Domaine des Etangs

A fairytale castle nestled deep in the Charente countryside

Journey back to the golden age of romance in Domaine des Etangs – a meticulously restored country retreat. With its elegant turrets, sweeping grounds and magical setting between forest and lake, it's a château fit for royalty. Paddle a rowing boat on the water, cycle through the estate or simply sit back and savour the tranquil surrounds.

Outdoors, you'll find yourself in a storybook landscape of waterways and woodland. As you stroll, look out for wildlife – from herons and otters to deer and Limousin cows. Inside, the real jewel in the crown is the collection of exclusive bedrooms. Set within individual buildings dotted around the grounds, they are rich in period features. The hotel also features a wellness space with treatments for the entire family and locally sourced restaurant Dyades, which offers delectable dishes created with ingredients grown on site. 
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If you ever tire of the views and natural beauty, there's plenty around this boutique hotel to entice you out. The Haute Charente Lakes, woven through with walking trails, are a picture-perfect place to spend a day. Or you could swap two legs for four and spend an afternoon horse riding. Little ones are well served too, with the Haute Charente Adventure Park nearby. Whatever you choose, returning to the spellbinding Domaine des Etangs at the end of each day is sublime.

Enjoy your stay!


17 Rooms |  1 Floor |  1 Restaurant | 

4.9 /5

336 reviews

Considerate

Considerate Collection

Country

Country House Hotel

Pool

Pool

Family

Family Friendly

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Actively sustainable luxury hotels

 

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Environmentally Conscious

Along with permaculture cultivation of the estate’s certified organic vegetable garden, the Domaine plants local tree species within its 1,000 hectare grounds and manages its forests according to PEFC certification standards. Soil analysis is carried out by Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, biologist researchers renowned for the implementation of natural soil enrichment techniques, while 100% electric bicycles and cars are provided to guests and internal services with two charging stations in partnership with Tesla.

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Cultural Custodians

From guided nature walks with the Domaine’s forest ranger to highlight the estate’s wildlife, flora and fauna, and visits to the beehives with the gardener to behind-the-scenes tours with the on-site historical expert, there is no shortage of educational activities on offer to both guests and local residents. There is even a cultural mediator to talk visitors through the numerous art exhibitions in the Domaine’s La Laiterie and the permanent artworks on display throughout the estate.

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Community Minded

During the careful renovation works, local craftsmen, carpenters, and interior designers were called upon for their ancestral expertise to respect the Domaine’s history as a 13th century stronghold of the knights of Chasteignier de la Roche-Posay. Many of the handicrafts of these local artisans are available to purchase in the Dragonfly boutique, a celebration of Charente creativity and centuries-old traditions. Seasonal and locally sourced produce is also showcased on the menu of the rustic Dyads Restaurant.

Our rooms

Prestige Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Junior Suite Castle


Sleeps 3
King
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Licorne Cottage


Sleeps 2
King
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Junior Suite Season


Sleeps 3
King
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Centaure Cottage


Sleeps 4
King
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Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Cassiopee Cottage


Sleeps 4
King
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Serpentaire Cottage


Sleeps 6
King
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Prestige Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Pegase Cottage


Sleeps 10
King
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Dragon Cottage


Sleeps 10
King
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Signature Suite Venus


Sleeps 3
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.9 /5

4.9

336 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

170 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

A really wonderful hotel. Fabulous team looking after a great, great property. Really relaxing.

Walking through the magical grounds. Lovely rooms and food excellent. What more could one want?

By Ronald Mar ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Impressive Château in an unequaled landscape

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté. (Except for the omnipresent music everywhere in the common areas and for the not always silent air conditioning in the rooms)

By Cristina Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

Fantastic from start to finish

Dinner was exceptional- staff was welcoming and very professional- room was very comfortable- we loved the grounds

By ilse Aug ’21 Trip Type Couple


Domaine des Etangs, France

5

(based on 5 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

A really wonderful hotel. Fabulous team looking after a great, great property. Really relaxing.

Walking through the magical grounds. Lovely rooms and food excellent. What more could one want?

By Ronald Mar ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Impressive Château in an unequaled landscape

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté. (Except for the omnipresent music everywhere in the common areas and for the not always silent air conditioning in the rooms)

By Cristina Nov ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

Fantastic from start to finish

Dinner was exceptional- staff was welcoming and very professional- room was very comfortable- we loved the grounds

By ilse Aug ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

Beautiful

Extraordinarily good looking property and gardens, matched by high quality interiors and beautiful art installations. Very peaceful place to recharge, although a separate adults only pool would improve this aspect, as kids will be kids by the pool.

By james Aug ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Exceptional service from start to finish combined with stunning food

The dining experience

By Nicholas Jun ’19 Trip Type Family


Key Features

Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
Pet
Pet Friendly
Spa
Spa

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Wedding services
  • Aerobics Classes
  • Personal trainer
  • Meeting rooms
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Massage services

Food And Drinks

Where you dine is just as irresistible as what you eat at Domaine des Etangs. Relish creations in Dyades – made for elegant evenings out. You can also enjoy a convivial in-room meal as at home, or eat a picnic in the fresh air overlooking the woodland. Whatever you choose, it’ll be in tune with the seasons – a celebration of farm-to-table fine dining.

Dyades

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The restaurant is inspired by the dyad- the marriage of two complementary ideas and principles.A necessary balance to strike in any situation but particularly in the case of gastronomy- where a sense of harmony between ingredients is the key to a successful dish.A balance is also created between the rusticity of the restaurants old stone interior and the refined nature of the culinary experience it offers. The restaurant is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The generous menu of our Ro

Spa

Wellness at Domaine des Etangs is grounded in the notion of harmony – between the physical self and the spirit, the elements and the seasons. Calming therapies are designed to create a sense of poise. And here, the whole family can share in the spa experience, little ones included. To connect you with the sublime surroundings, some treatments can take place in a peaceful spot outdoors – with a picnic to follow.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Domaine des Etangs

Le Bourg

.

Massignac

16310

France

Check in:

1600

Check out:

1200

What3words location:

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Where is it?

40 kms to airport Angouleme Bel Air

55 kms to airport Bellegarde

170 kms to airport Merignac

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