We are a British couple in our fifties who have spent the last 14 years living in France. We have recently moved house to a really stunning location in the south Vendee. We have several chickens, a rabbit and 2 very cute kittens which need feeding and fussing (well the cats do). Our nearest neighbours are within ½ Km and whilst friends would happily come and do the feeding,
Our 18th century farmhouse house is set in a spectacular and peaceful valley location with 2 lakes and approximately 1.5 Hectares of land, including a large veg patch and orchard area. Whilst the house needs updating, it is very comfortable, with all mod cons, including UK TV, WiFi Broadband internet access, central heating and a wood burner.
We are looking for a reliable couple (non smokers, at least not in the house) to look after our house and animals for a 12 day period from 30th of November whilst we are back in the UK. We would prefer it if our housesitters could arrive for a night and day before we leave i.e.arrive on the 29th with us leaving on the morning of the 1st to get up to speed. We will return on the 11th December, but if staying a little longer would help, we would be happy to accommodate you. If you enjoy gardening, any work done would be greatly appreciated, but other than watering is not essential. Your own transport would be needed as the nearest supermarket is 10 minutes away by car. Our neighbours are very friendly and if you wish to practise your French they would be most accommodating. We also have English friends nearby who would be able to help out if you had any problems.