Friday, October 8, 2010

Owner Spotlight in Languedoc, France

InCircleRentals Featured Owner: Tony and Carole Tidswell
Location: Montblanc, a village in Languedoc, Southern France

The Tidswells live surrounded by the sights and sounds of a French village, yet they are nestled privately in by gardens, trees, and hedges that surround their Bed and Breakfast. The bustling shops of the village are just down the street, close enough to buy hot, fresh bread every morning because, as Tony says, "If you cannot do this then you are not living in France." One of Tony's favorite aspects about his rental home is that their village itself is home to original 10th century buildings and even some Renaissance art, while the surrounding region is bursting with thousand of years of history and culture. Not to mention the sunny Mediterranean beaches close by.
     Tony has had many different careers before he started renting out homes. He has experienced a little bit of everything from stunt-riding in British films to professional photography. Photography is actually what originally led Tony to start renting. In 1997, he started renting out an apartment in Nizas, France, to hopefully teach photography courses. However, all the rooms filled up so quickly, he was only able to teach a few tutorials. Now he and his wife enjoy renting out their current Bed and Breakfast home.

The village of Montblanc is in the Languedoc region in the South of France and dates from Roman times. Our beautiful house is built of  stone; the main frontage is 19th century,  a French “Maison de Maitre”,  a home for a landowner or  professional person. Originally our house was the home of a doctors family. Some parts are much older, there have been many changes over the centuries. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the write-up - wishing you well with your service