House Sitters required for a property near St Emilion, Bordeaux region - SW France
This beautiful house is in a small wine producing village 10 mins drive from St Emilion in the Bordeaux region of SW France. We spend most of the year in the UK in order to work and be near our children; hence we are looking for house sitters to look after the property & be responsible for the security. Would suit anyone who likes the countryside. We are looking for someone who will make looking after this beautiful property their sole priority.
Initially looking for sitters Sept-Dec 2018 but can be a longer sit Sept-end Feb 2019.
Our Home & Location
The house sitters have a double room in the self contained guest house with their own bathroom& own kitchen/ sitting room. There is WiFi. The autumn here can be sunny with warm days and cooler nights and winter here is a shorter than in the UK . Ideally a knowledge of basic french would be helpful. A car is necessary as it is a rural location and there is no public transport. Would suit a couple who are happy to do gardening, watering the plants, mowing & keeping the house aired. Security is a priority so we are looking for someone committed to being on the property not wanting to travel around. There are no animals. We are going to have some work done in the house so the house sitters need to be around to let tradesmen in & send us frequent reports/ photos. We may come over from time to time. Not suitable for a family or someone with pets.
Responsibilities & Pets
The primary responsibility is to maintain the security of the property. Second to that : In the event of a storm, check that water hasn't come in. See that the heat pump functions during the Winter to provide heat for the main house. Run the taps and flush the toilets weekly, There is additional cleaning help , if we come over need to take our laundry to the laundrette. Maintaining the lawns, mowing regularly, weeding. There is additional garden help twice a month during the winter.
October 2017 | Kara