Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Mulberry Tree is a beautiful house in the Dordogne with stunning countryside views, just minutes from historical sites and medieval villages. Wonderful salt water heated pool with a shallow end perfect for the children and a Jacuzzi hot tub. Leading from the kitchen is a spacious patio with gorgeous views of the gardens, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With 5 bedrooms, and 4 full bathrooms the house is ideal for families, and for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities.

Les Hirondelles is a collection of buildings that was originally part of an Abbey. The Abbey, dating back to the 17th century, is situated in the hamlet of Carmensac Haut. Carmensac is in the heart of the Perigord Noir. It is close to the medievil town of Sarlat and also to Les Eyzies, the worlds center of pre-history. The property has its own mature large garden as well as being surrounded by hectares of open countryside and woodland.

Despite the tranquil location, we are within a short driving distance of many fascinating and historical sites in the Perigord Noir; beautiful villages and chateaux 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 home to enjoy and relax in, has all the amenities you could want, and close to everything. We hope to see you soon!!

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach On the Dordogne River 10 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 55 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Mulberry Tree Cottage provides light and airy accommodations with modern facilities, while maintaining many of it's original features. The house is built out of stone, and has oak and chestnut beams.There are beautiful wood floors and gorgeous tile floors throughout, and large stone and marble fireplaces. It is full of character and charm, and as you step into this wonderful home you enter into a lovely stone walled dining area with a wood burning stove. There are 2 large beautifully decorated and comfortable living/family rooms. The gorgeous oak kitchen with granite counter tops is modern and well equipped. You have 1 bathroom downstairs for your convenience with a washer and dryer for easy access. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs with beautiful wood floors and oak beam ceilings. All are furnished with gorgeous quilts, comforters and excellent quality beds and linens. All bathrooms provide excellent facilities with modern white sinks and toilets. They each have their own hot water heaters for plenty of hot water. All of the showers have been updated this year to rain showers. The master bedroom is very spacious with high ceilings, a king size bed, and a large en suite bathroom with it's own bath tub, seperate rain shower, wc, sink and a sink. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, en suite bathroom with wc and rain shower and a sink. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 4 has new King size bed for the 2014 Season. Bedrooms 3 & 4 share a separate bathroom with wc , rain shower, and a sink. Down stairs there is a 5th bedroom, queen size, and a bathroom with wc, rain shower, and sink. All bedrooms have velux windows and their own wardrobes. There is a baby bed and a cot that are also available on request.

Further details outdoors

There is a large dining terrace with your own private Weber gas grill with a large teak table, 12 chairs, and a very large umbrella for shade. You can relax in one of our three swings positioned throughout the gorgeous gardens surrounded by mature trees, plants, and beautiful flowers. Maybe you feel like working out, well we have a state of the art gym with a brand new sauna, that you can exercise in. Go for a swim in the refreshing 12x16 meter salt water system heated swimming pool or how about relax in the Jacuzzi hot tub. So whatever you are looking for, we have it here at Les Hirondelles.

Further details

Despite the tranquil location, we are within a short driving distance of many fascinating and historical sites in the Perigord Noir. Beautiful villages and chateaux to explore. Also superb restaurants and shops. The Dordogne and Vezere rivers offering swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. You can take long walks from the house through the countryside. The area is fantastic for riding bikes, with a great variety of terrain ranging from totally flat to some good climbs. The area abounds with stone cliffs for rock climbing enthusiasts. There are two golf courses: le Domaine de Rochebois 20 km away in Vitrac, and le Golf de l'Olivarie 15 km away in Siorac. A breathtaking view of the area can be seen by taking a hot air balloon ride, or flying over the area in a small plane, both of which are available close by. We are within easy driving distance to the 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 charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. So whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, friends on vacation, or a famity wanting some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at The Mulberry Tree 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

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Discover 15,000 years of French history in the Dordogne, one of France's most beautiful and unspoilt regions. Starting from Les Eyzies, where 'Cro-Magnon man', one of the earliest modern humans, was first discovered, you can explore an ancient world of underground caves, historic castles, lush farmland and elegant châteaux. You can also take a boat along the Dordogne River, visit cliff-side villages, dine in majestic surroundings and wonder at the perfectly preserved prehistoric cave paintings of Grottes de Font-de-Gaume. In addition to its castles, chateaux, churches, bastides and cave fortresses, the Périgord region has preserved from centuries past, a number of wonderful villages which still have their market halls, dovecotes, tories (stone huts), churches, abbeys and castles. Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Connezac, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, La Roque-Gageac and many others are real jewels of architecture.

As for the old quarters of Périgueux or Bergerac, restored and developed into pedestrian areas, they have regained their former charm. A number of small towns, such as Brantôme, Issigeac, Eymet and Mareuil, have withstood the often brash changes of modern times. The climate is very mild and pleasant, with generous sun from spring to autumn. The region has a merited very high reputation for excellent food and specialties, and most restaurants offer reasonably priced generous menus and local wines like Bergerac and Cahors as well as Bordeaux.


Sarlat is one of the most attractive and alluring towns in south-western France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960-1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France.

The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free. 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. Hot air ballooning, canoeing on the Dordogne, cycling, golfing, hiking and hundreds of chateaux and caves to explore .