Set in the heart of the Charente, less than 3 hours from Paris by train, 2 hours from Bordeaux, the Domaine des Etangs® ranges over 2,500 acres of protected Nature, spread across forests, grassland and ponds.
It is a place of Life where one can enjoy one of the seven suites and rooms in the 11th century Château, in the Longère which contains the four seasons, or in one of the six farmhouse cottages scattered across the Domaine.
The Domaine des Etangs opened in 2015 as a member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World“.
At the Domaine des Etangs, you will have the possibility to choose between 3 types of accommodation :
- The Castle
The Château is an elegant blend of modern and ancient.
It is located at the entrance of the Domain, in the immediate proximity of various facilities, activities and services : restaurant, wellness centre, swimming pools, indoor playroom, fitness room, exhibition place, libraries…
Whether you stay in one of these 4 suites, or in one of these 3 cosy rooms, you will enjoy the same exceptional view on the nature, the gardens of the Domaine, or the ponds.
Some of the Château’s suites and rooms have glass ceilings, which will allow you to discover the splendid framework of the Château’s towers.
- The Longère :
The ” Longère ” is located at the entrance of the Domaine, a few steps from the Château.
It is a long building typical of the rural architecture, where the Château’s stables used to be.
The Longère houses 4 Suites, the gastronomic restaurant Dyades as well as the bar and the boutique of local artisan products.
Each of the 4 Suites has its own dominant colour, chosen in harmony with the season it represents. They are different, but all have the same generous space with a living room, bedroom and bathroom, and a view on the gardens.
3 of these 4 suites are duplex with the living room on the ground floor and a terrace where you can enjoy an outdoor meal when the weather is nice.
- The Farm Cottages :
Ideal for families or groups of friends, there are 6 of these elegantly renovated old farms.
These farm cottages from 1 to 5 bedrooms are located in the heart of the Domain, about 2 kilometres from the Château, the restaurant and the Wellness Centre. Here you can be more isolated and independent while enjoying the services, facilities and activities of the hotel.
As the Domain is environmentally friendly, you are welcome to leave your car in the private car park at the entrance of the Domaine.
When you are staying in a farm cottage, electric car will be at your disposal for your journeys within the Domain.
Each of the cottages has its own kitchen where you can order your meals from the restaurant.
Once the order has been placed, the dishes are prepared by the Domaine’s team, who then deliver them to your farm cottage. The dishes are kept warm in the oven or on the heating plates. You will then be free to sit down at the table and enjoy a convivial meal “like at home”, in complete autonomy.
In the farmhouses, each room has its own bathroom with bath and/or shower.
The view of the surrounding nature, the ponds or the meadows of the Domain will delight you.
An ideal place for stays in couple, with family or friends
Whether you want to rest, have fun, push yourself, or even just enjoy the sunny weather, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Domaine des Etangs.
- Indoor swimming pool, open all year round
- Outdoor swimming pool, open from the beginning of May to the end of September, heated to 25°C
- Fitness room
- Floating tennis court
- Indoor playroom in the Attic of the Castle
- Playground for children, with: hut, swing, zip line, trampoline, giant spider web, giant chess game, ping pong table…
- Sporting course
- Treatments and massages at the Moulin des Etangs, the Wellness Centre
- Reading in one of the 3 libraries
- Discovery of the art exhibition, open from Wednesday to Sunday in the 2nd semester.
- And many other activities for all: sports, well-being, relaxation or cultural activities: bicycle rides on the private paths of the Domain, crossing the ponds by boat, meditation, historical visit, discovery of the organic vegetable garden, “no kill” fishing, discovery of the farm of the Domain…
Nearby activities for all ages
Massignac is a charming French village that sits astride the Moulde river. It has a circular layout, shady streets and a bright square that is the perfect place to enjoy a drink on a terrace. An ideal spot to simply savour life.
Various activities will delight those wishing to discover this beautiful region:
- Less than 5 minutes away:
Young and old alike will discover or rediscover their adventurous soul in the Massignac tree climbing park, located less than 3 km from the Domain.
- Less than 25 minutes away:
They will also be able to discover old buildings, such as the Château de Rochechouart, now a museum of contemporary art, the Château de la Rochefoucauld, or the site of Cassinomagus, with the remains of Gallo-Roman baths among the best preserved in France.
At the Meteorite Space of Rochechouart, they will also have the opportunity to learn a little more about the meteorite which, 200 million years ago, completed its course there.
- Less than an hour away:
In Angoulême, the guests of the Domaine des Etangs will appreciate contemplating the Romanesque cathedral Saint Pierre d’Angoulême, or discovering the international city of Comic.
In Limoges, the world capital of the arts of fire, you can simply stroll through the streets of the old town, or decide to learn more about the famous Limoges porcelain thanks to the various visits organized throughout the year.
In Cognac, it is a discovery of the drink of the same name and of the Charentais alcohols that you will be able to make in the cellars of the wine growers, eager to share their knowledge and their passion.
- More than an hour away:
Discover Périgord-Limousin: from the charming town of Brantôme, aptly nicknamed the “Green Venice of the Périgord”, to the magnificent natural park of this beautiful region.
And to finish, the famous city of Bordeaux, its streets, its banks, its products, its restaurants and its museums.