|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The house is in the middle of the countryside isolated without any neighbours, surrounded by 7 hectares of vineyards and fruit trees. This beautiful landscape is situated between GORDES and ROUSSILLON (VAUCLUSE), 40 kilometers away from Avignon, in the heart of the Provence.
360 sqm house with 6 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 children's room with bunk beds. There is also a separate apartment with double bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom (extra fee for the apartment - if not needed, will remain closed). Sauna, barbecue, pizza oven, wine cellar, table tennis and large swimming pool of 13m(40 ft) long and 7m(21 ft) large.
Extras: Professional Masseur, Provencal cooking courses, private chef and pottery and sculpture courses are also available.
Stelios Pavlidis (my father), was a Greek film and theater director. Very in love with my mother Simone, they bought this old farm in 1975, the year I was born, and started working on it, and, as most artists do, renovated it the way they had imagined it. Simple, comfortable, rustique and with a lot of character. They lived there for 9 beautiful years. My father went into writing, and going back and forth in Athens for his work. My mother, after having had a very active social life (As she was married with a famous hollywood actor called Curd Jurgens for 19 years), and in great need of serenity and simplicity, brought me up, and started doing pottery courses, organic farming, animal breeding, wine making and many other simple manual activities.
Vanya purchased this farmhouse in 1975
Beauty, simplicity, character, retreat, and ideal fro children are few of the benefits of this house. The house has a soul, from the love that my parents have put into renovating it. We've had many architects, decorators, artists, friends coming to the house, and all of them felt something special and unique about it. The surroundings are also quite impressive. It's not common to find a house like this surrounded by nature, without any neighbours, quiet and serene, where one can run around naked without being bothered (That's what my parents used to do, to my great shame!). My parent's style and taste are also well represented in this house, keeping the provencal style but adding stylish touches, influenced by their artistic background and various travels around the world.
My apologies for the delay. Since coming back from France Dan and I have been putting off real life for as long as we can!!!
However holidays are over and it's back to work we go.
I cannot begin to tell you how utterly incredible our wedding day and whole week was. Everything looked so beautiful, you are right, it really was breathtaking. You are blessed to have such a beautiful house, Dan and I feel a very very strong connection with La Madone after the wonderful memories made there. Our week after was excellent also and the children just adored the space! I've never seen them so relaxed.
We have quite a few photos but I am struggling to send them in one email. I will get them to you ASAP. The official photos will be be back in 4-6 weeks and these may be good for you to use also.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for enabling us to have such a wonderful day. We will never forget your kindness.
Nadege is something else. She is our new found family and was adored by everyone- my Dad even got her on the dance floor! It was brilliant. We already cannot wait to go back next year to visit her.
Thank you again and I will be in touch with the pictures.
Just back from a really fantastic stay. Beautifully situated, with gloriously pretty garden and stunning countryside views! Fabulous choice of outside sitting and dining areas, lovely big pool. Everything so well thought out, even the BBQ is set against the wind. Great kitchen with plenty of space, lovely bedrooms. Nadege is so friendly and makes you feel so welcome, encouraging you to really feel at home. Lots of sports bits and pieces provided, including inflatables for the pool and pool towels. We were a group of 17, including 9 kids, and it was truly perfect for us. Invigorating 20 minute walk up to beautiful Roussillon, but it's an easy drive if you prefer. Perfectly situated for beautiful hilltop villages like Gordes and Bonnieux as well as Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse where we canoed. Big Leclerc supermarket in nearby Apt. Would absolutely recommend and would love to come back!!!
The house is lovely and even more special than the pictures on the website. The property allows many places to relax, gather, eat so that even though we were many people we were very comfortable. The grounds were meticulous and the flowers beautiful. The pool was excellent. The kitchen was equipped with everything a chef needs and we enjoyed cooking our elaborate meals and having plenty of everything to do so, including the outdoor pizza oven and the grill. The wine cellar had great wines. Vanya communicated every step of the way, always answering questions and providing great information for us. Nadege was very welcoming, warm and helpful. We had a perfect, amazing stay and would highly recommend LaMadonne. We hope to go back again.
La Madone is absolutely magical. I pinched myself every single morning that I was there. The house, the flowers, the location, NADEGE- everything is spectacular!!!! It is truly like a little piece of Heaven on earth. We cannot thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a large group with ages 2 (my daughter) to 77ish, and the property was perfectly accommodating for every age.
