|Butterfly Cottage at Les Hirondelles||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Sofabed or put up bed|
Butterfly Cottage is centrally located in the most desirable part of the Dordogne - the Perigord Noir. Located in a hamlet on a no-through-road (no passing traffic) the location is very peaceful and enjoys beautiful views across the village and the surrounding countryside. The cottage is just minutes from fairytale settings (Chateau de Commarque, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac), historical sites (Font de Gaume, Lascaux Caves, Chateau Castlenaud) and medieval villages (Beynac, Les Eyzies, Sarlat-la-Caneda).
Butterfly Cottage is your sanctuary for relaxation but as it is located in the heart of the famous Golden Triangle of the Perigord Noir we are just 6kms from Les Eyzies, 6kms from the lovely village of St. Cyprien (and all required services) and 20 mins to the historic town of Sarlat-la-Caneda. Our local centre at Meyrals is just 3km away and provides a bakery, a bar and 2 restaurants.
The cottage looks out onto a large courtyard with a beautiful Mulberry tree that sits in the centre. The courtyard is your own private area to relax in and enjoy watching the swallows fly in and out of the barn door. Also, your personal weber gas grill is in the courtyard so you can cook up a barbeque.
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 one of the swing chairs located around the garden. How about a swim in a refreshing salt water heated pool, or a romantic evening in the Jacuzzi hot tub overlooking the pastoral 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.
We hope that you decide to come and visit this wonderful part of France. You will be amazed by the beauty and history and by all the activities that there are to enjoy. We love the Dordogne region and we think you will feel the same way. The Butterfly Cottage is a little piece of paradise and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Inside the cottage there are beautiful wood floors and all the modern conveniences of home. There is a 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 comfortable reclining leather chairs and a lovely sofa to relax on. The custom made sofa is a sleeper bed for the possibility of having a third guest. The dining area has a wonderful large bar top table that seats up to 4 persons.
The spacious master bedroom is upstairs with a beautiful wood beam ceiling, wood floors, and a heavenly California King size bed.
The bathroom is downstairs and is fully updated with a new rain shower.
Electric radiators are available.
Prepare for luxury. Situated within the grounds you will find a 20x43ft (6x13m) heated, chlorine-free, salt-water swimming pool. It's one of the largest pools in the Sarlat Dordogne area and we keep the temp at 27C minimum through the season. There is plenty of terrace space around the pool for lounge chairs and umbrellas. You will also enjoy an 8 person Jacuzzi hot tub, overlooking the lush green pastures of the Dordogne countryside. You and your family and friends might decide that sight-seeing can wait until tomorrow, or even next year ;-)
The kids can enjoy a large new trampoline.
One acre of beautiful gardens where you can relax in the different swing chairs that we have placed around the lovely gardens surrounded by mature trees, plants, and beautiful flowers. Two ponds with fish and a coupe with 11 chickens!
Parking is free on site.
The Cottage is suitable for single travellers or a couple. There are stairs from the ground floor to the upstairs bedroom.
Gym and sauna on site
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 and shall endeavour to keep the level high and earn our own 5 stars achieved by the previous owners but meanwhile find some feedback from our customers on Homeaway.co.uk and more info on our website, leshirondellesdordogne.com.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||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 5-20 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!|
|Unique benefits of property||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. Wi-fi throughout the property. Complete kitchen made for a chef including microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee-maker and cooking spices. Private French chef (upon request). Washer and dryer. Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board. Woodburning stove. 2 flat screen tv's (English and French). Two dvd players, cd player with iPod docking station. Books, cd's and dvd's. Linens. Pool and Jacuzzi towels. Bath towels and 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.|
1. Vezere Valley - Cradle of pre-history with world famous caves including Lascaux and Font-de-Gamme
Swimming and canoeing in one of France's cleanest and most scenic waterways
Beynac, Castlenaud and Milandes within 15 mins are the highlights in the land of 1001 chateaux. Campagne for it's gardens and Commarque for it's situation and ruined grandeur are also recommended.
Marquessac on its ridge, Limieul at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Vezere and Jardin de l'Imaginaire are close and recommended
Belves, Monpazier and Beaumont are all in the immediate region
Authentic and well preserved medieval town - the capital of the Perigord Noir
Every day of the week and night markets with eating and music/dancing during July and August. The Sunday market on our doorstep at Saint Cyprien
The houses appear to grow out of the cliffs in this beautiful village nestled on the banks of the Vezere. Centre of pre-history with national museum and pre-history study centre
Beynac, Castelnaud, Roque-Gageac and Limieul are the ones with the awards but dont hesitate to go off he beaten track to discover your own favourite - there are so many to choose from
Hiking, biking, river swimming, via ferrata;
Children - theme parks (Jacqou Parc, Parc du Thot), animal parks, childrens animations at all the chateaux during the high season.