Acabanes is very flexible accommodation and can equally be enjoyed by a couple or group. If you are considering a Spring or Autumn holiday and are a smaller group, then please do enquire for lower occupancy rates.
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 has been placed in the “Top 10 European Family Friendly Villa” category, with the award winning site Baby Friendly Boltholes.
Acabanes is in a lovely area of the Western Dordogne, close to Bergerac, Duras and Eymet and full of charm and character, yet modernised to the highest standards with extensive facilities. It is situated in a quiet location, with lovely south facing views over the surrounding rolling countryside and vineyards.
The villa has been designed and equipped for outdoor living, with a large 11x5m superb heated pool with retractable cover, which means it can be used as an indoor or 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 20 mins, or Bordeaux 75 mins, if you prefer.
The villa has extensive grounds of approximately 3 acres and has 5 terraces. 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 a large Kettler 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 large pool is surrounded by a large travertine terrace with many sun loungers and lots of sun shades. The pool is fitted with a retractable telescopic pool cover which is easily operated in under 8 seconds. Atmospheric lighting throughout enables the pool and terraces to be used late into the evening.
There are 4 terraces;
1. 5 x 4m outside the ground floor Lavender bedroom
2. 6 x 4m outside the ground floor Green bedroom with an inlaid giant chess board
3. Breakfast terrace for the morning sun leads from the kitchen
4. Covered main terrace leading from the kitchen
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, children Little Tikes play area, sand pit, Wendy House and boules.
SITTING ROOM AND KITCHEN
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 player. 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 kitchen opens through double frenchdoors, onto a partly covered tiled terrace. There is a Weber charcoal and gas BBQ, and large table and chairs on the terrace ideal for dining.
There are four bedroom Suites.
On the ground floor there are two Suites. The Lavender and The Green Suites have adjacent en suite shower rooms and French doors to their own terraces leading to the pool area.
On the First floor there are two family suites, both with air conditioning.
The Rose Suite has a Master bedroom with super king bed and sofa which can convert to a single bed. It also has a smaller childrens room with a single bed and wooden cot. These 2 rooms share a large bathroom with shower and large organic bath.
The Yellow Suite has a Master bedroom with super-king bed and sofa which can convert to a single bed. There is also a 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.
Championship pool table in sitting room
Free Sat TV with sports package
Super size trampoline, enclosure and steps
Table tennis, bats and balls
Air conditioning in all first floor bedrooms plus tea and coffee, hairdryers
Hundreds of DVDs for all genres
Flat screen TVs in bedrooms
Extensive infant equipment
Golf equipment and 30% reduction on rounds at Chateau Vigiers
Bikes and helmets for all ages plus details of cycle routes
Hamleys board games, book library, cards
Weber gas and charcoal BBQs and lots of utensils
Extensively equipped kitchen with Le Creuset, Range Master stove, Joseph Joseph, Viners, professional Scan Pans
We have been welcoming much loved family dogs since we started renting in 2000 very successfully, and indeed with many returning each year. The majority of local restaurants and vineyards welcome them too. There are lovely walks directly from the villa through the vineyards and along the single track lanes. It is very easy to bring them on the ferry in the dog friendly cabins.
CHEF, BEAUTY TREATMENTS, YOGA, MASSAGE
We offer a complimentary concierge service to ensure you have a stress free holiday from the time of your first enquiry and can arrange lots of extra services at the villa.
CYCLING, WALKING, WINE TASTING
The villa is surrounded by a network of single track lanes without hedges which are perfect for cycling and walking. One of the great joys in rural France is to enjoy a walk or cycle to a local restaurant.
We have strong links with several local family and dog friendly vineyards for our guests to enjoy.
All four bedrooms have electric radiators
First floor bedrooms also have heating units
Kitchen and sitting room have Jotul wood burners and all logs are complimentary
We believe we are different to other villa owners as we are continually investing in both the villa and the grounds to ensure our guests receive their best possible holiday experience. If there is something that you would like for your holiday that we do not have, please just ask and we will endeavour to purchase it.
We have also invested in our complimentary Concierge Service, which is very much appreciated by our guests as it strives to ensure they enjoy a stress free holiday. We have developed strong links with local business since we began and the Concierge Service is continually developing.
Whatever type of holiday you dream of, contact me and I will be very happy to help you with all the arrangements.
I thought you may like to view a summary of some of the activities you can experience if you book a holiday with us;
Special Occasion Holidays – let us take the strain and arrange the cake, the catering and the decorations
Family friendly holidays with infants – no need to bring anything at all except the little ones!
Family friendly holidays with young children – we have lots to keep the youngsters happy
Family friendly holidays with teenagers – we’ve had teenagers ourselves and lots of ideas for yours
“Wine Welcome Package” – choose good local wines from a choice of our hand picked packages from secret vineyards
“Tastes of the Dordogne Wine, Bread and Cheese Arrival Package”
Grocery Shopping Services – including a shop for your arrival so that you can begin your holiday in a very relaxed manner!
House Keeping Services
Wine Tasting Evenings at Acabanes – enjoy choosing from a range of packages to suit all budgets and interests
Speciality Cheese Tasting Evenings at Acabanes
“Apero and Holiday Planning Evening with Anis” – Anis brings wine, the best local bread and cheeses and spends time with you planning activities for your holiday
Baby sitting including fun, bi lingual interactive babysitting
Vegan and vegetarian friendly
French lessons and French Immersion for kids of all ages
Local Vineyard Experiences – including sunset walks, bird song evenings, star gazing, lunches and suppers among the vines
Mushroom foraging with friendly guides
Beauty Treatments at the villa