We are looking for a non-smoking couple, who like animals to house sit from 17th August 2021 for approximately 2 weeks, the dates are flexible and would need to be confirmed. A longer stay is possible if needed to fit in with other house sits.
The house is an old farmhouse which we have renovated and we have 2 dogs, 5 chickens and 2 sheep all set in about 1 acre. There is also a small apartment adjoining the house.
The house is in a small/friendly hamlet which is rural and very quiet, between 2 towns both 4.5km away where there are a few restaurants, a large supermarket, some smaller shops and markets.
There is also a large lake about 20 minute drive away, Lac du Vassiviere, the second largest lake in France. The area is great for cycling and walking and there are bikes available at the house if needed.
The nearest airport is Limoges which is about an hour away and is served by Ryanair, Flybe and Air France.
There is a fully equiped kitchen. There is tv, and wifi at the house.
The dogs are Jack a Border Terrier and Monty a Welsh Sheepdog/Griffon cross (quite big). These need a walk twice a day - one long walk in the morning and a shorter one in the evening. The animal care is quite easy:- Chickens fed and locked away at night. Sheep - water checked daily.
* The house is rural you would need to driveand have a vehicle.
* Knowledge/experience of sheep/chickens useful but not essential. An awareness of their wellbeing and confidence around the animals is more important.
The house and apartment are both is comfortable and well equipped.
If you like animals, enjoy nature, peace and quiet and want to really live in France then this could be for you.
Thanks for looking and look forward to hearing from you.