Surrounded by Cognac vineyards and fields of sunflowers discover Rose Cottage in the 2.5 acre grounds of La Rose des Vents, a former 19th century Cognac Domaine,. The Domaine 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. Rose Cottage has been awarded 4 stars by the French Tourist Office.
Relax in the spacious sitting room, with its' soaring cathedral ceiling. Furnished in a chic country style with comfy leather sofas, cowhide rug, painted furniture, original terracotta floors and ancient beams. Two sets of French windows open onto a private terrace overlooking the lily pond on one side, and the south facing private walled garden on the other. There are well stocked bookcases, glossy magazines and indoor board games a well as FIBRE high speed internet connection, Sky Freeview TV and DVD player, and music system
The farmhouse kitchen/dining room is fully equipped for the keenest cooks and opens onto the south facing walled garden and terrace.
There is a charming double bedroom with pretty old pine furniture and a cage chandelier, benefitting from an ensuite shower room on the ground floor. A spacious family bathroom with pretty provencal tiles with twin washbasins, corner bath and shower is also on the ground floor.
Climb the open tread staircase to a romantic master bedroom on the mezzanine floor. Under a sparkling chandelier, the super king size bed, has a pretty wrought iron ciel du lit with fine voile drapes and a mix of painted and old pine furniture, a comfy sofa and antique chair add to the charm.
From here a door opens onto a large twin bedroom, ideal for younger family members (Cot, highchair and stairgate are available)
To ensure a relaxing stay quality beds are made up for your arrival with Egyptian cotton sheets and provencal throws. Cosy bedrooms have good reading lights and there are snuggly duvets for the cooler months, and electric fans to keep you cool in summer. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails and are stocked with fluffy white towels, pool towels and a hairdryer.
Outside windowsills hold cheery geraniums and the large walled garden planted with wisteria, hollyhocks and roses and includes a gravelled sitting area furnished with a teak table, chairs and parasol, stone BBQ and outdoor candle lights. The lawn is shaded by bay, pine and mock orange trees. Through a stone archway you will find the terrace shaded by a wisteria, overlooking the lily pond also furnished with table, chairs and a bench seat.
The 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool (for sole use of guests) is set in the orchard with views over the vineyards. The orchard is accessed by locked monumental gates and the pool is alarmed to ensure the safety of little ones.
Guests are invited to enjoy the herbs, apples, pears, plums, damsons, cherries, apricots and figs growing in the gardens and the organic orchard.
There is also a large grassed area for ball games and badminton, swing ball and boules are also available on site. Bring your own tennis raquets, as guests have access to the tennis courts in the commune, free of charge. Bicycles can be hired in advance and delivered to your cottage.
You can choose from a self catering holiday or outside high season you can enjoy a B & B mini break which includes breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning, with tea and cakes on arrival, a welcome 4 course dinner served in the Manor House and a trip in a Morgan 4 Seater sports car through the vineyards to visit one of the famous Cognac Houses..
Or, why not start your self catering holiday, on your first night, with a reservation for a 3 or 4 course candle lit dinner to be served in your cottage or under the stars in your private walled garden. if you have young children put them to bed, light the candles, sit back and relax. Menus and special dietary requirements will be discussed in advance with you.
A complimentary welcome pack includes a bottle of wine, home made jam, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, milk and sugar and if you like classic cars, enjoy a complimentary tour through the local vineyards in one of our 4 seater Morgan Sports Cars
Although located in a quiet hamlet, the full range of shops and 3 supermarkets are located 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 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 your cottage is brimming with ideas of places to visit, restaurants to try, supermarket opening times and local markets, and up to date brochures supplied by the Tourist Office
Travel to La Rose des Vents:
By air 1hr 15 minutes drive from La Rochelle airport; and 1 hr 45 minutes drive from Bordeaux airport
By Train: 40 minutes drive from Angouleme if taking Eurostar and TGV (fast train)
By Sea: 4 hrs.30 minutes drive from St Malo; 8 hrs drive from Calais