La Rose des Vents - Manor Cottage

Mons, Charente-Maritime
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09

English checks blend with French toile de Jouy, your hosts leave you a tasty welcome pack and outside a pool, barbecue and lazing terrace


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Perfect for families: an old estate manager’s cottage which is one of two properties set in two and a half acres of gated grounds surrounding the owners’ Charentais manor house. The good-sized heated pool, set in the orchard overlooking the vineyards, is just for guests, while each cottage has its own terrace and courtyard garden with barbecue. Down a narrow driveway lined with shrubs and flowers is Manor Cottage: find a buttery-yellow sitting room with cosy armchairs and sofas, bedrooms that are a mix of old English checks and French toile de Jouy, two pristine shower rooms and a family bathroom downstairs. There’s a generous welcome pack: a bottle of Bordeaux, jams from the orchard, cakes, fresh fruit, coffee. Cooks will be content in the kitchen with its modern layout and white crockery, and plenty of space in the living room means you can eat at a table here or outside in good weather. Your kind hosts are there if you need them and can deliver breakfast if you are feeling particularly lazy! They’ll also give advice on vineyards to visit, and take you out in a classic car if you wish. Deeply relaxing.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £165
Weekly price
from £1150
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1654 beds3 bedrooms


Manor Cottage is as described on the website - a great place to relax by the pool or as a base for touring the Charente region. It's a very well equipped Gite and our hosts couldn't have looked after us better. Their site has the added advantage of secure covered parking for several classic/expensive cars if that is how you travel! Or there's always the option of a ride in Lyn & Graham's Morgan!

James, Warwick

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.

Paul, Southampton

We stayed at Manor Cottage for 10 days at the end of September. The weather was slightly unkind to us but Manor Cottage and the owners, Lyn and Graham Peek, more than compensated for it! Thee are two cottages but each is entirely separate from the other and whilst we didn’t use the swimming pool, it is certainly a plus for the cottages. Manor Cottage is beautifully furnished and lacks for nothing. Lyn and Graham are perfect hosts,

Pauline, Kendal

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!

Dian, Manchester

Manor Cottage is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you would need, the bed linen and towels were excellent quality and the whole property was spotless. A great base from which to explore the area but there is also a lovely pool for lazy hot days. Would definitely recommend.

Jackie, Bath

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. I think he was just delighted to have someone to show them off too. They gave us a nice bottle of wine with the welcome pack but the highlight was the apricot jam. Delicious.

Gordon, Cork

We had a great time staying at the Manor Cottage. The cottage, originally the estate manager's accommodation, was spacious and was well equipped and was a great base from which to visit Cognac and the river Charente. We have three kids (twins aged nine and a six year old) and they all enjoyed canoeing and kayaking on the Charente and spending time at Les Bains des Dames. We also visited La Rochelle and the beach at Saint Georges de Didonne (although there was a lot of traffic on the way to both so leave early). Lyn and Graham were perfect hosts, taking us all for a ride in their Morgan, thanks

Lucy, Chester

Extremely spacious and well-equipped property with secluded outdoor spaces for dining and shared use of the heated swimming pool. The large living room has three sofas and room to spare! The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Nearby Cognac and the Charente River in particular are very pleasant places to visit. Would certainly recommend.

Gary, London

La Rose des Vents is a beautiful property to very high standard in a homely French country style. Graham and Lyn have clearly thought a lot about what is required to create a quality holiday experience from the decor to the range of equipment and not least the way that they look after the guests. Highly recommend.

Mark,, Shrewsbury

We spent a great week in the Manor house, this is our second visit to La Rose des Vents. The welcome from Lyn and Graham was very warm and home made cake is always a winner! Food & drink as was delicious and plentiful with many courses. For Circuit des Ramparts Historic racing, they didn't let us down with the best tickets in the grandstands (great for photo opportunities). Our room was beautifully furnished in a classic French style. Excursions were well planned and we had a great relaxing time with our hosts and other guests. I'm sure we will be back again.... Jacquie & Tony

Jacquie, Newmarket, Suffolk

Super week - we had booked for earlier in the year (French fuel strikes prevented our visit) but Lynn was able to accommodate a postponement and it was well worth the wait - fabulous weather helped of course but Lynn had sorted out some fabulous venues and clear/interesting routes for us to take in our modern Aston Martin/Alfa Romeo cars; the routes and destinations were fantastic and it was equally wonderful to come home to a simple but sumptuous snack supper. Just the sort of holiday we like and our whole party of 6 enjoyed the organised trips and accommodation.

