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Superb, luxury villa with heated pool, 20 min Bergerac airport, 5m Vigiers golf

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 50' plasma, sauna, gym 7 ft pool table trampoline, aircon

Acabanes is part of the family owned Luxury Dordogne Villas group with a website in the same name, which has extensive information on the villa and the area.

If you prefer to book directly through Luxury Dordogne Villas we do accept credit and debit cards.

To view over 100 photos please view our advert on Holiday France Direct ref AD004506

LDV also owns La Grange Sud - Home Away reference 442184. If you have a larger group than Acabanes can accommodate, then you may be interested in booking La Grange also.

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.

Ground Floor

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.

First Floor

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.

More Details


Thénac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Yellow Suite bathroom with bath & shower - toilet , tub , shower , Free standing bath, large walk in shower
    First Floor Rose Suite bathroom with huge Organic bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large walk in shower
    Ground floor Green en suite shower room - toilet , shower
    Ground floor Lavender en suite shower room - toilet , shower
  • All have electric towel radiators, shaving lights & mirrors with large walk in showers All are luxurious & every guest supplied with complimentary two bath & pool towels
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • First floor Rose Family Suite-Childs Room, single bed & cot - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Rose Master bedroom and Childs Room share a large bathroom
    First floor Yellow Family Suite - Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Yellow Master and Yellow Twin share a bathroom
    First floor Yellow Family Suite - Yellow Twin room - 2 twin/ single , This suite has a corridor and the bedrooms are independent
    First floor Rose Family Suite - Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Access to bathroom from the Master is through the Kids room
    Ground floor - Green Master bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , en suite shower room, with no steps between the two rooms
    Ground floor - Lavender Master bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Four poster bedroom with en suite shower room with 2 steps
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (6 Bedrooms) plus infants in cot beds Notes on bedrooms: Air con in all upstairs bedrooms 4 master bedrooms (which can convert to triples with the day sofa) 1 twin room - First floor Yellow twin 1 children's room with a single bed & cot Four poster bed in Lavender Bedroom Tea/coffee facilities in all master bedrooms Flat screen TV's Bedeck luxury bedding Fluffy towels Selection of hangers and lots of them!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This large converted barn is a perfect place for a holiday, equally for a couple wanting a romantic holiday or for a large group. It is especially popular as a venue for large family groups. Air con in upstairs bedrooms. It is close to the Buddist retreat and Plum village if accomodation is needed when participating in their various retreats. Groups enjoy the large rooms and the numerous terraces. All ages are able to visit from small babies to the elderly and infirm. Numerous facilities and equipment are provided to keep everyone happy! For those who wish to enjoy a few rounds of golf on holiday, is only 4 miles away. It is very suitable for children as it has an enclosed garden and well planned, safe pool area. Wine tasting is a must as the house is surrounded by vineyards. For those who like cycling and walking, it is a real pleasure on the quiet single track lanes. Nature lovers will be amazed at the number of birds of prey, wild boar and deer. Outside: There is an enclosed 2 acre garden with trampoline, football goals, wendy house, sandpit, hammocks. The large saltwater pool (11x5m) is heated and has an easily retractable telescopic cover, which ensures enjoyable swimming no matter the weather. It can also be used at night as can the pool terrace with night lights. The pool has a large terrace and grass area surrounding it and because of the hedges is very private and sheltered. There are ample sunbeds and parasols for guests. The Lavender bedroom has a terrace with table, 4 chairs & parasol and love seat. The Green bedroom has a terrace with table, 2 chairs. This terrace also has an outdoor chess board. There is a very large, partly covered terrace facing south, leading from the kitchen. This has a very large table with ample chairs. It also has a swing seat, table tennis, gas and charcoal bbq and games box. A breakfast terrace leads from the end of the kitchen with table, 4 chairs & parasol. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath & pool towels included in rental All linen included Villa cleaned for arrival Additional cleaning on request - enquire re rates Other: Landing with library, table football and a childrens snooker table Balcony leads from Rose Suite with lovely seating area & views Small gym with Infra red sauna Large bike store includes 2 baby seats & tag along bike


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Superb, luxury villa with heated pool, 20 min Bergerac airport, 5m Vigiers golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Magnifique semaine en famille

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passer une superbe semaine a Acabanes. On a beaucoup utilisé la piscine chauffée, surtout les enfants. Merci tracey pour tout votre aide.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci bien et j'espère que vous retournerez l'année prochaine.
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An excellent family home in a secluded spot.

  • 5 of 5

A character family home in a secluded area of the Dordogne. All the home comforts you could wish for and extremely clean.

Several break out areas on patios and balcony. A great safe swimming pool and large garden area for active children.

