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France, Soudan, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


  • Farm animal(s)


  • Period available: 1 month, 1 week
  • Starts: 16 May 2023
  • Ends: 25 June 2023


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About this assignment

Small farm in France. We are looking for a couple to care for our 2 Labradors a couple of ducks plus a small flock of sheep that need very little care.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

The dogs need to be walked at least once when it is cool
Grass would need to be cut each week during summer months. We have a sit and ride as well as a self propelled mower. The pathway will need to be weeded but this is easy as we have a large spray bottle that you fill and does most of the work for you. There will also be some strimming to be done. As for the sheep all you have to do is make sure they have clean water and count them every day. The house must be kept clean and tidy and hoover every day having 2 dogs does give off a lot of hair. Maggie and Winston have some chicken with their biscuits morning and evening . Ducks feed twice a day given water when needed and 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar needs to be added to water.

What are the good features of the property and location

Old farmhouse in the country with very large garden for relaxation. Situated between Niort and Poitiers and about 1 hour from La Rochelle.
Countryside is very relaxing. We do have neighbours near by but most of them work. Guy who is retired and lives just down the lane would be more than happy to converse with you. We have 3 supermarkets and restaurants close by ( 10/15 mins), A Boulangerie and Restaurant in the village with extremely good food, bread and cakes etc. House is easy to look after . Weather is normally very good here. We have 2 pedal bikes for you to use if you wished to do so.
There is a large TV in your bedroom with English TV and Netflix A BBQ is also available for you to use. Please note we are in the process of reroofing all the outbuilding therefore there are a lot of tiles dotted about outside.
Tourist Atractions near by.
The Tumulus of Bougon or Necropolis of Bougon located in Bougon near La-Mothe-Saint-Héray, between Exoudon and Pamproux

Arboretum du Chemin de la Découverte

Site antique de Sanxay

Musée du Poitou Protestant

Silver Mine Frankish kings

Abbaye Royale de Celles-sur-Belle

There is a really nice walk in Exireuil (5 mins away) Le Puits D'enfer.

Marais Poitevin Regionel Parc Natural

La Rochelle with it's beautiful beaches and old and new ports

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

Note we are in the country not very remote but there is only 1 bus a day which leaves at 7 am and returns at 7 pm Monday to Friday therefore car is needed. Our home is very clean and comfortable but,you will find a lot of full and broken roof tiles dotted about the gardens as we are just starting the reroof the outbuildings.

Last updated: 12 January 2023
5 sitters have applied for this assignment

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Housesitting in Soudan

Housesitting for Norma and Phil was really great. They both are very friendly and made us feel that we are welcome at their house. Everything was well explained and prepared for us to take care of animals. Their fur babies, Maggie and Winston, are very lovely, we didn't have any trouble with them and became friends very soon. Norma also prepared for us some tasty meals for couple of days ahead. Besides, when needed, Phil and Norma were ready to help and give advice very quickly. Overall, we met two nice people, two nice dogs, two nice ducks, twelve nice sheep and explored nice places around :)

Pavel, Czech Republic, 25 November, 2022

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions