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Alistair Soames

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Luxurious Commingeoise with Pyrénéan Views, Heated Oval Pool, Games Room & Wifi.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Haute-Garonne - Maubec, Saint Lary Boujean

4 Dble Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Pyrénées Views, Heated Private Pool & Games Room

Luxurious Commingeoise with Pyrénéan Views, Private Heated Oval Pool, Games Room & Wi-Fi.


The Commingeoise has been recently restored to a high standard and offers flexible accommodation for 2 families and sleeps up to 10 people.

There are 3 double beds, 2 large single beds, 2 portable beds for children and 2 travel cots for babies. The accommodation provides for a Maximum of 8 adults, 2 children and 2 babies or 6 adults, 4 children and 2 babies.

4 substantial bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en suite and 1 family bathroom).

Private parking for 2 cars.

Large Lounge which comfortably seats 8 people. There is a Wood Burner and Freesat English TV and Radio. Please note we do not have access to French TV.

Large Kitchen Diner which leads to the gated side terrace which is perfect for enjoying those warm summer nights.

Games Room consists of a Slate Bed Pool/Snooker Table which also converts easily into a Table Tennis Table. There is a professional Dart Board and many different board games to keep everyone amused. In addition there are several MP3 speakers to enjoy all your favourite music.

South facing garden is divided into 3 areas.

•The Swimming Pool is heated to 27c from May - October and is fenced off which gives extra security for families with young children. The Grass Area next to the pool and is perfect for alternating between sunbathing and swimming. You are surrounded by Roses, Laurels, Oleanders and Gaura and Salvias.

•Side terrace is perfect for eating outside being next to the kitchen and for those who enjoy cooking outside there is a gas BBQ. There is a retractable sun blind over the table, perfect for enjoying lunch in the midday sun. The terrace is bordered by Lavender; mature Olive Trees and a beautiful Smoke Bush Tree.

•The final terrace is perfect for enjoying the early morning sun and admiring the views of the countryside and beyond to the Pyrenees. There is also a trampoline which both children and adults can enjoy!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alistair Soames (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious Commingeoise with Pyrénéan Views, Heated Oval Pool, Games Room & Wifi.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Peaceful family holiday in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday in this lovely house that feels like a home. Excellent communication with the helpful owner throughout, good directions and the property was very easy to find. On arrival the house was clean and the pool warm. The children all loved the swimming pool and the pool table, and we enjoyed the tranquility and lovely views of the mountains. The restaurant recommendations offered were helpful - we had several good meals out and found the kitchen well equipped when we wanted to cook for ourselves.

This is a special place and very much recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property and like you we think it is a special place! Glad you had a lovely time.
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French rustic charm at it's best!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming property with everything large families need for an amazing trip to rural France. The commingeiose has been tastefully restored and can accommodate a large amount of people comfortably whatever the weather. Our kids swam every day even in October, and we visited the nearby lake, natural pools and explored the local gorge and monastery. There's plenty to do for nature explorers, and the local shops offer amazing value.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We rent this house for 2 weeks : nothing to say on a bad way. You'll find everything you could expect, all the bedrooms are cosy. The cupboards are full of all Day stuff. If you like to be cosy and piecefull : this is the choice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cedric for taking the time to send me a review - you are very welcome to stay again. Best wishes
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Très joli maison dans une belle campagne

  • 4 of 5

La maison est accueillante et bien équipée. Beaucoup de chose à faire dans les Pyrénées juste à côté (rafting, rando ...).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week's stay at Maubec. The owners have tastefully renovated and decorated this beautiful house, and it is perfectly set up for young families - we went as 2 families (with 4 children between us) and there was plenty of space for all. The pool felt safe with toddlers, as it is gated and alarmed, and we really appreciated the provision of toys and games to keep the young (and not so young) entertained when it was too hot to be outside, or in the evenings after dinner.

Alistair, the owner, was extremely prompt and helpful at dealing with any issues that arose. In particular, he helped with suggestions for overcoming shop closures on our arrival day and provided some very welcome fridge essentials (milk and wine!)

The WiFi was not working properly during our stay, but efforts were made to resolve the problem and I believe this is being sorted now. The only thing we felt the house could benefit from was some ceiling fans or electric fans for the bedrooms, and some more mosquito nets on the upstairs windows, as it was very warm at night and we were bitten quite a lot!

The house is located a short drive from an excellent boulangerie open 7 days a week, and the Pyrenees are about 45 min drive away with lots of great outdoor activities on offer.

We had a lovely holiday here and would definitely recommend it! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending the time to review our place and am glad you had a lovely time. The wifi has now been resolved and thank you for your understanding in this matter. Best wishes Alistair
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A Peaceful Week in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a very peaceful week in this delightful property. On arrival, the house was clean and well presented, and lived up to what we had expected through the website. Directions were very good!

The games room is a fantastic feature of this house and we all honed our pool, darts and table tennis skills over the week.

The children got great use out of the pool - the floats and toys which come with the house were an additional bonus and the kids used it every day. It was also very well maintained - twice cleaned (vey unobtrusively) during the week.

The bedrooms were all spacious and cool - important during the hot summer.

We enjoyed relaxing in the very comfortable living room at the end of each day, watched a few DVDs and read a couple of the books from the library. Perfect.

Another bonus: the friendly neighbours, who never failed to wave and say hello. The local boulangerie serves fantastic bread (try one of their pizzas - especially the goat's cheese one - the kids weren't mad for it, which meant more for me!).

