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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Perigueux, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Allan P
1 review
“A wonderful peaceful trip”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Spent a week here in June. Catherine and Maxence could not have been more welcoming or generous whilst allowing us the privacy we needed for this break. A welcome pack of wine cheese water and milk was provided allowing us time to go shopping to provide for ourselves. Maxence suggested various places to visit and to enjoy the cusine of the area even lending us a map for the purpose.
The gite itself was perfect for our needs, the furnishings and fittings being first class - in fact everything was perfect and we have no hesitation in recommending to anyone and will certainly consider another visit ourselves.

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Liked best: The location and the enjoyment of the extensive grounds
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Julie B
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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“Tranquility at its best”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at La Maison de Marc au Maine in june for 1 week, We arrived to such an amazing place. My toddler spent everyday by the pool, as we watched the farmer make the hay, watched the sun settting and just found paradise. Le maison was very well equipped with everything you needed for your stay. Maxence and Catherine were most helpful and gave us all a lovely warm welcome and good bye. I would truly recommend anyone to stay here especially if you like to relax with just the sound of the countryside around you.

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cornwall7...
Launceston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful, tastefully furnished, comfortable and much to explore”
Reviewed June 2, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Catherine and Maxence have created a beautiful holiday home in a perfect setting. We were expecting to have a nice base from which to explore the Dordogne and we certainly got that ...and also we had the chance to stay in the most wonderful setting. The house and grounds are just magical with the gardens and woodlands teeming with flora and fauna. We walked in the woods most evenings seeing so much wildlife and enjoying the peace. During the day we bird watched and gazed in awe at the wild flower meadows packed with orchids with clouds of butterflies all around. Our generous hosts provided us with great recommendations for places to visit and walks in the local area. The morning walks to the bakery (just 5 mins) were another chance to appreciate the perfect setting. The Friday morning market supplied us with most of the things we needed.Next time we plan to park up the car and just stay local - everything you need is right there!

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Liked best: The countryside all around you.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Lee T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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“Gracious Welcome to Peace with Luxury in a small town in Perigord”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in November 2014

We recently had the pleasure of our second stay at Le Maine. It is hard to capture the ambience of this place in simple terms. The accommodations are impeccable. Catherine and Maxence have done a remarkable job of renovating and decorating these 3 gites on their Chartreuse property. The combination of the pastoral beauty of the very large property, the luxury of the accommodations, the proximity to so many interesting places in the area and finally the help and company of Catherine and Maxence is unsurpassed in our experiences renting in France. We have enjoyed the major towns of Sarlat, Bergerac, Montingac and Perigeuex but the real fun is the surprises we find on the way. The little villages, the small markets, the hospitality, the beauty all keep us coming back.

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Liked best: The owners, the environment, everything!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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tintina
florida
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18 reviews
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“What a magnificent stay at Maison de Marc”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We recently had the good fortune of staying at Maison de Marc for 5 days.

First of all, may I say that you could not ask for better hosts than Catherine and Maxence. As soon as we arrived, they warmly greeted us, showed us through the beautiful maison, and not only left us a bottle of wine, cheese, etc. but also freshly cut dahlias from their garden. The kitchen is so charming and rustic (as noted in pictures) and very well stocked. The bathroom with its stone wall was lovely as well. Building a fire in the living room fireplace and sharing a bottle of wine on the private patio made the end of every day so special. Their property is absolutely gorgeous. Being that we are animal lovers, it was delightful to walk down the property to greet Zebuyon, the donkey, and Mouton Rothchild, the sheep, every morning and evening.

Dordogne area has so much to explore - the different villages of Perigeaux and Beynac, just to name a fews. The stay would have not been complete without canoeing down the Dordogne River, admiring the hilltop villages along the way.

What a beautiful place to stay. I would highly recommend it and our hope is to return to Maison De Marc soon.

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Liked best: Amenities, hospitality, location and beautiful VRBO
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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CeTX
Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“charming”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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What a beautiful place to stay. We had a beautiful cottage with private outdoor areas, comfortable beds, lovely linens, new kitchen, spa-like bath, and were only moments to all the food, sights and shopping of the Dordogne. This rental is moments from the city of Perigoux, the hosts could not be more helpful. Dining out options abound, but if you want to have your own foie gras with a glass of Bergerac wine then a few steps outside your own door there are private areas to savour this little corner of the world--it is all easily arranged! The rental was spotless, we had wi-fi, and a 5 minute walk for fresh morning croissants.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Charlotte...
Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just Lovely!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - Catherine and Maxence gave us a very warm welcome (even though we arrived late at night due to our flight being delayed) and left us bread, cheese, strawberries and wine which were very gratefully received! The grounds of the cottage are lovely and the pool area is beautiful with amazing views.

The surrounding area is beautiful with lots of gorgeous villages/towns to visit. Maxence gave us a map with places marked out and was very helpful with suggestions as to where would be good for us to go, as we had our 9 month old daughter with us.

We would thoroughly recommend Le Maine and hope to visit again in the future!

Traveling group: Extended Family
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