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House with swimming pool, panoramic view near Toulouse.

Cintegabelle, France
  • Cottage2475 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Large guest house in an exceptional setting

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'.

Equipment :

Kitchen/dining room : restaurant quality cooker, espresso coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, baby high-chair, kitchen linen, basic foods…

Laundry : washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing table, basic maintenance products, emergency first-aid kit

Living room : coffee table art books, cds & dvds, iphone and internet connections

Bedrooms : quality linen, beds made up before arrival, baby-bed available on request

Bathrooms : towels, hair dryer

Garden : garden table and chairs, barbecue, deck chairs, parasols,

Outdoor games : table tennis, volley-ball net, boules (for children),

swimming buoys, badminton, swings,garden hut.


Isabelle Le Ray

Member Since 2013
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 01, 2018
About Isabelle Le Ray

Quintalone is an atypical place, loved by all, I want you to discover it. About me, I always loved the Art in general and the painting in particular, a priori nothing to see with my wish to cater travellers, although... after all I managed to reconcile the two things. Create a convivial place with a holiday spirit, with great art pieces. Quintalone being a timeless place, it was impossible for me to create a place without soul. I should to talk you about me, about my desires, about my tastes, but I am inexorably linked to this place, and I always come back. I could say that ma second passion is to travel around the word, Asia, Europe, America... Every new encounter is a source of inspiration and I never get tired of this! And of course my family who is my support, that gives me the force to be what I am. In few words, I exist thanks to the others and I love to be feeded from the encounters, share travel experiences. This may explain my wish to cater you in this place that I love so much. Then take your bags and see you soon!!!

Isabelle Le Ray purchased this Cottage in 1996

Why Isabelle Le Ray chose Cintegabelle

Above all, what really makes the attraction of the site, it is the dominant situation at the top of a crest, opened on a very clear view on the valley of the Ariège and the chain of Pyrenees. This exceptional situation confers it a quite particular charm, we feel close to clouds, to Milan which overfly our panorama.

What makes this Cottage unique

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…


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Ground floor bedroom
        1 king, 160x200 cm
      • Bedroom Nord
        1 king, 160x200 cm bed
      • Bedroom Sud
        4 twin/ single, 2 90x190 beds -2 90x200 cm beds - 1 cot upon request
      • Beddings of very good quality.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Ground floor bathroom
        tub, Washing machine and tumble dryer
      • Upstairs bathroom
        toilet, shower, Heated towel rail
      • Bathroom of bedroom Nord
        toilet, tub

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • River
          • Rural
          • Town
          • Village
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Oil central heating
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                        Inset fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                        table sets,napkins Bed linen,towel.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                        Except for the swimming.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Oven
                            Big electric capacity
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Espresso coffee machine and coffee machine with filter
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Completely equipped and fitted out.: piano of kitchen, expresso barkeeper, microwaves, dishwasher and basic foodstuffs.
                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Raclette Machine
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Professional range with 5 gas rings
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Fireplace, Highchair for baby, linen and... Surprises of welcome for small and big.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    Books and art magazines, guides tourist...
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Hut, dinette, dolls, books, games...
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Stereo
                                    Hi-fi stereo system, CD player with Ipod, iPhone, and USB key dock.
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Hut, dinette, dolls, books, games...
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        A covered terrace side nord/est, and an opened terrace sud/est side. On the shaded, big terrace wooden table and rest bed.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        600 m2 of the enclosed garden and 3 hectares of ground surrounding the property. Net of volleyball Pétanque Swing Table-tennis table
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Three gas burner barbecue
                                      • Pétanque Court


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Opening hours 9:00 am at 8:00 pm. We take care of the maintenance and the cleaning of the swimming pool. Different games for the swimming pool are at your disposal: glasses, buoys, balloons

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • caves
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • forests
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • museums
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • bowling center
                                                          • disco club
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • walking
                                                          • water sports

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • Babysitter

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis


                                                                      • Located in the middle of nature, very quiet, many possibilities for hiking. babysitting on enquiry.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        9 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Demeure superbe

                                                                        LAURENCE R.

                                                                        Nous avons passé un superbe séjour dans cette maison plein de charme niché dans un environnement exceptionnel (vue sur les Pyrénées). La maison est spacieuse, confortable et décorée avec beaucoup de goût (les toiles, croquis et sculptures donnent une touche originale à l'ensemble). La suite parentale a beaucoup de charme. Les enfants ont apprécié le cadre et leur chambre avec la balançoire!!

