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Classic Morgan Hire in the Charente Maritime, South West France
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The extensive gardens are a feature of La Rose des Vents, with sunny patios and shady corners. The cottages are located on opposite sides of the gardens, offering complete privacy and tranquility within the 2.5 acres of secure gated grounds.

Relax by the 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool  (28 degrees minimum between April - beginning of October)  sited in the orchard with views over the vineyards.  The orchard is accessed via locked monumental iron gates  and the pool is alarmed to ensure the safety of little ones.

There is  a large grassed area for ball games, and badminton, swing ball and boules are available on site.  Bring your own tennis racquet, as guests have access to the tennis courts in the commune, free of charge.

Undercover parking keeps the cars cool in summer

....and guests are invited to enjoy the herbs, apples, pears, plums, damsons, cherries, apricots and figs growing in the gardens and  organic orchard.


Heating for the swimming pool

FIBRE high speed internet connection 

All bedlinen and household linen, towels and pool towels.  Bathroom and kitchen cleaning products, dishwasher tablets & bin bags.

Cots, highchairs and stairgates

Cold boxes, picnic rugs and golf umbrellas


A welcome pack including a bottle of wine; home made jam;  fresh fruit; tea, coffee, milk & sugar

 A tour through the local vineyards in our 4 seater Morgan sports car


On your first night, you can pre-order a welcome 3 or 4 course dinner with wine (35 euros or 40 euros per person - paid locally) to be served in your cottage, or under the stars in your private garden - if you have young children put them to bed, light the candles. and sit back and relax.  Menus and special dietary requirements will be discussed in advance with you.

Maid service for a mid stay clean can be organised (20 euros per hr, paid locally) - please book in advance

Bicycles can be hired in advance from a local company, and delivered to your cottage.



Although located in a quiet hamlet surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields, the full range of shops and 3 supermarkets are located just 5 minutes drive away in the market town of Matha, and Cognac is just 15 minutes away.  The local bread van delivers to your door each morning, and you can visit a market every day of the week in one  of the many nearby towns and villages.

......and you can sample the local cuisine in a range of restaurants from open air cafes to gourmet restaurants within 5 - 15 minutes drive.


An information folder in each cottage is brimming with ideas of places ot visit, restaurants to try, supermarket opening times and local markets, and up to date brochures supplied by the Tourist Office.


For the comfort of all our guests, especially those who may suffer from allergies, we do not accept pets in our cottages;   but if you are  missing your own furry friend, you can always have a cuddle with one of our kit cats!