Why you'll love it here...

  • Journey to this fairytale 11th-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 bike or electric car to explore the estate eco-consciously.

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 castle 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 too, ranging from exploring the forest to an outdoor pool, tennis court, playground, giant outdoor chess board, and an 18-hole golf course.

With in-room dining offered in the every room, suite and cottage, and special picnics around the estate available, the beautiful gardens provide the estate with delightful seasonal flavours for the menu. The location is also perfect from which to launch an exploration into Bordeaux’s wine region. The local vineyards pair perfectly with the fresh local ingredients, making Domaine des Etangs a haven for foodies.

The accommodation options and wide variety of 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 find tailor-made treatments that are specially adapted to the seasonal needs of the body.

Features

  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa / Wellness
  • Tennis
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The castle and surrounding estate houses seven luxurious rooms and suites within its storied walls, as well as four unique suites found in the renovated stables, each themed to a different season. With traditional wood beams, impressive fireplaces, and garden views, the accommodations are enchanting. For larger groups or those seeking some extra privacy, there are several farmhouse cottages available. Spacious and welcoming, they were hand-renovated by master artisans to be a haven of comfort.

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 Dyad Restaurant

The Dyad Restaurant

The Dyad 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.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Whether you want to dine out surrounded by decadent décor or eat in the comfort of your cottage, a dream culinary experience awaits. The Dyad Restaurant is the hotels main eatery and offers dishes inspired by the history and landscape surrounding the castle. You can also arrange picnics around the estate and enjoy the seasonal flavours close to nature. Wherever you chose to dine, the expert staff can help you find the perfect wine to match the atmosphere.

There is a whole host of activities waiting to be discovered within the walls of the castle. So much fascinating history waiting to be explored, as well as thermal baths, an art gallery and library, the La Moulin spa, and an attic full of games. What’s more, there is also an outdoor pool, tennis court, playground, giant outdoor chess board, and an 18-hole golf course.

If you want to explore the enchanting estate, then there are some incredible activities that are perfect for you. You can explore the forest, visit the farm and organic vegetable garden, discover the surprising flora and fauna on bike rides, horse riding and hiking trails. You could also spend a day enjoying boat trips and line fishing on the nearby ponds or visit an adventure park that is just 2km from the estate.

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All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

Domaine des Etangs

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Company Team
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