Overview of 'As happy as God in France' at La Chartreuse du Maine, unique estate in Dordogne

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  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer


Explore the area

Popular LocationSorges Truffle Museum15 min drive
Popular LocationGrotte de Tourtoirac15 min drive
Popular LocationMusee du Chai de Lardimalie19 min drive
AirportBrive-la-Gaillarde (BVE-Brive - Vallee de la Dordogne)48 min drive

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    About this area

    Cubjac-Auvézère-Val d'Ans

    Located in Cubjac-Auvézère-Val d'Ans, this vacation home is in a rural area and near theme parks. Musee du Chai de Lardimalie and Museum of Art and Archeology of Perigord are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Chateau de Hautefort and Place de la Clautre. Water skiing and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and horse riding nearby.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Sorges Truffle Museum - 15 min drive
    • Grotte de Tourtoirac - 15 min drive
    • Musee du Chai de Lardimalie - 19 min drive
    • Chateau de Hautefort - 22 min drive
    • Chateau de l'Herm - 32 min drive

    Getting around

    • Limeyrat Station - 16 min drive
    • Brive-la-Gaillarde (BVE-Brive - Vallee de la Dordogne) - 48 min drive

    About this property

    'As happy as God in France' at La Chartreuse du Maine, unique estate in Dordogne

    Family-friendly vacation home with water park and outdoor pool
    LA CHARTREUSE DU MAINE: La Maison de Marc is one of the three independent holiday homes located in the outbuildings of La Chartreuse du Maine, an early 18th century delightful Manor. Here everything breathes peace, harmony and beauty. The estate of La Chartreuse du Maine encompasses 27 hectares (63 acres) of gardens, meadows and woods with many pathways, on the edge of the peaceful village of Cubjac. Within Le Maine you will enjoy relaxing in a lounge chair by the sunny swimming pool that overlooks the estate. Located in the centre of the Dordogne region, La Chartreuse du 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 be “happy like God in France” in a peaceful, bucolic atmosphere. LA MAISON DE MARC : This 2 bedroom stylish cottage, La Maison de Marc, is the detached farmhouse of La Chartreuse du Maine. This south-facing house has recently been restored to a high standard, preserving most of the original features. Tastefully furnished, this cottage includes a living room, a kitchen-dining room and a bathroom. All the ground floor rooms open onto a private flower garden and woods. Outside, on the terrace there is outdoor dining furniture and a BBQ for delightful meals under the old oak tree. Everything inside the farmhouse and outside in the estate: terraces, gardens, vegetable garden, speaks of a French ‘art de vivre’ in the bygone days. THE VILLAGE OF CUBJAC: The shady tree-lined entrance to La Chartreuse du Maine is on the outskirts of the village of Cubjac, which is in the Dordogne region on the banks of the peaceful Auvezere River. You can easily walk to the village center for a drink at a café or to do your shopping at the local bakery and general store. There is even a farmers’ market on Fridays with fresh local produce all year round, and hand-made regional crafts for sale in summer. THE REGION AND 'PÉRIGORDINE LIFESTYLE: It is not pure coincidence that man has been living in this paradise for over 350 000 years. When strolling alone in the superb unspoilt countryside you can just imagine why. Often, mostly in low season, you might catch yourself thinking the Dordogne has not changed at all. The joy of holidays in Dordogne is that nowadays you still can fully indulge in that ‘simple art de vivre’ which all these cultural and historical sites speak of. The Dordogne is synonymous with food and life in Perigord revolves around markets, recipes, seasons of mushrooms, truffles, foie-gras, broad beans, goats cheese, strawberries, wine harvest. Everybody here has a kitchen garden to grow their own preferred vegetable varieties. Every woman has her old secret recipes, a family heritage.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court, a water park, and an outdoor pool.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Catherine Lambert

    Speaks English, French

    Property amenities


    Beach sun loungers
    Beach towels


    Outdoor pool
    Shared/communal pool


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly

    Crib/infant bed available


    Electric kettle
    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Shower/tub combination
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer
    Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Pool or billiards table
    Table tennis table
    DVD player
    Music library

    Outdoor areas

    Barbecue grill
    Outdoor furniture


    Washing machine and dryer
    Near laundromat




    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Housekeeping (on request)
    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location
    Near a hospital
    In a village

    Things to do

    Water park
    Outdoor tennis court
    Fitness facilities nearby
    Water sports equipment
    Tennis on site
    Kayak on site
    Golfing on site
    Bicycle rentals on site
    Bicycling on site
    Swimming nearby
    Birdwatching nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Fishing nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Hiking nearby
    Cave exploring nearby
    Horse riding nearby


    Sleeps 4
    Unit size: 860 sq ft (80 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Cribs (infant beds) are available

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Long-term renters welcome. Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    As Happy as God France' Chartreuse Maine Unique Estate Dordogne
    As Happy as God France' Chartreuse Maine Unique Estate Dordogne

    Frequently asked questions

    Does this property have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 5:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Located in a rural location, this family-friendly vacation home is within 16 mi (25 km) of Musee du Chai de Lardimalie, Jardin des Arenes, and Chateau de Hautefort. Place de la Clautre and Cathedrale St-Front are also within 16 mi (25 km).

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      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!!!

      5/5 Excellent

        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.

        5/5 Excellent


          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.

          5/5 Excellent

            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

            4/5 Good

              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. Clean!!! A super visit 9/10.