The owner was available throughout (by email) for any questions we had and was very helpful. Very quick refund of security deposit as well, which is always appreciated.

All in all a great week, the house delivering everything it promised. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and am glad that you had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
31 Kilometres
Golf du Château de Barbet
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saint Gaudens
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
249 Kilometres
Narbonne Plage Mediterrannean Costline
Car: necessary

Saint Lary Boujean:-

A beautiful hamlet located on a peaceful hilltop within the foothills of the Pyrénées.

As well as stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the mountains, it is just a 10-15 minute drive to Aurignac, Saint Gaudens or Boulogne-sur-Gesse with supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and local attractions.

Its proximity to the Pyrenees offers easy access to ski resorts which offer all year round walking, climbing, and water sports. There are also a number of thermal spas within an hour’s drive.

There is a fantastic boulongerie with the original mill within five minutes drive. The boulongerie’s van also visits the village twice a week if you are unable to make the short journey.

The local area is steeped in ancient history, with many Roman ruins easily accessible to the public. These are clearly signposted in the area.

Aurignac (10mins):-

The nearby picturesque mediaeval town of Aurignac provides excellent butchers, green grocers, a wine cave, bakers, restaurants, cafés, banks, a small cinema, a post office plus a doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy. There is also a lovely playground for children aged 2-10. There is a small market in the town on Tuesdays and Saturdays. During summer regular concerts and events take place, including an open air cinema, a night market, street theatre and world music. Classical concerts and further cultural events are also held in the Bishops Palace at Alan a further 5 minute drive from Aurignac.

Saint Gaudens (15mins):-

Lies right at the base of the Pyrenean Mountains, which gives it a truly spectacular setting. It is an ancient fortified town, whose mediaeval walls impart a sense of history to all who look on them. Built in the 11th century, and extended in the 14th century, the fortifications were modified when the internal walls were demolished in the 16th century.

Saint Gaudens has many lovely old cobbled streets and fascinating corners to explore. It also has a useful modern side to it, and as a sizeable town it can offer pretty much everything you may need. There are a number of shops and large supermarkets, doctors, dentists, schools and banks. There are plenty of good restaurants in which you can soak up the atmosphere of the town, enjoy a glass or two of wine and try the local gastronomic specialities. All tastes and pockets are catered for.

Boulogne Sur Gesse (10 mins):-

Pretty small town with several supermarkets that are open on Sunday morning. In addition there are a few cafes and restaurants, lovely lake with Municipal pool.

The Municipal Pool overlooks the lake is composed of 3 heated pools:

- 25-meter pool with diving board,

- Children’s Pool

- Paddling pool with mushroom (for babies and younger children)

- Fantastic Water slide.

It is open from the beginning of July and costs €3 for Adults and €2 for children.

Opening time:

♦ From Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 14h to 19h

♦ Sunday from 10:30 to 19h.

Next to the pool there is a snack bar and fantastic restaurant overlooking the lake.

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (36 km):-

Is one of the 'most beautiful villages of France’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is in a lovely sleepy location, surrounded by the lush green valleys of the region and overlooked by the Pyrenean foothills. In addition there is a lovely golf course overlooking a lake - Golf Du Comminges.

Built on the site of a Roman city, it was once a large town called Lugdunum Convenarum, where Pompeii ruled over 10,000 inhabitants. Things have changed slightly and the village now has about 250 inhabitants!

Further afield:-

Carcassonne (1hr 30 mins) with its famous walled mediaeval castle town and Albi (1hr 30 mins) with its spectacular red brick Cathedral. In addition you are equidistant from the beaches of Biarritz on the Atlantic and Narbonne Plage on the Mediterranean Coastline (240km).


Toulouse Airport is about 90 km away or about 1 hours drive and is our closest airport. It is very well served with up to 8 flights a day (in peak season) from Gatwick (Easy Jet) and London Heathrow British Airways. In addition there are flights from Manchester and Bristol and Southampton.

Tarbes Lourdes Airport is about 100km and is served by Ryanair from Stansted Airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aurignac, Saint-Gaudens area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2016
10 Jul 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
15 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season
30 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
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 £419

Changeover day is Sunday during high season but there is more flexibility in June and September.

A Discount of 250 Euro will be applied for 2 week stays

You can pay in Euros to our bank account (no charge) and If you wish to pay in pounds this can be done at the market rate at the time of each payment or we can fix the exchange change rate (spot minus 2 cents)

The price includes Final cleaning, bedding, towels and the servicing of the pool twice a week (during June - September). In addition the price includes the heating of the pool to 27c (subject to the pool being covered during night time).

If you wish to pay by Credit Card through the online payments system there will be a surcharge of 60€ for 1 week and 110€ for 2 weeks

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haute-Garonne in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large Double Bedroom with Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large Double Bedroom with original walk-in wardrobes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Large Double Bed and 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Ground Floor Double Bedroom with ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • tennis
Employ a Chef for that special occasion or just to celebrate being on holiday! We have access to two chefs who can prepared food for you in your own home while you just sit back, relax and enjoy the soft warmth of a summer evening. The chefs will do the following:- 1\ Shop for all ingredients 2\ Prepare and cook a four/five course meal 3\ Set the table and serve the meal and coffee 4\ Wash up and leave the kitchen clean and tidy If you are interested in this service please let me know and I will give you the contact details. They speak English and French and are happy to make suggestions. You will need to contact them directly to obtain further information.

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