At Chateau Bernard (16 Charente, Nouvelle Aquitaine), just a kilometre and a half outside Cognac is the charming 19th Century Cognac Chateau Hotel Chateau L’Yeuse
This elegant and comfortable Cognac Chateau Hotel is part of the Les Collectionneurs group . There are 24 en-suite rooms (and suites) decorated in either classical French or modernist designs. Free wifi
This lovely 19th-century Cognac Chateau Hotel, featuring a more recent wing, welcomes its guests in the verdant showcase of its “Respectful Garden”, which is designed to preserve biodiversity. The setting is superb and during the high season, the view can be enjoyed from the terrace. Here you can taste creative cuisine that highlights the work of local producers, garnished with wild herbs and crops from the garden. Winter is enjoyed by the fireplace in the drawing room, where you can sample Cognac and cigars. The Wellness Centre/Spa can provide a diversion for relaxation and cocooning. The interior is plush, with a successful blend of colours. Some of the guest rooms offer a spellbinding panorama over the Charente Valley and its vineyards and villages.
Although not on a vineyard, this Cognac Chateau Hotel is close to all the major Cognac houses and distilleries where you can sample premium cognacs.
And – the hotel has its own the Cognathèque with more than 100 bottles of cognac on display, from little-known local VSOPs to single estate XOs.
The hotel’s knowledgeable sommelier can guide you. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant attracts visitors from far and wide.
Cognac is France’s most significant brandy with well-known Cognac houses such as Remy-Martin, Hennesy, Hine, Courvoisier and others are all worth a visit to taste/buy . Some cellars may levy a charge.
For more info and to check availability at this Cognac Chateau Hotel see Chateau L’Yeuse
nearby alternative vineyard hotel: Hotel Relais Saint Preuil
Hire a car from la Rochelle at the best rate available By Train via Saintes(17 miles/28 km) with Rail Europe
Nearest airport: La Rochelle LRH (56 miles/90 km)or Bordeaux BOD (125km/78 miles)