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Vanya

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, romanian

Beautifully renovated Artist's farmhouse in Provence, sleeps 20, Pool & Sauna

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Luberon

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 with double bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom (extra fee for the apartment - if not needed, will remain closed). 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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Vanya (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, romanian

About Vanya

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 Luberon

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

Dear Vanya



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.



Much love



Helen x
May 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Beautifully renovated Artist's farmhouse in Provence, sleeps 20, Pool & Sauna
average rating of 4.8 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect college mini-reunion at La Madone

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

La Madone holds a place in our hearts

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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5

Surpassed Expectations

  • 5 of 5

La Madone surpassed all of our expectations!

The location is just perfect, nestled close to the quaint town of Roussillon. Easily walk to the town for food, sightseeing or shopping. Easily drive to the many other beautiful areas of Luberon. PERFECT!

And the actual farmhouse and property is beyond stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed days just staying at the property, enjoying the huge grounds, lovely pool, vineyard and space. We were totally relaxed and fell in love with the magical beauty of the grounds and the house.

Specifics: There were 14 of us, all adults. We used the entire home plus added on the studio. We all were very happy with our accommodations. The house was spacious and felt very magical. It has such a great history too. We would cook there all together each night and eat together on the huge table on the patio outside. We used the pool mostly, but we did enjoy the sauna one of the nights. That was a plus.

The owner and caretaker are very responsive and caring. They have lots of information to share and such great energy. Relaxing, helpful, caring - pure Provence hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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5

Lovely Time at "la madone"

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Time at "la madone" the house is so beautiful, so is the garden. Everything was perfect. Each bedroom has his own bathroom, the kitchen is very full furnished. We were 16 friends, we had sun, we spent our Time to the swiming pool. Roussillon is a very beautiful place as well.it was an amazing weekend. If we can, we will come back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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5

Perfect home in an idyllic setting!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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5

Wonderful Week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at La Modone. We five couples enjoyed the beautiful house and privacy of the grounds. The only sounds to be heard in the evening were the birds and the wind in the trees. The furnishings were very comfortable. The weather was so nice we spent little time inside and found the patio a perfect place to relax after spending our days exploring the region. The pool was great! It's big enough to actually swim some laps and was a comfortable temperature all week. A great place to relax by pool side even if you didn't get in. We cooked on the grill outside and used the oven and stove inside all which worked well. One adventurous couple even used the outdoor baking oven for fresh pizza one night. Several mornings we took the uphill walk to Roussillon for morning croissants and other Boulangerie items. The local markets and store in Apt provided all the fresh ingredients we needed for our nightly feasts. The owner met us on arrival and showed us around and the caretaker made sure we had everything we needed during the week and gave us good advice and places to visit. A GREAT place to relax and super home base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Roussillon
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
avignon
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
cavaillon
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Roussillon

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Gordes, Luberon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High season
2 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,536
for 7 nights
£4,536
 
 
High season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,536
for 7 nights
£4,536
£17,571
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,166
for 2 nights
From
£488
£3,606
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning of departure £191
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,143
Pet Fee £0

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Luberon in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 380 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Salon 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Salon 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Grand Mere - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cowboy - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Vanya - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Sauna - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Studio - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Salon 1 - 1 Double Bed , the bedroom is small and cosy, but the bed is quite big
    Salon 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Larger bedroom close to the first one. Excellent for parents
    Grand-Mere - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , beautiful hand made tiles in the bathroom
    Cowboy - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , my favourite bedroom, very rustique and cosy
    Vanya - 1 Large Double Bed
    Vanya children - 2 Child Bed , Great fun bunk beds for children
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , THE bedroom...
    Bibliotheque - 2 Single Bed , The children's room next to the Master bedroom
    Sauna - 1 Single Bed , The bedroom next to the Sauna excellent for siestas
    Le studio - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Separate apartment with fireplace and mezzanine
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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