We live in a lovely fully restored Charentaise farmhouse in the Poitou Charente region of France and we are looking for someone to look after our house and pampered pets while we are away for approximately three weeks In September 2018.
We have a clean and well equipped house and you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. The weather should be hot and sunny, ideal for relaxing by the swimming pool, and there will be fresh fruit and vegetables in the garden. A late summer break here will provide you with a chance to relax and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of this part of France, although you may like to do a little gardening if you get bored. The lawns will probably need cutting - we have a ride-on mower. You can, of course, get out and about to see what the locality has to offer, but if you just want to relax and chill out, there are hundreds of DVD's, books etc, satellite TV, and a hot tub to sit in and star gaze should you wish.
There are plenty of markets in the nearby small towns or cities to tempt you, and Angouleme, Poitiers and Niort are all less than an hour's drive. La Rochelle is a little further but still worth a visit. There are also some interesting museums, and the opportunity to experience a different way of life.
The area is very rural and quiet so you must like peace and quiet, and of course, an animal lover is a must. Dog walking is a pleasure in the countryside and on the field paths that surround the property. Our cats are extremely pampered, and spoilt so will want lots of attention and cosseting. The chickens are pets, and allowed to free range in the garden, so they are very friendly.
A couple preferred, but please, no smokers, and no children or dogs.