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Help with French property in Dordogne

  • This house is in: France, Monsec
  • Dates: variable
  • Are there any pets to look after?

About this assignment

We are looking for a couple to occupy this property for up to one year to help us to keep the property in good and tidy condition whilst we try to sell it. This may be a long process and any help the prospective housesitters can give us (e.g. some internal/external painting, general small maintenance tasks, and gardening) would be welcomed. The idea is that the housesitter would occupy the property which we will equip with some furnishings on a 'free of rent' basis.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Keeping the garden in a seasonal tidy condition (gardening equipment provided), general maintenance tasks, some painting and decorating as appropriate internally and externally (to be discussed).

What are the good features of the property and location

You would live in the house (two bedrooms, two shower rooms, sitting room, kitchen, office space) situated approximqtely 15 kms from Brantome in Dordogne and 5 kms from Mareuil. There is a large garden with space to grow your own veges if this is of interest to you.

The house is in a quiet hamlet with other towns nearby. The nearest large town is Brantome, which has a weekly farmers' market and two supermarkets, bank, post office, local shops and plenty of restaurants. 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.

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.

You would be required to reimburse us for electricity and water charges used during your stay. Should a firm buyer be found during the period of occupation, we will reimburse any utility costs plus a commission on helping us attract a buyer.

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