Luxury 5* 6 Bedroom/4 Bath Villa Heated/Covered Saltwater Pool 2 Acre garden
BERGERAC airport 20 min Vigiers Golf & Michelin restaurant 5 min Huge Plasma 4 Poster Many Bikes
Sleeps 16 (6 Bedrooms)
ACABANES is a wonderful holiday home for all types of holiday makers - whether you are a couple or a group of people.
It is a luxury, beautiful house in a very scenic, rural, peaceful part of the Dordogne. The house and the area cater for all interests; If you wish to completely relax Acabanes is perfect or if you wish to be very active, then there are many activities.
The villa offers room for solitude in addition to spacious communal areas for socialising, and accommodates the very young as well as older guests with limited mobility.
The large private pool area has many sun loungers, parasols, table and chairs. The pool is heated and has a retractable cover which is pushed back easily in 10 seconds. This pool cover offers peace of mind for parents with young children. The pool can also be enjoyed at night.
The house has many terraces, all with patio furniture for relaxing. The main large dining terrace is a wonderful place to enjoy views over the 2 acre garden.
We like to spoil our guests by providing top quality mattresses, memory foam mattresses, Bedeck bedding, Viners Cutlers, Le Creuset, Beautiful bathrooms, Bedeck towels, pool towels, tea and coffee in bedrooms, flat screen tv's in bedrooms, Plasma, hundreds of DVD's.
For adults the house and gardens are perfect, which the 4 poster bed.
For families the facilities are numerous for infants/toddlers - which means there is no need to bring anything with you and makes flying possible.
Please see owners website for full details of infant equipment.
There is so much to do in the area - cycling on the quiet lanes, (lots of bikes provided), wonderful markets, wine tasting, walking routes, large selection of restaurants to try, golf at Chateau des Vigiers 4 miles, Michelin Star restaurant 15 mins, go karting, canoeing, shopping in Bergerac.
Tracey offers a complimentary comprehensive holiday service including massages and beauty treatments at the house, reservations for restaurants, golf rounds, baby sitting, taxis and wine tasting.
Facilities - large, heated saltwater pool, 50' plasma TV, sauna, flat screen bedroom TV's & DVD's, table football, small gym, championship 7 ft pool table, trampoline, play area, small library, vast dvd selection, sand pit, hammocks, football goals, 6 bikes, baby bike seats, trailer bike, ipod docking stations, basketball, table tennis, gas and charcoal bbq's. The 11x5m pool is surrounded by a very large sheltered terrace and is fitted with a retractable telescopic pool cover. Lighting enables the pool and terrace to be used late into the evening. The gardens extend to over 3 acres with a fenced lower garden of 2 acres.
Air con in upstairs bedrooms
4 master bedrooms (which can convert to triples with the day sofa)
1 twin room
1 children's room with a single bed & cot
Four poster bed
flat screen TV's
ipod docking stations
En suite shower rooms to downstairs Lavender & Green bedrooms
En suite bathrooms in first floor Rose & Yellow Suites
All have electric towel radiators, shaving lights & large showers
All are luxurious & every guest supplied with bath & pool towels
Large Rangemaster stove with 2 ovens & 6 burners,large fridge/freezer, washing machine,dishwasher,ice maker,coffee machine,wine fridge microwave. Well stocked kitchen for cooking & dining. Dining equipment for small children. Very large table/dining area.
Vast sitting room with 2 seating areas, wood burning stove, 50" Panasonic HD plasma connected to UK satellite, DVD player & vast collection of DVDs, championship 7x4 ft slate bedded pool table, information area, numerous board games, laptop safe
Landing with library, table football and a childrens snooker table
Balcony leads from Rose Suite with lovely seating area & views
Small gym with Infra red sauna
Large bike store includes 2 baby seats & tag along bike
Bath & pool towels included in rental
All linen included
Villa cleaned for arrival
Additional cleaning on request - enquire re rates
Barbecue, Pool Heating, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone, TV.
The property is suitable for someone who uses a wheelchair, but who is not wheel chair bound. The Green Room is suitable as a bedroom as there are no steps between the bedroom and en-suite shower room. A wheelchair can be used from the Green bedroom to the kitchen terrace and kitchen via the swimming pool terrace. Contact owner, Tracey, for more guidance on accessibility.
There is an enclosed 2 acre garden with trampoline, football goals, wendy house, sandpit, hammocks.
The large saltwater pool (11x5m) is heated and has an easily retractable telescopic cover, which ensures enjoyable swimming no matter the weather. It can also be used at night as can the pool terrace with night lights. The pool has a large terrace and grass area surrounding it and because of the hedges is very private and sheltered. There are ample sunbeds and parasols for guests.
