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Villa & gîte sleeping 16 in true deluxe comfort (7 beds) + heated pool + garden
1 of 19The Old Tuilerie - a classy 50's Maison de Maître! Ceilings 3m high & windows 2m wide
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
**Now taking bookings for summer 2020!** Sleeping 16 in total - 12 (+ 2 babies) in the main house and 4 in the gîte, we can accommodate several families together for the holiday of a lifetime! The separate gîte (wheelchair-friendly), and the private ground floor suite in the house, means this property is perfect for grandparents, and their extended families!
Lying 20 mins from the Med coast, this grand maison de maître style villa is a luxury property that won't disappoint! Thought and attention has been paid to ensuring your holiday really is a holiday. The main house is spacious and light (ceilings 3m high and windows 2m wide!), detached and private, with 5-bedrooms (3 double bedrooms, a triple single, a room with a bunk-bed and a child's bed, plus two cots - so sleeps up to 14 includin...**Now taking bookings for summer 2020!** Sleeping 16 in total - 12 (+ 2 babies) in the main house and 4 in the gîte, we can accommodate several families together for the holiday of a lifetime! The separate gîte (wheelchair-friendly), and the private ground floor suite in the house, means this property is perfect for grandparents, and their extended families!
Lying 20 mins from the Med coast, this grand maison de maître style villa is a luxury property that won't disappoint! Thought and attention has been paid to ensuring your holiday really is a holiday. The main house is spacious and light (ceilings 3m high and windows 2m wide!), detached and private, with 5-bedrooms (3 double bedrooms, a triple single, a room with a bunk-bed and a child's bed, plus two cots - so sleeps up to 14 including babies), 3 bath family home with large, private and enclosed garden. The gîte has two bedrooms (one double and one with superking bed which can also be two singles) with a bathroom between them, for added privacy. Extras include a large trampoline (3m), swings and a lovely grassy toddler garden at the rear with boules area (and boules!), plus fully gated, heated pool (10m x 5m) and secure on-site parking. Fully renovated with taste, assiduously maintained, and equipped with all mod-cons. Ideal for up to four families with or without young children.
Fast wifi throughout (extender for the pool and terrace area), Sky TV (free-to-air channels), and plenty of fridges mean that this ticks all your holiday requirements boxes! :D
The name of the house - La Vieille Tuilerie (pronounced 'La Vee-ay Tweelery') literally means The Old Tileworks or Brickworks - and is named after the road the house lies on, itself named after the old village industry. The gîte is called the Chalet Secret as it is very private.
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 local farm-shop greengrocer's, baker's, superb bar-restaurant called the Wanagaine (known as being the best in all the villages around!), tobacconists's/grocery store 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!
All the beaches lie between 20-40 mins away, Lac Salagou 30 mins. Superb walking, cycling, riding, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and golf.
2020 will be our eighth season renting our house out after really successful summer seasons starting in 2013 and gradually adding more weeks. 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!).
Outside: The pool is for the sole use of your group and measures a large 10m x 5m and is heated, as well as having a bubble cover for added insulation in the cooler periods outside of high season (July/Aug). 2017 saw a switch over to a brand new salt-water system which makes your skin and hair feel just wonderful! Don't worry - the water doesn't taste salty at all - due to some funky ionising that goes on that changes the salt you put in into chlorine! The pool area is gated, fenced and lockable with two gates. There is a stone-built barbecue on the terrace with two lovely tables seating and for up to 14.
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... as well as a boules terrain with boules.
To read all my wonderful reviews, see my other listing for just the house on is own - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g4177369-d3947825-Voluminous_luxury_Sleeps_14_secure_heated_pool_private_garden-Espondeilhan_Herault_Oc.htmlMore
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 dAgde 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
Espondeilhan is a great base to get around from - lying close to the coast, near to many fabulous wine domaines in the countryside, and a short drive up to the hills for river or gorge swimming and hiking.