|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!