Beautiful house in the Dordogne, France, with two black cats (handsome but not beautiful!).
Gerry and I bought our house in France last October. Gerry still works in the London and we travel back to the UK frequently. We have lovely neighbours who will feed the cats, but we would like the house to be occupied and the cats to have company if we are away for more than a few days.
Parts of the house date back to the C11th and it is unique in its layout and charm. There is a big garden, a pool (open in summer months only) and plenty of space to lose oneself!...
The house now feels like home, and although we still have some bits and pieces to buy, it is extremely comfortable and welcoming. + More info
Our Home & Location
The house is situated between two small towns- Le Buisson-de-Cadouin and Le Bugue....5 minutes drive either way. We are situated on a hill with magnificent views over the valley, and we are very close (but not too close!) to the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. Bike rides, canoeing, sight-seeing are all available in the area. The Dordogne has many beautiful attractions and we are only 40 mins from Bergerac airport.
Responsibilities & Pets
The cats, Max and Ziggy are microchipped and we have a cat flap that allows only them in and out.
They need feeding in the mornings, around 5.30pm and then a small snack before bedtime! They tend to sleep either in the kitchen or on our bed....
There are two sets of stairs in the house and Ziggs is slightly arthritic and therefore is a bit slow on them, but otherwise they are both in good health. They're enjoying living in France....they have rediscovered their love of climbing trees and exploring the world!
The house doesn't really need any specific maintenance. There is a salt-water bucket that need emptying occasionally (when full) but other than that it all works very smoothly. If the sitters were to feel like mowing the lawn that would be great- we have two sit-on mowers. Depending on the time of year, the pool might need cleaning with the robot- very easy to do. + More info