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Two Beautiful Charentais luxury cottages, awarded 4 stars, Heated Pool & Wi-Fi - Rose Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Rose Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Formerly the stables, this spacious cottage (170m2) has a wisteria shaded patio with lily pond and a walled garden. Large beamed sitting room with french doors to both. Comfy leather sofas and easy chairs, desk, WiFi internet, satellite flat screen TV/DVD, mini hifi and well stocked bookcases. Open tread staircase to Mezzanine.

Large fully equipped kitchen/diner incl. washing machine/ tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave, pine dining table seats 6.

Luxury ground floor provencal tiled bathroom with corner bath and shower, twin washbasins, WC. Hairdryer.

Groundfloor double bedroom, with pine wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table and luxury fully tiled ensuite shower room with shower, washbasin and WC.

On the Mezzanine floor there is a romantic double bedroom, with superking size bed, built in wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables, sofa and easy chair. This leads to:

Large twin bedroom with pine single beds,sofabed, wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers

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About the property


La Rose des Vents is a former Cognac domaine, comprising 2 beautifully restored spacious Charentais cottages, located discretely within the 2.5 acre grounds of an elegant Manor House - surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers in a sleepy hamlet 5 mins from the busy market town of Matha, 15 mins from Cognac and within easy reach of the Atlantic beaches, La Rochelle and the beautiful chic Il de Re. Offering total privacy and tranquillity with private flower filled walled gardens, and tastefully restored,they have been classified 4 stars by the French Tourist Bureau. Furnished in a mix of English and French Country style with exposed beams, terracotta floors and sky blue shutters, they are equipped with every luxury to ensure your comfort - ensuite shower rooms, Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy white towels, pool towels, WIFI internet connection, SKY Freeview TV & DVD player, heated 11 x 5 metre pool (sole use of guests) and kitchens equipped for the keenest cooks. Enjoy a welcome candlelit dinner and a complimentary tour of vineyards in a 4 seater Morgan sports car. 20% discount available on Brittany Ferries

There are comfy sofas and armchairs to relax in, well stocked bookcases and glossy magazines to read, and indoor boardgames to keep the children amused.

To ensure a relaxing holiday, quality beds are made up for your arrival with Egyptian cotton sheets and Provencal throws. Cosy bedrooms are well furnished with pine or painted wardrobes, dressing tables, bedside tables with good reading lights and chests of drawers. There are snuggly duvets for the colder months and electric fans to keep you cool in summer.

Luxury bathrooms and ensuite shower rooms have pretty provencal tiles and are stocked with fluffy white towels, a hairdryer and pool towels.

Offering total privacy and tranquillity each cottage has it's own private flower filled walled garden or courtyard, with sunny patios equipped with BBQs, garden furniture and outdoor candle lights are supplied so you can dine under the stars.

There is an idyllic heated 11 x 5.5 metre swimming pool (for sole use of guests) set within the fruit orchard overlooking the vineyards, ..... and guests can enjoy the apricots, apples, pears, plums, figs and herbs growing in the orchard and gardens.

Guests have free use of the local tennis courts (bring your own raquets), Badminton and Boules are available on site and bicycles can be rented in advance and delivered to your cottage.

You can start your holiday with a candlelit 3 or 4 course dinner to be served in your cottage, or in your garden under the stars. Just pop the children in bed, then sit back and relax....

..... and a welcome pack of local Charentais specialities, and tour of the vineyards in a 4 seater Morgan sports car is provided with the owners compliments.

For more details see owners website www.cottagesandclassics.com

La Tacherie is just 15 mins (by car) from the centre of Cognac. Even closer is Matha, a typical market town with a full range of shops incl. supermarkets. The Roman Town of Saintes is 30mins away, as is the medieval town of Pons. 40 mins drive will take you to Angouleme & in just under an hour you can be enjoying the delights of the Atlantic coast, and for a city fix Bordeaux is 1 1/2 hours away.

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Lyn and Graham Peek
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Lyn and Graham Peek

We spent our holidays, exploring France, for 12 years, until we fell in love with La Rose des Vents on a rainy day in October. It ticked all the boxes - we saw that, here, we could offer the type of holiday accommodation, we would like to stay in! So we took the plunge, gave up our busy careers in the UK , in management and engineering and moved with our cat, Mischa, to this beautiful region. Since then we have lavished care and attention renovating the properties to ensure our guests have a great holiday and along the way learned to speak French, made lots of friends, sampled numerous restaurants, were adopted by 3 kittens - Honey, Lucy and Rosie, joined a couple of classic car clubs and explored the area in our Morgan sports cars -our other great love.

