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The Cottages at Le Domaine des Étangs

16310 Massignac | France |
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The Cottages at Le Domaine des Étangs

16310 Massignac | France |

FAMILIES LOVE

  • The independence offered by the cottages
  • The spa program especially dedicated to children
  • The family picnics and barbecues

 

LocaTION

The cottages at Le Domaine des Étangs are real treasures. Staking out a 1,000-hectare estate, these former tenant farms are nestled in the heart of lush nature, between forest, pastures and ponds. Warm, welcoming and beautifully patinated by the centuries and the seasons, these cottages are all made of stone, glass and wood, respecting the ancestral know-how of the craftsmen.

These sumptuous independent houses can be discovered in a place where nature and luxury blend harmoniously. Located near Angoulême, Le Domaine des Étangs ***** is nestled in the heart of the Charente region, known for the tranquillity of its green and undulating landscapes. Explore the village of Massignac, discover the well-known Limoges porcelain, drive to Bordeaux or go for a seafood platter in the port of La Rochelle; from the domain, the possibilities of excursions are legion.

Bordeaux International Airport is a 2-hour drive away and frequent train connections make it easy to reach the cottages, especially by TGV from the major cities.

 

DESCRIPTION

Le Domaine des Étangs extends over 1,000 hectares of preserved nature. Set here and there between two ponds, camouflaged in the hollow of a grove, open on a meadow that runs on the horizon, the cottages are six in number. Designed to accommodate the most demanding of families, furnished with taste and warmth, they are perfect for relaxing, daydreaming and letting go. The 6 houses have been conceived as true havens of peace, cosy nests imagined to meet with family or friends in an intimate setting. Functional and luxurious, they offer privileged access to all the services of the estate: a 2,500 sqm vegetable garden, a collection of contemporary artworks, the two restaurants, the indoor and outdoor swimming pools with thermal pathways, the children’s play area and, of course, the Moulin des Étangs, a wellness centre offering treatments for young and old alike.

With a surface area of 106 to 393 sqm, all cottages share a common point: total independence combined with tailor-made services. Large bay windows, stone walls, exposed beams, huge fireplaces, magnificent furniture and patinated wood, these are the elements that make up the 6 houses on the estate. Offering a capacity of reception from two to ten guests, they will meet the requirements of the most numerous families. The Domaine des Étangs, which serves as a showcase for these sumptuous cottages, features :

  • 6 cottages
  • 2 restaurants including 1 gastronomic
  • 1 vegetable garden
  • 1 landscaped park
  • 1 outdoor swimming pool
  • 1 indoor swimming pool
  • 1 fitness room
  • 1 spa
  • 1 tennis court
  • 1 smoking room
  • 1 library
  • 1 large children’s play area
  • 1 outdoor playground
  • 1 babysitting service on request 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Therefore, Le Domaine des Étangs offers 6 cottages, all more luxurious and comfortable than the others, which can be divided into three categories according to the number of rooms ranging from 1 to 5, and are easily accessible thanks to the electric cars at the guests’ disposal.

Cottage Licorne is the smallest of them. Perfect for a couple, this magnificent farmhouse extends over 106 sqm and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding nature. It features a large bedroom and can accommodate two people. The entrance opens onto a spacious living room and the bedroom, located upstairs on a large wooden mezzanine, invites you to daydream and relax. The dominant colours, yellow and taupe, harmonize with the exposed stones, creating a romantic and serene atmosphere.

The Centaure (144 sqm), Cassiopée (221 sqm) and Serpentaire (164 sqm) cottages are perfect for families. The first two have two bedrooms and the third has three. Choose between the large double bedroom with a private living room of Centaure, the huge fireplace in the living room which creates a unique atmosphere in Cassiopée or the bay windows in the living room of Serpentaire, located on the edge of a pond, which provides direct access to the outside to enjoy the splendour of the landscape and enjoy exceptional peace and quiet.

The Pégase (273 sqm) and Dragon (393 sqm) cottages are the most spacious of the Domaine. Cross the threshold of Pégase to discover a large living room with two huge bay windows and a breathtaking view of the pond and nature before reaching one of the 5 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms furnished with sumptuous copper basins. For even more space, opt for the immense Dragon, its 5 bedrooms and its magnificent 74 sqm living room. At the end of the vast hall, a real indoor waterfall evokes the Roman thermal baths. The combination of wood, glass, stone and water invites you to live an original experience in a warm setting.

Note that the last two cottages are of additional interest: in each of them, two of the five rooms are connecting, which is perfect for large families.

 

GASTRONOMY

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, the gastronomic restaurant Dyades is the pulsating heart of the Domaine des Étangs. Here, each meal is lived in harmony with the seasons and the richness of local products. Young and old (as the chef also concocts a special children’s menu) will marvel at the crayfish caught in the Moulde, a river that runs through the estate, and the delicious vegetables straight from the local vegetable garden.

