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.