Animal loving sitters needed - South of France
Hi, we're looking for a trustworthy couple or individual, to house-sit and look after our friendly horses, donkeys, dogs, cat and chickens. Our next trip is August 2018 for 1 week and again in September and October. High speed internet (in house and in pool house), restaurant, bar and all amenities are in the village (2 minutes in car, 25 minutes on foot). Great scenery and a very tranquil setting to be enjoyed!
Our Home & Location
We're located on the edge of the Ariege Pyrenees Natural Park, in a lovely setting with 360 degree views of hills and you can even see the mountains. We have 14 hectares surrounding the house, including accessible woodland for walks, no neighbours close by (nearest are 1km away but are really friendly and helpful).
There is a large, in-ground pool, with pool house/summer kitchen, sun terraces and wonderful views. Although you can see the mountains, we have a Mediterranean climate (long dry and warm summers, short mild winters). The animals are gentle and friendly! The village is just under 2km away (walkable or a short drive/cycle) and has an award-winning organic restaurant, a great Belgian beer bar, a pizzeria, doctors, pharmacy, bakers, butchers and mini-market. There is a weekly market. Supermarkets and other restaurants are 10 minutes drive away. 30 minutes to Foix with it's amazing chateau, 25 minutes to St Girons, nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Responsibilities & Pets
feed and water cat and 2 dogs (no walking required)
feed and water chickens, close their house at night and open again in morning. Sweep out their stable as needed...
check over the horses (5) and donkeys (2)
check horses water, fly masks are on and poo pick (45 mins work per day)
feed and check water for tortoise each day
check vegetables are getting enough water via their automatic watering system (you can help yourselves to any vegetables, fruit or nuts)! + More info