French Countryside, Dordogne River, 1 bed cottage sleeps 3, Sarlat, Les Eyzies
Andy and Uliana
- english, french
About Andy and Uliana
Andy and Uliana have a corporate career behind them but have now decided to embark on a new adventure. We purchased Les Hirondelles in November 2018 from lovely Linda and George the previous owners whose hospitality and service level had been estimated by all their customers over 10 years as 5 star! We shall endeavour to keep the level high and earn our own 5 stars but meanwhile here is some feedback for Linda and George's customers. Please also see more on our website http://leshirondellesdordogne.com/ Brenda L. said...on 23 Oct 2018 "A piece of paradise!. For three weeks in October, 2018, my husband and I enjoyed Butterfly Cottage and called it 'home' while we explored the area. The cottage is charming and very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay. A bonus was that we had our own patio to enjoy listening to the doves, drinking wine or coffee and planning each days adventures. Our host and hostess were there for us when we needed advice or help of any kind, but never intruded on our personal space if/when we were wanting to be on our own. In addition to being spacious and comfortable, the cottage is located very close to many of the interesting chateaux, grottos, gardens and delightful villages that dot the countryside. We can hardly wait to return!" Birgitte W. said...on 30 Sep 2018 "Completely in line with what was promised. Clean, quiet, lovely, comfortable and perfect hosts! In case we will visit Perigor region again - we would try to book again one of these cottages hosted by Linda and George. Es war alles wunderbar. Birgit & Ludwig" Peter A. said...on 2 Sep 2018 "Most memorable stay! When we first read all of the reviews on Butterfly Cottage before booking, we thought that they really sounded a little bit "too good to be true". But we have to say they are all completely an accurate description of the property and its wonderful hosts. There really are no negatives! Linda and George, the cottage hosts, are the most helpful and genuine..."
Andy and Uliana purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Andy and Uliana chose Meyrals
Location, location, location!!! All our 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 gorgeous villa 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 home 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 villa 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. Weber gas grill. WiFi throughout the property. Complete kitchen made for a chef including microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker & cooking spices. Private French Chef (upon request). GPS Tom Tom (upon request). Washer & dryer. Hair dryer, iron, & ironing board. Wood burning stove. 2 flat screen TV's (English & French). 2 DVD players, 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 ponds and gorgeous 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A piece of paradise!
For three weeks in October, 2018, my husband and I enjoyed Butterfly Cottage and called it 'home' while we explored the area. The cottage is charming and very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay. A bonus was that we had our own patio to enjoy listening to the doves, drinking wine or coffee and planning each days adventures. Our host and hostess were there for us when we needed advice or help of any kind, but never intruded on our personal space if/when we were wanting to be on our own. In addition to being spacious and comfortable, the cottage is located very close to many of the interesting chateaux, grottos, gardens and delightful villages that dot the countryside. We can hardly wait to return!
The cottage is in a perfect location for visiting sites in the Vézère Valley. It is comfortable and clean and well-equipped for cooking. Hosts are friendly and helpful. Fresh eggs from the resident chickens are a bonus.
Most memorable stay!
When we first read all of the reviews on Butterfly Cottage before booking, we thought that they really sounded a little bit "too good to be true". But we have to say they are all completely an accurate description of the property and its wonderful hosts. There really are no negatives!
Linda and George, the cottage hosts, are the most helpful and genuine people you will ever meet. From the moment we booked, Linda was in touch with very useful information to help make the trip perfect. She provided suggestions of what to see and do in the area, helpful hints and excellent directions to the cottage from where we were coming from.
The Dordogne area is absolutely beautiful! There are so many wonderful places to visit and many were only 15 to 20 minutes away by car. Would recommend canoeing on the river. One of our favourites.
The cottage itself is stunning. The pictures on the website are great but it is even better in person. There is absolutely everything that you need in the cottage and lots of personal touches by the hosts that make it special. It makes a very comfortable stay. We had chef Dimitri come to the cottage to cook for us one night. He was amazing and it was truly some of the best french food we had tasted. There is also a larger cottage on the property but both cottages have their own private courtyard and areas and it really feels like you have it all to yourself.
Butterfly Cottage is now a very special and memorable place to us, as it was on the grounds of the property (in the jacuzzi overlooking a pretty field) that we got engaged. A first at Les Hirondelles apparently! Thank you Linda and George for the lovely card and bottle of champagne for us to celebrate with.
We would highly recommend a stay here!
Peter & Katey
Like something out of a story book
We stayed here for our honeymoon & could not have had a more perfect week. From the minute we booked this cottage we kept in contact with Linda who helped us plan & organise our whole week, she introduced us to dimitri who came and cooked for us the most exquisite meal whilst we ate outside on our beautiful private patio watching the birds dance in and out of the mulberry tree. It was like something out of a Disney film! George was kind enough to let us come meet “the girls” & provided us with fresh eggs for our stay. The we enjoyed a few nights in the hot tub with a glass (or two) of local wine overlooking the French countryside & spent every day swimming in the pool. The fact there was no chlorine in the pool was an experience & our hair never felt dry after! The cottage was full f everything we could ever need or even had thought of! All the small things were taken care off and Linda and George were always around to help. Everything felt so personal even though we knew how popular the cottage was! We really felt like we made friends this week & had a taste of our own little paradise before heading back to reality! We will definitely be back! -faye & Lawrence hearn
Un été comme on les aime
Merci à Linda et George pour ce délicieux moment. Nous avons passé deux très bonnes semaines, le gites est tout équipé il n'y a plus qu'à poser ses valises.
En 20 minutes de voitures tout autour du gite, on trouve des activités à faire.
My husband and I have lived and traveled throughout various countries in Europe, and of all the places we have stayed in, the Butterfly Cottage is the most divine, it is sheer perfection!
The Cottage is an elegantly rustic 17th century building which is furnished with impeccable taste. It is spacious and the decorations exquisite, the gardens and property are sumptuous. The kitchen is extremely well-appointed with every conceivable gadget, every imaginable amenity is provided from fine crystal champagne glasses to picnic baskets. Incredible attention to detail from French provincial table linens, lush terry cloth bathrobes, excellent lighting to read, and a king size bed with an amazingly comfortable mattress for a relaxing night of sleep.
Our host and hostess, are generous, gracious people. We were greeted with milk, orange juice, coffee, teas, spices, wine and daily, fresh eggs from 'the girls'. They have the rare combination of gracious hospitality without ever being intrusive. They are available, if needed, and then seem invisible so one has as much privacy as desired. They are very perceptive and 'read' their guests well. Both are passionate about their property, the area and ensuring their guests' happiness. They also offered recommendations for local attractions, goose farms, restaurants, gardens, villages and hikes that were not in any of our tour guides.
The Dordogne region is heaven and the views from the meticulously clean hot tub and heated swimming pool are unparalleled. One sees lush, rolling hills, grazing cattle, wisteria covered pergolas and barnyards filled with lilacs and Swallows. The property is extremely well kept.
Not only would I highly recommend this to everyone, I would highlight this is a property not to be missed. Pure heaven!!
We are within a short driving distance of many fascinating historical sites, such as Les Eyzies and the famous Font de Gaume caves, 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, kayaking 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.