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A welcoming villa with private pool and garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Gary Watson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

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 Salon area

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mallemort in Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 (en suite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to the Master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 (Family) - Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom also contains a double sink with cupboards underneath. Separate WC's upstairs and downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Plus en-suite shower room.
  • Master bedroom with king-sized bed with en-suite shower room and WC. Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed and fitted wardrobe with balcony overlooking the garden. Bedroom 2 with 4 poster king-sized bed with fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with double bed and fitted wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The garden is landscaped and leads down from the terrace to the large private pool measuring 10 x 5m. A boules court is also provided for your enjoyment. A large sun terrace runs the breadth of the villa and there is a second terrace around the pool and pool house with an additional dining area for 8. There is an excellent supply of garden furniture including loungers and deck chairs and further tables and chairs. The property is cleaned at the beginning and end of every stay. Additional cleaning is provided, if desired, at client's expense. Bedlinen and towels are included. Bedlinen is changed weekly. Towels can be washed using the washer and dryer. There is electric heating for the winter season. There is a portable air-conditioning unit upstairs for those hot summer nights. There is a no smoking policy within the internal confounds of the villa although smoking is permitted on the covered terrace and around. Pets are not allowed but children are welcome.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Charming and relaxed, perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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A fantastic family villa in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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A charming property set in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A very large, well appointed property set in a gated community. The property was clean on arrival and description matched as per advertisement. The pool was large and warm which was maintained to a high standard along with the garden. Ideal for families and those with children, we were a family of 4 adults and 2 kids age 4 and 8. Added bonus was the BSKYB Box which kept the kids entertained in the evening whilst the adults relaxed outside. We would definitely come back to this property, but would probably fly into Marseille (45 mins) as opposed to Nice (2 hour) to save travelling time. Property was only minutes away from InterMarche in Mallemort where all grocery goods can be purchased and meat for the BBQ. Very nice restaurants in Mallemort and well worth a visit. This property exceeded out expectations, thank you to Gary.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that the property exceeded your expectations. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. We agree that Marseille is a closer airport than Nice. Others to consider include Nimes (55 minutes) and Avignon (20 minutes). Thank you once again for your kind words.
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Lovely house, well equipped, great locati

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is very well located (on a gated private domaine which also houses a gold club) for exploring the south coast, the Luberon area, the Camargue and key towns such as Avignon, Arles and Aix-en-Provence. It is well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The pool and barbecue area are wonderful on a warm evening and there is a large supermarket less than ten minutes away where you can buy all your BBQ goodies. Gas was provided in the BBQ as well as everything else we needed. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Les Coquelicots is a beautiful house located on a private, gated domaine which also houses a golf club. With good sized bedrooms, a large lounge / dining area and a lovely garden with pool and barbecue area, it offers everything you want on holiday. It is within easy reach of the south coast, the Luberon area, the Camargue, as well as towns such as Avignon, Arles and Aix-en-Provence. The house has a double garage and parking for two cars. Easily accessible (we flew to Nimes), about 45 minutes from the airport. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for your kind comments. We're delighted you liked both the region as well as the house and that you had such an enjoyable time in Provence.
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Gorgeous villa in a great location for sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, exceptionally well presented, pool area was superb, very well equipped and would highly recommend! Good location for sightseeing in Provence and Languedoc area, lots of activities on site such as bike hire, quad biking, etc. Villa is really immaculate and would not be able to fault any aspect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We're delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

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 acco

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