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

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Villa Acacias (Sleeps 16. 8 Bedrooms)

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

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About the property

Holiday with family or friends

Welcoming sophisticated house with 8 double bedrooms and 2 bedrooms in independent lodge - rented seperately. Elevated riverside position designated of special interest overlooking a series of ancient locks. Maison de Maitre with total renovation by French designer. Specialist paint finishes. All mod cons incl. satellite TV, central heating and wood burner. Private heated (seasonal) 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 separate Lodge. Note: The Lodge is rented separately - not part of Villa rental agreement.

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Owner
Jon Leach
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

About Jon Leach

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,

Jon Leach purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Jon Leach chose Mouleydier

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.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

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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Available Rentals

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Notes

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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mouleydier in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 16 people maximum. Please leave the house the way you find it. No late night noise - respect your neighbours.
  • Please cover heated pool at night. Do not leave bikes unattended and store in locked basement at night. Take care on upper level terraces.
  • Please put parasols down at night to prevent wind damage. Please put outdoor cushions away at night. Please be vigilant of small people in pool.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Villa Acacias (Sleeps 16. 8 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
5

Great house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Acacias is perfect for a family holiday of mixed ages. We ranged from 11years - 80 and there was lots of activities nearby. We went boating, bicycling, kayaking, picnicking, swimming in the lovely pool and visited 3 nearby Chateaux. The BBQ and pool area are perfect for family meals and we enjoyed the table tennis and the smaller terrace where backgammon and card games were played and wine was enjoyed overlooking the Dordogne River. A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We came to Villa Acacias for a 40th birthday celebration. In total there were 4 families (8 adults and 7 children) and the villa was a perfect size to house us all, with ample space and seating. The kids loved the pool which was even suitable for our 18 month old as it has steps leading down. It was heated to a pleasant temperature meaning we could swim early in the morning and late into the evening. The table tennis table was also a hit with kids and adults alike!

All the bedrooms are a good size and either have an en suite or a bathroom next door. The house is well equipped with more than enough cutlery, crockery etc for everyone. In addition the outdoor space is really lovely with shady areas to sit, beautiful grassy areas and lots of loungers.

The owner Jon was available whenever we had a query and is a very friendly chap. He has done a fine task in restoring the villa from near ruin although as with all old buildings there is always more that needs doing!

The location was fantastic for us, being only 15 mins from the airport and close to a number of good vineyards (there are a lot of activities for kids nearby too - so something for everyone!).

All in all I highly recommend this villa and hope to return in the future..

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

EXCELLENT!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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.

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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