La Vieille Tuilerie - ESP102

Prices from €3,025 - €3,025

Sleeps: 11   Bedrooms: 5

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La Vieille Tuilerie is a spacious and light, detached and private family home with a large and beautiful garden, fully gated salt-water and heated private swimming pool. The property has been fully renovated with taste and love, and is equipped with all mod-cons. 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 11 in beds (3 doubles, 3 singles, 2 bunks), plus a child's bed and two cots. Possibility of renting a two-bed (sleeps 4) gîte in the grounds of the property for larger groups.

About La Vieille Tuilerie

La Vieille Tuilerie (literally, The Old Tileworks or Brickworks - named after the road the house lies on, itself named after the old village industry) is a luxury property that won't disappoint! 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 double bedrooms and two kids' rooms), 3 bath family home with large, private and enclosed garden, with trampoline, 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 three families with or without young children. Also with a ground floor bedroom suite, perfect for accompanying grandparents too.

Downstairs: Large hall with out-of-tune piano! To the right, a formal living room with wide-screen TV, Freeview TV, DVD. This also has a very comfortable, sprung, sofa-bed so potentially adding 2 further guests. The formal living room leads through to a beautiful large, airy double bedroom with en-suite shower-room - great for grandparents, for example. If you'd like to use the sofa-bed for guests, note that you need to pass through this room to get to the downstairs double bedroom.

Across the hall lies a second family living/dining room with dining table for 8 (plus leaf taking seating to 14), widescreen TV, Sky+ (recordable), DVD player. Fast wifi with easy code and connection.

Fully fitted and equipped kitchen (5-ring hob, two ovens, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer plus extra drinks fridge and a good range of cookware, utensils and plenty of matching crockery). Table and seating for four in the kitchen. French doors onto terrace (with seating for 14) 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 each, looking over the countryside. One master bedroom with king-size bed, one double bedroom with double bed, one kids' room with a 120cm bed and two single beds and one kids' room with white wooden bunk beds and a toddler/child (up to about age 5) bed which can also be set up as a cot. In addition, one regular wooden cot and two travel cots with mattresses also available. We do include a helluva lot of toys too! The house sleeps two good-sized families: 6 adults and 6 children, for example.

Also on the first floor is the big Baroque-style family bathroom with bath (+ shower) and separate very large rain shower, WC, double hand-basins and ornate silver mirror. There is also a second shower-room with large shower, WC, hand-basin. Fans in every bedroom.

Outside: The pool measures a large 10m x 5m and is heated (thermostatically-regulated and operational either side of the high summer months when it is not needed, so May, June and September). This year also sees 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. Stone barbecue on the terrace with table and two lovely tables seating 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 (small slide, plastic see-saw, mini-Bosch lawnmower, ride-on toy etc)... as well as a boules terrain with boules.

There are at least 10 good sunbeds - four with mattresses, four good webbed ones that lie flat and several others.


Facilities and Features

Formal living room with Widescreen TV, Sky TV (free-to-air channels), 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, Sky TV
(free-to-air channels), DVD.
Wifi throughout with extender for outside on the terrace and by the pool.
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
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 and yes, another
spare fridge!

Ground floor double bedroom, sleeps 2, with shower room (100x80cm shower –
with step into). Not wheelchair friendly but mobility-reduced friendly.

Three gorgeous large bedrooms, two with two enormous windows looking over
the countryside.
One master bedroom with king-size bed, one double bedroom, one triple
bedroom with three single beds and one with bunk beds and a toddler bed
(with barrier), wooden cot and travel cot also available on demand.
Upstairs sleeps either an additional 4 adults and up to 6 children (inc
child's bed), or up to 9 adults (1 x king, 1 x double, 3 x single and 2 x
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!
  • Private Villa
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Secure fenced pool
  • Un-overlooked Pool
  • 4+ bedrooms
  • 2+ Bathrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Terrace
  • BBQ Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy Walk to Shops
  • Golf Nearby
  • Spacious garden

Location and Map

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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 – The owner leaves a key to the village tennis court at the house for guests' use, as well as tennis racquets and balls.

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 water 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. "

Availability Calendar


Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
19 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 3025
26 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021 3025
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: €400.00
  • Mid-stay clean available if required (chargeable).
  • Saturday to Saturday, minimum one week stay.
  • 30% deposit, balance to be paid 8 weeks before booking date.
  • 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.
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Further Information

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. 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)

House rules:
Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
Max. occupancy: 13
Children welcome
Parties/events not allowed
Pets not allowed
Smoking allowed (outside only)

DVD Player
Music Library
Satellite / Cable
Video Games
Video Library

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