Chateau Le Quille

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

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The River Touyre encircles this pastoral 18th century chateau in Midi-Pyrénées, where the old and new commingle. The owners, Nico and Rachel, have lovingly restored the two wings to both honour the ancient stone walls and spoil guests with modern comforts. The children can stay all together in the 15 person dorm room (with a ping pong table for good measure), while adults will adore the quiet peace of the grounds and their private rooms, simply decorated with antiques.

Outside you’ll find a romantic chapel, the frescoes of the past crumbling slowly away. Weddings look divine on the 22 acres of private grounds, with stone stairs and terraced gardens winding down toward the river. For a smaller affair, have meals on the terrace by the infinity pool, or ask the on-site concierge where to go for the region’s rich and warming foods, like foie gras or aligot.

Located only 30 km from the Carcassonne airport, your guests will arrive with no trouble. A 10 minute drive will take you from your family chateau to Mirepoix, where the town square, Place des Couverts, is not to be missed. Drive an hour to Toulouse for great architecture and art of the region.

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What you should know…

  • The stunning infinity pool is located by a cliff
  • You’ll require a car hire, as the nearest town is about 3 km away.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

The house comprises two adjacent, connected buildings: the core of the old house and a newer wing. Both have been completely renovated and restored.

On the ground floor there is a very large kitchen/dining room (11 x 8m) with an enormous open fireplace and a pantry, a small library and an elegant salon. There are stone or terracotta-tiled floors throughout and ceilings both on this floor and upstairs are about 4 m high. Stone stairs lead up to two magnificent bedroom suites with their own bathrooms and one other small twin bedroom.

Up again and there's an enormous (11 x 30 sq. metres) room set out as a childrens' dormitory which sleeps about 15 (with a Ping-Pong table) with two showers and a loo in the tower. Down the hall there are 3 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and 2 bathrooms; a large double height music room with a grand piano, a study and a spacious gallery on the 2nd floor, with a full size snooker table.  This room is also used for yoga classes. The house is fully furnished with beautiful antiques, in a clean, simple and uncluttered manner.

Outside a very dramatic infinity pool sits on the cliff's edge. There is a pool house with a shaded terrace and seating for sixteen or so, a kitchen, a shower and a barbecue.  The garden falls over 4 terraces of flowers, steps and paths into beautiful surrounding meadows, with the river running through and the high chateau walls are covered by scented climbing roses.

Quille is perfect to take for a week or two for your holiday with friends or family. Parties of 16 adults or 25 with children can be easily accommodated. But the place is equally comfortable, spacious and peaceful with just one or two couples.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Le Quille
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Sheltered by wooded foothills but looking out to the Pyrenees a few miles to the south, the Château lies on a rock cliff which falls sheer to the River Touyre below. The river runs almost 360° around the rock, creating a "presqu'île" of the property and its garden. Although secluded, local towns Mirepoix and Lavelanet are both within 15 minutes.

The surrounding area is famous for its beauty, its architecture and its Cathar history. All the Cathar castles (Montségur, Roquefixade, Peyrepetuse, Puilaurens, Quillan...) are within an hour or so. Plenty of walking, riding, skiing is available nearby, there is lake sailing 10 minutes away and the coast is an hour's drive.

Shopping is in Mirepoix, about 10-15 minutes away. Toulouse is an hour away and has regular daily flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Paris, Nice and most major European cities. Ryanair flies daily from Stansted to Carcassonne, which is 40 minutes from the house. The property is also accessible from Montpellier (2 hours), Perpignan (75 minutes), Girona and Barcelona (2-3 hours).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Carcassonne

(36-40 km)

Nearest Village Mirepoix

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Carcassonne

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Abbaye Chateau de Camon

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Camon village

(3 km)

Nearest Golf

(61-70 km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Quille has become a hugely popular wedding venue. The Chapel, Chateau and private grounds provide endless possibilities to tailor your perfect wedding.

The Romanesque chapel seats 140 people and is very simple and beautiful, or you can exchange vows in the garden. Have dinner under the stars up on the terrace by the house for a more intimate wedding or for a larger affair on the meadow below with the river running round it. 

The Chateau can supply a beautiful marquee for the meadow. The Chateau and Chapel, lit up at night, provide a dramatic and magical backdrop. The Chateau and its grounds are also perfect for a big family party, an anniversary or birthday party, a concert or a yoga or painting week.

The owners can arrange and assist with photographers, catering, local wines, flowers, musicians, English speaking celebrants, hairdressers, and local accommodation.

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid to the owner.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Heating costs included? Heating is included in June, July August and September. Heating outside of these months is estimated at €1000 per week.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay One week in peak season, 2 nights otherwise.
Changeover day Wednesday.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 28th 2019 £3,961 £4,714 £5,466 £6,219 £7,922
Apr 28th 2019 - May 28th 2019 £2,829 £3,367 £3,904 £4,442 £5,658
May 28th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £2,547 £3,030 £3,514 £3,998 £5,093
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - £7,922
Aug 24th 2019 - Apr 26th 2020 £3,961 £4,714 £5,466 £6,219 £7,922
Apr 26th 2020 - May 26th 2020 £2,829 £3,367 £3,904 £4,442 £5,658
May 26th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,547 £3,030 £3,514 £3,998 £5,093
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - £7,922

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 28th 2019 €4,330 €5,082 €5,835 €6,587 €8,659
Apr 28th 2019 - May 28th 2019 €3,093 €3,630 €4,168 €4,705 €6,185
May 28th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €2,784 €3,267 €3,751 €4,235 €5,567
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - €8,659
Aug 24th 2019 - Apr 26th 2020 €4,330 €5,082 €5,835 €6,587 €8,659
Apr 26th 2020 - May 26th 2020 €3,093 €3,630 €4,168 €4,705 €6,185
May 26th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,784 €3,267 €3,751 €4,235 €5,567
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - €8,659

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - Apr 28th 2019 $4,895 $5,647 $6,400 $7,152 $9,789
Apr 28th 2019 - May 28th 2019 $3,497 $4,034 $4,572 $5,109 $6,993
May 28th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $3,147 $3,631 $4,114 $4,598 $6,293
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - $9,789
Aug 24th 2019 - Apr 26th 2020 $4,895 $5,647 $6,400 $7,152 $9,789
Apr 26th 2020 - May 26th 2020 $3,497 $4,034 $4,572 $5,109 $6,993
May 26th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,147 $3,631 $4,114 $4,598 $6,293
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - $9,789

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful Stay!

    Posted by Martin on 20/06/2018

    Very welcoming, relaxed and helpful owner Rachel and caretaker Shaun made our stay perfect.

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