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Classic Morgan Hire in the Charente Maritime, South West France
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Luxury holiday cottages, B & B, Classic Car Holidays & Tours and Classic Morgan Hire, in the Charente Maritime, SW France   



Sitting room Manor Cottage

Surrounded by Cognac vineyards and fields of sunflowers discover La Rose des Vents  -  a former  19th century Cognac Domaine -  an elegant Manor House and  two beautifully restored, spacious 3 bed properties -  in the heart of the peaceful and picturesque Charente Maritime region of South West France.

The Domaine  hidden from view, on the edge of a sleepy hamlet,  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.

Relax in Manor Cottage, a traditional Charentais house or Rose Cottage the former stables,  set discretely within the 2.5 acre gated grounds. 

Both spacious properties are decorated in a pleasing mix of English and French country style -  waxed wooden and terracotta floors, aged beams and sky blue shutters  are combined with quality furnishings & linens and ensuite bathrooms to provide a comfortable and luxurious stay   including  FIBRE high speed internet connection.

Each cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) has been awarded a 4 star classification by the French Tourist Office, and  selected as one of Sawday's Special Places to Stay.

swimming pool



Each property has  its' own private flower filled walled gardens equipped for outdoor dining, assuring total privacy and tranquillity, and there is an  11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool (for sole use of guests)  set within the organic  fruit orchard overlooking the vineyards.

The Morgan in front of Manor Cottage



The resident owners, have owned classic sports cars for over 25 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 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 served 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 villages 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'hote  in the Manor House.


Classic Car Holidays & Tours

7 day inclusive touring itineraries can also be organised for groups of Classic Car Owners, including the famous  Circuit des Remparts held in Angouleme each year. Additional accommodation is available for larger groups.

Full Financial Protection in accordance with the EC Package Travel Directive


Classic Morgan Hire


See our “Cottage & Classic Experience” if you would like to hire a Luxury Cottage which includes the use of a 4 seater Classic Morgan Car



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