Place du Temps Jadis

Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Dordogne
+44 (0)7801 979297
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€220 - €450
per night
€1550 - €3200
per week

Historic old house in a beautiful, traditional village. Boulangerie, bar, crêperie all a stroll away


6 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€220 - €450 per night

€1550 - €3200 per week

The Experience

Drive along country roads to reach this delightful stone house with 18th-century roots in Abjat. It’s next to the 13th-century church and opposite there’s a little square from which you can watch the world go by.

Step inside this charming house and one feels immediately at home. The kitchen, a large and social room, is the heart of the house. Those who seek peace can take a book to the library which has views over the garden. There is also a games room with a bar billiards table and dart board. Outside there is a shady loggia with seating, a brick barbecue, croquet area as well as the cooling swimming pool.

Borrow bikes to explore or jump into the car – Piégut is a ten-minute drive and has shops and a market on Wednesdays. There are also châteaux and ancient churches to visit and the prehistoric caves at Villars are half an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • The friendly, rustic charm of the house
  • The tranquil surroundings in the picturesque village
  • Having everything you need on the doorstep
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You should know

  • There are church bells chiming regularly from 7am to 10pm
  • Dogs can come too – £50 per dog per stay


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €220
Weekly price
from €1550
Damage deposit
€50 per dog.
1 House for 10
From €2206 beds5 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement. Extra kids bed available.
November – Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog beds, bowls and towels available.

€50 per dog

Enclosed garden. Plenty of wonderful woodland walks from the door. Recommended vet nearby.

Restaurants two-minute walk.


This former priory is one of the very loveliest houses I have stayed in in a long time. It has grand proportions but is extremely comfortable too. It would be such a fun house to fill with family and friends, enjoying the beautiful national park which surrounds it, or setting off in the direction of the Dordogne's castles and caves. I could not recommend this beautiful place more.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

Such a beautiful old house in a gorgeous village. The photographs do not do the house justice - it's very special.

Annabelle, London

A beautiful house with a great garden and a lovely pool. Masses of space inside and out for everyone in our three generation family group.

Trish, Hampshire

The house was even lovelier in person.....we loved eating under the stars each night.

Charlie, London

What a magical place...we would love to go back.

Holly, Wiltshire

This was a very quiet and peaceful place In August. It felt like most of the village was away on holiday. Make sure that the boulangerie is not closed when you are there, as it’s very good. The house is lovely - spacious, full of character and comfortable. The owners made things easy and are very helpful. Even the church bells weren’t as disturbing as we’d thought they might be!

Andrew, London

A charming house in a beautiful part of France. Stylish, relaxed and comfortable, the thick stone walls and floors of the house provide a cool retreat from the heat outside, as does the refreshing temperature of the pool. The owners are very easy to deal with, making one feel more like a family guest than a paying tenant.

Jo, London

We had a really wonderful stay at this fabulous house and there is so much to do in the area. Thank you Alistair and Annie for opening up your home for us to stay in and warm welcome.

Tim, London

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The neighbourhood

The house is set in the village of Abjat-sur-Bandiat, voted one of the top twenty villages in France by the Telegraph. Beautiful châteaux such as Château de Puyguilhem and Château de La Rochefoucauld are an hour away, and there’s wonderful countryside to discover by bike, foot, canoe or horse, including lakes for wild swimming and fishing.

Local points of interest from Alistair Reid

  • History buffs are spoilt for choice within a short drive - explore spectacular prehistoric caves, visit medieval churches, trace the steps of Coeur de Lion or marvel at Renaissance chateaux. Many have art exhibitions and recitals in the summer months.
  • The bustling market at Piegut is a must for locals and tourists alike. It's the best for miles and right on your doorstep. Get there early for the best fish, meat and local produce and crafts. Stay for lunch in one of the excellent bistros.
  • Meander along the dreamy River Dronne. Take in splendid Brantome and its Abbeye. See it from the water by canoe or boat trip. Head to Bordeilles and its fantastic chateau. If you are feeling energetic canoe between the two towns.
  • Our pool is great, but serious swimmers may wish to take the plunge in a local lake. We recommend St Saud with its lifeguards. Or find a river for some wild swimming.
  • Like antiques? The area has loads of vide greniers at the weekends for bargain hunters. There are brocantes too offering everything from 18th century decorative items to art deco design and Parisian fashion.
  • If you like nature just walk out from the house. The many local trails are teeming with birds, butterflies and flowers. Foragers will enjoy searching for cepes and other delicacies from nature's larder.


Alistair Reid

Alistair and Annie live in the UK but have a local person who looks after their holiday home for them. They have holiday lets in Devon and decided they would like to do the same with their house in France – while they use it themselves as much as possible, they want to share it with others too.