Experienced horse / dog carer for large peregordine house near Bergerac
We are Rob and Lorraine Tyler, we are looking for an experienced horse/dog sitter for our 2 terriers and 3 cob horses .
We live in a rural property ( with neighbours) in the beautiful dordogne south west France near Bergerac ( 15 mins by car) local shops for cafe , boulangerie , post office is 5 mins drive so you would need a car to get about.
We are lucky as we live within an hour for tourist attractions and of course 15 mins to Bergerac with all commerce, supermarkets, weekly markets , shops , bowling , cinema etc...
The beautiful village of Sarlet , the setting for many films is about and hour 20 mins , stylish Bordeaux for shopping and art galleries is just over an hour away.
The summers here are long and hot , the villages come alive with night markets, vide Greniers ( car boots !) fetes , brocante sales , firework displays.
Bergerac is a beautiful town set on the dordogne river, with fabulous restaurants, river cruises and little cafes , beautiful and mesmerizing architecture and twice weekly street market , selling local produce, walnuts, cheeses, wines , in fact everything!
Like any main tourist area quiet in the winter months , but not the markets which thrive all year, in fact you could visit a market everyday of the week...the French love their markets and rightly so for fabulous seasonal goods , oyster markets at Christmas and fish markets on Fridays.
The winters here can be very cold but very short lived !
But if you are looking for a busy town with walk to facilities then this wouldn't suit, on the other hand if you want a romantic get away from it all Xmas, log fire, good wines, home cooked food with local produce then it certainly is!
During the Xmas period there are Xmas markets and fairs scattered throughout the region.
We are easy going, friendly and accommodating.
Please supply refs ( house sitter , personal /employment )
We live in a large 5 bed peregordine house sitting in 2 acre garden ( fully enclosed and fenced ) the horses are housed in paddocks at the end of garden .
The animals are easy to look after and follow routine.
In return we need someone who understands and has recent hands on experience of horses (ideally horse owner), dogs , and their needs, who will keep them safe and well looked after and use initiative and common sense .
Looking forward to hearing from you.x + More info
Our Home & Location
Double bedrooms, on ground floor level, bathroom with shower/bath
Kitchen breakfast room with log burne...
Large lounge / diner with log burner , English tv, Internet , board games/cards. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Responsibilities would be, feed horses morning and evening, check water, check and change rugs if necessary , pick out and check feet .
Feed and fuss dogs, walk , lovely walk around Chemin ( bridle way) we have a 2 acre enclosed garden so a little ball play would be good !
Generally keep house clean, empty wood burners after use .
Just keep animals safe and looked after .
We would request that the dogs not be left on their own for more than 4 hours a day / night and horses evening feed is done before dark for safety as they are fed in the field .
We have Internet, English tv, central heating and wood burners in kitchen and lounge.
December 2016 | Emma