Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Gordes
Large house with 7/9 double bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. sleeps 14/18
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 (optional) with double bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. Sauna, barbecue, table tennis and large swimming pool of 13m(40 ft) long and 7m(21 ft) large.
Extras: Professional Masseur, Provencal cooking courses and pottery and sculpture courses are also available.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
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
Why Vanya chose Gordes
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 feel 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.
Guestbook comments from the manager
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.