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Riding Holidays 2016

Just 5 minutes by car gets you to a wonderful stables where we can arrange for you to have lessons, go for a hack or take part in a week long course.

Cognac Tours 2016

Tasting Cognac is an essential part of a visit to the Charente. Cognac, like Champagne, is unique in the world. This tiny region is world famous for producing the finest spirit in a class all of its own.


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Roman France

General Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was entrusted by Octavian to subdue and reorganise the Gauls.

Cognac & Angouleme

There are many wonderful sights to see in the Cognac region of France.

Anyone for Tennis?

Rouillac has a great tennis club just three minutes away. There are three courts, two outside and one indoor. Each court has coded access and you can book in advance so you are guaranteed a

Roman Amphitheatre in Sainte

The town of Sainte, 15 minutes from Cognac, is home to another great Roman amphitheatre.

At the end of the Via Agrippa, an ancient road from Lyon in eastern France, Sainte is the capital

The Good Ship Hermione

Rebuilding Lafayette’s frigate in the town of Rochefort.

The Gastronomades

November 23-25th. – The 18th year of the Gastronomades festival in Angouleme
Producers, artisans, chefs, apprentices, food journalists or cooking enthusiasts come together at Gastronomades to share their passion for food. The public is

Buying Property

Over the past year or so we have noticed that a large proportion of our guests are here buying a property; some for a new home, others for a holiday home.