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The Good Life in Southern France

France, Roc de Barry, Saint-Jean-de-Barrou, Metropolitan France

Pets

  • Dog(s)

We hand feed them.

Duration

  • Period available: 4 months, 6 hours
  • Starts: 1 May 2021
  • Ends: 31 August 2021

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They have WIFI

About this assignment

Responsible, mature person or couple who LOVES dogs and will care for our family of sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniels like they are your own kids.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Mostly feeding, grooming and cocooning with the 7 Cavaliers. These are pedigree "children" and are as affectionate as they are beautiful. They have a fenced gardens at both houses so do not require walks on leads. They do require daily grooming (combing) to prevent tangles in their coats.
A daily clean up outside and vacuuming the house twice weekly. All food for the dogs will he prepared and frozen. You may leave the house for short outings 1 -2 hours a couple of times a week when you are alone with the dogs. If we are there at the house, you have much more free time. Our fridge and pantry will be stocked with food for you plus we will leave you a supply of good wine. The dogs are used to sleeping in bed with me. Only two snore.

What are the good features of the property and location

We actually own two homes in Southern France: both in idyllic authentic small villages. And both locations and the immediate environs have no cases of Covid-29. One is in a small winegrowers' village in the Aude (postal code 11360) and the other is 3.5 hours away in the verdant, rolling hills of the Gers (also known as Gascony). The Aude home is 20 minutes from the Mediterranean and wonderful tourism villages in the Cathar region. It is also in the heart of the Corbieres' in the Languedoc Rouissillon' notably the largest grape growing region
IN THE WORLD. The market towns and picturesque seaside villages are amazing! These in our opinion are the most unspoiled and friendly parts of France. Both houses are 5 minutes from a full service village (Durban-Corbieres and Plaisance, respectively). The Aude house is an hour to the Spanish border, 40 minutes to the former "First Daughter" Roman outpost of Narbonne, now a thriving small city, and 40 minutes to the lovely Catalan town of Perpignan. This home has a secure stone walled garden' and large, covered outdoor patio and garden with a jacuzzi.
We stay at both homes for periods during thecyear so you will babysit the home/dogs at the location we happen to be staying at when we go away. The Gers home is 1 hour anf 15 minutes from Toulouse and near Marciac, the town that hosts the renoun Jazz Festival every summr. It is 40 minutes to Tarbes and Auch.

Both homes have Wifi and English internet TV with hundreds of channels plus Netflix. Both homes are large with 4 bedrooms and we are happy for housesitters to extend their stays after their assignment to do some sightseeing. Therr is also the possibility that duringva month-long assignment, we will go away 2 weeks out of the 4, so the sittervwill have freedom to sightsee for the time we are at home
We don't usually leave our dog family for more than 2 week at a time.

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

The dogs are the sitter's priority and require you to be with them 95% of the time. They are wonderful, loving companions but there are 7 of them. They will be around you all the time. So bottom line, this sitting opportunity is specifically for dog lovers. I have written 4 books on Cavaliers, which gives you an idea of how precious these babies are to us. The are a young, healthy pack ranging in age from 1 year to 4 years old and as of this writing, none take any medicine. I bred half of them but all the girls are neutered now except for the youngest and we will not leave her during her heat.

Last updated: 21 September 2020
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