If you are looking for peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting, you'll find it Quintalone.
The house enjoys a unique location with stunning views of the countryside and the Pyrenees.
Ever been tempted to get away from the stress and hustle and bustle of the city? Fancy a trip to the heart of the countryside, with time to look around you and enjoy the calm and simplicity of a different style of life?
Imagine a large country house and its attendant guest house set in seven acres of garden with a view across the Ariège Valley to the Pyrénées beyond. Welcome to Quintalone.
Qunitalone, a property in the Lauragais hills, 35 km south of Toulouse,is a haven of peace and quiet, just 5 minutes from Auterive village with its local produce market, cinema, riverside café and open-air dancing, and the usual range of services and shops.
Entirely independent of the country house itself, which is the residence of the owners, I and D, who are on hand to attend to all your needs with both discernment and discretion, the guest house contains 230m2 of carefully planned and renovated space, with accommodation for 8. Two parking spaces, one a garage, are reserved for your convenience.
It has 3 large bedrooms with en suite bathroom facilities. The 56m2 main bedroom, located upstairs, has a 160X200 double bed, a small reading room, and an en suite bathroom with bath, double washbasin and wc. Ceiling beams divide the living space naturally into waking and sleeping quarters, with light filtering through numerous windows to create an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy.
The other upstairs bedroom contains 4 single beds, ideal for children. Between the 2 bedrooms there is a self-contained bathroom with shower, double washbasin and wc.
A third bedroom is situated on the ground floor. It has a 160X200 double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, double wc and laundry space.
The wc is separate. This is a sunlit room overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.
The kitchen/dining room is spacious and convivial with a central workspace and table for 10. The corner fireplace will be especially appreciated in winter, and the kitchen also has access to a sheltered patio, sunlit terrace and the gardens. The gardens contain lots of things for children to do.
The adjoining living-room, with its comfortable chairs and cosy, colourful cushions, is equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD player, hifi system and wi-fi connection. On the walls are a selection of sketches from the owner’s erstwhile art gallery in Toulouse, whereas other rooms contain paintings and sculptures that create an original decorative style. All exhibited pieces are on sale.
Having most probably spent a busy day discovering this remarkable region, you will finally be able to relax in and around the swimming pool with its magnificent view over the valley and distant mountains. The pool is protected from the garden by a door, fencing around the pool itself and an alarm indicating any immersion. While the adults are drinking their apéritifs, children will find plenty of attractions in the gardens: swings, open air games... This is Quintalone !
As Jules Renard once wrote: ‘The countryside is fertile soil for all sorts of dreams’.
Activities and visits :
-canoe/kayak; fishing; swimming
-paths for hiking ; cycling
-a tourist circuit of Cathar Castles
-prehistoric caves at Niam, Mas d’Azil
-Carcassonne, fortified medieval city
-Astronomy at the Quintalone site
1hr drive : cross-country skiing at plateau de Beille
1h30 drive : alpine skiing at Bonascre, les Monts d’Olmes…
For children : tree walks, horse riding, farm visits, a wolf compound…
Detailed description of the services and facilities:
Kitchen-dining room: piano kitchen, espresso machine, microwave, dishwasher, high chair, linens and food staples ... and welcome surprises for young and old.
Laundry: washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, household products home, emergency first aid kit.
Salon: Art books onsite consultation, many CD and DVD, Iphone docking station, Internet.
Rooms: quality bedding and beds made on arrival.
Cot on request.
Bathrooms: towels provided, hairdryer
Interaction with guests
Our home is near, we are always ready to assist our guests if necessary.
- Small pets are allowed except in the mandatory pre chambres.Demande.
- The pool is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We shall take care of the cleaning and the maintenance of the swimming pool.
- Arrival from 16 pm - Departure before 11am
- In high season, the weekly rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
- The guest house can be rent from 2 nights for the weekend or during the week.
- For the months of July and August rent is only possible week.
Quintalone c’est histoire d’un domaine, l’histoire d’une famille. Si on n’y vit pas par hasard, on n’y vient pas non plus par hasard. Le temps et le travail ont permis une restauration soignée des bâtiments, l’aménagement du jardin et la création de la maison d’hôtes.
Elle est emprunte de ma personnalité, amateur d’art et galeriste durant quelques années, j’ai souhaité lui donner un aspect coloré, un air de gaité à mon image.
C’est avec joie que je vous invite à découvrir le charme de ce lieu.