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Villa in Mirepoix, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Mirepoix, Midi-Pyrenees, France

The charming owners Nico and Rachel discovered Quille 25 years ago, perched dramatically on a rock in the middle of the wooded foothills of the Pyrenees, encircled on three sides by the river below. They fell in love and spent a long time restoring it. The property is tranquil and secluded, set in 22 acres of private grounds, yet it is only 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport and an hour and a quarter from Toulouse. The surrounding area is famous for its beauty, its Cathar castles and historic legacy. While the property is an imposing structure dating from the 18th century, inside the rooms are comfortable and homely. There is a separate private Chapel and an infinity pool. The river lulls you to sleep at night and the sun streams in through large windows in the mornings.Sheltered by wooded foothills but looking out to the Pyrenees a few miles to the south, the Chateau lies on a rock cliff which falls sheer to the River Touyre below. The river runs almost 360° around the rock, creating a "presqu'ile" 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 (Montsegur, 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. Queille is also accessible from Montpellier (2 hours), Perpignan (75 minutes), Girona and Barcelona (2-3 hours).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.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessPets allowedIdeal for celebrations / Party houseChild-safe PoolGames roomIndoor gamesOutdoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingChapel on siteCaretaker/owner lives on siteQuille 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.ExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)

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Property Manager
Russell Or David..
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

Amenities

Laroque-d'Olmes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool

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  • You will be charged the rental cost for this booking only. Any extra charges such as cleaning fees, cots, high chairs or electricity consumption will be confirmed at the time of booking and may be payable at the time of booking separately or on arrival.