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Sometimes, one look is all it takes to capture a whole story. From the moment you arrive, it is so easy to get caught up in the distant memory of the Domaine de la Partoucie fighting off attackers with strong fortifications. Time, however, has taken its toll on the property since then - the watchtowers have been erased, the guns have fallen silent, and the water of the moat is but a pool of tranquillity. Better still, trees and flowers have taken centre stage inside, imbuing the place with a sweet romantic atmosphere.
The house was handed down to us, it has belonged to the family for more than a century. We gradually restored the exteriors and interiors in order to warmly welcome our family, friends and guests.
A fortified chateau surrounded by corner towers, moats and an accessible drawbridge was built in Partoucie in the 15th century. Only the east wing of the feudal residence remains from this time, it is now known as the old 'logis'. The main building was rebuilt with classical architecture by Francois de Lagrange (advisor to the king) in the middle of the 18th century. The decorations and woodwork signed by Jean Lapouge in 1796 (regional cabinetmaker) still decorate the living room as they do the the interior of the hotel Lagrange de la Partoussie on Théophile Gibouin street in Confolens. The 19th century saw various developments including the western part of the moat being filled, the destruction of the donjon on the northwest corner and the remains of the feudal lodge being converted into stables and common areas. The farm buildings surrounding the estate are examples of the rural architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Domaine de la Partoucie was passed between various noble families of the Charente Limousin region over the centuries. Its defensive character gave it an important role in the advanced defense of the fortified chateaus of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens and Confolens. At the end of the troubles of the Middle Ages, it became a more open and classic home with a park. The existence of a private mansion known as "La Partoussie" in Confolens demonstrates it was an established local power. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Domaine de la Partoucie has been a holiday resort, it also sheltered Dutch refugees during the Second World War.
In an authentic setting with a perfect balance of comfort, delicacy and elegance, we gladly welcome guests and share our taste for nature, beauty and simplicity with them. They will enjoy the quiet environment which is ideal for relaxation and breakfasts bathed in sunlight in the middle of the moat, all is accompanied by the splashing of carps, the singing of birds nesting nearby and the gentle croaking of frogs living in the water. Guests will also enjoy the charm of the ancient wisteria that surrounds this family home, the beauty of the roses, the elegance of the agapanthus planted in Anduze pots and the majestic sequoia planted by our ancestors. Everything invites our guests to enjoy the gentle pleasures of life in a calm and rich setting. The interior decor compliments the surrounding environment and highlights the elegance and purity of nature. A large reading and music room is available to guests. Sports equipment and bikes are also available upon request.
Forty kilometers away is the "Domaine des Etangs". In this beautiful setting, our guests can enjoy a remarkable restaurant and have the experience of a life time with an environment and cuisine of exceptional quality. On the way to Limoges, one can stop at Saint-Junien which has a history of leather work. Thanks to the exceptional quality of the waters of Vienne and to a large breeding pool (cows, lambs, etc) an industry of animal skin and leather developed here in the 11th century. One can look around the factory outlets of luxury leather goods. A little further away, the first porcelain workshops maintain and demonstrate their exceptional expertise - the porcelain industry developed in Limoges thanks to the discovery of kaolin in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche in 1768. "Au coin de Rue" is a delicatessen with a retro storefront that takes you back to the Confolens of yesteryear.
110 € - 121 € per night
220 € - 242 € per week-end
The three main guest rooms (Jardin Anglais, Jardin Français, Jardin Secret) are located in the old house which was fully restored in 2017. A large master suite (Jardin Italien) is located in the family house. The dovecote houses a parental suite. Each room has a private bathroom and a separate toilet.