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Linda

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Greek

Romantic Cottage near Sarlat France with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym,& WiFi

77 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Perigord Noir - The Butterfly Cottage Sarlat

French Countryside,1 bedroom cottage sleeps 3, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne France

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BUTTERFLY COTTAGE WAS CHOSEN BY HOME AWAY AS ONE OF THEIR TOP TEN MOST ROMANTIC PROPERTIES IN EUROPE FOR 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015.

The Butterfly Cottage at Les Hirondelles is located in the heart of the Dordogne in the center of what is considered the golden triangle. We are just 6kms to Les Eyzies the worlds centre of pre-history & the famous Font de Gaume caves, and only 20 minutes to the wonderful medieval town of Sarlat. So, you have the best of both worlds here at Les Hirondelles with being close to everything, but sleeping & relaxing in the beautiful countryside with only the sounds of peace & quiet.

The cottage over looks a large courtyard with a beautiful Mulberry tree that sits in the center. The courtyard is your own private area to relax in and enjoy watching our famous swallows fly in and out of the barn door or cook up a barbeque with your own private gas grill. Inside the cottage are beautiful wood floors and all the modern conveniences of home. There is a quaint fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast table and bar stools. The living and dining room area is one great room. The living room has 2 comfy reclining leather chairs and lovely sofa to relax on. The custom made sofa is a sleeper bed for the possibility of having a third guest. The dining room has a wonderful large bar top table that seats up to 4 persons. The bathroom is down stairs and is fully updated with a new rainfall shower. The spacious master bedroom is upstairs with a beautiful wood beam ceiling, wood floors, and a heavenly California King size bed.

This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. There is a gorgeous garden to relax in and read a book, or take a nap in the swing. How about a swim in a refreshing salt water heated pool, or a romantic evening in the Jacuzzi hot tub over looking the green Dordogne countryside. So whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, friends on vacation, or a family wanting some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Butterfly Cottage at Les Hirondelles.

So here we are in France and in love with this area!! We think you will feel the same once you visit, and we hope to see you soon!! Please call or e-mail us if you have any additional questions or need any additional information.

Kind regards,

Linda & George Plakiotis

P.S. Ask about Dimitri our French chef that comes to cook for you at the cottage. He is amazing!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Greek

About Linda

My husband & I are originally from Florida. We moved to France 6 years ago, and are loving every minute of it. This is our 7th season renting The Butterfly Cottage is a self catering property. We have a 5 star ranking, and all our guests agree we are the best of the best! If you read our reviews, I am all about making my guests happy, down to the smallest things. We are usually fully booked by the end of each season, so keep an eye on my calendar, I update it daily. We have been very fortunate to have many returning guests year after year, and guests that recommend us to their family, friends, and co-workers which is the highest complement someone can give us. We love inviting people into our home, and helping them experience the sights and sounds of this beautiful and amazing region. So, we welcome you to The Butterfly Cottage, and hope that you come join us, and enjoy France!!

Linda purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Linda chose Perigord Noir

Location, location, location!!! All my guests agree we are in the center of paradise. Privacy, peace, and quiet!! Away from it all, but with everything close by. You have a romantic cottage to relax and enjoy, but within 5 to 20 minutes you can see so many fascinating and historical sites in the Perigord Noir. There is so much to see and do in our area, that you could stay for a month and not see it all. There are beautiful village's and chateaux's to explore; the Dordogne and Vezere rivers offering fishing and canoeing; as well as superb restaurants and shops. There are numerous vineyards of Bergerac for wine enthusiasts and there is a different local market situated in a nearby village or town for every day of the week. This is a wonderful cottage to enjoy and relax in, has all the amenities you could want, and close to everything. We hope to see you soon!!

What makes this cottage unique

You will have a wonderful home to stay in, that is full of so much history itself. The cottage has the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. It's your home away from home.

Large heated salt water pool. Jacuzzi hot tub. Sauna with a professional Gym. Gas grill. WiFi throughout the property. Complete kitchen including dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster & cooking spices. Private French Chef (upon request). GPS Tom Tom (upon request). Laptop computer (upon request). Washer & dryer. Hair dryer, iron, & ironing board. Wood burning stove. Flat screen TV (English). DVD player, CD player with iPod docking station. Books, CD's & DVD's. Linens. Pool & Jacuzzi towels. Bath towels & bath amenities. Luxurious cotton robes. Panoramic countryside views with 3 Koi ponds & 5 acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy. Fresh eggs from our 12 beautiful chickens (subject to availability). Welcome basket. Free long distance calls to the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Europe.