Rebecca, Reading

We really couldn't ask more of a holiday let. Super welcome from Lyn and Graham, we had arranged for Lyn to cook for us one the first night and the meal was excellent. The accommodation, furniture, fittings, beds etc.. are beyond reproach. Pool is gorgeous and expertly maintained by Graham. The Peeks gave us lots of good advice of where to go for entertainment, shopping and good restaurants and we even got included in a classic car event they had organised. You can book this holiday with confidence.

Alan, Gun Hill

Could a holiday be more refreshing? The house was spacious and well appointed, both inside and out; the pool was a decent size and very clean. The Cognac region was interesting, with plenty of rustic charm, local markets, and easy routes to the coast. Our hosts were helpful and available, with great suggestions for activities and places to eat, but left us to do our own thing. The trip round the lanes in the Morgan was a genuine bonus!


We had a wonderful stay at La Rose des Vents. The cottages were lovely (we rented both) and very well equipped and Graham and Lyn were so helpful recommending drives, places to visit and restaurants in this beautiful area of France. Perfect!


We had a wonderful week at Manor Cottage in August. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped . Lyn and Graham are perfect hosts and the welcome pack was super - especially the damson jam ! We ordered dinner on our first night which was delicious. We all enjoyed the tour in the Morgan. We wouldn't hesitate to return.


When you find the perfect spot it's impossible to find anywhere else and that is what Manor Cottage is for us. In July 2014 we spent another 2 weeks in this delightful cottage for the third year in succession, so something must be right. The cottage is comfortably furnished with quality items. The accommodation and everything in it is first class. A choice of outside private seating area is wonderful, sun or shade, the choice is yours. Lyn and Graham are the perfect hosts where nothing is left to chance . See you next year Lyn and Graham.


Four of us from New Zealand stayed at Manor Cottage for seven days. We loved the cottage and the fact that we had our own private courtyard where we could enjoy the wonderful wine and food that we had purchased during our day trips around the beautiful countryside. Lyn & Graham couldn't do enough for us and are wonderful hosts. We followed their devised scenic routes which were perfect, taking us to all sorts of places we didn't know existed. The gardens are beautiful and the pool perfect after a hot day sightseeing. A perfect stay.


Very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, with lovely cottage and swimming pool to enjoy with excellent meals in the garden.We stayed for 7 nights with our Morgan group of 7 cars/couples with lovely trips out and about villages and châteaus including excellent Angouleme racing and tour organised by Lyne & Graham with the chaos of French organisation adding to the ambience,which they took in their stride!Would definitely recommend a stay here for very,very comfortable accommodation and first class hospitality located in a lovely area close to Cognac.


lovely place to stay, beautifully furnished and very well equipped, especially for fellow classic car enthusiasts when luggage space can be very limited. We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend the property to anyone else wanting a relaxing stay in the area. The hosts, Lyn and Graham are always ready to assist and give advice on where to go and what to do in the area. Thoroughly recommend it.


We had a completely and utterly wonderful holiday for my husband's 60th birthday. Manor Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was very well equipped, beautifully furnished yet extremely comfortable and privately situated. The pool was warm and the gardens beautiful. We loved riding in the Morgan. The roads are quiet and owners Lyn and Graham have devised routes that take you to out of the way places that you would never discover yourself. Nothing is too much trouble and Lyn and Graham do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday. We did. It was the best


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lyn Peek

  • Why not reserve a 3 or 4 course dinner with wine on the first night of your stay, to be served in your cottage or under the stars in your private garden? Put the children to bed, light the candles and just sit back and relax.
  • Enjoy that "wind in your hair" experience with a complimentary ride through the vineyards in an iconic Morgan sports car, or if you wish you can hire a 4 seater Morgan during your stay.
  • Recharge your batteries with a 3-5 night B & B mini break - enjoy a glass of local Pineau & a 4 course gourmet dinner with wine served in the Manor house; breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning & a tour in the Morgan to a major Cognac House
  • Follow prepared scenic routes to explore the beautiful countryside, chateaux and coast with recommended lunch stops and enjoy the many markets, fetes and music festivals held in the area such as the Blues Passions in Cognac & Violin sur Sable at Royan
  • Conveniently located for Cognac, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and the Ile de Re. Lyn & Graham are always happy to arrange guided tours and tastings at the world famous Cognac Houses & Chateaux vineyards of Bordeaux & the Medoc, as well as independent producers
  • Bespoke classic car tours organised for small groups a speciality. Don't miss the Circuit des Remparts classic race meeting held at Angouleme each September.