Northern Dordogne countryside - in a small village. Perfect if self sufficient.
After 12 years here running Bed&Breakfast rooms in the adjoining 19th century Chateau de Villars and renting a self catering houses, we will be looking for house sitting assistance from May 2019 until mid September. Our dogs, cats, sheep and chickens will be in residence, us too from time to time, as well as human guests (within the complex but in separate dwellings). We hope to meet a couple who would like to experience the quiet French life in the countryside and are willing to house sit while having other people on site (separate dwellings within the complex) some of the time. Perfect for a couple who enjoy a quiet life and are self sufficient. Villars is a small village!
Our Home & Location
The house sitters will be based in the studio apartment in the Carriage House, which looks out on Chateau de Villars. The studio opens onto a 'boot room' and laundry in one direction, and onto a TV/sitting room. You will be independent of anyone else on the property and no work is required to run the bed & breakfast. My apartment is in the same building but on the second floor. Holidaying guests are in separate buildings (the Chateau and the Summer House). There is a shared pool. There are lovely other villages around - check out Brantome, St Jean de Cole. Perigueux the capital of the Dordogne is 40 minutes away. Just ask me for extra photos! The site does not allow me to post a full complement of photos.
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding and caring for the pets - and the sheep. If we are away for a few days or out during the day, then standing in for us in looking after the property - the pool, for example . Housesitters should have a basic knowledge of French and some prior experience of France. And the necessary passports or visas to be in France and in Schengen for the period of time. No pets please. We'd like to discuss this possibility and see whether there is a match.