John and Janie would mind if we moved in?) They were the perfect hosts, rustling up delectable food and full of local knowledge from wine to walks. And all set in the most gorgeous scenery in the sun-kissed Pyrenean foothills. A truly blissful, relaxing stay - we'll be back.
The teenagers enjoyed it!
Le Puget was our first stop on a touring holiday, travelling to Toulouse by train and then hiring a car. Our fourteen year-old daughter and her friend were in Le Puget’s pool within a few hours of arriving at Toulouse station.
We had a great time at Le Puget, including table football, swimming and a wonderful meal cooked by John. There are lots of shady places to sit outside and relax, and longer walks to enjoy the views. Nearby Mirepoix has a lively weekly market with buskers, and lots of small interesting shops to browse.
Janie and John are great hosts: they make the whole family feel welcome and at home. Even the teenagers enjoyed their stay!
Thank you Helen for this lovely review. John
A wonderful stay
This is now my fifth stay at Le Puget. I've both stayed in the Farmhouse and the Old Auberge with my family twice and three times with a group of friends. Le Domaine de Puget is to me both holiday and home! Holiday in that the area is stunningly beautiful, the location peaceful and natural. Home in that it just feels that way; welcoming, comfortable, spacious and with a lovely attention to details, for example, flowers picked from the garden in the rooms, lovely bedding and comfortable beds.
Janie and John are always welcoming. John's knowledge of local food and wine has depth and substance ... it shows in the fantastic meals they offer table d'hote ... do make sure you take up that option! Janie is a charming and engaging host.
The area has lots to offer, the ancient town of Mirpoix has the most stunning architecture and the lively large market is a must do trip. My partner loved the cycling, a bit hilly for me but the walking is excellent.
Wow! What a lovely review. Thank you so much - and do come again!
Janie and John
Tranquility in Cathar Country
What seems like a hundred years ago, but was actually June, we discovered the beautiful countryside that lies between the Black Mountains and the Pyrenees and was home to the Cathars and so much more history. Not only that, but we were lucky enough to find a home for the week that was peaceful and relaxed with kind and knowledgeable hosts where nothing was too much trouble. If you choose to come, a warm welcome awaits and we would recommend you don't seek the local restaurant but dine at the table d'hote. Johns cooking of local ingredients sourced quite literally from within 20km or so and Janie's attention to hospitality made it memorable and so very enjoyable! We will be back.
Thank you for your kind comments. Naturally, you would be very welcome!
There is a huge range of things to see and do within an hour or less in every direction. Magnificent Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi are two World Heritage sites, both close to us. To the south are the Pyrenees for walking and climbing, the Cathar Castles, lovely Abbeys and churches, and great caves and lakes. Closer still there are local beauty spots, lakes, and rivers for swimming, boating, kayaking, horse-riding, and fishing all within 30 minutes drive. The cities of Toulouse, Beziers and Narbonne and all easily reachable, and the long beaches and coastal fishing towns of the Mediterranean start just over an hour's drive away. And of course there are beautiful medieval villages and towns all around, many with their own markets. Travel: Toulouse airport is about an hour away, Carcassonne (Ryanair) about 30 minutes and Montpellier or Perpignan within two hours. There are major TGV stations at Toulouse and Bezier, both within an hour and a station at Castelnaudary about 20 minutes away. Car hire is recommended as there is no rural public transport other than taxis. Distances: Shops and restaurants start at Fanjeaux, about 10 minutes drive, and at Mirepoix, 15 mins, which is one of the most lovely small market towns in France. Further Details: More information on our website.
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Booking Notes: Rental includes linen and towels (not beach towels). Pool is open from May to September. 33% deposit on booking; balance due 6 weeks before start of holiday by bank transfer or cheque. Discuss other payment options with us directly. We offer partial or full catering, and additional housekeeping, so you can be pampered to the full if you like. Costs on request. Changeover Day: Friday in July and August. More flexible in other months. Notes on prices: Prices include everything except heating and cleaning, which are at cost. Talk to us direct about special events, long winter lets, out of season accommodation for groups and additional en-suite garden bedrooms for larger parties.