We would like a responcible single or couple with their own income to look after our pets and house from March to November We have a rustic, small 3 bed house and outbuildings, 4 friendly but boisterous dogs, numerous cats, hens, geese, 2 goats and a Shetland pony. Sounds a lot but feeds twice a day and two daily dog walks and some mucking out is all that's required.
Our house is situated in an acre of land with no neighbours although a good sized town is only 5 miles away.
We need sitters that can solidly commit to 8 months of the year, that are able bodied and calm, love and experience of animals and a love of each other plus have a love of France and rural life. Our house is not luxurious but is comfortably furnished and includes wood heating, wifi, UK and French TV, DVD, music systems and a games console. Days out of around 5 hours max are ok but overnight stay aways are not. There is a basic French car available if required. The nearby town has four supermarkets and a weekly French market and lots of shops. There is a local friend on hand for maintenance issues although an ability to perform basic DIY tasks would be an advantage. Physically ability is required for moving grain sacks and using a garden tractor and trimmer. All utilities are paid for...you would only need to buy food although there is a supply of free fresh eggs from our hens.