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Lovely Maison Bourgeoise With Heated Pool In Heart Of Dordogne Village

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Peaceful Farmhouse in Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Perigord National Park, Dordogne. Suits large families and family groups.

Les Vignes is a rambling 18th century Maison Bourgeoise in Abjat-sur-Bandiat, a village in the heart of the wonderful Limousin-Perigord National Park. The paradox of the Perigord-Vert is its sublime anonymity that is largely undiscovered, even by the French.

This lovely spacious, 6 bed-roomed 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.

This is one of the village original buildings and has typical french character whilst having been modernised to ensure that your stay is comfortable. There are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is an additional annex bedroom suitable for a young child who needs to sleep close to parents.

The house is fully equipped, with the aim of reducing the amount of luggage that you need to bring with you - for example children mugs, plates and cups are provided, there is a cot available and high chair for toddlers.

You can fill every day, but of course you are not compelled to go anywhere once you have enjoyed croissant and coffee on the terrace. Simply stay at home, perhaps by the pool, a cool glass of wine on hand and the BBQ ready for use! With 6 rooms, sleeping 13 or more people, Les Vignes is ideal for families, family ‘get-togethers’ or sharing with friends. The rooms are tastefully decorated and all have a dedicated bath or shower room. Rental includes the cost of utilities, towels and bedding.

As well as the many activities in the area, we provide a heated pool, a garden area with child's swing and slide, football nets and (of course) the football to play with. There are a variety of indoor games, DVDs and Wii for those who prefer to stay out of the sun and to keep children occupied - though the swimming pool (heated May to October) should be enough of an attraction!

The house is very 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.

A recent review: The little touches like the wine in the fridge, the red wine and coffee and tea starter pack were very much appreciated. We found the house worked very well for our three families and even on a rainy day we didn't feel like we were under each other's feet. We frequented the Boulanger , the pub and the cafe/restaurant and had a warm welcome at all three. The Saturday music night at the pub was great fun and families were made very welcome. Julie who owns the restaurant was delighted to see us whether we had a quick drink or enjoyed the excellent evening menu. Abjat it self is very pretty and very french which was exactly what we wanted. The surprise of the holiday was that the boats at the local lake were free to use and the facilities such as the play park, snack bars, life guards and very pretty picnic areas were unexpectedly good.

The towns and villages nearby were very attractive with plenty to do and Nontron was the best supermarket town which was a short drive away.

More Details

Phil Milligan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018

About Phil Milligan

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.

Phil Milligan purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Phil Milligan chose Abjat-sur-Bandiat

We love the area, the people and the peace

What makes this farmhouse unique

Ideal for large groups and family/friend groups

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Abjat-sur-Bandiat in Périgord

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 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 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 , En Suite
    Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, with own patio, En Suite
    The Yellow Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , En suite
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
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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Lovely Maison Bourgeoise With Heated Pool In Heart Of Dordogne Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous Family Break

  • 5 of 5

We booked Les Vignes several months in advance for sharing with several family members as we were all attending a family party in a neighbouring village. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the property was, the pictures were good but did not do the property justice, with it's lovely setting in the village of Abjat.

We were met by Dave on behalf of the owners who gave us a tour of the property and highlighted how everything worked. This was especially important as we are part of a large family with varying needs, all of which had been accommodated by the owners when requested in previous months.

The kitchen was large and well equipped, the rooms all well furnished, and we were left with ample towels and bed-linen. Outside we benefited from a well maintained and equipped garden, as well as a perfect sized pool for our need. The pool as required by law is equipped with an alarm, and when the battery on this went faulty was speedily changed on call to Dave.

The village of Abjat is well positioned to visit many places in the Dordogne and had a restaurant, a bar, a creperie and a boulangerie. The boulangerie had a small stock of grocery supplies but we were not able to purchase general supplies like milk so did need to go to the supermarket several kilometres away. This was not a problem for us as the house was equipped with a spacious fridge freezer and larder. The fridge freezer had an ice and cold water tap, perfect for G&T on the terrace.

We were primarily in the Dordogne for a family party but found several places nearby to visit, including the stunning village of Brantome, the village of Nontrom, several markets and several swimming lakes; one of which had a weekly band in the summer as well as an evening food market for drinks and dinner.

Overall, we would highly recommend Les Vignes a great place for a large family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 14-Jul-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: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 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
Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
L'Entente Cordiale
Nearest Train
56 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
La Cloche
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Le Grand Etang
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.