Guestbook Reviews

Here is a selection of unedited guestbook reviews from various sites we have previously advertised on. Note that not every guest (or group of guests) leaves a review (we don’t like to bug!), but we are over the moon with the reviews we do get!

Chantal & Rodney Lloyd and family – 10-24 August 2019

Thank you Nicole for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house. It’s the French dream, the wide staircase, huge hall and roomy bedrooms with shutters, but with all the modern conveniences. En-suite, fancy dishwasher and the shutters are electric!! We spent Lazy days lounging by the pool reading books and if someone was hungry they could just make themselves a crusty baguette with that lovely jam you left us, with lots of comfy spots to go and snooze on if that was too much effort!! We cooked , we barbecued and we ate at that wonderful restaurant you recommend in Roujan, we did the market in Pezenas and the beaches are easily accessible with tons of parking even in high season (we preordered sun beds at the beach bar.) You said thanks for leaving the house spotless, it was easy the house works well and was no effort whatsoever, would visit over and over again.

Capucine Lemaître and friends – 3-10 August 2019

La maison de Nicole Hammond est très agréable. L’accueil est parfait et la propriétaire charmante.
La piscine est un très bel espace de vie avec la terrasse à proximité et une barrière très sécurisante pour les enfants qui ne peuvent pas y accéder sans leurs parents. Les enfants sont très bien dans cette maison où l’on trouve jeux et jouets pour l’intérieur et l’extérieur. des lits et chambres adaptés mêmes pour les tout-petits. Le jardin est de bonnes dimensions avec des espaces ombragés à différentes heures de la journée.
Les pièces communes sont très bien équipées et confortables. La décoration est de bon goût.
Les chambres sont spacieuses et la literie est neuve. Les salles de bains et WC sont neufs et suffisamment nombreux.
Cet endroit est idéal pour un groupe de 10 personnes avec ou sans enfant.
Nous y avons passé un très bon séjour et nous reviendrons.

Capucine Lemaitre de Rennes (Bretagne) 12/8/2019

Charles McKeown and family group – 7-20 July 2018 and 13-27 July 2019

We had a fabulous time at La Vieille Tuilerie, the house is very spacious and very well equipped, the bedrooms were ideal for our extended family of ten, the pool was very clean and there was substantial pool furniture, this was our second visit to the house and Nicole the owner was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for her.

Excellent location and the description is exactly as in the overview, great for getting around Sete, Serignan, Narbonne, the nearby gorges were great swimming for the children.

We would definitely recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Emma Geraghty recommends La Vieille Tuilerie

3 August 2019 at 09:22 · (
We had the best time away and absolutely loved our holiday. Thank you so much and thank you for all of your tips in your welcome pack too. 
Hopefully we will speak again in the future as I have a feeling we will be back as we all loved it that much and it’s such a lovely home. 
My 10 year old daughter Isabelle could dive in the pool by the end of the holiday and my 7 year old daughter Matilda taught herself a few songs on the piano. A good holiday had by all. 
I would definitely recommend to all those looking for a relaxing stay with the option of lots to do. Ie Wine tasting, beach days, markets, exploring village, scenic walks to name a few!! Which are all local.
Beautiful French style home in an idyllic setting. 😊

Wonderful hols in beautiful villa (Peter O)

  • 5 stars

Our family of 8 with ages ranging from 9 through teenage boys and parents and us young grandparents had a great time in this beautiful,well equipped villa and family home. The local bar and restaurant is a gem ,friendships easily made with bonus of great food! Fab area too,,with plenty of choices but favourite with everybody was the lovely pool,many hours of fun

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017

Lovely large house and pool, perfect for our family holiday (Michael C)

  •  5 of 5

We had a wonderful week. The house is large and was perfect for us – grandparents, our two daughters and three grandchildren. The sleeping arrangements were just right – all the bedrooms were large, nice bathrooms and in the children’s rooms there were plenty of toys and books. The kitchen was spacious with everything you need and plenty of space for eating indoors if necessary. The large pool was enclosed with excellent locking gates so you knew that the children were safe. Good BBQ and again good outdoor eating area. The village was closeby – bakery, fruit and veg shop and bar witin walking distance. Nicole, the owner, was very helpful and lived nearby. We had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
Owner’s Response: Thank you so much, Michael and Sally, for such a glowing review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and had a fabulous week here in Espondeilhan! We try so hard to ensure that our guests want for nothing, and work all year round preparing for the two months of summer that we rent out, that when we receive such lovely reviews as yours, it makes everything worthwhile! Thank you, equally, for being such perfect guests! Take care, Nicole

