About the property
- Villa4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 50' plasma sauna gym 7 ft pool table trampoline, aircon
Acabanes is part of family owned group LUXURY DORDOGNE VILLAS which has been operating since 2000.
Extensive information about the villa and the area can be viewed on our website LUXURY DORDOGNE VILLAS.
Also, to view over 100 photos, visit our advert with the marketing site Holiday France Direct - ref AD004506.
Acabanes is very flexible accommodation and can equally be enjoyed by a couple or by a large group.
There are extensive facilities for all ages and interests. If there is something which will make your holiday perfect, then please let me know and I will endeavour to purchase it for your stay.
Acabanes is a large, beautifully renovated French villa in a lovely area of the Western Dordogne, close to Bergerac, Duras and Eymet.
It is full of charm and character, yet modernised to the highest standards with extensive facilities, and is situated in a quiet location on the side of a gentle hill with lovely south facing views over the surrounding rolling countryside and vineyards.
GREAT ASSET!! - Matthew, our optional, in house chef, who offers a range of very affordable dining options at Acabanes. Large groups love having this option. Please contact Tracey for his brochure and more details.
This luxury villa has been designed and equipped for outdoor living, with a large (11x5m) superb heated salt water pool with retractable cover, which means it can be used as an indoor/outdoor pool.
We cater for all sizes of parties and can accommodate both the very young; the elderly; or those with limited mobility/wheel chair users.
Extensive equipment is provided complimentary for infants and young children. There is no need to bring any of your babies or childrens equipment with you which means you have the option of flying to Bergerac or Bordeaux if you prefer.
The villa has extensive grounds of approximately three acres and has 5 terraces and a balcony. The outdoor areas are ideal for general relaxation and various sporting activities for all the family to enjoy. A large sports box is provided for guests.
The covered tiled terrace is ideal for BBQs, with table and chairs provided for 'al fresco' dining or just simply enjoying the views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
Pool and Terraces: The pool and terraces have been designed to produce the maximum space for guests whilst maximising individual space. The 11x5m pool is surrounded by a very large sheltered terrace with many sun beds and parasols. The pool is fitted with a retractable telescopic pool cover. There is a Solar heated shower adjacent to the swimming pool.
There are 6 terraces;
1. 5x4m outside the downstairs Lavender bedroom
2. 6x4m outside the Green bedroom with an inlaid giant chess board
3. between these terraces and underneath the large balcony is timber deck with a John Lewis Day Bed
4. 4x3m first floor balcony faces west and is an ideal point to view the pool and enjoy a sundowner to watch the sun set
5. Breakfast terrace for the morning sun leads from the kitchen.
6. Covered main terrace leading from the kitchen
Atmospheric lighting throughout enables the pool and terraces to be used late into the evening.
The gardens extend to over 3 acres with a fenced lower garden of 2 acres. This large garden is perfect for football with football goals, and rounders. There is also a supersize trampoline, childrens play area, sand pit, Wendy House and boules.
The focal point of the barn is a vast sitting room measuring 9m x 8m and which is open to a magnificent timbered 'cathedral' ceiling. This sitting room is full of character with the original stone walls and tiled floors. Located within the lounge is an entertainment area which includes a 50in HD plasma TV connected to a DVD and VCR. A championship pool table is also in the lounge area which our guests really enjoy and many tournaments are enjoyed late into the evening. There is a comprehensive Information Area with maps and leaflets. There are lots of board games for all ages for our guests to enjoy.
The kitchen and dining area leads from the sitting room. This area is 9m x 4m with tiled floors and oak fitted units. It also has a large Range Master dual fuel gas oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge/freezer. The dining area in the kitchen can comfortably accommodate 12. The kitchen opens through double French doors, onto a partly covered tiled terrace. There is a Weber charcoal and gas BBQ, and table and chairs on the terrace ideal for dining.
Downstairs the two superking triple bedrooms Lavender and Vert, have adjacent en-suite shower rooms, with exposed stone walls, tiled floors and doors to their own terraces leading to the pool area.
There are two family suites upstairs; All 4 bedrooms have air conditioning
The Rose Suite - Master bedroom with super king bed and sofa which can convert to a single bed. Smaller childrens room with a single bed and wooden cot. These 2 rooms share a large bathroom with shower and large Organic bath. From this suite there is access onto a large 4x3m balcony with table and chairs and lovely views over the swimming pool.
The Yellow Suite - Master bedroom with super king bed and sofa which can convert to a single bed. Twin bedroom. These 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with shower and bath.
All Master bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and all beds have high quality mattresses. Each guest is provided with a pool towel and 2 bathroom towels. There is Bedeck bedding throughout. There are Authentic African nets over all super king beds.
See the website for more detailed bedroom information.
