This is just how you imagine rural France: ancient stone cottages, nodding hollyhocks, ducks in the lane and a house with a grand façade and an immaculate pool. Your host has travelled the world and loves to entertain guests.
A passionate cook, Vanessa creates four-course gastronomic feasts, served in the dining room, all made from scratch with local produce and paired with local wines. Start with an aperitif of Pineau des Charentes, finish with a coffee and a locally made cognac, then bed. Bedrooms are big, traditional and colourful.
Breakfast is a similarly convivial and delicious affair – homemade granola and yogurt, freshly baked pastries, homemade jams, fresh fruit salad. You are surrounded by sunflowers and vines and Cognac is close. Don’t miss a visit to the market in Jarnac, 10 minutes away.