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La Maison de Famille is a luxury 250-m² holiday cottage sleeping 12 people in the heart of the unique estate of Château de Fajac la Selve. Its huge 50-m² terrace offers unobstructed views of the forest and the surrounding landscape. On the ground floor, there is a large 100-m² open living space with a kitchen (semi-professional equipment), a dining room, a living room, a toilet, and a laundry room. The decoration: natural atmosphere with industrial and vintage furniture.
On the first floor:
There are 2 large master bedrooms and their respective bathrooms with toilet, and a large dormitory with 8 bunk beds, a bathroom, and a toilet. In the 50-m² dormitory, there is a playing and reading area for children for moments of stillness. The pool is nested in the heart of the cloister of the château. In the elf garden, there is a cabin on stilts, a slide, and a swing. Our pet friends are allowed upon request. The legend says that the moon fell in love with the earth here, on a hill. The family-oriented house for 12 people is comfortable and welcoming in the park of the Château de Fajac la Selve, a protected forest for discovery walks (deer, birds, wild orchids, etc.). There is a pond and a pool in the cloister of the château. Playground for children: cabin on tilts, swing, slide, an area to boules court, soccer, la soule, and badminton. The billiards and pinball machine of the château are available. The video and book library are at your disposal. Bread, croissants, cheese, organic vegetables, and fruits are delivered upon request. Massages available 2 km away. In-home hair dressing upon request. In the house: a semi-professional kitchen, a cellar, a laundry room, etc. Bed and bath linen and cleaning products are provided, a DVD player and Wi-Fi are available. The 35-acre estate is at your disposal. Call this place “heaven” would be a pleonasm. It is located in the Cockaigne country, the Renaissance paradise.
Hello, I used to be a Castilian and French for non-native speakers teacher, and author of albums for children before I settled in this region. I speak 4 languages fluently and I am interested in history, Catharism, theatre, music, and philosophy. I want my guests to feel home in the château.
Dolores Foin purchased this cottage in 2010
The Château de Fajac la Selve is a historic place. You visiting here, helps to improve this place, and I thank you for that.
This place is a haven of peace, far away from all the vicissitudes of urban life. A forest, a pool, gentle hills as far as the eye can see: everything you need for recharging batteries in a quiet setting. It is perfect for a family or a romantic trip but it is also ideal for a creative escape. Our houses are comfortably and carefully decorated. The village of Mirepoix (17 km away) offers all amenities.
As two families with 5 young children between us we wanted somewhere with things to do on site for them. We booked this property as we thought it would be a great place to stay for our children. It is described as a luxury holiday cottage, it is definitely not! We arrived after midnight (having informed the owner we would be arriving late) to unmade beds which we then had to make up for the 9 of us. There were cobwebs, insects and flies everywhere. You can't lock the house.
The next day having had a look around we realised the house and grounds were not suitable at all for the children and certainly not as described on here. I will briefly list some of the issues we had.
Air conditioning not working, no air con upstairs at all.
House absolutely covered in cobwebs, the beds had spiders in.
Stairs completely unsafe for children, their is a ledge running along from the top of the stairs, easily accessible to the children with a huge drop to the concrete floor below.
The kitchen needs a good clean and updating.
Wifi intermittently did not work.
Tv did not work.
In the grounds there is dog dirt all over, in fact the area right next to the house seems to be the dogs favoured toilet area!
On arrival and for the first 1/2 days the pool was too filthy to use.
The children's "play area" was dilapidated and unsafe.
I could go on but they were our main issues with the accommodation.
Delores (Lola) is very welcoming but when we discussed the problems with her on the first day she did not seem to think there was much of a problem. She did have the pool cleaned (we also tried to clean it ourselves) and she had someone attempt to make the stairs safer, although this was still not done when we left early on the 5th day.
To summarise this property and the other cottage on site are more suited to students/young travellers and certainly not a family. It is not luxury accommodation in any way.
The Château de Fajac la Selve is located between Toulouse, Carcassonne, and Mirepoix, in the heart of the Cathar Country. It is a 35-acre estate with a park, protected forests and pastures; a relaxation haven for you and your family or friends in a landscape with gentle hills and undulating rivers. Wild orchids, deer and birds, the paradise of ornithology and wild life fans, or bike, bike ride, and motorbike enthusiasts. 15 km away, discover the medieval village of Mirepoix, one of the most beautiful villages of France with a typical Occitan market. The Cathar Country is also the land with the thousand castles and the land of the south-western gastronomy; think foie gras, duck confit, cassoulet and south-western wines (Malepère, Corbières, Minervois, etc.). Visiting wine cellars is recommended. A few km away from the Canal du Midi, 60 km from Toulouse, and 50 km from Carcassonne, the Château de Fajac la Selve is a true paradise in the heart of the Cockaigne, a Renaissance paradise. This area of France is embedded in a Natura 2000 area with preserved landscapes and the Pyrenees mountain range on the horizon.
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