Feedback
Enter a location, property ID, keywords, and/or descriptive words.

So French !

You sent a message to this owner.

The living space of La Cuisine d'Alice, vacation home in La Chartreuse du Maine

The living space of La Cuisine d'Alice, vacation home in La Chartreuse du Maine La Chartreuse du Maine, near Sarlat, Dordogne Private garden and front of the La Cuisine d'Alice holiday home Path of roses in La Chartreuse du Maine vegetable garden in June La Cuisine d'Alice's living space La Cuisine d'Alice kitchen Bedroom viewed from the living space. Great to see the wood fire from the bed ! Romantic bedroom of La Cuisine d'Alice En suite full bathroom Rose de Rescht and Queen of the muscs from the vegetable garden En suite full bathroom of La Cuisine d'Alice Hear the song of cicadas? Catherine & Maxence, your French English speaking hosts The estate of La Chartreuse du Maine in Dordogne, near Sarlat in Perigord Noir The vegetable garden of Le Maine in June Nice weather! Bikes are waiting for you in the courtyard of La Chartreuse. Cubjac, typical Perigordine village within 8 minutes walk from Le Maine Market day in Périgueux in front of the cathedral (XII-XVI C.) The Fortress of Beynac just like in a fairy tale! Wandering in the cobbled street of one of the countless stone Dordogne villages The village of La Roque-Gageac: here enjoy a boat trip on the Dordogne River In Dordogne each turn of the roads has got a wonderful surprise for you! Strolling around Saint-Amand-de-Coly Abbey at sunset Majestic Renaissance style Château de Losse overlooking the Vézère Valley

Calendar

Last updated: 04/19/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cubjac chateau / country house description

LA CHARTREUSE DU MAINE

Le Maine was built during the reign of King Louis XIV, and the estate encompasses 63 bucolic acres of gardens, meadowlands and wooded paths. Within Le Maine you will enjoy relaxing in a lounge chair by the sunny swimming pool that overlooks the estate. The shady woodlands are a protected game preserve and are crisscrossed with quiet pathways that invite you to explore nature.
Le Maine is the perfect relaxing base to experience France, get to know the Dordogne, go in search of 350,000 years of history of mankind, discover local gastronomy and wines, and enjoy an easy way of life in a peaceful, bucolic atmosphere.

LA CUISINE D'ALICE :: La Cuisine d’Alice is a gracious one bedroom apartment on the grounds of the French country estate known as Le Maine. You can park your car in the shade near the limestone steps leading up to your private apartment. When you enter La Cuisine d’Alice, you step into a spacious room (600 square feet) with high ceilings and beautiful limestone walls. The sunny, modern kitchen has a window overlooking the courtyard of the chateau, where a table and chairs and two lounge chairs invite you to dine al fresco or sit in the sun. The great room has a table and chairs for dining inside, as well as a comfortable leather sofa facing the ancient woodburning fireplace. As you step up four stone stairs, you are in the master bedroom featuring a brand-new King bed made with fine linen sheets. The stone walls of your bedroom are a warm beige of Perigord’s limestone. The sunny private bath features a large modern bathtub/shower and a dormer window facing a peaceful pasture.

THE VILLAGE OF CUBJAC

The shaded tree-lined entrance to Le Maine is on the outskirts of the village of Cubjac, which is in the Dordogne region along the banks of the peaceful Auvezere River. You can easily walk to the village center for a bite to eat at a local café or to buy your groceries at the local bakery, butcher shop or grocer. There is even a farmers’ market on Fridays with fresh local produce all year round, and hand-made regional crafts for sale in summer.