                                                                        Les propriétaires sont accueillants et charmants. Ils nous ont donné de bons conseils pour visiter la région et découvrir le terroir...Une excellente adresse qu'il faut découvrir sans tarder!!

                                                                        Jacques-Olivier, Laurence, Stan, Baptistine, Maë et Hippolyte


                                                                        Charles S.

                                                                        Propriété de charme au calme, décorée avec beaucoup de goût. Il fait bon y vivre à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur. Le vent rafraîchit par temps très chaud en complément de la piscine et la maison conserve la fraîcheur. Vue idyllique sur la vallée de l'Ariège et les Pyrénées.

                                                                        Bref, nous avons passé un excellent moment grâce à des propriétaires sympathiques et accueillants.

                                                                        WEEK END EN FAMILLE DANS UNE MAISON DE CHARME

                                                                        DIDIER C.France

                                                                        Nous avons passe en famille un week end magifique. Le cadre est enchanteur; les espaces sont sufisemment vastes pour l 'epanouissement personnel de chacun et preservent neanmoins l 'harmonie du groupe.On se sent veritablement comme chez soit tant l'appropriation des objets, pousses dans le detail est reel et que le confort est present.Accueil chalereux et discret , ce qui est appreciable . Calme et serenite...... Gite qui donne envie de revenir et surtout ......a recommander

                                                                        Du repos dans une ambiance colorée


                                                                        Des hôtes accueillants, disponibles, efficaces, sympathiques et discrets, connaissant la région et ses attraits.

                                                                        Très bien entretenue et préparée pour notre arrivée, la maison est très agréable, accueillante, "décontractée", colorée, avec une mention spéciale pour la pièce de vie. La note artistique apporte un plaisir supplémentaire. Le jardin est agréable, la piscine offre la vue sur les Pyrénées.

                                                                        L'environnement est champêtre mais l'emplacement reste proche de tout (en voiture).

                                                                        Une excellente adresse.

                                                                        Beautiful place owned by lovely people

                                                                        Jeanne L.

                                                                        We have stayed in a lot of places and Quintalone is definitely one of the best. It is a beautiful setting with views of the Pyrenees in the distance. The inside is just as beautiful and very comfortable. The owners, Isabelle and Dominc, go out of their way to make your stay as relaxing as possible with lots of personal touches. Our daughter was unwell while we were there and needed to go to hospital - a frightening experience in a foreign country - Isabelle went out of her way to help us, more than we would expect. We are looking forward to visiting again!

                                                                        Ruth, Manchester

                                                                        Merveilleux !

                                                                        Valérie et Julien H.-

                                                                        Que ce soit l'accueil, les prestations, le lieu, la vue, la propreté , la discrétion des propriétaires, tout est parfait !!

                                                                        Les photos sont belles mais ne sont pas aussi belles que la réalité , nous reviendrons c'est sûr !!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Merci beaucoup pour votre gentille appréciation, nous sommes toujours très heureux quand nos invités repartent aussi ravis que vous !

                                                                        Au plaisir de vous revoir

                                                                        A bientôt

                                                                        Isabelle et Dominique


                                                                        Cintegabelle, France

                                                                        From the gite you will find many hiking trails that you can use walking or thanks to a mountain bike and access to Ariege area for fishing or swimming in white water. The gite also offers a favoured location for the astronomic observation. In Auterive (5 km away) you will find all the facilities necessary to your stay: shops and supermarkets but also market with products of the area. Not far from the gite you will also be able to practice canoeing, sailing on the lake of La Ganguise, tree-climbing adventures, adventure trail, horse riding or bowling, discover the oulet shops (village des Marques), the Canal du Midi (World Heritage Patrimony), the Village Gaulois, the Parc aux Bambous (Bamboo park), the Maison des Loups (Wolfs house)... And of course, Toulouse, the pink city, with its many hotel particulier, its museums, the Cité de l'Espace is waiting for you. Heading towards the South you will have the opportunity to visit the castle of Foix, the circuit of the Cathar Castles, the prehistoric caves of Niau or of Mas d’Azil, the city of Carcassonne...


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Arrivée : A partir de 16h00 - Départ avant 11h00 -La location à la semaine s'effectue du samedi au samedi. - Horaire ouverture piscine de 8h00 à 20h00. - Pour tout animaux demande préalable auprès du propriétaire. La maison d'hôtes peut être loué à partir de 2 nuits pour le week-end ou en semaine. EN JUILLET ET AOUT LA LOCATION N'EST POSSIBLE QU'A LA SEMAINE

                                                                        9 Reviews
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