Lyn and Graham Peek purchased this house in 2004

Why Lyn and Graham Peek chose Charente-Maritime

We had visited this Region before, and loved everything about it - the climate, relaxing lifestyle and people. We live in a small hamlet - no traffic noise, just birdsong (the nightingales are magical)& the occasional tractor. No light pollution - the stars at night are incredible & in summer guests enjoy a midnight swim whilst watching the meteorite showers!However we are not isolated, but ideally located. Cognac is just 15 mins drive away and Saintes & St Jean d'Angely close by. In 45 mins we can be sitting on the beach, or for a fix of city life, be in Bordeaux within an hour and a half. It is beautiful driving country on near deserted roads, through rolling vineyards and there is always something going on - street theatre, music festivals, firework displays, artisan markets and fetes.

What makes this house unique

Our home is over 200 years old. In addition to the manor house, the separate stables and an estate managers house, are set within 2.5 acres of beautiful gated grounds with views over the vineyard, once owned by the former owner. Although we named them, Rose and Manor cottage, the renovated properties are now spacious houses with private gardens and courtyards offering complete privacy and the cottages have been awarded 4 stars by the French Tourist Office for their comfort, style and facilities. Come and relax by the heated pool or explore this beautiful region - any queries, just ring the bell by our kitchen door, we are here to help and if you are interested, enjoy a complimentary ride through the vineyards in our 4 seater Morgans.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was just perfect! Gornell family 2012

Congratulations on creating on a very special place at La Rose des Vents. Immaculate property & warm welcome. Goodalls 2010

Beautiful cottage, very clean and superbly equipped. Lyn and Graham are very friendly and helpful on great places to visit and guidance on excellent restaurants. Our 2nd visit and we will definitely be staying again. Chapman's, Hertfordshire 2008.... and they did in 2012!

Our 3rd visit, and this year we booked both cottages for our entire family. We have had a wonderful time. Fantastic. 5 star - Nellor family, Essex 2008.

Without doubt, the best holiday cottage, we have ever stayed in, excellent! James family, Bury 2008.

Your cottage is so full of character and style and the gardens exquisite - the Cliffords, Wales 2007.

What a delightful retreat, thank you for your excellent hospitality, everything here surpassed our expectations - the Pooles, Annapolis, USA 2007.
Jan 2007
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Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

This is delightful driving country, and the resident owners, who have owned classic cars for over 25 years, offer a range of detailed scenic drives which will take you off the beaten track, through picturesque countryside to unspoilt villages in the Charente, Charente Maritime, Dordogne and Bordeaux regions. If you would like to experience a drive through the vineyards in an open top sports car, you can enjoy a complimentary ride in one of our 4 seater Morgans during your stay - if you are very keen, you can hire one during your stay!

Whatever makes your perfect holiday - exploring this beautiful Region; soaking up the atmosphere in the pavement cafes; sampling the local food and wine; playing golf; a family holiday with the children or just chilling out you can be assured of a very warm welcome at La Rose des Vents.


The Atlantic beaches are under an hour away and stretch from Chatelaillon-Plage with its 2 miles of golden sands (the safest on the Atlantic coast) and brightly coloured villas to La Rochelle. Visit Royan one of France's leading seaside resorts, drive along the Cote Sauvage with it's powerful breakers or take the toll bride to the Ile de Re and wander through an unspoiled island of sandy beaches, whitewashed houses, hollyhocks, and bustling harbours lined with cafes and restaurants.


La Tacherie is located on the border of the Charente Maritime and Charente and is just 4.5 hrs drive from St Malo, the nearest port, or 7.5 hrs from the channel tunnel, and the TGV station at Angouleme is 45 minutes drive away.

The area is well served by low cost airlines, La Rochelle is 1 hr 15 minutes drive, and Poitiers, Bordeaux and Limoges are all within easy reach - approx 2 hrs drive.


The market town of Matha is 5 mins away and Cognac 15 mins by car. Saintes with its Roman amphitheatre is 30 mins away and the coast can be reached in 45 minutes. Take time to linger in a quayside restaurant or wander through the ancient arcaded shopping centre of La Rochelle. La Corderie Royal and the historic naval dockyards of Rochefort is 1 hr away. Within 1.5 hrs you could be in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, the vineyards of St Emilion or even picturesque Brantome in the Dordogne.

