The Ochre House

Roussillon, Provence

Sleeps 18 •  Bedrooms 8 •  Bathrooms 6


Private pool • Heated pool • Wifi

A lovely spacious farmhouse, perfect for an extended family holiday

Rated 5 out of 5
12th August 2018

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!

Ruth D from Sussex, UK
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The Location
The house is 1km (0.7 miles) from Roussillon.

Roussillon is one of the most stunning villages in France, a hill-top village known and loved for its amazing palette of ochre colours. Roussillon is also well served with amenities - restaurants and cafes, grocery, bakery, butcher, pharmacy, small specialist stores, galleries and a weekly market on Thursday mornings.

Other nearby hilltop villages include Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux, and Goult, all within 20 minutes' drive. From this base you can explore the Luberon, its villages and markets, and close by you will find Avignon, l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Les Baux-de-Provence, St Remy, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, none more than 80 minutes away.

Full Amenities
Has pool  
Private pool  
Heated pool  
Walk to village  
Ground-floor bedroom  
Log fire  
Washing machine  
Smart TV  
English-language TV  
Children welcome  
High chair  
Hair dryer  
Ping pong  
Parking on premises  
Pets considered  
Weekly Rates
01 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
*18 Dec 2021 - 06 Jan 2022
01 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2022
01 May 2022 - 31 May 2022
01 Jun 2022 - 30 Jun 2022
01 Jul 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022
01 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2022
01 Nov 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
*17 Dec 2022 - 06 Jan 2023
01 Apr 2023 - 30 Apr 2023
01 May 2023 - 31 May 2023
01 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023
01 Jul 2023 - 31 Aug 2023
01 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
01 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023
01 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
*16 Dec 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
Property Rental Policies
  • Included in the rates: utilities, bedlinen, towels, WiFi internet, visitor tax, mid-week cleaning, after-stay clean.

  • To book: 30% booking deposit, with the balance payment due 1 month before arrival.

  • Rental periods: May-September, 1-week minimum from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday. Rest of year, flexible arrival and long weekends are possible.

  • Refundable damage deposit: 1500 euros.

  • Cancellation: if you have to cancel, we will try to re-book your dates, and refund the amount recovered (minus bank charges).

  • Maximum occupancy: 18.

  • Dogs are accepted at this property.

  • All properties are non-smoking.

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Guest Reviews

Superb weekend at La Madone, October 2012

Rated 5 out of 5
5th October 2012

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with friends and family-in all 14 adults, and 6 children aged between 4 and 10 years old-at La Madone. Everyone without exception was simply enchanted by the property. The rooms , all with en-suite bathrooms were very clean and very comfortable, the vast living room was welcoming with its cosy sitting areas and the enormous fireplace which lit up our evenings of song, dance, laughter and great food.
The semi-professional kitchen was home to our chef for the weekend, the lovely Lesley who provided a scrumptious welcome dinner on Friday night and layed out a superb spread of organic food for the party on saturday night. We ate, drank and were merry.
Apero was outdoors. Indoors we set out the convivial dining table for the grown ups and the kids had their own corner. We took beautiful souvenir pictures by the fire.
Nothing about the weekend would have worked without the help of Vanya, the owner of the house. From the first contact with him, we knew we had found our home for the weekend. He opened his address book to us. He never once treated our rental like a business transaction, rather welcoming us like old friends. We considered him a friend even before we physically met. Thank you so so much Vanya for everything.
Nadege is an angel. She organised the chefs, helped devise the menu, ordered all the special foods we wanted in advance including our celebratory cake which did not last 10 minutes on the table. So good was it! We did not have the pleasure of meeting Nadege but we have mutually agreed that will be rectified before long.
We used the property to the fullest. The kids ran througout the grounds in all security, playing hide and seek, table tennis and some braved the pool in mid-october. We walked to Rousillon, we picked grapes from the vines, we took a trip to the market in Apt where we came back heavy laden with local treats and cheeses. Some of the group went to Isle-sur-la sorgue round the corner.
We can’t say enough about the location of the house. So convenient. Most of our group had driven from Geneva, Switzerland -a little less than 4 hours away. Those who travelled from London flew into Marseilles and drove the hour to the house all in time for dinner.
Our only regret? That we did not stay longer but we will most certainly return.
Thanks Vanya, thanks Nadege for providing the most important element in our celebrations-La Madone.
A bientôt!

faith from London

La Madone

Rated 5 out of 5
13th August 2012

We felt that the villa was very well equipped and had an abundance of rustic charm. Every morning we loved waking up to the beautiful views across the vineyard and enjoyed the peaceful tranquilty that La Madone offered. We loved the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom (particularly good when you have teenagers in tow!) and we also felt that the dining areas both inside and outside the villa were more than adequate to suit the needs of a large party. The villa was perfectly situated with just a stone’s throw from the beautiful village of Roussillon and very near the delightful Gordes. I would thoroughly recommend La Madone – a great base from which to explore the beautiful Luberon region.

Lucy from Epsom, England

Terrific rental house

Rated 5 out of 5
19th June 2012

Our group of five couples had a wonderful stay at La Madonne in June, 2012. We were quite pleased with the rooms as each had its own bathroom. The eating area outside was extremely pleasant as was the dining room inside. We were a group of good cooks and found the kitchen unusually well equipped for serious cooking, with two stoves, two refrigerators, many serving pieces, copious silverware, and abundant cooking utensils. When we saw the Weber kettle barbeque, we knew that ours would be a great stay. The pool was delightful, well situated and very clean. We never used the sauna but did hook up our little ipod to the music system to play our own music.
We would recommend this rental.

Stan from Bath, UK