5 star accommodation with 2 bedrooms situated in the center of Dordogne-Perigord
- english, french, We are French and speak English fluently
About Catherine Lambert
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 this Perigord region which has inspired so many writers, philosophers and artists. We are happy to share our extensive knowledge of the Dordogne region, and love to help 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 with us a wonderful French experience. However, we are very discreet and respectful to our visitors’ privacy.
Catherine Lambert purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1925
Why Catherine Lambert chose Cubjac-Auvézère-Val d'Ans
La Chartreuse du Maine in Cubjac has been our family home for four generations. Catherine's great-grandfather bought it in 1925, even then, to escape the ‘busy town of Limoges’! All our lives, whilst living and working in Paris, we spent most of our holidays in this Perigord we love. Fourteen years ago we decided to leave Paris, restore our great-grandfather’s chateau and settle in the 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.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Our tips: : Because of the unique location of this romantic cottage, 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.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Dream Cottage in the Dordogne!
The cottage at Le Maine was absolutely breathtaking! Surrounded by forest and flowers each morning was like waking up in a dream. My husband, baby and I enjoyed early morning walks to the village bakery only 10 minutes away, evening swims in the stunning pool and playing in the garden with the chickens. Catherine and Max are amazing hosts and made us feel very welcomed. Highly recommend!!!
Such a beautiful place to stay. Amazing
We stayed for two weeks in the old farm house which has been stunningly renovated. The Chateau has amazing grounds to explore and a wonderful swimming pool. Right on the edge of Cubjac it's is perfectly placed to access all the amazing places in the Dordogne but slightly off the beaten track so more French than a tourist hot spot.A quiet and peaceful place to stay with wonderful hosts. Perfect.
Thank you so much Peter,
For this wonderful five star review. We are very happy you enjoyed all what la Chartreuse du Maine and the Dordogne region have to offer so much. La Chartreuse du Maine benefits from its unique situation in the center of the Dordogne, close to all the attractions, sites, prehistoric caves, castles, gardens, but in a more confidential part of the Perigord.
We enjoyed your company very much and look forward to welcoming you for future "vacances au chateau" soon !
Just back from a delightful week in this enchanting patch of heaven on earth. Our hosts Catherine and Maxence couldn't have done more to welcome us and ensure our stay was perfect. We didn't move far from the house and village making made full use of the pool and the charming outdoor spaces and found a sense of much needed peace and relaxation. There is something magical about this place. We would like to think Catherine's grandmother would be very happy to see that the La Chartreuse magic lives on. Hope to return one day.
An oasis of calm in a sea of green.
This is a very attractive cottage on the edge of a lovely village. There is much to see and do. Our hosts made us more than welcome. They could not have done more for us and, as a bonus, we were adopted by their lovely cat. It is somewhere visitors come back to regularly, and we can quite see why. We can thoroughly recommend it
All we had hoped for.
Better than the average rental cottage by far.
Lovely meet and greet, and everything was explained fully. We were also given great ideas of what and where to go .
The cottage was beautiful with much attention to detail, very scenic and private.
A super visit 9/10.
A lovely gite situated in a stunning private estate in the heart of the Dordogne. The standard of accommodation and beauty of the surroundings are exceptional. Our hosts Catherine and Maxence were delightful and we hope to visit again very soon. Highly recommended and worthy of all the excellent reviews posted.
Ann & Richard
Thank you so much Patricia and Richard for this wonderful five star review. We are happy you liked so much our authentic Chartreuse and its estate that we have the privilege to maintain every day with loving care. Thank you for allowing us carrying on the work begun more than 3 hundred years ago. Our pleasure is to share it with friends and guests. Meeting you both was lovely and we keep happy memories of our chats and your stay with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon !
In Aquitaine (Southwest of France), La Chartreuse du Maine benefits from its unique location in the center of the Dordogne-Perigord region, which is famous for its Art de Vivre, magnificent landscapes and its attractions of cultural interest. You will enjoy the worldwide renowned prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, Font-de-Gaume, Combarelles and Rouffignac. Perigueux, the medieval Renaissance capital of the Perigord which contains the vestiges of a Gallo-Roman villa, offers many fine restaurants, good shopping and a wonderful market; 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; the stunning pilgrimage town of Rocamadour -- all of these await your exploration within a short drive from Le Maine.
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!).
Other activities: canoeing, tree-walking, hot-air ballooning