HomeAway.com.au is a part of the HomeAway family, a collection of sites dedicated to helping travellers create unforgettable holidays with their friends and family by helping them enjoy the space, privacy, and value our holiday rentals offer.
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
I stayed at this property for an extended period from before Xmas 2017 until early February 2018. My main purpose was to met with friends for Xmas who have a home in St Cyprien, some 15 minutes drive away. The property is well maintained and there is ample firewood available should you choose to stay during the cooler months. It is recommended that renters can read some French as most of the instruction booklet is in this language. The driveway down to the property is steep and requires care to negotiate. The property position is quite remote but the nearest supermarket (Carrefour) is only 3 minutes drive away. Any issues that came up, e.g. low gas supply were quickly rectified once I'd spoken with M.Delpech. The Dordogne region is beautiful - even in winter but must be quite spectacular during spring and summer. Highly recommended