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Beautifully renovated Artist's farmhouse in Provence, large heated pool & Sauna

Bedrooms 8
Space 380 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large house with 7/9 double bedrooms and 7 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, plancha, wine cellar, table tennis and large heated swimming pool of 13m(40 ft) long and 7m(21 ft) large.

Extras: Professional Masseur, Provencal cooking courses, private chef and other services are also available.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek, romanian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

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 Roussillon

Beauty, simplicity, character, retreat, and ideal for children are few of the words that best describe. 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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Roussillon, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 380 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautifully renovated Artist's farmhouse in Provence, large heated pool & Sauna
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Magic Christmas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely spacious farmhouse, artistically furnished, and perfect for an extended family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday at La Madone. The house and accommodation and the pool and garden were perfect for our extended family reunion. We were ten adults and five children under seven and we had a really happy week together. The pool for us was a highlight of the week. It is attractive, spacious, and well furnished with loungers. We were initially concerned about safety with so many small children but the pool is slightly out of sight and away from the rest of the garden and so going to it was 'an event', and it was easy to supervise and provided many hours of fun.

We loved the pizza oven and enjoyed the number of outdoor tables for eating in different and lovely parts of the patios and garden! Nadège cooked for us for three of the evenings and that was a real treat. It's not a cheap option but the cooking is excellent and Nadege provided delicious food and generous quantities.

The house is much more extensive than the photos can show, and there are bedrooms off a number of different areas which allows for plenty of choice.

We would love to return sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A totally charming property which lived up to every expectation.

  • 5 of 5

La Madone was the perfect venue for Kate & David's wedding blessing ceremony and reception (legally married in Cartmel Priory England two weeks previously). We rented the property for two weeks; the wedding being on the middle Saturday. The farmhouse and studio easily accommodated 20 - the bride and groom, both sets of parents, both brothers, 3 bridesmaids and partners, the best man and several close family members. This is a very spacious property with a beautiful traditional provencale ambience. All guests were delighted with their rooms some of which are en-suite. The exterior seating areas and pool (spotlessly clean) provide a wonderful selection of both shaded areas and opportunities to enjoy the sun. Despite there being so many of us we never felt on top of each other. There is provision for exterior dining for many people and the kitchen and equipment provided more than adequately catered for all of our needs. The proximity of Apt with its local market, supermarket and wine merchants was a great asset. La Madone was an incredible setting for the wedding. The ceremony was held within the vineyard with stunning views of the hills beyond. Guests were thrilled and amazed as they were welcomed through the archway into the garden area where eight large tables (seating 70) with traditional provencale decorations were set around a tree on the lawn. Following the champagne reception a wonderful barbeque was prepared and served by Gerald Konings, an extremely talented local chef and his team. We were entertained by an incredibly charismatic band, the Troubadours, who visited every table and engaged all of the guests and started the evening's dancing. Clark, a very talented local DJ took over the music and dance floor until the early hours. We would like to sincerely thank Nadege for her invaluable assistance beforehand in sourcing the suppliers and advising on the practicalities of the event. This was a truly amazing experience for all of those involved. We shall all treasure our memories of our summer at La Madone in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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une pépite

  • 5 of 5

parfait,conforme aux photos, propre, proprietaire réactif et agréable

le meilleur noël que nous ayons passé a 16

cheminée appréciée de même que le sauna après le jogging

région superbe,calme sans etre loin du village

longo mai!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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LaMadonne was magical - perfect for 16 friends to relax, swim, cook, drink wine.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Roussillon, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Middle season
1 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
High season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Middle season
2 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low season
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
xmas and new year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
low season
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Middle season
30 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
middle season june
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
high season
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
middle season June/Sept
31 Aug 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
Low season
5 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$0
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$2,352.26
cleaning of departure AU$501.82

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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