Lyn & Graham Peek

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Peaceful village surrounded by vineyards,15 mins from Cognac & 45 mins to beach.

Welcome to La Rose des Vents, two 4 star, luxury detached cottages set in the 2.5 acre gated grounds of a Charentaise Manor House. Wooden beams, terracotta floors & blue shutters - the spacious cottages have been beautifully restored and furnished. Including flat screen satellite TV & DVD, and WI FI internet connection. There are en suite shower rooms and luxury bathrooms,and kitchens equipped for the keenest cooks. Comfy beds are made up for your arrival with Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy white towels & pool towels are supplied. Relax by the 11 x 5 metre heated swimming pool (sole use of guests) set within the fruit orchard, overlooking the vineyards, or in your own private flower filled gardens with sunny terraces equipped for BBQs and outdoor dining. Self catering guests have the option of reserving dinner on their first night. B&B minibreaks also available. Complimentary ride through the vineyards in the owners Morgan sports cars. Close to Cognac (15mins);market town of Matha (5mins), Saintes (25 mins), Angouleme (40mins) Atlantic beaches (45mins). La Rochelle, Il de Re, Bordeaux & the Dordogne all within easy reach.

La Rose des Vents is ideally located to explore the ancient streets of Cognac, where you can have a guided tour of the great Cognac Houses or enjoy a river trip on a 'Gabare' (historic flat bottomed boat). Roman Saintes with its famous amphitheatre is just half an hour away, as is Pons, a medieval town where you can climb the 12th century keep.40 mins will take you to the walled town of Angouleme and Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach. Visit the Old Port of La Rochelle where you can linger in a quayside restaurant or wander the ancient arcaded shopping streets. Royan is one of France's leading seaside resorts, with safe golden beaches, and from here you can drive along the Cote Sauvage, where you will find the Zoo de La Palmyre. Don't forget to take the toll bridge to the Il de Re and wander through this unspoilt island with whitewashed houses, gardens full of hollyhocks and bustling harbours lined with cafes and restaurants.

You can choose from self catering, reserve a 3/4 course candlle lit dinner with wine on your first night (to be served in your cottage, or under the stars in your private garden), or book a B & B mini break of 3-5 days.

This is delightful driving country and the resident owners have owned classic cars for over 25 years, and have put together a range of scenic tours which will take you off the beaten track though vineyards and picturesque villages to the Dordogne, Charente, Charente Maritime and the Bordeaux regions.

If you would like to experience a drive through the vineyards in an open top sports car, the owners offer a complimentary ride in one of their 4 seater Morgan sports cars, during your stay.

.. and if you are a keen classic car enthusiast it is possible to hire a Morgan during your stay. Bespoke tours can also be organised for groups of classic car owners.

Please see the owners website for full details.

You can visit a market every day of the week, in one of the surrounding towns and villages and there are huge monthly fairs selling everything f rom clothes, kitchen utensils and food to livestock!

Each cottage has a welcome folder brimming with ideas of places to visit,to suit all the family, cognac, pineau and wine tasting, dates for local markets and restaurants to try . We are always happy to make any reservations for you

Whether you enjoy exploring this beautiful region, soaking up the atmosphere in the local cafes and restaurants, sampling the local cuisine or just chilling out by the pool, with the family, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

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Details for Rose Cottage 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Awarded 4 stars by the French Tourist Office, this spacious cottage, (formerly the stables), has been tastefully renovated to preserve the original character but is equipped with every luxury to offer 21st century comfort. The large sitting room has 2 sets of French windows giving access to the private walled garden on one side & the patio, shaded by a wisteria, overlooking the lily pond on the other. It is tastefully furnished with comfy leather sofas, rugs, occasional tables & lamps, desk, well stocked bookcases, mini HiFi system, flat screen satellite TV with DVD player & WiFi connection. The large farmhouse kitchen diner is fully equipped and seats 6 at the pine table & also has french windows opening onto the walled garden. An open tread staircase leads to a huge double bedroom with King size bed on the mezzanine floor, leading to a large twin bedroom. A downstairs double bedroom boasts an ensuite shower room, & the family bathroom has a corner bath,shower & twin washbasins.
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lyn & Graham Peek

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We spent our holidays exploring France for 12 years until we fell in love with La Rose des Vents on a rainy day in October. Here we could develop the type of luxury self catering holiday accommodation we were always searching for! So we took the plunge, gave up our busy careers in the NHS & National Grid and moved to this beautiful region.

Since then we have lavished care and attention renovating the properties to ensure our guests have a great holiday and along the way learned to speak french, made lots of friends, sampled numerous restaurants, were adopted by a litter of kittens - Honey, Lucy & Rosie, joined a couple of classic car clubs and explored the area in our Morgan sports cars - our other great love.

