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The Barn, Domaine de Puget - 6 to 12 guests

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the house from part way up the drive
the main doors lead from the courtyard into the leaving room
the living room is too big to photograph well - this is one of the sitting areas

Overview
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
4 nights minimum 
Rental Home
Le Puget is our lovely 65 acre estate in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. It is a haven of peace, tranquility, comfort and seclusion. We offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for between 6 and 12 people. . The charming open courtyard built in local golden stone is the heart of the Domaine. A big old barn has been converted into comfortable and generous accommodation, with six en suite bedrooms, large living and dining rooms, a grand kitchen, and a big private sunny terrace with gorgeous views over the valley and up the oak woods above our land and across to the 12thC village on the next hill. Le Puget combines traditional French style of tiled or wooden floors, big beams, and open fire places with our own more modern uncluttered style. Outside, there are terraces and ga...Le Puget is our lovely 65 acre estate in the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. It is a haven of peace, tranquility, comfort and seclusion. We offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for between 6 and 12 people. . The charming open courtyard built in local golden stone is the heart of the Domaine. A big old barn has been converted into comfortable and generous accommodation, with six en suite bedrooms, large living and dining rooms, a grand kitchen, and a big private sunny terrace with gorgeous views over the valley and up the oak woods above our land and across to the 12thC village on the next hill. Le Puget combines traditional French style of tiled or wooden floors, big beams, and open fire places with our own more modern uncluttered style. Outside, there are terraces and gardens, an orchard, a 11m solar heated swimming pool in its own walled garden, and 24 acres of our own land and a small lake to explore. We have no immediate neighbours apart from the small Chateau next door. We can offer you gourmet dining on site using local produce, with excellent local wines. We can also offer additional housekeeping, and arrange treats like bike hire, horse riding, . We will gladly talk you through the local area and its delights.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please contact us before booking if you have children under 6 in your party.
Bathrooms
6 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Vivienne L
Hosting since January 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (56)
RoRo
RoRo
1 contribution
Great hospitality
A spacious place for our ten people family with various ways for entertaining the kids as well as the adults. Beautiful environment. Highly recommendable.
Visited August 2021
Written August 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

941linda
941linda
Nottingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
le Puget 'whose liberal board doth flow/ with all that hospitality doth know'
Yes, the location of the Domaine is perfect in its immediate setting of rustling Alders and tall sheltering trees. The spread of Barn and Farmhouse: a wash of burnt umber and oak, green shutters and autumn's wine and gold Virginia creeper, is beautiful in itself but it is also situated in a particularly lovely configuration of rolling hills and fields. Sunflowers and Sorghum, swathes of irregular bleached fields and sudden unexpected views of the Pyrenees rippling away in the distance, all grace this part of the world. Add to this a crystal clear swimming pool, nearly empty roads and the nearness of umpteen small villages to explore at leisure and you have almost all the ingredients of a first class holiday. What really makes it so special however is the hospitality and generosity of the hosts, Janie and John, who aim to provide both bodily comfort and intellectual and aesthetic stimulus. Their success is evident in the many return visits we and other guests have made. They have a vast collection of books of every kind and you could spend your entire visit learning how to be a great cook or walking the entire region immersed in its fascinating history and unique architecture. Or you could learn about the region's viticulture and how to enjoy fine wines. And in September you can let warm, ripe figs drop into your hand. This is a true 'liberal board' and it is from our hosts that we have learnt 'all that hospitality doth know' [Ben Jonson] and for this we thank them.
Visited September 2018
Written September 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stuart3660
Stuart3660
Worcestershire, United Kingdom3 contributions
Idilic
We stayed at Le Puget to celebrate my husbands retirement. Eleven of us stayed here. It is a beautiful typically French farmhouse which is clean, well furnished and has everything you need. It is set in unspoilt countryside but still close enough to local towns with their great markets. The owner John, was the perfect host who gave an insightful local history lesson, and recommended local places to visit. I would certainly recommend Le Puget to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful region of rural France.
Visited August 2018
Written August 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dan F
Dan F
1 contribution
What a gem!
Le Puget is an absolutely gorgeous, rustic farmhouse in southern France. We were a group of 9 family & friends in the area for a wedding, and le Puget had more than enough space to accommodate us. The views were stunning - including the old Cathar town of Gaja-la-Selve which sits on the neighboring hillside - and on a clear day you can even catch a glimpse of the Pyrenees. There are numerous indoor/outdoor dining and lounging areas, billiards/table tennis/foosball/piano for entertainment, a pool, a nice charcoal BBQ grill, and mowed walking paths to facilitate exploration of the property. The communication with John before and during the trip was absolutely fantastic; he was incredibly helpful and hospitable in every way imaginable. We give this our highest recommendation, and would definitely love to come back again!
Visited June 2018
Written June 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stanley5899
Stanley5899
Taunton, United Kingdom52 contributions
Wonderful wonderful wonderful!
We only had a short stay, but will be returning next year for a wedding, and wanted to check things out. From the moment we turned into the drive we knew this was the perfect place. John could not have more helpful, taking time and care to discuss what we want, even down to live musicians on the day. The venue itself is, simply, wonderful. It offers every possibility it seems: gorgeous views across French countryside, a picturesque village on one horizon, and small lake, grassed lanes for gentle strolls, large terrace and courtyard for entertaining (up to 100?), and abundant grassy areas for chats and nibbles and drinks. Inside is cool and spacious, and upstairs presents comfortable ensuite bedrooms. The kitchen area is very appealing - well stocked and able to cater for large groups. We are already excited about going back in June, and would quickly recommend it to anyone who enjoys peace and calm and a touch of rural French magic for a special occasion.
Visited September 2017
Written October 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scarlet W
Scarlet W
1 contribution
A magical stay in the magical Le Puget
Our stay at Le Puget was TRUELY magical. The house is exceptional, with all the tools to create some delicious meals and BBQs. Ridiculously comfy beds, beautifully decorated rooms, and so many games, cds, records and dvds to keep us entertained in the evenings. John and Jaynie were the perfect hosts giving us lots of interesting and useful local information and their warmth and generosity even extended to helping us when I was ill! The setting and their land is wonderful, walks by fields of sunflowers, a beautiful lake and a wonderful viewing point to watch the sun set over the mountains (in the company of a friendly horse) with a lovely glass of wine. .... and then the pool!!! So clean and big, with the perfect comfy pool furniture and inflatables! So many fond memories were made and so sad to leave. We will be back! I cannot recommend this beautiful place highly enough!
Visited August 2017
Written August 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wouter L
Wouter L
3 contributions
Perfect place for relaxing
The area is amazing, the views sublime. The house is cozy and well equiped. Le puget has lovely gardens, fresh figues and a perfect swimming pool. John can advise you on wine and nice places to visit or hike. We would like to go back!! Thanks!
Visited July 2017
Written August 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

