Traditional, Charentais House with Private Pool, Extensive Grounds and Large Secure Courtyard
Comfortable accommodation for 2 to 10 in a peaceful environment within walking distance of all amenities and only a short drive from the coast
Welcome to Old Cognac Distillery. A single dwelling, formerly the master’s house, Old Cognac Distillery is perfect for an intimate holiday for two, yet suitable for larger parties alike, with up to four large bedrooms, including a children’s bedroom and comfortably sleeping 10. [Additional sleeping arrangements can be provided on request.]
Dating back to the nineteenth century, the property is set in grounds of two acres of which over an acre is a park of mature trees. Approached by a long balustraded terrace, the front entrance is through impressive, double, oak doors. There is a sense of history on entering the main reception rooms with their marble fireplaces, elegant plaster work and lofty ceilings. Climb up the walnut staircase to the upper level and you will tread antique wooden floors to airy louvred shuttered rooms. Very generously proportioned, with light filled spaces and furnished sympathetically Old Cognac Distillery offers flexible accommodation to suit a variety of needs. Enjoy every comfort of home, including a well appointed kitchen, additional separate shower room, satellite TV and Wi-fi.
Outside there is plenty to choose from. Take in the view of the private grounds from the terrace to the front of the house, a perfect spot to sit and enjoy an aperitif of locally distilled Pineau, or glass of wine from neighbouring Bordeaux in the evening shade. Through large double security gates at the side of the house, enter the large enclosed courtyard, offering complete safety, privacy and a variety of options for outdoor living on those long, hot summer days. The choice is yours, wander across to the preau [open barn] for a quiet siesta or shady lunch around the table or walk to the gates at the furthest point of the courtyard and pass into the walled garden, a tranquil, secluded space to relax in sun or shade and where you can take a cooling dip in the private pool.
You will love spending time away from your busy world to relax in this lovely house, but if you want to do something more energetic, step outside the property to explore the vineyards and gently undulating farm land, perfect for cycling and walking. Fresh daily bread is available from the Tabac, an easy walk away in the main village, Perignac. There is also an excellent family restaurant/bar [Orchidee], take away pizza restaurant, village store with integral artisan butcher, pharmacy and hairdresser. Opposite the church is the local cognac distillery, where you can enjoy a degustation and on some days fresh oysters can be bought in the square by the church.