Large luxury villa to let in rural Dordogne - AD004506

Thenac (23km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004506 Advertiser since: 13 January 2016
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Acabanes Self Catering Saturday 6 15 4 Single Beds

About this property

Luxury Villa, Bergerac 20 mins, Vigiers Golf. This villa is in a rural setting.

Luxury Dordogne Villas

Acabanes is a luxury, large holiday home suitable for all ages and interests and those with limited mobility.
Equally suitable for a couple wanting a romantic break as well as a large group and offers room for solitude in addition to spacious communal areas and extensive facilities.

Luxury Dordogne Villas (please see our website in the same name) has two villas. The second villa is called La Grange Sud AD004507 and is 6 miles from Acabanes.

Exciting news for our guests! Matthew, our talented young chef offers a range of very affordable optional in house dining options, including Taster Menus, fixed price menus, canapes, wine tasting, bbq's, picnics. Enjoy a relaxed meal without worrying about babysitters or who is going to drive to a restaurant, and also enjoy your own choice of wine, a really enjoyable experience.
Guests will love the large, heated, salt water swimming pool with Roman end steps and the outdoor chess on the pool terrace.
Acabanes is only a 5 minute drive to Vigiers golf club, voted the best Golf Hotel in 2015 in South West France. Our guests receive a 30% discount on green fees. We provide extensive golf equipment for our guests.
Acabanes is easy to travel to, being 20 minutes to Bergerac airport and 90 to Bordeaux. Caen and St Malo ports can be reached in 6 hours.
Tracey, the owner offers a comprehensive, complimentary, concierge holiday service - grocery shopping, baby sitting, fantastic chef with a range of affordable dining options, beauty treatments on site, restaurant reservations, wine tasting, golf tee times. Tracey will also ensure your holiday is stress free from the moment you enquire.
The local area is fantastic for family and pet friendly wine tasting, cycling, walking, colourful markets, great restaurants, golf, and beautiful little medieval villages to explore. Further afield, Bordeaux is easily reached and St Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We accept credit and debit cards if you prefer to pay this way rather than by bank transfer.



Kitchen and dining

Vast, very well equipped kitchen with seating for 12, Welsh dresser, wine fridge, Large fridge freezer, Bosch washing machine & dishwasher, Le Creuset, Scan Pans, Viners cutlery, ice machine, cafetieres & coffee machine, full size range of wine glasses.
Dining area is huge and is part of the kitchen and this whole area is an extremely sociable area for guests to meet up, cook and dine.
French doors lead onto 2 terraces, a breakfast terrace the main large, covered dining terrace.
Wood burner for a cosy out of season holiday

Living rooms

Vast room 9m x 8m with a Cathedral oak timbered ceiling. There is a seating area around the large wood burner and also a 2nd seating area grouped around the large 50 in plasma with full satellite package. Dvd & Panasonic surround sound, vast dvd collection, extensive board games & cards, gaming table.
The Champion pool table, is very popular with guests!


Ground Floor
Lavender - 4 poster super king, single bed, en suite shower room
Green - French Sleigh super king, single bed, en suite shower room
First Floor

Rose Suite - super king & single in Master bedroom, adjoining single room with cot. These 2 rooms share a bathroom with shower & bath
Yellow Suite - super king & single in Master bedroom. Separate Twin bedroom. These 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with shower & bath

All master bedrooms have romantic African nets, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryers. First floor bedrooms all have air conditioning.


4 en suites
Hans Grohe
Large modern luxury showers
Two bath towels per guest
First floor bathrooms have free standing baths
Large, heated towel radiators


All bedrooms have electric radiators
First floor bedrooms also have heating units
Kitchen and sitting room have Jotul wood burners and all logs are complimentary


50 in plasma with surround sound
Gym & infra red sauna
Table football
Kids snooker table
Large number of bikes for all ages, including infant bike seats & tag along Bikes with helmets
Super size trampoline, Wendy House, sandpit, football goals, table tennis, hundreds of dvds, large book library, outdoor chess, gaming table, board games, gaming table, children's play area, flat screen tvs in bedrooms.

Garden and outside

1 acre upper garden
2 acre lower enclosed garden
large pool area with large, heated saltwater pool
Garden equipment as above

Parking and garages

Large drive for parking of many cars

Visitor suitability

Acabanes is a wonderful house whether you are a couple wanting a romantic break or a large group or family group. It has extensive facilities for all ages and interests.
It is also suitable for guests with limited mobility
Pets also very welcome

Information about any additional facilities

Holiday concierge complimentary service to ensure your holiday is fun and stress free


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Castanet Veterinarians 63 Avenue de Bordeaux 33220 Port Ste Foy et Ponchapt


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Ste Foy la Grande
Distance: 8 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Eaux de Queyssac
Distance: 20 km


Name and address of nearest golf course:
Distance: 7 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Jumenterie, 24240 Rouffignac de Sigoules
Distance: 20 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Duras