Property Type

  • 645 sq. ft.
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Well-behaved children are welcome. The openness of the estate makes them feel free, and meeting Zebulon the donkey, Rothschild the sheep, Chérie-Bibi and Josephine the cats is always a big hit!...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                It is not allowed to smoke in the house, but it is possible outdoors (except at the pool, and in the woods in Summer), if our guests don't throw their cigarettes on the ground....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry pets are not allowed as some of our guests can have allergies....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Alice's bedroom: 1 king

                Bedding and linen are new and of the highest quality...moreless

              • The bed is 160 cm x 200 cm (the perfect width between King and Queen-size). An electronic skylight opens to let in the cool evening air, and even has an automated shade to darken your room if you want to sleep in....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Alice's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • There is a heated towel rack in the bathroom. The brand new LG washer/dryer is in the bathroom for your convenience....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Elegant black cabinets are furnished with all the dishes, cutlery and utensils you need to prepare a gourmet meal. If something is missing, please let me know, I will lend you mine and/or buy it. ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip coffee maker. On request we provide a Nespresso coffee maker. Please note that we do not provide special Nespresso coffee capsules...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We provide all basic necessities (salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, bottled water, etc), for the start of your stay...moreless

              • Dining:

                The dining area is part of the living space and can comfortably seat 6 people....moreless

              • Stove:

                Brand new Multifunction electric oven of the highest quality, BRANDT range...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen is fully equipped with the best brands of appliances...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                There is enough crockery, glasses and dishes to give a party! ...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                High quality BOSCH silent dishwasher...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full-size refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Microwave
              • Child's Highchair
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                The house is equipped with air conditioning which is not necessary as the thick stone walls insulate the entire apartment and keep it quite comfortable throughout the summer....moreless

              • Living Room seats 4:

                430 square meters with sitting, dining, and kitchen areas. The sitting area offers leather sofa and armchair by the fireplace. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                The comfortable leather seats face the original huge fireplace dating back from 1702. Wood is supplied (free of charge)....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Best quality bath and hand towels made by DESCAMPS, and outdoor/pool towels are provided. They are changed weekly....moreless

              • Heating:

                Very comfortable central heating with a low temperature heated floor and a heating-towel radiator in the bathroom....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Finest linen, and all table and kitchen cloths, are provided and changed weekly. Beds are made upon arrival....moreless

              • Parking:

                You can park your car in the courtyard near the limestone steps leading up to your private house....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                The house has its own washing/drying machine. Laundry soap and detergents are provided....moreless

              • Garage:

                On request, we are happy to allow our guests to park a motor bike in our garage....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • La Chartreuse du Maine, where the holiday house called la Cuisine d'Alice is located, is a staffed property. Every day we take care of the cleaning of the pool, we water the flowers, maintain the park and the vegetable garden. Our guests are more than welcome to pick herbs from the kitchen garden, and in Summer, to taste the 15 different old-fashionned varieties of tomatoes Catherine grows with loving care every year! To allow our guests to enjoy their stay till the last minute we take care of the end of stay cleaning....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Many English and French books: novels, books about history and prehistory of the Dordogne ('L'esprit dans la grotte/ The mind in the cave' highly recommended), thrillers, etc...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite HDTV with satellite signal for stations in English, German and Spanish as well as French....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi internet access with your own laptop (we do not provide a computer)...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        The large swimming pool is shared with a maximum of 8 other guests. It is equipped with a modern salt water purification system and has an automated security cover....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        A large private flower garden, with mature trees allows naps in the shadow and delightful meals all fresco. Deck chairs, dining furniture and Weber grill....moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        For our guests to discover the surrounding countryside, good quality bicycles are provided for free. One is equipped with a baby seat....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Canoes with life jackets can be hired in the village, on the Auvezere River banks, within 5 minutes walk....moreless

                      • Golf:

                        9-hole course within 20 minute drive 18-hole course in Perigueux within 40 minute drive...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Communal tennis court in the village (500 m)...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber grill...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Family
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Romantic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Hunting Big Game
                          • Medical Services
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Hospital
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Golf
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Spelunking
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Hunting
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Water Parks
                          • Library
                          • Churches
                          • Playground
                          • Ruins
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Cinemas
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives

                          Other Activities

                              • In the southwest of France, Le Maine benefits from its unique location in the center of the Dordogne region, which is famous for its attractions of cultural interest and its magnificent landscapes. You will enjoy the world renowned prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, Combarelles and Rouffignac. Perigueux, the medieval Renaissance capital of the Perigord which contains the remains of a Gallo-Roman villa, offers many fine restaurants and good shopping; Sarlat, nearby exceptional medieval town; Les Eyzies, known as the capital of prehistory; the Vézère Valley featuring 15 World Heritage UNESCO sites; the town of Brantome – called the “Venice of Perigord”; the 1,001 chateaux of the Dordogne region; the vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux -- all of these await your exploration within a short drive from Le Maine. On request we organize private cooking lessons in your private kitchen with the Chef of the Ecole Hoteliere du Perigord, Jean-Francois Laroussarie. In winter, especially during the festive season, you will enjoy the special foie-gras and truffle markets of Perigueux, Sorges and Sarlat. You may even go in search of truffles at Le Maine or in a nearby truffle field (with the owners dog or sow!) In Summer you will enjoy Mimos festival International du Mime and many music festivals, and lakes. Other Activities: Canoeing, hot air ballooning, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, tree-walking, water parks....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

                              Write a review
                              • You won't want to leave

                                You won't want to leave

                                • Guest Kyoko W.
                                • Date of stay 09/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                                From the moment you drive up the tree lined driveway and are greeted by the sight of the surrounding little pastures and ivy covered French country home you exhale and silently dream that this was were you lived and are merely returning from a long trip. It's a genuine french country setting complete with a few cute farm animals. Each cottage is warm and welcoming and each one has it's own private little garden space which are so relaxing to enjoy. This is a place of tranquility and peace and stirs a yearning deep inside to roll up your sleeves and start doing some of the gardening yourself. After a few days of being immersed in this setting, enjoying the great cottages and the amazing region you won't want to leave. You will also undoubtedly enjoy the sweetest hosts in all of France, I won't be redundant here so I'll just say everything everyone has already said is absolutely true about this wonderful couple. They even called another HomeAway property for us and acted as a translator. The property has some family history to it as well so be sure to ask about that. The whole area is full of great places to visit but I personally recommend not missing Brantome, Jardins de Margueyssac or the cave paintings at Lascaux. Well great, my heart has begun to ache as I recount my stay and I am now wishing I had never left.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • A relaxing welcoming vacation rental

                                A relaxing welcoming vacation rental

                                • Guest Marge P.
                                • Date of stay 05/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/31/13
                                As the previous reviewers have all indicated, this is truly a wonderful vacation rental not only with regard to the location and amenities but also with regard to the thoughtful and friendly hosts. It was raining heavily when we arrived late on a Saturday evening for a week's stay. Yet, there was Catherine waiting, with umbrella, at the bottom of the drive welcoming us to Le Maine Provisions, a bottle of wine, comfortable surroundings, and the patience to speak French with me ( even though they speak English perfectly) greeted us. My husband and I appreciated that both Catherine and Maxence were always available in the background to help when needed. We especially valued their loan of an extensive map detailing not only the many delightful places to visit but also Maxence' knowledge of the area and his careful directions as to how to get to some of the more out-of-the-way places. "3 km outside of ----,go to the top of the hill, there you will take the left turn-off to the abbey. It is about ___km down the road." It was there precisely! We have already recommended Le Maine to both friends and relatives and look forward to sharing this delightful experience with our adult children and their families in the near future. A word to the wise: don't be like us....be sure you have with you a copy of the careful driving directions to Le Maine. Through our own carelessness, sans GPS, but loaded with Michelin maps, we initially became lost in Perigueux and spent much wasted time in the dark trying to find our way to Cubjac. It turned out that the road to Perigeux is easy...especially in daylight. Enjoy.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Perfect setting for a romantic Dordogne holiday

                                Perfect setting for a romantic Dordogne holiday

                                • Guest Donna L.
                                • Date of stay 04/01/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/12/13
                                This delightful cottage is the perfect setting for a romantic Dordogne holiday. As an Australian couple travelling to Cubjac for five days, we couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation. La Cuisine d'Alice is beautifully furbished with tasteful finishes and great attention to detail... luxurious bed linens, hand painted bathroom tiles, well-equipped stylish kitchen, ipod dock private garden and inviting fire place. Le Maine is a beautiful property and Catherine and Maxence are the perfect hosts, from the first email communication to the fond farewell. They provide a warm welcome, helpful local advice for day trips and restaurants, as well as the sense that you have made friends (a highly desired thing but rarely achieved on holidays). Thank you for a wonderful stay. We look forward to our return!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • What a wonderful place!