The Lavender bedroom has a terrace with table, 4 chairs & parasol and love seat. The Green bedroom has a terrace with table, 2 chairs. This terrace also has an outdoor chess board. There is a very large, partly covered terrace facing south, leading from the kitchen. This has a very large table with ample chairs. It also has a swing seat, table tennis, gas and charcoal bbq and games box. A breakfast terrace leads from the end of the kitchen with table, 4 chairs & parasol.
Important notes on accommodation
This large converted barn is a perfect place for a holiday, equally for a couple wanting a romantic holiday or for a large group. It is especially popular as a venue for large family groups. Air con in upstairs bedrooms. It is close to the Buddist retreat and Plum village if accomodation is needed when participating in their various retreats. Groups enjoy the large rooms and the numerous terraces. All ages are able to visit from small babies to the elderly and infirm. Numerous facilities and equipment are provided to keep everyone happy! For those who wish to enjoy a few rounds of golf on holiday, www.vigiers.com is only 4 miles away. It is very suitable for children as it has an enclosed garden and well planned, safe pool area. Wine tasting is a must as the house is surrounded by vineyards. For those who like cycling and walking, it is a real pleasure on the quiet single track lanes. Nature lovers will be amazed at the number of birds of prey, wild boar and deer.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|2 May 2015 - 22 May 2015||£ 2000.00||7|
|23 May 2015 - 5 June 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|6 June 2015 - 19 June 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|20 June 2015 - 26 June 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|27 June 2015 - 10 July 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|11 July 2015 - 17 July 2015||£ 4000.00||7|
|18 July 2015 - 28 August 2015||£ 4250.00||7|
|29 August 2015 - 4 September 2015||£ 3000.00||7|
|5 September 2015 - 25 September 2015||£ 2000.00||7|
|26 September 2015 - 23 October 2015||£ 1500.00||7|
|24 October 2015 - 30 October 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|31 October 2015 - 20 December 2015||£ 1200.00||7|
|21 December 2015 - 27 December 2015||£ 2500.00||7|
|28 December 2015 - 3 January 2016||£ 2500.00||7|
|4 January 2016 - 12 February 2016||£ 1200.00||7|
|13 February 2016 - 4 March 2016||£ 2000.00||7|
|5 March 2016 - 18 March 2016||£ 1200.00||7|
|19 March 2016 - 15 April 2016||£ 2500.00||7|
|16 April 2016 - 29 April 2016||£ 1500.00||7|
|30 April 2016 - 27 May 2016||£ 2000.00||7|
|28 May 2016 - 3 June 2016||£ 3000.00||7|
|4 June 2016 - 24 June 2016||£ 2500.00||7|
|25 June 2016 - 8 July 2016||£ 3000.00||7|
|9 July 2016 - 15 July 2016||£ 4000.00||7|
|16 July 2016 - 22 July 2016||£ 4250.00||7|
|23 July 2016 - 2 September 2016||£ 4500.00||7|
|3 September 2016 - 16 September 2016||£ 2500.00||7|
|17 September 2016 - 30 September 2016||£ 2000.00||7|
|1 October 2016 - 21 October 2016||£ 1500.00||7|
|22 October 2016 - 4 November 2016||£ 2500.00||7|
Notes on prices
EASTER UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF NOV/CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - tariff includes wifi, welcome hamper, pool heating, all bed linen, bath & pool towels, electricity NOVEMBER UNTIL WEEK BEFORE EASTER - tariff excludes electricity
Saturday changeover day from Easter to the end of October. Flexible other months. Arrival is from 5pm and departure is by 9.30am.
To enquire if a week is available and the cost, contact Tracey, the owner for details. A 30% deposit will then need to be given to secure the holiday. The balance and a £500 security deposit is payable within 3 months of departure.
Villa near Bergerac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France.
About the area
Arcachon Bay, famous for oysters and wonderful for lunch is a 90 minute drive.
The Atlantic coastline with numerous beaches is a 2 hour drive. Many of our guests enjoy a great day out, incorporating lunch at Arcachon and then body boarding, swimming or walking at the coast, south of Arcachon Bay.
Chateau des Vigiers www.vigiers.com is 4 miles. It dates back to 1957 and is an internationally renowned luxury 4 star hotel, golf and spa estate. The 27 hole course enjoys a spectacular setting amidst plum trees, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. It was designed by Donald Steel, who contributed to the Jubilee and Eden courses at St Andrews and is considered to be one of the best "natural" golf course architects. Vigiers has three restaurants, one of which has a Michelin Star. No handicap certificate necessary for visitors and visitors warmly welcomed. Tracey can book tee times and lunch if required.
Special Interest Holidays
Michelin Star restaurant 5 min drive - Les Fresques restaurant in Chateau Vigiers.
How to get there
Bergerac - 20 minute drive
Bordeaux - 1 hour 15 minute drive
St Malo and Caen are easily reached in 6 hours
The northern Channel ports are reached in 10 hours
Use of car is essential.
