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Villa With Private Heated Infinity Pool And River Location - Villa Acacias (Sleeps 16. 8 Bedrooms)



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Villa and Lodge in Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitqaine, France - Oak Lodge with Hot Tub, Private Garden.

Welcoming sophisticated house with 8 double bedrooms and 2 bedrooms in independent lodge. Elevated riverside position designated of special interest overlooking a series of ancient locks. Maison Maitre with total renovation by French designer. Specialist paint finishes. All mod cons incl. satellite TV, central heating and wood burner. Private heated salt infinity pool, table tennis, Wifi, laundry, fitted kitchen, water softener, bikes. Several south facing decks, terraces and BBQ. 100m of fenced river frontage. 12 minutes from airport.

There are 120 vineyards in the Bergerac region and of course the Perigord is home to duck and foie gras, so a good meal and wine is never far away. For the more energetic, there are plenty of places to visit, prehistoric caves, medieval villages and bastide towns, night markets, festivals and sporting activities such as golf, canoeing, fishing and horse riding - something for everyone!

The property is suitable for young and old with ground floor accommodation in the Lodge.

More Details

Details for holiday chateau / country house Villa Acacias (Sleeps 16. 8 Bedrooms), 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

3 bedrooms have a double queen size bed, 3 bedrooms have a double bed, 1 twin room with single beds and 1 twin room with 3/4 double beds.

4 en-suites and 3 general bathrooms plus toilet on ground floor.

The 2 main bedrooms have shared access to a large covered terrace . Both have a balcony. Original artwork and murals are on the walls. Wooden floors with rugs.

The kitchen is modern fitted with a large Falcon cooker, fridge/freezer and good quality accessories.

The laundry has a washing machine and tumble dryer and separate sink.

The dining room has a large solid oak feature dining table. Additional drinks fridge. Wifi throughout.

The sitting room has a stocked library of books and DVDs for guests use and French doors leading to a terrace overlooking the Dordogne.

The heated pool is exclusive to the villa guests only. External terraces have ample shade and seating for relaxing and dining.

Central heating is available in the winter in addition to wood burning stove

  • Sleeps 16
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, thank you for showing an interest in this lovely riverside property. We brought this property back in 2004 and had a most enjoyable time in France organising the complete refurbishment of the Villa,

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your villa, myself and 19 others had the most amazing time. Due to all the different areas in the house and grounds, everyone was able to relax and have their own space to be.

It's a real party house, loads of space and private. Your grounds man came over to sort out the issues after the storm, but was discreet and unobtrusive. My friends are all demanding to come back next year.

The other thing to mention as it is so important, the house was just spotless and really well equipped. Carol Scott. Devon
Aug 2008
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


A fabulous property in a breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of staying at this amazing property a number of times previously and we really love the wonderful accommodation, sense of history and remarkable views. This time was a special occasion, my parents-in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary and we were gathering 23 family members from all over the world to celebrate with them. We were confident that everyone would have a great time but of course we were a little nervous...... We needn't have been, from age 3 to 73 everybody had a wonderful time and the accommodation meant that we all had our own space when we needed privacy while also being able to have big rowdy family get-togethers every night. The pool was a great facility and it is beautiful designed, suitable for young and old. The house was equipped with everything you could wish for and more and there are lots of interesting sights and attractions locally. One thing you must do is take a kayak down the Dordogne, one of the highlights of our trip - so good we did it twice! We're looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A. Maze. Ing!! Great Party House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Acacias ticked all our boxes. It was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The outside area was a great space and the pool was put to good use. The riverside location provided plenty of bird life for our twitchers.

Jon was a great communicator. Every email was replied to very quickly and efficiently. Excellent customer service.

Locally, we dined at Chateau Les Merles which was fantastic. They dealt with 18 of us with suberb service. We spent an afternoon wine tasting at a chateau a few miles from Bergerac and a couple of afternoons canoeing down the river. Beynac is pretty.

Issegeac provided a nights entertainment with a Son et Lumiere and the Sunday Market was well worth a visit.

