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PRETTY HOUSE in the DORDOGNE

France, Champagne-et-Fontaine, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pets

  • Cat(s)

Duration

  • Period available: 2 weeks, 3 days
  • Starts: 1 February 2020
  • Ends: 18 February 2020

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

We are looking for a mature, responsible, reliable couple to look after our 2 cats primarily, but also our house. The house is easy to maintain, with 3 bedrooms and there is a lovely half acre garden with mini orchard and vegetable patch. The cats are 13 year old brother and sister Honey & Tigger and have lived in France with us for 12 years. They are quite timid when they first meet you, but once they get to know you, are very friendly.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

The main task is taking care of Honey and Tigger and giving them lots of attention. Honey is quite vocal and like people, whereas Tigger is more timid and although he likes to be stroked, tends to be less vocal. Obviously keeping the house clean & tidy and checking the pool now and then, although this will be put to bed for the Winter. There will be very little to do in the garden at this time of year, but if you like to garden then perhaps a little weeding here and there.

What are the good features of the property and location

A lovely tranquil area, ideal for getting away from it all. Our house is situated on the edge of a pretty village which has a shop selling fresh bread, croissants & other essentials, a post office and a small bar all within walking distance. The beautiful rolling green countryside is all around us and the area is steeped in history. Lots to see, walking, biking or driving.




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

Experience in housesitting and a love of cats. You will need a car, as nearest airport is Bergerac about 1 hour and 10 mins away. Sorry no small children or pets. References required.

Last updated: 10 November 2019

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Testimonials

Beautiful home in the Dordogne

We were very lucky to be chosen to house and cat sit for Julie & Mark in June 2019. Julie & Mark are a very friendly couple and welcomed us in to their home. We had a wonderful time looking after their 2 cats, Honey & Tigger, they are adorable cats, so sweet and lovable and no trouble to look after. The house is really beautiful in every way, it has a large pretty garden and a beautiful swimming pool. We were given good instructions as to what to do in the garden etc. and we were lucky enough to enjoy the cherries off their tree and the raspberries and strawberries from their garden. There are some pretty villages nearby with some good restaurants ( especially enjoyed Chez Moran ). Julie kept in contact regularly throughout our stay. We had a lovely time and hope to go again. Steve & Jane

Stephen, United Kingdom, 12 October, 2019

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

Champagne and sunshine

This was a lovely house sit, Mark and Julie were really welcoming and helpful, they were genuinely lovely people. It was a delight to stay in their beautiful home. The cats Tigger and Honey were very laid back and easy and enjoyed our company. As long as they were fed and watered! Champagne is a quiet community but situated within easy reach of some lovely villages and rivers throughout the region. Mark and Julie were easily contacted while away and any issues resolved quickly. We hope they will invite us back sometime in the future.

Janet, United Kingdom, 24 February, 2019

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

House sitting chez Mcmillan

A lovely quiet place, with very easy going cats and chickens! Contacting the owners was very easy and friendly, at any time. We had a great time there and would recommend it to anyone in search of a relaxing time away from crowds.

Christine, New Zealand, 08 January, 2019

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

Great Area - Great house - lovely people

Julie and Mark went out of ther way to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Tig, Honey and the chickens were no trouble. The house has every amenity including a great pool and sun terrace. Helpful written instructions were provided and they kept in touch during our stay.

Ray, United Kingdom, 01 January, 2019

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

Comfortable home in a peaceful area

We were there for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Year and Julie and Mark made sure we had everything we needed and enough wood for the stoves to keep us warm. Looking after Honey and Tigger and the chickens was easy. The nearest supermarket,Super U,is only just over 10 mins drive away and all details of restaurants and the surrounding area was provided. Even though the weather was very frosty and also there was a lot of rain, we enjoyed our house sit.

Ray, United Kingdom, 01 January, 2019

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

Highly recommended sit

Julie and Mark are an extremely friendly and hospitable couple. Their lovely, comfortable home is set in beautiful countryside making walking, or just sitting on the terrace admiring the view, a real pleasure. Tigger and Honey, their cats, are no trouble to care for and likewise the chickens, Henry and the girls, are very amusing, and kindly produce lovely eggs. So, all in all, a very nice place. Try it! Sheila & Peter, France

Peter, France, 14 October, 2017

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