Grande cuisine-salle à manger Dans la pièce, deux portes fenêtres ouvrent sur le jardin
country-house with swimming pool
Hosted by Isabelle
Isabelle is the host.
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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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.

The space

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
-accessible tow-paths
-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.

Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $122 NZD
Security Deposit $1045 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

- 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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Natasha User Profile
October 2017
The house is wonderfully presented as per the pictures. A high attention to detail and a well appointed kitchen if you like to cook. It was a quiet tranquil setting, a beautiful spot for us, our two young boys and my husbands parents. The boys, 3 and 6 absolutely adored the house as well as the small gifts they received from the hosts under their pillow! Such a kind gesture!

Pauline User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 36 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Steve User Profile
August 2017

Lauren User Profile
June 2017
Isabelle and Dominique were incredible hosts... our transportation was delayed so we missed the market, they checked us in late, and helped us find local food to eat. I needed to visit the doctor during our stay, they arranged the appointment. They really went above and beyond as super hosts for this trip. And the house... it was like living in a perfectly manicured art gallery, even more lovely in-person than the photos can show. Also, the location was quiet yet ideal for exploring both city and countryside. We would not hesitate to come back and stay again, it was the perfect relaxing French get-away.

Sian User Profile
May 2017
Isabelle's house is amazing - everything is true to the pictures and great for large groups. We were 7 work friends and found everything just right (the kids room is fun for adults too! ). We especially appreciated being able to move the check in and check out times to suit our needs. As a host Isabelle was on hand with restaurant recommendations and answered questions promptly - in the end the weather was so nice we spent most of the time lazing around the lovely pool area.
Isabelle User Profile
Response from Isabelle:
Thank you soo much for your kind comment, it's with a lot of pleasure that we shall welcome you again in Quintalone !
May 2017

Jody User Profile
December 2013
We stayed at this property just after Christmas and had a lovely few days there - even in Winter we got a gorgeous view of the Pyrenees and the area. It made me want to definitely come back over the summer. Isabelle and Domoinique were always prompt in replying to all my message and were a delight to meet when we arrived. They were very helpful in showing us around and giving us tips on where to travel too. The house was very spacious and very clean. We were greeted with items in the fridge and a few other treats. The kitchen was just wonderful to cook in. Great frying pans and saucepans and a great oven/stove top. Very well stocked (which I loved as I cooked most of our meals). I had four teenagers with me and the wifi kept them happy. The rooms were spacious and accommodated us all very well. I absolutely loved this part of France and definitely would come back to this exact spot again with a group of friends. Thank you Isabelle and Domoinique.
Isabelle User Profile
Response from Isabelle:
Hello Jody, Thank you very much for your nice comment. I am always very glad when my guests leave happy. We would be very pleased to welcome you back to Quintalone. We wish you all a good year with much happiness friendly Isabelle
December 2013

Griet User Profile
August 2013
This house was a wonderful place to stay with our two families (4 adults, 4 small children). When we arrived, we were welcomed by Isabelle who gave us a tour around the beautifully furnished house. There were some local delicacies in the fridge and fresh flowers on the table, on the beds there were even small presents for the children! The renovation of the house is very tasteful, without it being too new or too fancy. Everything is provided from linen to towels, from laundry detergent to toys for the children. All the rooms are very spacious, beds are extremely comfortable, bathrooms airy and the kitchen is magnificent. The swimming pool is clean and has the perfect size to either play or really swim in. There are chairs and umbrellas around the pool, so you can enjoy the beautiful view on the mountains. The thing we enjoyed the most was the very welcoming character of our hosts, Isabelle and Dominique. Both are friendly, helpful and sincere. If you're looking for tranquillity, a child friendly environment and pretty views, this is the place to be!
Isabelle User Profile
Response from Isabelle:
hello Griet We were pleased to welcome you to Quintalone, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you very much for your nice comment. We wish you a good recovery Amicalemement Isabelle and Dominique
August 2013

Toulouse, FranceJoined in May 2013
Isabelle User Profile

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.
A bientôt,

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