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Nicky and James New

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, german

Spacious Villa with Heated Pool overlooking vineyards in quiet village

2 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Verzeille Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

PLEASE CONTACT OWNER BY PHONE PRIOR TO SENDING ANY PAYMENT

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nicky and James New (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

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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Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Spacious Villa with Heated Pool overlooking vineyards in quiet village
average rating of 3.0 based on 3 reviews
Seattle, WA USA
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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
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Beautiful villa with lovely gardens

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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
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Toulouse at 65 kilometres and Carcassone at 15 km
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Verzeille
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A61 junctions 23/24
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Narbonne
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

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Rates & Availability

Verzeille Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season - September 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$973
 
 
Low Season - Winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$649
 
 
Low Summer Season 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,427
 
 
Mid Summer Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,946
 
 
Peak Summer Season 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
14 night minimum stay
$2,530
 
 
Mid Season Auutmn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,427
 
 
October Half Term weeks 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,946
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $389

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.

PLEASE CONTACT OWNER BY PHONE BEFORE SENDING ANY PAYMENTS
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.
During the low and mid season dates, pool heating will be charged at 45 Euros per week. Pool Heating is thermostatically controlled max 26 deg. Rates include all services, heating, electricity, heating, linen, towels and pool towels.

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Amenities

Verzeille Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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