Large house with 7/9 double bedrooms and 7 en suite bathrooms. sleeps 14/18
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek, romanian
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 nt 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
Why Vanya chose Roussillon
Beauty, simplicity, character, retreat, and ideal for children are few of the words that best describe the property. 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!!!. 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.
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Lovely La Madone
Fabulous stay at wonderful location with excellent property manager. Highly recommended.
Peaceful country retreat
Family group of 9 adults and two children. Lots of space and areas to relax. Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Pool area fantastic for afternoon swims after day out visiting local villages.
Birthday lunch prepared by Nadege was delicious especially the amazing macaron chocolate mousse.
Nadege was very welcoming and helpful.
Villa was very clean.
Wi-Fi intermittent at times.
Would highly recommend this Villa.
A wonderful week with friends!
We are a group of friends who spend a week together in an interesting place/country about every four years. This is our fourth adventure together. La Madone is located right up the road from what was Les Reys, where we stayed in 2001, near the charming town of Roussillon. It is a perfect location to explore the hill towns of Provence and extend our investigations to the entire Luberon area of the Vaucluse Provence.
The property has a main house which included bedrooms and bathrooms for each of the 5 couples, and a couple of extra bedrooms we didn't use. It has a workable kitchen with plenty of plates, silverware, glasses, and cooking pans which we used when we prepared our traditional themed dinners, on two nights; and where the chef prepared us a delicious meal one night. The refrigerator is ample plus a spare refrigerator, a frozen frig, and a wine cellar for all of the food and drinks necessary for a fun week. Two dishwashers make it a breeze to clean up! The stove/oven is a good one, too. There are also several areas with large tables inside and outside, so choosing the perfect spot to dine adds to the enjoyment. The swimming pool, just a short walk from the house was a life-saver after a hot day of sight-seeing; a natural gathering place. We did not need to use the Artist's Studio.
Our host, Nadege, was a sweetheart and helped us understand the washing machine as well as the general household functions. She also secured the chef, Peter, to cook us one dinner, which was delicious! She was always available, if we needed another tutorial on how to do something.
The property representative, Vanya, gave us a great list of restaurants in the area, as well as suggestions of things to do.
The villa was charming and was kept clean and maintained, so we all felt it was truly our home away from home. There was plenty of room and conversational places to sit and view the surroundings and/or read/talk. We would all recommend it to other groups for a fun place to spend a week together.
A wonderful house for a great family vacation.We loved our time there and will be back.
We had a great family get away at this lovely house. It has lots of character and is in the perfect location.
Perfect Wedding, Ventoux and friends at La Madone
La Madone was the perfect setting to bring our best friends (14) from around the globe to celebrate both our marriage and our love of cycling with wonderful backdrop of Mont Ventoux.
Nadège is a wonderful housekeeper and helped us in so many ways, from our wedding cake to dry cleaning and vegan food, she was so passionate about our visit being perfect.
La Madone is so spacious our guests never felt too cosy and mixed weather gave us the opportunity to use the huge sofas to read from a great bookcase and play games...
We never ate dinner away from the house, we used the outdoor eating areas every day and the kitchen facilities were outstanding.
In summary, a perfect spot for a group of friends or family with different agendas and we were all emotional when we left... #teamepic, we hope to come back for an anniversary soon ❤️ Thank you Nadege and Yvan
Magic Christmas Holiday
Thank you Yvan, for being a wonderful host and for allowing us to spend two weeks over Christmas in your beautiful home. It was the place that long lasting family and friend's memories were made together. Who says Provence isn't four seasons? Part of our family went up to ski for the day (Les Orres) more than once. We visited breathtaking villages and hiked in the gorgeous Cedar Forest. Everything that we could have ever needed was available in your home. Nothing was missing for us to entertain through the holidays. Thank you for the perfect recommendation of a chef ... he was first class. The cleaning staff was also exceptionally helpful (our 6 year old hid one of the house keys in a very obscure place and while the family looked for it for 2 days, they found it in 5 minutes). Your home is perfect and it was obvious from the start it has a heart of it's own. A bientôt
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.