We, a family of four including an 11 year old and 6 year old, have just returned from Maison Candide and we all absolutely loved the charming house. We drove from the UK by car and were looking for somewhere well situated for day trips but isolated enough to feel like we'd completely escaped on days spent at home, Maison Candide is a great balance.
Roquessels is a very small village and we had some great peaceful evening walks down the lanes through vineyards or up to the Chateau at the top of the hill. The house was suitable for the 4 of us and the kids loved both the pool and the wifi - which made for a harmonious holiday. The sun stayed on the garden most of the day and the views from the garden & balcony were stunning, the garden is full of colour - so appealing you just want to spend all day there! Once inside, the house is so well equipped that every need is covered and there are enough little zones to feel like you are not living top of each other.
There are supermarkets a short car drive away and pretty villages to walk round too. We loved visiting the coast especially nearby Meze where the water is so warm, there's a great choice of restaurants, parking is easy and you can pretend you're rich enough to own one of the boats lining the harbour! We also enjoyed the nearby Velorail and visits to Sete, Adge, Narbonne and Barcelona - it really is a great base point :)
Our stay came late July/early August and the weather was consistent throughout the fortnight with temperatures often hitting +30 degrees and the sky being cloudless (I think there was only one cloudy day the whole time we were there and it brought with it a brilliant evening thunderstorm).
Pat was very easy to communicate with before and during the stay plus had left lots of useful information whether it be instructions for something at the house or recommendations for local tourism. All in all a great few weeks. Thanks, Liz, Steve, Kayla and Edward xx