We organised to have a family holiday here with my sister and her little ones. It was a such great place. Perfectly situated for so many different day trips: Beach, Cathar Castles, Canal de Midi, Carcassone. The accomodation was excellent it had a real french feel, it had everything we needed. The indoor heated pool was a real treat and having the enclosed garden meant we could let kids run around and play without any worries. There was a big games room with a pool table and table football and loads more, it meant the kids kept themselves busy while we lounged about in the beautiful garden. Each gite had their own area in the garden with a BBQ and table so most nights we ate outside and beacuse the complex was all security gated it meant that we could put the kids to bed safely and we were able to stay out in the garden in the evening and have a relaxing drink. Which brings me onto my next point, the local wines are something else, really fresh and i'm not sure what they put in their Rose and Granache but it's fantastique! The whole trip was really great, we ate great local produce and drank lovely wine and felt really safe and secure in the gites and the owners were so helpful. They have a place in the grounds but they weren't intrusive, they were their to welcome you and then we saw them watering the garden in the evening and they were always really freindly and gave us lots of good advice about local places to go that we would never have found out about even with our Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. We stayed in the big four bed Gite and it has a really large open plan living area. The owners said it was a converted wine Chai which is a barn conversion to me. The main room was a big space with high ceilings and alot of light, it was well resourced with TV, DVDs, books, games, jigsaws and big family dining table and the kitchen was well stocked with all sorts of utensils and pots and pans that we never got to use much of apart from the wine cork, because we cooked at the BBQ most evenings and for breakfast and lunch we'd just have bread and cheeses in the garden. The kids liked the fact that there was a door that led down from the gite into the indoor pool so they could get in there as soon as they woke up, it was lockable though so we had no worries. The bathroom was good and very clean, in fact everywhere was cleaned really well, which surprised me because I've stayed in lots of gites in the South of France and always found them dusty and so i assumed it was just the way it is down there, but I found here really well cleaned, and the bed sheets were clean as were the bathroom towels and the beach towels. The place just felt really well looked after and it seemed a lot of thought had gone into what we'd need to have a good stay. The beds were really comfy and I slept really well because it was so quiet and there was no light pllution (a treat for us Londoners!), the bedrooms were a bit bijou as the french say but perfectly comfy for sleeping in and having a shower and basin in the room meant that we didn't have to queue for the bathroom, I definetely appreciated having them in there rather than have the extra space. All in all we all had a great holiday, it's a fantastic area and these gites were brilliant to stay in. I very rarely go back to the same place twice, but I'd defintely like to explore this corner of France more, and even more rarely for me I'd probably choose to stay here at these Gites again if I came back here. I always like to go new places and explore new things but here we were made to feel so welcome and it ticked so many of our boxes that it'd be the perfect place to explore from again. Definite thumbs up from me!