FR159 – Domaine de la Ponche REF: FR159

An ambience of pure theatre from which to enjoy Cote du Rhone vineyards

Close to the welcoming village of Vacqueyras, with its Caves du Vin, restaruants and shops, this 18C Bastide has been transformed by decorative design features into a sophisticated house. Views stretch across the Valley to vineyards and rocky outcrops of Les Dentelles de Montmirail

An exceptional eye for detail enhances the Grand Salon and formal dining room with tower feature. The  kitchen is very well equppied and opens onto a flower festooned pergola, creating a perfect summer dining terrace. Six equally spacious bedrooms each offer a comfortable seating area and en suite facilities; two of the bedrooms have small adjoining single rooms suitable for young.  Open fireplaces and house heating throughout ensures year-round comfort.

Gardens are shaded by mature trees and a natural spring forms a gentle fountain that flows into a reflecting bassin and lily pond.   A stone lined heated swimming pool (10m x 6m) has well planned seating and au-vent dining area.  Equipment for in house exercise, with tennis at the nearby Club de Vacqueyras.


First Floor:

1) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin/WC)

2) Single bedded – access through Bed 1

3) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin/WC)

Second Floor:

4) Double bedded + tower bathroom (bath/shower/basin/WC)

5) Double bedded (can be made as Twin) + shower room (shower/basin/WC)

6) Double bedded (can be made as Twin) + en-suite shower room (shower/basin/WC)

7) Single bedded – access through Bed 6


Wi-Fi, swimming pool 10m x 6m with pool heating and hard cover, (pool heating 1 May – 31 Oct only**see important information).

TV, table football, boules, excercise equipment, mobile barbecue.

Staff: Resident gardien / housekeeper, gardener. Cooking by arrangement

Cost of let per week 2018: (inclusive of electricity, house & pool heating – 1 May – 31 Oct only) (pool heating**see important information)

Low Season

(Oct 28/Mar 3)


Mid Season

(Mar 3/June 2 & Sep 8/Oct 27)


High Season

(June 2/Sep 8)


Christmas & New Year constitutes High Season

Activities nearby

Tennis & golf nearby.

Famous wine villages of Vacqueyras (3km), Beaumes de Venise (7km), Vaison la Romaine (18km). Historic Orange (18km) with Roman theatre & 9-hole golf course, Carpentras (14km, private airport for helicopter landing).  Luberon’s Isle sur la Sorgue (33km). Airports at Avignon (43km + Eurostar direct London St Pancras), Nimes (88km), Marseille (114km), Montpellier (129km) and  Lyon (236km)


Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 7

Bath/Shower room(s) 6

Price (min) £6,500

Price (max) £8,900

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