Manoir De La Ferme

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Sleeps: 38 Bedrooms: 19 Bathrooms: 14

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Set in glorious vineyards in the south-west of France, Manoir de la Ferme is a unique place to gather friends and family or host a spectacular event where you will know your guests will be looked after from the moment they arrive.

This old 17th-century farm distillery has been totally transformed: the original farmhouse is now an attractive and welcoming boutique Manor House hotel with four en-suite bedrooms; the original distillery a cosy bistro area for guests; and the original animal barn now houses five contemporary apartments. The courtyard was once the parading ground for horses which the farm used to buy and sell.

This lovely and very unique estate is now available to hire exclusively for a large family gathering, holiday or an unforgettable event.

The main Manor House offers warmth and comfort in its elegant yet easy-going Cognac lounge where the roaring fire can be lit on cooler evenings as you relax with fine wine and company. The four en-suite bedrooms each offer simple yet chic décor and their own individual features such as exposed beams, a roll-top bath or wonderful vineyard views. 

There five self-catering apartments in the former barn, each have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and views over the valleys from their little terraces. 

The set-up allows guests to retain their independence yet there’s always the opportunity to gather by the outdoor swimming pool or meet and wander through the wonderful grounds as well as enjoy the relaxing spa with a sauna and heated indoor swimming pool, where treatments can also be booked in advance.

It’s all about a discreet but attentive level of service here: breakfast is included and served every day and guests can dine together by arrangement with the staff whenever they wish. They can arrange for an exquisite evening meal to be served in the bistro or prepare a beautifully laid table out on the terrace for you all to enjoy a local feast. They also offer a concierge service for restaurant bookings and tailor-made tours of the local area, baby-sitting and will always try and help you with anything you may need.

Families are made to feel so welcome with a lovely children’s den with toys and crafts whilst the apartments can include high-chairs, stair-gates and even children’s cutlery.   

It goes without saying that this is the perfect destination for a wedding or special celebration. With extensive experience in event planning, including time at Soho House and other prestigious venues, the manager is an accomplished wedding and party planner who offers a bespoke service to create a relaxed, romantic and unforgettable event in magical surroundings. 

So many highlights of south-west France are within a short drive, such as Angoulême, a city full of art and history with fascinating architecture, a wonderful weekly market and a great National Comic Strip museum.  Cognac is also within half an hour, a stunning town with excellent places to dine by the river and Jarnac, where you can enjoy fabulous brandy tastings and more tasty cuisine.  Not forgetting mighty Bordeaux, a brilliant day trip for shopping and drinking.

There’s a wealth of activities nearby for all ages from amazing parks and farms for children to private tours of local producers of amazing artisan products such as Cognac, gin and even vodka!

At the end of the day you’ll return to your abode where you can dine with your family and friends and watch the sun set over the Cognac countryside, creating lasting memories in this idyllic part of south-west France.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The four bedrooms in the Manor House do not have access to any self-catering facilities but the five apartments each have their own little kitchen area.
  • As kitchens and dining tables are only in the apartments a lovely table can prepared for guests to dine together in the manor house or outdoors - alternatively lovely meals can be prepared and served by arrangement (payable locally)
  • The indoor pool in the spa is open all year round and is due to be heated from winter 2018/19
  • There is Wi-Fi in the Manor House lounge and bedrooms only
  • The charming manager lives on site and is there to assist you in any way he can
  • Spa treatments are payable locally and should be booked at least ten days in advance. Do ask us for further details and prices

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Manor House + 5 Apartments (max 38 guests)

Interiors

Manor House (8 guests/4 bedrooms)

- Cognac Lounge with fireplace and double doors leading to courtyard
- 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bath or shower rooms

5 x Apartments (6 guests/3 bedroooms each)
(next to each other, located in the former barn)

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living-dining room with well-equipped kitchen area including kettle, toaster, oven, fridge and cafetière plus dining table for 6 guests. Doors lead to small terrace
- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 shower room with WC

First Floor

- 1 twin bedroom
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Please note one of the apartments has disabled access

Old Distillery

- Le Bistro (meals prepared and served on request by arrangement)

Spa

- Sauna
- Steam room
- Treatment room (please book treatments at least ten days in advance)
- Heated indoor swimming pool (12mx5m), open all year from 9am to 9pm. NB swimming pool will be heated from winter 2018/19

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (10mx5m), open late May till end of October subject to weather, from 9am to 9pm
- Play area with swing
- Children’s play area with toys and crafts (in the courtyard)
- Vast gardens including surrounding vineyards

Facilities

- Wi-Fi (Manor House lounge and bedrooms only)
- Heating
- Hairdryers
- Freeview/Sky TV and DVD player (apartments only)
- Children’s toys and crafts
- Spa with sauna

Location

About the surrounding area of Manoir De La Ferme
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Manoir de la Ferme is located just 5km from Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, which has a train station with connections to Angoulême (which has TGV trains to Paris and Bordeaux). Here you will find a village café, a grocery store with a bar, restaurants and a supermarket if guests in the apartments wish to pick up a few things.

