About the property
- Villa1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroom villa to sleep 8 to10 in the heart of beautiful Provence
This superb villa is an ideal place for breaks throughout the year. The Spring and Autumn seasons are pleasantly warm and are great times to play golf on the Pont Royal course (designed by Seve Ballesteros) or on other courses in the area. The warmer summer months will encourage you to relax around the pool - or to take part in the various activities on site (including a wave pool, swimming pools, horse riding, tennis, mini farm, playground and Kids' clubs). Mediterranean beaches are within an hour's drive. The villa is south-facing with a large terrace and steps down to the pool and pool house (with BBQ area). The large garden contains a boules court off to one side for those that fancy themselves at Petanque. Inside the villa downstairs there is a large open plan lounge, dining room and bar area with a fully-equipped kitchen, utility room and WC, upstairs there is a Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom plus a further 3 large double bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Gary Watson
I grew up in a small village in Bedfordshire called Maulden. I went to school in Bedford and on to University in Leicester. After a short spell training to be a Chartered Accountant I moved into recruitment in 1984. Whilst I found accountancy to be a little dry, by contrast I fell in love with the variety and people element in recruitment. I spent 24 years with two multi-national players before joining a boutique firm called Investigo in 2010. 3 years later I led an MBO and am currently CEO. I have three wonderful children Alex, Charlie and Archie and am married to Michelle who keeps me on my toes. Life is rarely boring.
Gary Watson purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Gary Watson chose Mallemort
I had fallen in love with Provence having had holidays in the region for many years. I also enjoy playing golf so back in 2003 we had decided to look to buy a house. We had looked at several locations but when we discovered Pont Royal it put everything else in the shade. We could tell at the main entrance that we had arrived at something special. A friendly welcome was then followed by us driving slowly on the road bordering the 5th golf hole. The course was in magnificent condition and I couldn't help but envy the players as they strolled down the beautiful fairway. The decision then wasn't if we would buy but when we would buy. We picked out a lovely plot which was only a 10 minute stroll to the centre and to the golf club. A few years have now gone by and I still feel the same sense of excitement as we drive through the entrance. For us, it's a little glimpse of heaven...
What makes this Villa unique
The house is very peaceful. We have houses around us but we're not over-looked by anyone. You have choices on where to eat: inside at the dining table, outside on the terrace underneath the wisteria or down in the pool house. The days can be spent in and around the pool and if you fancy a snooze there's always the hammock on the terrace underneath the honey-suckle. Pre BBQ is always a good time to test your skill on the boules court.
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A fabulously appointed villa with every comfort of home!
We loved our fortnight at this house. Comfy beds, comfy sofas, sky tv, fabulously equipped kitchen, beautiful grounds, private and heated pool. The house is really well kept and very, very clean. We didn't make use of the facilities available at Pont Royal but had we been there 10 years ago with small children or teenagers I can see what a bonus it all would be. The Luberon is a beautiful area to explore with the nearby cities equally worth venturing out to. The only thing I think we would have liked would be a visitors book that we could read for recommended restaurants or destinations. We know the area quite well already but stumbled across a couple of gems that we would have gladly written details of in a book (old school!) Gary - owner and Karen - house manager were a pleasure to be in contact with and the booking process was extremely easy. We certainly hope to return.
Thank you for your kind comments. It's also pleasing to hear that people appreciate the quality of the mattresses and the sofas and how well equipped the villa is. You'd be welcome back anytime!
Charming property, great location, fantastic honeymoon!
We had the pleasure of staying 'Chez Watson' during the first week of October and we thoroughly enjoyed our time, both in the villa as well as the numerous day trips that we took throughout Provence.
The villa itself surpassed our expectations, it was immaculate on arrival and the 'welcome gift' including bread, milk, coffee, wine etc were very well received after half a day travelling!
Karen who looks after the property was available throughout our stay when needed, with recommendations on local restaurants, trips out and she even visited us on the first full evening with another client of hers, to help us get the BBQ started after two grown men had failed in our attempts!
There's literally nothing that we would have added or changed about the villa, my wife and I had a fantastic honeymoon and will no doubt be staying again in the future - thanks very much to Gary, Mich and family......and Karen!
September is one of our favourite months as the weather is still mid to late 20s so we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. I will make sure there are instructions for changing the gas bottle on the BBQ in future!
Fantastic villa, very well kept, equipped and clean.