Last but not least, we are here if you need us, but we respect your privacy. As my guest's say, 'I am a walking travel agent & concierge all in one'. So, it is totally up to you if you would like me to assist you with your travel & site seeing plans or make any recommendations. George & I are here to help you relax & enjoy, and have a stress free vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay with Linda & George was wonderful. While it was a joy to spend a week at Butterfly Cottage, it was truly Linda & George who made our visit so very memorable! From the time I first communicated with Linda until the day we sadly had to depart they were always warm, personable, and helpful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the area & taking the time to make us feel at home.

Sincerely, Paul



Dear Linda and George,

I echo Paul's sentiments and more!

He was sure your accommodations were going to be wonderful after viewing some of your photos on line and communicating several times with you. Neither one of us expected it to be so magical here! You two have created a warm and welcoming and completely comfortable home away from home! Your friendliness and knowledge of the area you share makes a visit to your abode all the more enjoyable and unforgettable! I love the way Paul made it his daily joy to feed and talk to your lovely hens! Relaxing by the pool watching the cows graze was an extra bonus for me. Aah!!! Visiting here was all a vacation should be!

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, conversation, sharing of valuable site-seeing details, eggs, milk, juice, wines, Dimitri, Roosevelt, friendliness and laughter! I do hope we can return one day. If Paul had his way, he'd be visiting a realtor and putting down roots in the beautiful and magical Perigord and Dordogne region before returning stateside! The welcome mat is always out at our home for you two!

Many Thanks for the Memories, Cynthy
Apr 2016
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based on 77 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Cottage near Sarlat France with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym,& WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews
Portland, Dorset, UK
5

Perfect cottage to relax and explore the wonders of the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Linda and George are first class hosts, Linda's knowledge of the best places to visit was extremely helpful. You must have a visit from Dimitri her friendly French Chef to cook for you his food is fantastic. In those famous film words "We Will Be Back"

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ron & Karen, thank you so much for taking the time and writing us a review. We really appreciate your kind words about us, the award winning Butterfly Cottage, and of course about Dimitri, our famous French chef!! We are so excited that you have already re-booked for next year, and so looking forward to seeing you both again. 2017 will be here before we all know it, so see you soon...............
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5

Beautiful cottage, amazing hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the butterfly cottage, so much so we have already rebooked for next year. The private outside space you get to yourselves is amazing, peaceful, relaxing and we struggled to actually want to go out anywhere. The property is spotlessly clean and has everything you need for your stay, even wine in the fridge and fresh eggs from the chickens. Linda and George are amazing hosts, making you feel welcome straight away, nothing is ever to much for them and they are there if you need them. We also booked Dimitri, I was a bit nervous about having a chef cook for us but he was amazing, very friendly and his food was some of the best I have ever tasted. There are so many lovely places to visit in a 20min radius and Linda is happy to advises you these. So thankyou Linda and George for giving us a beautiful place to look forward to visiting again. Must just say the bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Les Hirondelles is a Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Les Hirondelles is so lovely, from the beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, to the charming cottage, the birds, Roosevelt, and of course the girls. But most outstanding are Linda and George, the best hosts in the world. They help you with everything you need. By the end of our two week stay we were friends. Les Hirondelles is the perfect location - 15 to 20 minutes to everything. Having Dimitri come to the cottage and prepare gourmet French dinners is fantastic. We loved our stay at Les Hirondelles.

Bea and Gordon Jennings

Lakewood, Colorado USA

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Bea & Gordon for your kind words and wonderful review! We enjoyed having you both very much here at the Butterfly Cottage, and are so happy that the cottage and the property was everything you dreamed of and more!!! Just to give you an update on "The Girls", our famous chickens. The 3 new chickens have finally arrived and are already laying eggs for our new guests. (YEAH!!!) So, everyone is very happy, and loves that we now have 14 chickens to supply fresh eggs to our guests. Please keep in touch, and we hope you can return one day soon to our "little piece of paradise" here in the Dordogne. Warm regards, Linda & George
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Simply Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent one glorious month at this property in April, 2016 and I cannot say enough good things about it. From the warm hospitality of the owners Linda and George and there lovely dog Rosey, to the comfortable, cozy and well stocked cottage, to the beautiful property they own including swimming pool and hot tub.....the list goes on. The property is in a wonderful location of the Dordogne close to all amenities (markets, restaurants, banks, gas stations, etc.) so much so that you can bike (if you are so inclined) to many little towns and villages. Every day was a new and wonderful experience and Linda is an excellent resource for scouting out great places to visit and spend your time. We are definitely planning a return visit to this wonderful region of France and to the Butterfly cottage. Thank you again Linda and George for helping to make our stay with you folks so very enjoyable.