Splendid back up from owners if any special needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to the Cribb family; we love having you as returning guests and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Tracey
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Excellent holiday accomodation

  • 5 of 5

“We were a family party ranging in ages from 70 to 7. The villa accomadated us all, with every possible activity you could want. We swam,cycled,played football,cricket and rounders. There was also the gym,sauna,pool table and table tennis. Difficult to tear the younger members away from the villa. An excellent holiday home for all ages. We had a holiday that will always be remembered as very special. I would also recommend Matthew 'the in house chef'. He prepared two excellent meals at the villa , and we also visited his pop up restaurant”

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice, well maintained holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Acabanes to celebrate a birthday with our family comprising eight adults ranging in age from 39 to 82, two teenagers and a six-year-old. The house appeared to be very well equipped for all ages. Particularly the swimming pool with its constant 24-degree temperature and the pool table have been frequently used.

The house is very complete, has a well equipped kitchen and has enough space for a party of our size.

We had marvelous weather so we spent most of the time outdoors, but there are enough possibilities in case the weather is less attractive.

The information supplied by Tracey is very completeand and her follow up is excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your special birthday holiday was a success and that everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again. Tracey
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Fantastic Villa, ideal for our family get together

  • 5 of 5

We are regular visitors to Acabanes, and also the owners other property, La Grange Sud,we have family in the area and visit as often as we can. Acabanes is a fantastic Villa, equipped to a very high standard,and caters for all ages,.We hosted a large family get together ,with family joining us from several,different destinations, so we were confident that being based at Acabanes it could only be a wonderful holiday for us all..Everyone loved the Pool and sunbathing terrace,.There are lots of terraces and indoor areas,so you can socialise or find a quiet area if so required ! Plenty of space for the children to run around,,play football etc.

Quiet country lanes to enjoy cycle rides and walks, to lovely villages, vineyards etc, and the Bastide Towns, Markets, lovely restaurants,and the wonderful Chateau De Viigiers are all very close.

Tracey is very helpful and can arrange many other things such as Wine Tasting etc, and even a Chef to visit and cook for you at home.A great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having your family stay at both Acabanes and La Grange Pat and looking forward to seeing you all again in November! Tracey
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perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything one could possibly wish for. The listing description was accurate but the photos do not do it justice. The facilities within the property are numerous and the customer service provided by the owner was incredible. she could not do enough to ensure we had a happy holiday. The local restaurants were excellent, the roads were quiet enabling us all to cycle, we went canoeing and of course the pool was invaluable with young children included in our party. The area is quiet and pretty and don't forget the wine tasting!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maggie for a wonderful review and I am delighted you and your family had a wonderful holiday
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Tracey Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Tracey Jones

I live in Salisbury, Wiltshire & enjoy cycling, golf and walking. The holiday home was purchased after holidaying for many years in the Dordogne as a family. The farmhouse needed extensive renovation but we thought it was worth all the hard work, due to it's location close to Chateau Vigiers golf course I hope you have a wonderful holiday and are here to arrange everything for you to make your holiday stress free - Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones purchased this villa in 2000

Why Tracey Jones chose Thénac

We love this part of the Dordogne as it is peaceful and rural with wonderful scenery, but still only 20 minutes to Bergerac and 1 hour from Bordeaux. The area has many colourful markets and night markets, a wide variety of good restaurants and lots of things to do for all ages. Golf is very close by - Chateau des Vigiers - which is a pleasure to play. The house is surrounded by a network of quiet lanes which are safe and ideal for walking and cycling. Wild boar, deer and birds of prey are numerous. There are also numerous vineyards offering wine tasting, as well as the world famous St Emillion and Monbazillac. After travelling all over the world, this special area has proved to be very special. We hope you feel the same.

What makes this villa unique

The farmhouse has many extras to ensure guests have a special holiday. For children the wendy house, sand pit, trampoline and heated pool are a big hit. For older "kids" the table tennis and plasma are a treat. We provide complimentary, unlimited, fast speed broadband. Bath and pool towels are also provided free of charge. We try to provide the best for our holidaymakers, with superking master beds, very good quality mattresses, duvets and Bedeck linen. All master bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities.

The kitchen is well stocked and also has a Rangemaster large stove. You will be truly spoilt.

Guestbook comments from the owner

see website for numerous Guest Comments
Jan 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $698.23

Booking Notes:
To enquire if a week is available and the cost, contact Tracey, the owner for details. A 30% deposit will then need to be given to secure the holiday. The balance and a £500 security deposit is payable within 3 months of departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day from Easter to the end of October. Flexible other months. Arrival is from 5pm and departure is by 9.30am.

Notes on prices:
EASTER UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF NOV/CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - tariff includes wifi, welcome hamper, pool heating, all bed linen, bath & pool towels, electricity

NOVEMBER UNTIL WEEK BEFORE EASTER - tariff excludes electricity

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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