Monade is the estate’s second restaurant, open five days a week for lunch and dinner, and every day for breakfast. The cuisine, simple and generous, is served in a friendly and family atmosphere. Gastronomy from the local soil, generous and inventive, the promise of an unforgettable moment.

Home service is offered to residents of cottages. It is also possible to privatize Monade for exceptional dinners.

Picnics and country barbecues held in the estate’s park, in the fields and in the forest will delight nature lovers.

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

For the children

Le Domaine des Étangs is a five-star establishment where you feel “at home”. Parents will appreciate their children’s safe and secure play in the park’s alleys. Little explorers will have a great time in this infinite domain. As they wander through a meadow or a wood, they will come across foxes, squirrels, wild ducks, birds and many other animals that make up the rural fauna.

Le Domaine des Enfants bears its name well. In this vast space, everything has been planned for the little ones. The children will have fun on the large playground with trampolines, swings, slides, wooden huts, zip lines, etc.

Walks in the forest, fruit and flower picking in the vegetable garden and many other activities are organised to entertain the children. Bicycles are available free of charge for children and their parents. A very large attic, with the charm of an old barn, has been converted for children. Here they can colour, play billiards, browse through books and have fun with the many games at their disposal.

The chef prepares mashed vegetables for babies and a three-course menu for children (25€/menu). Cream of celery soup, roast poultry supreme, fish of the moment, vegetables from the vegetable garden, chocolate fondant, homemade sorbet… will delight their taste buds.

At the Moulin des Étangs, the domain’s wellness centre, there is a special children’s program.

Coeur à Coeur” is a program for children aged 2 to 4 years old during which parents will learn simple gestures to massage their child and give them a real feeling of well-being. An unforgettable moment of complicity (70€/30 minutes).

Graine de Vie” is a relaxing massage reserved for children from 3 to 10 years old. Each gesture is inspired by an animal. This massage relaxes the child and brings him/her to calm. (70€/30 minutes).

Dans ma Nature” is a dressed treatment that invites children from 6 to 12 years old to relax, lulled by the sounds of the forest. Movements and postures inspired by nature are inculcated in them (90€/45 minutes).

The little princesses are likely to make their mother jealous with the “Caresser les Nuages” hand treatment. Exclusively reserved for girls aged 4 to 10, this treatment includes a hand massage, a beauty treatment for the nails and, if desired, a non-toxic nail polish that can be removed with water. The treatment is also available in a pedicure version (45€/30 minutes).

 

Family EXPeRIENCES

Thanks to the bicycles graciously made available by Le Domaine des Étangs, you will be able to discover the region in the most relaxing and nature-friendly way. Numerous itineraries have been laid out by the tourist office to guide you. Le Domaine des Étangs also organises sports trails, visits to the organic garden or gardening workshops.

Located less than 10 minutes from Le Domaine, the Mas Chabans lake offers hiking, kayaking and outdoor fishing. The castles of La Rochefoucauld, Rochechouart and Rochebrune can be visited with the family, as well as the animal park of La Colline Enchantée which presents more than 40 varieties of animals, including kangaroos, dromedaries and llamas.

 

for the PARENTS

Moulin des Étangs is a top-of-the-range wellness centre offering a range of quality treatments, practised indoors or outdoors. Fitted out in an old mill, the place also displays a decoration mixing tradition and modernity. This peaceful place is the ideal place to take care of yourself and forget time. Relaxing or invigorating massages make up the menu. To test: “L’Herbier Fantastique”, a body scrub made from flowers, herbs and crushed wheat that sublimates the virtues of nature. The beauty institute offers a complete range of beauty treatments. Mom will even have the chance to take a personalized make-up class.

Horseback riding, boat rides, quad biking, bicycle rides, hunting (in season), yoga sessions, swimming pool, tennis, cooking classes, individual sports coaching, fishing (releasing fish), painting and photography classes… it’s impossible to get bored at Domaine des Étangs.

Situated 15 minutes from the hotel, Golf International de la Preze offers a spectacular course between hills, forest and water. Golf enthusiasts will be able to perfect their swing on the 18-hole championship course or on the 18-hole pitch and putt course. A driving range and two pitch and putting greens complete this little golf paradise.

 

Services

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Pets friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Starred restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


Equipements

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa


Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sport activities
  • Tennis
  • Yoga


Covid info


OPENING DATES

  • The hotel will be open on 20/05/2020

Babysitting

  • Price: 25€/h

Check-in/out

  • Check-in: From 4 P.M.
  • Check-out: Until noon

Number de cottages

  • 6 cottages

Opening dates

  • Reopening on the 20th of May, 2020

Restaurants menus

  • The Michelin-starred restaurant Dyades offers a cuisine in harmony with the seasons. See the menu.

Spa programme

  • The spa Le Moulin des Etangs offers you a luxury and wellness getaway. See the programme

Transfers

  • Price: 190€/go/up to 3 people
  • Airport: Bordeaux

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