3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Cottage in Charente-Maritime

Manor Cottage - luxury cottage with heated swimming pool, in gated grounds of 2.5 acres. Close to Cognac and easy reach of the Atlantic coast
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Heated Pool, Garden.
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Owner: Lyn Peek
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Charente-Maritime
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £950
  • High season price per week: £1895
  • 🌈 NHS Discount: upto 5%
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (5 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Surrounded by Cognac vineyards and fields of sunflowers discover Manor Cottage nestled in the 2.5 acres of gated grounds of La Rose des Vents, a former Cognac Domaine in the Charente Maritime; where you can chill out by the 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool set in the orchard. 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 and the chic Il de Re. Manor Cottage has been awarded 4 stars by the French Tourist Office.

This sunny, spacious former Estate Manager's House has been tastefully renovated with it's honey coloured stone and sky blue shutters. Step inside the entrance hall to find a home full of original features including terracotta & waxed wooden floors and high beamed ceilings. There is an open fireplace with antique woodburner in the spacious spacious sitting/dining room where double doors open onto the private walled courtyard. Comfortably furnished there are well stocked bookcases and glossy magazines and indoor board games as well as FIBRE high speed internet connection, Sky Freeview TV and DVD player and a music system. The fully equipped kitchen opens onto a private terrace ideal for those sunny breakfasts. There is also a large groundfloor family bathroom with views over the vineyards.

On the first floor a spacious landing leads to 2 double bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room featuring rain showers, and a twin bedroom - all with views over the gardens.

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. All three bathrooms have heated towel rails, and are stocked with fluffy white towels, pool towels and hairdryers

Outside there is a secluded terrace with its' cherry tree and holly hocks, wrought iron furniture and shady parasol - from here, step through the archway into your private walled courtyard garden. Filled with the scent of honeysuckle and lavender, there are pots full of geraniums and fuschias, a tinkling fountain and ancient, pigeonnier. Shaded by an enormous fig tree it is furnished with table,chairs and parasol, plus a stone BBQ and outdoor candelights where you can dine under the stars.

A personal gate from the courtyard leads into the orchard with its view over the vineyards and the guests 11 x 5.5 metre heated swimming pool. The pool is alarmed to ensure the safety of younger guests. Guests are invited to enjoy the herbs, apples, plums, damsons, cherries, apricots and figs growing in the gardens and organic orchard.

There is a large grassed area for ball games and badminton, swing ball and boules are also available on site. Bring your own raquets, as guests have access tot he tennis courts in the commune, free of charge. Bicycles can also 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 drive 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 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

5 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Lyn & Graham had thought of everything....

By Paul, Southamptom on 24-Sep-2021

Penny and I loved our 7 nights here. Lyn and Graham had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable; the breakfast they brought to the cottage at a time to suit us included fresh local croissants and breads and fruit and home-made jams. All the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and we had plenty of towels -including beach towels to use at the pool -which we enjoyed! The pool and garden were not overlooked and the ambience of the whole place is peaceful with sounds of birds and sheep. In the evening we could watch the sun go down over the vineyards from the rear lawn.

5 of of 5

The best cottage we have ever rented

By Dian, Manchester on 29-Jun-2019

This was honestly 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! ________________________________________

5 of of 5

Couldn''t recommend it highly enough

By Gordon, Cork on 18-Aug-2018

We stayed in Manor Cottage for a week in August. I couldn''t recommend it highly enough. The cottage is lovely, spacious and well equipped. It''s in a beautiful area surrounded by vineyards. Lyn and Graham were great hosts. They were always available for a quick chat and ready to offer information and advice on places to visit, restaurants, shops etc. Graham took us out for a spin in one of his Morgans. They gave us a nice bottle of wine with the welcome pack but the highlight was the apricot jam. Delicious. ________________________________________

5 of of 5


9 April - 3 June 2022 self catering £950 ( 5% discount for NHS )
4 June - 24 June 2022 self catering £1350 ( 5% discount for NHS )
25 June - 8 July 2022 self catering £1795 ( 5% discount for NHS )
9 July - 26 August 2022 self catering £1895 ( 5% discount for NHS )
27 August 2 September 2022r 2022 self catering £1795 ( 5% discount for NHS )
3 September - 23 September 2022 self catering £1500 ( 5% discount for NHS )
24 September - 28 October 2022 self catering £1250 ( 5% discount for NHS )
April, May, June, September, October 3-4 night mini breaks from £845



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Music Library
Heated Pool


Away from it all
Tourist attractions