                                What a wonderful place!

                                • Guest Christopher S.
                                • Date of stay 09/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/10/13
                                Cuisine d'Alice is the perfect place to stay for a couple. The cottage is very well-designed and comfortable, and if you ever have a problem or a concern, the owners, Catherine and Maxence, are only too pleased to help you. We loved the grounds and the surrounding area, too. There's a nice pool out back, and the village, with a bakery and a few other shops and a nice little farmers' market, is only a short walk or bike ride away. The weather was pretty hot when we were there, but the cottage, with its thick stone walls, stayed cool most of the day and cooled off considerably at night. So if anyone is concerned about the lack of air-conditioning, don't be. Our favorite aspects of our stay at Le Maine were: 1) the design and quality of the accommodation, which was simple but elegant, 2) the hosts, who are wonderful people and 3) the environment and the peace and quiet. I only regret that we couldn't stay longer. If we're ever in Perigord again, we hope Le Maine will be our temporary home. Oh, and if you get a chance, take a cooking class with Jean-Francois, a friend of the owners. He's a great guy, and it's a memorable experience.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • A Stunning Gem in the Perigord

                                A Stunning Gem in the Perigord

                                • Guest Barri and Steve (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
                                • Date of stay 10/14/12
                                • Review Submitted 11/24/12
                                The little town of Cubjac, France may not be on your map but consider it a discovery and Le Maine a very special destination. Nestled into a bend of the lazy Auvezere River one feels light years from Perigueux – but in reality you are only a half hour away. As you step into “another life” at Le Maine, this becomes more meaningful for the traveler who delights in putting down roots in the terroir on holiday. For here, you have the best of the Perigord at your fingertips. In Cubjac, there is baker, a butcher, a great little bar (with live music!), and a helpful pharmacist surrounded by towns with healthy local markets. Nearby in Perigueux, you have the power of Le Clerc for general supplies including grand a selection of wine. Stock up because your hosts, Catherine and Maxence have created a perfect kitchen and dining set up. You may just stay home for dinner more than you expect. Plan to stay at least a week and unfold yourself into the lush landscape that is the Perigord Noir. One realizes from the first glimpse of Le Maine that the manor house is seated to enjoy the view. Its tall windows open out to a vast pastoral scene that invites you “in”. It is here at Le Maine, Catherine and Maxence have chosen to create their vision for a holiday capable of infusing and replenishing one’s soul to its core. We learned a new meaning for the word “chartreuse” and fell into a rhythm we’ll just call “plush”. Le Maine is visually arresting and simply stunning. Catherine and Maxence welcome you to their life in the country with grace and attention to every detail. One may walk for hours on the paths through the woods or for short jaunts to clear the mind and enjoy sweet, fresh air. We stayed for eight nights in Cuisine D’Alice . At each turn, we marveled at how well designed Cuisine D’Alice was – from the romantic loft bedroom with amazing linens and designer bath to the sitting room. The kitchen charmed me at every turn – from the real knives to work with to the high end appliances. The artful flat, glass and plate-ware created a dining experience in itself. We look forward to returning. The guest book attests to blissfully satisfied travelers…and it is all true. Le Maine is a stunning gem in the Perigord. P.S. Both Catherine and Maxence speak excellent English – and are most patient with those who strive to speak. So dust off your French– explore Jumilhac, Font deGaume and dine at L'Essential- you will unlock experiences you may not have imagined.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Highest Recommendation

