If ever there was an iconic family friendly French Cottage, it’s the Maison du Bonheur with its white stone walls, flower boxes, climbing red and white roses and blue shuttered windows. What about those fabulous wooden beams on the living room ceiling!

Some would say this is a ‘typical French cottage’ with its ‘rustique’ feel, old wooden stairs, Charentaise stone walls, cozy bedrooms and mix of modern and yesteryear furnishings. We want you to be comfortable here! Its not too big and its not too fussy. Plain and simply its a ‘great find’!


Whether your party is 2 or 4 people, this Maison can accommodate you with a double bed and two single beds. Having two toilettes is a bonus, but you will have to share the bathroom. There is always laundry, even on vacation, and we provide for it. Let us know what we can do to make your vacation in this location the BEST EVER!

Check out the information on Cycling, boating/kayaking and all other activities on this website. Please ask if you have a special request.

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We really do believe you need to do all three. There is nothing in the world you HAVE to do, when you finally unpack. Let your worldly worries go, find a glass for that wine that is cooling in the fridge or heat the kettle for a tea or coffee. Take a seat outside on the iron bench and watch the world go by. BREATHE!  This is what vacations are all about. You are in France, you are surrounded by ancient buildings, beautiful chateaux, rivers for swimming and boating and vines that delight the eye with their orderly rows far into the distance, and nothing to do if you don’t want to.

The Vines is located at 1 Rue des Trois Cornieres, Merignac, Charente, 16200, France. La Maison du Bonheur, 4 Place de Port, Bourg-Charente 16200, France. La Maison de Riviere, 2 bis Place de Port, Bourg-Charente 16200, France.


All located within 2 minutes drive of N141.

In the heart of Grande Champagne and Fin Bois, Cognac Country.

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