Apartment & Facilities
Beautiful 2-bed apartment for rent at Pont Royal in Provence for 4/5 people+baby….
Our cosy beautiful 2-bedroom (68sqm) apartment is situated within the beautiful gated domain of Pont Royal just 52KM/35min from Marseille Airport, Avignon Airport 30min, Nimes Aiport 1h and Nice Airport 2hs. If you travel by the fabulous TGV from Paris, Avignon is just over 2H40min away, and you’ll be at Pont Royal 45 minutes later. Pont Royal is only 30min from the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence and Orange and Arles are only 40 minutes away.
Pont Royal itself covers 445 acres of green land, beautiful trees, bushes, plants, flowers, lakes and with the beautiful Luberon mountains surrounding Pont Royal and the beautiful Alpilles mountains on the horizon, Pont Royal is a very beautiful place to be!
The apartment is furnished/decorated in sandy/light greyish colours with lovely green ascendant colours, flooring is light grey terracotta tiles and we hope you will find it well equipped with all mod cons more than you could possibly use, to make sure that ‘it’s all there’ to make your holiday a relaxed and nice one! The lighting is soft and cosy. Our apartment is on the 2nd floor with wonderful views towards one of the lakes and the Luberon and Alpilles mountains. The sunsets are always something to look forward to whatever time of the year you find yourself there!
In the armoire in the lounge you will find a TV with integrated DVD facility, iPod docking station, good collection of DVDs and CD’s. The TV is for DVDs only! You will also find a good range of ‘Provence’ books and guide books. We also have a big information folder with local and not so local information and suggestions, as well as a very useful restaurant book is also there for you to use, and please feel free to bring back ‘cards’ from bars, restaurants etc you might want to suggest with your comments good, bad or indifferent – the more the better! You will also find a lit bateau where the 5th person can sleep comfortably. There are 2 chairs and under the coffee table, you will find some games. You will also find several adapters for your use. There is a fan in each bedroom and one in the lounge. A parking space allocated to our apartment.
In the kitchen you will find all mod cons are available for your use such as fridge/freezer, dishwasher, micro oven(steamer), food processor/mixer, induction cooker, oven, washer/dryer, some cooling bags & cooling elements, a cafertière and a teapot (cosies for both) and lots of kitchen tools! There’s a hoover in the basked in our hall and in the shower room you will find an iron, steam iron, ironing board, clothes dryers and hairdryer.
In the dining area there is a round table for 4 people, when extended it sits 6 people – there are 6 chairs.
On the loggia there is a round table with 6 chairs, baker’s rack, 2 small tables, 2 deck chairs and a very comfortable daybed + some lanterns and arty plants - it’s very cosy - in particularly at night with lots of flickering candles!
For the little person there is a travel cot, bedding, towels, potty, ‘froggy’ toilet seat, baby bath + ducks and a ‘chair seat’ which, apart from using it in the apartment you are welcome to bring along on your daily outings (straps over your shoulder) as well as a baby back carrier & umbrella! There’s plenty of small person’s cutlery, plates, drinking cups, straws and the rest...☺
The 18-hole golf course, was designed by Seve Ballesteros, opened in 1992 and is considered one of the top 10 golf courses in France, a real golfer’s paradise www.golf-pontroyal.com The televised Masters13 championships www.masters13.com is held here every October. In June 2010 a new 6-hole golf course opened, which includes a practice range of 260m with 42 mats, 12 on the upper level including one par 4, a total length of 930m - this gives the confident as well as the less confident golfer a good chance to practice and have some fun! You can book golf lessons at the club house. The club house hosts a bar and restaurant with views over one of the lakes.
You do not have to be a golfer to enjoy Pont Royal, as it is very much a place, where whatever your age, you should find something there to make your day a happy one, as there are lots of things to do at Pont Royal ie, swimming, biking, horse riding, tennis, badminton, boules, fencing, children’s clubs and lots more, but you might just want to chill out and listen to some music and read a good book on the loggia or by the pool! There is also a children’s playground near the restaurant square (look at the PR map in our big info folder)!
You are able to get access to the above mentioned activities via the P&V reception, but please note that all these are on a first come first basis, and you will need to contact the P&V reception directly to pay for these, but remember our 'private' communal pool is only a minute away!
If you go to the P&V reception you will also be able to get access to Wi-Fi, you need to pay for this, but you can use your laptop in their reception, at the bar by the lake while you enjoy a cool drink or two and at the restaurants and also in the bedroom in the apartment.
At Pont Royal there are 3 restaurants, a bar by the lake, a convenience store with fresh bread, croissants and necessities, a small news agent as well as the PR tourist office. Check with them ‘What’s On’ at PR and they as well as the tourist office in Mallemort are always happy to give your pointer to ‘What’s On’ locally and not so locally. Worth a visit is definitely the big and very helpful tourist office in Aix (at La Rotonde) – but do have a look at the PR maps which will tell you where things are at PR!
You will find many wonderful markets to visit in the lovely little Luberon villages only a short drive away, and there’s one or several to visit each day of the week. There is a small market at PR twice a week during the summer season at the restaurant square, as well as there is live music/entertainment some evenings there too.
For your food shopping there is an Intermaché in Mallemort (5km), Auchan in Sénas (9km), Lidl in La Roque d'Anthéron (8km). Intermaché and Auchan are open on Sunday mornings (most places are closed on Sundays)! At both supermarkets you will be able get cheap petrol.
Finally, we will meet and greet you at the gates of Pont Royal and after we have shown you a little of Pont Royal, we will take you back to our apartment to show you how the outside and the inside works. You will find a cool bottle of local Provence rosé in the fridge awaiting your arrival while you maybe have a good look in our big information folder...and the rest...
NB! We suggest that you print the pages of ‘Things to do’ as you might find these useful for your days out and about – and don’t forget to bring a good map...even if you have a GPS!
NB! Bedding, towels and pool towels are included in the price based on 4 people staying. If more than 4 people are staying we will charge 35.00 Euro for each small or big person staying. We will give each of our guests 1 towel, 1 pool towel and bedding.