Quai 3


A quiet, riverside refuge in a historic town, the loft dazzles with its glass, new pine and old driftwood, mild colours and stunning kitchen


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


A privileged spot on the Charente riverside: historic, beautiful, serene. This light modern loft apartment crowns a converted mill, glass walls gleaming amid pale stone, a winch dangling from high white beams, neutral tones enhancing clean-lined furniture. Below is meeting and reception space, but all is quiet: thoughtful Christine allows no parties unless they’re yours. A sumptuous bed awaits in the master room, an iron staircase spirals from open-plan living room to mezzanine twin, and the striking monochrome kitchen has space for a central island, abundant stainless-steel appliances and a generous welcome basket. Lean over the balcony with an espresso or cognac – what else! – and see swans glide, boaters work the lock, fishermen flick rods and lines. Lazy days, but lots to do: canoeing, boating, a cognac or wine-tasting tour, Angers, Bordeaux. Or just potter in Jarnac (birthplace of François Mitterand) with its restaurants and Cognac Houses. Relish a deep sense of history, modern comforts and beautiful interior design – and endlessly fascinating scenery flowing quietly beneath your window.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information



Nightly price
from €83
Weekly price
from €580
1 Apartment for 4
From €832 bedrooms


This is a great place to stay - really comfortable and stylish accommodation, beautiful location, very friendly and helpful owners. We would not hesitate to recommend Quai 3 and hope very much to return for a longer holiday. We didn't have the best weather while we were in Jarnac, but it didn't really matter as Quai 3 was such a relaxing place to be.

Liz, Jersey

We had a wonderful stay. We arrived late and hungry after a long journey but our host had made arrangements for us to be shown around our well appointed apartment. We then had the best pizza ever just over the river and a lovely breakfast was left for the following morning. The apartment is decorated with a feeling of simple luxury and is in a beautiful setting overlooking the river, sipping a glass of wine watching the boats go through the locks we felt like movie stars! Our 7 year old loved having the mezzanine level to herself which also meant she got to stay up as late as the adults.


We have just returned from our second stay at this wonderful accommodation. The beds are luxurious, kitchen and living area are exceptionally well appointed and overlook the Charente river and the lock. It is an ongoing entertainment to watch the boaters traverse the lock. Chris is very friendly, helpful and welcoming and provides lots of local information. We used the loft as a base for some easy cycling - there are lots of circuits through scenic countryside as well as some more challenging routes. The area is excellent for walking, boating and canoeing.. We can't wait for our next visit!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Christine Hosteing

  • Heart of the Cognac vignes. Many renowned and family Cognac distilleries to visit.
  • The Atlantic coast is only 1hr's drive. La Rochelle and Ile de Ré 1h30 drive.The beautiful town of Bordeaux also 1h30 drive.