I am looking for a cat/house sitter for some three months starting as soon as possible to look after a very sweet 3-yr cat while my neighbour is away. The cottage and garden is in a private estate one and a half hours drive S-E from Florence in the heart of St. Francis countryside and a 7 minute drive from the historic medieval town of Anghiari. Nearest local shop is 2 kms down the gravel road.
Loco the cat likes to be outdoors a lot but can equally spend hours curled up sleeping in his basket indoors or in his hide-away 'shed'. He is independent but definitely needs human company - and vigorous drying with a towel when he comes in from the rain!
The cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and an open living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen downstairs. It is one of a cluster of three rural houses along a gravel road a few hundred yards from a splendid Renaissance Villa and a Franciscan convent on the hill top above. There is TV, good internet connection, a pianola and heating is with a pellet-burning stove connected to the radiators. Ample wood for the fireplace will be available throughout your stay and 15 bags of pellets for the stove also when you arrive to help settle in. Perfect for a lover of nature, country walks, and regeneration of spirit! Car required. (Very sporadic public transport). .