Domaine de Badia, Mirepoix

Sleeps 16

£6,500-£7,950 per week

This beautiful 18th century stone farmhouse is situated in 148 acres of meadows and woodland inhabited by deer and wild boar between Carcassonne and Toulouse.   A large family home, it can comfortably accommodate up to sixteen guests and sits in the foothills of the Pyrenees, just 3km (five minutes) from the historic town of Mirepoix. There is so much to do in this lovely region of France, steeped in culture and history.

The house is very much a family holiday home – well decorated with an eclectic mix of French antiques and other items from the owners’ travels. Charming and comfortable, light and airy, the ground floor has really good living and dining areas filled with sunlight and with French windows opening out onto the gardens and terrace. This runs the length of the front of the house and has wonderful views towards the Pyrenees. The fully equipped south facing kitchen/dining room has a large entertaining area and is a recent addition to the house.

Below the terrace walls is the good sized swimming pool which has its own large Pool House with barbecue, summer kitchen, shower and cloakroom. A hard tennis court situated on the north side of the property is a fantastic addition to a family holiday as well as a boules pitch and table tennis. There are bicycles to be used and three acres of wonderful gardens to explore if you can tear yourself away from that great pool area. Mirepoix has a seriously good Monday market and the historic and world famous town of Carcassonne is only a short drive away.

Price Guide 2019:

£6,500 – £7,950 per week

Sleeps: 16

  • Ground Floor
  • Sitting Room with dining area.
  • Kitchen with entertaining area.
  • Games Room.
  • Second Kitchen.
  • Study
  • Playroom/Occasional Bedroom

First Floor

  • 4 Double Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms (2 ensuite)

Second Floor

  • 2 Large Double Bedrooms.
  • 2 smaller Twin Bedrooms (best suited for children).
  • 2 Bathrooms

 

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

  • Daily Maid
  • Pool 12m x 6m with electric cover.
  • Pool House with Summer Kitchen, cold Shower and Cloakroom.
  • Tennis Court. Bicycles.
  • Table Tennis.
  • Boules Pitch.
  • Barbecue.
  • TV/DVD/iPod Players.
  • Books & Board Games.
  • WiFi.
  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Bath & Swimming Towels.
  • Mirepoix                                      3.5km (5 mins)
  • Sauveterre School                      1h 45 mins
  • Go Karting                                   10km
  • Gorge St. George                        1h 45 mins
  • (White water rafting, canoeing, hydro-speed)
  • Golf at Carcassonne and Foix
  • Wonderful beach bars at Leucate Plage inc. La Poulpe  1h
  • Carcassonne Salvaza Airport    41km (45 mins)
  • Toulouse Blagnac Airport          105km (70 mins)

Please note that the map is only a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

“I think this a great area for families with active children, there is so much to do from white water rafting to fantastic hiking, and the house’s own really good quality tennis court and pool. No neighbours to complain about noise either!”

Client Reviews:

“I heard from everyone how amazing it was but was still unprepared for how beautiful it was; the pool, the garden, the interiors were all stunning.”

“We also greatly enjoyed attending a few performances of the Festival des Arts de la Marionette which was most entertaining. Mirepoix really is an extraordinary little town.”

“You really have found the perfect haven. Many places can do evening tennis and poolside but few have such walks in unspoilt country direct from the door and the charm of a Mirepoix nearby. Our trip to Carcassonne was an added bonus.”

“The avenue of cypresses up the drive, the beautiful glazed pots everywhere one turns and the wisteria over the terrace have been huge successes.”

“Your house is incredible. It has everything you could ask for and is so pretty. Mirepoix is one of the most beautiful towns I have ever been to, with such an amazing cathedral and the timber houses supported by wooden pillars. The countryside is also lovely with the rolling hills and the views were amazing. Every morning when I woke up, I opened the window and could see the Pyrenees.”

“Hand on heart, your Pyrenees paradise is honestly the loveliest house abroad I’ve ever been to. I was completely blown away by the house itself, surrounded by it’s beautiful wooded and hay baled estate.”

“Hydrospeed was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done and I loved the go-karting.”