Maison Acacia

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4


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Great Value
Walk to Village


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The French poet Jean Cayrol spent many years at this townhome in Bordeaux; perhaps you too will find inspiration in the enchanting walled garden. The historic 17th century main home (built of yellow honeystone) includes two additional residences - guests can retire to private quarters, and join one another to dine on the terrace beside the secluded pool. This family villa carries a sense of relaxed elegance; unfussy, comfortable furniture brings country relaxation into the city.

Here in the tiny hilltop town of Pujols overlooking the Dordogne river, the narrow rows of medieval houses and gardens will utterly charm you - and there's even a local restaurant down the road. In Pujols you’re close enough to bicycle to the market at Castillon la Bataille and bike are provided. 

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saint-Emilion which has been producing some of the world's best wine since Roman times, can be reached in under thirty minutes.

In addition, less than an hour’s drive will take you to Bordeaux, the heart of the eponymous wine region (and the site of the nearest airport). Following either the Dordogne or the Garonne rivers toward Bordeaux will lead you to wineries and chateaux by the dozens.

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What you should know…

  • It's a well loved family home; the owners respectfully ask that you care for it as if it were your own.
  • This home is not suitable for children under 12.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The main house has two bedrooms, one on the first floor with an ensuite bathroom and one which opens onto the garden and contains an expansive ensuite shower room.

There is a huge, fully-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with washing machine and dishwasher, an elegant drawing room opening into the garden and a dining room which seats 16, all with open fires. In addition, there is a contemporary studio-style annexe that overlooks the pool. The annexe contains two large double bedrooms (both with ensuite loos and a shared shower room).

The Independent Gite has two double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room, overlooking the magnolia courtyard. There is a separate entrance to the gite from the road for added privacy. The gardens include a swimming pool (8m long), covered dining area with a salle d'ete that comes with its own kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, and intimate courtyards. There is a pool table and table tennis in the salle d'ete and two bicycles in the garage. There are also an inbuilt BBQ and a portable one.


About the surrounding area of Maison Acacia
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Pujols is centred in an area rich with historic small towns, picturesque villages and beautiful chateau. Castillon la Bataille is seven minutes away by car (well worth a visit for the Monday market), with Libourne (20 minutes away) having all major retailers. Beautiful Saint Foy Le Grand is 15 minutes in the other direction, and is renowned for its quaint streets, old houses and traditional market every Saturday.

Our personal favourite, though, is the hilltop village of Gensac, just 10 minutes away. Walks and cycle tracks radiate across vineyards in all directions and you don't need to go far to make some lovely new discovery! Typical relaxing holidays might include a visit to Chez Sylvie, a wonderful, informal restaurant/cafe on Pujols Square (a mere 12 euro for a sumptuous 4 course lunch, with wine!)

La Poudette restaurant just a short walk away down the hill - Michelin starred, this relaxed & informal rural retreat attracts visitors from miles around (and we are only minutes away!). For the quality of the food, it's amazing value. It's only a 12 minute drive to the memorable caves of Rauzan, and an exploration of Saint Emilion wouldn't be complete without taking in its narrow winding streets, ancient cathedral and many nooks and crannies.

Coastal & Beaches

The property is only five minutes' drive from a large freshwater lake with a beach, swimming and bar/restaurant. Arcachon (approximately 90 minutes drive away) contains some beautifully long, sweeping beaches and great surfing is located on the Atlantic coast.

Visitors to the region really have to see the "Dune de Pyla" – Europe’s highest sand dune, and a climb to the top (with optional picnic!) is a fantastic way to spend the day, and the views from the top are breathtaking. Visit the impressive lighthouse nearby, enjoy Aquadome or take a boat trip to really enjoy the coast from a different angle - and don't forget the many, many amazing local seafood restaurants!


20 mins away you'll find the Teynac and Cameyrac golf courses, and for the expert golfers Chateau des Vigiers near Sainte-Foyand and The Medoc courses (just north of Bordeaux) are less than an hour away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux/Bergerac

(61-70 km)

Nearest Ferry Port St Malo/Caen/Cherbourg

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village In middle of village!
Nearest Town/City Castillon a la Bataille

(5 km )

Nearest Restaurant 400 yards from house
Nearest Bar/Pub 400 yards from house
Nearest Airport Arcachon

(Over 100 km )

Nearest Golf Chateau de Vigiers

(31-35 km )


Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Friday. All other changeover days on request.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the house is not suitable for children under the age of 12.



Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £3,763
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,300
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £4,515
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £4,838
Sep 21st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 £3,763
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,300
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £4,515
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £4,838

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,094
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,679
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €4,913
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €5,264
Sep 21st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,094
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,679
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €4,913
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €5,264

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 28th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $4,438
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,072
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $5,326
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $5,706
Sep 21st 2024 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,438
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $5,072
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $5,326
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $5,706

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Beautiful property

    on 17/08/2023

    Beautiful property, great facilities in a wonderfully quiet Hamlet next to some of the best vineyards in the world.

  • Spacious family home, peaceful surroundings

    on 10/08/2023

    We were two families travelling together with five teenagers aged between 14 and 19. Maison Acacia offered plenty of space for us all and the pool saw lots of use. The main part of the house dates back to the 17th century and the whole property takes up almost an entire village block. It has been beautifully renovated although retaining plenty of nooks and crannies. We arrived late the first night and were met with a beautiful charcuterie board, bread and wine. Like much of Europe this summer, the weather was quite hot at times while we were there and the fans in the bedrooms were welcome. While the house is in the middle of a village, it is extremely quiet and it is necessary to travel by car for all but the most basic shopping. There is a local restaurant just around the corner but it kept limited hours when we were there, really just serving lunch. We greatly enjoyed the rural peace and quiet but visitors should be aware that there is a limited phone signal in the village and wifi in the house is confined to the kitchen. Totally suitable if you intend to completely switch off but maybe not ideal if you need to keep in touch (or with TikTok loving teens!). Oliver's Travels encouraged us to enquire about catering and maid services but in fact the owner told us we were the first people to ask about catering and in reality it just seemed too tricky to arrange. The French national holiday, Bastille Day, took place on the middle weekend of our visit which made it difficult to organise extra cleaning beyond one mid-stay bedlinen change. Maison Acacia is ideal if you are hoping to get away from it all.

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