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Farmhouse Sleeps Nine Beautifully Restored On Private Domaine with Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Restored Farmhouse with Private Heated Pool, Summer Kitchen with Barbeque and Pizza oven. Panoramic views, extensive gardens, paddock

La Fermette has been tastefully renovated retaining original features including the "grenier" bedroom where the children slept. In a tranquil location with spectacular views, private heated pool, sundeck, outdoor shower, summer kitchen, barbeque, wood fired pizza oven outdoor covered eating and large gardens. The spacious property offers140sq metres of accommodation with 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 with cot and futon available to increase capacity to 10. Two bedrooms have a double bed, 2 are twin bedded. The grenier (loft) bedroom has a reduced height entrance. The kitchen is fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer and a cooker with oven and hob, ironing board and iron. The lounge has a TV with UK Freeview, stereo CD player, DVD player and a wood burning stove (we are happy to provide wood). We have a book case full of books and a few games.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in many gites over the years and this has been by far and away one of the nicest places we have stayed. The location is amazing and pool and outside eating area outstanding....... The layout of the gite is outstanding and much more spacious than the pictures allude to, perfect for a young family.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Generville in Occitanie

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc, basin and wet room. Family bathroom with basin, large bath with shower over. Separate WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: "Chambre Fage" double bed. Bedroom 2: "Chambre les Pins" double bed. Bedroom 3: "Les Jumeaux" twin beds. Bedroom 4: "Le Grenier" twin beds (attic room access with reduced headheight).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The spacious accommodation provides an ideal location for a family, or 2 families sharing or a group of friends to enjoy a wonderful holiday. Views from the property would provide inspiration for a group sharing a creative holiday (painting, photography, etc) and the foothills excellent walking. The renowned Cathar Way can be joined at the edge of the property and the St Jacques de Compostelle and GR7 paths are close by. Outside: There are extensive gardens and a paddock for ball games and fun. The lovely, heated, 10m single depth pool (1.4m) - safely fenced and with child-proof night cover -is just metres from the Fermette and is bounded by lavenders and fig trees. The sundeck with panoramic views over the rolling hills and fields to the Pyrenees has 8 loungers and a solar shower. A poolside summer kitchen has a sink, barbecue, fridge and a covered area with large table - we hope everything needed for a fun day poolside. The area can be lit at night. There is additional external dining to the front of the Fermette. We have 2 adult bikes which we are happy to lend. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean bedlinen is provided each week. Bath towels, hand towels and pool towels are also replaced on a weekly basis if required. Other: Dining room light and airy with double aspect windows and a large table and futn


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Farmhouse Sleeps Nine Beautifully Restored On Private Domaine with Heated Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful rural setting, with fantastic pool and views to the Pyrenees

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Fermette, Generville was very relaxing and the property was well suited for our family (4 adults, 2 young children).

Inside the property was a good standard, comfortable bedrooms, well appointed kitchen and nice dining rooms and lounge. Well stock library and some books/games for the kids.

But outside is where the property excels. There is outdoor space to eat at the front and rear of the property - wonderful views out the front, cool shade at the back. Then there is the fantastic pool with summer kitchen including BBQ and pizza/log-fired oven. It made a great place to relax with the family and the views from the poolside stretched out all the way to the Pyrenees - beautiful!.

Sue and Terry are welcoming, friendly hosts and were really helpful - including doing a food shop for us before we arrived which made settling in a breeze. They have 4 chickens who roam free and provided us with a bounty of eggs. A jar of Sue's homemade jam, garden picked herbs and local fizz were also waiting for us on arrival.

The local area has plenty to enjoy - highlights were swimming and pedalos at Lac Montbel, visiting Mirepoix (which is lovely and has great places to eat/drink and a brilliant Monday market), Chateau Montsegur, the church in Vals (dug into the rock!) and the dinosaur museum at Esperaza.

There were a couple of bike we could use and these were great to get out for short rides and explore some of the smaller nearby settlements and viewpoints.

Would highly recommend for those looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday, away from it all and a pool to relax beside.

