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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Manor Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

This former estate manager's cottage (130 m2) has been tastefully renovated. There is a private patio ideal for those sunny breakfasts & a flower filled private courtyard with it's own pigeonnier. Entrance hall with stairs to first floor. Large beamed sitting/dining room with two sets of french doors, to both the patio and courtyard. Open fireplace. Three comfortable twin sofas , desk, WiFi internet, satellite flat screenTV/DVD, mini hifi system and well stocked bookcases Dining table seats 6. Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cooker, microwave.

Groundfloor fully tiled family bathroom comprising, bath with shower attachment, WC and vanity unit. Hairdryer.

2 large double bedrooms both tastefully furnished with pine wardrobes, dressing table, bedside tables and luxury tiled ensuite shower rooms with shower, washbasin,WC.

I twin bedroom with white iron bedsteads, wardrobe, bedside tables, dressing table/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.


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.

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Booking Notes:

Booking form and terms and conditions to be completed with
25% deposit. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. A £450 breakage deposit (returnable) is required with final payment

Payment is accepted by sterling or euro cheques or by 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 Manor Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)in Mons in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1453 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
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have electric central heating - there is a charge in low season, according to usage (metered). Children are welcome and cots, high chairs and stairgates are provided for babies. Please be aware that there are open plan staircases in the properties. Electric fans provided. All bed and household linen provided including fluffy white towels and pool towels (changed weekly). Egyptian cotton sheets and provencal throws Cold boxes and picnic rugs provided. A welcome pack of local charentaise specialities is provided with the owners compliments Complimentary ride in Morgan included Library of books, CDs and various indoor games available Guests have free use of tennis courts in commune (Mons) Badminton and boules available on site Bicycles can be rented in advance of arrival, and delivered to the cottages. Both cottages are non smoking, although smoking is permitted in the grounds. Sorry no pets accepted. 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location in a former vineyard. Fully equipped with every possible item for a relaxing holiday.

The facilities were very clean and well maintained with a real attention to detail. The hosts, Lyn and Graham were excellent and were on hand to deal with any queries. This was our second visit and i would fully recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Manor Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of staying in Manor Cottage for the past 2 years and can't wait to visit for a 3rd time this summer.

Lyn and Graham are the perfect hosts and go the extra nine yards to make everything perfect.

The cottage is immaculate and furnished to an extremely high standard set in it's own private garden with 2 outside dining areas making summer evenings a delight.

Everything is first class down to the detailed scenic drive routes of the surrounding picturesque area. The swimming pool and surrounding area once again is an impeccable reflection on the hosts professionalism.

We highly recommend La Rose des Vent as a holiday destination for the discerning traveller.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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