This is our second holiday at Loustalviel. Last year we stayed in 'L'Ostalet' and this June we were a little more self indulgent, renting 'L'Oustalbeau'.
The domaine is easily reached from Toulouse airport, and is situated in peaceful rolling countryside, with views of the distant Pyrenees.
L'Oustalbeau is spacious and airy, and the fittings, equipment and furnishings are of a very high standard. The grounds of the domaine are very large, and are as immaculately kept as the house and the heated swimming pool.
Julian and Nigel, who are friendly and very (unobtrusively) helpful, clearly work hard to make the experience of staying at Loustalviel a relaxing and comfortable one for their guests. We greatly enjoyed our dinners with them. The food was delicious, matched by the abundant wine.
This is a great place for a holiday with or without families. We walked along the Canal du Midi, strolled along the ridge which stretches west from the house, and apart from the obligatory trips to charming Mirepoix, visited several other places small and large, including Toulouse itself - well worth it if you have less than blisteringly hot weather.
We will certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three beautifully restored houses in glorious Languedoc countryside. Heated swimming pool, en suite bathrooms, lovely grounds and views of the Pyrenees. Close to many activities, including markets, bison farm, walks, historic towns, caves, etc. ... more less