Set on a pretty lake, just 10 minutes from Angoulême in the countryside of Charente is the charming Domaine du Châtelard. It is surrounded by a protected natural area of some 80 hectares of pastures and woodlands. Originally a 19th century manor house, the hotel opened in June 2009 and offers casual elegant rooms and a cosmopolitan restaurant serving cuisine with an Italian flair.
Each spacious room (between 15 and 35m²) is individually and charmingly decorated. Half the rooms have stunning views over the lake, while the other rooms have views over the gardens and swimming pool. Every room has its own bathroom with shower or bath with shower, hair dryer and television. Two of the bedrooms have brand new bathrooms.
The Domaine’s restaurant serves gastronomic Italian cuisine and uses fresh seasonal produce. Ivan Gotfredsen is a highly acclaimed chef (Michelin, Gault Millau, Feinschmecker) and worked across all over Europe in star rated establishments. With nice weather drinks and meals can be taken outside on the terrace with a view of the lake.
Outside activities include swimming in the swimming pool or in the lake, playing tennis, pétanques, and canoeing and rowing on the private lake. The surrounding area invites to cycle (mountain bikes available), horse riding and superb nature walks.
• 11 rooms ✅free Wi-Fi ✅free parking • Angoulême 8km • Angoulême-Cognac Airport 20km • Bordeaux 120km • massages on request