House and dog sitting. Several walks per day for the dogs as we do not have a garden.
We require 2 people to mainly look after our 2 dogs.
Boudie is a 9 year old Heinz Variety - mostly a French chien de chasse and will chase just about anything, mostly his ball hopefully! He is medium sized, very hairy and as stubborn as a mule, at times....
Maggie is a 7 year old rescue dog (she was badly treated by her early carers - mainly huntsmen it seems). Her breed is mostly Grand Griffon Vendeen - another hunt dog with long fur, an affectionate nature but still quite anxious with newcomers and is the laziest hunt dog I have ever come across.
We normally take them out for 2 long and 2 short walks per da, as we do not have a garden in the Chambres D'Hotes that we operate here in S France. + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in and run a Chambres D'Hotes, in a small town (Esperaza) in the Aude department in Southern France.
The business would be closed during our absence as we only require good quality dog care....
The house has 5 bedrooms (all en suite) and is a former maitre de maison house (a former Hat makers management house). There is ample room inside but just a terrace and balcony as outside space. We are situated opposite the river Aude, offering a delightful and restful view.
There are many facilities in the town - shops, bank, post office, hairdressers, doctor etc etc. and we are surrounded by glorious countryside - great for walking enthusiasts. There is also a wonderful array of historical venues to choose from, not least Carcassonne and we are only 10 minutes from the (in)famous Rennes Le Chateau.
We are approximately 1.5 hours drive from the coast and the ski resorts of the lower Pyrenees. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
As above and just keeping an eye on the house - very little else