I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Acacias for a large gathering. Hope to visit again in the future. Thanks Jon.....you have a lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class celebration venue

  • 5 of 5

A party of 15, ages ranging from 4 to 80 years old. Everyone said that they would have liked to stay another week, they had thoroughly enjoyed the villa, the area etc. This is a magnificent villa with adequate space for large parties who may want privacy, but also enjoy being together for meals, swimming, reading etc. Excellent choice that will always be on our list for a re-visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jon Couldn't have dealt with a more genuine and understanding gentleman.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Autumn relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We came seeking a relaxing and warm short break, perhaps a bit late in the season, but got just what we were looking for! Timed to perfection, we found the weather on our side, and found Villa Acacias Lodge to be a very comfortable and peaceful home for the week for the two of us. It was even able to cope with the evenings when the sun went down and the temperature dropped, as the hot tub was a great treat! Being situated between a great many nearby attractions and charming towns and villages, every day was filled with beautiful sights that took our breath away, even though we were a little out of the normal season. We can happily recommend this property, and already have...to a French colleague working in the UK!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Acacias

  • 3 of 5

We were a large family group, aged 1 - 76. Everyone enjoyed themselves for the whole week. The main house is a little difficult to find at first but very welcoming, with a quirky charm. The pool and the hot tub were loved by everyone, especially by the kids. The river was easily accessible (though not directly from the property) for walks: very beautiful downstream of the Hydro dam. Good kitchen and dining facilities. Reliable Wifi for the techies. I would thoroughly recommend Acacias for all ages

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Just a fantastic imposing position overlooking the majestic river Dordogne. Very easy to get to as serviced by several economy airlines all year round. Locals are friendly.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chateau Les Merles at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 800 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau Les Merles at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lalinde/Bergerac at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chateau Les Merles at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lanquais Lake at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

This area is Bastide country with many fine Castles. Fishing, horse riding and canoeing is nearby. St Emillion is less than an hours drive away. You are in the heart land of many wine routes.


The nearest coast is about two hours drive. However there is a lake beach nearby.


Bergerac airport is about 12 minute drive away. The average drive from Boulogne including stops is 10 hours. Cheap flights by Ryanair and Flybe from the UK. Direct flights to Ireland available from Bordeaux, a 1.5 drive away.


The house is situated in a small Hamlet between Lalinde and Mouleydier. There is one shop in the Hamlet selling bread and provisions. The swimming lake at Lanquais is less than 10 mins drive away.

Further Details:

Villa Acacias is an ideal venue for big groups.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
18 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Spring
1 Jan 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 early summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July special
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit is required at £200 for the villa and £100 for the Lodge. This is refundable up to 10 weeks before proposed visit when balance is payable. Cancellations after this time refundable if relet less costs. A security deposit of £400 for the villa and £200 for the lodge is required by way of post dated cheque. This will be returned or destroyed if no serious damage within 2 weeks of departure. Towels /linen provided.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during peak times: arrival after 3pm. Changeover day is flexible out of season (winter time). Departure by 9am to facilitate cleaning team. Flexibility in leaving luggage in basement etc.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are inclusive of Laundry and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The winter is very much shorter in Bergerac. The local food and wine is superb. The wine is not stuffed full of chemicals.The house and gardens offer us a grandeur we could not hope for in England or Ireland. This place has enriched our lives and gives us a fabulous escape.

Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Le Belum - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite with bath, shower and bidet
  • Hermione - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Clare - 2 Single Bed
  • Joanna - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Top Floor River side ensuite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Top Floor large twin ensuite - 2 Double Bed
  • Top floor river side double - 1 Double Bed, Dedicated shower room
  • Top Floor front side double - 1 Large Double Bed, Dedicated bathroom
  • 6 bedrooms have their own bathroom and 2 bedrooms share. Total 7 bathrooms. Plus 2 more in the separate Lodge.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: For more information on the Lodge, please see the owners website (link below). Heating and hot water is included within the rates. The swimming pool ( Villa only) is fitted with an alarm but is not fenced. Care with children is needed especially on the first floor terrace. Outside: Garden furniture incl. sun beds, tables, chairs, barbeque's are provided. An exterior table tennis table and bikes are available for the main house only. Additional Summer houses to both gardens. The main house has two large timber terraces both with tables and chairs.

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