French trad meets Danish flair and Swiss hospitality: a fabulous lakeside retreat with delicious food in the restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Restaurant: Yes, that’s the best bit.
Cultural exploration, Honeymoons, Luxury stay, Wine country
Lake or River, Remote location
Biking, Canoeing, Tennis Court, Horse Riding
Golf, Horse Riding, Local crafts, Wine making