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French Manoir in 7 acres with secluded heated pool

Bedrooms 13
Separate WC's1
Space 53,819 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

13 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 27 comfortably

This Manor house built in 1801 is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday. It will comfortably take 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 an older hard surface tennis court. The grounds 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:
15 January, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Journet in Vienne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Cot , The cots are in a separate room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 13 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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French Manoir in 7 acres with secluded heated pool
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

Great for groups

  • 5 of 5

We took a work group of eleven people to Manoir du Cervolet and we loved it. The cooking and entertainment facilities were in good shape and this Manoir would be ideal for families.

The tennis and pool were a particular hit and were well used by our group, and the setting is great for walking/ running.

The owners arranged for some excellent catering for one of our nights and it the services (including towels) were all top notch.

The location is very close to the historic, picturesque town of Montmorillon and we had a great evening there.

Overall, very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 eme sejour au Cervolet

  • 5 of 5

Toujours un aussi bon accueil et d excellentes prestations, lors de notre second sejour. A 24 dans le manoir, nous ne nous sentons pas a l etroit. Endroit à recommander.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul Henri, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you and your family and friends once again enjoyed your holiday at the Manoir. You and your family and friends are always welcome to our house. Warm regards, Peggy Salut Paul Henri, Je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles. Nous sommes ravis que vous et votre famille et vos amis aient de nouveau apprécié vos vacances au Manoir. Vous et votre famille et vos amis le font toujours dans notre maison. Meilleurs voeux Peggy
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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.


  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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 !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: 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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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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Journet, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Out of Season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season 1
24 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2
8 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Out of Season
30 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool heating low season £266.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £444.62

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
Additional charge for heating the pool during low season.
Pool is closed between October and Easter.
Last minute bookings please contact owner for best rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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