2020 Early Bird Special

Planning Ahead – you could be saving 20%!   We know many of our guests plan their trip to France many months in advance – well, in doing so, you could be saving 20% on your stay at La Villa !! Make any 3 night+ reservation for any dates in 2020* by the end of ….

Fabulous 50

Our Big Birthday Giveaway   Is it the sunshine or the wine that gives us our youthful looks (we say tongue in cheek) – well, we are both 50 this year and to help include you in our celebrations we have a special birthday giveaway. As an existing guest, we are giving you 50€ credit against ….

Some of our favourite B&Bs

We love to travel & always try to stay in similar quality B&Bs… so here’s a few places we have loved and think you will too ! There’s something great about staying at a B&B. For us, it’s the individuality of the property, the decor and the hosts – no two are ever the same. ….

Cooking by the Canal du Midi

A one-day French cookery course, on the banks of the Canal du Midi, near Carcassonne. Picture the scene. A converted French farmhouse by the banks of the Canal du Midi, joining fellow foodie enthusiasts with a trained chef, learning how to cook a three-course French meal……then sitting down with a glass (or three) of wine ….

Frittata

Packed with fresh vegetables and great either hot or cold… We were kindly given this recipe by the owners of Julesy’s B&B on the island of Malta when we stayed a few years ago. At La Villa, we serve it chilled on our Mediterranean sharing platters and vary the ingredients according to season. Ingredients  1 pack ….

Feeling Peckish? See our 2019 guide to local restaurants

Asides from the tasty offerings for dinner at La Villa… come take a look at where you can eat in & around Mazamet       With more than 10 restaurants within a short walk of La Villa and a further 12 within a short drive, there is something to suit all tastes right on ….

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

You can’t beat a home-made muffin fresh from the oven – and our guests love these when served at breakfast.       Ingredients (makes 12) 2 Eggs 100 grams of white chocolate, chopped into small cubes 150 grams of fresh raspberries 100 grams of unsalted butter 200 ml of semi-skimmed milk 300 grams of ….

The 9 Locks of Fonseranes

Visiting Historical Béziers & the 9 Locks of Fonseranes Image: France Voyage   The UNESCO World Heritage listed Canal du Midi is a wonder of construction in its own right, stretching 240km from Toulouse to the Mediterranean, it was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the 17th century. Constructed between 1661-1681, it is ….

Our 2019 Wine List

Come take a peak at the wines you can enjoy at La Villa in 2019 & the importance of supporting local vineyards.   It has been our ethos, since our opening day, to source & buy wines from our region. You won’t find a Bordeaux or a Burgundy on our wine list… but many great ….

Food for thought !

What’s new & tasty at La Villa 2019? Taking inspiration from our travels this past winter in Spain, Portugal and South America – we decided to do things a little different at La Villa this season when it comes to dining…… At breakfast time, in addition to our continental buffet with many homemade treats… we ….

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