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Villa With Private Heated Infinity Pool And River Location - Lodge (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 23-Oct-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 cottage Lodge (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time had by all

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 17
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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 £100

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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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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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

  • cottage


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

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
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • 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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