La Maison du Chevalier

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Welcome to

La Maison du Chevalier, Chambres d'hôtes. In our Chambres d'hôtes we have 4 guest rooms, 2 double rooms with private bathroom, 1 triple room with private bathroom and 1 quadruple room with private bathroom (2 adults and 2 children). Total for 11 people. In the valley of the river the la Dore, our chambres d'hôtes is situated at an altitude of 500 m. With magnificent views of the mountains of the Livradois Forez. That side is also called the "côté soleil levant" or the side where the sun rises.

Together with two befriended chambres d'hotes in the area we have a 10-day hiking holiday composed for you!

NEW!  "BED & BEAUTY" Arrangement

Our Rooms

Our charming rooms have comfortable beds (King size). All rooms have their own bathroom with shower and toilet.
Currently we offer two double bedrooms on the second floor with a balcony and a beautiful view. A third bedroom is a family room with entrance on the ground floor with its own terrace.

Every morning we serve a good breakfast (included in the price of the night).

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The pleasure of good food

After your walk or some other activity, you can sit at the table for dinner. With the other guests, you dine at a large table, which allows guests to get to know and share their experiences of the day.

About us, Ellen & Robert-Jan

We, Robert-Jan and Ellen would like to welcome you to "La Maison du Chevalier".
From October 2022 we are the new owners of this Chambres d'hôtes/Table d'hôtes located in the beautiful natural park "Livradois Forez" in the region "Auvergne".
After several months of hard work to learn to speak the French language as well as to add our own "touch" to the whole house and garden, we opened the doors to our guests from 6 May 2023. Immediately, we received several requests and even after that it ran smoothly.
Now, looking back, we can say that we had a good first season. We welcomed very nice guests. With lots of great conversations during the numerous dinners we had with our guests. We hope many more will follow with new and also returning guests.
For us, it was a very nice first year in which we found that moving to Marat and the Auvergne felt like a warm bath. We have gathered some very nice people around us over the past year that we are very happy with.

For years, guests have found their way to our Chambres d'hôtes and also like to come back with friends or family. Sleeping for one night, but also several nights is certainly possible.

There is plenty of time to relax, go cycling, walking or whatever you like. Plenty of possibilities, the area lends itself to it. In winter, too, there are various opportunities for winter walks or cross-country skiing, there is even a small ski area half an hour away.
Good food and taking care of people is something we were brought up on and for us cosiness goes hand in hand with sitting at the table for a long time and enjoying delicious (local) dishes.

The guests of our Chambres d'hôtes will lack nothing. We enjoy being hosts and making our guests feel at home.

Every morning a full breakfast is waiting for you. If the weather is fine, we serve it outside in our lovely veranda, and if the weather is less fine, we serve it in our cosy salle à manger.

We are also a "Table d'hôtes" which makes it possible to join us in the evening for a Menu du Jour (3 courses) The dishes we prepare for you will mainly consist of fresh (regional) and seasonal products.

You are most welcome at La Maison du Chevalier!
Greetings Robert-Jan -Ellen & Bear

Guest Reviews

Amazing stay at La Maison du Chevalier

Staying in La Maison du Chevalier is a must if you are nearby. The house is located in a fantastic place and every little detail has been taken care of. Ellen and Robert are so warm people, making your stay even better. They are happy to help with any of your needs and they are amazing cookers. So I would recommend if you stay at their place request dinner, good food, and better company. I was there for a business trip to EUROAPI -VERTOLAYE (the best place to stay if you go there) and I would like to stay again for holidays.


Caroline and I would like to thank you most sincerely for making us so welcome last week. Great setting, smart and most comfortable room, fine breakfast and well appointed dining room. You have obviously put a great deal of effort into La maison du Chevalier and it shows. We felt like house guests. Very many thanks.

Mark and Caroline

A 10 with a pin for this B&B

How much we enjoyed, together with my partner we spent 6 days there and it was not 1 too many! After a long search we came to this B&B and it exceeded all our expectations.

The room is lovely and the view fantastic! And then you wake up in the silence and get a delicious breakfast!

During the day you can enjoy exploring the area and Ellen and Robert-Jan can show you around, they come with very nice tips and help you with anything where necessary (since we speak 2 words of French and yet occasionally want to reserve something).

In the evening you can optionally stay for dinner (this is also useful if you do not speak French 😛) Robert Jan is originally a chef-cook and we could notice that because every time there was a delicious 3-course menu served ... where many restaurants can be jealous.

Nothing is too much to ask, service is in their DNA!

Thanks again for the great time we had with you, but especially with you! You are very nice and kind people who gave us a fantastic first vacation week.

And we will definitely come back, if only to give 'Beer' a big hug again (Beer is the sweetest and nicest house dog).

Kind regards,

Gilian & Esther

An address not to be missed in Marat

Everything was perfect: the warm welcome from Ellen and Robert, the rooms with views and very comfortable beds, the relaxing garden, the varied breakfast...and the meals worthy of a great chef...Thanks again to Ellen and Robert for this charming stay...and beer od course...

Fabrice, Michèle and mamie 😉

The best place to stay in Marat!

We stayed one night as we were passing through the area and we can only say BRAVO and keep it up. We were welcomed like at home, we ate the evening with the hosts Robert and Ellen who have the 2 the easy contact.We spent an evening as between friends. A very good meal, just like in a restaurant, at a very attractive price!
We stayed in room 1, which has a lovely balcony overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. The bedding is perfect: the mattress is very comfortable and it's very quiet all around.
Last but not least, the breakfast is a real treat and well worth the trip!
In a word: THANK YOU and we'll be back!


La Maison Du Chevalier

8 La Sauvanie 63480 , Marat, France