Discover La Rose des Vents, a former 19th century Cognac Domaine - an elegant Manor House and two beautifully restored, luxury 3-bed holiday cottages in 2.5 acres of gated grounds, where you can chill out by the 11 x 5.5 metre heated pool set in the orchard.
The domaine hidden from view, on the edge of a sleepy hamlet, is surrounded by Cognac vineyards and fields of sunflowers in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque Charente Maritime region of South West France. It is just 5 minutes from the busy market town of Matha, 15 minutes from Cognac and within easy reach of the Atlantic beaches, La Rochelle and the chic Il de Re in the Charente Maritime.
Each spacious cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) has been awarded a 4 star classification by the French Tourist Office, and selected as one of Sawdays Special Places to Stay. Relax in Manor Cottage, a traditional Charentais house, or Rose Cottage the former stables. Both are decorated in a pleasing mix of English and French country style, combined with quality furnishings and linens, with ensuite bedrooms they provide a comfortable and luxurious stay including high speed internet connection.
The cottages have their own private flower filled walled gardens equipped for outdoor dining, assuring total privacy and tranquility, and there is a 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool (for sole use of guests) set within the organic fruit orchard overlooking the vineyards.
The resident owners have owned classic sports cars for over 30 years, and included in your self catering stay is a complimentary tour through the vineyards in a 4 seater Morgan sports car.
Choose from a self-catering cottage holiday or a B & B mini break which includes breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning with tea and cakes on arrival and a welcome 4 course dinner served in the Manor House. Or, why not start your self catering holiday with a reservation for a candle lit dinner to be enjoyed in your cottage, or under the stars in your private walled garden.
Classic and sports car owners will find everything supplied – from pool towels to picnic hampers, secure covered parking, the use of a garage and tools and a programme of scenic drives to take you off the beaten track through vineyards and picturesque countryside to unspoilt cottages in the Charente, Charente Maritime, Dordogne and Bordeaux regions. If you are touring France in your classic car, ask about our luxury B & B, chambre d'hôte in the Manor House.
Whether you enjoy a family holiday, sightseeing, gourmet dining and fine wines, classic cars, or just chilling out you can be assured of a warm welcome from Lyn & Graham at La Rose des Vents
Thank you for hosting us at your amazing cottage. We have had a fantastic time. We both loved touring the beautiful French countryside in the Morgan, and your guide to scenic spots and places to eat was invaluable. You are both wonderful hosts.
Gill & Bill, Ocean Grove, Australia. October '23
We have had a lovely time here, thank you Lyn & Graham for being perfect hosts for the home made jam and chutney and for the fantastic welcome meal on our first night. We have enjoyed exploring the countryside aided by your local knowledge and scenic drives. Particularly good was the Jarnac scenic drive. The pool was very welcome as the weather was so hot! We look forward to returning in the future.
Karen & John Berkshire,UK. September '23
We loved our stay in Rose cottage. Lyn and Graham are brilliant hosts, attentive when necessary, but otherwise leaving you to make your own way, helping you with a folder crammed with places to see and things to do including route maps. The pool is fantastic, and the private gardens makes for a very relaxing stay. The welcome meal that Lyn offers on arrival was brilliant. We all enjoyed our stay immensely, very happy to recommend.
Richard, Tunbridge Wells, UK August 2023
Everything was perfect, including Lyn and Graham. We really had the most wonderful stay in Manor Cottage. The rooms were beautifully decorated, we made the most of the beautiful weather and the private courtyard for our meals and of course the wonderful pool, perfect temperature & nicely kept gardens. The highlight for me was when Graham took us for a spin in one of his beautifully kept Morgans! We have already booked again to go back next year!
Christine, Shepton Mallet. June 2023
Words cannot describe the wonderful time we have had at La Rose des Vents, You have been the perfect hosts, everything was excellent! The Morgan was a lifetime dream, an experience we will NEVER forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you have done, organising and executing our itinerary. We wish you both, all the very best in life.
Trudy & Toccar , Toronto Canada. May '22
Manor Cottage was the best cottage we have ever rented in many years holidaying in France. Perfect cottage which remained cool even in 40’ temperatures, a lovely airy sitting room, good bedrooms and two courtyards for relaxed meals. The icing on the cake was the terrific pool in the orchard, plenty long enough to get some exercise as well as to cool down. Added to which the owners were excellent hosts - on hand for advice or to help with any issues and yet in no way intrusive. All in all, a perfect stay!
Dian, Manchester, UK (Sawdays)
After a 2 week holiday, staying in Rose Cottage, we cannot recommend the accommodation highly enough. Both Rose and Manor Cottages are set in the most picturesque gardens and share a lovely outdoor pool. Rose Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. From the décor to the quality of the sheets and towels, everything is done to the highest standards. There is SO much to do in this area of South West France - you are spoilt for choice. We would return to La Rose des Vents in a heartbeat!
Claire, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland (Sawdays)
As Secretary of the New Forest Centre MSCC it was a real pleasure to meet Lyn & Graham and a good number of French "Morganeers" at the Monday lunch in the gardens. Great location, lovely people, "Circuit des Remparts Special" Angouleme is a must do again, and made perfect by Lyn & Graham's attention to planning & detail. Thank you both.
Brian & Dawn, New Forest, UK September
La Rose des Vents is:
1 hr 15 minutes from La Rochelle; 1hr 45 minutes from Bordeaux; 2hrs from Poitier airports;
4hrs 30 minutes from St Malo; 5hrs 30 minutes from Caen and 8 hrs from Calais ferry port/Eurotunnel;
Travel to Angouleme by Eurostar and TGV (40 minutes drive); car hire is available at the railway station (book in advance).
A map of how to find us in the village will be sent to you.
We look forward to welcoming you to La Rose des Vents.