Domaine des Etangs, Hotel de luxe Charente

This is a fantastic option for those seeking a less typical destination. The country surroundings make for a dreamy yet authentic escape. Service is also efficient and discreet, ensuring any special requests are met.

Stay at Domaine des Etangs

Wrap yourself in the storybook spoils of Domaine des Etangs, reimagining all your favourite fairytales as you enter this classic scene. The calm of nature here combines with more than one historic abode. Discover a landscape adorned by artistic interiors, round towers and the valour of ancient knights and lords.Begin your tucked away castle stay with private yoga, before digging into a colourful breakfast feast. Roam the grounds with its local keeper, laughing together as he takes you on a journey through the past. An intimate picnic on the lake follows, as you row leisurely over tranquil streams. Fantasy becomes reality when the sun begins to set. You cherish the stillness, the solitude. A sensational dinner spiced with off-menu surprise comes next.


Hidden in a lesser known region among 2,500 acres of Charente countryside, the hotel enjoys a fairytale location and is only a 40-minute drive from Limoges Airport. Meanwhile, the famed wine delights of Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion are just two hours away by car.


Stays are split between the estate’s quaint farmhouse cottages and elegant rooms in the château and adjacent longère, a traditional farm building. The cottages sleep up to 10 with private kitchens and sitting rooms, but also have the benefit of full hotel service.

Who is it for

Rustic and romantic, couples will certainly revel in the natural beauty here. However, with multiple play areas, special kid’s menus and children’s bikes all readily available, the property can also be considered a family-friendly choice.

Facilities & activities

Tucked within an old walnut oil mill, the spa is a true rural oasis. Guests also have a boutique, a pool and complimentary activities such as pilates, wildlife tours and wine tastings at their disposal. Dining at Michelin-starred Dyades is always a treat, with charming waiters serving delectable dishes inspired from the kitchen garden.

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