Domaine des Etangs

In the heart of the Charente, on the border of the Limousin, you will find this magnificent luxury hotel. It was completely restored in 2015 and is located on a vast estate consisting of a medieval castle surrounded by several tenant farms and a magnificent park. All rooms are spacious and stylishly decorated. The combination of complete tranquillity with delicious cuisine (one Michelin star!) using home-grown vegetables, top service and an interesting region turn this into the perfect destination for a well-deserved holiday.


In-room fruit and sweets for all Caractère clients. 1/2 bottle of local alcohol in the room for newlyweds. Exclusive offer: 30% discount on your stay (not on breakfast) + from three nights, a hotel voucher worth €100 per room per day to use in the restaurant and wellness. Valid subject to availability!

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This hotel is open from early March to early January.


29 rooms.


Earliest check-in at 4 pm. In July and August at 5 pm. Latest check-out at 12 am. In July and August check-out is at 11 am.


  • Tourist tax is 1.50 euros per person per day. You pay this amount on-site.
  • Your pet is also welcome for 25 euros per day per pet. You pay this amount on-site.

About the rooms

All rooms are spacious and scattered around the estate, part of them in the castle part in the various farmhouses. They are cozy and stylishly decorated and feature a view of the ponds, the meadows or the courtyard and other buildings. All are equipped with tiled or wooden floors, air conditioning, heating, TV, free Wi-Fi and safe, minibar, bathroom with bath and/or shower, toilet, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite room

In the modern furnished Suite Prestige, located in the castle, including a spacious lounge, you can relax with one of the travel books from the chest of drawers made from a pile of suitcases by Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Relax by the heated outdoor swimming pool, equipped with sun loungers and parasols.

Work out and wind down

Various hiking trails on the estate, cycling, boating on the ponds, tennis, horse riding, visit to the farm of the estate, yoga classes. The hotel offers a wellness center including a fitness, a hammam, facials and massages. The latter are also possible outdoors. Between the castle and the kitchen garden is the children's playground featuring three trampolines on the ground, a 15m zip line, a climbing spider net, a wooden hut without slide, a second one with slide, a ping-pong table, a turnstile, two climbing frames with net swings, a swing with two classic swings, a swing with a baby seat, a giant chess game, a "life-size" checkers game and a climbing "rabbit" totem. You will find a 18 holes golf course nearby at 15 km. The ideal location to discover this beautiful and unspoiled region, famous for its limousin cattle.

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Food & Drink

top dish

Be sure not to miss the famous Limousin beef from local producers or even grown on their own property. The chef serves a high-quality, tender piece of meat onto your plate known for its flavour and refined texture.

dress code

Pick your favourite casual chic outfit.

Extensive and catered buffet breakfast with both hot and cold options, which you enjoy on the terrace in fine weather. The gastronomic restaurant Dyades offers a light renewed cuisine including only fresh 'terroir' products and vegetables and herbs from its own vegetable garden of 2,500 m², cultivated in permaculture and certified organic. A fine wine list and dinner on the terrace with a view of the domain and the castle in pleasant temperatures ensure a true dining pleasure. Given the small number of seats, advance reservations are highly recommended!

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Quietly located in the heart of Charente on the border of the Limousin, in a beautiful park of 1000 ha of forests, ponds and meadows, where you will find the famous farm of the Limousin cattle. Both Angoulême and Limoges are at 50 km, Cognac at 95 km and the Haut-Médoc at 150 km. The famous Oradour-sur-Glane is located at 42 km.

Do you have a (rental) car?

The hotel offers free private parking including charging stations.

Caractère review

This luxury hotel was superbly renovated and is uniquely located in a beautiful natural setting. A combination of absolute tranquility - delicious cuisine - interesting region and top service is a guarantee for an unforgettable stay. Highly recommended!

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