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- The spa program especially dedicated to children
- The family picnics and barbecues
The cottages of the 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, the Domaine des Étangs is nestled in the heart of the Charente region, known for the tranquility 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.
The 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 art works, 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
The Domaine des Étangs therefore 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 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 provide 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.
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. A gastronomy from the local soil, generous and inventive, the promise of an unforgettable moment.
A 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.