Pet sitter for our home near Carcassonne
We are looking for a pet lover to look after our 2 dogs and cat. Our black labrador called Oscar is 4 and full of life and vitality. He likes nothing better than chasing a ball around, which we do in the garden, which is a couple of acres. Wally, our golden retriever is 5 and is a bit more laid back than Oscar, but also loves a good run around! Our cat called Smudge is 3, loves sleeping, eating and little bit of hunting. she never scratches or bites, but is not too keen on being picked up.
We have a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home about 10 kilometres from Carcassonne, bordered by a river and set in 4 acres of grounds. We run a B&B and yurt business, but close the yurts down over the winter and do not run the B&B when we are away. Sam, my wife and I are both lawyers. Sam works from home doing legal recruitment and I run the hospitality business. We have 2 children, Charlie, who is studying at Cardiff University and Olivia, who is at school in Carcassonne.
Our Home & Location
We are located 10 kilometres from Carcassonne, with the medieval castle and main town with all amenities. Our village Conques sur Orbiel is a 30 minute walk though the vines or 2 minutes in the car and there is a good restaurant, bar, bakery, hairdressers, tabac, post office, etc. We are 2 minutes drive from the Canal du midi and on the edge of the Black Mountains. The Pyrenees and Med beaches are an hour away and you can get to Spain in 1.5 hours.
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like house sitters to stay in the house, to keep an eye on things and look after our pets. That would mean feeding, walking the dogs daily - we have lovely little roads through the vines right next to the house, plus the forest bordering the Black mountains, which is very pretty. The dogs also like a run around in the gardens, but spend most of their time just lazing around.