Bed and Breakfast in Martel, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France - Less Than An Hours Drive To Sarlat, Dordogne Chateaux, Rocamadour, Domme, Lascaux
Maison de Bibby is a gracious 18th century stone town house that has been sensitively restored to retain it's historical features while providing contemporary luxury. It is furnished throughout with regional antiques. Set on the edge of the beautiful medieval village of Martel it has wonderful views of ancient houses and the surrounding countryside. Being located on one of the village's outer roads makes parking near the house not a problem. On the ground floor the spacious living room provides a relaxing environment and is equipped with TV,DVD, and CD players your entertainment. The bookshelves are packed with holiday reading. French doors open onto a terrace garden. The kitchen/ dining room seats 8 people and from 7.30-9.30am a traditional French breakfast is served. On the first floor there are two large airy bedrooms, providing quality and comfort. Each has it's own bathroom.
Details for holiday guest house Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms
Martel is situated at the apex of the Lot, and borders the departments of the Dordogne and the Correz. It is perfectly positioned for you to explore the major attractions of this region. Les than an hours drive away are the medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Domme, Rocamadour, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Collonges La Rouge, Carrennac, Turenne and Autoire. It is a sight seers paradise with easy access to the Dordogne Valley Chateaux, the prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux and Pech-Merle, and natural wonders of the caves and subterranean lake at Gouffe de Padirac. The Dordogne river is just minutes away with it's beaches, canoe hire, fishing spots and restaurants.
About the Owner
For 20 years I ran an art gallery in New Zealand. However my life changed dramatically when in 2009 I came to France for a holiday, fell in love with this region, and then when I drove into the beautiful village of Martel there was no turning back. Within 24 hours I had purchased a village house.
Guestbook comments from the owner
'We have just returned home to New Zealand after spending a week staying with Anna in Martel. On reflection it was the highlight of our 6 week European trip. We felt totally relaxed there - Martel is the perfect village, Anna is the perfect host, and the house is drop-dead gorgeous! We loved Anna's generosity, and meeting her neighbours and friends. You couldn't find a bad meal in Martel if you tried! Do try Maison de Bibby! It is what you dream of! Merci Anna...'
Activity and Interests
Airport Brive: 10 mins
Airport Limoges: 80 mins
Airport Toulouse: 100 mins
Railway Station Brive: 20 mins
Railway Station Souillac: 10 mins
Autoroute A20: 10 mins (Line Paris/Toulouse)
Autoroute A89: 20 mins (Line Lyon/Bordeaux)
Sarlat, Domme, Beynac, La Roque Gageac - 40-60 minute drive.
Rocamadour, Turenne, Autoire, Collonges la Rouge, Turenne - 25 minute drive.
Gouffe de Padirac - 25 minute drive.
The Dordogne River - 10 minute drive
The medieval village of Martel is known for it's ancient architecture and 7 towers, with many of its buildings dating back to the 15th century. During the summer many village fetes, dances, dinners, and concerts take place in the village square. Regular brocantes (vintage & antique fairs) are held throughout the summer. Market days are Wednesday and Saturdays where you can buy delicious local produce.
The village centre is just a few minutes walk away from the house and offers all services:- banks, ATMs, a post office, pharmacy, doctors and dentists, hairdressers, a beautician, a supermarket, bakeries, wine shops, bars and restaurants.
There is a tourist train that takes you along the nearby Dordogne Valley, and close by walkers can join the Compostella pilgrim route that passes through the area.
Sporting activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, horse riding, golf, hang-gliding, paragliding are all available and in close proximity to Martel.
- Booking Notes:
A 40% deposit is required on reservation and payment of the balance on arrival.
If you cancel your stay less than 30 days before your arrival date the deposit will not be refunded.
Arrival time after 4pm and departure before 11am.
Notes on prices:
Currently we are offering a special Week Stay price (7 nights) for 550. euro
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Martel is a beautiful medieval village with quaint streets and ancient stone houses. It has all the necessary services, banks, ATMs, supermarkets, boulangeries, bars and restaurants. In the summer there are ongoing fêtes, dances, banquets and concerts in the town square, brocante (antique) markets, produce markets, all just a few minutes walk from the house.”
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- Air Conditioning
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Notes on accommodation: Maison de Bibby is a charming 18 century stone town house. Recently renovated, the house retains many of its original features and provides luxury holiday accommodation. The light spacious and generous bedrooms each have their own bathroom. And have very comfortable Queen size beds with quality linen. They are furnished with regional antiques. From each room large windows provide wonderful views of the village and surrounding countryside. The spacious airy living room has French doors opening onto the terrace garden. Designed for comfort and entertainment it has TV, CD, and DVD players, plus a library of discs. The bibliotheque is packed with books. The house has a large country kitchen/dining room where traditional French breakfasts are served and evening meals can be provided on request. There is a terrace garden, shaded by an ancient wisteria are tables and chairs, ideal for breakfast or an evening aperitif. Outside: The living room opens onto a charming terrace garden where you can sit in the shade of the ancient wisteria and enjoy a view of village houses and the surrounding countryside. The kitchen/dining room opens onto Rue de L'Eglise, a picturesque village street that takes you to the town square, shops, markets and restaurants, just a few minutes away.