In the heart of the French countryside

The French Retreat: Rest Assured
The French Retreat: Rest Assured

The House, knows as a Maison de Maitre was built by the Guitard Family, who were Cognac makers.

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Relax beside the salt-water Pool
Relax beside the salt-water Pool

Behind the swimming pool you can see La Grange, with the shutters on the six south facing bedrooms

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Agapanthus in the courtyard
Agapanthus in the courtyard

We have a peaceful and sheltered courtyard for a lazy afternoons

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Sun Deck & Salt-water swimming pool
Sun Deck & Salt-water swimming pool

The French Retreat has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool, with sun beds and sun umbrellas: rest and recuperation assured

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The French Windows from the bedrooms
The French Windows from the bedrooms

Leading into the garden

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The French Retreat
The French Retreat

We offer a private and secluded holistic centre amid the French countryside.

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Walks in the vineyards
Walks in the vineyards

The French Retreat is set amongst the vineyards of south Charente, and was itself originally a Cognac- making estate

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Sunset at The French Retreat
Sunset at The French Retreat

Connect with nature, we have wonderful skies, stunning sunsets and starry nights

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Singing round the fire
Singing round the fire

We have a huge firepit with seating around on old oak beams, and a courtyard fire pit for high summer when bonfires are prohibited

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