French trad meets Danish flair and Swiss hospitality: a fabulous lakeside retreat with delicious food in the restaurant.


A SLOW-CHIC EXPERIENCE

Smart countryside mansion 10 kilometres from Angoulême, the balcony of the South-West, the Domaine de Châtelard is surrounded by 80 hectares of meadow and woodland. Laze by the pool in summer, retire to the fireside in winter, and enjoy the glorious grounds all year round. There is a tennis court, mountain bikes and canoes.

Open fom February to December.

Double rooms start from 83 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.


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Slow
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Chic

WE LOVE

  • The stunning location of the Domaine de Châtelard in general, and the terrace of its restaurant in particular.
  • Ending the day with a glass of local wine playing petanque (with friends); or leisurely rowing around the lake (with your partner).
  • The classically decorated rooms with quirky touches.

DON'T MISS

  • Enter the secret of the elaboration of the world’s most coveted brandy, Cognac. Discover the super star cellars and the small finds among the Cognac route.
  • Visit the workshop of a local craftsman. Alain Bussac produces sandstone pottery and porcelain tableware in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme and will happily show you around his atelier.

THE BEST BIT

Take in the blissful sunset view of the domaine's lake from the shaded terrace. Chef and owner Ivan cooks a feast of regional and Mediterranean food with a contemporary twist and presentation. Don’t miss the quail risotto and its whisky flavoured smoked broth, monkfish with Beluga lentils and bacon emulsion, roasted lobster with garden herbs and coral risotto.


NEED TO KNOW

Rooms: 10 individually decorated rooms divided into standard, superior and junior suites. Views vary from garden, pool and lake and size from 15 m2 for the standard to 35 m2 for the largest suites. Bathroom amenities are organic and made with mares’ milk !
Breakfast: Breakfast comes with the same attention to presentation as dinner. Expect locally sourced and homemade continental buffet.
Bar: Yes.
Restaurant: Yes, that’s the best bit.

Seasonality

Open fom February to December.

MORE INFO

Rates: Double rooms start from 83 € per night. Use the calendar to benefit from the best rate and availability on a specific date. Book online to get the best offers.
Breakfast cost: 14 EUR per person.

Experiences*

Best For

Cultural exploration, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Wine country

Landscape

Lake or River, Remote location

Get Active

Biking, Canoeing, Tennis Court, Horse Riding

Enjoy

Seafood, Wine

Learn

Golf, Horse Riding, Local crafts, Wine making

*Experiences in or near the property


QUALITY LABELS

Slow-Chic HotelsLabel Qualité Tourisme

Facilities

Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pets Welcome, Free Wi-fi, Bar, Parking, TV
Internet
Free! Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free! Parking is available onsite and is free of charge.
Pets
Pets are allowed, charges may apply. (10 EUR per day)

Booking & Cancellation policies
Booking & Cancellation policies may vary according to room type and/or in case of special offers.
Please check the room conditions while making your reservation.

LOCATION

Le Got de Dirac, 16410 Dirac, France - Show map


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