Jarnac Bed and Breakfast near Cognac
For Allison and Brian Sanders, living on the edge of one of France’s most picturesque waterways has become a luxury they now enjoy every day. The French Escape is a beautiful bed and breakfast at the heart of Cognac Country near Jarnac on the edge of the vast Charente river. The French Escape offers it’s guests a tranquil getaway in a stunning riverside setting.
With two beautifully presented guest rooms with en suite facilities, The French Escape is a really special place to stay. Somewhere between luxury boutique hotel and a soothing retreat with a laid back ambiance and every attention to detail.
If you love soaking up the old fashioned way of life that rural France has to offer then you’ll adore this impressive house as a holiday location. Allison is effervescent and warm while Brian, a skilled craftsman is also an extremely talented musician. Between them they’ve raised a happy family in this beautiful area of Nouvelle Aquitaine and restored their riverside home to welcome guests from all over the world.
It’s only natural that guests should feel so at ease here, Allison specialises in well-being and offers a whole host of relaxing spa treatments including reflexology from her treatment room on site. The gardens and terraces are bursting with fragrant roses that bloom all summer long. Relax with a great read by the pool or dip a toe in the shimmering river accessible from the garden. It is truly unique here and so peaceful with just the gentle sound of trickling water and the occasional leisure boat cruising by.
Despite their love of French cuisine, both Allison and Brian enjoy a healthy vegan lifestyle which they also offer to guests as Table d’Hotes in their bed and breakfast. They cater for all culinary tastes though, a favourite are their delicious sharing boards with traditional charcuterie – the perfect accompaniment to a bottle of local wine at sunset. Breakfasts are served in the family kitchen – zingy and cheerful, full of vitamins, with fresh fruit, organic yogurt, porridge oats or classic croissants, beurre and jam.
The bedrooms are spacious, contemporary and extremely comfortable with immaculate bathrooms and excellent facilities. Close by in Bassac there’s a perfect French restaurant to sample local gastronomy and Cognac town Jarnac is just a short drive or cycle away. Lose yourself among the vines in breath taking countryside or enjoy coffee in world famous Cognac overlooking the bustling Place de François 1er.
For the more active, you could try your hand at local watersports or indulge in a river tour of Cognac, or simply enjoy watching the ducks bobbing past from the garden – the peace and tranqility that La Charente offers is the perfect remedy to busy city life. If you’re interested in finding stylish self catering near Cognac, then Allison and Brian also have a beautifully renovated gite in the grounds of their home with it’s own private garden. two bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen and living area with WIFI, woodburner, TV and BBQ.
Here at Love French Style Blog we think Allison and Brian have the winning combination for fabulous French holidays, don’t you?
Gite Prices start from 500e per week, Bed and Breakfast is available from 75e per night for two people with a 10% discount for stays of 2 nights or more.
The French Escape
Le Pont de Vinade
16720 Triac Lautrait
00 33 6 74 72 65 15