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.
- House6458 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Great Family House With Lovely Views and Plenty of Entertainment for Everyone
Robert and Karen Balicki
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Sep 2018
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 purchased this house after renting it and finding out that it was for sale. It has been on this website since 2003 and we have found customers that have returned for more than 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.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Large and beautifully maintained property
This house has everything you would want in a holiday home - well equipped with lovely pool and tennis court (and boules, table tennis ...even outdoor chess) for the sunny days and a pool table and dart board and board games for times with poorer weather. The house is set up as the owners would want for themselves so it has a real sense of quality in terms of furnishing and equipment. The bedrooms are all large and extremely comfortable.
We had a lovely time with our grown up family - who all seem very keen to return (certainly if Dad is paying!). Thoroughly recommended
Amazing home ina quiet part of the countryside!!
We spent 9 days staying at this house in July. There were three families with six adults and seven kids (including a small baby). We had plenty of space in the home and on the grounds for all of us. The house is beautiful, with a big spacious kitchen and a nice view of the rolling hillsides from the outdoor pool. The tennis court on the property was in excellent condition and a few of us enjoyed quiet afternoon games. I have nothing but good things to say about this house and the friendly manner that Karen and Robert handled our reservation. They were great to deal with and were easy to reach with any questions we had. If we are lucky enough to be back in the area, we will definitely be looking to stay here again. There are also a number of smaller and bigger centers within easy reach by bike or car. Toulouse is only about 45 min to the north and Carcassonne was a great day trip about 45 minutes to the east. Thank you Karen and Robert for your amazing hospitality!
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.
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!
Superbe maison pour un séjour en famille...
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....
Great house and garden
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
All rentals commence at 16.00 on day of arrival and finish at 10.00 on day of departure