Villa for holiday let with pool Deux Sevres - PS003342

Cherveux (15km from Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS003342 Advertiser since: 13 August 2002
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Maison Papillon Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 1 sofabed and 1 z-bed and cot

About this property

House with Indoor Pool, Gamesroom for up to 12. This villa is in a village setting.

Maison Papillon is located on the edge of a small hamlet with lots of walking and cycling routes, within walking distance of a lake with sandy beach and activities and within easy reach of tourist attractions
Superb holiday home with large swimming pool set in a spacious sunroom, south facing gardens, terrace and large gazebo. There is a gamesroom with table tennis, darts and a large play area with a badminton net and football goal.

You will have exclusive use of all facilities during your stay with us .

Wi-fi is available throughout the house and pool area.

Prices quoted are for groups of 8 people. - there is a possibility of an additional person.
We do however, welcome smaller groups, couples,and amend prices accordingly..
All linen supplied and changed weekly. Beds made up prior to arrival.

During early May and through out June and September, we will give discounts for parties of less than 8 people. For example - 4 people for June £529.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, electric oven and gas hob.

Large dining table and seating for 10 plus 2 highchairs.

Two outside dining areas and a barbecue.

Plenty of cutlery, crockery and glassware.

Living rooms

Large open plan living room with a settees, armchairs, UK and French tv, dvd
Selection of dvds and books and games

A second smaller lounge with tv (UK channels)
This room opens onto the rear garden.


First floor:
Master bedroom with double bed, bedside table and lamps, hanging rail, drawers - room for cot

Family suite comprising 1 double bedroom with wardrobe, dressing table and bedside table with lamps.
From this room, up 3 steps, a further bedroom with 2 single beds, hanging rail and chest of drawers.

Ground Floor
Twin bedded room - room for third bed or cot if required. Chest of drawers and hanging rail.
This room is close to the ground floor shower room.

All rooms have electric fans.


First Floor:
Shower room with washbasin,vanity unit and wc,

Ground Floor:
Separate wc with washbasin on the ground floor.

Shower room with WC and basin

Additional toilet and basin in the swimming pool area.


Heating is available as an optional extra, normally we are only asked for this in April and October.


Swimming Pool situated in spacious sunroom, seating areas and indoor garden
Swimming pool is great for fun and swimming - from half a metre to 2m deep at one end - 13.5 m x6m.
Pool is open from May to September
Gamesroom with table tennis table, darts etc

Large play area with badminton net and football goal

Garden and outside

Rear garden with south facing aspect, this area has a terrace with large gazebo , table and chairs and bbq ideal for outside dining. This garden is laid to lawn with mature borders , not overlooked and provides access to the swimming pool area.

The front garden benefits from late afternoon sun, good place for those early evening 'sundowners'
Seating area and access to the games room and play area from here.
Further table and chairs in the play area.

Parking and garages

Undercover parking for cars.

Lockable storage for bikes, fishing gear etc.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for disabled due to stairs.

We offer all inclusive packages for groups of adults who may want to come for a celebration, birthday, or retirement.

We do not accept pets and we have a non smoking policy.

A car is a necessity


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Indoor pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Niort
Distance: 12 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Plan d'eau
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Le Petit Chene and Les Forges
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Christophe sur Roc
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 500m

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Sally Cottis

Sally and Jim are happy to welcome you to France.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Quiet location ideal for a relaxed holiday - lots of walks and cycle routes through surrounding countryside, we have mapped these for you. You will need a car for supermarket trips, restaurants and bars but you can walk to the local village of Cherveux for the bakery and village shop. Located in easy reach of lots of tourist attractions, and for car rally fanatics there is an annual car rally which passes the property, 3rd week-end in August.
Visit Marais Poitevin for boat trips.
Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Vallee des Singes (monkey world) and Cognac are an hour away.
Stay here and take advantage of days out and relaxing days in around the pool or in the gamesroom.
Unique benefits of property Ideal holiday home even if the weather is a little unsettled - the pool is situated in a spacious sun room and there is a large gamesroom. The children (and adults) can swim whatever the weather or you can just sit and relax in the sun room while the children swim. Ideal for two families, there is a family suite (double bed and twin beds on a mezzanine above), a separate double room and a twin room on the ground floor. With a large living room and smaller lounge the party can have both time together and their own space! With three outside areas you will always find a sunny area and some shade too.

