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Normandy Château

  • This house is in: France, Argentan
  • Dates: variable

About this assignment

An energetic and practical couple sought to care for our home with sensitivity, keeping it (and the gardens) in a condition that's a joy to return to.

Practical people who are looking to do a little work in exchange for a
great place to live are the preferred house sitters.  Honesty and
integrity are a pre requisite, and references will be sought.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Keeping the house and buildings clean.


Keeping the gardens and driveway mowed, trimmed and weeded.

Dealing with any general maintenance or problems arising.

 

What are the good features of the property and location

Private and self-contained accommodation available in gatehouses next to this beautiful small château.  The 3+ hectares of gardens are a mix of lawn, woods, fruit trees of many types, and spring-fed lakes.

The local village (3 miles away) boasts the best bakery I've ever known, and the nearest town has a full complement of hypermarkets, shops of all types, direct trains to Paris (1 hour 40 minutes) and a small airfield for the adventurous.

The house has a rich and wonderful history, and the neighbours are warm and welcoming. 

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

It is a rural area.

We are asking you to do some work in exchange for living in a nice place.

You will need a car.

You will need money.

Broadband is available.

Bills - we will pay standing orders on electricity, water etc and you
to pay for what you use.  We pay
property taxes.

Term is expected to be at least 6 to 9 months - preferably running into a year or more.  From our perspective the longer the better.

 

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