Chez Vallée - luxury rental property

We are happy to be welcoming families now under the guidelines of the french health authority. We are a secluded petit chateau surrounded by Cognac vines and host families for vacations, leaders hosting their retreats and private cultural tours of the surrounding area.

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"The biggest gift there is, is checking out of a busy life and checking in with yourself and that’s what I just did for two weeks with Amanda. The moment the car passed the trees and Chez Vallée came into view, it took my breath away. The sights of such a beautiful and historic home and the surrounding vineyards, the quiet sounds of birds and the morning wakeup from the resident rooster, to the smells and tastes of delicious and nutritious meals and the quiet one on one time with Amanda, is exactly what the doctor ordered. After many spinal surgeries, the yoga offered was not in the cards for me, but the pool, long daily walks and massages from Susan was enough. I have never felt so relaxed and at peace in my life!
THANK YOU Amanda for creating such a tranquil and healing environment! It was exactly what I needed!
From my home in Phoenix, Arizona to you in Jonzac, France - much love!"

2021 is in all our thoughts now!

We are grateful to all our 2020 guests who have kindly postponed their visits to 2021. We are also encouraging you to think about 2021 and book your holiday or event with us now to avoid disappointment. We are currently developing our list of amazing add-ons for your stay here - wine tours, Cognac tours, Oyster farm and boat trips. If you need a band - we have some great ones lined up for your event. If you would like a Chef to cater for your group - we have a company we have partnered with to make your stay here as easy as possible. All to be on offer in 2021. Watch this space.

Your exclusive stay

Chez Vallée can be yours exclusively for the length of your stay - both the main house and the grounds, pool and fire pit. You can even include our luxury Shed on the edge of the woods - private and self-contained. You can contact to discuss.

  • “What a truly wonderful place. We had a fabulous long weekend here and it was heaven. The amazing yoga and therapies, the totally delicious food – all enhanced while in the surroundings of the delightful mini chateau (I think that’s what you call it). The fab animals, the pool, the ptetty outdoor seating and relaxing areas…it was all so energetically perfect, even down to the Ayurvedic soap. And I’m not kidding! Amanda had created a safe, eco friendly, uplifting and totally welcoming retreat here and she is just the perfect host. Thank you ever so much for looking after us and for the wonderful memories”

  • “Just a quick message to pass on my thanks for another great Yoga session – I am really enjoying and starting to benefit from it again.
    I really like your relaxed but professional style too – there is no pressure/ego/competition going on, and I feel very comfortable, yet know I am going to progress each week.”

  • “Thanks for a really good day on Saturday and an insight into your ayurvedic world, enjoyed having a new perspective on eating, thanks for all the interesting combinations of juices and salads, colourful and tasty, felt like we spent more than a day there"

  • ” Last year, I was in a bad state, and needed to change my life journey, I started to attend Praana Wellness weekly yoga classes, and since then, Ayurveda has entered my life, together with sensitive and positive counselling from Amanda. My life has become happier, healthier, and so much more peaceful. I would not have managed without Amanda’s help”

  • “The sound of birds, the fresh breeze and air movement were all lovely, all delicious, varied, tasty fresh veggies, it was all I hoped for and expected, nice friendly group, relaxed atmosphere, well paced both energising and relaxing!”

  • a week ago on twitter...

    Google5/5 Last weekend my partner, friend and I discovered that Praana has it all, from gorgeous rooms, to a wood-fired hot tub, a swimming pool, yoga barn, delicious fresh meals, local spirits & wine, and incredible surroundings. Perhaps most importantly, Praana has the ultimate hostess Amanda who ensures that every need is met while also giving guests the space and freedom to completely relax and feel at home. Not an easy balance I imagine, but Amanda makes it look easy. On top of this, Amanda is a counselling psychologist and yoga master, who can provide (wonderful) one-on-one or group sessions depending on your needs and the type of stay you're looking for. Praana was a (beyond) perfect getaway and we will be coming back! Rooms5.0 Service5.0 Location5.0

    Visited by Natalie Foster in July 2020

  • 2 weeks ago

    Google5/5 Amanda and Fraser were amazing hosts. They went above and beyond the call of B and B, catering delicious breakfasts, every day slightly different and very generous helpings, catering to specific diets and needs. The bed was huge and super comfy, the bathroom really beautifully appointed and large, the pool was big and the spaces to hang out around the pool were ample and comfortable. There is a table tennis table and also a boule set as well as two bikes to use,. You can see the sunrise and the sunset from the house, which has fabulous views of the vineyards all around. It is so silent and tranquil that it gave us the much needed break we needed with perfect hot weather. On a cooler night we had some time in the hot tub which was glorious, as it is wood fired. We took day trips to Royan which has a lovely long beach and swimming in the Atlantic which was awesome - just the right temperature and loads of space on the beach. We also visited the gorgeous magical lakes at Touverac, which cannot be missed. Jonzac itself has lots of lovely restaurants at good prices and you need to try the local Pineau which is tastily addictive. In short, I really cannot recommend this charming Chateau highly enough - it has absolutely everything going for it, but most of all the attitude of the staff and owners and the attention to detail - hand picked flowers from the garden and juices made from their own vegetable garden in the morning - days like this make it beautiful to be alive! Trip typeCouple Rooms5.0 Service5.0 Location5.0Visited in July 2020 by Charlotta Martinus