La Maison de Marc au Maine
Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Maison de Marc is the converted farmhouse of La Chartreuse du Maine, and is one of three vacation homes located on the property, around the courtyard.
Le Maine is situated in the peaceful countryside, at the edge of the small village of Cubjac, just five minutes walk from the local shops and weekly farmers' market. The estate encompasses 63 acres of gardens, meadows and wooded paths. In the middle of a meadow filled with wild flowers, the swimming pool is an ideal spot to relax. The unique situation of Le Maine in the centre of the Dordogne region makes it the perfect base to explore the many châteaux, villages, prehistoric caves, markets and wine yards of the area.
Recently restored in the Périgord purest tradition, this south-facing farmhouse has kept all its original features, including exposed beams, honey colored limestone walls and stone fireplace, which highlight its charm and authenticity. The interior design was conceived to offer you a warm and refined comfort down to the smallest details. You can also enjoy delightful dinners al fresco in the private garden.
La Maison de Marc accommodates 4 people, with one double and one twin bedroom all on the ground floor. This farmhouse is ideal for families with teenagers or young children and people with disabilities.
We, Catherine and Maxence, live permanently on site and are more than happy to welcome you to La Chartreuse du Maine, our family home for four generations.
Discover another Dordogne than the one on the holiday brochures. Our passion and local knowledge will allow you an intimate, authentic and unforgettable taste of the real Périgord.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon/Cap-Ferret 200 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Périgueux 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Tastefully furnished, this 2 bedroom cottage includes a living room with a large fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a room with 2 twin beds, and a bathroom with a tub/shower and sink, and a separate toilet.
Beds and bedding are all new and of the highest quality, made with Anne de Solène linen.
The kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and cookware.
There is a stereo, a DVD player and an HDTV that receives a satellite signal for stations in English, German and Spanish as well as French.
|Further details outdoors|
La Maison de Marc's private gardens have outdoor furniture and BBQ .
In addition the estate offers you:
- Private woods with many footpaths to enjoy walking, footing, bird and wild life watching
- A kitchen garden with lavender bed and rose-trees on ancient arches. There our guests are welcome to pick herbs for cooking
- A pasture where Zebulon the donkey and Rothschild the sheep are happy to socialize with (not only) children
- A meadow on the Auvezere river banks ideal for fishing
- Bicycles for adults are at your disposal at the property, one is equipped with a baby seat.
The large swimming pool is to be shared with a maximum of 6 other guests. It has
- A large teak deck with lounge chairs and parasols
- Modern chlorine-free purifying system (slightly salt water not aggressive for eyes and skin)
- An automated security cover to protect non swimming children
- It is located some 80 meters away from the houses, so as children can play without disturbing nap enthusiasts
We provide an exceptionally high-standard of accommodation and service with everything included:
- Welcome pack on arrival
- Cots and high-chairs available on request
- All finest quality linen including bed linen, bath and toilet towels, pool towels, table cloth, serviettes and dish towels
- Beds are made before arrival
- Free Wifi
- Wood for log fire
- All cleaning materials
- End of stay cleaning is included (except if the property is not left in a reasonable state)
We, Maxence & Catherine, your French English-speaking hosts are on-hand and happy to help you on any aspect of your stay with suggestions regarding:
- What to see and what to do
- Best itineraries through wonderful scenery
- History of the region
- Shops, restaurants, wineries and vineyards
- Restaurant bookings
- Farmers' markets
- And so much more…
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Aquitaine region in the South West of France is one the most beautiful areas of the country and has much to offer visitors: unspoiled scenery, important architectural heritage, Bordeaux wines, an agreeable climate all-year-round, and it is a renowned gastronomic paradise.
The jewel of the Aquitaine is the Dordogne region of which the name itself evokes a way of life and an authenticity that has disappeared elsewhere, but remains true here. Although it has been inhabited since prehistoric times, its numerous valleys, dramatic cliffs and high limestone plateaus covered in dense oak forests have made it historically difficult to access the area, thus explaining why the region has changed very little and speaks of stories long since passed.
After Paris area, the Dordogne has the most historical monuments. At each turn of the road, you will be amazed by romantic landscapes offering views of small medieval villages, castles, fortresses perched on hilltops, and cliffs inhabited from prehistoric times. Not visible from the roads, but also noteworthy, are the caves covered in paintings dating back 17,000 years.
There is magic in the air throughout the region, but there are certain places that should not be missed while visiting Perigord. The medieval town of Sarlat has a very unique historic city center from the 15th century. The valley of the Dordogne River meanders peaceably below castles, seeming to not have moved for centuries. This valley is known for the fortress of Beynac, which has served as the backdrop for several films, the castle of Castelnaud; the village of La Roque-Gageac where the houses are built into the cliffs, and Domme, a “bastide royale” town of the 13th century.
