Formal living room with TV, DVD.
Beautiful large airy double bedroom with en-suite shower-room.
Large hall with an old piano.
Second family living/dining room with table for 8, widescreen TV, DVD.
Wifi throughout and Freeview UK TV on one TV.
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen (5-ring hob, two ovens, dishwasher, extra drinks fridge and a good range of cookware, utensils and plenty of matching crockery).
Table and seating for four. French doors onto terrace with stone-built barbeque area and seating for 14, next to the pool.
Downstairs loo with hand-basin.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, double sinks.
Ground floor double bedroom with shower room (100x80cm shower – with step into). Not wheelchair friendly but disabled friendly.
Three gorgeous large bedrooms, two with two enormous windows looking over the countryside.
One master bedroom with king-size bed, one with three single beds and one with bunk beds and a toddler bed (with barrier), wooden cot also available on demand.
Sleeps four adults and up to 6 children.
Also available: high chair, walker, bouncer etc.
Baroque-style family bathroom with bath (+ shower) and large separate shower, WC, double hand-basins.
Second funky shower-room with WC, handbasin. Fans in every bedroom.
All windows have electric shutters for privacy and lie-ins!
Kitchen – fully fitted and equipped with 5-ring hob, two ovens, dishwasher, extra drinks fridge and a good range of cookware, utensils and plenty of matching crockery.
Table and seating for four. French doors onto terrace with extra seating for 14.
2 Living/dining rooms – one with sofas and TV, DVD and one with table for 8, widescreen TV and DVD.
5 Bedrooms – 1 double with en-suite shower-room and sofa-bed upon request. 1 master bedroom with king-size bed, 1 double, 1 with three single beds and 1 with bunk beds and a toddler bed (with barrier), cot available.
3 Bathrooms – one ensuite with bedroom 1, one family bathroom with bath + shower, WC, double hand-basins and one shower-room with WC and handbasin plus one separate WC downstairs.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, double sinks.
Wifi throughout and Freeview UK TV on one TV.
All windows have electric shutters which keep out the daylight – great for lie-ins!
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La Vieille Tuilerie is located on the edge of a village called Espondeilhan (affectionately known as Espon-diddly-dong!), within easy walking distance (5mins on the flat, no hills!) to the shops including a baker’s, superb bar-restaurant known as being the best in all the villages around, tabac and a Post Office. It is close to the beautiful medieval market town of Pézenas (market day Saturday) and the larger city of Béziers at about 12-15 minutes to each one. The nearest large supermarket (with service station for petrol) is only 5 minutes away in a larger village called Servian.
Espondeilhan lies in a network of close-knit villages – all only a few minutes from each other, and each with something unique to offer, in the way of bars, restaurants, wine-tasting, village fêtes, old windmills, lakes and rivers to swim in, you name it! So much to see and do and hardly any traffic too! The variety of town-living, but with the easy-going pace of village life!
Beaches 30 mins, Lac Salagou 30 mins. Superb walking, cycling, riding, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and golf.
Half an hour to Valras Plage, Vendres Plage, Serignan, Portiragnes, Vias, 40 mins Agde
Closest supermarkets are Super U in Servian and also in Roujan. 5 mins away. Roujan is open on a Sunday morning till 12.30.
Local shops – 2 mins to centre of the village. There is a small pizzeria in the village, plus baker’s, tabac, garage with car-hire at very reasonable prices, Post Office, etc
Tennis court – pick up key from Mairie for a small deposit. Quite normal these days.
Local attractions Pézenas – medieval market town with all-day traditional French market on Saturdays
Gorges of the River Orb, St Guilhen le Désert – lake with beaches and canoeing with beautiful stone bridge, Lac Salagou
Cap d’Agde – loads of children’s activities including Aqualand watr park, the Isle de Loisirs with mini-golf, dinosaur park, fairground rides, etc, Europark at Vias – huge funfair
Market day in Béziers on Friday morning
Flea market at Marseillan Plage Sat and Sun
Local village fêtes and brasucades
Water jousting at Sète, Agde, Marseillan Port
It is close to the beautiful medieval market town of Pézenas (market day Saturday) and the larger city of Béziers at about 12-15 minutes to each one.
The nearest large supermarket (with service station for petrol) is only 5 minutes away. Secure parking.
Beaches 30 mins, Lac Salagou 30 mins.
Superb walking, cycling, riding, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and golf.