Angoulême is only half an hour away by car, a wonderful city full of art and history, located just above the Charente river and you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding valley. Comic lovers, don’t miss the excellent National Comic Strip and Image Centre, a fantastic museum. Alongside this, the city itself has fascinating architecture, traditional farmers markets, beautiful gardens, pavement cafes and a variety of restaurants.

Cognac (32km) is also within easy reach; explore its gorgeous old town with some excellent places to dine, especially by the river. Visit the big Cognac houses both in the city and in Jarnac (20km) where you can enjoy fabulous brandy tastings and more excellent cuisine.

In fact, there is a great wealth of local artisan products on the doorstep. There’s an excellent organic Cognac distillery just five minutes away which offers private tours and tastings of their cognac, sparkling rose and pineau. Just ten minutes away is an amazing place that produces balsamic vinegar, Greygoose vodka is also produced locally, as is caviar! Food lovers should also head for the west coast to try some of the amazing shellfish, especially oysters. Finally, gin aficionados note that a local gin is distilled in this area, infused with the flowers from the local vines.

The vibrant city of Bordeaux (100km) is another fantastic place to see in a day, visit the riverside Cité-du-Vin, enjoy the amazing shops, eat well and sample some amazing wines if you’re not driving home (or even better take the train via Angoulême)!

Those who love activities can play golf or tennis near Angoulême or go horse-riding within a short drive. There is also a wealth of things to do for children, starting with a sweet little park in the local village to a trampoline park for older kids near Angoulême. There’s even a soft play centre and a separate indoor water park just north of Angoulême for rainy days and a glorious outdoor park about half an hour away on the edge of the Charente with eight hectares of parkland including a playground, skate park, courts for ball games and a 18 hole golf course. Animal lovers can head about 25 minutes by car to a local farm (don’t miss it during lambing season) or a little further to Palmyra Zoo (100km) just beyond Royan towards the Atlantic coast.

No matter what you decide to do, the owner will be there to make recommendations, help book restaurant tables and arrange tailor-made tours of local wineries. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux/Limoges/Poitiers/La Rochelle

(106km/120km/135km/140km)

Nearest Train Station Chateauneuf-sur-Charente/Angoulême

(5km/27km)

Nearest Village Chateauneuf-sur-Charente

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Chateauneuf-sur-Charente

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Bistro (opens on request)

(On site )

Nearest Town/City Angoulême/Cognac

(30km/32km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

Download our Aquitaine Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Those who love activities can play tennis near Angoulême or go horse-riding within a short drive. There is little park in the local village and a trampoline park for older kids near Angoulême. There’s even a soft play centre and a separate indoor water park just north of Angoulême for rainy days and a glorious outdoor park about half an hour away on the edge of the Charente with eight hectares of parkland including a playground, skate park, courts for ball games and a 18 hole golf course. 

Animal lovers can head about 25 minutes by car to a local farm (don’t miss it during lambing season) or a little further to Palmyra Zoo (100km) just beyond Royan towards the Atlantic coast.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Spa Facilities Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- A daily buffet breakfast is included in the price
- Delicious communal evening meals can be served in the bistro or outside on the terrace - advance notice is required
- BBQs, evening buffets and tasting experiences can also be prepared with advance notice
- Maid service can be requested
- Extra cleaning and/or linen can be arranged on request.
- Babysitting can be requested
- Concierge service for restaurant booking, tailor-made tours etc
- Spa facilities are included but treatments are payable locally and should be pre-booked at least ten days in advance

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

This exceptionally beautiful, tasteful and secluded boutique venue is to be found within a haven of peace and tranquillity in the Cognac valley. It’s a unique and exclusive setting for a wedding, with an experienced event planner as manager who can create a bespoke, relaxed and memorable event for you in magical surroundings. A romantic ceremony could be held by the rose covered wrought iron gates overlooking the vineyards and long imperial tables can be laid out in several idyllic outdoor locations for the wedding feast. You are sure to sample some locally produced brandy as you watch the sun set over the “Tuscany of France”.

Wedding Reception
A wedding reception for up to 150 people (and a minimum of 60) could take place in the courtyard, in the Wedding Garden or on long tables in the vineyard.

Dancing can continue in the courtyard or move into the bistro. Music can continue as late as you like with no noise restrictions at this venue.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony with up to 150 guests could take place outdoors by the back gates, overlooking the vines. Inside the Manor House, up to 90 people could be accommodated in the bistro or 25 in the lounge.

The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
38 people are able to sleep on-site and an unlimited number of other guests can be accommodated in hotels, gites and B&Bs nearby.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The owners can work alongside you to complete all the planning for the day– bespoke packages can be created.