Our second year at Pont Royal, and we decided to spend a little more money than we did last year as we had been really disappointed with the quality of villa. Money extremely well spent - more space, properly equipped, beautiful garden, heated pool, Sky Sports (good to catch up on the cricket with a pre-dinner beer) and plenty of pool toys for our three girls. The welcome pack was such a lovely touch too.
I would certainly recommend this villa and if we decide to return to Pont Royal in the future we would certainly look to rent the property once again.
Thank you for a superb stay
Richard, Julie and family
Thank you for your kind comments. We've always believed that the villa should be "home from home" and it's reassuring to hear that everything was to your liking. Naturally you would be welcome back anytime!
A truly beautiful house in the sun
The villa was beautiful and a very special place to stay. It was large, clean and a wonderful home in the sun. The garden and pool was a very relaxing area to enjoy the sunny days and evenings, the outdoor pool dining area was perfect for dining on an evening. The villa was ideally situated with pleasant walks, absolutely perefect if you play golf. Les Coquelicots Villa was a home from home and somewhere I wouldn't hesitate staying at again. Also Karen the local representative was very helpful and available if needed. "tres bon"
It's always lovely to see the villa through other people's eyes. We're delighted you had such a good time and I'm sure Karen will be pleased to read the well-deserved praise. Thank you for your kind words - and of course you would be welcome back anytime!
Charming and relaxed, perfect for a family holiday
Lovely property, well maintained and equipped to a good standard (Which is not always the case on villa rentals). On arrival the house and garden were both clean and both matched online description and photos. All rooms were a good size so always felt we had plenty of space. The pool was heated so could even be used in the morning, which we did every day. BBQ was great, gas was provided and was used often. Having the Wi-Fi, sky box and a decent TV that the kids could screen/cast to from there tablets was also handy, especially at the hottest times of the day. Gary the owner was always helpful and quick to respond, as was Karen the onsite rep.
Pont Royal is a nice resort with plenty of activities for the kids. Restaurants on site were average, but Mallemort had some good restaurants, so worth visiting.
As usual in France, there are decent markets/supermarkets/wine caves/bakers etc nearby
Would love to go back and would highly recommend Les Coquelicots
Thank you so much for your review. It's good to see the property through other people's eyes - and of course you will be welcome to return anytime!
A fantastic family villa in stunning surroundings
My husband and I were quite dubious about going away with our 2 year old toddler and 7 month old baby but Gary and Karen could not have prepared the villa better for us. Having sent a number of emails to a very patient Gary ahead of our holiday asking numerous questions about what was on site for my two little boys, we couldnt have been happier with what awaited for us when we arrived tired and hungry after a day of traveling.
The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials we needed. There were two travel cots set up complete with mattresses and sheets. Our baby had a bouncy chair and walker waiting for him and there was enough swimming inflatables and safety devices to keep both boys splashing in the pool for hours on end.
My husband was delighted that there was Sky TV and very good WiFi and I was excited to see a number of sun loungers and comfy garden furniture for the odd hour I got to actually sunbathe.
Karen was super fast coming back to us during our stay fixing any issues or answering any questions on the villa and area that we had.
Pont Royal is a lovely resort with plenty to do. Our eldest son loved going to the petting farm each morning and running around the square whilst we had coffee in one of the many cafes on site.
Just be aware that if you are staying with small children the pool isnt fenced off so you need to be extra vigilant but that was our choice.
A huge thank you to Gary and Karen for helping make our first family holiday abroad stress free.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your views on Pont Royal and our villa. We're delighted that you and your young family enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!
The sun shines for 300 days a year. The light is incredible - just ask Cezanne and Van Gogh! There are 3 fascinating and quite different cities within 60 minutes: Marseille, Avignon and Aix. The countryside is beautiful with the Luberon to the north, the Alpilles to the west, the Camargue to the south-west, the sea to the south and the Cote d'Azur to the south-east. Pont Royal is a special place: pretty, well-kept, clean, safe (one entrance with security), with an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis, swimming pools, shops and restaurants. There are plenty of local vineyards where the wine is surprisingly good. And plenty of fabulous villages to explore: Lourmarin, Roussillon, Menerbes, Lacoste, Gordes, Bonnieux and Curcoron - to name but a few. This is 'real' Provence.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 10% discount will be applied to bookings for second and subsequent weeks. Arrival time is from 4.00pm on Saturday and departures before 10.00am on Saturday. Other arrival and departure days may be facilitated in low or mid season. A 25% deposit is required when booking and the remainder is to be paid 8 weeks before your arrival. The money should be paid in Euros into the owner's French bank account.