Chateau Le Quille

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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. The 22 acres of private grounds, with stone stairs and terraced gardens winding down toward the river look divine. 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.


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)


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.

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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


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. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not pemitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 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
Aug 22nd 2020 - Apr 25th 2021 £3,961 £4,714 £5,466 £6,219 £7,922
Apr 25th 2021 - May 14th 2021 £2,829 £3,367 £3,904 £4,442 £5,658

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Apr 26th 2020 €4,320 €5,072 €5,825 €6,577 €8,639
Apr 26th 2020 - May 26th 2020 €3,086 €3,623 €4,161 €4,698 €6,171
May 26th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,777 €3,261 €3,745 €4,228 €5,554
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - €8,639
Aug 22nd 2020 - Apr 25th 2021 €4,320 €5,072 €5,825 €6,577 €8,639
Apr 25th 2021 - May 14th 2021 €3,086 €3,623 €4,161 €4,698 €6,171

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Apr 26th 2020 $4,760 $5,512 $6,265 $7,017 $9,519
Apr 26th 2020 - May 26th 2020 $3,400 $3,937 $4,475 $5,012 $6,799
May 26th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,060 $3,544 $4,027 $4,511 $6,119
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - $9,519
Aug 22nd 2020 - Apr 25th 2021 $4,760 $5,512 $6,265 $7,017 $9,519
Apr 25th 2021 - May 14th 2021 $3,400 $3,937 $4,475 $5,012 $6,799

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


  • 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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