A bucolic vision in the middle of the Charente region, Domaine des Etangs is quite inimitable – a rustic fairytale sprung completely to life. This meticulously restored 11th-century château and its medieval suites lie within a 2,500-acre nature reserve, with six isolated farmhouse cottages and seven rooms furnished in the utmost contemporary taste. Exposed stone walls, timber eaves and astronomical antiques meet sleek, minimalist furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows or maybe a freestanding copper bathtub with a view – smart design offset by a gloriously homely warmth.
This idyll revels in its tranquil surroundings, with vast ponds for fishing and rowing boats, a seemingly endless forest and meadows scattered with Limousin cows. Besides delightful opportunities to dine al fresco (perhaps a secluded picnic or a barbecue in the woods), Domaine des Etang’s Michelin-starred restaurant serves farm-to-table dishes inspired by the freshest produce of the day. An undisturbed playground where rural dreams roam free.
Families of all ages
An escape to the outdoors
Michelin star collectors
Things to do at the property:
Fish or take a rowing boat across the ponds
Unwind at the spa
Help wash and brush Limousin cows
Relax in the frigidarium, tepidarium and caldarium
Dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant
Play tennis by the lake
Things to do nearby:
Discover modern art at Château de Rochechouart
Visit porcelain masters such as Bernardaud in Limoges
Explore Gallo-Roman archaeological history at Cassinomagus
Take relaxing walks through the forest
Visit the 200 million-year-old Rochechouart crater
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.