                                Highest Recommendation

                                • Guest Stargazers (Vancouver, BC Canada)
                                • Date of stay 04/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/09/12
                                We stayed at Chartreuse du Maine, near the charming village of Cubjac in the Dordogne, for four weeks, one week in “La Cuisine d’Alice” and three weeks in “Chez Colette et Mimi”. And, it was hard to leave! LeMaine is an excellent “base” for exploring the Dordogne. It is a pleasant one hour drive South by backroads to Montignac and the caves of the Vezere Valley (Lascaux, etc.) and about an hour twenty minutes to Sarlat and the Dordogne Valley (Beynac, Domme etc.). Others might be quicker, but we drove slowly, and never tired of the scenery. Nearer to Cubjac is the elegant Chateau and gardens of Hautefort, the caves of Tourtoirac, and Perigueux, with its Roman and medieval ruins. And, to the North, gems such as Brantome, St. Jean de Cole, and the caves of Villars. Maxence and Catherine are gracious, knowledgeable hosts who are eager to ensure your stay is a pleasant one. They have an excellent knowledge of the Dordogne, and are keen to help you plan your routes and to make your stay as pleasant as can be. Their English is excellent, but they are happy to let you practice your French. But, our most pleasant days were at Le Maine itself. We enjoyed our walk into the village for our daily bread, and we made a point of attending the Friday market, to buy the local cheese, chicken, jams, and fresh strawberries. The locals were all very kind. We wandered down to Catherine’s herb garden to snip a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme. We were then able to prepare our own meals in the very well appointed kitchen, and enjoy them in the very elegantly decorated living and dining areas, or on the unit’s own terrace or garden. We could always look forward to comfortable beds and bathrooms in these elegantly and thoughtfully furnished gites. There was excellent Wi Fi service for our iPad. The property has its own delightful walking trails, and Maxence can help you find other nearby hikes and walks. And, of course, no discussion of Le Maine could be complete without mention of Zebulon the donkey and Rothschild the sheep, who are excellent hosts in their own ways. So, by all means, come to Le Maine to enjoy the sights of the Perigord, but you will likely find that Le Maine itself is your most pleasant destination.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • A magic place

                                A magic place

                                • Guest Mike (Bochum, NRW, Germany)
                                • Date of stay 06/13/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/04/12
                                I travelled to the Périgord for the first time. Le Maine is a beautiful estate at the edge of Cubjac. La Cuisine d'Alice is part of a transformed outbuilding of a former vineyard. It has been awakened from its long sleep by the hosts Catherine et Maxence who breathed new life into this wonderful place. And what a life! If you explore the wonders of the Périgord you will encounter tourists galore but on Le Maine you will find peace, tranquillity, comfort and the small village of Cubjac will welcome you to its tranquil life away from the beaten tracks. Yet you will not be somewhere in the backwoods. All of Périgord is contained within a circle of 55km radius around Cubjac. The Cuisine d'Alice has been created with taste and intelligence, it is perfectly equipped and maintained, and Catherine and Maxence are the perfect unobtrusive hosts who will help you when help is needed. I was touring the countryside with my pedelec and enjoyed this perfect retreat matching the indescribable beauty of the land. When I left this enchanted place with its distinct atmosphere I had the feeling part of me stayed there. I plan to come back there again. À vous, Catherine et Maxence, je dis merci et au revoir!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Idyllic Getaway in the Dordogne

                                Idyllic Getaway in the Dordogne

                                • Guest JEA (Toronto)
                                • Date of stay 05/19/12
                                • Review Submitted 06/04/12
                                We arrived at La Cuisine D'Alice with high expectations for our week in the Dordogne. This beautiful stone cottage met our every need and defintiely surpassed our expectations. The interior was impeccably decorated with every modern convenience. The country setting was peaceful and a very relaxing escape from our daily sightseeing adventures. There are many historic chateaux, churches, villages and caverns within easy drives from the village of Cubjac. Our hosts Catherine and Maxence were very welcoming and Maxence helped us to map out our daily tours of the area. The local knowledge with regards village markets and restaurants, provided by our hosts was invaluable. We would love to return one day and would not hesitate to recommend this memorable property to anyone seeking a very special experience in a unique region of France. Merci beaurcoup Catherine et Maxence.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • a lovely experience

                                a lovely experience

                                • Guest jane k. (toronto)
                                • Date of stay 04/18/12
                                • Review Submitted 04/29/12
                                we just spent a delightful two weeks in la cuisine d'alice. catherine and maxence clearly love what they do and it shows--the property is beautiful and well maintained and the guest accommodations are really outstanding--aesthetically pleasing, exceedingly well equipped (we especially appreciated the fully outfitted kitchen) and immaculate. catherine and maxence know the area well and their suggestions for activites and restaurants were "spot on". we look forward to a return visit.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • A little piece of heaven.