Thanks Sue and Terry!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and comfortable. Perfect for our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Clean,comfortable, welcoming and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Generville and really hope to return. Terry and Sue are perfect hosts. Everything was prepared beautifully including home made jam, home grown tomatoes and a basket of fresh eggs from their own free range chickens. The house is clean, spacious and homely, and the pool is spectacular. The views are unforgettable with the Pyrenees, sunflower fields, sunsets and stars.

Thank you for our wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Terry and Sue, we had a great time at Domaine de Gennerville.

Super weather, great location and the children loved the pool!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location with fabulous views. The Gite is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The outdoor facilities are excellent. We made full use of the pool, BBQ and pizza oven which our 3 boys loved !. The views from the pool deck our outstanding. You are ideally located to explore the surrounding area. Carcassonne, Mirepoix, Cathar castles and white water rafting are but a few of the delights we sampled. We also enjoyed relaxing by the pool. A big thank you to Sue, Terry and Freddie who were fabulous hosts and made us feel very welcome. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I'm sure we'll be back to explore more.

The Julien Family

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding excellent second visit

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a beautiful, quiet location. The house is spacious, very comfortable, lovely views towards the Pyrenees from the swwimming pool and a wonderufl warm welcome from the owners. A perfect holiday relaxation location.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
94 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
123 Kilometres
Narbonne or Gruissan
Car: necessary


The Mediterranean is about an hour's drive down the motorway. The nearest beach is Gruissan, but beaches down to the Spanish border or over towards Provence and all very easily accessible.


Direct flights by budget airlines are available to Carcassonne (35 mins) and Toulouse (60 mins) from many UK airports. Perpignan (90 mins), Beziers (75 mins) and Girona over the border in Spain are also good options. Car hire (essential) is available at all airports. Domaine de Generville is only 15 mins from the Entre deux Mers A61 motorway at Castelnaudary for those preferring the ferry/drive option.


Fanjeaux - 10 mins.

Mirepoix - 15 mins.

Castlenaudary - 15 mins.

Carcassonne - 35 mins.

Toulouse - 1 hour.

Gruissan Plage (nearest beach) 1hr 15 mins.

Ax-les-Thermes (skiing) 1hr 15 mins.

Further Details:

La Fermette is situated 35 minutes drive from Carcassonne with its Bastide and World Heritage Cite. Each year a 2 month Festival is held with wonderful outdoor events - in recent years among the many world famous artists were Mark knoffler, Tom Jones and The Arctic Monkeys. In 2018 Tour de France is passing close by on 12 July has a stage finish and start in Carcassonne. We are 15 minutes drive from the picturesque 13th Century market town of Mirepoix with its wonderful Monday market. Castelnaudary set on the Canal du Midi a UNESCO heritage site, is again 15 minutes away. Boat hire is available and the Canal is bounded by walking and cycle paths along which the energetic can reach Sete on the Mediterranean (roughly 3 days cycling). The beautiful "Rose" city of Toulouse - France's 4th largest city - is just an hour away. The beautiful Lac du Montbel which offers swimming and sailing is about a 30 minute drive. Sailing and boarding lessons for all ages are available at Lac Ganguise, again a 30 minutes drive. A trout fishing lake is a short 15 minute drive. The nearest village for shopping and bars is Fanjeaux. The owners of the property live in a separate house on the Domaine and would be happy to help with any queries. The farmhouse and swimming pool area are non-smoking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Generville, Aude

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.21

Booking Notes:
We are happy to offer a €100 discount for any second/third week for guests wishing to take a longer holiday. Prices are for the entire farmhouse and all amenities. We are happy to provide logs for the woodburner.

Changeover Day:
Generally, changeover will be on Saturday - leaving the property in a clean and tidy condition by 10.00am and arriving after 5.00 pm. If possible we will try to be flexible to suit your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted in euros, but we are happy to accept pounds sterling. Prices are for the whole property and includes all utilities. We would ask for a non-refundable 20% deposit to guarantee your booking with the balance payable 12 weeks before your holiday. We would also ask for a refundable breakage/damage deposit of 250 euros/£200. Payments to be made direct to a designated bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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