Lyn & Graham Peek purchased this cottage in 2004

We had visited this Region before and loved everything about it - the climate, relaxing lifestyle and people. We live in a small hamlet - no traffic noise - just birdsong and the occasional tractor. No light pollution - the stars are absolutely incredible and in summer guests enjoy a midnight swim whilst watching the meterorite showers! However, we are not isolated but ideally located. The bustling town of Cognac is just 15 mins drive away and Saintes & St Jean d'Angely close by. Even closer, at 5 minutes drive is the busy market town of Matha. In 45 mins we can be sitting on the beach, or for a fix of city life be in Bordeaux within an hour and a half. It is beautiful driving country on near deserted roads, through rolling vineyards and there is always something going on - street theatre, music festivals, firework displays,artisan markets and fetes.

Our home is over 200 years old and on that first visit we could see the potential. In addition to the Manor House, the former separate stables and an estate managers house are set discretely within 2.5 acres of beautiful gated grounds with views over the vineyards once owned by the previous owner.

Although we named them Rose & Manor Cottage, the fully renovated properties are now spacious houses with private gardens and courtyards offering complete privacy and the cottages are only one of three properties in this area (Val de Saintonge) to be awarded 4 stars by the French Tourist Office for their comfort, style and facilities.

We are constantly improving the facilities and services we offer, and in addition to offering B & B mini breaks outside high season,in 2012 we introduced the option of reserving a 3 or 4 course dinner on the day of arrival to be served by candlelight in the cottage, or under the stars in the garden.

Come and relax by the heated pool or explore this beautiful region - any queries, just ring the bell by the kitchen door, we are here to help and if you are interested, enjoy a complimentary ride through the vineyard in our 4 seater Morgans.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Rose Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime


  • 5 of 5
We have now visited Rose cottage three times and it is an absolute family favourite. Every attention to detail is given by the owners who are very helpful with lots of suggestions for places to visit and local restaurants. The cottage is beautifully presented and equipped. Our three young children love the little garden surrounding the cottage and especially the lovely pool area which is very spacious and well provided with sun loungers and sun umbrellas. We hope to return very soon to this pretty part of France.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime


  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Rose Cottage in August 2010 and a fantastic holiday. The cottage was excellent and immaculately clean. The gardens are beautiful and make the cottage feel very secluded. The children loved the pool and my parents played badminton in the evening! Graham and Lyn are very welcoming but in no way intrusive. They made every effort to make sure we had a good stay - even laying on a tiny kitten to entertain our daughter! We would highly recommend Rose Cottage and are returning this year.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Dorset, England


  • 5 of 5
We visited La, Tacherie and stayed with two friends at Rose cottage in September 2009. Our visit was especially planned to take in the Circuit des Remparts in Angouleme and to take part in the parade of Morgan Sports Cars. We crossed from Portsmouth to Cherboug and chose to have an overnight stay en route. This proved to be a waste of time and so if one is prepared to drive for 5 hours just 'go for it' and have an extra day there. We fell in love with Rose Cottage on sight; it was well beyond our expectations. Decorated with great flair and with every concievable device one could need or think of - and then some! I have never seen such attention to detail in any rental property in my life. Not a chip or a scratch in any of the crockery or on any piece of furniture. The bedlinen was the finest 400 thread cotton and the beds most comfortable. Towels were fluffy and properly white with pool towels in rich colours. The kitchen was superbly equipped with tasteful tableware and the bathrooms fresh and delightful. We had the bedroom on the mezzanine which was huge, light and airy with a welcome ceiling fan. Remember that if you have this room, the loo and bathroom is downstairs and access to the 3rd bedroom is through this room. We especially loved sleeping on the mezzanine because it is so spacious and very glamourous.
In the sitting room there was everything in the way of entertainment, DVDs, CDs, TV etc and wireless internet connection. We found the information book very useful with ideas for days out, with/without children, nearest beaches etc. We had our own Morgans we enjoyed the scenic runs in the area which are outstandingly beautiful. Shopping was close by in Cognac, restaurants are plentiful and don't forget to visit the local chateaux and try the wines.
The gardens are amazing both immediatly outside the cottage and in the grounds. The pool is immaculate; sparkling water that you can really stretch out in for a good swim. The pool surround and loungers are pristine and the fruit in the orchard is yours for the picking. The pool area is behind a locked gate; totally safe for keeping toddlers at bay.
After a weekend motor racing we hardly moved from the cottage as it was so comfortable and we spent afternoons lazing by the pool eating figs.
The Peeks have put together a beautiful haven in the sun and I would so recommend you visit and enjoy. Our only complaint was that our time was all too short; but we plan to return next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
West Sussex


  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Rose Cottage for two weeks in August. The weather was fantastic and we were able to enjoy the lovely pool and the pretty patio garden. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and clean. It was ideal for our children who are 15 and 10, although when booking the cottage do note that one bedroom is a "walk through" which might not suit everyone. Lyn and Graham, the owners, were friendly, welcoming and helpful and made us feel very comfortable. A highlight was the trip round the vineyards in the Morgans, this was a big hit with our 10 year old son. There are many places to visit in the area but the property is also perfect for simply "chilling". This has been one of the best places we have ever stayed and we would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Norwich, UK