Nadege met our every need- she is just wonderful. I would not change a SINGLE thing. Every guest that came to visit said, "how did you FIND this place?" No one could believe its beauty. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, which is exactly what my 8 year old son, Wyatt, said when were leaving. We all cried leaving Nadege and La Madone. I feel like we have a friend for life. We will definitely be returning!!!!!
La Madonne was magical and beyond our expectation! The layout was wonderful for our group of 16 so that there was a variety of places to sit and relax or eat. The location was great - close to Rousillon, lavender fields everywhere and great for biking (Luberon biking had high quality bikes delivered to us). The property was very well maintained - the outside gardens and flowers lovely and the pool so refreshing. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals and store all our food - and the outdoor pizza oven and grill were awesome. Nadege was warm and helpful, and Yvan was charming and available by email to answer any questions. We give La Madonne the highest recommendation. We'd go back in a heartbeat!!
La Madone was the perfect venue for our mini-reunion of college friends. The property was spectacular and in a location allowing us to enjoy daily excursions to markets in nearby towns/villages, a wine tasting tour on the Rhone River, and hiking and biking in the beautiful countryside. The beautiful hilltop town of Roussillon is just a 20 minute walk from the property with shops, galleries, a great market, make sure to try the delicious glace.
Nadege, who was on site managing La Madone, was AMAZING. She helped us in advance with dinner recommendations and reservations as we were a group of 12. We enjoyed 4 superb dinners al fresco in courtyards surrounded with flowers, under the plane trees, and on a patio overlooking the River Sorgue. She prepared three dinners in for us with great variety and skill using only the best organic, local ingredients. I am still dreaming of her cherry caflouti, apricot tart, and much more. A beautifully curated wine cellar was just steps away where we helped ourselves to wonderful local wine and simply entered our purchases in a wine log.
We felt that La Madone was a great value and would recommend it to friends and family without reservation. The property was immaculate and well maintained. Yvan, the property owner, was most responsive and helpful in suggesting activities and restaurants. We hope to return some day soon!
La Madone was the perfect venue for our mini-reunion of college friends. The property was spectacular and in a location allowing us to enjoy daily excursions to markets in nearby towns/villages, a wine tasting tour on the Rhone River, and hiking and biking in the beautiful countryside. Back in Roussillon, the swimmers among us enjoyed a lovely pool. The beautiful hilltop town of Roussillon is just a 20 minute walk from the property with shops, galleries, a great market, and delicious glace/ice cream.
Nadege, who was on site managing La Madone, was AMAZING. She helped us in advance with dinner recommendations and reservations as we were a group of 12. We enjoyed 4 superb dinners al fresco in courtyards surrounded with flowers, under the plane trees, and on a patio overlooking the River Sorgue. She prepared three dinners in for us with great variety and skill using only the best organic, local ingredients. I am still dreaming of her cherry caflouti, apricot tart, and much more. A beautifully curated wine cellar was
Firstly, wow! The weekend was one of the most magical weekends of our lives (actually the most magical). The house exceeded all expectations and more, you can't capture just how magnificent the house and grounds until you are actually stood amongst them. The day we arrived we were greeted by the Blue Arrows the french Air Force doing a display (did Vanya arrange that?) :$ Over our 4 days we watched Roussillon and La Madone come into bloom as we couldn't have asked for better weather it was perfect.
Cannot fault the place at all. Nadege was absolutely incredible, her meal was devine and she was always very helpful.
Thanks again for sharing your home with us and allowing us to create memories for the 40+ persons who attended. We will never forget that weekend and would also love to book it in for our 10yr wedding anniversary.
We will forever hold La Madone close to our hearts - We have just booked it for our 10 yr wedding anniversary in 2025
Chris and Sophie
The Provence is the region of Paul Cezanne. It is the region of excellent olive oil. Cezanne chose this region also because of it's wonderful mixtures of colours and landscapes. It is also the region of lavender fields and sunflowers. Many many little villages around, all unique. Roussillon with the ocre canyon, Gordes with the stone houses, Eygalieres with the Chapelle Saint Sixte, Lacoste with a marvellous castle, Fontaine de Vaucluse with the water falls, Maussanne with its marvellous olive oil, and many many other beautiful villages to visit.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,602|
|cleaning of departure||$267|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.