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Romantic Cottage Near Sarlat with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, & Wifi

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sarlat-la-Caneda cottage description

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!!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Califorina King ...moreless

          • 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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Beautiful blue and white custom tiled bathroom. There is a separate WC. The shower is very large with a rainfall shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge. Gift basket on arrival. Kitchen is well stocked with lots of spices....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Theme Parks
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Hunting Small Game
              • Spelunking
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 5 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • 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. ...moreless

                      • Wood Stove
                      • Living Room:

                        There is a sofa bed for a third guest....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • PC
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Computer Available
                      • Tiled Stove
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Safe

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Tennis
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas Grill...moreless

                          • Bicycles:

                            We can make arrangements to have bicycles delivered to the cottage...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            There are 7 courses within a 30 minute drive....moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                          • Hot Tub
                          • Heated Pool
                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Sauna
                          • Private Pool:

                            Outdoor heated saltwater pool for Les Hirondelles guests only ...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

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                          from 48 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Peak Season 2014
                          Jun 28 - Jul 18, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,195
                          Summer Peak Season 2014
                          Jul 19 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,295
                          Fall High Season 2014
                          Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €995
                          Fall Mid Season 2014
                          Sep 27 - Oct 10, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €895
                          Fall Low Season 2014
                          Oct 11 - Oct 31, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          €99 €169
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €795
                          Spring Low 2015
                          Mar 14 - Apr 3, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €99 €169
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €795
                          Easter 2015
                          Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €995
                          Spring Mid 2015
                          Apr 11 - Apr 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €895
                          Spring High 2015
                          Apr 25 - May 22, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €995
                          Summer Half Term 2015
                          May 23 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,095
                          Summer Low 2015
                          May 30 - Jun 19, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,095
                          Summer Mid 2015
                          Jun 20 - Jul 17, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,195
                          Summer High 2015
                          Jul 18 - Sep 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,295
                          Fall High 2015
                          Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €995
                          Fall Mid 2015
                          Sep 26 - Oct 16, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €895
                          Fall Low 2015
                          Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          €99 €169
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          €795

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          FOR A LIMITED TIME WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING 2014 RATES FOR 2015 RESERVATIONS

                          The rates quoted are for 2 adults. To add a 3rd person, please contact Linda. 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. 3% tax to pay with VISA/MC


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                          Last updated: 07/13/2014
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                          Location

                          55 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bergerac
                          835 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Calais
                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Perigueux
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Dordogne River
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Meyrals
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          7 courses within a 30 minute drive
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Meyrals

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About the owner: My husband & I are originally from Florida. We moved to France 4 1/2 years ago, and are loving every minute of it. This is our 5th 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.


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                          Photos

                          • The Butterfly Cottage

                            The Butterfly Cottage

                          • Relax in the Jacuzzi over looking the Dordogne

                            Relax in the Jacuzzi over looking the Dordogne

                          • Cozy living room area with a TV & DVD player

                            Cozy living room area with a TV & DVD player

                          • Spacious living/dining room area with wood floors

                            Spacious living/dining room area with wood floors

                          • We have 5 acres for you to relax & enjoy the peace

                            We have 5 acres for you to relax & enjoy the peace

                          • Wonderful views in the back yard of our fish pond

                            Wonderful views in the back yard of our fish pond

                          • Vegetables from the garden at Les Hirondelles

                            Vegetables from the garden at Les Hirondelles

                          • Night skies over Les Hirondelles

                            Night skies over Les Hirondelles

                          • Beynac Castle as your canoeing on the Dordogne

                            Beynac Castle as your canoeing on the Dordogne

                          • The famous Font de Gaume caves, 5 minutes from us

                            The famous Font de Gaume caves, 5 minutes from us

                          • The exquisite Gardens of Marqueyssac

                            The exquisite Gardens of Marqueyssac

                          • Summertime in the Dordogne

                            Summertime in the Dordogne

                          • Heated pool overlooking the Dordogne countryside

                            Heated pool overlooking the Dordogne countryside

                          • Bright and airy kitchen with a wonderful skylight

                            Bright and airy kitchen with a wonderful skylight

                          • Fantastic kitchen with everything included

                            Fantastic kitchen with everything included

                          • King Size Bed with a Heavenly mattress

                            King Size Bed with a Heavenly mattress

                          • Have a lazy day in our garden swing & read a book

                            Have a lazy day in our garden swing & read a book

                          • One of our ladies that supplies the farm fresh egg

                            One of our ladies that supplies the farm fresh egg

                          • Our lovely small village Carmensac at sunset

                            Our lovely small village Carmensac at sunset

                          • Wonderful walks in the countryside

                            Wonderful walks in the countryside

                          • Canoeing on the Dordogne River

                            Canoeing on the Dordogne River

                          • Castlenaud just 15 minutes from Les Hirondelles

                            Castlenaud just 15 minutes from Les Hirondelles

                          • Fantastic shopping on market day in Sarlat

                            Fantastic shopping on market day in Sarlat

                          • Enjoy the lively Scarescrow Festival in July

                            Enjoy the lively Scarescrow Festival in July

                          €99 - €185 per night (EUR)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

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                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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