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Le Domaine des Étangs *****

16310 Massignac | France |

"This next hotel is a 'pinch-me-am-I-dreaming' kind of place"

Tatler, 26 November 2015

"This elegant table offers a fine and tasty cuisine" (1 star)

Michelin Guide, 2018
From 499€/room

KIDS LOVE

  • Trampolines, swings, slides, wooden cabins
  • The spa card specially dedicated to them
  • The gigantic attic converted into a children's club

PARENTS LOVE

  • Picnics and barbecues with family
  • The spa and the indoor pool
  • The nearby golf course

 

LOCATION

The Domaine des Etangs is one of the most luxurious hotels in the south-west of France. Located between Angoulême and Limoges, this charming property is nestled in the heart of the Charente region, known for the tranquility of its green and hilly landscapes.

Stroll through the narrow streets of the typical village of Massignac, discover Limoges and its famous porcelains, visit the prestigious cellars of Cognac and enjoy the brandy of the same name, go to Bordeaux, classified “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, to visit its museum of contemporary art and its museum of wine, to taste seafood at the port of La Rochelle… the surroundings of the hotel invite many cultural and recreational outings.

The Bordeaux international airport is a 2-hour drive away and frequent rail connections make it easy to reach the hotel.

 

DESCRIPTION

The largest 5-star resort in mainland France, Domaine des Etangs extends over 1,000 hectares of unspoiled nature. It is surrounded by large forests, ponds and pastures.

An emblem of the location, the dragonfly lives in permanent balance between the water, the earth, the air and the light of its colours. This equilibrium characterizes the Domaine, which rests in a perfect marriage between man and nature, the harmony between the seasons and the five senses.

The XI century castle renovated with taste and decorated with works of contemporary art surrounding it:

  • 11 rooms and suites
  • 6 maisonettes
  • 1 gourmet retaurant honoured with 1 Michelin star
  • 1 kitchen garden
  • 1 landscaped park
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 1 gym
  • 1 spa
  • 1 tennis court
  • 1 smoking room
  • 1 library
  • 1 large playground for the children
  • 1 babysitting service on request

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Château offers seven very large rooms and suites (from 36 sqm to 147 sqm), ideal for families. “Venus”, “Jupiter”, “Saturn”…each one bears the name of a planet and displays a personalized decoration, characterized by a blending of classical and contemporary styles. The light stone walls are in perfect harmony with the oak beams and modern furnishings.

La Longère, once home to the peasants who maintained the Domaine, now houses four large suites (from 63 sqm to 85 sqm), the decoration and dominant colours of which are inspired by the four seasons.

Built between two ponds, camouflaged in the hollow of a grove, open on a meadow stretching as far as the eye can see, the six Métairies are luxurious “maisonettes” (from 106 sqm to 393 sqm) where families can enjoy a long stay. The wood, the glass and the stone that characterize them testify to their ancestral craftsmanship. The dwellings are easily accessible, thanks to C-Zero cars, which are available to guests.

 

GASTRONOMY

The Domaine des Etangs celebrates local cuisine. Dyades is a one star-rated restaurant with rustic stone walls, with an impressive period fireplace and a terrace where you can sit in fine weather. Chef’s menu evolves with the seasons and takes its inspiration from them. The Menu de l’instant, Menu Dyades, Menu des étoiles and Menu des enfants offer a variety of dishes that will take you to the heights of gastronomy.

Local producers and products are similarly honoured. The crayfish are caught in the Moulde, a river that crosses the Domaine, the vegetables come from the kitchen garden and the fruits are picked in the orchard.

A home-delivery service is offered for residents of the Métairies. It is also possible to privately book Monade, the castle’s dining room, for exceptional dinners.

Picnics and country barbecues are held in the grounds of the château, in the fields and in the forest, and will delight nature lovers.

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • 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

The Domaine des Etangs is a five-star establishment where you feel “at home”. Parents will appreciate that their children are very safe in the park’s driveways, while the little explorers will delight at this natural paradise. In a meadow or a wood, they will come across foxes, squirrels, wild ducks, birds and many other animals that make up the rural fauna.

The Domaine des Enfants bears its name well. In this large space, everything has been planned for the little ones. Children will have fun on the large playground composed of trampolines, swings, slides, wooden huts and zip lines.

Walks in the forest, picking fruits and flowers from the garden and many other activities are organized to entertain 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 arranged for the children. They will be able to colour, play billiards, leaf through books and have fun with the many games available.

The chef composes panades for babies and a three-course menu for children (25€/menu). Roasted poultry, fish of the day, chocolate fondant, homemade sorbet will delight their taste buds.

At Moulin des Etangs, wellness center of the domain, there is a care card that is specially dedicated to children.

“Heart to Heart” is a programme for children aged 2 to 4, during which parents will learn simple gestures to massage their child and give him or her a real sense of well-being. A moment of unforgettable sharing (70 €/30 minutes).

“Seed of life” is a relaxing massage reserved for children from 3 to 10 years old. Each massage is inspired by an animal. (70€/30 minutes).

“In my Nature” invites children from 6 to 12 years old to relax, lulled by the sounds of the forest. Movements and postures inspired by nature are taught (90€/45 minutes).

Little princesses are likely to make their mothers jealous with “Caressing the Clouds”. Exclusively reserved for girls aged from 4 to 10, this treatment includes a hand massage, a nail beauty session, and, if desired, a non-toxic varnish that may be removed by water. The treatment is also available in a pedicure version (45€/45 minutes).

 

FAMILY EXPERIENCES

Thanks to the bicycles provided free of charge by Le Domaine des Etangs, you can discover the region in the most relaxing way. Many routes have been planned by the tourist office.

Le Domaine des Etangs organizes fitness trails, visits of organic garden, gardening workshops, etc.

Located less than 10 minutes from the Domaine, Lac du Mas Chabans offers hiking, kayaking and outdoor fishing. The castles of La Rochefoucauld, Rochechouart and Rochebrune are perfect for visiting as a family, as is the animal park of La Colline Enchantée, which features more than 40 varieties of animals, including kangaroos, dromedaries and llamas.

 

FOR THE PARENTS

Le Moulin des Etangs is an upscale wellness center offering a range of quality treatments, both indoors and outdoors. Set in an old mill, the place also has decoration that mixes tradition with modernity. This peaceful locale is the perfect place to take care of yourself and forget about time. Relaxing or toning massages are available.

“Fantastic Herbarium” is a body scrub based on flowers, herbs and crushed wheat that incorporates the virtues of nature. The beauty institute offers a complete range of aesthetic treatments. Maman will even have the chance to participate in a personalized make-up course.

Horseback riding, boat trips, quad biking, cycling, hunting (in season), yoga, swimming pool, tennis, cooking classes, individual sport coaching, fishing (releasing fish), painting and photography classes… it is impossible to be bored at the Domaine des Etangs.

Located 15 minutes from the Domaine, the International Golf de la Preze offers a spectacular course, between hills, forests and lakes. Golf enthusiasts can 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-putt greens perfect this little golf paradise.

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Golf
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Pets friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga

Babysitting

  • Rate: 25€/h

Check-in/out

  • Check-in: 4 P.M
  • Check-out: Noon

Number of rooms

  • 11 rooms and suites
  • 6 maisonnettes

Restaurant menu

  • The Michelin-starred Dyades offers a refined seasonal cusine. See the menu

Spa program

Transfer

  • Rate: 190€/one-way/up to 3 persons
  • Airport: Bordeaux