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French Manoir House in quiet and peaceful area

Bedrooms 13
Half Baths1
Space 53,819 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

12 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 20 / 24 comfortably

This Manor house built in 1801 is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday. It will comfortably house three families and with seven acres to roam in there is always the possibility of finding somewhere quiet and peaceful. In the grounds there is a private swimming pool and hard surface tennis court. The grounds also go down to the river where you can canoe and fish. Inside the house there is a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room and separate lounge both with open fireplaces for winter comfort. There is also a utility room and downstairs WC. There is a guardian locally who will help out with any problems or emergencies.

Local ameneties: Although the house is in a quiet rural location, it does not take long to get to the local towns which offer good shopping and eating facilities. A little further away is a golf course, Le Manoir de Beauvoir. Also available is fishing on a lake behind the house with consent of the next door farmer, can be arranged via the Guardians.

There are markets on in all the local towns each on a different day of the week, all offering lots of local produce.

For a full day out you could aim for the beach at La Rochelle it will take about 2 hours via Poitiers. Also there is Futurascope which takes about 40 minutes by car. If you are here on the 29th of any month there is a market at Les Herolles - it is one of the eldest in France said to date back some 500 years, it is well worth a visit and I promise that you could buy anything from a loaf of bread to a tractor and of course a donkey and a couple of geese, it takes about 15 minutes to drive.

For the more adventurous a TGV goes from Poitiers to Paris taking about 90 minutes.

More Details

Steve Turner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A most relaxing holiday even the children did not want to leave and are already asking to come back again. Also managed to do some painting while I was here, first time in years.

We are Grand Parents that treated our children and grandchildren to a much deserved family holiday, it worked out great, the children loved the pool and building a camp and we had a great tennis competition going. We ate lots of superb local produce and sampled several wines. Highly recommended.
Nov 2007
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Journet Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 53819 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please inform us of any breakages! No wet swimwear or towels on the leather sofas. Do not use drinking glasses to hold candles or tea-lights.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , The cots are in a separate room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king
  • 2 Super Kings, 1 King, 9 doubles, 1 Triple, 2 cots There are child gates fitted to two of the family suites
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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French Manoir House in quiet and peaceful area
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

week end entre amis

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 10 couples d'amis et nous avons passé un très très bon weekend.

Les photos parlent d'elles mêmes. L'endroit est magique.

Environnement calme et boisé petite rivière en contre bas. le jardin est bien entretenu. Les chambres sont confortables et très propres.

Il y a suffisamment de salle de bains et de toilettes .

La cuisine , bien équipée, est un peu petite mais ce n'est qu'un détail.

Détente assurée autour de la piscine et le terrain de tennis est tout a fait praticable.

je recommande vivement cette location si vous voulez passer un week end calme et festif en même temps.


  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicolas, We are really pleased you had a wonderful time, thank you for your kind comments and we hope to see you again. Many thanks Clare and Steve
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Vacances très réussies

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine entre amis avec des enfants en bas âge. Les propriétaires ont très gentillement équipé la maison avec barrières, chaises enfants, lits bébé. L'endroit est parfait pour passer des vacances en groupe tout en gardant de l'espace pour chacun tant à l'intérieur de la maison que dans les extérieurs. En bref des vacances très réussies merci beaucoup !

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes vraiment heureux apprécié notre maison et fait des souvenirs de vacances. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.
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Great time for a friend meeting!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in the manoir. Perfect place for a friend meeting with children: nice swimming pool, garden. Full equipped, thanks for the services (cleaning, towels,...).

Unfortunatly, small disappointment for the tennis court, quite old. However, it allows to play gently. We will book again in next years!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, we really appreciate your comments. We are pleased you had a great time and hope you and your family return to our house. With regards to the Tennis Court the feedback is very fair and we will make a note on our information to let future guests know that it is not a new court, until we have made further investment. We would be pleased to welcome you back..Kind regards Steve and Clare.
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Séjour agréable entre amis

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions 21 pour ce weekend de mai entre amis: endroit charmant, propriété vaste, 11 vraies chambres, piscine chauffée à notre arrivée, propriétaire arrangeant.

Seul bémol : la déco est un peu datée et les finitions pas au top. Au vu du tarif, ceci est largement acceptable.

Nous recommandons vivement le manoir pour un weekend entre amis ou en famille!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. Nous sommes heureux que vous aviez un bon week-end avec vos amis et votre famille et que la maison était convenable et nous apprécions vos commentaires. Merci de votre confiance et nous espérons que vous penserez à nous à l'avenir. Cordialement Clare et Steve Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you had a good weekend with you friends and family and that the house was suitable and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your custom and we hope you will think of us again in the future. Kindest regards Clare and Steve
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Un lieu très agréable pour des vacances entre amis

  • 5 of 5

Le manoir est très spacieux et très bien insonorisé, ce qui est agréable lorsqu'on est nombreux et avec beaucoup d'enfants !

La piscine très propre et bien chauffée (et bien sécurisée avec un portail clos avec un cadenas) nous a permis de profiter au maximum de notre séjour au mois de mai, même pendant les quelques jours sans soleil, et les enfants étaient ravis !

Il y a quelques activités sympathiques à faire en famille autour de la Trimouille : l'île aux serpents (5 minutes en voiture), l'abbaye de saint-savin (20 minutes), les géants du ciel (spectacle oiseaux) à chauvigny (30 min), ou encore un parc avec des crocodiles...

Un supermarché à moins de 10 minutes et une supérette à 5 minutes permettent de gérer les courses au quotidien et c'est bien pratique.

Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques et prévenants, et à l'écoute bien qu'à distance. Il y a aussi la possibilité de se faire livrer à diner avec un traiteur à proximité.

Pour les "indéconnectables" nous avions un accès wifi moyen via sfr wifi public (il faut être abonné neuf ou sfr pour s'en servir). Le réseau téléphonique orange capte la plupart du temps ; pour les autres réseaux c'est + compliqué.

Enfin, Jeanne la gardienne (sa maison est à 50 mètres du manoir, au sein de la propriété), est sympathique et très serviable. Certaines parties de la propriété comme le terrain de tennis (qui reste néanmoins praticable) et les balançoires ne sont pas très bien entretenues donc ne pas tout miser là dessus.

En résumé : nous recommandons vivement cette location !

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manoir du Cervolet

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Manoir du Cervolet was fantastic and we've all had the time of our lives! The house and grounds are absolutely stunning and we felt at home immediately. The weather was wonderful, so the pool was perfect for cooling off. Even my 75 year old father had a swim, something he hasn't done for years!

The children and teenagers all had a fantastic time and it was great for the young ones to roam freely in such a safe environment.

We've all come back relaxed, tanned and a few pounds heavier. Everyone commented that it was one of the best holidays they've had.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Poitiers 45 minutes and Limoge 60 minutes drive
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
J.15 on A20
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Manoir is situated between 2 rural villages. It is about 45 minutes from junction 15 on the A20 and in the other direction about 45 minutes from Poitiers which offers an International airport and major railway station with TGV connections to Paris. It takes approximately 6 hours from Calais.


Rates & Availability

Journet Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $581.94

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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