Sitters required for 2 horses, and 1 cat.
We are a retired couple (Mike was a motorsport engineer, Gill a languages teacher) who are enjoying our retirement out here in France. We are looking for house and pet sitters to enable us to return to the UK to spend time with our family.
Our Home & Location
Our home is situated in a quiet location just outside the tiny village of Poupas in Tarn et Garonne, south west France, about an hour from Toulouse airport. The house is set in 27 acres of private land in the rolling hills of sunny Gascony. It is a newly restored, traditional stone Gascony farmhouse with a large family kitchen, 4 bedrooms and two cosy sitting rooms both with log burning stoves and central heating for the winter months. We are surrounded by historic towns and picturesque villages and wine lovers are spoilt for choice - Brulhois, St Sardos and Côtes de Gascogne are all produced locally.
Our home has superb views over the neighbouring countryside and our 27 acre site is a haven for wildlife. It is not unusual to see deer, red squirrels, heron and many different birds of prey at close quarters....
The area is steeped in history and French culture. There are good local markets, wonderful for the local produce for which the area is so famous and some excellent local restaurants.
There is no local public transport and the nearest boulangerie and small supermarket are 7km away in Lavit de Lomagne. Larger shopping facilities are about 20 minutes away in Valence d'Agen and St Clar . + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our horses, Rosbay (retired race horse) and Murphy (elderly gentle giant) need to be fed, checked and fussed twice daily. They live out so there is no mucking out to be done! Snowy, our beautiful cat, also lives outside but loves affection and fussing. Her food and water need to be topped up and checked daily. The house needs no special attention other than to be kept clean and tidy and there are plants inside and out that need occasional watering.