                                A little piece of heaven.

                                • Guest Caroline S.
                                • Date of stay 08/20/11
                                • Review Submitted 11/18/11
                                This was our second and definitely not our last visit to Le Maine. La Cusine d'Alice is furnished with taste and flair and to an exceptionally high standard. Of particular note is a really comfortable bed, quality towels and bed linen, a lovely bathroom with a high spec shower and bath and a very well appointed kitchen. The swimming pool is beautifully situated and is the perfect spot to unwind and admire the views, whilst the private garden provides a lovely area for drinks and dinner. The house, grounds and pool are immaculately maintained and together create the ideal ambience for a truly relaxing holiday. Catherine and Maxence are the perfect hosts - great company, friendly, helpful and informative, but never intrusive (they also grow heavenly tomatoes and herbs!). It is very hard to tear yourself away from Le Maine, but if you can there is so much to do in the area - canoeing, walking, visiting chateaux, caves and some fantastic restaurants. For us Le Maine really does tick all the boxes and we would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere which really is a cut above the rest.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring
                              Mar 29 - May 30, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €140
                              €700 €2,380
                              Roses time
                              May 31 - Jul 4, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €176
                              €880 €3,168
                              Summer Time
                              Jul 5 - Aug 29, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €235
                              €1,160 €4,408
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €176
                              €880 €3,168
                              Autumn
                              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €140
                              €700 €2,380
                              Low Season
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              €120
                              €600 €1,800
                              Christmas & New Year
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €170
                              €850
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              CANCELLATION CHARGES

                              Guests canceling up to 8 weeks before the start of the holiday : 30% of total rental rate

                              Guests canceling up to 4 weeks before the start of the holiday : 50% of total rental rate

                              Guests canceling up to 2 weeks before the start of the holiday : 75% of total rental rate

                              Guests canceling less than 2 weeks before the start of the holiday : 100% (no refund)

                              Taxe de Séjour : 0,22 € per night and per person over 13 isn't included in the rental rate.

                              Payments are only accepted in Euros.

                              We accept credit cards via PayPal, bank transfers, personal Euro cheques drawn on a French bank.

                              The reservation is effective when we receive a booking deposit of 30% of total rental rate.

                              Balance of the rental rate is due 8 weeks (56 days) before arrival.


                              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


                              Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                              Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                               

                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 04/19/2014
                              Check availability
                              23 Available
                              21 Unavailable
                              22 Today
                              23 Selected dates
                               

                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Bergerac at 37 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: Saint-Malo at 413 Miles
                              • Nearest Train: Perigueux at 12 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: Perigueux at 11 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Bassin d'Arcachon - Cap Ferret at 124 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Cubjac center at Cubjac
                              • Nearest Ski: Super-Lioran (Auvergne - Massif central) at 124 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Perigueux at 15 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Cubjac center at Cubjac
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1925

                              About the owner: Your French (English-speaking) hosts, Catherine and Maxence: We live permanently on site and are delighted to welcome you to our “maison de famille” and share with you our passion and knowledge of the Dordogne region which inspired so many writers, philosophers and artists. We are more than happy to help you in your discovery of the Dordogne with suggestions of best places to visit, scenic roads and itineraries, history of the region, little-known fine restaurants where you can enjoy regional specialties such as magret de canard and foie gras, wineries, farmers' organic markets… to make your stay a very special experience. We look forward to having a chat over a glass or two of ‘Monbazillac’ and helping to make your stay a truly French experience.

                              Why the Owner Chose Cubjac:
                              La Chartreuse du Maine has been our family home for four generations. Catherine's great-grandfather bought it in 1925. Our whole life, whilst leaving and working in Paris, we used to spend most of our holidays in this Perigord we love. Eleven years ago we decided to leave Paris, restore our great-grandfather’s chateau and settle in the quiet Dordogne. We wanted to share a certain 'Art de vivre' with friends and guests who would appreciate the harmony of an authentic beautiful place in this peaceful region of Dordogne.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                              Our tips: : Because of the unique location of this Chartreuse, in the centre of the Dordogne near Sarlat, you will have so much to visit you might feel ‘overloaded’! Anyway, accept the idea that you will never have enough time to see every place of interest, unless you come back every year for decades (which we would love). So, please take it easy, select the sites you’re be interested in: visit less, but in more depth. Or take the other option, don’t plan anything, wander aimlessly in this away-from-it-all countryside and let yourself be filled with wonder at each bend in the road. Whatever you choose, make the most of this quiet timeless life : at every moment experience the peace, harmony and beauty which are definitely the real magic of Perigord.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                              Links to more information:

                               

                              Photos

                              • The living space of La Cuisine d'Alice, vacation home in La Chartreuse du Maine

                                The living space of La Cuisine d'Alice, vacation home in La Chartreuse du Maine

                              • Private garden and front of the La Cuisine d'Alice holiday home

                                Private garden and front of the La Cuisine d'Alice holiday home

                              • La Cuisine d'Alice's living space

                                La Cuisine d'Alice's living space

                              • Bedroom viewed from the living space. Great to see the wood fire from the bed !

                                Bedroom viewed from the living space. Great to see the wood fire from the bed !

                              • En suite full bathroom

                                En suite full bathroom

                              • En suite full bathroom of La Cuisine d'Alice

                                En suite full bathroom of La Cuisine d'Alice

                              • Catherine & Maxence, your French English speaking hosts

                                Catherine & Maxence, your French English speaking hosts

                              • The vegetable garden of Le Maine in June

                                The vegetable garden of Le Maine in June

                              • Cubjac, typical Perigordine village within 8 minutes walk from Le Maine

                                Cubjac, typical Perigordine village within 8 minutes walk from Le Maine

                              • The Fortress of Beynac just like in a fairy tale!

                                The Fortress of Beynac just like in a fairy tale!

                              • The village of La Roque-Gageac: here enjoy a boat trip on the Dordogne River

                                The village of La Roque-Gageac: here enjoy a boat trip on the Dordogne River

                              • Strolling around Saint-Amand-de-Coly Abbey at sunset

                                Strolling around Saint-Amand-de-Coly Abbey at sunset

                              • La Chartreuse du Maine, near Sarlat, Dordogne

                                La Chartreuse du Maine, near Sarlat, Dordogne

                              • Path of roses in La Chartreuse du Maine vegetable garden in June

                                Path of roses in La Chartreuse du Maine vegetable garden in June

                              • La Cuisine d'Alice kitchen

                                La Cuisine d'Alice kitchen

                              • Romantic bedroom of La Cuisine d'Alice

                                Romantic bedroom of La Cuisine d'Alice

                              • Rose de Rescht and Queen of the muscs from the vegetable garden

                                Rose de Rescht and Queen of the muscs from the vegetable garden

                              • Hear the song of cicadas?

                                Hear the song of cicadas?

                              • The estate of La Chartreuse du Maine in Dordogne, near Sarlat in Perigord Noir

                                The estate of La Chartreuse du Maine in Dordogne, near Sarlat in Perigord Noir

                              • Nice weather! Bikes are waiting for you in the courtyard of La Chartreuse.

                                Nice weather! Bikes are waiting for you in the courtyard of La Chartreuse.

                              • Market day in Périgueux in front of the cathedral (XII-XVI C.)

                                Market day in Périgueux in front of the cathedral (XII-XVI C.)

                              • Wandering in the cobbled street of one of the countless stone Dordogne villages

                                Wandering in the cobbled street of one of the countless stone Dordogne villages

                              • In Dordogne each turn of the roads has got a wonderful surprise for you!

                                In Dordogne each turn of the roads has got a wonderful surprise for you!

                              • Majestic Renaissance style Château de Losse overlooking the Vézère Valley

                                Majestic Renaissance style Château de Losse overlooking the Vézère Valley

                              VRBO #326489

                              There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                              €120 - €235 per night (EUR)
                              17

                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
                              Dates are unavailable
                              Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                              This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                              Get an instant quote
                              Owner
                              Email owner

                              + +33553053009

                              Speaks: english

                              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check, or direct bank transfer. Learn More
                              Add vacation protection services to your booking

                              Three services to protect your trip:

                              Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                              Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                              Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                              Get it now

                              advertisement