REVIEWS




The Bastide

June 2016

My family had a wonderful and memorable stay in Joucas at the Mas de Rosemarie. The house was both private but close to town and had beautiful views. It has a mix of feeling like a warm Provence villa while offering very updated modern amenities and clean yet warm interiors. The common area is open with a nice indoor/outdoor flow and feel and each bedroom is well appointed with nice views and spacious modern bathrooms. Pool and patio was very nice. Nick was a very helpful and accommodating host and were very knowledgable about the area, providing a nice reference booklet of the areas attractions, vineyards, and restaurants. My kids really enjoyed the grounds and the shared summer kitchen with books, toys, and games. Very central and convenient for exploring the best villages in the Luberon. Definitely a place I would like to return to in the years ahead with my extended family using some of the other additional accommodations to house everyone. Thank you, Nick!

Alison & Peter, New York

June 2016

Everyone has the notion to take a photo of their loved ones romping around in a field of lavender. Here one can make that dream a reality. The Mas and all the towns we visited made us chill. We chilled hard. It felt rare and transporting and we owe so much of that feeling to the Mas. Thanks Nick & Rosemary. Hope to check in again sometime soon.

Courtney & Ben, New York

July 2016

We recently stayed in the Bastide in July of 2016. It was everything we had hoped for and more! The property was absolutely gorgeous, very well maintained, and well represented in the photos. Beds were very comfortable and linens of good quality (and there were lots of towels!). We were travelling with our 2 children, and found the property to be very child-friendly. The property was also extremely well-located. We loved Joucas, and could easily walk or bike into town every morning to get pastries. (Also, the view from the restaurant in Joucas was breathtaking!) We rented bikes during our stay, and it was an easy (30) minute ride to Roussillon, or to Goult. By car, a close drive to Gordes, only a bit longer to Menerbes. Rosemary and Nick were very friendly and welcoming, and the list of restaurants, etc. that they provided was very helpful. We would absolutely recommend the property to others, and will stay again next time we are in the area!

Heather & Darren Toronto, Canada

July 2016

What an oasis you have created here! Our two weeks went by in a blink, yet we feel like we have been here for so long in another way! What I’ll miss the most is that amazing view from the bedroom – ever changing, early morning, mid day and evening – all equally gorgeous! I have many photos of it but the picture in my mind is the clearest. We also loved the house layout and how you could live outside so much of the time and the feeling of space – just wonderful! Oh and the pool! Fab! The location is just perfect too – we loved Joucas and the lovely terrace bistro – what a view! But the hilltop villages are not to be missed either; Goult, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes – we had fabulous times in all of them and some great meals! We ate well and drank well and we loved every minute. A bientot!

Brenda & Peter, Dublin

August 2016

Fun in the sun as always. Thank so much Nick & Rosemary for all your care and attention. See you next year.

Brian & Vida, Henley on Thames

August 2016

Thanks for creating such a delightful ambiance. One week of relaxing heaven.

Sharon, Alexi and Alastair, Berkshire, UK

September 2016

Our third stay here in your beautiful villa and just as beautiful and relaxing as previous visits albeit warmer! This time with Dad, my brother and his wife Nancy, who were all delighted with Joucas and the fabulous surroundings. Thank you as always for your care and attention, and Nick especially for your late night ‘spiderman’ stunts. Brilliant!

Peter, Jo, John, Steve & Nancy, Cheshire, UK

September 2016

What a perfect place you have created here. We have all loved it from visiting babe in arms and two year old, to our son and his girlfriend from New York, who was delighted to discover a France outside of Paris. We have loved Joucas for more than a decade and couldn’t be more delighted to have found the Bastide and tis delightful owners. Thank you!

Jane & Gus, Warwickshire, UK

The Cottage

May 2016

The photos don’t do the property or surrounding area justice. The accommodation is 5 star, beautifully decorated and such a warm welcome. Any problems, the owners are available if needed but you are left alone to relax and enjoy your holiday. Although one of 4 properties on the same site, privacy has been thought of and we didn’t hear any of the other people. It really is a gem of a place and we intend to return some day.

Lynne & Martin, Essex, UK

June 2016

Nick and Rosemary were wonderful hosts. So helpful from the moment we booked to our departure after a glorious week spent in the cottage. The property exceeded our expectations, the house is beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained and the gardens were also well manicured. Nick very kindly assisted us with booking muck needed massages and taxis. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Such a beautiful part of the world. I would definitely recommend this special place and hope to make it back some day.

Penny, Australia

June 2016

We had a fabulous stay at The Cottage @Mas de Rosemarie. The attention to detail in the house was exceptional. The property has been beautifully restored and the garden and landscaping is superb. We loved the stylish, well maintained Cottage and details such as the arrival gifts were very impressive. Nick and Rosemary were charming, always helpful and very gracious hosts. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

Jodie, Jhonnie, Gabby , Melbourne, Australia

June 2016

Had a wonderful five-week stay at the Cottage, the perfect place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family in beautiful Provence.

Tom, Sophie & Sam – London, UK

August 2016

Second time here. Won’t be the last. Thank you Nick & Rosemary.

Rob, Laura, Tom & Emma Willock, West Sussex UK

August 2016

Thank so much fro your hospitality before and during our stay. It is such a pleasure coming here – this is our second time and our second house! We love it and we ill most certainly be back.

