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Very spacious House, Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Games Room, 2 acres of garden

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Great Family House With Lovely Views and Plenty of Entertainment for Everyone

La Maison Caignac is a spacious and well equipped house in the centre of a small village in south west france between Toulouse and Carcasonne. It offers a high standard of accommodation for up to 12 people with six bedrooms and five bathrooms as well as extensive ground floor accommodation - including WIFI, sonos music system, sky tv with sports, games room with pool table, pinball, darts and table football. Outside the beautifully landscaped gardens are set in two acres with heated salt water swimming pool, tennis court, garden chess, boules and table tennis. Close to the house is the outside dining area with built in bbq and pizza oven.


Owner
Robert and Karen Balicki
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Robert and Karen Balicki

We live in Kent but we love the great weather and countryside of South West France so much that we bought Maison Caignac. We enjoy walking and the stunning countryside gives us spectacular views round every corner. The towns of Toulouse and Carcassonne provide the culture that we enjoy and could have been missing in some parts of rural France. Obviously the food and wine of the area were also a major attraction for us.

Robert and Karen Balicki purchased this house in 2015

Why Robert and Karen Balicki chose Caignac

We recently purchased this house after renting it and finding that it was for sale. It has been on this website since 2003 and we have found customers that have returned for 10 years - we can understand why!

The house is spacious with different entertaining areas and sits in 2 acres of landscaped garden including a heated swimming pool and hard tennis court.

Although in the centre of the village, It is like an oasis, and has lovely views over the surrounding rolling countryside. We fell in love with it, even though it was January, as it is the perfect holiday home for our extended family.

What makes this house unique

As the house was converted from three properties in 2002, it has retained three distinct parts and therefore is perfect for a multi generational group. It is great for those that want to party late while allowing others to retire in peace.

The combination of the house, the terrace, the outside eating area and the pool vicinity make a very sociable area with enough other space to allow party members peace and quiet.

The Canal du Midi is 7 km away and provides a unique resource, not only for boating but also horse riding, cycling and walking along the tow path towards either Toulouse or Carcassone.

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In the Village
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Golf Club de Toulouse
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Villefranche de Lauragais
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
A61
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Gardouch
Nearest Ski
69 Miles
Ax-Les-Thermes
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

Amenities

Caignac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Marble tiled, lots of storage, large window, original floor
    Church end shower - toilet , shower , Shared by Tournesol, Versailles and bed 4
    Church end bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large light room shared by Tournesol, Versailles and bed 4
    West end bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large light room shared between Moroccan and bed 6
    Downstairs Shower - toilet , shower , Marble tiled large shower room with easy access to outside
  • Water pressure is good with plenty of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Mahogany sleigh bed, ensuite plus walk in dressing room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Can be zip linked to form 6ft double, west end of house
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Shares bathroom with bedroom 5 - bath & separate shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Church end of house, garden facing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Church end garden facing Interconnects with Master if req.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Church end - Same staircase as bedrooms 2 and 3
  • Master bedroom accessed from main central staircase. Beds 2, 3 and 4 accessed by church end staircase. Bedroom 5 and bedroom 6 accessed by west end staircase from games room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Very spacious House, Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Games Room, 2 acres of garden
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful property is very spacious with plenty of room for large family or friends. The bedrooms are well decorated with large comfy beds, the kitchen is ideally situated in the centre of the house and is a great space for gathering in for meals if you decide not to sit out on the veranda, or cook yourselves lovely pizza in the pizza oven. The house has spectacular views of the local countryside, and some lovely walks along quiet country lanes. The house is not far from local towns and shops where you can get everything you need, the village however does have a little shop and pub to get essentials. We even borrowed the bikes and went cycling along the Canal du Midi. The main attractions for the children where the pool and tennis court, which they spent most the day going between, while the adults lounged by the pool side or played giant Jenga.

The owners left a welcome manual for how everything works within the house and local restaurants that they like and recommend. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to go back very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Extraordinary!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say…..

A short drive down from Toulouse Airport….take a turn off the motorway and wind through some spectacular countryside (at the right time of year it’s all yellow and decked out in Sunflowers) to find Caignac which is a small village perched on a hill. You can’t miss Maison Caignac (it’s the largest house there) and, cunningly, it does look understated from the street. This impression is completely erased when you get inside or view the house from the rear and the gardens…..it’s fabulous….almost like a hidden gem with views across the valley. I have stayed on a number of occasions now and really enjoy the sociability of the house – there are several, well-appointed dining and cooking spaces. The bedrooms are very well presented (with bedside lights made from the largest champagne bottles the owners could find - clearly they are very thirsty people!) and comfortable beds with crisp, white linen. There is plenty to do….or nothing to do….large swimming pool….tennis……sky TV…..or lie in the gardens reading.

I would recommend Maison Caignac…..it is great for a small or a large party of people, its well-appointed and I am hoping to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superbe maison pour un séjour en famille...

  • 5 of 5

Merci beaucoup Karen, pour cette superbe maison où nous avons passé de superbes vacances en famille. Tout était si bien arrangé, il ne manquait de rien, comme à la maison!! J'ai écrit dans le petit carnet laissé à Caignac, combien nous avons été enchanté de votre location. Nous n'avons qu'un rêve...revenir en famille avec nos 5 enfants et leurs époux! La piscine est top, la cuisine est top, les chambres également, et le tennis aussi!!! En plus Valérie a été charmante avec nous... Vraiment, je garde l'espoir de pouvoir relouer chez vous un jour...ou même faire l'échange de ma maison avec vous pour une quinzaine de jours!! Bravo pour la déco, faite avec beaucoup de petits détails ravissants. Nous vous faisons parvenir, Karen, ainsi qu'à votre époux Robert, nos meilleures salutations de Suisse. En espérant à une autre fois... Nathalie et Stéphane Roduit-Borgeat, Gaëlle, Claude et Elsa Bertazzoni-Roduit. Margaux et Samuel Gaillard-Roduit. Justine et Arnaud Wuilloud-Roduit. Noémie Roduit et Guérin Roduit...ainsi que mes parents Rémy et Janine Borgeat... Avec notre meilleur souvenir....

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great house and garden

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable house with good amenities. Lovely pool and tennis court. Great games room and lots of space outdoors for eating and drinks. Spacious bedrooms with comfy beds and nice white linen and towels. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC RELAXING HOLIDAY HOME

  • 5 of 5

Maison Caignac is a fantastic holiday venue. The views from the house are so beautiful. Its set in a lovely quiet village with views of the Pyreness. The house is so spacious and offers flexible accommodation for families or groups. I loved my stay there, swimming in the stunning pool, playing tennis, attempting pool, and table football in the games room! Perfect inside and outside dining areas and a pizza oven. The kitchen is so well stocked with everything you need and at the end of your day its lovely sinking into comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. I loved this property and will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house for a multigenerational holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location in the heart of a small quiet hilltop village. The house is absolutely huge and so well kitted out. The configuration of the house with three staircases means different family groups can retain their privacy. The main kitchen is enormous and is the real hub of the house. The stunning pool is right by the house and is protected by an alarm so no worries about small children. There is a brick built barbeque and pizza oven by the outside eating area. The pizzas were probably the highlight of the holiday. We also enjoyed cycling along the nearby Canal du Midi. The garden is vast but on quite a slope so playing cricket would be a challenge, but there is a great tennis court, boules and giant jenga! Comfortable beds, views of the Pyrenees from up the lane and an excellent supermarket 6 miles away. What more could anyone want? We highly recommend this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $999.33

All rentals commence at 16.00 on day of arrival and finish at 10.00 on day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.