Butterfly Cottage near Sarlat
About the home
Beautiful and Romantic self-catering French Stone Cottage in the Dordogne with stunning countryside views, just minutes from historical sites and medieval villages. Wonderful salt water heated pool and Jacuzzi hot tub, and a beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities. Also, we are proud to announce the Butterfly Cottage was just chosen by Home Away Holiday Rentals out of 32,000 rentals as one of their TOP TEN most romantic properties in Europe for 2010 & 2011.
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 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Arcachon, 243km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Gym, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
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.
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.
Linda & George Plakiotis
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Strictly no smoking in the cottage.
We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge.
We know an excellent place that rents and delivers bicycles.
We also have a local French Chef, that will come to the house and give cooking lessons. You can help as much as you want, or just watch and learn.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / 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.
The Sarlat area
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 .
How to get there
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There are several ways to get to the house. From the USA, Canada, NZ, Australia or the UK, the easiest is to fly into Paris and then fly to either Bordeaux or Toulouse, rent a car and take a scenic drive to the house. The house is about two to three hours from either airport. Either way, most of the drive is on the motorway so it's fairly quick and easy. You can fly Ryan Air or Fly Be to Bergerac and then it is a one hour 15 minute car drive. Coming from the Paris Airport on the Motorway it takes approximately 6 hours. When you get ready to book your trip we can give you detailed information if needed.
Activities near Sarlat
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
30 Nov 2012
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
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!
01 Sep 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||€ 835||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid Season||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||€ 940||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1045||-||-||1 Night|
|Peak Season||29 Jun 13||10 Aug 13||€ 1150||-||-||1 Night|
|Peak Season||10 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1255||-||-||1 Night|
|High Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1045||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid Season||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||€ 940||-||-||1 Night|
|Low Season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 835||-||-||1 Night|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 1255||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
For stays of less than a week, please contact the owner for availability and rates. A 25% deposit is required with all bookings. Payment can be made by wire transfer or by VISA or M/C. A security deposit of 300 Euros is required, and the balance of payment is due 12 weeks in advance of the rental period. Rates are based on self-catering. A maid service is available on request at cost. The owners are responsible for cleaning the swimming pool and for the upkeep of the gardens and outerbuildings. We have 8 chickens and fresh eggs are provided free of charge (subject to availability).Book
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