Wow! (Louise H)

  •  5 of 5

Beautiful house, rooms and garden with relaxing pool. Didn’t want or need for anything, everything supplied and to high quality. Rooms were spacious, very clean, plenty of hanging and drawer space and with a homely feel…….also proper fluffy towels!!! Stunning area with plenty of fantastic places to visit, making great memories; Beaches, chateaux and a lagoon.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
Owner’s Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review! We hope to see you again one day! Nicole 🙂

Lovely country home (Victoria N)

  •  5 of 5

A lovely, large country villa that suited our family of nine (adults and children) perfectly. It really was a home from home, with all mod cons plus a fabulous large swimming pool and wrap around garden with both sunny and shady seating areas, BBQ and safe play areas for children. The British owners, Nicole and Ben were there to greet us and couldn’t do enough to make sure everything was perfect. They were also always on the end of a phone should we have had any questions, queries or need advice. A few local shops in the village for day to day requirements plus several nice restaurants within a short drive. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property for large family holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
Owner’s Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, Vikki! Really happy you liked the house and enjoyed your holiday. It was wonderful to meet you and your lovely family, and I know my daughter had so much fun playing with your four grand-daughters! (Are penpals called Whatsapp-pals nowadays?!) If we are ever in the area, we’ll definitely look Louise up for lunch and a playdate with the girls! 😀

We want to go back! (Penny)

  •  5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday! The enormous swimming pool was a hit with the kids, while the oldies enjoyed the creature comforts of the house. Perfectly suited for a large family group (three generations in our case) to share.

Walking down to one of the bread shops in the morning was a real treat and the village is conveniently located for lots of things to see and do.

All in all, we had a very enjoyable and memorable holiday. We want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
Owner’s Response: I’m so glad you had a lovely time, Penny, and it was worth your long trip from Australia, meeting your family here who came from the UK! Really pleased the whole family had a great time and it was an absolute delight to meet you all! Nicole 🙂


Excellent stay (Laura)

  •  5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Nicole’s house. It was very well equipped. Literally everything you possibly need. We had 9 in our party so all the bedrooms worked out really well. They were also huge so lots of space. The kids had plenty to do even on the cloudy days. Lots of toys/books/trampoline. Great! Also the house is in a nice surrounding. Good location for getting to beach and other villages. A 5 min walk to the local town was great too for fresh bread and crossiants! Overall a great stay had by us and would highly recommend. Nicole was always on hand if need be. Thanks for a great stay Nicole!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
Owner’s Response: Thank you so much, Laura, for your wonderful review!!! It was a delight to host you, your family and your friends and their family. Also, we cannot thank you enough for leaving the house spick and span for us and the cleaners on changeover day! If you’re ever in the region again, please look us up for a chat over a spritzer or two! 🙂


Fantastic time (Vanessa)

  •  5 of 5

Our family of six stayed in this beautiful, spacious house. Not only is there plenty of room inside the gardens are huge and so aside from the swimming pool there is a trampoline, swings and loads of ‘running around’ space.

If you decide to venture out there is a lovely restaurant/bar in the village and further afield the beach is about a 30min drive. We also visited some festivals in the local villages all within an easy drive.

Nicole was on hand to answer any questions and offer advice on places to visit etc. My children can’t wait to go back and so I’m sure we’ll be booking in again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner’s Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay here! And of course, we’d be delighted to welcome you here again! All the best, Nicole

At La Vieille Tuilerie we are very proud of our Guestbook Reviews and we do everything we can to make your holiday here as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Le Chalet Secret

Karen & Philip H
Just spent a most enjoyable 3 weeks in a village near Beziers called Espondheilan and was lucky to have the perfect accommodation for myself and my husband who is in a wheelchair. ‘Le Chalet Secret’ was perfect, everything on one level, a huge bathroom with walk in shower, two large double bedrooms and a great open plan living space. Access was through large patio doors (two of them). There was also a large enclosed patio with a secure gate for access. The village has a bakers, small general store and wonderful restaurant. Supermarkets are also close by. It was the perfect destination for a relaxing time yet there was also plenty to keep you occupied nearby. Definitely a five star and excellent value for money. Can’t thank Nicole enough for having the foresight to think about people with wheelchairs!

Review submitted: 6 June 2019
Date of stay: 1st May to 25th May 2019
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