Le Logis d'Epargnes

Epargnes, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)7 85 99 29 89

In the heart of the Charente-Maritime, a gracious, spacious, hugely welcoming manoir, with charming French gardens close to elegant coastal resorts with wonderful seafood


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A light-filled ‘maison de maître’, minutes from the mighty Gironde. Built in the 1870s, it lies on the edge of a very small village (church, bakery, one of the best restaurants in the area) surrounded by sunflowers and vines.

Immaculate rooms flow from one to the other, and the hallway is nothing if not grand. Bedroom suites on the first floor are huge, and the rooms under the eaves are charming. After a gourmet continental breakfast, in the garden if sunny, discover the many lovely Atlantic beaches nearby. Or the streets of Talmont-sur-Gironde, one of the prettiest estuary villages in France. Another must is a tour of the cognac houses, so start with riverside Hennessy’s – you’ll never think of cognac in the same way again.

Come home to a glass of the local famous Pineau under the pine trees, and swims in the big beautiful pool. Your lovely hosts offer table d’hôtes too: classic French dishes inspired by market fresh produce. 

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We think you'll love

  • The warm, hospitable owners
  • Relaxing in the big garden by the pool
  • The fresh table d'hôtes dinners
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You should know

  • The village is tiny - but it has a delightful restaurant
  • All five bedrooms are upstairs


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Self-catering only in July & August.
July & August.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses, €25 pp. Evening apéro sharing platter, €10 pp. Excludes wine/drinks.


Nightly price
from €74
Single occupancy, €10 off p/n. Extra bed in one of the doubles (€30 p/n, for 3rd guest).
2 Family rooms for 4
From €135
5 Doubles
From €74



This fine old Maison de Maître is a perfect base for exploring the vineyards of Cognac and, if you pop on a ferry to cross the Gironde estuary, the vineyards of the Medoc. The owners are a delightful couple, brimming with enthusiasm and love for life.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

In an area dominated by the Gironde, the house lies by the peaceful village of Epargnes, with a few dozen houses and a rather fine restaurant, Le Presbytère. Close to the mouth of the estuary is the fishing village Meschers and the sandy Plage des Nonnes (15km). Walks and cycle rides through vineyards start right from the door. Follow the clifftop path to the beach at St-Georges-de-Didonne and spot the typical fishing huts on stilts, or carrelets. Or hire a cycle guide for a customised bike tour.

Local points of interest from Phil & Sharon Hobson

  • You'll be staying in an historic Manor House built in the 19th century and which was an important part of village life, with a bakery in one of the outhouses. A warm atmosphere prevails and the Travel Lounge is a great place to relax, perhaps with a cognac
  • Pull back the curtains in the morning and gaze across the beautiful vineyards whose grapes are used to make Cognac; cycle or walk amongst them, and pop in to one of the local producers to taste their wines, Cognacs and Charentaise speciality Pineau.
  • Jump in the car and in 15 mins you'll be sitting on soft golden sand or sipping wine in a cafe on one of the Atlantic beaches. Plages des Nonnes is one of our favourites, and you'll love the big beaches of Grand Cote & Cote Sauvage. Visit a lighthouse....
  • As the warm breeze rustles the leaves of the fig trees and stone pines, you'll read your book or doze in the shade beside the spacious pool, then dive in to cool off before an afternoon "Apero" on the lawn. Play table tennis or boules on the huge terrace.
  • If you love seafood, you'll love the restaurants in the area; famous for Oysters grown locally. Walk across to one of the best restaurants 50m from the front door. Enjoy Pineau, the local speciality drink and wine taste at one of our 3 wineries.
  • Kayaking both locally & at Mornac, cycling along the paths in the vineyards outside the Manor and along the promenade at St Georges and Royan are some of the activities. Visit Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Re & Oleron Islands, Mornac & the Medoc.


Phil & Sharon Hobson

Former language teachers from the UK, Sharon and Phil have lived and worked in France for over 20 years - and communicate in several languages! Although new to the Charente-Maritime, they know the area very well. Experienced B&Bers, they love meeting people, and are thoroughly enjoying their new life.