La Maison du Papillons

Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


Swings, a terrace and pool in 2 acres ringed by fields and tranquility, and lakes and vineyards beyond. Family bliss in Quercy

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

In a valley thick with sunflowers and cornfields and rustling with poplars is this renovated house – it’s a good spot, as tranquil as can be. Views reach to the Chateau de Beauville on its promontory, while the village of Beauville (medieval, enchanting) waits on the other side. In the house, understated design and a charming simplicity prevail. A new-old tower houses the kitchen downstairs, and the master bedroom, with a private decked balcony, is up, linked by a crafted spiral stair. The cottage ‘wing’ has the sitting room down (natural stone flooring, stylish leather sofas) and two bedrooms above: white walls, sloping timbers, tiny diamond windows, velux for extra light. All doors open to the garden. A hedge screens you from the lane, there’s a perfect-for-a-snooze hammock slung between trees, and the heated pool is positioned so that splashing nippers are in sight; shade-giving banana trees and palms add an exotic touch. Hop in the car to the beautiful sand beach lake at Montaigu de Quercy, potter and shop in little Beauville, sail off on the bikes (they come with the house). Music, PlayStation, games, toys, books, satellite TV, a wood-burner for autumn stays… brilliant.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking on site.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 2.5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available £50-£100 per person per week.
1 House for 6
From £793 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Deborah Hewitt-Thomas

  • Beauville sits on a hilltop overlooking the rolling sunflower-filled Agenais countryside and is still relatively untouched by tourism. Visit the 16th century church of Saint-Jacques and its chateau on a rocky outcrop, its a 2km walk from Papillons.
  • The café on Beauville Square offers gastronomic cooking for a reasonable price, and its terrace overlooks the valley below. You'll also find a grocer, baker, pharmacy, doctor, post office, ATM, bar and tourist office.
  • The towns of Montaigu-de-Quercy, Laroque-Timbaut and Lauzerte, with their busy markets, are just a 15-minute drive. Lauzerte is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France and is a must see, as is Pujols (around half an hour away).
  • The surrounding area is fantastic cycling country due to its quiet roads and beautiful scenery. There's an 18 hole championship golf course at Castelnaud and another at Villeneuve-sur-Lot, around half an hour's drive away.
  • Try wine tasting at surrounding vineyards or spend the day canoeing down the Tarn, Lot or Dordogne rivers. Horse riding is available 10-minutes drive away, and you can try paragliding in nearby Motaigu de Quercy.
  • Children will love spending the day at the Walibi theme park in nearby Agen – a half hour's drive away - or at the swimming lake in Montaigu de Quercy that has slides, a pontoon, a diving board and cafe.