Jonathan and Suzanna have a real eye for detail. There were many well considered details in Villa Lavande...phone/iPad charging hubs, first aid kit, automatic night lights in bathrooms, English TV, picnic rugs and picnic ware. The village has no through traffic so really quiet and the small shop is well stocked for basics and becomes the local bar and even a pizzeria for a night. The food Suzanna brought out at the welcome soirée was more than nibbles and wine was plentiful - Jonathan was a highly attentive host to any questions.
The area has much to offer. There is a good supermarket at Olonzac and off-road walking/running or cycling trails available from the door. The 3 villas are well spaced out and we often had the pool to ourselves. We had a really lovely week. The weather was exceptionally hot. There are ceiling & floor fans however the top floor bedroom did get incredibly warm at night. The pool area and garden is very beautiful. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Don’t hesitate to book La Maison des Vignes for your holiday! We stayed for 7 nights in Gîte Coquelicot and the only problem was that it wasn’t long enough. Jonathan and Suzanna were wonderful hosts and their welcome soirée was fabulous. The gîte was lovely and had everything we needed. Our two daughters loved the fairy lights and the coloured lamps in their bedroom! We loved the terrace overlooking the pool and the beautiful sunsets. The pool was brilliant and a lovely temperature - we spent some lazy, hot days just relaxing round the pool which was perfect! The location is very quiet and peaceful - just what we wanted - but we were within easy reach of interesting places to visit. Jonathan and Suzanne gave lots of ideas and advice about what to do locally - including some ideas for where best to watch the Tour de France in Carcassonne.
Thanks for a fabulous stay - we can’t wait to come back!
My sister in law booked all three Gites for a family gathering and she could not have chosen better.The Gites are renovated to a very good standard and allowed for each family to have private space and then meet up when we wanted. The pool area is wonderfully set out and was enjoyed by all. Jonathan and Susanna were exemplary hosts and truly made our week meet and beat all our expectations. Thank you both.
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We just love this place, it’s the essence of the South of France and particularly this understated area of Minervois. Jonathan and Suzanna’s gites are immaculate , well presented and come with every convenience you could wish for. The newly remodelled Tapas’oif? in the village and it’s small provision store bring that extra convenience to a stay in Tourouzelle. The pool area is an absolute oasis , cleaned by Jonathan religiously every morning. This was the second time in the last few years we have stayed here and we should have learnt last time that you need far more than a week to get everything in! Narbonne , Minerve , Lagrasse and what seems like endless vineyards and Chateau’s are all within an hour away. We
also visited Leucate Plage which was probably one of the most beautiful European beaches we’ve seen. A highlight of the week was the meal cooked by the Mayor of Tourouzelle for all the guests at the gites hosted at LMDV - although admittedly the good company of the other occupants helped to make the evening as well as the fine French food! There is also a great selection of high end restaurants close by (reviewed separately)...thank you again Jonathan... We will be back!
Fantastic week at this beautiful place. So much thought into making every aspect of our stay so enjoyable. Just wish it could have been for longer.
We booked all 3 gites for a family holiday. It could not have been better. Jonathan and Suzannah are superb, thoughtful hosts, the gites are beautifully renovated and appointed, and the facilities are excellent. The pool area is stunning, with plenty of shade, and complete privacy. The gites have all been decorated with great style, and have some really nice contemporary touches, including mood lighting, plenty of USB charging points, and ceiling fans. This is really a spectacular location in a pretty village that even has a boulangerie (next door to the gites) for baguette in the morning. Can't recommend it highly enough.
This was our 3rd stay at LAMDV and it never disappoints. Jonathan and Suzanna agreed our stay just 2 days prior to our arrival, due to a bad experience we had elsewhere. We stayed in Gite Olivier, which has been very tastefully updated from last year. ( not that it really needed it )
It is all truly lovely, from the soft lighting / furniture and furnishings / usb plugs and Bluetooth speaker / fresh flowers / bedding / outdoor lights etc etc. We could not ask for more.
The pool area is always clean and tidy and the pool a great temperature.
We went to Montpellier this year which was a first and was fabulous. We never run out of things to do. There is just so much to see around the area.
As hosts J and S are great and we went to recommended restaurants which we were very impressed with. They are always very helpful.
We absolutely love the place and will be back again next year.
Many thanks for the last minute booking. We were so lucky you had a space and it saved our family holiday.