Nearest small village, Loubes Bernac with a very small shop and is 2 miles. Sigoules, a large village with all amenities, is 4.5 miles. Bergerac is a 20 minute drive which is a wonderful Medieval town to explore (see link on owners website). Bordeaux is a fascinating city for shopping and culture, and can be reached in a 1 hour drive, or by local train. Numerous bastide towns and chateaux can be explored locally. The famous Monbazillac Chateau is only a 15 minute drive.
see owners website for comprehensive details:
Nearest supermarket is 4 miles. Numerous interesting restaurants to visit, ranging from a tiny traditional artisans cafe to a Michellin star restaurant with panoramic views of Bergerac. Owner has supply a detailed fact sheet for restaurants on request. Bank available at 4.5 miles. Full details of trips available from Tracey on a fact sheet - from wine tasting, golf, cycle routes, caneoing, go karting, markets to visit, beauty centres, etc.
Reviewed by: Ellie A., France
Reviewed: 18 December 2014
Date of stay: November 2014
"Fun november break"
Stayed in this really well equiped holliday home with a group of friends, who all enjoy cycling. Really enjoyed all the quiet lanes with very little traffic. Had a great day in st emillion wine tastibg that tracey arranged. Will definatley return next november.
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Ree, South Africa
Reviewed: 22 June 2014
Date of stay: March 2014
"Wonderful French trip"
Our friends recommended this villa to us. We booked a March visit as we like walking and touring. We enjoyed visiting the many little Bastide villages and castles, especially Monpazier and Monflanquin. Although very quiet as early in the season it was nice to sit in the squares and enjoy coffee. We really enjoyed lots of lovely walks through the vines and especially liked walking to Saussignac where we had a nice meal at Lion D'Or. The wood burning stoves made it very cosy in the evenings and many a glass of wine was enjoyed whilst watching a dvd!!
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Rhi, South Africa
Reviewed: 22 June 2014
Date of stay: March 2014
"March cycling holiday "
After visiting Acabanes for Christmas with all the family, we enjoyed it so much we decided to return, just as a couple for a cycling holiday. We experienced sunny days, about 15 degrees, which was perfect for cycling. There is a huge network of single track lanes around Acabanes to explore and it's quite common to ride for 2 hours and only see a handful of cars. Thank you and we hope to return again soon.
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Rhi, South Africa
Reviewed: 22 June 2014
Date of stay: December 2013
"December brilliant break!"
We booked Acabanes in early December to get together as an extended family in Europe. The age range in our family is 1year old to 85 year old. We enjoyed a special family time in this very welcoming, spacious barn which has everything to keep all ages amused. We enjoyed cycling and walking on crisp, sunny days, which surprised us at this time of year. We also enjoyed the excellent range of restaurants and markets. We are hoping to return, as many guests seem to, in early Spring, but this time as a couple.
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Cribb family, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 17 June 2014
Date of stay: April 2014
Capacious and well laid out to accommodate a large family.Plenty of breakout areas. Great swimming pool.....quite safe for youngsters. Excellent facilities and very well looked after by the owners Tracey & Adie. Coming up to our 4th year here......hopefully that says all!
see website www.acabanes.co.uk for numerous Guest Comments
About the Owner
I live in Salisbury, Wiltshire & enjoy cycling, golf and walking. The holiday home was purchased after holidaying for many years in the Dordogne as a family. The farmhouse needed extensive renovation but we thought it was worth all the hard work, due to it's location close to Chateau Vigiers golf course www.vigiers.com. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and are here to arrange everything for you to make your holiday stress free - Tracey Jones
Year property purchased: 2002
Why this location?
We love this part of the Dordogne as it is peaceful and rural with wonderful scenery, but still only 20 minutes to Bergerac and 1 hour from Bordeaux. The area has many colourful markets and night markets, a wide variety of good restaurants and lots of things to do for all ages. Golf is only 5 minutes away- Chateau des Vigiers - which is a pleasure to play. The house is surrounded by a network of quiet lanes which are safe and ideal for walking and cycling. Wild boar, deer and birds of prey are numerous. There are also numerous vineyards offering wine tasting, as well as the world famous St Emillion and Monbazillac. After travelling all over the world, this special area has proved to be very special. We hope you feel the same.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
The farmhouse has many extras to ensure guests have a special holiday. For children the wendy house, sand pit, trampoline and heated pool are a big hit. For older "kids" the table tennis and plasma are a treat. We provide complimentary, unlimited, fast speed broadband. Bath and pool towels are also provided free of charge. We try to provide the best for our holidaymakers, with superking master beds, very good quality mattresses, duvets and Bedeck linen. All master bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities. The kitchen is well stocked and also has a Rangemaster large stove. You will be truly spoilt.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
This advertiser joined Owners Direct in November 2011,
and has advertised this property with us since January 2012.