Couple needed as caretakers to a beautiful house in France
We are an English family who lived in France for many years but have now moved back to England. We have kept our beautiful country house in Burgundy which we now only use from time to time.
We are looking for a kind, friendly, reliable and resourceful independent couple, with good DIY, general maintenance and gardening skills along with excellent references, to live in the cottage and look after the house and keep the garden to a high standard. A good working knowledge of French would be very helpful. PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE A COUPLE WITHOUT CHILDREN OR PETS!
Our Home & Location
The couple will have their own cottage with a little garden, and except when we are there or have visitors, they will have full use of our extensive garden with tennis court, swimming pool, BBQ, etc. We also have a vegetable garden which they are welcome to plant up and to help themselves to. There is a river at the end of the garden for fishing.
The village community is very friendly and newcomers are always given a warm welcome. Shops are only 5 minutes drive. It is a beautiful area steeped in history, gastronomy, wine... between Auxerre and Chablis. There is plenty to do, great places to visit and interesting areas to explore....
The perfect opportunity for a couple wanting a change of scene... + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
To live in the caretaker's cottage and keep an eye on the house and garden.
Looking after the poultry....
General maintenance, letting in cleaners, gardener or workmen when needed, dealing with any admin/post and updating Alice once a week etc.
Pool maintenance (in season), sweeping tennis court,
Being discreet when we are staying in the main house + More info
May 2018 | Chrystine