Perfect home in an idyllic setting!
I cannot say enough about our stay at La Madone. We were a group of 17 business mates (6 couples, 5 singles) and could not have been happier with the farmhouse.
There was plenty of space, both public for our meetings and private for when anyone needed peace, and the home was perfectly charming and spotless. The facilities all worked precisely as advertised, though it was chilly enough that most of us didn't get a chance to partake in what looked like a lovely swimming pool. (The bathrooms/showers are very typical of what we found in Europe; if you're expecting full shower glass or high water pressure, you might be disappointed. It was little more than a point of curiosity for us, though, and not at all a problem!)
The location is perfect as well, as it is well within walking distance of Roussillon. (While it is a short walk, it can be a touch steep; it's worth making at least once, but if you're out of shape, you might drive into town on subsequent occasions!) It's also very easy access to the myriad little villages dotting the Luberon forest, making La Madone an excellent place from which to start your explorations.
The housekeeper and manager, Nadège, was brilliant, cooking meals for us and providing useful information (like her recommendation to attend the Vespers service at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in nearby Gordes). She always had a delicious cheese tray at the ready, and sourced all of her food locally from organic farmers. The quality of the food and the heart she put into it really shined through, as she prepared some of the best meals we've ever tasted.
Vanya, the owner of La Madone, was brilliant as well. He made reservations for us at a couple of places before we were in-country, which can be daunting for 17 people in a caravan! His recommendations were all outstanding and his help preparing for our trip made it so easy on the rest of us.
I would heartily recommend La Madone for any business or family group looking to explore the Luberon forest or just get away from it all. It made for an absolutely stunning getaway, one about which our employees will be talking for years to come!
Helpful votes: 11/11
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