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FRANCE Near Lourdes, foothills High Pyrenees. Animals. Very comfortable house

  • This house is in: France, Uzer 65200
  • Period available: 1 month
  • Starts: 7 October 2015
  • Ends: 24 November 2015
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    a cat, a Border Collie and a horse.

About this assignment

House sitter/s required from 7 October 2015 to 28th November 2015 - 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 a very friendly but timid cat and a Border Collie. We also have a docile horse 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)

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Apart from exercising our dog, feeding the cat and checking the horse, 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 "Les 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. They also fly in to PAU (1hr). Alternatively TOULOUSE (1.5hrs) with Easyjet and others. If you have a car we are flexible.

What are the good features of the property and location

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/ UK Limited. Media centre and lots of films and music. WiFi etc. We are in a beautiful part of France called Les Baronnies, in the foothills of the Pyrenees yet close enough to large towns and airports!

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

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)

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