Villa Acacias (Sleeps 16. 8 Bedrooms)
Holiday with family or friends
- english, french
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great house. Great location.
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.
Amazing villa in a great location
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..
A fabulous property in a breathtaking location
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.
A. Maze. Ing!! Great Party House
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.
First class celebration venue
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.
Thank you Jon Couldn't have dealt with a more genuine and understanding gentleman.
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.