Pool and Garden Gallery
The pool at La Bomba has been designed to be very much part of the house. Just up a few steps from the dining terrace and kitchen, you can chat with the swimmers while preparing dinner. It’s also easy to keep an eye on the children. A traditional stone barbecue completes the pool area. Worth mentioning too that the pool is completely private – for the sole use of the guests staying at the house – and it is not overlooked by any neighbours.
The pool is 12m x 6m, has Roman steps, and is fitted with a special perimeter safety alarm that, when turned on, sounds if anything bigger than a cat crosses the infra-red line.
La Bomba also has its own ‘pool guy’ who comes once a week to clean and service the pool. However, we also recommend having a go with the easy-to-use Sweepy pool robot cleaner which is provided for guest use. The pool is open from May until the end of September.
When we first arrived at La Bomba in 2001 there wasn’t really any garden to speak of – just overgrowth and desolation. We’ve come a long way since then and the only survivor is a very bountiful fig tree. Plants with a heady perfume dominate with lots of lavender, roses, honeysuckle and jasmine and we have a soft spot for potted geraniums which add fantastic colour.
The lawn is unusually green and luscious for the Languedoc region and great for badminton. At the foot of the garden is the historic Rigole, a gently flowing stream that diverts water from the Black Mountains through the Lauragais to feed the Canal du Midi at Narouze.
We like to think La Bomba is a rather photogenic property, so we’ve probably got a bit carried away taking photos of it over the last few years. Here’s a short selection from our many albums…