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“A beautiful home”
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Maison de Marquay
Ranked #1 of 2 Marquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A beautiful home”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We knew from looking at their website and the other reviews that we were going to love this place but it still managed to exceed our expectation.
Arriving early evening, after a busy day house hunting in the region, we were met by the delightful Marie Laure who invited us to an aperitif before showing us to our room. What a lovely warm welcome and it gave us time to admire the beautifully styled lounge and dining area, full of gorgeous collections which really make this house a home. After a shower and freshen up we made our way down to the cosy dining room where the fire was roaring. Gerard created a wonderful meal of regional cuisine, using fresh local produce, which was not far off michelin standard. Having over indulged we made our way back to our spacious room for a peaceful and comfortable nights sleep.
Gerard were so helpful and enthusiastic in advising us on routes and things to see, including Rocamadour and Sarlat, which is really close by. We can't recommend this place highly enough for those who like the small 'boutique' hotels of quality, style and personality which aren't overly touristic but are close enough to visit all the sights. Make sure you sample Gerard's cuisine and take time out to get to know this wonderful couple and their beautiful home. We'll definitely be going back! Julia & Chris

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

In the beautiful old village of Marquay, this place was a bit tricky to find, but the village map e-mailed by the owners in advance was invaluable. You feel like your staying in someone's home, which indeed you are, but the owners are perfect hosts. Very friendly and helpful, but without being too intrusive. They are obviously proud of their house and pay a lot of attention to detail.The room was excellent with an enormous bathroom and no TV (a bonus!!) ..... sorry, can't remember which one it was.

Breakfasts were excellent, French style - no greasy fry-ups here. We had dinner on one evening and it was superb. Couldn't afford to do it every night, but it'd be difficult to find a better meal within easy driving distance, I reckon.

The area has numerous historic attractions: castles, stately homes and, of course, the many famous prehistoric caves. And the wonderful old town of Sarlat is within 20 minutes drive.

We will return, without doubt !!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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nr. Oxford, England
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We were staying near here so only sampled the food rather than the accommodation. A delightfully peaceful setting, we ate dinner in the garden. Delicious food with local seasonal ingredients. A really enjoyable evening in this small family run, friendly establishment.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

It would be difficult to overstate the unique treasure and quiet beauty of Maison de Marquay. We had the pleasure of staying here twice (the first time for four nights, and the second time for three) during our two weeks in France.
Marie Laure and Gerard have created a truly magical environment in the Dordogne region. To begin, we were welcomed with a sparkling wine and little treats. The accommodations were pristine; from a design perspective: serene, modern with spot on touches on French history, most welcoming and hospitable.
Breakfast supersedes any pre-conceived ideas of typical "bed and breakfast" fare. We were offered coffee or tea, cereals, homemade yogurt, toast, fresh made jams, seasonal fruit, homemade kiwi juice, an assortment of breads and croissants, and eggs with a choice of bacon.
We took our first dinner at the Maison, and initially wanted to try out other local cafes, etc. After trying a couple other places, we requested to have our remaining meals at Maison. Gerard is a visionary chef and Marie Laure was quick to help us chose the correct wine to complement duck pate, quail, the most delicate salmon, confit, whispery slices of veal, shrimp ravioli, and decadent desserts.
As soft music wafted from the living area, we ended our evenings either with a stroll around the village, or simply sitting and enjoying the garden.
The rooms were comfortable and beautifully appointed. If it's helpful to know a few specifics: full bathroom in rooms, wonderful smelling soaps, fresh linens daily, hair dryers and internet connection provided upon request.
It is in a prime location to access Sarlat, Domme, Rocamadour, Beynac and many other destinations.
Marie Laure and Gerard are genuine, generous, and we left feeling as if we had experienced a very great secret. We hope to return to France one day, and, should we have the opportunity, we have already discussed how much we would love to revisit the Maison.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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MARQUAY24, Propriétaire at Maison de Marquay, responded to this review, 4 July 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor site. We have been very happy to participate to the succes of your stay in France. A french proverb say : " Never two without three..." so we are waiting you for the third time.....at home.

Salutations Périgourdines
Marie-Laure et Gérard
Maison de Marquay.
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

Maison de Marquay is truly a hidden jewel.

This petit maison d'hotes (small inn) with 5 rooms is centrally located in a small village in the Dordogne approximately 10 minutes from Sarlat . It's location is ideal for visiting all the fabulous sites in the Dordogne e.g. Lascaux and other caves, beautiful villages like Beynac, Domme, Castelnaud, etc. and all the fabulous bastide villages in the valleys of Dordogne abd Lot Rivers. It's also ideal for Dordogne river canoeing, biking and outdoor walking/hiking. The Maison itself is an antique village home which has been beautifully renovated and decorated by it's current owners, Marie-Laure and Gerard Lerchundi. We stayed in one of their larger rooms, which consisted of 2 rooms - a small living room decorated with some antique pieces beautifully mixed with more comtemporary pieces. The bed was very comfortable and the linens of highest quality. Foods was exceptional. Breakfast started with freshly squeezed juice, wonderful fruit, choice of coffee, excellent selection of croissants and breads, home made yogurts, eggs and other breakfast items. Gerad is a gourmet cook. Our dinners were fabulous. Gerard went out of his way of cooking the very best meats, fish and vegetables found in the Dordogne. In our travels, we've eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world, and Gerard's cooking was comparable if not better - whether it be appetizers, main courses or desserts. The wine selection was small but excellent. The table settings were beautiful, with nice china, silverware and simple but lovely white antique tablecloths/napkins.

Everything at Maison de Marquay is professionally and beautifully done. Marie- Laure and Gerard are friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to make their guests comfortable. We highly recommend it to anyone who would like to visit the Dordogne and stay in a small inn, with personalized care and gourmet food.

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maison de Marquay
Address: Le Bourg, 24620 Marquay, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Sarlat-la-Caneda > Marquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Marquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near Sarlat, ideally located in the center of Black Périgord, in Sarlat triangle, Eyzies and Lascaux. Brood in the middle of the village of Marquay, house of character, with restaurant, terrace, swimming pool and private garden where you will be able to have your breakfast or to dine. You will be able to also benefit from the living rooms, and the wintergarden. ... more   less 
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