We hope you have looked at some of our pages and the accommodation we offer. We started vacation accommodation in our first home over ten years ago in Nizas. Many guests have written comments in our “Livre d’Or” and we have pleasure in sharing some of these with you – we have just started our apartments and BandB in our new home in Montblanc and we will be adding more comments from guests, many of whom become friends.
Tony and Carole, thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts during our recent holiday with you in Montblanc. Well done! You really have thought of everything to ensure the perfect stay for your guests.
We recently spent fabulous weeks 2 weeks in the Tidswell’s gracious and comfortable home situated in the middle of the wine growing region of Languedoc. Our apartment was tastefully decorated and well equipped with mod cons such as air conditioning and flat screen TVs in every room. The swimming pool was a great hit with the children as were the family pets Rocky and Bonnie. Our stay at Villa Roquette was such a success that we’ve already booked a return holiday next year!
Christina – from the UK – August 2009
What a Lovely place !
We stumbled upon Villa Roquette by chance following a mishap with our original booking in the region… and what a discovery we made!
The apartment is immaculate and very tastefully decorated to a very high standard. We found our stay more than comfortable and the air conditioning will be a welcome addition in the hot summer months.
The Tidswells made us feel extremely welcome in their home, as did Bonnie and Rocky the dogs!
Ben and Angie – from UK – September 2009
Tony and Carole
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
What a true delight meeting you and having the pleasure of being your guest here in your charming home.
The pool was especially a wonderful surprise and joy, even though you said the water was too cold. Not so! Perfect for jetlag and having been up for 36 hours –
You are the perfect host and hostess, so hope you will join un in the States
Phyllis -from USA – September 2009
My dear Tony and Carole
How marvellous to have you step back into our lives – Your home is lovely and we have started our travels in the very best of fashion.
Do the world a favour and return to your wonderful blogs and emails.
We would love to have you visit us in Washington
Marsha and Paul – from USA – September 2009
Bonjour Carole et Tony,
Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de notre semaine passée à Montblanc dans votre gîte.
Nous avons tout particulièrement apprécié votre accueil, la douce ambiance de la maison,
ainsi que le confort et la tranquillité des chambres.
Ce fut un plaisir de prendre le petit déjeuner et de profiter du jardin et de la piscine.
La douceur et la beauté du sud de la France font de votre maison un lieu particulièrement convivial.
Nous ne manquerons pas de conseiller votre gîte à nos amis.
Jacqueline et Pierre – Lyon – September 2009
Nizas was everything we hoped and lived up to Tony’s description of the place on his website. We were only there for a week, but did quite a few day trips. It was great to have such a quiet,
peaceful place to return to. The kids loved going down to the village epicerie every day for bread and croissants. I think they really got a taste for what village life is like. We did make a day
trip to Provence, but the countryside around Nizas was lovelier and less touristy. We had a WONDERFUL time.
Pat K. from Oregon, USA
Sue and I send a very special thank-you for the most enjoyable week we have had at Nizas. You looked after us uncommonly well and gave up so much of your time to make us feel at home and
comfortable. We certainly hope we can visit Nizas again. Thanks and best wishes to you all.
Philip and Sue from Cheltenham, UK
We all had a fabulous time with you and Carole and your family. I’m looking forward to coming back to the area to see all the things we missed this time around. And I’d be interested in taking one
of your photography classes at some point.
Lorrie from Sebastopol CA, USA
We all wanted to thank you for everything that you did to make our visit to Nizas such a special and memorable experience You and carole went out of your way(s) to respond to any of our question,
needs, or concerns and insure that we were comfortable, secure and content. You were successful. We were all sad when it was time to leave.
Sari from USA
Hi Carole and Tony I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time we had staying with you in Nizas. This was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. Your warm hospitality was a major
reason for this (and not just the large amount of good wine available cheaply). The little corner of France you are in is a very special place. All the places you recommended we visit were worth
seeing. By providing recommendations about places to eat, caveaux to visit and towns to explore you helped us get a much better idea what “being local” might really be like. Boston seems entirely too
busy now that we’re back. Thanks again.
Jonathan from Boston USA..
Our Grateful thanks to Carole and Tony for such a wonderful adventure. We shall always be grateful for your help and friendship. This is a very special village with very special people.
Alex and Myrah from Ballina Australia.
What a wonderful week! We have felt relaxed and completely at home from the start. Many thanks to Carole and Tony for their care.
Sue and Philip from Cheltenham UK.
What a wonderful surprise and village we discovered! The views, the hospitality and your helpfulness made our extended stay most enjoyable Good luck in your endeavors.
Laura from USA
This family has been pleasantly surprised by all wonderful hospitality here in Nizas. Our kids loved meeting your family and we’d love to return once again! Quelle belle provence!
Karla, Tom, Shawna and Wesley from Montreal Canada.
Thank you so much for a great place to stay and your warm hospitality. It would have been nice to have stayed longer but perhaps next time! Even though we were here a short time we got a feel for
life here in and around Nizas. Thanks.
Janet, from Springfield Missouri USA
We have spent two wonderful weeks in this medieval village and charming house, with great views from the terrace. During our holiday we have walked through the vineyards, visited ancient towns in
the beautiful area of Languedoc and of course enjoyed the local produce. We thank family Tidswell and wish them good luck.
