We are looking for a house sitter in September 2019 who will take care of our gorgeous, then three-and-a-half-year old calico cat Gusta. Gusta is a 100% house cat, very happy and sociable once she gets over her initial shyness with strangers. She loves playing and is used to lots of love, cuddles and attention. Obviously she would have to be fed and watered and her litter tray emptied.
You would look after and live on the top two floors of our restored farmhouse in the hilltop village of peaceful, rural Canalicchio (province of Perugia). At that time of year the pool requires maintaining and cleaning (and swimming in) and the garden needs little attention but flower pots are watered, the frequency depending on the weather. The vegetable patch still yields (organic) tomatoes and aubergines and such - so you would harvest and hopefully consume the produce. You would have a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom, well-equipped kitchen (fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, dining area) and laundry (washing machine and dryer), a living room with open fire place and pellet-burning stove (the main source of heat if needed), SKY TV and the whole house has fast connection wi-fi. There is a piano to play and a crosstrainer to exercise on. The views are stupendous.
There is a restaurant in walking distance and there are many lovely walks from the front door. The nearest supermarket, cash machine, pharmacy etc are in Collepepe, ten minutes drive away. There are more good restaurants and pizzerias there, too. For even more choice of everything you drive to Marsciano (15 minutes drive away). It has a market on Mondays.
We are, literally, located in the heart of Umbria with Assisi, Todi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Perugia and many other towns within easy reach.