La Vieille Tuilerie - a REAL Holiday!
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
La Vieille Tuilerie (literally, The Old Tileworks or Brickworks!) is a luxury property, with free added extras. Thought and attention has been paid to ensuring your holiday really is a holiday. This is a spacious and light, detached and private, 5-bed, 3 bath family home with large, private and enclosed garden and fully gated pool. Fully renovated with taste and equipped with all mod-cons. Ideal for either one or two families with or without young children. Also with a ground floor bedroom suite, perfect for accompanying grandparents too.
Included in the price is a baby-sitting night if required and an afternoon jewellery-making activity session for your 3-yr olds and up (both according to availability - the lovely young lady in question for the baby-sitting currently lives very close by, but we'll have to see closer to the season 2015 if she is still free), so that you can have a quiet moment with your book by the pool! All come as part of this luxury package.
Also, let me know if you'd like the fridge filled with a comprehensive selection of foods to start you off (chargeable, in addition to the welcome pack of basics (English tea, coffee, biscuits, jam, bottle of sparkling water etc - so you can have a snack when you arrive! As well as new cleaning materials, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder).
La Tuilerie is located on the edge of a village called Espondeilhan (affectionately known as Espon-diddly-dong!), within easy walking distance to the shops including a baker's, bar, 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. Secure parking. Beaches 30 mins, Lac Salagou 30 mins. Superb walking, cycling, riding, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and golf.
This will be our third season renting our house out after really successful summer seasons in 2013 and 2014. With good planning and thinking ahead, we're pleased to say that everything has so far gone extremely smoothly. 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 (eg brand new kitchen sponges every time and bin liners that fit the Brabantia bin, for example!).
Outside: Pool 10m x 5m. Gated, fenced and lockable with two gates. Stone barbecue on terrace with table and two lovely tables seating up to 12. Large private and 100% secure, enclosed garden with children's play area (trampoline, slide, swing, see-saw) and toddler garden with lush, green grass and toddler toys (small slide, plastic seesaws, mini-Bosch lawnmower etc)..
Downstairs: Large hall with out-of-tune piano! To the right, a formal living room with wide-screen TV, Freeview TV, DVD. The formal living room leads through to a beautiful large, airy double bedroom with en-suite shower-room - great for grandparents, for example. across the hall lies a second family living/dining room with table for 8/9, widescreen TV, DVD (with lots of children's DVDs). Wifi throughout. Free phone calls to UK landlines. 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 in kitchen. French doors onto terrace with barbecue area, next to the pool. End of the hall, downstairs WC and hand-basin. Back of the house, utility room with washing machine, dryer, large ironing board, iron.
Upstairs: Four gorgeous large bedrooms, two with two enormous windows looking over the countryside. One master bedroom with king-size bed, one double bedroom with double bed, one kids' room with a queen size bed and a single bed and one kids' room with white wooden bunk beds and a toddler bed (with barrier). Several wooden cots available upon request, eg if you are coming with twins or several under 2s. We do include a good set of toys too! The house sleeps two good-sized families: 4-6 adults and 4-6 children. (As well as wooden cots, we have several high chairs, walkers, bouncers etc - please ask when booking). Baroque-style family bathroom with bath (+ shower) and separate very large rain shower, WC, double hand-basins. Second shower-room with large shower, WC, handbasin. Fans in every bedroom.
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. Non-furniture-chewing dogs are welcome!! :)
Bedlinen provided, bath and pool towels provided. I have all baby equipment you might require (I run a baby equipment hire business!). Perfect for twins or two, or even three babies/younger children as I can provide two or three high chairs, cots; multiples of pretty much everything you need!
We leave you two hairdryers, luxury liquid handsoap in every bathroom, a set of luggage scales too. 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 crockery and co-ordinating bedding with a high threadcount! 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!
Flexible check in and out times - bag drop and pool use if you arrive early and the cleaner is still preparing the property for you. Did I say we're here to make your holiday as easy as possible?!
We look forward to welcoming you to La Vieille Tuilerie this summer!
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vias Plage, Valras Plage, Vendres Plage, Serignan, 20 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Béziers Cap d'Agde 25 km, Nearest railway: Béziers 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This region is of course famous for its wine and there are plenty of opportunities to discover and experience the pleasures of wine-tasting both near and far. There are also many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region - the Canal du Midi, lined by beautiful plane trees; the Pont du Gard at Nîmes; the two Catalan sites - the fortified town of Villefranche-de-Conflent and the citadel of Mont-Louis in the Pyrenees Orientales, to name but a few.
Eating out on the terraces of the many varied and wonderful little French restaurants of the area is a joy. For swimming and water sports you also have your choice of the River Orb (Cessenon river beaches - 20mins), the Mediterranean Sea (30mins), the gorges in the upper reaches of the River Orb (30mins) and the beautiful local lake (15 mins away). There is almost too much to tell you about! Cap d'Agde with Aqualand and Captain Jacko (fab water parks for older and younger kids), golf, the Pedalorail at St Thibéry, the zip-lining and tree-climbing adventure parks, Pézenas and its ancient cobbled streets and Saturday market... All you have to do is come and see for yourself! (Our house book gives you lots more information on what to do in the region.)
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21 May 2014
"A home from home"
I have had the pleasure of staying at this lovely big house twice this year, February and April. I totally fell in love with it and wish it was my home! It has everything you could ever need, the kit… More
12 May 2014
What a gorgeous house, so big, so bright, so comfortable. Spent a sublime week in this wonderful place with my husband, kids, and elderly parents. Cooked and ate together, enjoyed the pool and enormou… More
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here. It means a lot to us as we work very hard to ensure that everything is just right for the summer rentals! Thanks again and happy ongoing holidays!
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