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2 months in delightful French countryside

France, Najac, Occitanie


  • Cat(s)
  • Farm animal(s)

2 cats & 2 ducks


  • Period available: 2 months, 6 days
  • Starts: 14 December 2019
  • Ends: 19 February 2020


They have 1 testimonial (view below)


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About this assignment

We are looking for a couple, who like animals and would enjoy living in our spacious and comfortable home situated in the quiet and beautiful surrounding countryside. It would suit responsible, dependable and independent persons who would enjoy the available seclusion, in our home.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

We have 2 cats that are quite independent but they need some attention and feeding twice daily as do our 2 ducks which need occasional feeding. We also have numerous plants in our conservatory that will need some attending over the winter. Besides taking general care of our house, that is about it.

What are the good features of the property and location

Our house is in the middle of beautiful countryside with its own small lake, 2 cats & 2 ducks. There is unlimited Wifi and good mobile phone signal
We are in South western France, in the Aveyron region. Our nearest village is Najac, a unique 13th Century Bastide village.
We have a spacious house a large garden and lake surrounded by farmland and no immediate neighbours.

Our nearest supermarket is less than a 10 minute drive away.

Our nearest town is Villefranche de Rouergue 25 minutes away, with a thriving Thursday market and numerous shops and supermarkets and restaurants.
We have fast Internet and UK & French TV. We have a wood burner as the main source of heating. If you want to relax in our comfortable very quiet home during winter, for about 8/9 weeks, this may be the place for you.

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

You will need a car as there is no public transport except the local train which goes to Toulouse but only runs a few times a day. You will have plenty of time for exploring the surrounding countryside, villages and towns, which are both interesting and pretty stunning.

We would want you to pay for the heating costs & utilities that you use whilst here and keep our cats cared and fed (cat food supplied). You will definitely need your own vehicle as there is no public transport.

If this is for you, please contact us for further details or questions and arrangements.

Last updated: 22 October 2019

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At home in Najac

We were greeted with a very warm welcome and a lovely dinner when we arrived. We had a wonderful time house sitting for this lovely couple and their two mischievous cats of whom brought us lots of laughter during our 5/6 week house sit. Najac is very picturesque place and we enjoyed our time here tremendously. Rita and Gary were very accommodating and helpful and we really enjoyed what time we spent with them. Their home is very cosy, we loved their beautiful garden and even enjoyed a boat ride on the lake one sunny day. Would highly recommend to any future house sitters. Leza & Markus

Leza / Markus, Austria, 15 March, 2017

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