Praana Wellness

St Germain de Vibrac, Charente-Maritime
+33 (0)6 40 33 23 82

A serene retreat in Cognac country. Luxurious décor and great long views of the vines...escape, refresh and unwind


14 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 15

The Experience

Salute the sun as it rises over the vines; get cosy by the firepit as the sun goes down. This restored cognac distillery, built in 1881, has a remarkably green setting. Nothing disturbs the peace, only the hum of the crickets and the splash of the pool.

Settle into a restorative week of relaxation and calm. If you love yoga, ask for an instructor; they offer an open-air platform and a yoga barn. Book a massage in the spa, gather around the barbecue, shop and have fun in Jonzac. If you fancy a treat, book a chef; vegetarian food is the house speciality.

With its distilleries, modern museum and medieval heart, Cognac (35km) is a must… you can smell the golden nectar long before arrival. Return home for a lap in the pool, a seat under the trees, and a cycle ride through the vines.

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We think you'll love

  • The elegant, tranquil feel of the place
  • The inspiring yoga-centric philosophy of the owners
  • Sampling the delights of the region, including the world-famous cognacs
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You should know

  • It’s quite remote: the nearest town is 12km
  • The bedrooms and dorm are on the top two floors
  • A small road runs by - you may hear the odd passing car


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
15 October to 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch, 2 courses, €15. Dinner, 3 courses, €30, by prior arrangement.


Nightly price
from €529
Weekly price
from €3700
In-house spa therapist available for treatments and massages.
1 House for 15
From €52914 beds6 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Head into the hills of Grande Champagne, the golden circle of cognac production, and visit one of the distilleries: Courvoisier, Hennessy, Rémy Martin or Martell... the lovely town of Cognac is a 35-minute drive. Angouleme, capital of the Charente, is under an hour; beautiful Bordeaux, a World Heritage Site, is not much further. For shops, restaurants and market, head for the spa town of Jonzac, 12km.

Local points of interest from Amanda Graham

  • Amanda is a counselling psychotherapist and yoga teacher and combines the two to deliver both private and group sessions at Praana Wellness. Her passion is for balancing good health and well-being with the finer things on offer in this beautiful area.
  • Cognac is 40 mins drive away and the beautiful old town is a must if you are serious about your Cognac and would like to visit one of the bigger houses. Eat at one of the many restaurants on the river or in July consider the Jazz and Blues Festival.
  • The Old Bakery Spa room offers a selection of treatments for our guests helping them unwind and relax.
  • Jonzac is within 10km, a roman town with a thermal spa, organised events and exhibits, shops, boutiques, markets, night markets with live music and much more! A selection of restaurants and a beautiful chateau. Boulangeries and oyster stalls!
  • Praana Wellness is an old distillery built in 1881. It retains much of its original character and local tastings (within 5km) can be organised at your request or for a special occasion we will organise an after dinner tasting at home!
  • Vines stretch before Praana Wellness as far as the eye can see. Cycling routes and walking trails abound. Windmills on the horizon keep you orientated set against the big blue Charente skies.


Amanda Graham

A psychotherapist and a yoga teacher, English-born Amanda and her husband Fraser have realised their dream retreat. Raised in the north east of England, Amanda has settled in France via Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The interiors reflect the couple's travels, and their taste for comfort and contemporary art.