Coucoussac lies in the “Fins Bois” area of the Cognac producing region. The surrounding countryside of vines and sunflowers can be explored endlessly on foot or by bike (available on request). The nearest golf course is 20 minutes away, as is the beautiful River Charente with cruises and canoe hire. The lovely coast with many miles of golden sands is an hour or so away. A 3-minute stroll from the house brings you to an excellent Auberge restaurant, where the amiable patron/chef, and his wife serve their delicious traditional Charentais dishes at extremely reasonable prices.
This region of France also benefits from a microclimate, making it the sunniest area of France, second only to the Côte d’Azur
The famous Cognac houses are within easy reach for tours and tasting, as are many other local producers of Cognac and Pineau. The area is steeped in history with many beautifully preserved villages and towns retaining their Romanesque churches and Abbeys.