LOCAL AREA

WELCOME TO COGNAC COUNTRY: WE'RE SURROUNDED BY VINEYARDS, QUAINT FRENCH VILLAGES, WONDERFUL WALKS AND FANTASTIC CYCLING ROUTES. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL FRANCE!

 

 

WE’RE IN THE HEART OF RURAL COGNAC COUNTRY, SURROUNDED BY VINEYARDS (IDEAL FOR WINE & PINEAU SAMPLING!) AND FIELDS FULL OF SUNFLOWERS, MAIZE AND WHEAT. NEAR UNESCO HERITAGE SITES, WITH CASTLES ON MULTIPLE SURROUNDING HILLTOPS. THE NEARBY VILLAGES (SUCH AS AUBETERRE)  ARE FULL OF GORGEOUS OLD CHURCHES AND BUILDINGS. THE LOCALS ARE INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY. PLUS, WE'RE ONLY AN HOUR FROM BEAUTIFUL BORDEAUX AND THE EVEN MORE PICTURESQUE SAINT ÉMILION

 

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LOCAL AMENITIES

IF YOU'RE AFTER TRADITIONAL LOCAL MARKETS THERE ARE PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM AND 'BROCANTES' (SPECIALISTS MARKETS) ARE DOTTED ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE SPAR IS 5 MINUTES’ DRIVE AWAY IN THE NEAREST VILLAGE ALONG WITH THE BOULANGERIE AND BOUCHERIE. LARGER SUPERMARKETS ARE ACCESSIBLE 15 MINUTES’ DRIVE AWAY 

 

 

 

Ten minutes' drive from the house just outside Brossac, you'll also find the Etang Vallier lake complex, where there is a lovely man-made beach surrounding the lake; you can sunbathe, swim, fish or picnic, and for a very small fee can hire kayaks to use on the lake, go wake-boarding, play mini golf, table tennis or squash, swim in the indoor pool, little children can play on the equipment or you can have a drink, ice cream, meal or snack at the bar/restaurant. On Friday there is happy hour where all the activities are free so the children can play while you relax in the bar, and chat to the very friendly locals, French, British ex-pats and a few Dutch and other assorted nationalities.

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THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE LOCALLY AND ALL 5-10 MINUTES’ DRIVE AWAY. THERE IS A LOCAL LAKE WITH MAN MADE BEACH; KAYAKING, WAKE-BOARDING, FISHING, MINI GOLF, TABLE TENNIS, CHILDREN’S PLAY EQUIPMENT, TENNIS COURTS AND GO-KARTING

 

WALKING & CYCLING

SO MANY BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AROUND THESE PARTS MEAN THAT WALKING IS A WONDERFUL PASTIME. AND IN FRANCE YOU'RE NOT LIMITED TO PUBLIC FOOTPATHS: ALL AREAS ARE PERMITTED UNLESS YOU SEE 'PROPRIÉTÉ PRIVÉE'  OR 'ENTREE INTERDITE'. YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF CYCLISTS: WE'RE JUST OFF THE ABBAYE DE PUYPEROUX CYCLE ROUTE, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL ROUTES SIGNPOSTED, OR YOU CAN FORGE YOUR OWN!

 

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

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