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The lovely award winning Butterfly Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

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

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.

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!!

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 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 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Butterfly Cottage overlooks a courtyard with a beautiful Mulberry tree that provides shade on a hot summer day. The entire cottage is custom decorated, and is warm and cozy. There are beautiful wood floors, and all the modern conveniences of home. There are lots of windows and french doors throughout the cottage that lets the sunshine in. The kitchen has a wonderful sky light that lets in the fresh air. The kitchen is fully equipped, and has a breakfast table and bar stools. The living and dining room is one great room, with gorgeous wood floors, a wood burning stove, and a flat screen TV.

The custom made sofa is a sleeper bed. The bathroom is down stairs and is fully updated with a new rain shower. The spacious master bedroom is upstairs with a beautiful wood beam ceiling, wood floors, a mahogany triple dresser, and a beautiful mahogany California King size bed made for a King!! It also is furnished with a gorgeous quilt, comforter, linens, and an excellent quality pillow top mattress. Custom drapes throughout. This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished.

Further details outdoors

There is a Weber gas grill available to you. A full size Maytag washer and dryer, in the laundry room next door, for your convenience.

A fabulous salt water heated pool and Jacuzzi hot tub, both over looking the beautiful gardens, and the lush green Dordogne countryside.You can relax in the hammock in the garden surrounded by mature trees, plants, and flowers. Go for a swim in the 12x16 meter salt water system heated swimming pool or enjoy the new Jacuzzi hot tub, that overlooks the beautiful green Dordogne countryside. Maybe you feel like working out, well we have a state of the art gym that you can exercise in.

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 cottage 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 couple 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

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.

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Meyrals

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 .

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Review 1-10 of 10

17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fabulous week at The Butterfly Cottage at Les Hirondelles"

We rented this cottage for a week, and it was better than we had ever hoped for! The location can't be beat - it is 15-30 minutes from all the very best sights of the Dordogne/Perigord region. … More

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"Best vacation ever"

This was our most marvelous trip. We will always remember the profound beauty of the Dordogne, the colors and textures and billions of flowers, and the astonishing depth of history and craft at Beyna… More

10 Nov 2013

5/5

"Special place in a beautiful part of France"

We thoroughly enjoyed our autumn week at the Butterfly Cottage. It is a cozy and comfortable house that is in a lovely rural setting, yet very close to villages restaurants and historic sights. The ow… More

30 Nov 2012

5/5

"Enchanting spot in la Dordogne"

Reflections on a splendid visit to La Dordogne and the Butterfly Cottage. The Cottage was delightful in an ideal location. The added plusses were the hosts, Linda and George who graciously welcomed … More

28 Sep 2012

5/5

"It exceeded all our expectations."

This was our first visit to the Dordogne though we have been visiting France for many years. We were not disappointed from the very beginning as Linda, George and Roosevelt greeted us on our arrival. The cottage had absolutely everything you would need for a most comfortable stay from an extremely well equipped kitchen, a spacious living room with ENGLISH TV!, DVDs, Music etc., all the linen you could possibly require including cosy towelling robes. The bedroom was beautiful and the bed soooo comfortable! A fabulous area outside the cottage to sit and relax with both shade and sun. If that wasn't enough a salt-water pool to die for overlooking the most spectacular views of the countryside. A truly perfect retreat for young couples, children and senior citizens alike. We are definitely going to return!

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"A wonderfully rewarding and relaxing experience from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure."

What a wonderful holiday in a beautiful cottage. Everything we needed was there and nothing was too much trouble. Our hosts gave a wonderful example of how to be helpful without being intrusive. Linda's great advice made sure that we experienced the best that the Dordogne had to offer. After great days out we returned to relax by the pool and then finished the day off with a glass of wine (or two) in the hot tub, watching the sun set over the French countryside. I cannot recommend Butterfly Cottage highly enough.

30 Jul 2012

5/5

"If you want paradise in the Dordogne then this is it."

The owners Linda and George are extremely welcoming people who have thought of everything to give their guests a wonderful holiday.The cottage is beautiful,very clean and very well equipped.The salt water pool and hot tub have beautiful countryside views and the setting of the cottage is very tranquil shared with an abundance of wildlife.Linda and George(together with their charming dog Roosevelt) are always on hand for you with great tips and ideas for areas to visit.One of the highlights was booking Dimitri a local chef to come and cook for us at the cottage-a fantastic experience.Our weeks holiday came to an end all too soon but we would not hesitate to return and certainly plan to.

23 Jul 2012

5/5

"A Gem in the Dordogne"

As a travel agent I always searched for "gems" to book for my clients. Butterfly Cottage is a pearl! It is charming, comfortable, and convenient for touring the Dordogne. Bonuses are the loan of a GPS, free long distance telephone calls, a lovely saltwater pool, and the thoughtful owners Linda and George. Marvelous!

19 Jul 2012

5/5

"A perfect place to fall in love (for young or old folks); exquisitely beautiful, comfortable and complete"

This is the kind of service one never really expects; the owners care greatly that their guests have what they need, including kitchens stocked with all the spices you want, food (fresh farm eggs) in your refrigerator for your first morning. Linda and George have made this place lovely, with all furnishings comfortable and beautiful. Their good tastes are expressed in everything from dishes to wall hangings, to outdoor furniture. Since they are on site, they happily help plan your days , make calls to reserve for you, or if you prefer, they leave you alone. They also run their business well. Not only is their a wonderful pool (heated to 85F) but it is a salt water pool. I cannot think of a thing we did not like. It's a place filled with magic, both the cottage and the surrounding area. And the bird sounds give it a mystical feeling.

15 Jul 2012

5/5

"The nicest holidays we ever had, we were in first-class-paradise"

It´s a pity, that there are only 2500 characters to describe our extremely positive impression! So we have to keep it short. The property is like a paradise, beautiful garden, perfectly heated pool (… More

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