House sitter/s required from 7 September 2014 to 28th October 2014. Flexible. Large house with all facilities. In a beautiful part of the country (alt 500m) and just outside a small village. (department 65) in the foothills of the High Pyrenees mountains. We have 2 very friendly cats (sisters) and 2 border Collies (brother and half-sister). We also have two docile horses and we need you to have had some basic experience with horses. Riding not included!
We are about 30 minutes from Tarbes or Lourdes and Bagneres de Bigorre is our nearest town (7 mins)
Apart from exercising the dogs, feeding the cats and checking the horses, we just want the house looked after. There are several neighbours who will be around if needed. There are plenty of things to do and some magnificent walks, several famous grottos and the Pic du Midi to visit. The area where we live is a small hidden gem of the High-Pyrenees called the Baronnies and has about 21 very small unspoilt villages. (Check it out on Google!) We hope you take advantage of your stay here. You will need a car when you are here and if needed we can lend you our old but happy Toyota Landcruiser, insured for you of course. From the UK and if you do not have a car, we suggest flights from London Stansted Ryanair to LOURDES which is about 30 minutes from the house. You can also fly in to PAU (1hr) to TOULOUSE (1.5hrs) with Easyjet and others. If you have a car we are flexible.
We are in the country but 5 minutes from Bagneres de Bigorre. This is a large house with excellent accommodation. The house has two parts (connected) and the "Gites" has two double bedrooms so you can even come as a small family! French TV/ Media centre and lots of films and music. WiFi etc. We are in a beautiful part of France called Les Baronnies, inthe foothills of the Pyrenees yet close enough to large towns and airports!
Some basic experience with handling horses. (Not riding, grooming etc.) Please supply references. You will need a car ! However we are happy to let you drive our Toyota land cruiser. (old model)
If you are interested please contact us asap and we can chat by Skype or Facetime (Apple)