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Spring in Dordogne, France

  • This house is in: France, Bars
  • Period available: 2 months
  • Starts: 15 March 2015
  • Ends: 31 May 2015

About this assignment

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable couple to act as guardians for our property during our absence in the Spring of 2015. The assignment would commence early March and run through to end May 2015.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

General care and cleaning of the three houses on the property, seasonal gardening duties including pruning and grass cutting and any other light maintenance projects that could be done during your stay, Our swimming pool will be closed during the early part of your stay and not opened we return from our trip in mid-May.

What are the good features of the property and location

Our property is situated approximqtely 15kms from Montignac in Dordogne and is set on a wooded hillside in a tranquil location. Our neighbours are English and also have housesitters during spring and autumn, so good contact if an emergency should arise. The nearest large town is Montignac, a delightful small town (famous for the Lascaux caves). It has a weekly farmers' market and modern supermarkets just outside of the town. There are lots of places of interest within an easy drive from our property, e.g. Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Perigueux (capital city of the Region), Dordogne River and the castles and chateaux of the region. You will be accommodated in the main house which has electric heating in all rooms and is fully equipped with full size cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier, UK Freesat television, dvd player and wifi. We will be responsible for paying for all gas, electricity and water during your stay and the cost of internet but calls are chargeable.

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

You will need to have your own car for getting about the local area as the property is in the countryside and 6 kms from the nearest town for shopping which is Rouffignac St Cernin. This has a small supermarket and weekly farmers' market as well as bank and post office and a couple of small restaurants and a bakery.

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