Linda & Terry Bona

Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Butterfly Cottage, Les Hirondelles the first week of May 2016. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon from Provence and located the narrow farm road leading to Les Hirondelles with minimal effort as the directions provided by Linda were excellent. When I first viewed the rural setting I found it to be peaceful and beautiful. Linda met us and showed us to our apartment. She provided us with a thorough briefing, the apartment had everything we could possible need, and the way it was decorated was warm and inviting. They even had several brochures with valuable information about the area. The location of Les Hirondelles proved to be within minutes of most all the sites we wanted to visit to include caves, cliff dwellings, lovely chateaus, quaint towns with farmer markets, etc.. Linda provided us with great tips as to restaurants, wonderful ideas as to how to plan a day's excursion to get the most out of our visit, and she and George answered all my questions about the area. Linda and George were great hosts, easy to work with, and very personable. I really enjoyed our conversations. Our visit to Les Hirondelles was a wonderful experience and onI hope to repeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul & Cynthy for your kind words and wonderful review! It is so much appreciated and the highest compliment you can give us!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Butterfly Cottage, and we hope you can return one day soon too. Please keep in touch, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm regards, Linda & George
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Perfect relaxing time in Perigord

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a quiet and relaxing week in the Perigord area we found at the Hirondelles cottage the perfect place...

Georges and Linda are very kind and prepared the cottage with everything you would need to start your holiday in the best way you could expect.

The pool (28°C in April) and Jacuzzi are perfect to take some good time in between the visit of all castle, caves and sweet area around carmensac.

No hesitation if you wish to visit the area and the cottage is free... only drawback is the TV without french channels but place is so nice that even for the french guy I am you cannot take this into account for ratings.

Merci et à très bientôt j'espère.

Christophe et Sandra

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Christophe & Sandra for your "5" Star review, and your kind words!!! As you know from staying at Les Hirondelles, I am all about making things perfect for my guests. So, I will work on getting some French channels too along with our English channels on the TV, just for you & Sandra for when you return. :-) We enjoyed meeting you both, and look forward to seeing you soon at the Butterfly Cottage. Many thanks, Linda & George
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Meyrals
Nearest Ferry
835 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
7 courses within a 30 minute drive
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Les Eyzies 7kms, St Cyprien 6 kms, Sarlat 17kms
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Meyrals
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Dordogne River
Car: recommended

We are within a short driving distance of many fascinating historical sites, such as Les Eyzies and the caves at Montignac and the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat. There are stunning villages and châteaux to explore as well as the Dordogne and Vezere rivers offering fishing and canoeing. For wine enthusiasts we are close to the vineyards of the Bergerac area for wine-tasting expeditions and of course there are plenty of superb restaurants to experience the local cuisine. There is also a different local market situated in a nearby village or town for every day of the week. Sarlat throughout the summer has an extensive program of music, arts, night markets, fairs and activities for all ages. The town of Sarlat has a wonderful food market each Wednesday and Saturday. Also Le Bugue offers an organic market on Tuesday and St Cyprien on Sunday. For outdoor activities: cliff climbing, hot air ballooning, zip lining, flying, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, golfing, hiking, and hundreds of châteaux's and caves to explore.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sarlat la Caneda, Perigord Noir

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Peak Season 2016
16 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 7 nights
£1,251
 
 
Fall High Season 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,083
for 7 nights
£1,083
 
 
Fall Mid Season 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£523
for 4 nights
£916
 
 
"AUTUMN SPECIAL 2016"
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
£125
for 1 night
From
£125
£665
 
 
Fall Low Season 2016
17 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
£83
for 1 night
From
£83
£581
 
 
Spring Low Season 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£331
for 4 nights
From
£83
£581
 
 
Spring Mid Season 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£665
 
 
Spring High Season 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£499
for 4 nights
From
£125
£749
 
 
Spring Peak Season 2017
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£565
for 4 nights
From
£141
£916
 
 
Summer Low Season 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£632
for 4 nights
From
£158
£1,000
 
 
Summer Mid Season 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£666
for 4 nights
From
£166
£1,083
 
 
Summer High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,167
for 7 nights
£1,167
 
 
Summer Peak Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 7 nights
£1,251
 
 
Fall High Season 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£565
for 4 nights
From
£141
£916
 
 
Fall Mid Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£499
for 4 nights
From
£125
£749
 
 
Fall Low Season 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£665
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£83
for 1 night
From
£83
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rates quoted are for 2 adults. Please contact Linda for rates to add a 3rd person.

A 25% deposit is required with all bookings.

A security deposit of 300 Euros is required, with the balance of payment 16 weeks prior to the rental period.

The deposit can be paid by credit card or bank wire transfer. There is a 3% tax if you pay by credit card.

Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Perigord Noir in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful blue and white custom tiled bathroom. There is a separate WC. The shower is very large with a rainfall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Califorina King
  • The master bedroom is furnished with a gorgeous mahogany California King size bed, armoire, and triple dresser. It also is furnished with a gorgeous quilt, comforter, linens, and custom drapes. There is a beautiful wood beamed ceiling and floors.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge. Gift basket on arrival. Kitchen is well stocked with lots of spices. Ask about Dimitri our French chef.

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