We had a fantastic 2 week holiday at Mas d’Olivier in July this year.
The villa was well laid out and very comfortable for a family of 4. Our kids of 9 & 7 loved the pool and sitting outside for breakfast. The British TV was great for the kids and made watching the Tour de France really enjoyable when the temperature outside got too hot! - it was regularly 30-35c apart from a couple of days of cloud. Even so, we made the most of the lull in sunshine to visit Montpellier and the villages along the coast.
The villa itself has a great patio area overlooking the pool and then onto vineyards looking south. The bbq was handy, but we did most of our cooking from the kitchen which was well appointed and had lots of bits and bobs that we topped up as we went. The pool was really great for the kids and we spent a lot of time using it - our son perfected his tumble turns and our daughter her diving. It was great wakening up and having breakfast looking out on to the views.
The villa is really well located for touring around the local area, the owners (Pat and Chris) sent some great advice on places to visit during our stay with st guilhem le-desert a stand out. Carcassonne was only about 90 mins drive and worth a visit to say you’ve been. The owners were also very good with communication and had friends come and help us settle in by showing us around the villa and telling us about local supermarkets etc.
There isn’t much to do in faugères itself, but it is lovely and peaceful. Our favourite local town was Pezenas, a lovely old town with a historic town centre and lots of shops and restaurants. Well worth a visit and only about 19km away.
Of course the local wine was great too and we enjoyed more than one bottle of the Mas d’Olivier Rosé.
We would definitely recommend this villa for a perfect family friendly holiday, but you definitely need a car.