The Valley of the Vézère River, also called the Valley of Prehistory, offers the original caves of Font de Gaume and Les Combarelles, in addition to the most famous painted cave of Lascaux, and the Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzies. Also nearby are the cliffs of La Roque Saint Christophe which were inhabited until the end of the Middle Ages. Many castles are open to the public like Hautefort, which dominates in the middle of French formal gardens, one of the most beautiful in the Aquitaine region. The tour of the geological cave of Tourtoirac is an extraordinary visit to an unusual area which was formed by an underground river. Brantôme, named the green Venice of Périgord, is a city with Medieval and Renaissance influences, especially known for its abbey and an angled bridge of the 15th century.
Le Maine benefits from its unique location in the center of the Dordogne region, close to Sarlat and any major attraction the area has to offer, whilst being in the peaceful countryside, away from the crowds, a little off the beaten track. Guests really appreciate coming back to the peace and quiet of Le Maine after a day's visit around Brantome, Sarlat and along the Dordogne Valley. After the buzz and activity of the major sites, the tranquillity of this traditional corner of the Périgord is invaluable. From Le Maine you can walk or go bike riding amidst the surrounding countryside and villages. The Auvézère river, which runs through Cubjac, is perfect for canoe rides. Nearby, children will love tree walking and aqua parks.
Le Maine is located at the edge of the small village of Cubjac. You are a short walk away from the center of this typical Dordogne village which features a picturesque stone bridge and old houses. Here you will find a bakery, a butcher shop, a small grocery store, a post office and a pharmacy. There is also a café with outdoor seating and a pizzeria. On Fridays, there is a farmer's market with local produce, cheese, and more.
Perigueux, the vibrant capital of Perigord, only 20 km from Le Maine, is a city rich in art and history with much to see: a Roman villa housed by the magnificent museum designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, a medieval renaissance city center filled with narrow, cobbled streets, Romanesque churches and a byzantine-style cathedral which hosts a twice-weekly market with local products in its square.
Retaining its gastronomic traditions, this city offers a number of refined restaurants and wintners. In winter, the very special foie gras and truffles markets add excitement to the peaceful city. Some local producers are happy to invite you to hunt for truffles with them in their truffle fields. At any season, you can take advantage of a dedicated cooking class in a new and unique kitchen/restaurant, the only one of its kind in Perigord.
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15 Jul 2014
Superb accommodation in a really lovely spot. The cottage is extremely pretty, comfortable and well equipped - the owners have lavished huge care and attention in restoring, decorating and furnishing … More
27 Jun 2014
Our response to this holiday is that same as all others I have seen, you will not be disappointed. Catherine and Maxence are warm, welcoming and above all helpful hosts. They are happy to share their … More
21 Dec 2013
"UN MERVEILLEUX SEJOUR"
La maison de marc est un vrai rêve de calme et de sérénité.Nous avons beaucoup apprécié son luxe discret et son confort raffiné. Catherine et Maxence ont été des hôtes parfaits qui n'on… More
23 Oct 2013
"A fantastic find!"
La Maison de Marc, set within the grounds of "La Chartreuse du Maine", certainly has the "wow" factor. We could not believe our luck in finding such an idyllic place to stay for ou… More
16 Oct 2013
"Better Than Home -- Maybe!"
My husband and I just stayed in La Maison de Marc one week ago and decided that this absolutely lovely rental was better than home. It is a beautifully and lovingly decorated former chicken coop with… More
28 Sep 2013
We stayed at La Maine in early September on a family holiday and can only concur with all previous comments made. Catherine and Maxence were such fabulous hosts with a warm welcome and unforgetable fi… More
14 Sep 2013
"Silence v Nature"
Another perfect holiday at Le Maine. Great location on the edge of the village, very quiet, but easy walking distance to the village with a bakers, butchers, chemist and bar. Good market every Frida… More
29 May 2013
"A beautiful hideaway in a romantic countryside"
Le Maine is a romantic estate at the edge of the little village Cubjac. "Maison de Marc" is one the three apartments, which are all beautifully decorated with many nice details. The apartmen… More
20 Dec 2012
"A match made in beauty heaven"
Saturday night November 3rd (2012) fell dark and stormy as we arrived at La Maine residence. Having travelled from Paris a bit weary and worn we were greeted by the lovely owners Catherine and Maxenc… More
28 Nov 2012
My Husband and I spent 8 nights at this quintessential piece of french countryside paradise. The apartment was charming with a fireplace for added ambience. Each room was spacious and thoughtfully p… More
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