Charming guest rooms in Dordogne
History of our guest house in the Périgord Noir
Our guesthouse “Aux Bories de Marquay” is ideally located in a small hamlet, quiet, in the countryside in the heart of the Périgord Noir, less than 10 minutes from Sarlat, a superb medieval town listed as UNESCO heritage, including the visit by day and by night will not leave you indifferent.
The name of our guesthouse comes from the two magnificent bories remarkably preserved (borie: dry stone construction which could serve as a barn or stable, whose shape is reproduced on our logo).
It is the land of enchantment jealously marked by poets and that only they have the right to claim as their own. The closest thing to paradise.
Henry Miller on Périgord
Discover the places of your holidays near Sarlat
This former farmhouse typical of the Périgord Noir, completely renovated in 2018, equipped with an outdoor pool overlooking the Périgourdine countryside and a 7-seat Spa, houses three air-conditioned double rooms and two air-conditioned family suites. As you pass through the gate of the guesthouse, you will feel as if you are entering the street of a tiny Perigord village.
The cottage for 4 people was renovated to open in early 2020.
In the morning, after a rich breakfast made up of fresh and homemade products, you will be able to travel and organize your visits efficiently (with our help if you wish).
Our central location in the Périgord Noir allows quick access to all the remarkable sites of the Dordogne. In 15 minutes, go to the vallée de la Vézère to go back to the time of Cro Magnon: discover the prehistoric ornate caves of Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Font de Gaume, Combarelles and many others (the valley has 25).
If you prefer medieval or Renaissance times, Périgord is also nicknamed the “region of 1001 castles”: Beynac, Commarque, Castelnaud among others reach out to you. Go stroll among one of the “most beautiful villages of France” like la Roque Gageac or Domme. Sports enthusiasts can take great hikes, canoe trips on the Dordogne or Vézère, or cycling on the greenway Sarlat/Cazoulès.
If you are staying for several days in our guest house, why not take the opportunity to visit the Gouffre de Padirac, Rocamadour, Collonges la rouge, the Bergerac vineyard, … These prestigious sites are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from the bed and breakfast Aux Bories de Marquay.
For walkers, a hiking circuit passes in front of the house and will be a starting point for the Puymartin castle, the Breuil huts, …
The Spa, a zen moment
In the evening, after your visits, what could be more pleasant than relaxing in our Spa. You can open or close the veranda as you wish depending on the temperature.
You will enjoy this moment of relaxation in the middle of the Perigord countryside. It is not impossible that deer come to visit you …
Open on reservation from the end of March to the beginning of November from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm for a duration of 30 mn free per day and per room. If available and within reasonable limits, possibility of additional reservation (10 euros/person for 30 minutes)
The swimming pool, a moment of relaxation
The outdoor swimming pool is available to our guests to cool off after a day of sightseeing or more simply to bask an afternoon by the pool while enjoying the calm of our little corner of paradise.
Open in season from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Our eco-responsible approach
We are very conscious that “the house is burning and we are looking elsewhere” and we are also lucky to live in a preserved environment. The Dordogne river is classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the Vézère valley is classified as a great site in France.
All this implies a commitment to the preservation and protection of nature. In this spirit, we have decided to limit our carbon footprint in terms of our food supplies and energy consumption.
You will find here an example of the measures implemented in our guest house.
A charging station for electric vehicles
In our car park you will find a charging point for electric vehicles of up to 3.7 KWH.
You will be able to recharge your vehicle during the night and when you are not visiting our property.
Looking for a wellness massage?
On reservation, after a short, soothing stroll in the Périgourdine countryside, Catherine welcomes you to her haven of peace for a complete, enveloping, gentle but supportive oil-based well-being massage lasting 1h30. It’s called “sensory massage “* (body sensations). It lies at the crossroads of several wellness massage techniques. It provides deep relaxation (relaxes muscles and soothes the mind) and supports blood, lymphatic and energy circulation. It is part of a holistic approach, considering the human being as a whole, endowed with its own capacity for resilience, thus joining the ranks of alternative medicine.
You’ll find Catherine’s contact details in our welcome booklet, sent after booking.
By staying at “Aux Bories de Marquay”, you can be sure to have an excellent stay in the quiet countryside and be close to all the tourist attractions of our superb region.
You will benefit from an ideal setting to relax by the pool between two visits.