Peaceful house in Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Perigord National Park, Dordogne. Suits large families and family groups.
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
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 18
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous Family Break
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.
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.
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!
A Peaceful Retreat
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.
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
Village centre with all amenities, and local shops, bar and restaurant. Nearest towns with supermarkets and local markets 7kms, and 10 kms.
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.