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

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

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


The Butterfly Cottage 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 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.

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

For your convenience if you would like to email us directly you can contact us at:

P.S. Ask about Dimitri our French chef that comes to cook for you at the villa. He is amazing and our reviews say it all!! Also, new for 2018, Dimitri will be doing wine tours, at our guests request. Our returning guests are so excited about the opportunity to spend a day in the French countryside visiting vineyards and tasting our fabulous local wines with Dimitri, it will definitely be an extra special treat!!!



Free wifi



Heated Pool


Hot tub

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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Linda

My husband & I are originally from Florida. We moved to France 8 years ago, and are loving every minute of it. This is our 9th 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 Sarlat-la-Canéda

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

After much forward planning we can say that we enjoyed our stay in the Butterfly Cottage immensely!!

Linda's assistance in suggesting where to go and what to do was most helpful and made our stay in this beautiful area of the Dordogne an absolute pleasure.

We will go home with some very special memories that we will cherish for a very long time...
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sarlat-la-Canéda in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge. Gift basket on arrival. Kitchen is well stocked with lots of spices. Ask about our amazing French chef, Dimitri.


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Romantic Cottage near Dordogne Sarlat with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym,WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 102 reviews
London, UK

Absolutely Magnifique !!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an absolutely perfect week at the Butterfly Cottage. Plenty of space, complete kitchen with everything you need, amazingly comfortable bed, beautiful relaxing sitting room, a gorgeous patio area to relax and enjoy the birds during an afternoon drink, and most of all stylish charm. We have been to many a Gites in France and the Butterfly Cottage tops our list. Located in one of the most charming regions of France. Everything you would want to see or do are within minutes drive from the cottage. We will be returning again, and hopefully for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, California USA

5 Star Quality, Comfort and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Butterfly Cottage for a wonderfully memorable week . When we arrived we were greeted by our hosts Linda and George who were extremely welcoming and showed us around the cottage. We were overwhelmed by the quality of the cottage, a lovely enclosed courtyard centered by a beautiful Mulberry tree greeted us on our way into the very clean, and fully equipped kitchen. Through to the lounge and dining area with extremely comfortable furniture (which was very welcoming after days of hiking the Dordogne). Huge TV and freesat + DVD, stereo etc..... Upstairs a beautifully decorated bedroom with a "massive" king size bed ( so comfortable you don't want to get out of it in the morning). The cottage was also extremely clean, and spotless.

Our days were filled with hiking the most beautiful villages of the Dordogne, such a Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme, and our favorite St.Leon sur Vezere, then returning in the afternoon to soak up the sun and relax in the heated pool or soothing Jacuzzi. George and Linda do a marvelous job of keeping up the garden, where we sat in the evenings enjoying a relaxing glass or two of wine. Truly a place we recommend for its quality, comfort, and relaxation - can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, U.K.


  • 5 of 5

This is a most delightful place to be in the Dordogne - and the Butterfly Cottage is the perfect place for 2 people. It has a lovely courtyard to sit and relax, gardens and views across open countryside. The whole property is so well appointed with everything you need - and if you're short of something then Linda and George will supply it for you. The furnishings and decor are very tasteful and restful and it feels like a home away from home as soon as you step inside. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need to prepare your meals. The bedroom has the most comfortable king size bed you will probably find in all of France. The swimming pool area is great and the extent of the property is such that there is a wonderful sense of space.

HIghly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing stay - and there are plenty of places to visit in the area. The location of the Butterfly Cottage gave us the opportunity to explore a wide area and we were able to discover many beautiful places that suited our taste. We had great weather and having a base to come home to was ideal. We certainly would recommend anyone to stay here its absolutely delightful.

Thank you Linda and George for an absolutely delightful stay! We are already looking at our calendar for 2018 to make a return visit to your beautiful piece of paradise!! Susan & Greg - Manchester, U.K.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Butterfly Cottage Is Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week this past October and it was a most memorable and delightful experience. The Butterfly cottage is amazing and made even better with such great hosts George and Linda. As noted in the other reviews, the cottage is very spacious for a couple, spotlessly clean, and very well furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious and comfortable sitting/dining area, a very spacious bathroom with a great shower, and a large bedroom with a very comfortable king bed and lots of closet/storage space. Everything about the cottage was very comfortable and thoughtfully arranged. The grounds are large and private, with lovely gardens throughout, a great heated chlorine free pool, a hot tub we used every night, and beautiful chickens that provide fresh eggs. Although the area is very quiet and peaceful it is not too remote, there are nearby markets and dozens of interesting sights nearby.

