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We went over to France for the Circuit des Remparts classic car racing event in Angouleme and stayed at La Rose des Vents for a week.  Lyn & Graham are great classic car enthusiastes and took care of all the arrangements as well as organising trips to Cognac Houses as part of our package.  We had a great time, organisation was excellent, the cottage was well appointed, gardens and the pool are really lovely and all very private.   Graham & Lyn could not have been more helpful, and their knowledge of the area, having lived there a while was  really helpful.  Paul & Anthea, Gerard & Caroline  Austin Healey 3000 & Jaguar E type owners   September 2016

 

We spent a great week in the Manor House, this is our second visit to La Rose des Vents.  The welcome from Lyn & Graham was very warm, and home made cake is always a winner.  Food and drink was delicious and plentiful.  For the Circuit des Remparts racing, they didn't let us down with the best tickets in the grandstand  (great for photo opportunities).  Our room was beautifully furnished in a classic French style.  Excursions were well planned and we had a great relaxing time with our hosts and all the other guests.  I am sure we will be back again.   Jackie & Tony, Cambridgeshire  Bentley owners  September 2016

 

Fabulous place, wonderful food  - Lyn you are a superb cook and we would like recipes please!!.  Rooms lovely, light, so clean and comfortable.  We loved sitting in the courtyard to eat our breakfasts, what a delightful setting and peaceful place to stay.  With thanks from us all.  Marie & Martin, Angela & Ray, Porsche owners  September 2016

 

Super week.  We had booked for earlier in the year, (French fuel strikes prevented our visit) but  Lyn was able to accommodate a postponement, and it was well worth the wait - fabulous weather helped of course but Lyn had sorted out some fabulous venues, lunch destinations and  clear interesting routes to for us  to take in our modern Aston Martin & Alfa Romeo cars.  The routes and destinations were fantastic and it was equally wonderful to come home to a simple but sumptous supper.  Just the sort of holiday we like, and our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed their "Taste of Cognac & Bordeaux Tour".  Rebecca,Reading, Aston Martin DB9GT   August 2016

 

We really couldn't ask more from a holiday let.  Super welcome from Lyn & Graham.  We had arranged for Lyn to cook for us for  our first night and the meal was excellent.   The accommodation, furniture, fittings, beds etc are beyond reproach.  The pool is gorgeous and expertly maintained by Graham.  The Peeks gave us lots of good advice of where to go for entertainment, shopping and good restaurants, and we were even included in a classic car event organised by their local club.  You can book this holiday with confidence.  Alan, Frances, Wendy, Dave & Lynda Morgan owners, MSCC  Sussex Centre   August 2016

 

We are now back home from our wonderful holiday in France and would like to thank you again for the fantastic weekend you delivered to us in Cognac.  I attach some photos which we will show with pride to everyone we can, especially Donmog. Hope to visit you again in the not too distant future.  lMartin  & Nina   Morgan owners, July 2016 

 

Thank you very much for everything! We had a great holiday and really loved the whole Circuit des Remparts experence and all that went with it.   We really appreciate all your hard work (now put your feet  up for a bit!)  We shall certainly be back. Michele & Peter Chapman, Morgan owner  September 2015

 

 If you are planning to visit the Charente Maritime and the Circuit des Remparts - this is the place to stay - Lyn & Graham put together an amazing programme for us, superb dinner, fantastic picnic lunch on the rally, the racing,  a rare treat with a private tour  of her Chateau by the Comtesse de Rouffingac and joining 52 guests for a fabulous buffet lunch in the garden - a glorious afternoon with good company and generous hosts.  Jacquie Booth, Morgan owner September 2015

 

Thank you so much, for looking after us all so wonderfully during the Circuit des Remparts 2015.  We thoroughly enjoyed all the events you organised for us to Baron Otard,Chateau Chesnel, the cognac and Pineau tasting and of course the rally and racing at Angouleme, not forgetting the delicious meals and yummy breakfasts!  Sandy  & Paul  Morgan owner, and Austin Healy Sprite owner   September 2015

 

