Home           Wine Tours           Paris Wine Tours           Cuisine           French Cookery         About Us           Regions           Accommodation           Contact Us



















Cognac is a compact wine region with a well-developed system of easy to drive roads so the location of your gite is not critical. A limited number of quality gites are available, but early selection is recommended as it is a popular area.

cognac village

Reasons for Property Choice

    We choose this property because:

    • it was surrounded by vineyards with a cognac distillery next door!
    • quiet rural location in 7 acres grounds, walking distance of village
    • totally renovated with ensuite bathrooms on both bedroom levels
    • swimming pool and other facilities
    • was on the border of Cognac and Bordeaux


La CONCIERGERIE in Charente-Maritime, Cognac wine region, France

Pretty Luxuriously Renovated Cottage with Swimming Pool

Home description

La Conciererie is set in 7 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by vines and open countryside. La Conciergerie sleeps 4 in spacious accommodation. Beautifully renovated Conciergerie. A mixture of modern and antique furniture. Beautiful pool.  Ideal for a relaxing holiday in this charming wine growing region. The property is surrounded by vines and close to all amenities and superb golf courses. An ideal place to unwind and relax.

Ground floor
  • Kitchen - there is a large well appointed kitchen with fridge, gas hob and electric cooker and dishwasher. Sitting room - there is a pretty entrance sitting room furnished with comfortable sofa and easy chairs. There is a log burner in the chimney.
  • Twin bedroom - with lovely views across the vines and with a glimpse of the Gironde in the distance. This is a pretty room decorated in lilac and white.
  • Bathroom - with shower, handbasin and wc. First floor
  • Double bedroom - with a beautiful French double bed.  There is also a bathroom with shower, hand basin and wc ensuite. This room has a window over looking the entrance and the patio area.

    External features

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Scenic views
  • Swimming pool (shared use)
  • Outside we have a pretty terrace with patio table where meals can be taken.

    Contact Details
    Josette Cooke
    Le Moulin des Agrilles
    17240 Lorignac
    Tel: 05 46 48 17 09


    The house is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday. Close to the Gironde estuary with its pretty ports and inviting restaurants. The beaches of Merchers and St Georges de Didonne are only 20 minutes drives away.

    This beautiful house in the Charente Maritime region of France is within easy reach of the A10 motorway and Bordeaux and La Rochelle airports.

    The Charente has the second highest number of sunshine hours in France second only to the Cote d'Azur.

  • gite entrance
    Gite entrance

    Master bedroom

    Huge modern farmhouse kitchen

    Delightful private pool

    vineyard view
    Vineyard view from Gite

    Our coments on this property

    Josette and Rod Cooke are charming and supportive hosts. They have a good knowledge of the local and regional attractions and are happy to make tour suggestions and arrange contacts.

    A comfortable, well-equipped gite with everything in near new condition. Huge farmhouse style kitchen with new appliances.

    Delightful swimming pool. At the door parking.

    Certainly one of the handiest gites to a wine area—you are surrounded by vineyards in every direction and a distillery next door.

    A wonderful area for those who want to ramble or cycle through vineyards villages, vineyard and trees.

    A small village that is truly walking distance away, plus larger villages and towns within 10 minutes drive.

    Easy access to regional towns and the coast on largely flat roads with light traffic.

    Would we recommend this property?

    Ideal for wine lovers with heaps of vineyards, wine, pineau, and cognac outlets. Great for those looking for the Atlantic coast, interesting towns, history and markets. Suitable for one or two couples, or a couple with two children. Would be difficult to better!


    These properties have been personally inspected and we are happy to recommend them to wine tour participants.

    Ferme de Chez Piche—B&B (Chambres d’hote)

    Contact: Martine Charbonneau
    Tel. 05 46 96 30 84
    Location: Ferme de Chez Piche is situated approximately 2 kms from the village of Cherac on the Charente River on the D24 between Saintes and Cognac Town in the Cognac wine region.
    breakfast room

    Property Description & Recommendations

    We chose this property because it was close to both Saintes and Cognac and in the heart of the Cognac region. A newly renovated farmhouse given totally to B&B accommodation Double rooms with ensuite facilities Reasonable tariff (2008 47 euros/couple/night) Working 20 ha vineyard, winery and distillery

    Martine Charbonneau is a charming and accommodating hostess who will endeavor to make your stay a special experience Those who want a total vineyard/winery experience with English/French speaking hosts

    Home           Wine Tours          Paris Wine Tours          Cuisine           French Cookery         About Us           Regions          Accommodation          Contact Us
    Site Meter