Lots of walks in the area that we have mapped for you to enjoy.

The Owner Recommends


French Theme Park excellent for all ages , beautiful grounds variety of ride and shows with a spectacular evening laser show

La Rochelle and Il de Re

Beach, harbour, boat trips , history well worth a day trip

Marais Poitevin

Series of canals. Bird life, boat rides, walking, sightseeing tours.


Largest town locally, visit the Donjon, the Market , the river and enjoy a layge variety of bars and restaurants

Puy du Fou

Le Grand Parc – open every day until 10:30pm
Historical theme park with epic, period specific shows, including the Vikings & Ancient Romans, chariot racing. One of the best bird shows ever!
Check the website for tickets – book online for reduction in prices

As well as the Grand Parc there is The Evening Spectacular - Cinescenie is fantastic and is performed a couple of nights a week through the summer – need to book this early.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 6.7
  • Setting: 9.2
  • Value for Money: 9.2
10 / 10 lornacross 26 July, 2018

WE enjoyed our stay very much. The swimming pool was the main attraction and did not disappoint.. Although rural, the property is not isolated and amenities are close by. The owners were pleasant and welcoming.

Owner response

Thank you very much - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay

9.7 / 10 Pete & Caroline 25 August, 2017

A week back from spending two fantastic weeks here with my partner and our children. The gite is in a quiet but lovely location with everything you want a short distance away. The pool is great being indoors so whatever the weather great for a swim. The rooms are clean and spacious and beds comfy which is always a plus. There is everything you could want for a perfect holiday. As Sally and Jim the owners live next door I was a bit concerned that privacy might be an issue but they were fantastic and helped with places to go and any issues we had. I would totally recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday. They also map out some walks of the surrounding area which are a must and a trip to Green Venice ( Le marais poitevin ) and La Rochelle a must too. Would recommend this property to anyone and will be trying to go back ourselves soon

Owner response

Thanks very much - we look forward to seeing you all again . Sally and Jim

9.8 / 10 The Welfords 11 August, 2017

We stayed here for a week in summer 2017, 2 families with 3 children aged 9, 11 and 12.
The gite is in a stunning rural location and we had a wonderful time there.
The pool being covered was brilliant and essential for us as the weather was less than ideal while we were there so it meant the kids could still enjoy the pool in the rain and away from the biting insects and the harmful sun's rays. The pool is opened at 10am each morning and closes at 8pm each evening which was fine, the pool is overlooked by the owners garden although we didn't feel this impaired our enjoyment of it.
The only main issue we had was that the WIFI was only available in the room where the swimming pool is and it wasn't fantastic, the kids used all of their roaming data in 3 days. We felt that as Wi-Fi is advertised as a feature this should be made clear that it is not actually available inside the gite, which our tech savvy kids struggled with although it did mean they spoke to us for a change!
It was very well appointed and had everything we needed there.
It was very spacious and the kids loved their room which was over 2 levels.
It is a good drive out of the way to any shops, the nearest were a good 15 minute drive away and although there is a bakery at cherveaux which is a 15 minute walk it was not open at all while we were there.
We would definately recommend this place to friends as it was a great place to bring the kids, the owners were friendly and helpful and the gite was lovely.

Owner response

A lovely family and we are really happy that they enjoyed their holiday here.
There is normally good WIFi throughout the house and pool room and we only wish that had let us know that they had a problem that week and we would have gladly sorted it.

We hope to see them here again.

9.2 / 10 Turnbull/Greene 12 June, 2017

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at Maison Papillon. Sally and Jim could not have been more helpful and the property gave us more that we could have wished for.

The indoor pool is a real boon when renting in May/June and allowed us to swim everyday - something the the whole party (2 young children and 5 adults) enjoyed.

With it's rural location and the coast nearby it is very well suited to a family with young children.

We have already recommended the property to friends and have defiantly put it on the list to return one day.

Owner response

Many thanks , we enjoyed having you to stay .