Very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, with lovely cottages and swimming pool to enjoy with excellent meals.  We stayed for 7 nights with our Morgan group of 7 cars/couples with lovely trips to villages and chateaux, including excellent Angouleme racing and tour organised by Lyn & Graham, with the chaos of french organisation adding to the ambience, which they took in their stride! We especially enjoyed driving through the villages lined with waving, cheering people and a memorable lunch in the garden for 36 people in beautiful sunshine.   Would definitely recommend a stay here for very ,very comfortable accommodation and first class hospitality located in a lovely area close to Cognac.  Rob & Lyn, Roger & Val, Sue & Sam, Ian & Annette and Peter & Janette  MSCC Lincolnshire Centre

 

It were grand and it were sunny! Great accommodation and great organisation.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you - the breakfasts, the meals, and the picnic were excellent and Angouleme was superb  Jon & Pauline, Marion & Geoff, Jan & Mark, Maurice & Pam, Phil & Kay, and Bill & Wendy MSCC Yorkshire Centre

 

Another great stay here. The cottage is super, beautifully equipped with just what is needed, particularly if you have travelled down with friends and you are both in Morgans (not known for their huge storage capacity).  Lyn & Graham are great hosts and always available with advice and ideas for places to visit.  We joined them at a classic car display in Surgeres.  Thank you very much again, for a great holiday and we will certainly be back again Michele & Peter and Jon & Jayne. Milton Keynes.

 

Peek standards 5 star, attention, accommodation and location - just great thank you John & Sue, Harpendon (Morgan owners)

 

Marvellous, great fun, wonderful organisation. That Angouleme may still stage such a spectacle - long may it continue. We will certainly recommend your establishment to pals. Thank you for your hospitality. John & Cheryl, Graham & Stephanie, Clint & Chris  MSCC Cranmog

 

Significant for food, accommodation, choice of trips, in fact the whole package was sympathetic to cars and occupants alike.  To wake and not need to plan, to eat well and not eat too much....fantastic house, places and envious of the wild orchids. Tim & Cilla, Lagonda Owners Club

 

Every care and consideration by the hosts Lyn & Graham, is shown for your stay in their beautifully appointed cottages.Fresh breakfast delivered each morning and a valuable wealth of information on touring the area, interesting places to visit and history.  A must come again place with the personal touch that makes it so special. Margaret & Phillip, Stratford on Avon ( Morgan owners)

 

We had a completely and utterly wonderful holiday for my husband's 60th birthday.  Manor Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more.  It was very well equipped, beautifully furnished yet extremely comfortable and privated situated.  The pool was warm and he gardens beautiful.  We hired the Morgan and the roads are quiet and owners Lyn & Graham have devised routes that  take you to out of the way places that you would never discover yourself.  Nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have a wonderful holiday.  We did.  It was the best.  Josy & Jim

 

We loved the cottage and the fact that we had our own private courtyard where we could enjoy the wonderful wine and food we had purchased travelling around the beautiful countryside.  Lyn & Graham could not do enough for us and are wonderful hosts.  We followed the devised scenic routes which were perect, taking us to all sorts of places we didn't know existed.  The gardens are beautiful and the pool perfect after a hot day sight seeing.  A perfect stay.  Ted & Natalie and Rosalie & Roger,  Auckland, New Zealand Morgan Owners Club

 

Although our stay was too short, we found much to do.  The scenic drive to Aubeterre sur Drone & Brantome brought fabulous Kodak moments,  Highlights for us was the Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme, and of course, all Lyn & Graham's lovely classic car friends gathered for an incredible lunch.  A wonderful home away from home and the meals were delicious.  Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage.  Beth & Jim (Morgan owners) and Hep & Cyndi, Fort Collins, Colorado USA

 

Excellent time at Circuit des Remparts,especially the ronronnment round the ramparts thanks to Lyn's fantastic organisation.  We so enjoyed the meals together, especially lovely lunch at La Rose des Vents.  Spectacular memories, 20+ morgans in the drive in the sunshine, who could ask for more?  Many thanks for a very special week.  Exceptional hosts.  Pauline & Peter and Christopher & Helen MSCC Logmog

 

Lyn & Graham looked after us admirably with great patience and clarity - it must have been like herding cats.  Support went beyond accommodation and catering, to nurse our pre war cars and advice on parking, fuel, shops gardens and French protocol.  The week was good, but much better for this additional support.  Rebecca & Stephen,Lagonda Owners Club

 

Chateaux & Vineyard Tour - Very many thanks for a fantastic stay.  The welcome was great, the accommodation, garden and pool was charming and comfortable.  Hospitality was generous and good humoured and the food delicious.  Your guidance regarding destinations and roadbook was invaluable to us, and showed us the Bordeaux vineyards at their best.  We have enjoyed it all,  Thank you Jane & Alan, Greg & Rita, Douglas and Jeremy -    the Kent Morgans

