The priory offers 7 luxurious bedrooms, 4 of which are suites, and all are air-conditioned. Each of the rooms is supremely comfortable, each decorated to a different Provencal theme, with a stylish mixture of contemporary fittings, locally sourced antiques and family heirlooms.
The vast vaulted hall, dating back hundreds of years, is simply stunning, featuring original stone walls and flagstone flooring. There are several comfortable seating areas ideal for escaping into a good book. It is said that one of the walls behind the chimney dates back to the 9th Century.
What can be seen in the above photograph is only half of the vaulted area, the other part has the large dining table at one end and a sitting area with a tuned piano at the other. The fire place is fully functional, and one only has to imagine the atmosphere in the great hall when this is lit, which, together with central heating, makes this an ideal holiday rental villa in the cooler periods of the year.
Domaines des Dentelles offers total tranquillity and an environment which lends itself to quiet contemplation. The grounds of the domaine are diverse and beautiful, and it's all waiting to be discovered. The light in Provence is renowned for its special qualities, so much so that artists such as Van Gogh and Cezanne spent much of their time painting in the region.
This prestige vacation rental has to be one of the finest properties Provence has to offer. With stunning heated infinity pool, a meticulously and lovingly renovated interior, 45 hectares of vines, tennis court and on-site winery which can be visited by prior arrangement, as well as tasting courses for all levels of wine appreciation. The chef provides coking classes; you can pick herbs, fruits and vegetables from the onsite gardens.
Domaine des Dentelles is also available as a reduced occupancy rental outside of peak season.
For groups of maximum 10 people occupying 5 bedrooms, the following rates would apply:
Low Season €22,400
Mid Season €23,380
High Season €25,600
Professional wine appreciation courses can be arranged for your group. The cost of these courses depends on the numbers in your group, so please enquire if this interests you. The courses on offer are as follows: An introduction to wine tasting; the art of blending; technical & tasting session; discover the wines of the Rhone valley or the glories of Grenache; old world versus new world; organic, natural and biodynamic wines.
Each bedroom is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning and/or central heating, access to high-speed internet (SDSL) and Wi-Fi, a touch-tone telephone with personal number answering and fax, a personal safe, a hair-dryer, a flat screen TV and radio/stereo with iPod dock (upon request).
Guests at Domaine des Dentelles enjoy the services of a professional chef, 7 hours every day. A continental breakfast buffet is provided every morning and is included in the price of the rental. The services of the chef and service staff (7 hours per day) are also included in the rental cost. Guests will be invoiced for the cost of the food purchased for the meals prepared by the chef. Any bottled water, aperitif snacks, wine, beer or other alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, teas & coffees etc. will be charged separately at the end of the stay.
These daily chef services are not provided to weddings since the wedding party will have their own caterer.
The state-of-the-art caveau produces critically acclaimed and award winning wines. You will, of course, be invited to sample the wine produced at the domaine, and purchase some as necessary for the duration of your stay and beyond if you so wish.
The pool temperature varies according to the season; in spring and autumn the nights are cold so it around 23°. In summer the temperature is usually around 27, 28° but can drop to 25° when there is a lot of wind.
Provençal themes inspire the individual décor of each room. The finest large mattresses, Frette linens, and Canadian silk duvets ensure restful nights and productive days. Decorative fabrics include Pierre Frey, Nina Campbell, Nobilis and Chelsea Textiles.
Guests enjoy exclusive use of the main house, and all linen, towels and utilities are provided. All bedrooms are cleaned daily (2 hours). A house manager is also available 7 hours every day as part of the rental cost.
You can rent the Domaine for the exclusive use for your wedding reception. This includes bed & breakfast for 14-17 guests. Please note that wedding guests are generally limited to 200 people.
Should you choose to hold your wedding at Domaine des Dentelles, you and your group will also be able to take advantage of one or more of the bespoke experiences that can be organised. These include hands-on wine-making and vineyard activities, cooking lessons with ingredients from the garden, and hiking from the property into the fabulous Dentelles de Montmirail. In addition to the above it is possible to organise a rehearsal dinner and a post-wedding pool party. These services are available on demand and at extra cost.
The tennis court is located on high ground, offering incredible panoramic views over the surrounding valleys and far-away mountains. On a clear day it is possible to see the white capped peaks of the French Alps. The Helipad is situated close to the tennis court.
Set in dappled shade, this rose covered patio is the perfect place to dine alfresco. There are numerous dining options, both indoors and out, so depending on your mood you can dine in medieval banquet style, al fresco in the hanging gardens at the vineyards or at the poolside, to name but a few.
Luxury wine-making domaine for holiday rental in Provence.
Domaine des Dentelles is a magnificent wine-making domaine tucked away in the heart of Provence. The estate is set in a mountain valley with panoramic views of Mont Ventoux, surrounded by olive groves, apricot orchards and lavender fields, yet only fifteen minutes from the market town of Vaison-la-Romaine. We believe this to be one of the most prestigious holiday destinations in Provence.
Located within 45 hectares of its own vines, and on 150 acres of private forest, the domaine is nestled in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, complete with a working vineyard and a 9th century priory that has been meticulously and lovingly restored to the highest standards. The priory is a 7-bedroom luxury rental which is available to guests for their exclusive use, with both air conditioning and/or central heating. All seven bedrooms are en-suite and some have extra beds to accommodate larger groups.
The stunning infinity pool is sheltered from view yet has a spectacular panoramic view of the vineyards, and guests can also make use of a tennis court and a helipad. The gardens are exquisitely designed on multi-tiered levels. There is a medieval garden, a vegetable garden, a suspended flower garden for al fresco dining, and a delightful castle-inspired play structure for children. The owners have thought of everything to make this a true luxury escape.
In February 2016 the domaine was very proud to announce that they have just won a very prestigious 2016 luxury travel award for their intensive wine classes and food and wine pairing events.
A perfect destination for hosting weddings, the owners of this spectacular vacation rental offer a bespoke service developed specifically to your wedding or special occasion requirements.
Wedding prices 2016 include the site and B&B lodging for 14 guests. Summer weddings require a one week rental, Saturday to Saturday. Catering, beverages, tent and other equipment is separate and is not handled by the domaine.
2 nights € 11,700
3 nights € 16, 050
7 nights € 34,040
Prestigious villa near Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence, south of France.
Straddling the Ouveze River, Vaison-la-Romaine is the largest archaeological site in Europe. Stroll through a vast Roman village. And it's also a lovely busy town with some superb restaurants and great shops.