Hello! We are looking for trustworthy, responsible sitters who will enjoy quiet, rural living in a beautiful house on the edge of a rustic Bulgarian village. Responsibilities will vary on the season, but the main thing will be to look after our home, garden and friendly animals.
Due to the remote location of the village we would like the sitter to have their own transport.
We are a young British couple who moved to Bulgaria in early 2015 to live the simple life! People who would like to experience this kind of living would love it here!
Feeding the animals is the biggest priority as well as taking the dog for walks as often as you care to in the surrounding countryside. We have our 'inside' pets - a cat and a dog, as well as some garden animals - several chickens (you can collect and eat the eggs), rabbits and 2 young goats. They are all low maintence and you don't need previous experience to take care of them. The other responsibility will be to water the vegetable garden and to harvest (and eat) any vegetables that are ready!
The house is situated on the edge of a rustic Bulgarian village surrounded by forests and hills. The village is beautiful with stone houses, wood fires and very friendly locals. There are many fantastic walks in the surrounding countryside straight from our doorstep.
The local town (10km) has a variety of shops and supermarkets that sell everything you may need. There is also a local fruit and vegetable market every Friday which is wonderful.
We are located in southern central Bulgaria and to explore the rest of the country from here is easy. There are a number of tourist attractions within driving distance, including the city of Plovdiv which is renowned for its beautifully preserved Roman ruins and cultural centre.
The house is a traditional, stone village house which we have recently renovated, as it was uninhabitable when we bought it 6 years ago. As well as indoor bedrooms, kitchen, living room and toilet, we also have a summer kitchen with large BBQ and an outside composting toilet and solar shower. There is also an above ground pool to help you cool off on those long summer days! It is a very quiet village so may suit people who want sometime to write or paint or just wish to relax with local wine in a beautiful area of the world!
The house itself is newly renovated with all modern conveniences including fast internet connection.