Further Details:

The local market town of Matha, has a full range of shops, banks and supermarkets. There is a market somewhere near us, every day of the week - including Sundays. There is an excellent choice of restaurants, within 15 minutes drive including gourmet dining. Cycles suitable for all members of the family (safety helmets, and chariots for youngsters) can be hired from a local company, which will arrange for the cycles to be delivered to the cottages ready for your arrival. Further details are available from the resident owners.

For your first night of your stay, if you wish, you can reserve a 3 or 4 course dinner with wine, to be served in your cottage or under the stars in the garden. Put the children to bed, light the candles and sit back and relax.

For those with limited time, 3 night B & B mini breaks which includes a 4 course dinner on the first night, are also available outside high season, from £185 per person. Please see owners website for full details.

Available Rentals

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Bookling form and terms and conditions to be completed and 25% deposit to confirm reservation
Balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. A £350 breakage deposit (refundable) is payable with final payment
Payment can be made by sterling or euro cheque, or internet bank transfer
Changeover Day:
Saturday (flexible outside high season)
Arrival time after 4.30 pm
Departure before 10.00 am

Notes on prices:
10% discount for "couple only" self catering booking.

3-5 night B & B minibreaks are available, incl. breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning, tea and cakes on arrival, welcome 4 course dinner with aperitifs, wine, coffee & cognac served in the Manor House, visit to Cognac House & a complimentary ride in the Morgans. From £210 per person for 3 nights.

For self catering guests, a 3/4 course dinner with wine, can be reserved for your first night, & served in your cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mons in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Twin sinks, heated towel rail and pretty provencal tiles
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully tiled ensuite shower room, heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size adult twin beds but decorated with childen in mind
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Comfy bed, egyptian cotton linen, duvet & provencal throws
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Comfy bed, Egyptian cotton linen, duvet & provencal throw
  • All bedrooms have good reading lights, electric fans supplied and duvets for the cooler months. Tastefully decorated and fully furnished with pine or painted dressing table, wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. The romantic master bedroom has a super king size bed, sofa and armchair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Please be aware that there are open plan staircases in both properties. Cold boxes and picnic rugs provided. A welcome pack of local charentaise specialities is provided with the owners compliments Complimentary ride in Morgan included Guests have free use of tennis courts in commune (Mons) Badminton, swing ball and boules available on site Outside: Within the 2.5 acres of delightful gardens, each cottage has two private flower-filled outdoor sitting areas: Rose Cottage has one patio, shaded by a wisteria covered pergola, overlooking the lily pond equipped with table and chairs, as well as a walled garden and patio area equipped with table, chairs, parasol and BBQ. Manor Cottage has one patio equipped with table, chairs and parasol - ideal for those sunny breakfasts, as well as the walled courtyard (with pigeonnier) equipped with table, chairs, parasol and BBQ. The 11 x 5.5m heated swimming pool, for sole use of guests, is sited within the fruit orchard and has views over the vineyards. The orchard is accessed via locked monumental iron gates and the pool is fitted with a sonic alarm to ensure safety. Pool loungers, drinks tables, and parasols are provided. Badminton and Boules are available. Secure undercover parking. Guests can enjoy the apricots, cherries, apples, pears, plums, figs & herbs growing in the orchard and garden


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Rose Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fantastically presented home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage more than lived up to our expectations and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The facilities were comprehensive and the cottage was clean and in great condition. Lynn and Graham were fabulous hosts and couldn't have been more hospitable full of recommendations, dinner reservations, homemade cake and jams and and orchard full of fruit for picking. We have raved about our week to friends and family and would wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Rose cottage has a beautiful, well equipped kitchen for easy indoor or outdoor eating. The patio and BBQ means making the most of the summer days. The lounge offers plenty of space for evening relaxing. The 3 separate sleeping areas offer privacy and yet plenty of space. Lots of ideas for scenic runs and places to visit or eat are offered or spending the day lounging by the delightful pool or seeking shade in the pretty cottage style garden. The option of having a welcome meal cooked by Lynn during your stay is a lovely treat and your hosts are ever helpful. A wonderful place to holiday! We have returned multiple times for our main holiday and the standards remain consistently high - we love it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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