Villa for holiday let with pool Deux Sevres

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. 
Superb holiday home with large swimming pool set in a spacious sunroom, south facing gardens, terrace and large gazebo. We have a games room 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 8 people; We can provide accommodation for up to 10 people, - each additional person £40 per week - please add a note to the special requirements field when booking for extra people. If booking for extra people - after reserving the week on-line for 8 you will receive an e-mail quoting the price for 8. You will have to add the extra people on separately with us. 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



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 barbecue.

Living rooms

Large open plan living room with 2 settees, an armchair, English and French tv, dvd and cd player/radio.
Second smaller lounge with sofabed. 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 3 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

Games room with table tennis table, darts etc

Large play area with badminton net and football goal in addition to the two gardens.

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
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, Ms Sally Cottis

Sally and Jim and labrador Louis, 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.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 8.7
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 5
  • Setting: 8.3
  • Value for Money: 8.7
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 .

9.2 / 10 jeff.r.kent 26 July, 2015


Owner response

We are very happy with this review and have had a separate email from the Kent party saying how much they enjoyed their 2 weeks here at Maison Papillon. Whilst here they mentioned that they were disappointed with the Plan d'eau -the local lake- as the renovation and activities were incomplete and we have now heard that they will not be finished until next year.

8.3 / 10 Cheryl Hadland 29 July, 2014

This converted barn has some beautiful features including stone walls, beams, large family tables both inside and outside, and the heated, indoor pool is fabulous. The kitchen is well equipped but you can only use the laundry for 2 hours per evening and there is no drier. The very helpful owners live immediately next door (terraced) and visited at 10am every morning to open the pool and again at 10pm to close it and were often visible and audible in the garden through the pool glass windows to the owners garden and property, so we felt rather more like house guests than independent renters. The area is extremely quiet, with no amenities within walking distance, other than walking itself, or cycling if you bring bikes, which was tough on anyone left without a car. We were 3 generations of family; ,grandparents in 50s, young adults in their 20s, and the youngest being 2 and a good thing we are a close family in terms of privacy needs, for example to access the garden you have to walk through a bedroom; to access the laundry and downstairs shower you have to walk through a bedroom; the mezzanine bedroom is accessed and overlooks the double bedroom in the family room, and the family room includes a window over the twin room below. The master bedroom has a high window into the lounge which lets light through if the lounge is being used at night, and you can hear every word downstairs. There are no ceiling fans or aircon, just portable fans and it was very hot and airless at night with no proper windows anywhere, The mattresses are thin and hard. That said, we felt welcomed and had a lovely holiday, and one of the couples said they'd love to go again so thank you!