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Rustic farmhouse in Portugal with two small dogs

  • This house is in: Portugal, Oleiros
  • Dates: variable

About this assignment

We are looking for a housesitter (or two!) to look after our farmhouse in hilly central Portugal and our two cheeky terriers for several months.

We don't know how long we are going to be in the UK, so would like a sitter who can be flexible. If you need to stay on a bit after we return then that's totally fine. 
We'd like you to be honest and trustworthy, (of course!) to love dogs and be familiar with their ways..

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

We need someone to water our new trees and small veg patch and keep the
dogs alive and happy.

What are the good features of the property and location

It is in a very beautiful and deserted valley full of olive tree
terraces. It's a 15 mins drive to Oleiros, a bustling market town with
lots of nice restaurants and a similar length drive to Alvaro where you can swim in the stunning river-lake of Cabril.

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

The house hasn't been renovated yet and so conditions are rather rustic, but there is a fairly basic kitchen and bathroom. 

Also, just a note to those who absolutely need the internet for work - we don't have it yet! It is possible to get a dongle for casual use at a reasonable cost, and there is internet access in our local town of Oleiros, but this is not the situation for those who need to be online 24/7. 
There is no TV, but plenty of DVDs if you have a laptop.. but this situation would probably suit people who don't need that much external stimulation and who love nature, and love peace and quiet. It's a good place to write a novel!

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