What made our stay truly exceptional was the thoughtfulness and graciousness of our hosts. Linda and George are both very committed to make sure you have a wonderful time, both at the cottage and on your travels around the area. Linda took the time to give great and easy directions, sparing us from ever getting lost. We ended up having a much more relaxing time and being able to enjoy more sights very close to the cottage, while still making it home in time to enjoy cooking dinner with ingredients from the local markets. One night we had a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Dimitri, who I would highly recommend as part of your stay. Both before and during our stay Linda and George were immediately accessible and responsive but not at all intrusive.

We have been to France many times but had never been to the Dordogne before, and really enjoyed both the sights and its natural beauty. I cannot recommend the Butterfly Cottage highly enough as a base from which to explore the Dordogne (or to just relax). As you can see from their reviews, Linda and George haven’t disappointed anyone yet, and they made our stay an absolute delight.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria British Columbia Canada

Amazingly wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago we stayed at Les Hirondelles and enjoyed it so much that we knew we had to return which we did this September. The Butterfly Cottage is simply magical and has everything you could possibly want or need. Before entering the cottage there is a beautiful stone courtyard and in its center a magnificent mulberry tree that welcomes butterflies, swallows and doves. It also welcomed us with comfortable lounges and chairs. Many an afternoon, after sightseeing, we spent a relaxing time with a glass of wine and a good book.

The cottage itself is equally astounding. Entering the cottage there is a wonderful sunny kitchen equipped with anything you might possibly need for a two week stay. The table beside the window was our favourite place for breakfast and lunches. The living room and dining room had two sets of large French doors that opened onto the patio. Upstairs is a lovely bedroom with loads of storage space and a very comfortable king-size bed.

The Butterfly Cottage was absolutely wonderful, but made even more so by Linda and George who were so helpful in providing anything we might need and advising on the best, and there are many, sights to see - villages, markets, gardens, castles and chateaux. They really made us feel at home. They also organized the fabulous Dimitri to cook for us at the cottage while we watched him prepare and then serve us another unforgettable meal. Everyone should treat themselves tp at least one of Dimitri's incomparable dinners.

Thank you Linda and George for another amazing stay! You two are the best!

Eric & Diane

Victoria, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Very Special!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew this place was special. Linda and George were there to greet us and show us the most beautiful Butterfly Cottage. It has everything you could want and more, Linda has made sure there is nothing you could want for or need to have the perfect vacation. The bedroom is absolutely heavenly, with a giant king size bed, beautiful sheets, blankets, towels and bathrobes. The living room and dining area have all the amenities you could want, TV, dvd player, stereo, Wi-Fi, comfortable and new furniture, decorated with taste and love. The kitchen is equipped with all the gidgets and gadgets you need, to prepare wonderful French meals. Speaking of meals, Dimitri the French chef was one of the best highlights of any of our vacations. What a delicious meal and truly amazing experience. The property & garden, the pool & the Jacuzzi, and of course Linda and George with their wealth of information on the area, we could go on and on about how much we loved this place. The Dordogne is truly a beautiful and very special place to visit, made so much better by staying at the Butterfly Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
835 Kilometres
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
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £13.36 per person per night


OR CALL US AT 06 10 45 59 59 WITH-IN FRANCE, 00 33 6 10 45 59 59 FROM THE UK, AND 011 33 6 10 45 59 59 FROM NORTH AMERICA

A 30% deposit is required with all bookings with the balance of payment due 16 weeks in advance of the rental period. The deposit can be paid by credit card. There is a 4% tax. A security deposit of 300 Euros is required and refunded back to your credit card 7 days after your departure.

Rates are based on self-catering. A maid service is available on request at an additional cost. The owners are responsible for cleaning the swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub, for the upkeep of the gardens, and outer buildings.

We have 14 chickens and fresh eggs are provided free of charge (subject to availability).

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

Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.