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Razac-de-Saussignac

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau Feely, Saussignac
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracey Jones

Hello, my name is Tracey Jones and I live in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in England. I live with my husband Adi and elderly Golden Retriever Holly. We have a daughter who is married and lives in Cape Town and a son who lives in the Dordogne. After many enjoyable family holidays in the Dordogne, we decided to buy two holiday cottages, 10 minutes apart, and offer our guests a stress free, enjoyable experience. Holidays are really important and I do everything I can to ensure our guests are happy.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Beautiful area with rolling vineyards, sunflowers, cypress trees, woodlands. Although it is rural it is not remote with restaurants and activities all easily accessible.
Easy to reach by plane with Bergerac airport being a 20 min drive and Bordeaux 90 mins.
The ferry ports of Caen and St Malo are a 6 hour drive
Unique benefits of property I offer a complimentary, holiday booking concierge service to ensure you holiday is stress free.
MATTHEW, OUR YOUNG TALENTED OPTIONAL IN HOUSE CHEF!! MATTHEW OFFERS VERY AFFORDABLE DINING OPTIONS - taster menus, bbq's, canapes, picnics, wine tasting. This means you can dine very well at the house and not worry about babysitters or taxis.
Both villas have heated pools with retractable covers, trampolines, WIFI, table tennis, air con in bedrooms, luxury Bedeck bedding and towels, memory foam mattresses, tea/coffee facilties in bedrooms, flat screen TV's in bedrooms, hundreds of DVD's, plasma TV's, full satellite packages, new bikes and new helmets, Championship pool table, football goals

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing on the river Dordogne

Great fun for all the family and abilities

Daily colourful markets to explore

One of the many pleasures of rural France

Explore Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a wonderful car free city centre with state of the art trams and great restaurants

Go karting in Bergerac

Good for all ages

Organic wine tasting locally

Feely Wines in Saussignac offer a range of wine experiences on this family run farm

St Emillion UNESCO world heritage site

A wonderful day out, only 35 minute drive! Historic village with artisan shops and good restaurants.

Wine tasting at Chateau Thenac in the village

Caroline will give you a private tour as well as an enjoyable tasting, with children extremely welcome also with toys available.

11 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 H Wright 8 October, 2018

Outstanding villa. Luxury means luxury here - and we know from ten years’ experience renting in this part of France that this isn’t always the case.

It is a well-thought out villa and all the equipment is good quality/premium brands. No corners have been cut here and the investment shows.

The team are highly professional, available and so helpful.

We loved it. It would suit groups of couples and families with children. You do need a car to enjoy the local bastide towns, markets, chateaux, vineyards and some great restaurants.

10 / 10 dtc 3 October, 2018

This was our 2nd stay at Acabanes and we would love to think we will visit again in the future. There is nothing to fault . The service from Tracey is second to none and anything she can do to help make your holiday great is provided for. The setting, facilities, decor, amenities, location are all of very high standard and we can’t even make suggestions as how to improve on anything. Thanks Tracey!

Owner response

We are so delighted that you and your friends have really enjoyed your second holiday at Acabanes. The whole Team at Luxury Dordogne Villas look forward to you returning soon and thank you very much for your very kind words.

10 / 10 Tamsin Morris 12 September, 2018

This property was truly marvellous. Travelling with young children can be difficult, you never pack as much as you need. Staying at Acabanes you needn't worry. They simply thought of everything.

Adults were also well catered for , with comfortable beds and lovely baths and plenty of space if sharing with friends!

The location couldn’t be better , reasonably close to the airport, making that post flight journey effortless.

The house was in a very peaceful location with a delightful plum tree ripe for picking!

I highly recommend this house, the attention to detail is second to none. Tracey has provided a wonderful setting for a magical family holiday, it was a pleasure to stay and oh so difficult to

We now must plan a return!!

Owner response

That’s so wonderful that you loved your holiday at Acabanes and yes please do return very soon!

10 / 10 rogers2712 10 September, 2018

Cannot fault this Luxury Villa it is the best equipped accommodation I have ever stayed in. there are toys for children, table tennis, football, loads of bikes and helmetsfor adults and kids, pool table, sauna and gym you name it it is there.

Everything you will ever need in the kitchen with more plates, glasses and cutlery than you could ever need.

The rooms are all very nicely decorated and the beds and linen first class. All the bathrooms are great with loads of hot water.

The pool is heated and large with ample shade and sunbeds.

The outside covered terrace seats 12 or more for alfresco dining and the same inside if needed.

We we were also recommended a fantastic chef by Tracey, Matthew from Lovage & Pumpernickel who was able to cater for us on some nights and prepare food on others and he is highly recommended as well.

Owner response

What a super review Roger, thank you very much and we couldn't have asked for nicer guests - please do return soon!
Tracey and The Team