Espondeilhan is a lively village with many animations in the summer months. There is a fabulous bar run by a young Anglo-French couple. The French chap makes as much as he can himself – right down to fresh home-made burger buns every day! They have a constant menu of these famous home-made burgers, but also a few dishes that change every day, with a good mix of French cuisine, plus fish and chips at the weekend and eggs Benedict on a Sunday!
In the centre of the village, 5 minutes’ walking distance, there is also a tabac (selling bread from the lovely bakers in the nearby villages and grocery products) and a baker’s too. One minute’s walk from the house is a fantastic green-grocery shop that sells lots of home and locally grown produce and has just started selling rotisserie chicken!
Espondeilhan (pronounced Es-pond-day-on) also has a garage (which has rental cars if you have short term visitors) and a hairdressers.
In the next, larger, village of Servian there are more restaurants, a market selling local produce three times a week, a big SuperU supermarket and petrol station, pharmacies and other commerces. Beziers is only 10 minutes away, as is Pezenas with its famous all day market on a Saturday.
“I have plenty of good quality saucepans, weighing scales, American ‘cups’ measurers, whisks, an electric hand blender with either which or blender attachment, sieve, funnels, rolling pin, baking trays, cake tins etc. If there is anything you’d specifically like to see in the kitchen that I haven’t mentioned, then I am sure that I can organise it. There is a five-ring gas hob, electric oven and microwave which is also an oven. All instruction books are in the kitchen drawers, as well as explanations as to how things work in the House Book. ”
Pet friendly on confirmation only, please contact us about your pet.
The owner provides a free Welcome Pack of essentials (English tea, coffee, butter, jam, baguette, bottle of sparkling water and a bottle of rosé and red wine etc – so you can have a snack – and a drink! – when you arrive), but please do let us know if you’d like the fridge filled with a more comprehensive selection of foods to start you off (chargeable just for the cost of the items, not the service). The owners also leave all new guests basic such as foil, clingfilm, spices, cleaning materials, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets and some washing powder/liquid.
Note from owner: “2018 will be our seventh season renting our house out after really successful summer seasons starting in 2012 and gradually adding m. With good planning and thinking ahead, we’re pleased to say that everything has so far gone extremely smoothly. We’ve had really lovely guests! We’ve done a lot of summer holiday house renting ourselves, so are applying our principles of everything from ‘absolute necessities’ to ‘wouldn’t it be nice if…’ to the house and to the welcome pack of essentials, as noted above (eg brand new kitchen sponges every time and bin liners that fit the Brabantia bin, for example!).”
All windows have electric shutters which keep out the daylight – great for lie-ins and to help the kiddies sleep!
No smoking inside the house please; outside is fine.
Bed linen provided, bath and pool towels provided. I have all baby equipment you might require.
“We leave you three hair-dryers, nice liquid hand-soap in every bathroom. We’ve tried our very best to think of everything you might need to make your stay a real ‘home away from home’ including – gasp – plenty of matching cutlery and crockery and coordinating bedding with a high thread-count! What? In a holiday home, I hear you say?! Well yes. It’s what I’d want so it’s what we’re offering our guests. I hear horror stories of threadbare towels that make me shudder! We also have plenty of kiddies’ tableware and even bibs, a steriliser, bottle-warmer etc. So you can pack more frocks! :)”
Flexible check in and out times for an extra fee (50€) – bag drop and pool use if you arrive early and the cleaners are still preparing the property for you, or you can leave your baggage in the hall and use the pool till just before the new guests arrive. “Did I say we’re here to make your holiday as easy as possible?!”
UK Freeview satellite TV (SKY +), wifi/internet, mains gas central heating, trampoline, swings, secure grassed toddler garden with mini slide and plastic see-saw. Two portable air-con units available for hire if interested. (see above).
“We can supply up to three or (even more on demand) wooden cots, high chairs etc. Also strollers, sterilisers, potties, loo seat risers, walkers, ride-ons, playmats, and LOADS of toys! And also baby and toddler dishware and cutlery.”
Iron and ironing board provided.
Ground floor double bedroom with shower room (100x80cm shower – with step into) Sofa-bed if required. Not wheelchair friendly but disabled friendly.
Bed linen and towels included as well as end of stay cleaning but mid stay available at an extra cost.
No smokers, no pets please.
Bed linen provided, bath and pool towels provided.
400€ per week security deposit required. Flexible check in and out times.
Running machine, weights, sit-up bench available.
Gas-fired central heating.
Private parking – enough space for up to 4 cars within the property grounds (electric gate)
Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
Max. occupancy: 13
Parties/events not allowed
Pets not allowed
Smoking allowed (outside only)
Satellite / Cable
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