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Spacious Villa with Heated Pool Overlooking Vineyards

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 double bedrooms (2 Twin and 2 King), 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 + cot

Our Mediterranean style Villa is set in 2.5 acres of land with pretty landscaped gardens, separate pool area and a small fruit orchard. The Villa is fully equipped for family living and provides modern and spacious accommodation for 8 people. The main living areas all open on to the sun terrace which runs across the front of the Villa - providing an ideal spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

The Woodland area provides welcome shade during the heat of the day and quiet spots for one to sit and admire the beautiful views of the vineyards and the snow capped tips of the distant Pyrenees…

The heated pool (10m x 5m) and summer kitchen are situated on their own landscaped terrace area below the villa. The Villa is secluded and has electric security gates and extensive outdoor lighting making it safe and secure for all guests. The village of Verzeille is a short walk away, with many restaurants and small shops in the neighbouring villages.

Suitable for all...: Our Villa will provide a holdiay haven for you whether you are a family with children, a group looking for adventure and new experiences or simply those of you wanting a quiet, tranquil place to soak up the sun or sit in the shade. Even those of you looking for a new place to Ski are catered for as the ski resorts of the Pyrenees and Andorra are only a 1 1/2 hr drive away. Or why not try and overnight trip to Barcelona or visit the Costa Brava?

We love spending time here and have not yet run out of new things to see and do...

From Historic sites to bustling market towns: With the Medieval Cite of Carcassone, a world heritage site, on your doorstep and the Cathar country next door this is a perfect location for those of you who love to explore the history of different areas.

Explore the traditional markets at Castelnaudray, Mirepoix and Carcassone for a taste of real France or visit Limoux and taste the famous 'Blanquette de Limoux'.

Alternatively take a trip on a boat along the Canal du Midi the list of things to see and do is endless....

A 40 minute drive will see you in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Alets les Bains is where the white water rafting companies operate from. A range of water sport activities are offered for all abilities and tastes.

The area is also a Mecca for cyclists. Both Limoux and Carcassonne have hosted stage starts and finishes of the Tour de France. There are some wonderful mountain bike trails from the villa and the road cycling caters for all abilities.


More Details

Nicky and James New
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much enjoyed our recent stay at Villa Lana. It is such a comfortable and welcoming Villa and we very much appreciate all the thoughtful touches and attention to home comforts that make it such a pleasure to spend a holiday there. We are always very impressed with the lovely garden and how thoughtfully it has been planned and looked after. We very much enjoyed swimming in the new salt water swimming pool this year and were impressed by all the modifications. Our stays at the villa, on this and previous occasions are made especially enjoyable because it is such a warm and welcoming family home. We look forward to returning again.
Jun 2016
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Verzeille Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Heated Swimming Pool has a security cover complying with French legislation and the pool is cleaned and maintained on a weekly basis. Heating for the pool is available at an extra weekly charge. The Pool terrace also has a Summer Kitchen area with sink, and fridge plus additional seating/dining area if you wish to stay by the pool all day. As the Pool terrace is South facing Sun Umbrellas are provided to offer ample shade during the heat of the day. With small children of our own we understand that safety and security are very important so the land is securely fenced and electric gates, with remote control, are fitted at the entrance to the property. There is ample parking for cars (out of the sun). Linen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis for those renting the property for 2 weeks or more. Pool towels are also provided for all guests.


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Spacious Villa with Heated Pool Overlooking Vineyards
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Seattle, WA USA

In the Land of Cathars and Peculiar Plumbing

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A stay at Villa Lana is an experience not to be missed. Having rented villas across Europe for the last 10 years, I can with total confidence state that our memories of Villa Lana will last for years. As will the scars on my knees and elbows. But I am getting ahead of myself. The property sits in a spectacular rural setting which the orientation of the house and windows has done its very best to minimize. To the British owners I say, "Bravo." No one can do irony like our cousins "across the pond."

