The lucky winners of our competition in January's FrenchEntree magazine will be taking their family of four for a free week's stay at the gorgeous La Flotte, a recently restored Manoir and character cottages in sunny Charente Maritime near the sea. La Flotte has 16 acres of private grounds in a wildlife and wild flower reserve surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers and the stay will be in Honeysuckle Cottage, with its vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a staircase up to the two bedrooms, available as king doubles or twin bedded.
Tim and Amanda Walsh have created the perfect retreat for couples and families at La Flotte. There’s a swimming pool with covered outdoor lounge, a new children’s play area with swing and slide, lots of space for ball games and tranquil grounds to explore with stunning views. You can even order both breakfast and freshly cooked evening meals with locally produced wines at great prices to enjoy in your own cottage or garden.
Visitors can go walking or cycling in this natural paradise; explore nearby shops, restaurants and the pretty quayside harbour village at Mortagne sur Gironde; visit local sandy beaches or the zoo at La Palmyre; discover the fascinating towns of Cognac, Saintes or Bordeaux. Golfers will find good courses in the area especially at Royan, about 20 minutes’ drive away.
Entry to the competition is free in the January issue of FrenchEntree magazine, on sale now.