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

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

French Countryside,1 bedroom cottage sleeps 3, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Dordogne France


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

For your convenience if you would like to email us directly you can contact us at:

P.S. Ask about Dimitri our French chef that comes to cook for you at the villa. He is amazing and our reviews say it all!! Also, new for 2017, Dimitri will be doing wine tours, at our guests request. Our returning guests are so excited about the opportunity to spend a day in the French countryside visiting vineyards and tasting our fabulous local wines with Dimitri, it will definitely be an extra special treat!!!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Linda

My husband & I are originally from Florida. We moved to France 7 years ago, and are loving every minute of it. This is our 8th season renting The Butterfly Cottage is 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 purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Linda chose Perigord Noir

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 3 Koi ponds & 5 acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy. Fresh eggs from our 12 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

Our stay with Linda & George was wonderful. While it was a joy to spend a week at Butterfly Cottage, it was truly Linda & George who made our visit so very memorable! From the time I first communicated with Linda until the day we sadly had to depart they were always warm, personable, and helpful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the area & taking the time to make us feel at home.

Sincerely, Paul

Dear Linda and George,

I echo Paul's sentiments and more!

He was sure your accommodations were going to be wonderful after viewing some of your photos on line and communicating several times with you. Neither one of us expected it to be so magical here! You two have created a warm and welcoming and completely comfortable home away from home! Your friendliness and knowledge of the area you share makes a visit to your abode all the more enjoyable and unforgettable! I love the way Paul made it his daily joy to feed and talk to your lovely hens! Relaxing by the pool watching the cows graze was an extra bonus for me. Aah!!! Visiting here was all a vacation should be!

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, conversation, sharing of valuable site-seeing details, eggs, milk, juice, wines, Dimitri, Roosevelt, friendliness and laughter! I do hope we can return one day. If Paul had his way, he'd be visiting a realtor and putting down roots in the beautiful and magical Perigord and Dordogne region before returning stateside! The welcome mat is always out at our home for you two!

Many Thanks for the Memories, Cynthy
Apr 2016
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • 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. Ask about our amazing French chef, Dimitri.


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Romantic Cottage near Sarlat France with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym,& WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 92 reviews

One of the most amazing places to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the wonderful Butterfly Cottage and again we didn't want to leave! On arrival there is a warm welcome from Linda and George the amazing hosts. Well the facilities, what can I say, we have been to some wonderful places but the cleanliness and comforts in this cottage are second to none. As soon as you walk through the door you feel relaxed and at home.

The outside space gives you everything you could wish for ... peace, relaxation and privacy but the wonderful thing is that Linda is always there if you ever need any help or advice on were to go for days out. There are so many lovely places to visit within a vey close proximity.

I would thoroughly recommend staying at this beautiful cottage and we love it so much we have booked again for two weeks next year. Thankyou Linda, George and Roosevelt for being such fantastic hosts

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Kind hosts

  • 5 of 5

The best part of our stay at the Butterfly Cottage was our interaction with the people. Linda was an amazing native English-speaking concierge/hostess. She contacted us 6 months ahead of our stay to give us information about how to purchase Font de Gaume tickets that we needed to purchase in early January. We would not have had that fascinating experience without her "insider" help. During our stay, she accurately gauged our interests and gave us tips of when and how to go to places in the Dordogne area that provided us with a memorable week of varied and remarkable experiences.

On our morning of departure, we enjoyed an intriguing conversation with personable George about French culture and their new life in France.

Dimitri, the French chef, prepared an exquisite dinner for us. We thoroughly enjoyed watching him cook and felt like royalty when he served us our private, romantic dinner.

We will long remember the kindness of our hosts in the Dordogne.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you Linda and George!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in gites and cottages many times, but both agreed that our stay at Butterfly cottage was the best of all!

Perigord is a wonderful place to visit, of course, and the cottage was ideally placed to enjoy it without having to drive too far. Linda and George were marvellous hosts, and nothing was too much trouble....when I unpacked my case after the holiday, it was full of Linda's hand written direction sheets! Thank you both for making such a huge effort to assure we enjoyed our stay! Thanks too to Dimitri for cooking us a wonderful meal in the cottage one was memorable!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Butterfly Cottage is everything you could wish for.

The owners Linda and George are so helpful but not intrusive. The Cottage itself is a converted barn to a very high standard and is the most well equipped of anywhere we had stayed.

We were first in this season and enjoyed the pool and hot tub. A most relaxing area with great views.

Linda's tour includes the very well equipped jym but that was not required on our visit!

We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic spot!

  • 5 of 5

Les Hirondelles’ hosts, George and Linda, have set a very high bar for the French “gite” experience! In addition to an impeccably kept property, coupled with every conceivable amenity, they are the most gracious and hospitable people my husband and I have encountered in our many years of travel. Not one’s to make repeat trips very often, staying at Les Hirondelles has changed our minds – we will return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Connie, thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. George & I are so happy that our award winning Butterfly Cottage had everything you wished for and more! We want our guests to feel like the cottage is their "home away from home". We are so excited that you have already booked and are coming back to the Butterfly Cottage next year, and of course we will make sure you have another perfect holiday in the Dordogne. :-) Please keep in touch and see you in 2018! Kind regards, Linda & George
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Perfect hosts, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Butterfly Cottage for a relaxing break after a busy year getting married and moving house. We couldn't have made a better choice. Linda and George's (and Roosevelt's!) hospitality was second to none - they were integral to ensuring our stay was as enjoyable as possible. As we're keen bikers, the weather during the week was perfect - sunny and around 24 degrees and we managed to clock up over 160km during the course of our holiday. The bike rides themselves were fantastic thanks to George who plotted the routes using his local knowledge of the area. We can particularly recommend the ride which took us past a number of beautiful chateaus. The pool and jacuzzi were perfect for unwinding after a long day on the bikes - and the heated pool is a real luxury in mid September! Another highlight of the week was Dmitri, the local chef who came to cook for us one evening. We both agree that it was the best meal we've ever had (and that's including Michelin starred restaurants!) - my soufflé and scallop starter was delicious, and the apple tart dessert simply divine! Dmitri is a must for anyone staying at the Butterfly Cottage - you won't regret it! We can't wait to return in the near future. Sophie & Doug

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer High Season 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall High Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall Mid Season 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall Low Season 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring Low Season 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Mid Season 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Spring High Season 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Spring Peak Season 2018
May 5 2018 - May 25 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Summer Low Season 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 8 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Summer Mid Season 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak Season 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 24 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Summer High Season 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Fall High Season 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 5 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Fall Mid Season 2018
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Fall Low Season 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 3 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

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 16 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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