Self catering vacation home in France
· Pyrénées · Cathar region · Haute-Garonne

Chateau de Montoussel

A 15th century château near Toulouse with three stylishly renovated gîtes on the grounds with a swimming pool.

Will and Karen Lawes
With Gite.com since June, 2010
+33 6 45 13 60 20

About the Holiday Home

The swimming pool shared by the three gîtes
The swimming pool shared by the three gîtes

Chateau de Montoussel was built in 1462 and stands in large private grounds in the Haute-Garonne region of the Midi Pyrenees, on the outskirts of the village of Beauville. The owners live in the château and have created three gîtes from the former outbuildings.

The Hopkins Gîte was once the stone stables. With three bedroooms on two floors, it has room for six guests comfortably. The Mutley Gîte sleeps four guests. It has a African carved four poster bed in the main bedroom and twin beds in the second. An adjacent storehouse is now the Red y Pink Gîte, a one-bedroom home for a couple.

All three gites have cable TV with British and French channels. Wireless internet access is available throughout the gîtes and on their private raised terraces.

The grounds of the château and the surrounding countryside
The grounds of the château and the surrounding countryside

The owners, Will and Karen Lawes, renovated the gîtes in consultation with local craftspeople, keeping all the centuries-old stone and solid wooden beams, and combining them with a bright contemporary style.

The three gîtes share a private swimming pool, fenced for safety, and overlook the surrounding fields and woodland. Guests can enjoy the extensive park-like grounds of the château, which is planted with 500-year-old cedar trees.

The former barn next to the deck
The former barn next to the deck

Each of the gîtes has its own outside dining area, with a dining table and chairs, umbrella and barbecue. The gîtes can also use a shaded dining area in the former barn with seating for 16, which opens onto a shared outdoor deck.

The owners are happy to assist their guests if needed. Guests can order a small hamper of food for their arrival.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 4x9 metre outdoor pool

Location

Region
Midi-Pyrénées
Rural locality
Beauville
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Revel
Other towns nearby
Castelnaudary
Castres
Toulouse
Département
Haute-Garonne (31)
Rental information

Hopkins Gîte

Hopkins Gîte
Hopkins Gîte

The Hopkins Gîte was originally the stables of the château, and like it, dates from the 15th century. It is fully converted and renovated with a spacious and comfortable interior, retaining original features such as the massive wooden exposed beams.

The large living room has an L-shaped sofa and an armchair set around a coffee table. The television receives some English-language channels, and there is also a DVD player. Double doors open onto the back lawn, from which one can walk up to the pool.

The living room
The living room

In the sun-filled dining room, a large table seats six comfortably. The fully equipped fitted kitchen includes an electric oven and stovetop, a fridge-freezer, and a microwave.

There are three bedrooms. The first, with a double bed, is downstairs. Upstairs is one with a double bed and one with a pair of single beds, and the bathroom.

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
3 bedrooms
3 bedrooms: 2, each with a double bed, and one with two single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
July 7 until September 1 £ 1,300
September 1 until September 23 £ 1,000
September 23 until September 29 £ 600
September 29 until April 28 £ 600
April 28 until June 2 £ 700
June 2 until July 6 £ 1,000

Availability calendar

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Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to secure a rental. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. Beach and pool towels are not, but can be rented. Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside the gîte.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Will and Karen Lawes at Chateau de Montoussel.
Rental information

Mutley Gîte

Mutley Gîte: the double bedroom
Mutley Gîte: the double bedroom

Mutley Gîte is a newly renovated home with two bedrooms for up to four guests. The rooms feature oak flooring throughout and exposed ceiling beams.

A large open plan living, dining and kitchen area includes an L-shaped sofa set around a coffee table. The television receives English-language as well as French channels, and there is also a DVD player.

A door opens onto the private raised terrace, from which steps descend to the back lawn, from which one can walk up to the pool.

The open-plan kitchen-living-dining area
The open-plan kitchen-living-dining area

The fully equipped fitted kitchen includes an electric oven and stovetop, a fridge-freezer, and a microwave. A dining table seats four.

The master bedroom has a unique four-poster double bed, framed with African carved wood. Next to it, the second bedroom has a pair of single beds. The wet room includes a walk-in shower, basin and toilet.

Accommodates
4 guests
Bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Two bedrooms: one with a double bed, one with a pair of single beds.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
July 7 until September 1 £ 1,200
September 1 until September 23 £ 850
September 23 until September 29 £ 550
September 29 until April 28 £ 550
April 28 until June 2 £ 650
June 2 until July 6 £ 850

Availability calendar

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Changeover day may be flexible. Contact the owner for details.

Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to secure a rental. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. Beach and pool towels are not, but can be rented. Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside the gîte.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Will and Karen Lawes at Chateau de Montoussel.
Rental information

Red y Pink Gîte

Red y Pink Gîte: the bedroom
Red y Pink Gîte: the bedroom

The Red y Pink Gîte was converted from a former 15th century storehouse. Inside is a large open-plan living space with exposed wooden beams supporting the ceiling.

The fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and stovetop, a fridge-freezer and microwave.

The living area
The living area

In the living area is a sofa and a television which receives some English-language channels, and there is a dining table for two.

The bedroom has a double bed and storage for clothes. The adjoining bathroom is a stylish wet room. A wooden deck provides a space outside to dine while enjoying the view over the countryside.

Accommodates
2 guests
Bedrooms
1 bedroom
One bedroom with a double bed.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Internet access
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Central heating
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Pounds sterling. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
July 7 until September 1 £ 800
September 1 until September 23 £ 650
September 23 until September 29 £ 450
September 29 until April 28 £ 450
April 28 until June 2 £ 550
June 2 until July 6 £ 650

Availability calendar

Jul 2018-Sep 2018
Oct 2018-Dec 2018
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Rental Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to secure a rental. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Linen and towels are included. Beach and pool towels are not, but can be rented. Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside the gîte.

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Will and Karen Lawes at Chateau de Montoussel.

About the Area

The surrounding countryside
The surrounding countryside

Château de Montoussel is set among farms and woodland, with quiet country lanes leading to traditional rural villages. A good rustic restaurant is in the neighbouring village, fifteen minutes' walk. The village of Caraman, five minutes' drive, has cafés, a bakery, a pharmacy, and other services.

The local countryside is full of birds and wildlife and ideal to explore on foot or bicycle. The owners have a list of nearby walking trails.

The market hall at Revel
The market hall at Revel

Every Saturday morning, the nearby town of Revel hosts one of the top ten open-air markets in France, featuring a great variety of regional produce and specialty foods.

Bassin de Saint-Ferréol, 23 kilometres away, is an artificial lake contstructed in the 17th century as part of the Canal du Midi, the great canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The site includes an extensive park, cascades, a geyser and shady paths ideal for walks, bike rides or picnics. Visitors can windsurf, sail, and canoe on the lake, and there are many good restaurants nearby.

Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi
Castelnaudary on the Canal du Midi

The village of Sorèze is classified as a historical site for its streets lined by 17th and 18th century half-timbered and corbelled houses.

The region is proud of its cuisine, and particularly the famous cassoulet, a slow-cooked casserole of beans, sausages, and duck. The nearby town of Castelnaudary claims to make the original and most authentic cassoulet. Castelnaudary is also the main port on the Canal du Midi, and one can walk or cycle for miles along the banks of the canal.

About the Region

The Canal du Midi
The Canal du Midi

From Château de Montoussel, there is a great variety of activities which are available on a day trip. The closest ski resorts are less than an hour away, and the Mediterranean coast is less than two hours.

Carcassonne
Carcassonne

Closer at hand is Carcassonne, a great medieval fortified city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of France's most visited tourist attractions. Within its medieval walls are a great variety of restaurants and shops selling crafts and regional specialties.

The region was once the centre of the medieval sect of the Cathars. The legacy of that time dots the surrounding landscape in the form of numerous hilltop castles and fortified villages.

Photo Album

The swimming pool for the gîtes
The swimming pool for the gîtes
The garden
The garden
The back of the gîtes
The back of the gîtes
The Hopkins Gîte: the living room
The Hopkins Gîte: the living room
The Hopkins Gîte: the living room
The Hopkins Gîte: the living room
The Hopkins Gîte: the kitchen
The Hopkins Gîte: the kitchen
The Hopkins Gîte: the stairs and dining area
The Hopkins Gîte: the stairs and dining area
The Hopkins Gîte: the downstairs double bedroom
The Hopkins Gîte: the downstairs double bedroom
The Hopkins Gîte: the upstairs double bedroom
The Hopkins Gîte: the upstairs double bedroom
The Hopkins Gîte: the upstairs twin bedroom
The Hopkins Gîte: the upstairs twin bedroom
The Red y Pink Gîte: the kitchen
The Red y Pink Gîte: the kitchen
The Red y Pink Gîte: the bedroom
The Red y Pink Gîte: the bedroom
The Red y Pink Gîte: the bathroom
The Red y Pink Gîte: the bathroom
Mutley Gîte: the kitchen and dining area
Mutley Gîte: the kitchen and dining area
Mutley Gîte: the double bed
Mutley Gîte: the double bed
Mutley Gîte: the raised terrace
Mutley Gîte: the raised terrace
Mutley Gîte: the bathroom
Mutley Gîte: the bathroom