George & Carole, Del Mar, CA, San Diego USA

August 2016

The above and beyond effort that Nick & Rosemary went to make us feel comfortable and informed made this a truly special family week. The restaurant recommendations, the pool, the personal greeting and the little things like the DVD collection kept adults and kids occupied, satisfied and well fed. Thanks fro sharing the Cottage with us and congratulations on making this into the perfect base for enjoying this slice of paradise.

Steve, Anna, Jacob & Jessica, Hong Kong

September 2016

Thank you so much Nick & Rosemary for a holiday that was an all round success. From your first email up to your warm and personal welcome, everything was just perfect. During our stay we loved discovering the villages in the morning before spending the rest of the day by the pool. We especially enjoyed playing with little son in your beautiful garden. Many thanks. We hope to see you soon!

Carole, Cliff, & Till, Luxembourg

October 2016

Year number three at the Cottage – it just keeps getting better! See you next year!

Frank & Barbara, San Diego, CA

The Little House

April 2016

A beautiful little ‘maison’ from which to explore one of the most beautiful areas we have ever had the pleasure to visit. For fourteen days we visited the different villages, all of which were stunning to view from a distance and wonderful to roam around in. The food and wine is excellent and the welcome from both Nick & Rosemary was very warm and inviting. We are both very sad to be leaving today but you can be certain that we will be returning. I shall be recommending this place to my friends but there is a small part of me that would like to keep it our little secret!

John & Wendy, Lancashire, UK

May 2016

Even at the fourth time at the Little House there were new restaurants and walking tracks to be discovered. Thanks again for a smooth stay – till next year probably! So relaxing to have no surprise for a change and to know what to expect.

Mirjam & Christian, Cologne, Germany

May 2016

Our first visit to Provence and the Little House. Neither disappointed. Such wonderful accommodation and surrounding. A visit to Gordes, Roussillon and Menerbes is a must. Such a relaxing time with no worries, just as every holiday should be. Thank you Rosemary & Nick for making our stay so perfect.

Lynne & Martin, Essex

June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Little House. The local hilltop villages were all stunning and the local produce delicious. Our favourites were Goult, Gordes and Joucas of course! The gastronomic delights were of course numerous and sublime – such a fab time of year for sampling all the Spring produce. We particularly loved the fresh pasta from Aix market. Nick & Rosemary were the perfect hosts and were very helpful throughout our stay. Cannot wait to return.

Ian, Jacqui, Charlie & Matt, Bristol UK

June 2016

Another totally chilled week – our second visit and still we think we have only scratched the surface of this beautiful area. This time Bonnieux became a firm favourite, the market on Friday and Le Bergerie for dinner. We have slept well and eaten even better! Looking forward to a return visit.

Martin & Amanda, Leicestershire, UK

July 2016

Really beautiful private house with lovely gardens and pool. Very hospitable and helpful owners. We are keen cyclists and it’s a great base to explore Provence. We cycled Mont Ventoux (my husband twice!) as well as cycling to watch Le Tour which went through Gordes. Joucas is walking distance and has a very nice restaurant (only open at lunchtime for food) with wonderful views from the terrace. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants, only a short drive away and Nick and Rosemary can recommend many.

Hetty & Paul Yorkshire, UK

July 2016

We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend it to others. The house was well presented and extremely clean. Rosemary has exceptional taste, and the interior was stylish and comfortable without being overly fussy. The whole enclosure has been well thought through and works very well, as it is private and secure with plenty of space and is ideal for switching off and relaxing (and letting the kids explore). Nick was very responsive to our needs without being intrusive. We’re pretty self sufficient having been to the area quite a lot, but even so Nick made life as easy as possible and always made time to chat if he was around. If you have young children (as we do) the stairs were pretty steep (child gate was provided and fitted as soon as we asked) and the pool is not fenced (but an alarm was provided). There were lots of thoughtful touches, such as the BBQ (very clean with all the kit you need) and the rubbish and recycling is taken care of for you (which is a first for us!). The communal area was really good and provided a great break out space from the house. The surrounding area is wonderful. We really couldn’t think of a way to improve it.

Abi & Mark, Beaconsfield, UK

July 2016

Thank for an extremely comfortable stay in your beautiful home. It truly enable us to relax and de-stress. We thoroughly enjoyed the local villages and sampling the delights of French cuisine. The convienient of the outdoor BBQ also enable us to have a delicious chicken whilst seated the stunning scenic garden. We cannot wait to return!

Catherine & Amelia, East Sussex, UK

August 2016

Thanks you very much for a lovely holiday! Your accommodation was perfect. All the details, décor, the garden and pool – it all contributed to a really relaxing break. Visited lots of villages (Goult being a particular favourite), drove around the landscape taking in the views, and spent a day in Avignon which was beautiful. Also went canoeing along the Sorgue – fun for us and our two daughters. Thanks for your friendly advice.

Ben, Caro, Rosie & Molly, North Wales, UK

August 2016

Another fabulous week at Mas de Rosemarie. Thank you for all the thought you put into your properties, especially the welcome gifts of wine, oil and nibbles. As in previous years we highly recommend Goult and Casa Rosario in Gordes for well priced pizza and pasta.

Emma, Gary, Max & Oliver – Barnes, London

August 2016

Thank you so much for a lovely week. The house has been amazing. The highlights must include the trip to the ochre mountains, Roussillon and Bonnieux. Another must see is Fountain de Vaucluse which was located in a idyllic and picturesque town.

The Jones Family, Hampshire UK

August 2016

We enjoyed a great holiday in this pretty house with a lovely terrace, large garden and pool. It was perfect for us because it’s in a private and rural setting but is very close to the small village of Joucas with Gorde