We've welcomed guests from over 20 different countries to Villa La Cascade to enjoy the fabulous views, gorgeous surroundings and unique experience of a peaceful Languedoc holiday villa in this wonderful location.
Beautiful house, beautiful place.Danke !
Carla N - Berlin
20 Sep 2019
Villa de Cascade is a hidden gem in the heart of the Languedoc and we cannot recommend a stay here highly enough. Our host, Valerie was very helpful in the run up to our trip and answered any questions we had quickly and had some great suggestions for vineyards to visit and where to eat. The scenery on the drive up to the house is stunning with a ruined church on the skyline across the cascade. The house is perched on top of a hill with very private gardens with magnificent uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. The house benefits from being part of a small group of traditional houses in a private Domaine, yet with easy access to the village via a leisurely 5 minute walk by foot down the hill to the bakery, shops and pharmacy. The Villa is very stylish with traditional French decor throughout. The fit out is of a very high standard and the house was spotless with gorgeous linen and the fluffiest towels. The bedrooms are generous doubles with very comfy beds and all with their own en-suite and beautifully decorated. The terrace has a covered veranda perfect for reading in the shade and we had every meal outside here. The swimming pool is perfect for a cooling afternoon dip and a splash around. We arrived to find a bottle of local wine from Castelmaure from the Corbieres and a lovely welcome note. Every little thing has been considered from Smart TV to a docking station for our music and as someone who loved to cook we had everything we needed, even some great cookbooks left out for us. Valerie gave us some great suggestions for visiting in the area and we had a stunning lunch in the restaurant in the Abbaye de FontFroide and then a stroll through the Abbaye and gardens followed by a wine tasting. We visited Embres et Castelmaure winery, did a honey tasting over the hill and visited Narbonne, a beautiful town with great boutique shops, roman road ruins, cathedral and classic French cafes and restaurants. The African reserve in Sigean is a great day out too. For foodies, the 3 star Michelin restaurant just over the hill is out of this world. The scenery in the area is magnificent with great views and vineyards curling up the hill behind the house and we loved exploring the area by foot and car. We visited in mid-September and temperatures were mid to high 20s and the harvest was in full swing. This was our first time in the Languedoc and it certainly won’t be the last. We will definitely be back to Villa de Cascade, our hidden gem in the Languedoc.
Sally Anne - Dublin, Ireland
08 Sep 2019
Where can I begin... From the ease of booking with the owner to her real understanding with all our requirements this is a lovely person to deal with. The house was immaculate and very well situated and laid out.
We liked the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area which opened out onto the pool and patio. The beds were very comfortable as were the pillows. Something so rare in France and Italy these days we tend to take our own. Not needed here.The garden was a joy, and so enjoyed sitting in the little "private area" with the view across the valley. The house was certainly very much home from home. The local supermarket stocked everything we needed and I enjoyed walking down to the bakers every morning for our bread and croissant.
A brilliant holiday and looking forward to re-visiting.
I. Whitehead U.K.
17 May 2018
Are we happy with your house ? What a question! It is absolutely amazing and everything about it is brilliant.
The weather - not in your control I know- has been lovely. But everything from the way the sitting room is set out, the well equipped kitchen and lovely garden is great...the beds were exceptionally comfortable and the pillows.... great. Something we have never found anywhere we have stayed in France or Italy for that matter. Enjoyed watering the plant pots around the garden with the washing up water too. Made me feel at home.
Well done with everything you have done to make your home over here a joy for your guests.
Really do hope to return one day.
Sue W. - London U.K.
23 Sep 2017
A very nice house in a great location!
Scott R. - London, U.K.
07 Aug 2017
What a lovely week we had. Reminded us of being in Provence, but without the crowds and inflated prices, and nearer the sea! AMAZING views from the villa terrace - absolutely loved it.
Despite being in a small 'courtyard' of other villas, was very private and quiet. Fantastic wine and vineyards, lovely cycle rides, plenty of restaurants of all price brackets, near the midi canal and Carcassonne, beautiful walks and castles to visit, great coastline and lagoons.The villa itself was very well equipped and tastefully furnished, and for the keen chef, had all the implements and dishes you could ever need!
