Charente Maritime cottages, France

Classic car accommodation, France

Luxury Holiday Cottages and B & B
Classic Car Tours & Morgan Classic Car Hire
Charente, Maritime, SW France

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Here is what some of our guests have said about staying in our cottages and enjoying one of our classic car holidays.


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 (Second Lagonda Club visit)

You made us feel very welcome.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the countryside with your recommended routes, this is definitely Morgan country.

Peter & Jenny, Ronnie & Bev South Africa ( who enjoyed the use of both 4 seaters during their stay; and Mike & Allyson all MSCC members 

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)

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

22 members of Folkmog so much enjoyed all the splendid facilities and everything that Lyn & Graham organised for us.  Altogether a memorable stay, thank you again.

Maurice & Eileen on behalf of MSCC Eastern Counties Centre


We had the most amazing time.  Lyn & Graham were to say the least, the perfect hosts.  Organisation of the week was exceptional, which allowed us to relax and enjoy the experience and holiday.  We have already asked to return for the "Remparts"in 2025.  Thank you both, the cottage was perfect. 

Lyn & Ann, Morgan owner  Taffmog September 2023

A wonderful welcome, followed by  6 great days including the Circuit des Remparts, Angouleme  rally  & racing, brilliantly organised for us by Lyn & Graham.  We loved every moment.  Manor cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed and a pool warm enough to swim in.  Lovely breakfasts with croissants from the local bakers.   We may well be back!  

Nick & Sue, Xabia Spain.  Morgan owners, September  2022

Deferred for 12 months from 2020 we finally made it to the Peeks' and the Angouleme event.  Loved all the careful organisation/tours and of course the gites themselves. Thank you Lyn & Graham! 

James & Caroline and "Fergil" the Morgan 4/4  September 2021

We followed "Fergil" in our Volvo and on arrival were upgraded in the form of Lyn & Grahams' ivory Plus 4 Morgan!  Everything wonderful, the company, the food, the accommodation, the food, the classic car, the food, the wine, the food - you get the idea.   Angouleme was lovely with more food, driving and lots of pretty cars to oggle.  Chateau Chesnel was fascinating.   Did I mention the food, the swimming pool, the lovely company     PS forgot the figs, Lyn's delicious fig jam and fig & ginger chutney.   If Lyn & Graham "propos un repas"   don't  miss it!  PPS forgot the lovely cats and kits. 

Paul & Penny. September 2021

Circuit des Remparts Special 2019.   To everything I said in September 2007 ++.  Graham & Lyn are exactly the same  as when we stayed 12 years ago. Manor cottage is exactly the same but enhanced,  the pool just as good.  Village a haven of peace.   However the whole package is so much more comprehensive.  My friends and I have had an amazing time.   Lyn has organised so many things for us. So many amazing lunches, breakfasts,  reserved parking in Angouleme, Cognac tastings, Chateaux visits.  We feel spoilt but in a good way!  

Greg & Kay   and Steve & Lesley  1964  Mercedes 230 SL; 1996 993 Porsche  Targa   September 2019

Having recently taken over the job of Centre Secetary of the New Forest Centre MSCC  it was a real pleasure to  meet Lyn (ex Anglemog Centre Secretary) & Graham themselves.  Their Morgan knowledge and subsequent experience with their business was fascinating.  Furthermore, to meet a good number of the French "Morganeers" at the Monday lunch in the gardens, was an additional pleasure for us.  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 Dunton Morgan Series 1 Aero 8   September 2019


Thank you Lyn & Graham.  Just one word "supercalifragilisticexpialadocious!"  We had a wonderful, wonderful time.  Lyn & Graham were some of the best hosts we have ever had.   We will be back next year in the E type.   

Jerry & Yvonne and Glen & Sharon, Cambria, California  who booked both 4 seater Morgans and the "Cognac & Bordeaux Tour." May

On a passe une merveilleuse semaine avec votre courtoisie et grande hospitalite.  Nous tres apprecie l'organisation du tour et les beaux souvenirs dans nos coeur.

Jane & Gianni, Chico & Patrizia, Michi & Carmen, Roberto & Lucia and Mario & Mirelle  (Morgan Owners Italy) - May

Super week, beautiful weather helped but Lyn had organised fabulous venues, lunch destinations and  clear interesting routes 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 sumptuous supper.  Just the sort of holiday we like, and our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed this tour.

Rebecca, Reading, Aston Martin DB9GT   August

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 road book 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


One particular delight of the drive through France is an overnight stop off with Lyn & Graham, at La Tacherie nr Cognac.  They have a lovely manor house, excellent accommodation and the food and wine are outstanding (Plus they are Morgan owners and run a regional car club).  The accommodation was a real find, a secluded swimming pool to use after the drive from St Malo, and a highly enjoyable stopover.  

Peter Cryer & Robin Hill  (Morgan owners)

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.  Hope to visit you again in the not too distant future. 

Martin  & Nina   Morgan owners  

Our stay in the Manor House was all too short. 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)

Luxury Holiday Cottages - Charente Maritime

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 Morgan owners Thamesmog  September 2023

Fantastic stay, fabulous hosts, excellent welcome dinner, very clean cottage.  It's been lovely to drive the well routed scenic drives, especially with Lyn & Graham.  It's been a good introduction to the area and our Morgan has loved it too!  We will be back, and hopefully see you soon.

Sam & Martin, Glam Mog  August 2023

On holiday without a Morgan but still enjoyed the lovely Manor Cottage and Lyn & Graham's kind advice and hospitality.  Manor Cottage is certainly the best "gite" (doesn't do it justice!) that we have ever stayed in, visiting France over the last 35 years! It is beautifully furnished and lacks for nothing.  Lyn & Graham are perfect hosts.   Many thanks.

Pauline & Andre, Kendal,  Jaguar XK120 owners  October 2019

Great week in Rose Cottage. Delicious welcome meal, great hosts and a lovely cottage. Enjoyed the figs. Next visit will be in the +6.

Mike & Sally Mackay, Morgan owners   September 2019

We have had an amazing week in Manor Cottage and this wonderful area of France. From the moment we arrived and had the delicious welcome meal prepared by Lyn, we knew we were in for a treat. What made it extra special was a spin in one of the Morgans around the countryside - something never to be forgotten for my 50th birthday. The accommodation and hospitality by Lyn & Graham is first class and we will join the long queue of previous visitors wishing to return.  Best wishes and thanks for everything. 

Jason, Annette, Elen & Maddie, York , August 2019  MG owner and future Morgan owner!

Dear Friends, after 8 years you continue to welcome us with open arms each year.  Once again a magnificent holiday in "our" Manor Cottage - home from home. We continue to find pastures new.  Everything is always immaculate.  See you next year.  Very many thanks.  

Dawn & Alan   Morgan owners, Essex  July 2019

Anyone looking for a base from which to explore the Charente Maritime region by  car, or just take it easy, should seriously consider La Rose des Vents in the tiny village of La Tacherie, just 15 minutes drive from Cognac.  This gated collection of 3 properties run by owners Lyn & Graham, both motoring enthusiastes, with an in-depth knowledge of places to go and eateries.  They even have a small fleet of Morgan sports cars for hire.  The properties are very well appointed, well maintained and clean and share a heated swimming pool.  And the owners go out of their way to make sure that staying there a pleasure.  

Bill  (Morgan owner) 2018

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