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Lovely remote cottage in the Languedoc

  • This house is in: France, PrĂ©mian
  • Period available: 6 months
  • Starts: 1 September 2015
  • Ends: 1 April 2016
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    dog, cat, donkeys

About this assignment

We're looking for a family or a couple who are fun, responsible and who adore nature, animals and the outdoor life. You'll be responsible for our property, which includes your cottage and our farmhouse and also for feeding our animals (see below). We'll be back and forth, living in our own accommodation next door, so we're looking for friends as well as good neighbours. Knowledge of French is useful but not essential.
We're currently looking to cover the dates 1st September 2014 to 1st April 2016. Please send us a skype contact with your application so we can set up a video conversation.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

We have animals (donkeys, cat, dog) so you would be in charge of looking after these, including walking the dog every day. There are also some weeding and watering tasks - and general gardening if you're keen!

What are the good features of the property and location

The cottage is in the staggeringly beautiful Haut-Languedoc region of southern France. A perfect place to go hiking, cycling, hill-walking and river swimming. In the winter there's a small cross country ski station forty minutes drive up the hill. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen and a nice living room with a wood-burning stove which chucks out a lot of heat and keeps the whole place very cosy. It's the perfect place to relax and get away from it all, to get closer to nature. A brilliant place to write (I've already written one novel here!)

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

It's remote - The nearest village with a shop is a 2km walk away, the nearest supermarket a 13km bicycle or car ride. It's a special, wild and beautiful place - for a special, wild and interesting couple or family!

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