 

Our second visit was even better than the first.  Something which we thought would be impossible.  Beautiful house and gardens, and the car based extras really made it a special holiday.  Thank you Roger & Jenny on behalf of    West Wales TVR  Club 

 

Despite mother natures best efforts to ensure the vines had plenty of water, we have had a lovely break in the Cognac region and especially the Cottages - a real home from home,.  Thoroughly recommend the scenic routes - fantastic roads and beautiful villages,  Will recommend to all our friends Clair & Tony, Cathy & Terry ,Nick & Carrie, Ian & Pat.   London TVR Club

 

What a wonderful week. The welcome and assistance we received from Graham and Lyn have been outstanding, their passion for their piece of paradise is obvious and we are so grateful for their willingness to share it with others.  Purchasing apricot jam will never be the same again, now we have tasted the best possible and we have never eaten so much wonderful food. Our time in the swimming pool was fantastic, it is a credit to Graham how well maintained it is. We wish we could have stayed for 2 weeks.  A bientot hope to see you again soon.   Alan & Gail and Barry & Vivienne  (Morgan Club New Zealand)

 

We had a great time in the Charente.  Your idea of combining cottages and classic cars is brilliant and we enjoyed every minute of the holiday.  May your business go from strength to strength and we hope to see you again before too long.  Many thanks for a great holiday.  Roger & Chrissie (Morgan owners), Norwich

 

The best thing about the whole week, was that we felt like part of the family.  Over the first 3 days we barely had time to think of anything, welcome dinner, followed by circuit des remparts, followed by Monday lunch.  It came as a surprise that by Tuesday we had to finally amuse ourselves.  Althought the racing was fantastic, (the man racing the Bugatti in his shirtsleeves comes to mind), the highlight for me was the Monday lunch - 33 people came with an electic mix of classic cars.  We enjoyed delicious food and alcohol and socialised with various guests.  I would thoroughly recommend these to cottages to anyone, and particularly the circuit des remparts  Greg & Kay (Ferrari Dino) and Steve & Leslie (Jaguar E Type)

 

Visiting La Rose des Vents was like visiting family,  We were made to feel more than welcome. Lyn & Graham are the most delightful hosts.  Manor cottage is gorgeous, immaculate and comfortable - more beautiful than the photos on line, and this area of France beats all the rest hands down! Thank you for a memorable stay - one we will never forget  Kathy & Ray Campanelli and Gil & Robin Preston, California USA  (Porsche owners)

 

22 members of Folkmog enjoyed the "Classic Tour of the Charente"  We so much enjoyed all the splendid facilities and everything that Lyn & Graham organised for us.  Altogether a memorable stay, thank you so much  - Maurice & Eileen on behalf of MSCC Eastern Counties Centre

 

A great relaxing week in this beautiful light filled house and garden.  Nick, Natalie and Oscar (Ferrari Scaglietti)

 

Super week on the Circuit des Remparts Tour.  All in our Morgans and Sprite.  Such a welcome from Lyn & Graham. Bob &Di, Sandy & Paul, Jen & Gerrard, Midhurst, London & Hampshire - (Have booked again for 2015)

 

A most enjoyable holiday with superb extras. Everything of a very high standard. Thank you for your hospitality., Dialch yr fawr, Roger & Jennie, Graham & Mary, Welsh TVR Club

 

A warm welcome, very good food, great location, brilliant driving routes and the sun shone all week - what more could you want? Julie & Richard, Nick & Carrie, Sue & Brent.  London TVR Club

 

Merci bien pour ce sejour sans votre comfortable gite. Merci pour cette delicieuse cuisine.  Nous vous reverrons tres bientot - Pascale et Patrick Le Quilliac, Nantes. Morgan Club de France

 

Thank you so much for looking after us all, we have very much appreciated your kind hospitality and look forward to a return visit.  David & Francesca , Wonersh, Lagonda Owners Club

 

We must congratulate  you on creating a very special place here at La Rose des Vents.  Our cottage was immaculate and extremely comfortable.  The guide to the Region allowed us to enjoy the local area to the full.  Thank you for a very warm welcome - you really do what it says on the tin!  Richard & Sally,  Pewsey(Morgan owners)

