Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Set in the heart of the Cognac region and surrounded on all sides by the vines of the Grande Champagne, this former cognac distillery offers you the highest standard of accomodation and service. The gite Hennessy in one of 4 properties set around a central courtyard. Each property is independent, with a private terrace, whilst sharing the wonderful landscaped gardens, BBQ areas, parkland, pool and gamesroom. Each property has an individual style and retains a wealth of original features such as exposed beams and stonework. The properties sleeping 8, 6, 4, and 2 can be rented individually or together making this the perfect venue for famillies, special interest groups, friends and couples. All the properties are insulated, double glazed and heated for those out of season stays.

The gite Hennessy has been created from the original cognac storage barns and now offers comfortable and stylish accommodation. The vaulted beamed ceiling spans the large open plan living area which incorporates the lounge, dining and kitchen areas. Along one side of the livng area is a large picture window looking out onto the landscaped gardens and the private terrace with dining furniture. Along the other side is a stone feature wall which runs the length of the room. A short corridor leads you from the living area to the the 3 bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins). 2 of the 3 bedrooms have antique beds and feature stone walls. The large bathroom has a shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. There is also a half bathroom with a second toilet and full sized washbasin. The property is on a single level and is decorated throughout with a mixture of antique furnitre and modern pieces ensuring that comfort, practicality and style are not compromised.

Also on site is a laundry room, TV/DVD room, well stocked gamesroom and a 13m by 6m pool set in a secure (walled and gated) courtyard.

The gentle rolling counrtyside of this area is perfect for cycling and walking and the picturesque Charente river provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water be it for a gentle boat ride or an afternoon's kayaking. To ensure that you make the most of your stay we provide tourist information, guide books, maps, recommend daytrips and restuarant reviews.

Rated 3 stars by the Tourist Office and consistantly recommended by our guests, why not came and experience L'Ancienne Distillerie for yourself.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room
Nearest beach St Georges de Didonne
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 110 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

L'Ancienne Distillerie is located in the Charente region which is disected by the beautiful river Charente. With it's gentle rolling countryside covered with vines, the architecture of the Romanesque churches and chateaux and the pretty villages and hamlets, this is the perfect region to explore by car, bike or on foot. Peaceful and relaxing this is a great holiday location choice for families, friends and couples.

The town of Cognac is famous for it's namesake product and visit to the region would not be complete without a tour of one of the many producers. Maybe even try some of the local liqueur Pineau- made with Cognac and grape juice.

In the summer the sleepy villages and towns come alive with festivals and events such as the International Jazz and Blues festival in Cognac, the classical concerts on the beach at Royan or the world ballooning championship along the river valley. If you fancy a day at the beach then the area can offer the unspoilt sandy bays and beaches of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic coast.

Whatever you interests you are assured of a memorable holiday.


L'Ancienne Distillerie is perfectly positioned for visits to the major towns and attractions in the area such as La Rochelle, Cognac, Angouleme, Saintes, Brantom, Bordeaux, St Emillion and many more.

If you are looking for something more energetic then there is everything from horse riding, kayaking, quad biking and waterskiing within a short drive. We also have a number of bikes for our guests to use. Sample some Cognac or Pineau or try the wines of Blaye, Bordeaux, St Emillion..... All too much? Then simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful area. Relax by the pool, spend a day at the beach, wander across the vines to the local boulangerie for your croissants or try some of the many excellent local restaurants.