4 double bedrooms (2 Twin and 2 King), 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8 + cot
Nicky and James New
- English, French, German
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Excellent house in a stunning location
Truly a wonderful villa with a stunning out look. Plenty of space inside & out, pool was just lovely & the house was so well stocked with everything you’d need! Great proximity to Carcassonne & other little villages. Magic!
Private location with spacious home and beautiful pool!
We had a lovely visit to Villa Lana. The house was large, well appointed and comfortable. The pool was the absolute hit!
We highly recommend a visit.
Spacious villa with lots of room for everyone!
Lovely clean villa near the village of Verzeille. The pool is amazing and a great way to cool down when it is so hot! I would have appreciated a hand rail to enter the pool- it was fine for the younger members of our group though. A car is necessary to make the most of this
The house was tastefully decorated and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook at the villa.
The bathrooms were clean and modern and it was great to have a separate toilet too.
This private villa is set in lovely gardens.
I would recommend this villa to family and friends.
Fantastic holiday villa
We stayed at Villa Lana for 2 weeks at the end of August into September 2017. The Villa itself is extremely comfortable and the best equipped we have found. We enjoyed the peace and quiet sought. The pool was a good size for swimming with adequate shade when required. At this time of year the heated water was much appreciated. The owners left more than enough information and were very helpful. We would happily holiday here again.
In the Land of Cathars and Peculiar Plumbing
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.
Beautiful villa with lovely gardens
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!
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