 

What a find  We have had a great time.  A beautiful place, so tranquil.  Why would anyone want to go to the South of France with weather like this?  Thank you so much.  Lorne & Audrey, Quebec, Canada (Morgan owners)

 

Lovely cottage, location and hosts.  The whole week had a very comfortable and relaxed feel to it.This was the first visit of our small expeditionary party from South Staffs MG Owners Club.  We will return again, with a much larger army!  Many thanks Lyn & Graham, you have a very nice place and you do it very well. Steve & Elaine, Dave & Jackie, Chris & Ruth   (MG Owners)

 

Our one night stay in the Manor House was all too short, and we would like to return and spend more time with you both.  The welcome we received was wonderful and we were made to feel like personal house guests.  We enjoyed a most delightful meal with Lyn & Graham and the conversation ranged over our shared love of cars.  With many thanks and hope to see you again soon.  Martyn & Marie  Essex, (Porsche owner)

 

Classic Tour of the Charente Maritime - a warm welcome, very good food, great location, brilliant driving routes and the sun shone all week - what more could you want Paul & Lesley, Stuart & Jackie, Humphrey & Caroline, Tony & Pam and MSCC Taffmog

 

Relaxing week in your beautiful cottage, gardens and orchard with pool- enjoyed the pears!  Good to find a Morgan home in France.  Thank you for the nice touches like fresh flowers, and welcome basket.  Hope to return soon Michael & Mary, Cumbria (Morgan owners)

 

We have had a wonderful time - a holiday to remember, scenic drives, sump dramas (use of car ramps most appreciated) and an introduction to Pineau, a fantastic day out with your car club (thank you for letting us tag along) and last but not least your good selves.  We will definitely be back, Lindsay, Nigel and Ruby the Roadster, Scotland

 

Thank you I really enjoyed my stay here. When I head in this direction, I will get in touch to book again, and will recommend to all my Morgan friends in Sweden.  Lars, Gothenberg  (Morgan owner) - What a wonderful relaxing location, Many thanks for a great warm welcome.  I will be back!  Colin, Leicester  (Morgan owners)

 

What a great find!  Thank you for your friendly welcome to your super cottage and for all your help and information.  Also a great meal and welcome pack.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with lots to see, great food, well equipped cottage and great pool. Will certainly recommend to fellow morganeers, Glen & Malcolm, Newcastle under Lyme (Morgan owners)

 

Having experienced your Morgan holidays to the Dordogne and Bordeaux with Anglemog, we promised ourselves a stay in one of your beautiful cottages and we have been completely overwhelmed with the attention to detail.  The cottage was immaculate and felt like  home from home.  Your knowledge and helpful hints regarding the area were invaluable and we look forward to returning next year.  Alan & Dawn, Essex   Morgan owners

 

What a delightful retreat you have created here.  Everything surpassed our greatest expectations and we hope to return one day. Thank you for everything, with love June & David, Annapolis USA  (Morgan owner)

 

Only here for 3 nights, but we were very comfortable and made very welcome by our hosts.  A short stay this time, but watch this space!  Anne & Malcolm, Doreen & David and Clive & Moira MSCC  Cornwall  Centre

 

Thank you for your hospitality and the "loan" of a super enviironment in which to spend some of our vacance francais.  We hope to be back soon with more moggie owners to sample the delights here, with very best wishes   Di & Ian  Herefordshire (Morgan owners)

 

Your little corner of France is a dream and thank you for making us so welcome.  Anita & Ron, Southend  (Jaguar owners)

 

We had a delightful time here, Lyn & Graham are excellent hosts and everything exceeded our expectations.  The scenic runs are excellent and we followed them through beautiful countryside.  Will certainly recommend to all our friends Chris & Helem  (Morgan) and Peter & Glynis (Jaguar E Type)

 

A great place for classic car enthusiastes.  Very comfortable stay and very restful.  Mary & Brian and  Tom & Carol , Essex (MG owners)

 

After a busy week with 15 MOGs in the Dordogne, it ws great to slow down in the Charente Maritime.  You have obviously worked hard to create such stylish accommodation we really felt comfortable in Manor Cottage.  With so much to see in the area, we never had time to dip our toes in the pool! We now know why the membership of Franglemog continues to swell!  Wishing you every happiness and success in your new life in France.  Simon & Rosemary Colchester (Morgan owner)