JULY 2009

  • 4 of 5
Two of our party drove down while one flew so after all meeting up it was lovely to pull up to the luxury cottages. We were met by the owners who were great hosts providing information as required but leaving us to ourselves to have plenty of r&r. We all enjoyed our week which was certainly helped with the home from home feeling with lovely furnishings & equipment, especially lazing round the pool and all the bbqs we had. It was a restful week for us so not a huge amount of travelling around but we did visit La Rochelle & Cognac both we would higly recommend. We did indulge in a trip in the morgan which was great but I am still a Jaguar lady! We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Rose Cottage
+33 (0)5 46 33 36 09
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Cambridge UK


  • 5 of 5
We are a family of five who had a really lovely week staying at the Rose Cottage. The cottage is really well set up, and deserves its four star rating. There were lots of little extras, thoughtfully provided by Lyn and Graham such as ideas and directions to attractions near and far; plenty to choose from for all particular likes and ages, and different weathers. There is even a BBQ provided for homesick Aussies!
We visited in spring, would love to stay again, perhaps in summer. Very highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
La Rochelle, Poitiers or Bordeaux
Nearest Ferry
415 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
TGV to Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
A10 junction 34
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located in a small village surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers - yet just 5mins from the busy market town of Matha with it's full range of shops & supermarkets. The bread van delivers to your door each morning. Cognac is 15mins away - explore the ancient streets, mansions and museums, take a riverboat trip,tour one of the famous Cognac Houses or soak up the atmosphere in a pavement cafe. The Roman town of Saintes with it's amphitheatre and superb shopping centre is 25 mins away, as is St Jean d'Angely with its colourful market, cobbled streets and medieval timbered buildings. You can reach Royan, with it's safe golden beaches in 40mins. Visit the old port at La Rochelle and explore the ancient arcaded shopping streets or visit the Aquarium. Take the toll bridge to the famous Il de Re or visit fascinating Rochefort with its' maritime heritage. There are museums, zoos, boating lakes, waterparks, fishing and golf courses nearby. Bordeaux & the Dordogne are also within easy reach

Other Activities: Scenic drives through picturesque countryside to unspoilt villages in the Charente,Dordogne and Bordeaux regions. Classic car tours and car hire.

Golf: There are 3 excellent golf courses nearby.

Cognac 18 holes (15 minutes by car) - 6142m par 72

Located on the banks of the river Charente, this is a gently sloping courses with water hazards as it twists and turns between vineyards and woodland.

Saintes 18 holes (30 minutes by car) - 4790m par 68

Gently rolling wooded course. Provides spectacular view of Saintes and the remains of a Roman aqueduct.

Royan 18 holes (45 minutes by car) - 5924 m par 73

In the heart of the Forest de la Coubre, this superb undulating course, stretches amongst the pines and natural dunes. After playing the 14th tee you have great views of he Atlantic Ocean, and at the end of your game there is a newly extended clubhouse where you can relax in the bar.

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Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
It is now possible to reserve a 3 or 4 course dinner with wine, to be served in your cottage on your first night - if you have young children put them to bed, light the candles and sit back and relax. For larger groups booking both cottages, dinner can be reserved and served in the Manor House or under the stars in the garden. For more details see owners website
Notes Outside high season, long weekend and mini breaks (3/5 nights) are available on a B & B basis, with breakfast delivered to your cottage each morning, and includes afternoon tea and cakes on arrival, a welcome 4 course dinner with aperitifs, wine, coffee and cognac served in the Manor House and a complimentary tour of the local countryside and vineyards in a Morgan Sports Car.
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Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The large family bathroom is sited on the ground floor and is fully tiled with Provencal tiles and houses a corner bath with shower, twin washbasins and WC. The en-suite shower room to bedroom 1 is also on the ground floor. It is fully tiled and provides shower, WC and washbasin. All bathrooms are supplied with fluffy white towels and a hairdryer is provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • All three bedrooms are spacious and comfortably furnished in country style with pine/painted wardrobes, chests of drawers, bedside tables and dressing tables offering ample storage. The first floor double bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and the twin room has two full size single beds. Provencal throws, egyptian cotton sheets and comfy beds ensure a restful nights sleep. Duvets are available for the cooler seasons. The double bedroom on the ground floor also has a fully tiled en-suite shower room with WC, washbasin and shower enclosure. The twin room is accessed via the double bedroom on the first floor. There are good bedside lamps for reading and electric fans are available, if required. A cot and stair gate are provided
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
Bedlinen, towels,household linen & pool towels included. A complimentary Charentaise welcome pack of local produce is provided 3/ 4 course dinner can be reserved for your first night Guests are invited to enjoy the apples, pears, plums, figs, cherries, apricots and herbs that grow within the gardens and orchard. The gardens are gated and there is large grassed area for ball games Bicycles for all the family can be hired in advance from a local company, who will deliver them to the cottage Keen tennis players should bring their raquets, as there are tennis courts available (free of charge) in the commune at Mons (5 mins) A cool box and picnic rug is provided Badminton and Boules are available on site. There is a vast library of CDs and a range of indoor games. Optional mid stay cleaning service on request Children are welcome. A cot, high chair and stair gate are available for babies but please be aware that there is an open plan staircase in the sitting room
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