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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.
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.
Linda & George Plakiotis
P.S. Ask about Dimitri our French chef that comes to cook for you at the cottage. He is amazing!!
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....moreless
Beautiful blue and white custom tiled bathroom. There is a separate WC. The shower is very large with a rainfall shower....moreless
We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge.
Gift basket on arrival.
Kitchen is well stocked with lots of spices....moreless
Books For Adults
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hunting Small Game
Seating for 5 people
Fitness Room / Equipment:
The gym has an elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, and a nautilus weight machine. We also have yoga mat's, a work out ball, and lots of other things, and last but not least a new sauna.
A VERY SPECIAL PRICE FOR A VERY LUCKY GUEST!!!
DUE TO A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION, THE WEEK OF MAY 23ND - 30TH, 2015 IS DISCOUNTED TO 695 EUROS. A VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE TO COME STAY AT THE AWARD WINNING BUTTERFLY COTTAGE THAT HAS BEEN VOTED AS ONE OF THE MOST ROMANTIC COTTAGES IN EUROPE. SO WHY DON'T YOU COME EXPERIENCE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND ENJOY SPRING TIME IN THE DORDOGNE.
Spring High 2015 Apr 25 - May 22, 2015 7 night min stay
"MAY LAST MINUTE SPECIAL" May 23 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Low 2015 May 30 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Mid 2015 Jun 20 - Jul 17, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer High 2015 Jul 18 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall High 2015 Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Mid 2015 Sep 26 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Low 2015 Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2015 4 night min stay
€159 Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
*****FOR A LIMITED TIME WE OUR OFFERING 2015 RATES FOR 2016 RESERVATIONS*****
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 12 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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My husband & I are originally from Florida. We moved to France 5 years ago, and are loving every minute of it. This is our 6th season renting The Butterfly Cottage as 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!!
Why the Owner Chose Sarlat-la-Caneda: 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!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: 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 2 Koi ponds & 5 acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy. Fresh eggs from our 9 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.