If you need someone to help with personal planning for unrelated wedding matters, the owners can recommend a planner or the clients may arrange their own.

Catering
The owners recommend and exclusively use one local caterer. As an exception and on request, another may be used.

Other information
Events can be held May-September inclusive.

The venue is able to source anything you might require for the wedding celebrations.

There is a minimum of 60 guests for the wedding day.

Owners can suggest a package and timeline for a 3-day wedding weekend.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1600 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Mid-stay change for stays over one week also included.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Any day.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay light clean for stays over one week also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note only the indoor pool is heated (due to be heated from winter 2018/19).
Internet access? Wi-Fi is available in the lounge and bedrooms in the Manor House only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The outdoor pool is open from late May to late October (depending on weather).
Other Ts and Cs Spa treatments are payable locally and should be booked at least ten days in advance.
Other Ts and Cs Highchairs, cots, stairgates and other baby/children's equipment available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - £7,211 £8,501 £9,791 £12,018
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £7,812 £9,209 £10,607 £12,004 £13,020
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - £8,533 £10,060 £11,586 £14,221
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - £7,812 £9,209 £10,607 £13,020
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - £7,211 £8,501 £9,791 £12,018
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - £5,408 £6,376 £7,343 £9,014
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - £8,533 £10,060 £11,586 £14,221
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - £5,408 £6,376 £7,343 £9,014
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - £6,009 £7,084 £8,159 £10,015
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - £7,211 £8,501 £9,791 £12,018
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - £7,812 £9,209 £10,607 £13,020
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - £8,533 £10,060 £11,586 £14,221
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - £7,812 £9,209 £10,607 £13,020
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - £7,211 £8,501 £9,791 £12,018
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 - £5,408 £6,376 £7,343 £9,014
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - £8,533 £10,060 £11,586 £14,221

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €8,385 €9,783 €11,180 €12,578 €13,975
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - €9,159 €10,686 €12,212 €15,265
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - €8,385 €9,783 €11,180 €13,975
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - €5,805 €6,773 €7,740 €9,675
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - €9,159 €10,686 €12,212 €15,265
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - €5,805 €6,773 €7,740 €9,675
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - €6,450 €7,525 €8,600 €10,750
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - €8,385 €9,783 €11,180 €13,975
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - €9,159 €10,686 €12,212 €15,265
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - €8,385 €9,783 €11,180 €13,975
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 - €5,805 €6,773 €7,740 €9,675
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - €9,159 €10,686 €12,212 €15,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 38 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 - $8,670 $9,960 $11,250 $14,449
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $9,392 $10,790 $12,187 $13,585 $15,653
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - $10,259 $11,786 $13,312 $17,098
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - $9,392 $10,790 $12,187 $15,653
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 - $8,670 $9,960 $11,250 $14,449
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 - $6,502 $7,470 $8,437 $10,837
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - $10,259 $11,786 $13,312 $17,098
Jan 4th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - $6,502 $7,470 $8,437 $10,837
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - $7,225 $8,300 $9,375 $12,041
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - $8,670 $9,960 $11,250 $14,449
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - $9,392 $10,790 $12,187 $15,653
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - $10,259 $11,786 $13,312 $17,098
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - $9,392 $10,790 $12,187 $15,653
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - $8,670 $9,960 $11,250 $14,449
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020 - $6,502 $7,470 $8,437 $10,837
Dec 12th 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 - $10,259 $11,786 $13,312 $17,098

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing property and Wonderful Stay!

    Created on 25/07/2018

    Josh has created an amazing haven of peace and tranquillity. He has taken the previous owners work and turned the venue around to a very high spec, and in no time at all! With such a wealth of experience behind him, it is no wonder that Josh has thought of everything - lovely bright rooms, huge bathrooms, amazing views over the valley, DELICIOUS breakfast and very clean and modern decor throughout.

  • Peaceful Holiday, Great owner!

    Created on 02/07/2018

    Quietly tending to your needs, just before the thought popped in to our minds. Arranging a Cognac tasting at a neighbouring distillery, walking through the vines before dinner, lunch by the pool, an iced drink, towels, a fresh peach. All arrived as if by magic!

  • Such a nice stay!

    Created on 13/06/2018

    Josh and staff made the stay, so attentive without a hint of being intrusive, booked fantastic restaurants, lovely trips to cognac tasting etc, flagged up a brilliant music festival before we got here which we got tickets for in advance. Great playlist constantly in background around the pool.

  • French Gem

    Posted by The Daily Telegraph on 18/01/2018

    This tasteful, secluded little gem overlooking what has been dubbed the “Tuscany of France”, definitely lives up to its name – the view is spectacular. Expert, discreet service, top-notch facilities and personal touches create the uncanny feeling that you’re visiting a wealthy family friend in the country.

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