Sitter required in beautiful Le Marche Italy to look after our dogs, cats and chickens.
We live in the beautiful Le Marche countryside. We need a house/pet sitter to take care of our friendly dogs, cats, chickens. We have a business in Italy doing property management which keeps us busy. However we do like to go back to the UK now and then to visit family and friends as well as grab the odd short break elsewhere.
Our house is a large farmhouse with our accommodation mainly on the first floor. We have 4 bedrooms an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room as well as a séperate lounge. There's a covered terrace also on the first floor with separate dining table and sitting area. Outside there are extensive lawns a BBQ area, pizza oven, dining table and chairs one in the sun one in the shade, an above ground pool, and garden hammocks, swings etc for lazy afternoon naps. There is also a large olive grove, vegetable garden, herb garden and the chicken house.
Our Home & Location
We live on the outskirts of a medieval village called Servigliano. It is approx 3 minute short drive in the car to the centre. It can also be reached easily by bicicle. There are several restaurants and bars there, a beautiful piazza with ice cream parlours, butchers, fruit and veg shop and small mini market. There is also just outside the piazza a fish monger and larger supermarket , The town also has hairdressers, pizzeria, jewellers and several other small family run shops.
The ski lifts at Sassotteto are about 40 min drive up the mountains and the beach is 25 min drive too. Le Marche is the unspoilt jewel of Italy. A very friendly place with lots to see and do. We have lots of wildlife around us which we see regular. These include deer, porcupines, cinghale, badgers , owls, bats and wolves. There is an abundant of herbs in the garden and Trees including walnut.
Responsibilities & Pets
We would ask that whoever takes the task of looking after our menagerie is primarily an animal lover. Our animals although quite a few are very well behaved and exceptionally easy going. We have a Persian house cat that allowed into the terrace and outside within the grounds which is fenced all around with large gates. The chickens are in a secure enclosure so need feeding and locking into their house at night, and any eggs collecting. The dogs are happy to Be left outside as they have shelter or the summer kitchen can be left open for them whilst you go out to explore the area or go out for an evening. Frankie & Paris usually travel with us when we go away.
As long as the house is as you found it I'm happy. Nothing much to do in the garden except watering pots during the summer, maybe the odd grass cut and a bit of pruning, but not a necessity . The house has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Main kitchen on the first floor with the Main accommodation which has electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and a wood fired Aga/Rayburn. Downstairs is a summer kitchen , with gas hob, fridge and freezer, microwave and all utensils needed. As well as the pizza oven