Place du Temps Jadis

Abjat-sur-Bandiat, Dordogne
+44 (0)1822 810733

Eclectic old house on the edge of a small traditional village. Boulangerie, bar, crêperie and good restaurant all a stroll away


6 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Drive along winding country roads past forests to reach this 16th-century stone house on the edge of Abjat. It’s next to the church and opposite there’s a little square from which you can watch the world go by.

You step in and feel at home. Find a welcome hamper of bread, cheese, wine and milk, and a large rustic kitchen that forms the heart of the house. Chat while you cook, curl up with a good book in the cosy library or drawing room with views out onto the large garden, play billiards and darts in the games room. In sunny weather fire up the barbecue and swim in the saltwater pool in the back garden.

You can borrow bikes to explore the countryside 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 historic and rustic charm of the house with its eclectic decoration
  • The tranquil surroundings on the edge of a picturesque village
  • Having your morning bread and pastries just a walk away
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You should know

  • There are church bells chiming regularly from 7am to 10pm
  • You'll need to get in the car to explore the area


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €121
Weekly price
from €850
Damage deposit
€30 per dog.
1 House for 10
From €1216 beds5 bedrooms


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

It's quieter here than many other parts of the Dordogne.The house is in the village of Abjat-sur-Bandiat, a village that's kept its traditional feel in an area known for its delicious paté de foie gras, walnuts and truffles. Stunning châteaux such as Château de Puyguilhem and Château de La Rochefoucauld are an hour away, and there’s beautiful scenery to explore 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 have spent the last few years renovating their French home with care and style and now want to share it with others when they are not using it themselves. They run a successful holiday let business in Devon and have a housekeeper to take care of guests when they are out of the country.