We are a family of 5 looking for 1-2 cat-friendly people to house- pet-sit for us for approximately four weeks this winter during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Our charming, old stone house with modern conveniences is located in a somewhat remote mountain village in Ariege (midi-Pyrenees), with a beautiful view of the mountains. We are looking for people who are neat and tidy (we would like to find our house at least as clean as when we left, if not even cleaner!), love cats (and are especially able to make friends with shy ones), like chickens (we have 3) and fish (we have one small fish tank)! One of our cats is quite timid and elderly, and gets stressed when we are not home, so he will require extra TLC including extra affection, daily cleaning of his litter box, and occasional clean-up of accidents. Our two other cats are very friendly and spend a lot of time outdoors, but do not get along so well with each other (so you will also have to keep one more upstairs and one more downstairs when they do come inside).
Weather permitting, there are plenty of beautiful hikes and bike rides that leave from our village. If the winter weather brings snow, there is also downhill and cross-country skiing within an hour drive. One of the most fantastic outdoor farmer's markets occurs every Saturday in nearby Saint Girons. There are also several Cathar castle ruins and medieval towns within an hour drive, as well as the Grotte de Niaux, a famous cave with prehistoric paintings.
So, if you would like a nice, relaxing get away and are a cat lover please contact us!