Cubjac holiday farmhouse rental with shared pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

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  • Farmhouse
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

La Cuisine d'Alice is a gracious one-bedroom house on the grounds of the French country estate known as 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 La Chartreuse du 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.

Newly restored in the most pure Périgord tradition, this very spacious home has kept, in addition to impressive vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, its carved stone sink and its large original fireplace.

From the garden, a few steps take you into inside the house. The beautiful limestone walls, the softly colored limewash tones, and the natural materials make for a unique and inviting atmosphere. In winter, the heated floor warms the room and makes it cozy.

La Cuisine d'Alice boasts an open-plan layout. In the main living space, there is a sitting room with comfortable leather sofa and armchair in front of the fireplace, and a dining area to enjoy your meals. The modern kitchen is complete with high-end appliances.

The bedroom is a few steps up from the living space. The openness of this room allows you to see the fireplace from the bed, making it the most romantic getaway for couples. All bed and bedding and linens are new and of the highest quality. The ensuite bathroom has a heated towel rack so you can enjoy warm towels after your shower or bath.

The living space has windows overlooking the private garden, where dining furniture and lounge chairs invite you to sit in the sun or spend wonderful evenings al fresco.

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.

Further details indoors

La Cuisine d'Alice has a very comfortable under-floor heating downstairs, large radiators upstairs and a heated towel rack in the bathroom.
In Summer the heated floor is reversible and becomes a cooling floor.
The bedroom benefits from an electronic opening skylight with an automated shade.
Bed and bedding are brand-new and of the highest quality.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances, utensils and tableware you will need to prepare gourmet "Perigordine" meals.

Further details outdoors

La Cuisine d'Alice's private garden has lounge chairs, dinning furniture and a Weber outdoor grill
In addition the estate offers you:
- Private woods with many footpaths to enjoy walking, footing, bird and wild life watching
- A kitchen garden with rose-trees on ancient arches and lavender bed. 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

The large swimming pool is to be shared with a maximum of 8 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!

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Catherine and Maxence, your English-speaking French hosts, are living on-site. We are happy to welcome you personally and show you around your house and the estate. We are happy to help on any aspects of your stay with suggestions regarding what to see and what to do, history of the region, shops, restaurants, wineries and vineyards, restaurant bookings, markets of local produce, and so much more… We lend you a "Magic map" where best places and scenic backroads are highlighted, so you can make the most of your stay. We can intervene immediately in case of problem regarding household appliances or else. This can be very useful ! Though we are very discrete hosts, when we meet in the estate, we love to chat with our guests !
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Catherine L.
Average reply time:
2 hours 18 minutes

Calendar updated:
26 Nov 2021

Years listed:
10

Based in:
France
Languages spoken: English, French
This Farmhouse has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Feb 2012. Located in Perigueux, it has 40 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £690 to £1244.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Nov 2021.

Reviews

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Nomad651822

Such a delightful stay
Jul 2020

Last summer we had a wonderfull time at Chartreuse du Maine. The lane leading up to the beautifull premisses met all expectations. A warm welcome, tips and lovely conversations, a garden with tomatoe… More 

Reviewed 3 Jan 2021

Justine Q
France

Week end cocooning réussi!
Mar 2020

Si vous souhaitez un gîte cocooning pour un weekend annoncé comme pluvieux, ce qui est plutôt normal au mois de mars, nous vous recommandons ce lieu. Il est parfait! Les photos perm… More 

Reviewed 17 Mar 2020

Owner's reply:
Merci beaucoup Justine pour cet avis à 5 étoiles. Faire votre connaissance a été un réel plaisir. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez trouvé dans La Cuisine d'Alice, la Chartreuse du Maine et le Périgord tout ce que vous recherchiez pour un weekend à la fois cocooning et nature. Merci pour votre éloge des joies de l'hiver en Périgord, les promenades, le repos, le bien-être, la table. Partager avec vous notre connaissance des belles balades à faire est notre plaisir. Nous espérons avoir la joie de vous accueillir à nouveau au Maine pour d'autres expériences de nature et de sérénité. À bientôt !
Hint0n
Devizes, United Kingdom

Perfect setting for exploring the Dordogne region
Jun 2019

My holidays are never taken on a whim, I spend the winter months hibernating and spend hour after hour exploring the world. This year we have ventured only a short distance but what a beautiful, tranq… More 

Reviewed 22 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Bonjour Penny, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic comment ! It is great to hear you had a perfect holiday with us to the point that you would definitely recommend to stay at la Chartreuse du Maine. We are really happy to hear you benefited from all what the estate offers its guests : peace, birdsongs and wild nature, stunning grounds, the unique location to explore the Dordogne area rich in activity opportunities, sites of interest, history and wonderful scenery, not mentioning gastronomy and wines. Meeting you both was lovely and we hope to welcome you again for future holidays.
BarbElizM
Bicheno, Australia

Very fortunate
May 2019

My partner and i were fortunate enough to be able to spend five nights at this delightful accommodation. Alice's Kitchen was perfect for us: spacious, well appointed, quaint and set in beautiful … More 

Reviewed 2 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much Barbara for your kind comment and rate. We were fortunate to meet your partner and you, thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so ! We miss you and our chats, and Iris misses her two-legged friends too. Thank you as well for recommending la Chartreuse du Maine. We hope we will have the pleasure to seeing you again some time soon in Australia or in France.
drcmd46
Denver, Colorado

Charming accommodations in a bucolic setting in the heart of the Perigord
Jul 2018

Located next to Cubjac, a small town in Perigord North, this family estate houses three different rentals. We stayed in La Cuisine d' Alice--beautiful with everything we could possibly need. It… More 

Reviewed 19 Jul 2018

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Catherine (the owner) a message.

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