Cottages and Classics
Luxury Holiday Cottages, B & B accommodation, Classic Car Tours and
Classic Morgan Hire in the Charente Maritime, South West France
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Sitting room Manor Cottage

La Rose des Vents is a former  19th century Cognac domaine,  comprising  two beautifully restored, spacious Charentais properties set separately, and  discretely  within the 2.5 acre  gated grounds of an elegant Manor House.

Located on the edge of a sleepy hamlet, surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers  in the heart of the Charente Maritime -  yet just 5 minutes from the busy market town of Matha, 15 minutes from Cognac, and within easy reach of the Atlantic beaches, La Rochelle and the  chic  Il de Re.

Tastefully furnished in a mix of  English and French Country style with wooden beams, terracotta floors & sky blue shutters, they have been sympathetically restored to preserve the original character, and the resident British owners have made every effort to offer guests a comfortable and luxurious stay with high quality furnishings and linens, ensuite bedrooms, WIFI and SKY freeview.

Each cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) has been awarded a 4 star classification by the French Tourist Office, and  selected as one of Sawday's Special Places to Stay.

swimming pool



Offering total privacy and tranquillity with their own private flower filled gardens equipped for outdoor dining, there is an idyllic heated 11 x 5.5 metre swimming pool (for sole use of guests) set within the fruit orchard overlooking the vineyards.

The Morgan in front of Manor Cottage


The resident owners, have owned classic sports cars for over 25 years, and included in your stay is a complimentary tour of the vineyards in a 4 seater Morgan.


Choose from a self catering holiday or a B & B mini break which includes breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning, with tea and cakes on arrival and a welcome 4course dinner served in the Manor House.  Or why not start your self catering holiday with a reservation for a candle lit dinner to be served in your cottage or under the stars in your private walled garden

Classic and sports car owners will find everything supplied – from pool towels to picnic hampers,  secure covered parking, the use of a garage and tools  and a programme of scenic drives to take you off the beaten track through vineyards and picturesque countryside to unspoilt villages in the Charente, Charente Maritime,Dordogne and Bordeaux regions.  If you are touring France in  your classic car, ask about our luxury B & B, Chambre d'hote  in the Manor House.


Classic Car Holidays & Tours

7 day inclusive touring itineraries can also be organised for groups of Classic Car Owners, including the famous  Circuit des Remparts held in Angouleme each year. Additional accommodation is available for larger groups.

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Classic Morgan Hire


See our “Cottage & Classic Experience” if you would like to hire a Luxury Cottage which includes the use of a 4 seater Classic Morgan



Whether you enjoy a family holiday, sightseeing, gourmet dining and fine wines, classic cars, or just chilling out

 you can be assured of a warm welcome at La Rose des Vents