Historic relais in rural France

House Sitter Needed for Username: relais   


Posted or Updated: Sep 25,2023   Reviews (1)   Applications: 4

rural hamlet, near ruffec
Charente,poitou charentes France

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From: Dec 16,23  
To:      Jan 20,24
Days:  36, Short Medium Term Flexible dates

Our beautiful 17th century house is located in a very friendly small hamlet in rural France, 8 kilometres from the nearest town, but within 1.5k of a boulangerie, bar and restaurants.

The house is large and comfortable with charentais stone floors, a stone staircase and huge fireplaces with tons of other original features. It has 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, a number of entertaining rooms and a manageable garden.

There is electric heating throughout, with a log burner and an open log fire in the main sitting rooms. We have a 'femme de ménage' and a gardener who come weekly to perform routine tasks and English/French speaking friends nearby to help with language issues if necessary.

The house is built on a number of levels, so there are steps and staircases in various places throughout. And although in very rural France, we have english and French TV and Wifi. 

We are 140k from the coast (La Rochelle) and 40 minutes from Angouleme and Poitiers which have all the normal amenities of cities. Locally, we have a modest array of attractions including chateaux, Romanesque and Templar churches and roman remains. Beautiful walks, cycling, fishing etc.are at our doorstep. As there is no public transport a car is essential, though it may be possible to provide one for the sitters' use.

We would like cat loving sitter(s) to care for the house and our two small cats. 

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Remarkable Hosts & Plenty to See & Do ”

Sit Dates Apr-6-23 - Apr-23-23 Sitter NowR3tired, Member Since Aug-4-22

Veronica and Frank are incredible people and our newest best friends.  They were super helpful with our travel arrangements and ensuring that we were able to do everything that we wanted while we were in Charente.  We were able to visit La Rochelle, Cognac, Oradour-sur-Glane, and several great local fresh markets.  Their hospitality was amazing.  They treated us like old friends.  Their home and community were gorgeous.  And Etta and Fizz were precious.  We would love to have the opportunity to housesit for Veronica and Frank again.

Rob & Sheila Goodfellow
Fort Smith, AR

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