Jurgen, Karin, Martin and Henrik from Sweden.
Dear Carole and Tony. We thank you for a week in heaven Nizas was just what we looked for and your house gave us the perfect setting for our stay in Herault. We have enjoyed the cooking with all
the excellent raw materials of the region. After a week we realize how much more there is to explore, so we will return! Best wishes for you all.
Knut, Andrine and Elise from Norway
The family would like to say thank you for one week with happiness and joy! This is a “paradise” for everyone and the days have gone by too fast! We hope to be back later to enjoy more of this
region with marvelous nature and nice people! Best wishes to you.
Henrik, Jove, Charlotte and Henriette from Norway
It has been our dream for some time to visit rural France and to stay at a private home and thank goodness for Tony and Carole and their internet advertisement! We are now at the end of a very
enjoyable and relaxing visit, we have eaten the ‘huitres” and “moules”, drunk Guillem’s excellent wine, strolled through the lovely ancient streets of Nizas, been super-shoppers in Pezenas and in the
end had our dream come true ‘chez Tidswell”. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your warm hospitality, your kindness, for sharing with us your fabulous home, for the directions that you sent
us to broaden our experience, for the fun that we had with you, for the opportunity to enjoy spending time with the gracious and charming Clio, Miranda and little Jack. WE HAD A BLAST, we’ll be
Chris Debbie, Jessica Christina and Grandma Dorotha. from USA
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Just what we needed to completely relax. We have always loved this part of France and we will be back again. Your hospitality(and generosity with red wine!) will
be long remembered and our girls will take home lovely memories of their ‘friends in France’. Hoping to see you soon.
Amanda, Mark, Keira and Jenna from Isle of Man, UK
This was a perfect introduction to the South of France! Your hospitality is incredible and Tony, your knowledge of the surrounding area and things to do (interesting things) in the area is
exceptional. I had a wonderful stay and hope to come back again…and again.
Lorrie from Boston USA.
Carole and Tony You have a wonderful home. Many thanks for sharing it with us. I have thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation, food, good sights and wine. I really appreciated your good beds, furniture
and bathrooms. Good luck in the future and I will pass on the good word. Our Saturday night in the “maison des fetes” will live in the memory for ever! The characters, the food, the fun and of course
the “vin”. Just one of the many great experiences that Nizas has to offer. Thanks for your hospitality.
Margaret and Graham from Forrest Australia.
Lovely village, friendly people and your home is wonderful. Will start saving for my next trip as soon as I get home.
Dear Tony and Family. It is with deep regret that I must approach this project with honesty tinged with sincere earnestness. The premier wine celebration allowed me to unfortunately exhibit my
complete lack of proficiency in dancing the tango with three of the most beautiful women of this village. The copious quantities of local wines, however, allowed me to quickly forget this wonderful
event that night. However I will probably never forget my visit to Nizas! I would like very much to return.
Karen and Jim, from Canberra Australia.
Tony and Carole. Thank you Thank you for the splendid home away from home! The peace and quiet, after a noisy week in Paris was a lovely way to end my first trip to France! Your charm and
hospitality are to be admired Amie, from California USA
As the tones of the autumn fall upon the serried vines of Nizas, and I gaze for the last time from my little window high in the old town walls, I send not to ask for whom the clock-tower bell
tolls – it tolls for me! And one day I will come back and borrow the key. In the meantime, I will remember the good company and most comfortable lodgings of Tony and Carole in the heart of the
Herault. Bonheur lui-meme.
Shane, from Brunswick Australia.
Dear family of Tidswells. I woke this morning to the town bells and snuggled in to enjoy a few more moments in this lovely little corner of the earth. Tony, Carole, Clio, Miranda and, of course,
dear Jack we shall never forget your letting us be a part of your lives in the village of Nizas. It is hard to be torn away from the gorgeous view of vineyards from our terrace and our ‘home for a
bit’. You have all been so welcoming and attentive, thanks. We loved: Chez Titou, the picnic day, St. Ferreol, La Clape, La Boucherie, Suissy and Sally – Thank you again – we shall return. Much
success in your plans for the future.
Rick and Kathy from Napa Valley USA.
Tony, Carole and Family. Your generosity has touched us deeply. We appreciate all you have given with your time, stories, experience et al. We very much hope to share such joyful evenings and days
again. Wishing you well in the coming year. Joyeaux Noel.
Amie and Bill, from USA
Thank you very much for our holiday here in Nizas. Thank you very much for Christmas and New Years evening Two weeks gone very quickly. But we hope that we can stay here also next summer. Oiken
Hyvaa uuta uuotta.
Rita and Arto, from Finland
Tony and Carole. Thanks a million for the great hospitality and help!! Much appreciated. Many thanks also for making our apartment home away from home. All the best for the new year.
Louis and Brenda, from South Africa
Thanks for the wonderful stay in Nizas. We will return to the USA with many great memories; Your hospitality is greatly appreciated, come visit us in the deep South, we will give you all the
peanut butter you can eat. Thanks again and good luck in the future
Amanda and Tom, from Atlanta USA