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Romantic Cottage near Sarlat with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, & WiFi

Linda Plakiotis

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, greek
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Linda Plakiotis

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, greek
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Calendar last updated:
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Romantic Cottage near Sarlat with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, & WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Photos and Description

French Dordogne style,1 bedroom cottage sleeps 3, near Sarlat and Les Eyzies


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!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Plakiotis (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Linda Plakiotis

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!!

Linda Plakiotis purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Linda Plakiotis 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!!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Dordogne is by far my favourite area in Southwest France. The surrounding areas of the cottage are naturally beautiful with rich farmland and rolling hills. There is lots to do and see in the area. Kayaking down the Dordogne was a highlight, as was eating at the many world class restaurants in the different villages. I spent my spring vacation at this wonderful cottage. It is beautifully decorated with fantastic furniture. The king size bed is particularly comfortable all lined with crisp French linen. The mornings are best spent eating croissants and drinking coffee overlooking the beautiful gardens. The afternoons are best spent relaxing on the sun loungers and reading by the large exquisite pool. The cottage is equipped with everything you may possibly need during your stay. In the evening, the pool and Jacuzzi area provides an excellent viewpoint to watch the sunset whilst enjoying some of the finest wine from the nearby vineyards. The owners provide excellent planning, directions and information needed to fully explore the area. The photographs on the website provide only a snapshot of the beautiful property! I highly recommend this to all readers.
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Romantic Cottage near Sarlat with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym, & WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

Butterfly cottage - April 2015

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a week away at this lovely, idyllic cottage. I was nervous about booking, convinced that no cottage gets 5 stars every time. Something had to be wrong! But I needn't have worried, everything was perfect and we had a wonderful week. An easy 5 stars!

Linda and George are fantastic owners - informative, helpful and respectful of your privacy. They pour their hearts into their 2 cottages, doing everything they can to make your stay perfect.

We stayed in the Butterfly cottage, which is beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a home away from home. The outside courtyard is lovely and private, with a seating area perfect for alfresco dining or relaxing with a book. We also made daily use of the jacuzzi at sunset, which is shared with the other cottage but quite private.

The cottage is in a lovely area, surrounded by rolling hills. It's very close to a host of attractions, all recommended by Linda along with some hints and tips on parking, scenic drives, cafes etc.

We've left the cottage happy and very relaxed, although we're disappointed we didn't book 2 weeks! We're already talking about coming back next year.

Until next time :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

It is a testament to any establishment that visitors return again and again.

This past September was my second visit to this peaceful sanctuary in rural France- it was like coming home!

Butterfly cottage is a well appointed vacation rental that the host and hostess, George and Linda, have gone to great lengths to assure that your every need is met- from king sized bed to walk in shower to picnic baskets and blankets.

Their attention to detail does not stop with just the accommodation, their genuine care of their guests' enjoyment of their stay goes on, to above and beyond, the expected. From arranging air flights, other accommodations, sights to see, gourmet meals to eat or to just making sure you have the peace and quiet to read a good book.

I cannot thank them enough for making both trips to France memorable, and the making of new friends.

For those that choose to stay here- you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Utah, U.S.A.

Ric & Wendy

  • 5 of 5

The on-site owners are very helpful and knowledgable about everything in the area. They are not invasive of your privacy yet always ready to assist in any way. The setting is bucolic and very central to the many, many wonderful sites of the Perigord Noir. We loved our 2 week stay and give this property our highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

It is Heaven with Linda and George at Les Hirondelles!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in a cottage at Les Hirondelles in September, 2014 on our Grand Road Trip through Southern France from Biarritz to Nice. We thought it would be a quiet time break in the French back country before driving to Provence and Riviera. Yes, it was that, and much more! Surprisingly this week gave us the most memorable experience of the whole trip. Every day was exciting! We came on Saturday night from Carcassonne (this is another must see underrated attraction!) via small roads through Cahors, and enjoyed beautiful views of the Dordogne area. The cottage was easy to find thanks to Linda's detailed directions, neither Google Maps nor Renault navigation would show the last mile to the mailing address!

The cottage was both cozy and convenient: its kitchen had everything we needed for cooking plus a welcome red Bordeaux bottle and a walnut plate to entice us into fabulous Dordogne walnuts. The large living room is nicely furnished and gives a cathedral feeling, especially when we put our favorite French music CDs (Mireille Mathieu, Joe Dassin, etc.) into the CD player.

The shower was the most convenient through our whole trip. The only minor inconvenience we found was a step from the kitchen to the living room that we had to mark with a piece of white paper in order to avoid stumbles.

This fantastic cottage has a 5-star hotel quality heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and they sit in the middle of walnut groves and farm fields. The cottage and the property are impeccably maintained!

As Linda recommended the next day we spent at the open farmers market in St. Cyprien where we bought 2 backpacks of local sausages, cheeses, grilled chicken, vegetables, fruits and wines to satisfy our next week demands. We visited Sarlat, famous caves with the oldest known buffalo pictures, Domme, chateu de Beynac, just to name the most memorable places, and a bunch of lovely little towns on the way there. The views from Beynac and Domme are simply unforgettable.

A foi gras dinner made and served by Dmitry was another unforgettable experience. Linda highly recommended to have Dmitry cook for us. Not only Dmitry is a superb cook, we learned so much about the region from him! Thank you Dmitry, thank you, Linda!

Our hosts, Linda and George, are hard working, life loving, and open minded people!. There is no better treat when you travel, as to meet people who you will always remember and would want to be with again!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Special in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

What a joy it was to spend time in this special cottage in the Dordogne! We couldn't imagine a nicer place. Linda and George have taken such care to make sure that this lovely and comfortable cottage has everything one would need and then have added extra special touches…like a picnic basket and blanket to take along with you if you want to canoe the Dordogne, fresh eggs from their chickens, a hot tub in the open under an expansive sky and a space that invites you to relax and truly enjoy each other and all that this area has to offer.

They have such genuine warmth and have an obvious love of this region with all sorts of ideas of places you might like to explore or see. At the same time, we felt that they have managed to find that fine balance between being available to help with suggestions and questions and yet are also very respectful of their guests' privacy.

Linda had contacted us in advance to let us know of a special availability of tickets to a nearby cave and also turned us on to some local markets that we might not have otherwise known about. She and George are such a great resource.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this part of France and most especially in this cottage and getting to know Linda and George.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Louis, Missouri


  • 5 of 5

While searching for a place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary near Bordeaux/Saint-Emilion, we happened onto 'The Butterfly Cottage'. How lucky were we to find an available week in Carmensac! The cottage is perfect, the area beautiful, but Linda and George, and Roosevelt too, are like family! Their knowledge of places to see, experiences to enjoy, and anything else you can think of are amazing! Chef Dimitri made our celebration perfect with a beautiful meal cooked right before us.

Can not wait to return to PARADISE!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
835 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
7 courses within a 30 minute drive
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Les Eyzies 7kms, St Cyprien 6 kms, Sarlat 17kms
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Dordogne River
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.


Rates & Availability

From €99 Per night

Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring High 2015
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Low 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Mid 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer High 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall High 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Mid 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Low 2015
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Sarlat la Caneda Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful blue and white custom tiled bathroom. There is a separate WC. The shower is very large with a rainfall shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Califorina King
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
We provide a Tom Tom GPS free of charge. Gift basket on arrival. Kitchen is well stocked with lots of spices.

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