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Lovely Maison Bourgeoise With Heated Pool In Heart Of Dordogne Village



Updated: 15-Aug-2016
Peaceful Farmhouse in Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Perigord National Park, Dordogne. Suits large families and family groups.

Les Vignes is the choice for you! This lovely spacious, 6 bedroomed property is ideal for family holidays, or an adults' only retreat. With a sunny terrace and pool area, and being located in the heart of the village, it is peaceful and relaxing whilst offering a peek into Dordogne village life.

The house is being upgraded, now with Pool Heater, Sun Patio and garden landscaping.

The house is well equipped and homely. Local markets are some of the best, and there's a variety of activities in the area, for those who don't just want to lounge by the pool. The village is in the heart of The Perigord National Park, which gives access to gorgeous woodland walks and bike rides (bike hire available locally), great for wildlife and nature, all starting from the centre, not to mention the great lake swimming just outside of the village, with supervised 'beaches', canoe and pedalo hire and many snack bars.

The village has a boulangerie, a bar and a newly opened restaurant (June 2015) along with other amenities. It has a very friendly community.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kim and Phil bought this house in March 2014 as a holiday home and are keen to let other holidaymakers enjoy it. as soon as we saw the pictures on the internet, we fell in love with it and our subsequent visit only confirmed what a beautiful house it is and the idyllic village and countryside that it is in.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa is awesome. You guys are great and this is the friendliest place we've ever been on holiday. See you next year. Julie, Somerset.

Lovely house, a very relaxing holiday- we loved the lake swimming. Eve, London.

Fantastic hols- everyone enjoyed it- just wish it was a month! Roger and Carolyn, Bristol
May 2011
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing time in this beautiful house.

The pictures don't do it justice , we were all blown away on arrival. Large beautifully clean and well equipped property.

Outside space wonderful for relaxing and outdoor eating and drinking.

Fab house for all those lovely family times for all ages.

Great for hide and seek in th e dark !!!

House in super sleepy village with all important boulangerie.

Pub in village a stones throw and lovely food served.

Great time for all , highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful house for a week in May and had the most amazing holiday. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful and the house itself was beautiful. It was modern yet rustic, and had a very well equipped kitchen and larder.

We made good use of the heated outdoor pool which was kept clean daily, and enjoyed evenings eating out on the terrace every night.

The weather was perfect and the surrounding area was stunning. The pub in the village is well worth a visit and the owners are very friendly, and there is a new restaurant which wasn't open until the day after we returned but looked very nice.

We would love to return to this lovely house and the surrounding area which had plenty to offer. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay, hope to come back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A truly delightful house, beautifully furnished, spacious and very well equipped and with lots of character. Definitely the most comfortable Gite we have rented. We were a three-generation, family-party of nine, including three little ones under five, and the house catered to all our various needs. The pool is safely fenced off, and a real bonus on hot days. You are right in the centre of the pretty village, with the boulangerie a short walk away. There are no further shops in the Abjat, but there is a good supermarket about a ten minute drive away. Sadly, of the two restaurants that were in the village, one has now closed, and the remaining one (Entente Cordiale) has changed hands very recently. The new owners are very welcoming and friendly, but don't go expecting haute cuisine.

The surrounding area is very pretty; there are some nice walks. There are a couple of wooded lakes a short drive from the house. You can swim at both of these, and the one near Nontron has a tree-top assault course.

Phil, the owner of Les Vignes, could not do enough, both before and during our holiday, to make our stay a success. His local agent, Helen, was also very welcoming and helpful, and all in all we felt very well looked after.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Local town with all amenities including shopping and restaurants"
"Local town with shopping and restaurants. Hosts the largest market in the Dordogne each Wedn..."
Le Moulin

From the Owner

We love the area, the people and the peace

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L'Entente Cordiale at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Limoges at 56 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Cloche at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Grand Etang at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal country for walking and cycling.


Lakes with 'beaches' and all facilities, approx 5 and 7kms drive.

Coast approx 1.5 hrs.


Limoges airport 45 mins drive

Bergerac 1.5 hrs

Bordeaux 2 hrs

Calais 7hrs


Village centre with all amenities, and local shops, bar and restaurant. Nearest towns with supermarkets and local markets 7kms, and 10 kms.

Further Details:

Horseriding, walking, tennis, cycling( bike hire) all in the village. Lake swimming 5 and 7 kms.

Canoeing, acrobois, velorail, chateaux, caves, Karting, Golf all within a short distance.

Restaurants and local markets in abundance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
11 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Nov 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Email for booking. Non refundable deposit at time of booking is 50%. Balance to be paid 1 month from arrival. A £200 returnable 'breakages' deposit is taken on arrival, and returned after end of holiday inspection (subject to conditions).

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, though this is negotiable.
Minimum stay for whole house rental is 5 days.

Notes on prices:
Please contact me for early 'deals' on listed prices.

Non refundable deposit of 25% payable at booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit to be paid 1 week before arrival and will be returned within 1 week of departure (subject to terms and conditions)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large shower
  • Yellow Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room, shared - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Attic shower - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with wc, large basin, and bath/shower over Bathroom 2 with wc, basin and shower Bathroom 3 with wc, basin and shower Separate Downstairs wc with basin Master bedroom has WC, basin and shower


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Yellow Room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, En suite
  • The Blue Room - 1 Double Bed, Bathroom opposite
  • The Stone Room - 1 Double Bed, Shared shower room
  • The Grey Room - 1 Double Bed, Shared shower room
  • Twin Attic room - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor, with own patio
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12-13 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 Ground Floor, King bed. Garden access. Ensuite 2 Double bed -The Yellow Room. Ensuite. Childs room with single bed off this room 3 Double bed - The Blue Room 4 Double bed, Shared bathroom - The Stone Room 5 Double bed, Shared bathroom- The Grey Room 6 2 single beds, En suite. Attic room In addition, we provide a foldaway single bed, double air mattress and sofa bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that the property is currently being redecorated, we will tell you if this is likely to affect your holiday. Outside: Lovely garden, and sunny terrace, with private pool. BBQ, and garden furniture, some garden games and pool toys provided. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Bath towels and swimming towels provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Pool is cleaned midweek, when convenient. All linen and towels are provided. Once-weekly clean available by arrangement. Other: Computer and WiFi provided free of charge

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