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Secluded farmhouse with pool

  • Location: France, St Ost
  • Period available: 1 month, 1 day
  • Starts: 27 September 2018
  • Ends: 29 October 2018
  • Testimonials: They have 2 testimonials (view below)
  • Pets: There are no pets to look after
  • Last updated: 9 September 2018

About this assignment

Responsible types who will enjoy the old house and its tranquil surroundings and help keep things in reasonable order during my absence volunteering in Greece with a refugee support group.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

During warm and dry weather to water a number of pot plants and others vulnerable to drought, and to carry out a bit of basic pool and other maintenance if weather conditions require. This now being autumn there will be scope for some pruning in shrubbery and leaf-raking from pool , but otherwise it's "the season of mellow fruitfulness"...so, any storms aside, very tranquil :-) .

What are the good features of the property and location

Very secluded and tranquil with views down the valley to the Pyrenees, plenty of space inside and out. Wifi, Orange TV, DVD player, plenty of books etc

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

Own transport is required as it is 10km through the lanes to either Castelnau Magnoac or Trie sur Baise and shops and services. Nearest bakery and cafe/restaurant at 3km. Daily markets in surrounding villages and towns.

Testimonials

You'll never want to leave!

Thank you so much Simon for a such a great opportunity to share your home in France - and what a place it is! We stayed in this beautiful rambling farmhouse for 5/6 weeks and had the time of our lives. Simon is one of the most interesting and caring people we have ever met and his home is also interesting, relaxing and comfortable. The house has enough accommodation for a small army but still cosy with everything you could wish for. We didn’t have any animals to look after apart from the resident Pine Martens which added a new experience for us. The area where the house is located is rural and beautiful especially when the sunflowers are in bloom. So many places to go and see or just relax by the pool looking out at the Pyrenees on the horizon, it is absolute bliss! This is the one place that is constantly on our minds and would return tomorrow if we were invited. Any openings for 2018 Simon?

David, Australia, 11 October, 2017

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  • Gave good instructions

Fantastic Home and Home Owner

We had the pleasure of housesitting for Simon as our first house sit arranged by a website and it was a fantastic experience. Set in the countryside, it is near to lovely villages that often have festival events in the summer. Simon is a gem of a person, who had lots of great info for us and made us feel incredibly welcome and at home. We still talk about the great time we spent there. He gave clear instructions and we were able to communicate via email if there were any problems (there weren't).

Sharon, Canada, 02 November, 2016

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  • Gave good instructions
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