On the landing, there is a library area, children's pool table and table football.
Contact Tracey for more photos and more detailed information.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Tracey Jones
I have lived in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England since 1994. This is where our children also grew up and is our family home. Our daughter lives in Cape Town with her husband and our son live in the Dordogne, France. Although we live many miles apart we manage to have family get togethers often, thanks to Air Miles and being self employed! Many of our guests hire Acabanes for special family reunions and we understand the importance of how special these holidays are.
Tracey Jones purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Tracey Jones chose Thénac
We decided to purchase Acabanes in 1999 after enjoying many special holidays in this region while the children were young. We have travelled all over the world but genuinely believe that this area of the Dordogne is magical. It is very peaceful and relaxing, but there are also many activities to participate in, including, wine tasting, golf, go karting, canoeing, walking, cycling, restaurants. The region also has fantastic weather and is wonderful to visit at any time of the year. I will help plan your holiday so that you need not find any part of it stressful, including the travel, overnight accommodation, golf tee times, restaurant reservations, special occasion meals, groceries bought for arrival - the list is endless and I am here to help you!
What makes this Villa unique
We chose Acabanes due to the peaceful surroundings and single track lanes that make it perfect for walking and cycling. However, it is not isolated and you can reach great attractions very easily and quickly. Please visit our website Luxury Dordogne Villas for full details and also please contact me as I can offer complimentary assistance to ensure your holiday is perfect for you and your fellow travellers.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A fantastic holiday.
Acabanes was a really impressive luxury holiday home set in the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne. As a family of 12 members over three generations Acabanes provided plenty of space for all of us to spend time together or have our own space. The heated pool was used everyday, rain or shine and we even managed a full family bike ride to a local vineyard! The garden and terrace were fantastic and we spent many an evening admiring the view whilst drinking delicious local red wine. Matthew and Katie catered for us one night which was a real treat. Tracey the owner of Acabanes was extremely helpful in recommending local places to visit and restaurants. A fantastic location and wonderful family holiday. Thank you.
Really pleased you all enjoyed your holiday so much! Hope you return soon. Tracey
Perfect Spring holiday
Acabanes was an amazing holiday. I visited with my wife and 2 labradors. We wanted a luxury holiday home but also wanted to take our dogs with us. The garden was brilliant as it's all fenced in and the walks from the house were super. We've booked again for next Spring and I think it will become a regular place for us.
We had the most wonderful time in this amazing property. The house has everything you could possibly want and to excellent standard. We arrived to complementary wine and fantastic service and care taken to ensure a fabulous holiday. We all loved it and will be returning hopefully next year. Thank you Tracey.
Thank you Lorraine for your review and yes, you are all booked in for the 2nd June 2018! Looking forward to you all returning. Tracey
what an experience
My family and I stayed for a week with a small baby and well what can I say. This is the best accommodation by far that we have ever stayed in. We have travelled around the world and stayed in 5 star accommodation and never have we experienced such luxury! The rooms we stayed in are private, one with a terrace and one with balcony. The salt water pool was heated and we loved taking our baby in every day. There are too many facilities to mention! all baby facilities were provided as well as a pool table, many games, picnic bags, bbq's, BBQ equipment. the list goes on and on. This place would be perfect for small or large families as well as families with small babies. I think this will be our regular summer vacation and are already planning our holiday for next summer!
Wow, what can I say! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and I am absolutely delighted that you had a wonderful holiday with your family and look forward to you returning.
Geweldig mooi huis met zeel veel facciliteiten
We zijn ruim een week in dit geweldige luxe vakantiehuis geweest met kinderen in de leeftijd van 1 t/m 14 jaar. Iedereen vermaakte zich elke dag uitstekend! Het verwarmde zwembad met overkapping is heerlijk. Je kunt zo altijd gebruik maken van het zwembad. We hebben de kap ook vaak eraf gehad, zodat we heerlijk in de zon konden zwemmen en liggen op de ligbedden langs de pool. De tuin is enorm groot en ook het huis heeft veel ruimte, waardoor je met veel mensen toch allemaal een fijne plek hebt. Een fijne keuken, pooltafel, tennistafel, voetbaltafel, vele gezelschapsspelletjes en een x-box die ook erg in trek was bij de kinderen. De slaapkamers zijn erg mooi ingericht met hemelbedden. Het huis is super schoon. Tracey houdt heel goed contact en wil je altijd helpen. We willen zeker graag terug komen en voor deze prijs heb je een zeer mooi huis en veel luxe en comfort. We bevelen dit huis ten zeerste aan!
Ik ben zo blij dat je familie een geweldige vakantie had. Ik hoop dat je snel terugkomt!
i am so pleased that your family had a great holiday. I hope you will return again very soon.
