Domaine des Etangs

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Why you'll love it here

  • Journey to this fairytale 13th-century chateau surrounded by rolling hills, woodland, lakes and wildlife.
  • Taste the local and seasonal produce cultivated in the hotel's organic vegetable garden.
  • Explore the hotel, and its land with guided nature walks as well as wellness, art, culinary and children's experiences.
  • Take out an electric car to explore the estate eco-consciously.
  • Enjoy the unique floating tennis court

Jackie

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect France holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Domaine des Etangs invites lucky visitors into an elegant fairy tale world set within a luxurious 1,000-acre estate. Staying inside the 13th-century castle, created by knights from the Middle Ages, is an experience unlike any other.

The Château is the centrepiece of this luxurious destination. The surrounding estate is an unspoilt treasure trove of forests, vegetable gardens and calm ponds that reflect the glittering stars after the sun has set over the rolling hills.

There are a variety of activities and excursions around the estate, ranging from exploring the forest to an outdoor pool, tennis court, playground and giant outdoor chessboard. With in-room dining offered in every room, suite and cottage, and special picnics around the estate, the beautiful gardens provide the estate with delightful seasonal flavours for the menu.

Whether you want to dine out surrounded by decadent décor or eat in the comfort of your cottage, a dream culinary experience awaits. The Dyades Restaurant is the hotel's main eatery and offers dishes inspired by the castle's history and landscape. The expert staff can help you find the perfect wine to match the atmosphere wherever you choose to dine. The local vineyards pair perfectly with the fresh local ingredients, making Domaine des Etangs a haven for foodies.

The location is also perfect to launch an exploration of France's brandy and wine country. Cognac is around an hour away, and Bordeaux's wine region is around two hours away; these make for a wonderful day trip out.

The accommodation options include the Château and Longère, lovely for a couple on a getaway and the farmhouses, which are perfect for a family stay where you need a little more room to enjoy.

Various activities make this an ideal place for groups or families to get away and enjoy the region together. If you'd prefer to take a more relaxed approach to your holiday, the wellness centre found on the water's edge will have everything you're looking for. Inside the spa, you'll discover tailor-made treatments that are specially adapted to the body's seasonal needs.

The castle and surrounding estate house seven luxurious rooms and suites within its storied walls and four unique suites found in the renovated stables, each themed to a different season. The accommodations are enchanting with traditional wood beams, impressive fireplaces, and garden views.

For a couple spending dedicated time together, we recommend the beautiful Junior Suites of the Longère. The four suites delicately blend french farmhouse living with seasonal themes for each suite. Another option perfect for couples is the elegant Château with seven suites beautifully designed with a luxe-comfort fashion in mind.

For larger groups or those seeking extra privacy, several farmhouse cottages are available. Named after the constellations, these farmhouses are spacious, welcoming and hand-renovated by master artisans to be a haven of comfort. There are a variety of farmhouses to choose from in differing sizes. All are a fantastic choice for a family stay at Domaine des Etangs.

Junior Spring Suite

Junior Spring Suite

Sitting in the far northeast corner of the stables, this duplex-style suite features a lounge area downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The soft colours and excellent views are perfect for relaxing.
Junior Summer Suite

Junior Summer Suite

Utilising a bright summery colour palette, this duplex-style suite is found in the renovated stables and features a lounge downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Junior Autumn Suite

Junior Autumn Suite

With copper and beige tones mimicking the colours of Autumn, this duplex-style suite is found in the luxurious stables and comes with a lounge downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Junior Winter Suite

Junior Winter Suite

With stark winter tones and design features, this duplex-style suite is found in the stables and is a perfect place to relax. The suite features a lounge downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Signature Castle Suite

Signature Castle Suite

Slick, modern design is paramount in the Signature Castle Suite. The lavish bedroom is bathed in light from the windows and from the extraordinary “wall of water” photographic composition by Dieter Appelt.
Prestige Chateau Suite

Prestige Chateau Suite

Everything about this suite is designed to bring the bright sunlight inside. Along with a vast lounge, the bedroom features a glass ceiling from which a crystal chandelier illuminates the tiled sky.
Castle Suite

Castle Suite

Bathed in blue and silver, these suites are designed to immerse you in the fascinating history of chiaroscuro. An intimate and cosy bedroom features glass ceiling that reveals the interior architecture of the tower.
Junior Suite Castle

Junior Suite Castle

This suite provides a lounge, a bedroom, a walk-in shower and a hidden dressing room. Each room can be shut off from the others to allow guests the pleasure of opening and discovering them.
Prestige Castle Room

