Maison Papillon

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Sleeps: 15 - 21 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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In the verdant countryside, surrounded by forests and vineyards and yet only 6km away from the nearest village, Maison Papillon is a beautiful home for your trip to Provence.   

The villa is a historic house within the grounds of a vast wine estate which offers comfortable accommodation within a stunning setting. There is plenty of space here for a holiday with a group of friends or a large family as the house is spread over four floors which can be reached with a lift or by stairs.   

The main living spaces are found on the ground floor; everyone can gather in the expansive living and dining room with a feature fireplace and cosy sofas for colder evenings. If anybody in your group is musical, they can play a few songs on the piano after dinner. If you would rather settle down to watch a film or read a good book in peace, then sneak off to the lounge and library room.   

The eight bedrooms are all well-decorated and offer en-suite bathrooms. The lower ground floor has a fantastic room with bunk beds that can sleep up to six children, which they will love! There are two bedrooms on the ground and first floors and three bedrooms on the second floor, including the master suite, which has the addition of a dressing room and a welcoming bathtub.   

The home also has a wonderful gym with all the fitness equipment you could need and a Turkish bath. Next to this, on the lower ground floor, you will find a games room where the children can have fun over a game of table football.   

The garden here is one of the best features, so you are sure to spend lots of time outside. In the garden, you can take a dip in the private pool or relax on the outdoor sofas with incredible views over the vineyards and fields. There are plenty of peaceful seating areas, a summer kitchen, and dining tables to come together over special al-fresco meals.  

As you will be situated on this beautiful wine estate, you do not have to travel far to spend time outdoors and participate in several activities. Wine lovers can visit the cellars and take part in tastings, while nature lovers can go on hikes or explore the landscape by bicycle or on horseback. There are also unique activities, such as a night-time safari and a butterfly garden. There is so much to do on the grounds around the house that you can spend your entire trip here if you like.  

When you wish to go out for a meal or do some shopping, the closest village La Celle is a mere 6km drive away. This is a small yet pretty village with historic streets, a medieval Abbey and a river flowing through it which is a lovely spot for a picnic.   

If you would like a wider selection of shops and restaurants, then Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is a town 14km away from the villa. Visitors flock here because it is the apparent final home and burial place of Mary Magdalene, who arrived by boat after the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilgrims have been coming here since the 13th century when her tomb was found. As well as the tomb, there is also an impressive Gothic 13th-century basilica and the Dominican convent to see. After seeing the historic sights, you can wander the atmospheric Jewish Quarter through to the more modern area, which has a number of shops and cafes.  

From this great location, you are also well placed for days out to the coast or to other towns and cities such as Brignoles (8km away) and Aix-en-Provence (53km away), or you can take a boat to the unspoilt Golden Islands (54km away).

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What you should know…

  • The home is within the grounds of a wine estate but enjoys privacy. The winery also offers a wealth of activities that guests can take part in
  • The villa is spread over four floors though there is a handy lift for those who may need it.
  • The pool alarm can be switched on if needed. 
  • We recommend bringing a car due to the rural location. There is a charging point for electric vehicles and plenty of parking available.
  • Please note that the bunk room is only suitable for 6 children ie. when booking for a maximum of 21 guests there is space for a maximum of 15 adults.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Lift Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Table Tennis Table Football Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Features

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living and dining room with sofas, grand piano, fireplace and dining tables seating 16 guests
- Fully-fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine
- Lounge with TV and library area
 - 2 x bedrooms with double beds (180cm) and en-suite bathrooms with showers, sinks and WCs

First Floor

- Bedroom with double bed (180cm) and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each) (which can be made into a double) and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Second floor

- Master bedroom with double bed (180cm), dressing room and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds (180cm) and en-suite bathrooms with showers, sinks and WCs

Lower Ground Floor

- Bedroom with 3 bunk beds (90cm) sleeping 6 children and a cot with en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC
- Gym with fitness equipment and Turkish bath
- Games room with billiards and table football

Outside Grounds (10,000 m2)

- Fenced private pool (17m x 8m), with pool alarm if requested
- Large landscaped garden with lawns, trees and a pond
- Summer kitchen
- Al-fresco dining terraces
- Poolside sun loungers
- Lounge chairs
- Boules court
- Barbecue
- Parking
- Charging point for electric vehicles 

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Fitness equipment 
- Fireplace
- Lift
- TVs
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Piano
- Hairdryers
- Billiards
- Table football
- Table tennis

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Papillon
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Papillon is located on over 1000 hectares of grounds, making up a wine estate in rural Provence. With lots to see and do on the estate plus villages and towns close by, this is a lovely place to stay with friends or family. In the estate surrounding the villa, you can take part in bike rides and horse treks and climb up the local mountains to see incredible panoramic vistas. There is also a winery on-site offering wine tastings and tours of the cellars, so you do not need to travel very far to have some great experiences. 

