The Area

Around Us

Whether you decide to spend your time around the pool or with a good read under the trees or, if it is a fun-filled, active break you are after, we guarantee you will not find yourself short of things to do, places to see and ways to cure your hunger or quench your thirst!

Wine & Cognac

Maison Metcalf is perfe​ctly positioned between the Bordeaux vinyards to the South, Bergerac vinyards to the East and the wonderful Cognac area to the North


Whether it is a leisurely walk, a cycle through the country lanes, canoeing down the Dronne or even swinging from trees, this area has it all and more! 

Historical Sites

Churches, abbeys, châteaux, museums and caves….all around us! Scattered throughout the country side this corner is ideal for those with an interest in the history of the area

Dining Out

Our visitors have a fantastic choice of eateries in the area.  Restaurants 5 minutes from the house alongside the restaurant inside the Chateau in Chalais 

Local Information

Maison Metcalf is situated in between the villages of Parcoul and La Roche Chalais.  Both villages are conveniently near us for the daily necessities


A wide spectrum to please every taste, with regular farmers’ markets in surrounding villages to exquisite designer boutiques in Bordeaux, Libourne and Angoulême