: La Rochelle, Poitiers or Bordeaux
: St Malo
: TGV to Angouleme
: A10 junction 34
Located in a small village surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers - yet just 5mins from the busy market town of Matha with it's full range of shops & supermarkets. The bread van delivers to your door each morning. Cognac is 15mins away - explore the ancient streets, mansions and museums, take a riverboat trip,tour one of the famous Cognac Houses or soak up the atmosphere in a pavement cafe. The Roman town of Saintes with it's amphitheatre and superb shopping centre is 25 mins away, as is St Jean d'Angely with its colourful market, cobbled streets and medieval timbered buildings. You can reach Royan, with it's safe golden beaches in 40mins. Visit the old port at La Rochelle and explore the ancient arcaded shopping streets or visit the Aquarium. Take the toll bridge to the famous Il de Re or visit fascinating Rochefort with its' maritime heritage. There are museums, zoos, boating lakes, waterparks, fishing and golf courses nearby. Bordeaux & the Dordogne are also within easy reach
Other Activities: Scenic drives through picturesque countryside to unspoilt villages in the Charente,Dordogne and Bordeaux regions. Classic car tours and car hire.
Golf: There are 3 excellent golf courses nearby.
Cognac 18 holes (15 minutes by car) - 6142m par 72
Located on the banks of the river Charente, this is a gently sloping courses with water hazards as it twists and turns between vineyards and woodland.
Saintes 18 holes (30 minutes by car) - 4790m par 68
Gently rolling wooded course. Provides spectacular view of Saintes and the remains of a Roman aqueduct.
Royan 18 holes (45 minutes by car) - 5924 m par 73
In the heart of the Forest de la Coubre, this superb undulating course, stretches amongst the pines and natural dunes. After playing the 14th tee you have great views of he Atlantic Ocean, and at the end of your game there is a newly extended clubhouse where you can relax in the bar.