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Our House does not have a name as it always seems to have been there - it dates back to the 16th Century, having originally been the Presbytery for the village church next door.  The house is located on the Place du Temps Jadis - roughly translating as the Place that Time Forgot.  It has recently undergone full but sympathetic refurbishment to bring it up to the 21st C with new bathrooms & kitchen, whilst keeping its character and many of the fascinating original features.    The house has been decorated with great care, using an eclectic mix of antiques and objet d'arts to make a relaxed, charming home emanating rustic grandeur.  To the rear is a large, enchanting, garden with private pool.

The house is in the village of Abjat-sur-Bandiat, listed in Bentley's Most Beautiful Villages of the Dordogne and in 2023 The Daily Telegraph put Abjat in it's top 20 villages in France.  Surrounded by stunning, unspoilt countryside it is in the perfect location to experience rural France at it's most beautiful and to explore this historic and spectacular area.

The Accommodation

Drawing Room & Library

A cosy library area at one end overlooking the garden, the perfect area to chill out with a good book or a game of Rumikub with the children.  At the other end, a formal drawing room with wood burner,  just the place for pre-dinner drinks, on cooler evenings.


The kitchen has all the amenities needed to cater for your house party; dishwasher, electric hob & oven, induction hob and wood fired range cooker for when the nights draw in.  Separate utility area with washing machine and additional fridges..  


The house has a family bathroom with shower and roll-top, cast iron bath and a further two ensuite shower rooms.  The largest bedroom also has a cast iron bath. Baskets with toiletries in each bathroom for guests' use. Separate downstairs cloakroom.  


There are five large double bedrooms: three with king size ​beds, one with a double bed and one with two 4ft cast-iron beds.  Two of the bedrooms have ensuite showers.  All have luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and goose down pillows and duvets.

Dining Room

Leading off the kitchen and overlooking the garden is the dining room, also with a wood burner and decorated with a nod to the local tradition of La Chasse.  

Games Room

With doors on to the garden, a place to let off steam with a bar billiards table & dart board.  

Garden & Swimming Pool

T​o the rear of the house is a large, well stocked, private garden with climbing roses and an abundance of fragrant flowers & herbs.  We also have a private 10m swimming pool with electric cover.  There is a gravel terrace with plenty of space for eating outside and, at the end of a delicious dinner, take out the blankets and lie gazing at the array of stars overhead.  Heaven.......

What is included:

Cleaning at the start and finish of your stay.  Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels.  All utilities.  

Welcome basket of local produce (e.g.bread, cheese, wine & milk).   Wifi.

There is an additional charge for your dog of £50 per dog per stay.  No dogs upstairs please.

Getting here:

Ferries sail from Plymouth, Portsmouth, Poole, Newhaven & Dover to Northern France.  Flights to Limoges (45 mins drive) Bergerac (90mins)  & Bordeaux (135mins).  TGV from Paris to Angoulême (45mins).  

We are happy to give advice on travelling to the area.


There is a minimum stay of 7 nights and we have a Saturday change over.  We may able to accommodate alternative days/length of stay so please just ask.  The house is available to rent all year around.

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