La Rose des Vents - Manor Cottage | Self-catering in Charente-Maritime | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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La Rose des Vents - Manor Cottage - Self-catering in Charente-Maritime

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12 rue du Poirier Vert La Tacherie, 17160 Mons, Charente-Maritime
Poitou - Charentes, France

Lyn Peek

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+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09(landline)

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

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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.


Features
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles


Local points of interest from Lyn Peek:

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.
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Guest feedback
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"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 , United Kingdom

July 2017
"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, United Kingdom

September 2016
"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, United Kingdom

August 2016
"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, United Kingdom

July 2016
"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!"
August 2014
"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!"
August 2014
"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."
August 2014
"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. "
July 2014
"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."
June 2013
"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."
September 2012
"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."
September 2012
"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"
August 2012

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 1 Cottage for 6
Price:(i) £800 to£1695 per week

Booking info:

Long weekends and mid week breaks available.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

12 rue du Poirier Vert La Tacherie, 17160 Mons, Charente-Maritime


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering Manor Cottage (self-catering)
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Details
Cottage ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 3 bathrooms.
Price: (i) £ 800 to £ 1695 per week

Lyn Peek

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+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09(landline)