Three en-suite double bedrooms all tastefully furnished and stacks of wardrobe space. Utility room with extra fridge freezer and washing machine. Lovely covered outside dining area and BBQ.
Beautifully kept garden, with loads of lavender.Good WiFi / TV / sky for when you've had enough of the sun (and very useful if staying during Wimbledon week!!)
David T. - Surrey UK
16 Jul 2017
Just touching base to let you know we had a lovely holiday in your amazing villa A party of five Francophiles none of which had been to this area had a great time and I am sure we will visit the region again Thank you for giving us the opportunity !
Allan D - Bristol, England
03 Jul 2017
We spent a lovely week in this peaceful and relaxing villa. The views from the garden across the hills were gorgeous, as was the garden itself.
We really enjoyed the scented lavender plants and the sound of birds. With a great outdoor eating area plus terrace with pool, it was very quiet and private too. The villa was very clean and well furnished with all the necessary appliances and lots of thoughtful extra touches such as adapters, ipod docking stations, and even hot water bottles for the colder months! The bedrooms were particularly pretty and the linen was of good quality. Even the pillows were comfortable – not something that can be said about all French hotels and houses!
This is a beautiful house in a great location. It’s a short walk down to the village with the castle, local shops and bar. There are many gorgeous hamlets and villages within an easy drive of the villa with vinyards all the way! A perfect place for a wine tasting holiday! If that’s not your thing, there are beaches, amazing castles, markets, and much more……
Valerie was very kind and accommodating and Jeanne, who met us and showed us around the property, was lovely too. We’ve stayed in many properties in France but this was definitely the best and we hope to return some day.
Jacinta H. - London
18 Jun 2016
Memorable views and an excellent location – a short walk to the village, easy to get to from the motorways and airports and there’s loads to do in the area
Lorna Weir - Edinburgh
28 Jun 2015
Villa La Cascade was all that was promised and then some.
This gorgeous property was very well equipped so if you like to cook regional food when you travel you will especially appreciate the kitchen.
The grounds are beautiful and the home tended to with care. Although we enjoyed the beautiful weather in this part of France almost daily if we did encounter the odd one that was a bit cooler or damp we were quite content to curl up in the wonderful comfort of Villa Cascade with a book, some local wine and plans for dinner at home that night.
Wonderful little villages are just a few turns on the winding roads that are typical of this area, superb local wines and an outstanding 3 star Michelin restaurant just minutes away (be sure to bring your appetite) make this a lovely destination. There is so much to see and do in the area including the Mediterranean, Spain, the canals, Carcassonne and discovering the local history to name a few but know that a car and willingness or comfort with driving the small roads is essential to discover all that is accessible.
Our stay was for one month from the end of the first week in October to the end of the first week in November and this already quiet region is even more quiet at that time. The beautiful market in Narbonne and the Villa Cascade kitchen was appreciated that much more. Great layout for a family or couples traveling together.
Valerie was both professional and wonderful to deal with at every turn and we would not hesitate to recommend this lovely property to anyone or in fact find ourselves returning!
David P, - Alberta, Canada
24 Nov 2014
Thank you for the use of this fantastic accommodation. It has been ideal - we love the facilities and the open plan kitchen is great. The views of the Corbieres are stellar and we loved it all - very much appreciated!
J.Cairns - London
14 Sep 2014
A really beautiful house and excellent location beside the village of Durban but still completely private. The views of Languedoc from the terrace are memorable
Brian Sullivan - Cambridge
09 Jul 2014
The views are just gorgeous. We really think we chose well and we spent a lovely fortnight admiring probably the best view from a holiday villa we’ve ever experienced
Nikki G. - Dublin
24 May 2013
We spent most of the time in the garden as its so beautiful. It was hard to leave the villa but we'll be back!
Naomi Larsson - Stockholm
22 Aug 2012
Beautiful - highly recommended. Great views, very comfortable and exceptionally well fitted out. Outstanding pool and terrace and a fabulous location in the heart of Languedoc. Lots to see and do in a particularly good wine region.
Andrew Taylor - Bristol
16 Jun 2012