Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with full bath, shower, W/C.
Mel Martin or Patricia Howell
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A beautiful, idylic and peaceful holiday at Maison Candide
We had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday at Maison Candide.
The villa is situated in a beautiful, quiet medieval village set up in the hills surrounded by the most stunning views. The villa is spacious and full of character and charm with some lovely personal touches which caters for all your needs. The pool is a great asset for that quick dip to cool off and the terrace is perfect to sit out and eat and enjoy the views with a glass of local wine.... there is certainly enough choices available to sample in the area as you are surrounded by vine yards! It is one of those places that you can totally switch off to the outside world as it is so peaceful and completely private.
There are plenty of places to visit in the area so you definitely need a car to be able to tour around and see all the sites.
The owners were so attentive from the moment we booked our holiday and they couldn't have been more helpful with all their tips and advice on places to go and see.
We were sad when our holiday came to an end and we look forward to returning again soon.
Thank you, Clarissa. It sounds like you took it all in—savoring the magical setting, privacy, patio, pool, and all this region has to offer close by. We're so pleased your holiday met your expectations.
The house is a home and makes a wonderful quiet space to spend a week. The kitchen was well-equipped so cooking and eating was straight forward. Good to have a modern very clean bathroom, although the separate shower in the bedroom is a little quirky - I was glad there was a proper one! Sitting outside on the terrace is the highlight with the pool readily available for cooling off. It didn't matter to the children that the pool was small as it was deep enough and just big enough to provide plenty of entertainment opportunities. The views from the terrace are just wonderful at every time of day. I loved being up before everyone else and just watching the sun come up and the swallows and martins flying around. The plants all around the terrace on an irrigation system make such a good addition to a holiday rental as so often places are soulless with gardens that are empty so the lush greenery was much appreciated. Roquessels is a small village and a car is essential, but you are near enough to Pezenas (which is beautiful) and other small villages to make little trips out very easy. We didn't venture far, probably because the house was so accommodating and enjoyable to be in that we didn't need to. Pat and Mel were very helpful by email before our trip and answered all our questions promptly and warmly. For a haven of rest and relaxation I would highly recommend this property.
So very pleased your holiday at Maison Candide was enjoyable, Debbie— a blend of day trips and relaxing on the patio by the pool. Mmmmm! Perfect!
What a fantastic little place! We had a wonderful week’s holiday based at Maison Candide. It is beautifully presented and a ‘home from home’ with everything you might need provided. The views over the vineyards are stunning. It’s a great location to access a raft of different places and activities, although a car is a must. We would love to return!
Ahhh yes, the view! To this day, it still takes my breath away. We were delighted to have you spend your holiday in our home and would welcome your return!
Charming, well-equipped cottage full of character and views to die for!
This is our second time at Maison Candide and once again we had a fabulous time. Pat was the perfect host making sure we had all the information we needed and adding her own personal touches which were really appreciated.
The house has everything required for a relaxing holiday soaking up french culture. The garden is full of colour and the pool a welcome addition on the hot summer days. We loved waking up with a brew in the garden and ending the day in the same spot with a wine, bliss!!
The location is great for strolls around the village and vineyards. A short drive away are numerous costal towns with gorgeous beaches or pretty inland towns and villages. Alternatively, a full day out will take you to Spain or into the Pyrenees.
For anyone travelling with kids there’s some great Velorails and water parks nearby to couple with the pool and wifi at the cottage. Many of the beaches are really family orientated too. Perfect for occupying them home and away!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful house Pat. x
There's nothing more flattering than a repeat guest! Thank you for your gracious comments, Liz. We're so glad you took advantage of so many fun adventures, bookended by quiet time on the patio in the mornings and evenings.
Amazing can't fault it
So good to have you back for another holiday at Maison Candide!
Located in a small village in the very heart of the Faugères wine region, this is the best of all worlds—just 1/2-hour's drive to the fabulous beaches of the Mediterranean in Agde,Sète and Marseillan Plage. OR to the mountains. And 20 minutes to Béziers or Pézénas; an hour's drive to Montpellier; and 3-1/2 hour's drive to Barcelona, Spain!
Shopping, restaurants, cafes in neighboring Roujan, Faugères and Bédarieux. Pézénas, a lively, lovely city of manageable size and bursting at the seams with art, music, theater, charm and antiquity—and delightful eateries— is a mere 20-minute drive, mostly through the stunning vineyards.
Other Activities: Excellent cycling—the Tour de France passed by Roquessels in 2013! There's biking the Canal do Midi, kayaking, canoeing, hiking (new trails for cycling following the TTC trails/signage right from Roquessels), swimming in the gorges, visiting ancient ruins, wine tasting, all close by.
Attractions/day trips: Canal du Midi, Gorges d'Héric, St. Guilihem-le-Désert, Wine-tasting, historic sites and villages, open-air markets, a stone's throw from the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc with water sports, history, cultural activiites galore.