Regarding the pool, a tiny quibble if I may: Lack of water made laps a wee bit of a challenge. We arrived to discover approximately 18 inches (0.25 fathoms in UK) of water depth but were assured that the hose delivering water to the pool at a rate slightly ahead of evaporation would surely have it filled "tout de suite." And sure enough, by the end of the week there was a solid 32 inches of water depth at the shallow end. Plenty deep for the adorable mouse enjoying a nice long float. (Note to self: Pack elbow and knee pads along with bathing suit if returning to Villa Lana. And bandages. And antibiotics.) And speaking of water pressure, if you plan on using one of the showers, running the washing machine, flushing a toilet or brushing your teeth, do only one at a time. Allow a decent interval (a fortnight should do the trick) so as that the, shall we say, casual water pressure may return to full trickle!

And speaking of the washing machine, what is that fascinating aroma in the garage? Wet dog, fraternity bathroom and a hint of mint? I surely hope the owners post the recipe.

Since the owners have charmingly failed to install any internet capability, packing in your kit a couple of tin cans and A LOT of string will dramatically enhance the available information technology of the property.

Oh, and make sure your rental car is a Hummer with a foot plus of ground clearance and purchase every bit of insurance you can at the rental agency. Entering and exiting the property is a great way to burnish the undercarriage of your car. I do hope the next renter can make use of the muffler we left behind as a little "thank you."

I could go on, but I believe I've painted a rich and revealing canvas of what one can expect after spending a week at Villa Lana.

A bientot!

Seattle Visitors

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with lovely gardens

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well equipped and well maintained property. Beautiful gardens in a very pretty setting. Very clean on arrival. Friendly owner. Lovely large pool. Carcassonne only ten to fifteen minutes drive away. Unspoilt area of France. Well decorated and relaxing bedrooms. We were a group of adults but would also thoroughly recommend to families. No negatives at all!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très jolie Villa, à l'abri des regards

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes restés deux semaines à Villa Lana début septembre 2016. La maison est spacieuse, très confortable et décorée avec gout. Elle est très bien équipée (pas de matériel de récupération). On sent que les propriétaires y habitent eux-mêmes régulièrement. La piscine chauffée et recouvrable avec un volet électrique est utilisable (28°C tous les jours) contrairement à certaines Villa que nous avons louées par le passé et dans lesquelles il fallait rentrer avec une combinaison.

La maison est la dernière de la rue, au calme et sans vis-à-vis. Elle est complètement cloturée. Sécurité et tranquilité assurée.

En lisant le commentaire précédent si négatif, nous avons bien failli ne pas choisir cette maison. Après réflexion, nous nous sommes dit que c'était trop négatif pour être objectif. La curiosité l'a emporté et nous sommes passé outre. Bien nous en a pris. Nous sommes prêts à recommencer à la premiere occasion.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Toulouse at 65 kilometres and Carcassone at 15 km
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A61 junctions 23/24
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our Villa is situated 15 minutes South of Carcassone on the edge of a small typically French village - Verzeille. On the door step is the major wine growing area of Limoux, home to 'Blanquette' with the Minervois and Corbieres wine areas nearby . Other interesting local towns are those of Mirepoix and Fanjeaux, steeped in Medieval history. The famous walled 'cite' of Caracassone - a world heritage site - and the Canal du Midi are only a short drive and not to be missed - truly an historic and spectacular place with an abundance of excellent restaurants and entertainment. Within an hour's drive are the larger towns of Toulouse (to the West) and Narbonne (to the East) plus the golden beaches of the West Mediterranean. A 1 1/2hr drive takes you up into the picturesque Pyrenees with Andorra and then Spain just beyond.

For Golf lovers the wonderful 18 hole Carcassone Golf course is only a 10 min drive up the road with other courses available towards Toulouse and Narbonne.

Other Activities: wine tasting, canoeing/rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $396.2

Changeover days are Saturday (except for Christmas/ New Year). Some flexibility is available on changeover days during the lower season ie. October through to April. Please contact us for more details. Short breaks and long weekend rates are available at certain times of the year. The Villa will be cleaned on your departure and on a weekly basis for stays of more than 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.