Perfect Villa for an out of Season Break
We visited end of March for an out of season break for four days to visit family who live locally. We frequently do this and fly down from Southampton to Bergerac with Flybe. The Villa has a heated pool, rare for France, and the house in perfect, with log burners in the main living and kitchen areas and heating in the bedrooms. So well equipped inside and out. Local restaurants, markets, wine tasting at vineyards, golf , little villages and towns all within easy reach.highly recommended
Thank you Pat for your review and we are pleased you love to keep returning to visit your family. See you again soon! With very best wishes, Tracey
Whatever you enjoy doing on holiday, the area has something for all tastes. This lovely villa is situated in South West France, in a lovely area of the Western Dordogne, close to the towns of Bergerac, Duras and Eymet and one hour drive east of Bordeaux. It is only six hours driving time from the port of St Malo. It is a wonderful location for golfers as is only five minutes from Château Vigiers, one of the best golf resorts in France which also has a 1 Star Michelin restaurant. Our guests receive a 30% discount on golf rounds at Vigiers. We have complimentary trolleys/bags/clubs for our guests to enable them to fly rather than drive, if they choose to. The nearest large town is Bergerac, twenty minutes north east of the house. Bergerac is a Medievel town which is fascinating to explore with a Tobacco Museum and Wine Museum. Visitors can also take river cruises on the Dordogne river in a traditional boat. Bordeaux is an easy 1 hour drive or a short train ride from St Foy la Grande, just 15 minutes away. Bordeaux has a world beating Wine Museum called the Cite Du Vin which a unique museum dedicated to the wine culture. Bordeaux also has fantastic shopping and restaurants. Arcachon and the Atlantic coast is a 90 minute drive. Visit the famous Dune De Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe and eat oysters in Arcachon Bay with a chilled glass of white wine. All our guests enjoy Famille Moutier for a traditional Perigordine Sunday lunch. It is a 4 hour experience for 38€ with all wines included. Just a 10 minute cycle or 2 minute drive away. The local, friendly restaurant of Relais de Monestier is also a great place to eat with 2 courses for 16€ and carafes of local village wine. Monestier is just a 5 minute drive. The Sunday morning market at Issigeac, a medieval village is a wonderful experience where with the locals you can buy oysters, foes gras, the sweet white wine of Monbazillac and local vegetables from farmers in the surrounding villages. Our guests really enjoy local wine tasting and we have close links with 3 local vineyards. 1. Chateau Feely is an award winning organic, biodynamic vineyard, where Caro and Sean will welcome you warmly. 2. Chateau Lestevenie was recently televised on Channel 4 - New Lives in The Sun. Humphrey will show you around his vineyard where rare,wild orchids grow. 3. Chateau Thenac in the village where Caroline will guide you through the magnificent wines and where you must try the Plum Eau de Vie. Our guests also enjoy wine tasting in Ste Emilion, a world Heritage Unesco Site. Tracey can recommend where to taste wine in the village and also the best places to have lunch. All the local villages have colourful markets. Out of season there are also speciality markets including truffles and walnuts. There is a buddist retreat also close by, Plum Village, and our guests are always welcome to visit to share lunch with the monks and sisters or to share in a meeting. Acabanes is full of charm and character, situated in a quiet location on the side of a gentle hill with south facing views over the surrounding rolling countryside and vineyards and within an easy walk of the local village of Thenac. The large village of Siguoles is a five minute drive away and has all the amenities of a typical French village including a restaurant,supermarket; boulangerie; charcuterie; tabac; bank; cafe; pharmacy Other local Activities include; Go karting; Ten Pin Bowling; Canoeing; Waterparks, horse riding and fishing Additional Golf information - Tee times can be booked by Tracey, the owner and advice given on courses, locally and further afield. Acabanes is only five minutes from Chateau des Vigiers, one of the best golf resorts in France. Donald Steel (designer of the Forest of Arden championship course) is considered to be one of the very best 'natural' golf course architects, created this unique 18-hole, par 72 course in its enthralling setting amidst plum trees, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. Donald, who has contributed to many world-famous courses such as the Jubilee and Eden courses at St. Andrews as well as Chantilly in France, designed the course with the Château as its centrepiece; the 9th and 18th finishing off in front of the Château; and many of the other undulating greens with different perspectives of the Château. When asked by Golf World to name his favourite hole from his long career, Donald chose N° 18 at Château des Vigiers, with its dogleg over a ridge for the second shot over the lake on to the green, in front of the Château. Subsequently it was described in Golf World under the heading 'Vintage Finale'. Château des Vigiers' course is maintained as a holiday course with short rough, promoting quick play and accessibility for higher handicaps. However, the greens are frequently lightning fast and prove a test for any golfer. With strategic pin positions and longer rough, the course can be turned into a challenge for the best golfer.