loweth
loweth
2 contributions
Fabulous
The Farmhouse was situated amidst stunning countryside, very peaceful which was exactly what we were looking for. Whilst the temperatures soared, the Farmhouse remained cool, particularly at night. It was very well equipped, everything you could possibly need was available. John Haward was an excellent host and introduced us to exceptional Lanquadoc wines which this area is renowned for, he was also an excellent source of local information. Mirepoix, the nearest small town was delightful both on market days and for evening meals. We hope to return.
Visited June 2017
Written July 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

VABRE G
VABRE G
1 contribution
Lieu très agréable, au calme et pour nombreuses personnes
L'endroit est vraiment agréable, situé en pleine nature. Vous pourrez y croiser des chevaux et des moutons. La maison est très spacieuse et adaptée pour une location avec de nombreuses personnes. Nous étions 6 adultes et 6 enfants et nous n'avons manqué de rien. Il y a de nombreux équipements comme une piscine, baby-foot, billard. Le propriétaire est très sympathique et s'assure que tout se passe bien. Nous y avons passé un très bon séjour et nous y retournerons avec plaisir.
Visited May 2017
Written July 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

draggingmyfeet
draggingmyfeet
23 contributions
A perfect retreat
Le Puget rose to the occasion with aplomb and style. Celebrating a significant birthday with 13 people from all points of the compass was a tall order but Janie and John handled it with ease and grace. We were never hurried, never worried, and drifted from meal, to terrace, to garden, to pool, to meal, to bed in a dreamy daze. John's cooking was superb and inspiring, and inspired me to try some of his dishes and publish on my food blog Hecichera. Take a look for a longer post on Le Puget.
Visited September 2016
Written December 28, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Property features
  • Staff on property
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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About the neighborhood
This is an area of grand sites and big views, few people, quiet roads and open country, pretty town and villages, all steeped in history. Ancient cave dwellers, the Romans, Visigoths, and the 12thC Cathars, have all left their mark. We are on the same latitude as Siena and the hills and pencil pines are reminiscent of Tuscany. There are local lakes and rivers to picnic, swim, go boating or riding by. Our local town, Mirepoix, is one of the most lovely and ancient town squares in France and has a wonderful Monday morning market and some sort of event or festival almost every week in the summer. The Domaine itself is 300 metres up into the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. You can walk or cycle from the door for miles through our land and the oak woods that surround us, with huge views of the mountains.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Toulouse (about an hour) is a major international airport, recently voted best airport in France, with many flight links and a TGV station. Carcassonne airport (about 30 mins) has Ryanair flights from several parts of the UK. Car hire is easy at both airports. Le Puget is about 15 minutes from the Castelnaudary junction of the A61 motorway. The estate is private and secluded, but easy to get to and easy to find. We will send you detailed local travel directions, and can offer some suggestions on places to stay / things to see if you are arriving by car.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Prices include everything except heating during the winter and extra cleaning. We expect the place to be basically clean and tidy on departure. Contact us for longer lets and larger groups.

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