Best Pasta Sauce – ever!

If you love pasta, you’ll love this tomato & basil sauce     I make this in a large batch as it’s perfect as a sauce over plain pasta or filled ravioli; fantastic for adding into dishes like lasagne or baked cannelloni – or, reduced down, can even be used as a pizza sauce too. ….

Planning a cycle trip for 2020? – look no further than Mazamet!

Come take a look at why choosing La Villa de Mazamet would be a great choice for your next cycling adventure. Mazamet really does have it all for those who love to cycle. With 28 pre-planned cycle routes, stunning vistas & quite roads, a 65km cycle path….and the 120km training route of Mazamet’s cycling legend ….

Rhubarb, Ginger & Orange Sabayon

Zingy & Zesty, a perfect pud year-round     Ingredients (makes 8) 500 grams of rhubarb, cut into 2cm lengths 100 grams of caster sugar 2 star anise 200 ml of double cream, whipped 250 gram pot of mascarpone 3 tablespoons of Grand Marnier or Cointreau 3 tablespoons of marmalade 4 cm of ginger, peeled ….

Friends Stay For Free

It’s Back !  Our VERY special October Offer   From October 4th-31st – we commence our annual “Friends Stay For Free” offer. Book any three+ nights on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis and your friends stay for free (they just pay for dinner). We will be serving dinner on all evenings during the month ….

Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Terrine

A perfect make-ahead starter This is a bit fiddly to make but worth it – and will portion to about 12. Ingredients Six chicken breasts Poaching spices (2 bay leaves, 10 whole black peppercorns, salt, pepper, 2 garlic gloves, 1 cup white wine) 4 Leeks 500 grams of a mix of mushrooms Bunch of tarragon ….

GINTASTIC WEEKEND

Lovers of gin, this weekend at La Villa is just for you !   Arrive at La Villa on November 1st for three nights. Our Gintastic weekend  package includes: Three nights Bed & Breakfast in your choice of bedroom Four-course dinner on two evenings, one of which will be a gin-inspired menu Gin tasting evening ….

Heading over the border… a few days en Espagne !

Just 2 1/2 hours from Mazamet, on the outskirts of a medieval Spanish village, a haven of peace awaits. With so many wonderful places to visit & stay in France, we don’t often feature properties in Spain… so why the exception?  Well, we loved it and thought you might too! And, with many of our ….

Prawn & Mango Salad

Perfect for a warm summer’s evening – our Prawn & Mango salad has been a hit this season.   Ingredients (serves 4-6) 2 large, ripe, mangos 2 large juicy limes Large pack of cooked prawns (about 500 grams) 12 cherry tomatoes 4 endives Bunch of coriander & chives 2 pots of natural yoghurt Shell the ….

Bid-Win-Support

Fancy a two-day break at La Villa whilst supporting Cancer Research? We have donated a prize to three lovely ladies in the UK who taking part in the Race For Life in London next weekend to help with their fundraising efforts. The prize includes a two night stay at La Villa, glass of fizz on ….

Les Amis de La Villa – 2019 intake is now open

Become a “Les Amis” member today for free and enjoy some great benefits on all future stays at La Villa !   Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join our Les Amis scheme. We only accept members between July-September each year, so the clock’s ticking to join in 2019 with September 30th being the ….

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