La Marcotte

Forge, Seine-et-Marne
06 50 94 29 37

After a day touring châteaux, come back to birdsong and the swishing of trees. A house for lovers of art and eccentricity


6 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 9

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In a modest village near fabulous Fontainebleau is a large wooden gateway in a high stone wall, with a ‘cottage’ behind and five acres of grounds – quelle surprise! It was home to a couple for 40 years: she the aunt of the owner of a nearby château, he a Russian… hence the wonderful, whimsical collection of art. Note the busy, bohemian, sumptuous salon; it is awfully grand – the sofas are not for sprawling – but it’s homely too (play a boardgame, browse a book) and excessively cocooning at night. Within a 15-minute drive are some of the greatest French châteaux – Courances, Dampierre, Fontainebleau – as well as the cobbled painters’ village of Barbizon, the school of landscape made famous by Millais, Corot and Rousseau. Back home, the vast ‘salon’ opens to a courtyard and a garden with immaculate topiaries and towering trees. Take a rug to the tufty grass, or swim a long lap in the pool; it hides behind a hedge (of course!).  This is an untouched home, perfectly preserved, The kitchen may be of an era less sumptuous than the rest, but you can always book in a chef.  


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive. Chef by arrangement.


Nightly price
from €382
Weekly price
from €2678
Damage deposit
Singles €3700-€5800.
1 House for 9
From €3826 beds5 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Constance Perrot

  • Château de Fontainebleau - visit one of the most iconic château of french History and discover the royal apartments of kings and emperors who lived there.
  • Wander in the charming village of Barbizon, the school of landscape, made famous by the masters of impressionist movement.
  • Enjoy wonderful walks in Fontainebleau Forest and discover the Gorges de Franchard, amazing rocks in the heart of the forest.