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Converted Barn In Tranquil Garden Setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted Barn in Abjat sur Bandiat, Nontron, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location, 2km From A Village With All Amenities Including 2 Bar Restaurants

Situated in the Perigord-Limousin natural park, this property is close to several airports - Limoges (45 mins), Bergerac (90 mins) and Bordeaux (2 hrs) and the TGV train (Angouleme 1.5hrs). An enjoyable 2 hours drive will bring you to the wonderfully scenic Dordogne River valley with its many historic towns and chateau. In the immediate area there are two swimming lakes, canoeing, tennis, tree aerobics, fishing, karting, horseriding, bowling, golf, caving, mountain bike trials and numerous walking paths (there are 9 from the house). Regular markets, fêtes, parades, gastronimal fayres and many more local events run in the area throughout the holiday season.

Robyn Bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2016

About Robyn Bell

I live in Australia with my teenage son. I work, but we will spend time each year in France, as we love its relaxed lifestyle and lovely scenary.

About the house

Our converted barn is situated in the tranquil setting of the Perigord-Limousin natural park, about 8kms from Nontron. The house is comfortably renovated with a hot tub in a private walled courtyard, sauna, gym, large garden and fishing lake. 2 fishing rods and 2 adult bikes are available for use.

Local attractions

Airports incl Limoges (45 mins), Bergerac (90 mins) and Bordeaux (2 hrs). The TGV stops at Angouleme (1.5 hrs). In the immediate area there are two swimming lakes, canoeing, tennis, tree aerobics, fishing, karting,horseriding,bowling, golf, caving, moutain bike trials and numerous walks.

Robyn Bell purchased this house in 2011

Why Robyn Bell chose Perigord Vert

The history, ideal climate and relaxed country lifestyle drew me to the area but the mixture of beautiful panoramic views, forest and farm land caused me to buy with a view to residency in the long term.

What makes this house unique

The best of all worlds - the property is conveniently located between airports for either that short break or longer stay. It is within walking or riding distance of the nearest village for those morning croissants, yet far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. There is plenty to do at the house if you want to stay and relax in comfort but there are plenty of activities and attractions in a 2 hours radius if you are keen to explore.


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Entente Cordial
Nearest Train
145 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Cloche
Car: necessary


Beaches are 2.5 hours car ride away.


The property is close to several airports - Limoges (45 mins), Bergerac (90 mins) and Brive and Bordeaux (each about 2 hrs) and the TGV train (Angouleme 1.5hrs).


The property is approximately 2km from Abjat sur Bandiat, which is a village with 2 bars/restaurants, grocers, bakers and a school. Other local restaurants range from auberges serving homemade local produce to restaurants renown for their haute-cuisine. Nontron is 8km away and has supermarkets, a college, cinema, indoor pool and DIY stores.

Further Details:

Nontron is the nearest large town with many and varied shopping, banks, cinemas, restaurants and historic attractions. Small villages, each with their own charm, dot the countryside and larger bustling towns, such as Perigeaux and Bordeaux, are just 2 hours drive away. Historic sites (such as the breathtaking Beynac) and the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne River valley are just a 2 hour drive away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Abjat-sur-Bandiat in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Two bathrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) each with showers and WC, upstairs bathroom has a bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size four poster bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds that can be configured as a kingsize bed. Bedroom 3 has a sofa bed that unfolds to a double bed. Snug with fold out divan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The property also has a hot tub and fishing lake. Basic groceries can be purchased on request with reimbursement at key collection. A Euro60 cleaning fee will be charged on leaving. Outside: A 3 person hot tub sits in a private walled courtyard with barbeque and seating for 4. A large well maintained and peaceful garden with picnic tables surrounds a private fishing lake with row boat. Fishing rods are available for use. A private road runs between the house and the garden and is infrequently used by a local farmer as well as walkers and cyclists. Bikes are available for use also. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, microwave, fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided. Towels are provided for a fee of Euro3 per towel. Linen and towels are changed once a week. More frequent changes can be arranged for a fee. Other: The house also has a sauna and gym and study.


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Converted Barn In Tranquil Garden Setting
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely country home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The property is a beautifully modernised old barn with all the comforts of home. The house has 3 good sized bedrooms with large windows looking out over the garden. The living area is huge and the stone walls keep the property cool on hot days. Close to the village of Abjat and 10 mins from Nontron where the large supermarkets are. A car is definitely needed to get around though.

The house has most things you would need. A well stocked kitchen and plenty of towels. The hot tub was lovely and the sun loungers in the garden an added bonus.

A few niggles with the property.

1. The shower heads. A massive build up of lime scale and dirt. They could have done with a soak or a good scrub.

2. Cobwebs. Lots of cobwebs with dead spiders and flies.

3. Lots of lights and lamps with no bulbs or broken bulbs.

As I said, just niggles. We would definitely return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The niggles have been addressed as much as possible, although there will always be some spiders and flies in the country. There is a stock of light bulbs in the partners desk drawer.
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.78
Damage Deposit £228.71

Booking Notes:
For booking enquiries, please contact Robyn Bell.Bookings are generally for 2 night weekends or weekly (Sat to Fri). A 20% non-refundable deposit (direct transfer to a French bank acct in Euro only) is required on confirmation of booking availability. The balance is payable (same method) no less than 4 weeks before the accommodation commencement date. Directions and key collection details will be provided when the balance rental is received.

Changeover Day:
The preferred change over day is Friday. Guests are requested to vacate by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Linen provided. Towels Euro3 per towel. Euro60 cleaning at end of accommodation period. Basic shopping can be arranged on request, reimbursement on key collection.

20% non-refundable deposit needed to confirm booking. Balance due 4 weeks before start of stay. Owner will provide bank account details for payments when a reservation is sought. Breakages to be paid for.

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