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Maison de Bibby - Bed & Breakfast in Lot

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Rue de l'Eglise, 46600 Martel, Lot
Midi - Pyrénées, France

Anna was an art dealer, her ancient house now holds modern works, heavy curtains, ancient windows and two super rooms up winding stairs.

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On holiday from New Zealand, Anna fell in love with this 12th-century house and a new life opened up; she sold her art gallery (much of it landed here, most strikingly) and set about renovating. She brings an easygoing generosity to B&B – breakfast is fresh and tasty, with notice you can have supper too. The drop-dead gorgeous house is quirky, too, with deeply comfortable rooms. Up winding narrow stairs, Louis XVI chairs stand on rush-matted boards and heavy curtains hang at ancient windows. There are stunning views of the surrounding countryside and houses; you will surely fall in love with it – and with its wonderful owner.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from
Anna Bibby:

  • Collect from the airport and train station (small charge).
  • The markets take place throughout the area on various days. Martel’s market is on Saturdays and Wednesdays and is primarily a produce market with a marvellous array of goods on sale such as frois gras, confit, truffles and walnuts and local wines.
  • A day trip to the wine growing areas of Cahors and Bordeaux will appeal to wine enthusiasts. There are many renowned wineries so prepare yourself for a memorable day of wine tasting.
  • A short drive from Martel are the stunningly beautiful villages of Collonges-la-Rouge, Turenne, Autoire, Carennac and Loubressac. Close by, Sarlat la Canada has long been recognised as one of the best medieval towns in all of France.
  • Just down the road from Sarlat is the beautifully preserved medieval town of Beynac, the village featured in the films Chocolate and Joan of Arc.
  • A stone’s throw from Beynac is the chateau of the late American singer and dancer Josephine Baker which is open to the public.
Points of interest
Guest feedback
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"We spent a wonderful 4 nights at Maison de Bibby in Oct 2012. We were looking for a peaceful break after a month of travel. Anna’s B&B provided us with just what we needed. Her home is situated in the pretty and peaceful Village of Martel; the perfect location to explore the areas of the Lot and the Dordogne. Anna welcomes you into her home and makes you feel immediately at ease. During our stay, her kitchen table was often the centre of many interesting conversations both with Anna and her wonderful neighbours from across the lane. We look forward to a return visit in the near future."
October 2012
"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 couldnt find a bad meal in Martel if you tried! Do try Maison de Bibby! It is what you dream of! Merci Anna ..."
May 2012

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Booking enquiries: Anna Bibby www.maisondebibby.com
+33 (0)5 65 37 76 26 (landline)
+33 (0)7 86 22 12 26(mobile)

  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) 95 to120 per night

Booking info:

Minimum three nights.


Dinner with wine, €20. Restaurants within walking distance.




Rue de l'Eglise, 46600 Martel, Lot

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 95 to 120 per night
Booking enquiries: Anna Bibby www.maisondebibby.com
+33 (0)5 65 37 76 26 (landline)
+33 (0)7 86 22 12 26(mobile)