Park 100HA, forest, private lake, swimming pool, seminars
Just a few minutes from Toulouse and Blagnac airport, this 100-hectare agricultural estate offers a complete change of scenery. It comprises 60 hectares of cereal crops and 40 hectares of forest. The entire estate is fenced off, so you can explore the treasures of this beautiful forest in complete safety, much to the delight of children. You’ll find the brick arch of the 18th-century fountain tapping a spring, spot a herd of roe deer or wild rabbits at the bend in the path, or stroll along the banks of the 4-hectare private lake set in the forest. A 7-hectare park has been laid out on the estate. A swimming pool secured by an approved barrier has been discreetly installed in the countryside 125 m from the house.
Enter the courtyard of honour through the gate surmounted by a brick pediment and enter the château through the through vestibule. Your eyes are immediately caught by the magnificent view over the park. Above the staircase is a bust of the Comte de Chambord, son of the Duchesse de Berry and a member of the Bourbon family, who could have been King of France. This bust bears witness to the distant legitimist past of the family that welcomes you.
To the left of the entrance hall, the grand salon warms you with its monumental fireplace. En enfilade, the salon known as “du Parc” has a French window opening onto the park. This room can also accommodate seminars for up to 20 people.
To the right of the entrance, the red brick dining room can accommodate 24 people around its oval table.
The dining room is linked to the kitchen by a corridor and to a fully equipped pantry.
As the only masters of the house during your stay, you can organise your family reunion, intimate wedding, birthday party or cousin party as you wish, and accommodate most of your guests on site.
Château de Pontié welcomes you in rooms decorated with elegant simplicity. They offer all the comfort you need to relax. Each room is unique and is furnished with antique family furniture. One of them is in the Gustavian style, a reminder that the current owner’s mother had Dutch origins. All rooms have a magnificent view of the park.
The property is always rented in its entirety to a single family. The château and its grounds with their swimming pool are at your disposal in complete privacy.
The rental price includes heating, water, electricity, garden maintenance and cleaning at the end of your stay. Bed linen and towels are provided. Beds are made on arrival.
Long weekends and seminars rates on request.
Deposit required: €2,000.
|November to April except Christmas and New Year
|WE 3 days / 2 nights
|Week 7 days / 7 nights
|May, June, Sept, Oct
|WE 3 days 2 nights
|Week 7D/ 7Nights
|July, August and Christmas Holidays
|Week 7 days 7 nights
Château de Pontié has a long history that could be summed up by the phrase “roots and wings”.
Pontié, the place of our roots: from 700,000 to 200,000 years ago, prehistoric man inhabited this Middle Terrace of the Garonne.
They carved the quartzite pebbles left by the floods to make tools: bifaces, axes, scrapers … . These can be found in freshly ploughed fields.
Pontié, the place where the wings of the future are invented: Cornebarrieu is home to a number of aeronautical subcontractors. It borders Blagnac, home to Airbus headquarters and its Jean-Luc Lagardère factories, as well as prestigious companies such as Latécoère, Safran, ATR and Thalès Cryogénie…
The Château de Pontié and its grounds are a place of serenity surrounded by a hundred hectares of enclosed farmland. Airbus executives, among others, used to gather here for management and work seminars.
Like many of these large country houses, Pontié is the result of successive developments, each generation leaving its mark.
The main body of the castle dates from the first half of the 17th century and underwent major alterations in the 19th century. The presence of three fire hydrants and certain structural elements attest to the defensive functions of an earlier construction, probably a fortified farm built at the time of the Wars of Religion, of which only these remains remain.
The castle appears in the form it does today on the Cassini maps (drawn up between 1757 and 1790).
It was in 1899 that the great-grandparents of Chantal de Malefette, the current owner, bought Pontié. She inherited the property at the age of 18 following the death of her father.
Five years later, she married Gilles de Thierry de Faletans.
Since then, they have devoted their entire lives to bringing Pontié to life, while remaining attentive to the world around them. Gilles was mayor of his commune for 39 years.
Chantal de Malefette’s family gave a Capitoul to the city of Toulouse. From 1147 to 1789, these notables, eight and then twelve in number, managed the city.
Chantal’s mother came from a large Dutch family, the van Nispen tot Sevenaer, who were members of the Gotha. This is the origin of the Gustavian furniture in the Grey Room. Her ancestor was also Anselme du Breuille. This knight took part in the First Crusade in 1096, which ended with the capture of Jerusalem on 15 July 1099.
Like all French people, the Faletans have distant origins. They are descended from the Peppinid family (Arnoul 582-640). From this family came the Carolingian dynasty with Charles Martel (688-741). The most famous Carolingian is Charlemagne. Originally from Franche-Comté, the Faletans family takes its name from the village of Falletans near Dôle.
It gave the Order of Saint George of Burgundy, which the lords of Faletans joined in 1487, a Governor in the person of Claude-Louis de Falletans (1679).
In April 1712, King Louis XIV established the lands and seigneuries of Bussy, Thiéfrans, Larnoz and Fontenelles in Franche-Comté as a marquisate under the name of Falletans.
More recently, Nicolas, Marquis de Faletans (1842-1888) married Princess Olga Narychkine and divided his time between Paris and Saint Petersburg. He divorced her and Olga married Alexandre Dumas fils.
Nicolas, a friend of Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas père, was a keen hunter. He befriended the hunting guide William Cody, known as “Buffalo Bill”, who invited him to come and hunt elk in the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America.
Buffalo Bill gave Nicolas (whom he nicknamed “Balle au Coeur”) two rifles that can be seen at Pontié.
Rent Pontié for a holiday and step back in time!
Whether you’re a fan of culture, history, science, sport or gastronomy, the Toulouse region is a dream destination!
Toulouse, nicknamed the “Pink City”, exudes history. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the city centre and discover architectural treasures such as the Basilique Saint-Sernin, the Capitole, the Cathédrale Saint-Etienne, the Musée des Augustins, or the Fondation Bemberg in the splendid Assézat town house!
It’s also a young, lively and dynamic city, full of students and the capital of aeronautics and space, with the Cité de l’Espace, Aéroscopia and Airbus.
From Pontié, you have quick access to the Gers region, with its mythical Samathan foie gras market. You can also sail on the Canal du Midi, go hiking in the Ariege Pyrenees, or visit the Cathar castles, Montségur, Roquefixade…
The Cité de Carcassonne, a World Heritage site, is just an hour from Pontié. And the Mediterranean is just 2 hours away.
Château de Pontié is in the commune of Cornebarrieu.
Details of bedrooms: 6 bedrooms in the château and one bedroom in the outbuildings. 6 bathrooms.
On the 1st floor to the right of the staircase, on the east side :
White room: 2 people (x160) + bath WC
Grey room: 2 people (2×90) + bathroom with bath and WC, Gustavian style
Large bedroom: 2 people + 2 people (1×140 + 1 sofa bed) + bathroom with shower WC
On the 1st floor to the left of the stairs, on the west side :
Chambre du Cathare: sleeps 2 (1×160) + en-suite shower room without WC
Chambre du Soleil couchant: 2 people + 1 person (1×160 + 1×90) + bath, and separate WC
Chambre de la Tour : 2 people (2×90)
In the courtyard, a guest room: 2 people and a bathroom with WC
Pool loungers and sun loungers
Boat for lake trips
Reception tables and chairs
Badminton and pétanque