Lodge (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
Lodge can be rented independently of the Villa.
This French oak framed English Heritage building has quality tiled ground floor with French double glazed windows on its complete south river facing length.
A modern open plan kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine.
A spiral staircase goes to the first floor double bedroom with its own bathroom.
Downstairs there is the second bedroom again with a bathroom.
The main feature in the sitting room is that there is an original large mural on the end wall with the effect of extending this room into a garden. It also has a satellite TV and a DVD player. Wifi available throughout the Lodge. There is a wood burning stove along with electirc heating.
Outside is a large deck with a hot tub/spa. A summer house is also situated on the bank by the river. The hot tub is for the exclusive use of the Lodge guests only.
There is a private drive with parking and garden. The decking has external lighting.
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!
For cycling enthusiasts, the Tour de France passes right outside the gate on the 11th July 2017 on the way to Bergerac.
The property is suitable for young and old with ground floor accommodation in the Lodge.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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 cottage in 2004
Why Jon Leach chose Perigord Pourpre
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 cottage 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.
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.
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.
(3 traveller reviews)
Jon & Oira were the perfect hosts. Very welcoming, helpful & knowledgable, whilst leaving us to our own devices. The lodge is a lovely place to stay, comfortable, well equipped & with a private garden that overlooks the Dordogne below. There is a Boulangerie 10 minutes walk away & we ate at Chateau Les Merles twice (which is a 15 minute walk) away in their courtyard which was quite enchanting. An abundance of delights in the area & we particularly enjoyed the Bastide towns. We hope to return for a longer stay in future.
Fantastic time had by all
I stayed at the Lodge with my partner, sister, brother in law and nephew for 1 week and we have just returned home. It was a great home from home with all comforts catered for including a fabulous Jacuzzi, which was well used over the week. In terms of location it couldn't have been better, very close to Bergerac and within a short drive of all the local attractions
We met the owners of the main house during our stay - John and Orla and they were both extremely accommodating and helpful. They also kindly showed us round Villa Acacias which was truly stunning.
We would definitely recommend staying in the Lodge (or the Villa) if you are looking for a home base in the area where you can feel relaxed and comfortable.
We so much enjoyed our stay in the Lodge. we are very experienced self caterers and the Lodge is right up there with the best we have encountered. Very well equipped and comfortable. Hot tub was very enjoyable.
Many thanks to Jon for his warm welcome. We shall definitely be back.
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
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.
Villa Acacias is an ideal venue for big groups.
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.”
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Golf ...
- Tennis ...
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.