If you fancy seeing some of the local towns and villages or going for a meal nearby, then the closest village is La Celle which is around 6km away by car. This typical Provencal village is centred around agricultural life and the river Caramy which flows through it and is a peaceful place to visit. The main attraction is the imposing Abbey which was home to Benedictine nuns for 500 years; today, visitors can look around the recently restored buildings and the exhibitions. As well as archaeological artefacts and items from the Abbey, there is also a modern exhibition on display here. Next door to the Abbey, there is a Michelin-star restaurant, the Hostellerie de l'Abbaye, perfect for a celebratory meal.

Another nearby town is Brignoles which is an 8km drive away. Brignoles is a bigger town with a wider range of shops and restaurants. The former ruling Counts used to live here in a palace which now houses a regional museum with exhibitions on everything from day-to-day life to the period in the 18th century when the town was chosen as a temporary home for the Parliament because of the plague. If you are in town on a Wednesday or a Saturday, then make time to peruse the bustling market stalls where you can purchase locally produced items such as olives, honey and peaches. 

Though the villa is inland, it will take you under an hour to get to the gorgeous coastline, which is dotted with plenty of beaches. One of the closest beaches is Plage de la Garonne which is 42km away and is a long sandy beach. If you do not mind travelling just a little further for a day trip, why not drive the extra 18km down to Port de la Tour Fondue and take a relaxing boat ride to the Golden Islands. There are three islands to visit, the largest being Porquerolles, a beautiful, protected island. Spend the day enjoying the unspoilt beaches and snorkelling in the clear water, or make the most of the brilliant hiking and cycling routes to explore more of the island. There are even restaurants on the islands, so you do not need to rush back for dinner.

From the villa, you can also easily access chic Saint-Tropez, which is 75km away or the city of Aix-en-Provence, which is 53km away; both of these are fantastic places for day trips. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(46km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(77km)

Nearest Restaurant La Celle

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Brignoles

(7km)

Nearest Supermarket Brignolles

(7km)

Nearest Beach Plage De La Garonne

(42km)

Nearest City Toulon

(44km)

Nearest Ferry Port Toulon

(44km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Barbaroux

(17km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Provence has always been a much-loved holiday location for those with children, and with plenty of wide-open space for running around, plus the coast and charming villages nearby, it is easy to see why.   

8km from the villa, there is a wonderful spot for a walk with the kids. Gorges du Caramy is a scenic route through woodland, past an old roman bridge and out onto the river Caramy and a series of small waterfalls and rapids. Children can bring nets or rods for a spot of fishing or take a dip in the clear pools here for a peaceful afternoon out.   

If your children are thrill-seekers, why not drive down to the seaside town of Fréjus, which is under an hour away (70km). The town has a waterpark with a range of slides and pools to suit all ages as well beaches and a fun fair open late in the evening.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Lift
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome basket 
- Housekeeping (2hrs per day)
- Wine tasting
- Concierge service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Fridge stocking service
- Delivery of organic fruit and vegetables
- Babysitting service
- Catering service
- Chef
- Extra housekeeping
- Excursions

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required), payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the bunk room is only suitable for 6 children ie. when booking for a maximum of 21 guests there is space for a maximum of 15 adults.
Other Ts and Cs Events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024 £5,957 £7,733 £9,509 £8,020
Mar 9th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £5,156 £6,703 £8,250 £6,874
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £5,727 £7,417 £9,106 £7,900
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £7,102 £9,192 £11,283 £9,624
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - £11,341
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £13,747
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £14,316
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £16,610
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - £14,316
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £8,476 £10,768 £13,059 £11,453
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 £5,957 £7,733 £9,509 £8,020
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,156 £6,703 £8,250 £6,874
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 £5,957 £7,733 £9,509 £8,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024 €6,470 €8,399 €10,328 €8,712
Mar 9th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €5,600 €7,280 €8,960 €7,466
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €6,220 €8,056 €9,891 €8,581
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €7,714 €9,985 €12,256 €10,454
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - €12,318
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €14,931
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €15,550
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €18,041
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - €15,550
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €9,207 €11,696 €14,185 €12,440
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 €6,470 €8,399 €10,328 €8,712
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €5,600 €7,280 €8,960 €7,466
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 €6,470 €8,399 €10,328 €8,712

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 9th 2024 $7,008 $9,097 $11,186 $9,435
Mar 9th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $6,065 $7,885 $9,704 $8,086
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $6,737 $8,725 $10,713 $9,293
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,354 $10,814 $13,273 $11,322
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - $13,341
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $16,171
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $16,841
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $19,539
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - $16,841
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $9,971 $12,667 $15,362 $13,473
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024 $7,008 $9,097 $11,186 $9,435
Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $6,065 $7,885 $9,704 $8,086
Dec 21st 2024 - Aug 25th 2025 $7,008 $9,097 $11,186 $9,435

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Immense

    on 24/05/2021

    Localisation au sein d’un domaine reconnu et immense, complètement équipée

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