Nestled in the heart of the picturesque French countryside, the Wyndham Halcyon Retreat Golf and Spa Resort offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in the heart of the French countryside; Creuse, Limousin, our resort is a haven of tranquillity, surrounded by natural beauty, enchanting forests, and crystal-clear lakes. Here, nature reigns supreme, providing a breathtaking backdrop for all kinds of outdoor activities.

A Countryside Haven Off the Beaten Path

At Wyndham Halcyon Retreat, we pride ourselves on being an idyllic countryside retreat, far removed from the stresses of modern life. Our resort is perfectly situated to allow guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. With loads of beautiful nature trails, verdant forests, and shimmering lakes, there’s no shortage of opportunities to reconnect with nature.

Wild Daisies

Discover the Local Flora and Fauna

One of the highlights of staying at our resort is the chance to explore the diverse flora and fauna that call this area home. The Creuse region is renowned for its rich biodiversity, making it a paradise for nature lovers. Here are some interesting facts about the local wildlife and plant life you can expect to encounter during your stay:


  • Oak and Chestnut Trees: The forests around our resort are dominated by majestic oak and chestnut trees, providing a canopy of green that changes to vibrant hues in autumn.
  • Beech Trees: Known for their smooth, silver-grey bark and dense foliage, beech trees add to the diversity of our woodland areas.
  • Wildflowers: Throughout the year, the countryside is adorned with a variety of wildflowers, including poppies, daisies, and orchids, adding splashes of colour to the landscape.

Butterfly on a flower


  • Birdlife: Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety of species that inhabit the area, including woodpeckers, owls, and the striking European golden oriole.
  • Deer: Keep an eye out for graceful deer grazing in the meadows or venturing into the forest.
  • Hedgehogs, badgers and Foxes: These charming creatures are commonly spotted during nature walks, especially in the early mornings or evenings.
  • Butterflies and Insects: The abundance of wildflowers attracts a myriad of butterflies and other insects, contributing to the vibrant ecosystem.


Connect with Nature Through Guided Activities

To enhance your experience, the local area offers guided nature walks and interactive apps where you can learn more about the local flora and fauna. Birdwatching tours are also available, providing a chance to observe and identify the diverse bird species in their natural habitats. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, our nature trail maps are available at the reception, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Check out our blog here for all the details on our favourite Nature Trails.

Explore the Great Outdoors

In addition to nature walks, guests can enjoy horse riding and cycling through the scenic countryside. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, our equestrian centre offers something for everyone. Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate the well-marked trails that wind through forests and along lakes, offering breathtaking views at every turn.

For more detailed information about our nature trails and the best spots for wildlife observation, check out our other blog posts. We encourage all our guests to take advantage of the natural beauty surrounding us and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Chestnut Tree

Luxury Living in the Heart of Nature

In addition to our exquisite hotel accommodations, we offer luxurious freehold properties for sale on-site. Our range of properties includes elegant apartments that provide the perfect blend of comfort and style, set amidst our beautiful landscape.

Future amenities at Wyndham Halcyon Retreat include a world-class golf course and a state-of-the-art spa housed in the ancient chateau, ensuring that every moment of your stay or residence is filled with luxury and relaxation. Additionally, our stunning 19th-century chateau hotel stands as a testament to timeless elegance, offering an unforgettable experience for all our guests.

Discover the unique opportunity to own a piece of this tranquil paradise. Embrace the luxury of countryside living at Wyndham Halcyon Retreat Golf and Spa Resort, where the beauty of the natural world is yours to explore and enjoy every day.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our countryside haven, where nature and luxury harmoniously coexist.


A large selection of luxury French holiday homes are for sale in the resort

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