Prestige Castle Room

A sense of calm presides over this serene retreat. With a glass ceiling in the tower and an open fireplace, you will discover a feeling of romantic refinement.
Unicorn

Unicorn

This one-bedroom farmhouse is perfect for couples seeking an intimate, private getaway. Exclusive and unique with its stone walls, Unicorn overlooks the ponds.
Centaur

Centaur

Located between two ponds, this two-bedroom farmhouse offers a palette of sand and driftwood tones. A vast lounge dining room opens onto a large fireplace and a wooden staircase with views that stretch on endlessly.
Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

This two-bedroom farmhouse harbours a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Here you will find an open fireplace, a wine cellar and a dining room which invites you to sample local produce.
Serpentaire

Serpentaire

This three-bedroom farmhouse accommodates up to six guests. Spacious and quiet, warm, and beautiful in the sunlight, Serpentaire opens onto an orchard that slopes downwards towards a serene pond.
Dragon

Dragon

Dragon is a vast, luxurious farmhouse. Its five rooms can accommodate a total of 10 guests. It even has a real indoor waterfall reminiscent of Roman baths. The combination of wood, glass and stone creates a cosy setting.
Pegasus

Pegasus

This five-bedroom farmhouse is extremely spacious and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Bathed in sunlight, this cottage has incredible views of nature through its large windows and a large skylight.
The Dyades Restaurant

The Dyades Restaurant

The Dyades Restaurant effortlessly blends rustic interiors with lavish design elements. This creates a chic balance between the gently rolling landscape and the hard stone walls of the castle. All the dishes served here are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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There are a whole host of activities waiting to be discovered within the Château's walls. There's so much fascinating history waiting to be explored, as well as thermal baths of the wellness centre and Moulin des Etangs. There's an art gallery close to the hotel called La Laiterie, which hosts art, exhibitions and two gorgeous libraries. Dotted around the Domaine, you can also look out for stunning art pieces and installations as you explore.

Families visiting Domaine des Etangs have a fabulous children's play area with trampolines, zip wire, and climbing frames. Your kids will become chess champions on the giant chessboard, and for the younger members of your family, there is a babysitter service that you can call upon.

Domaine des Etangs in the Champagne & Bordeaux Region is an exemplar of sustainable luxury. It has taken remarkable steps to preserve the environment, planting local tree species and nurturing the surrounding forests, ensuring the natural beauty of the area remains untouched.

To connect you with nature, the Domaine offers guided nature walks led by knowledgeable forest rangers, as well as visits to nearby beehives, fostering an appreciation for the local ecosystem through educational activities.

Furthermore, the Domaine's commitment to the local community shines through its renovation process. the hotel actively involved local craftsmen, carpenters, and interior designers, supporting the regional economy, and preserving traditional skills.

Domaine des Etangs offers an exceptional blend of opulence and environmental responsibility, where you can revel in luxury while immersing yourself in the beauty of the natural world and supporting local communities.

Nature and Farming

Domaine des Etangs is set in the beautiful French countryside; the hotel aims to preserve the nature surrounding the Château through promoting eco-friendly activities and working with scientists to keep the forest healthy.

If you want to explore the enchanting estate, there're some incredible activities that're perfect for you. You can explore the forest, visit the farm and organic vegetable garden, discover the stunning flora and fauna on bike rides, including the Limousin cattle, believed to be one of the largest herds in France.

Take a horse out to explore the location on the roads or paths around the land or hike the 11km path around the Domaine. You could also spend a day enjoying boat trips and line fishing on the nearby ponds or visit an adventure park just 2km from the estate.

Wellness

During your stay, take the opportunity to truly unwind with the hotel's well-being activities, including the thermal baths in the basement of the Château. Take a dip in the indoor pool, steam yourself in the steam rooms and cool down in the frigidarium. If you prefer to swim surrounded by nature, head to the outdoor pool heated from May through September.

The hotel has a gym with all the equipment you'll need for a high-quality workout. After expending your energy in the gym or a heated game of tennis on the floating courts, enjoy a wind down at the hotel's wellness centre, Moulin des Etangs. There are a variety of treatments available at the centre, all custom-designed to help you relax - luxuriate on your own or with your loved ones.

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  • Time zone: +1 GMT
  • Flight time: 1.5-2 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air France, British Airways, Easyjet
  • Currency: Euro
  • Tipping guideline: 10% to 15%
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Paris
  • Population: 64,881,830
  • National languages: French
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C & E, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for France if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 90 days

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Jackie

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Not sure where to stay in Champagne Bordeaux? I'm here to help. Give me a call and I'll share my first-hand insights to find your perfect spot.

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