|Maison Papillon||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2||1 sofabed and 1 z-bed and cot|
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 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 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.
When booking with additional people - after reserving the week on-line (for 8) you will receive an e-mail from us confirming the price and a booking form to complete.
. 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.
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.
Plenty of cutlery, crockery and glassware.
Large open plan living room with a settees, armchairs, English and French tv, dvd and cd player/radio.
Selection of dvds and books
Second smaller lounge with sofabed.
This room opens onto the rear garden.
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.
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.
Shower room with washbasin,vanity unit and wc,
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
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.
Undercover parking for cars.
Lockable storage for bikes, fishing gear etc.
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
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.
French Theme Park excellent for all ages , beautiful grounds variety of ride and shows with a spectacular evening laser show
Beach, harbour, boat trips , history well worth a day trip
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks , we enjoyed having you to stay .
1 AS ADVERTISED
2YES CLEAN & WELL MAINTAINED
3 CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENT
4YES I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO OTHERS
5AS FREQUENT VISIT0RS TO THIS AREA i.e. WEST OF FRANCE ALL ATTRACTIONS & RESTAURANTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE EXCELLENT
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.
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!