26 June – 2 July – Housesit and Petsit in Cazorla , Jaén , SPAIN

Abedules

26 June – 2 July – Housesit and Petsit in Cazorla , Jaén , SPAIN

  • This position has been filled
  • Cazorla , Jaén , Spain
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Date from: 2024-06-26
  • Date to: 2024-07-02
  • Pets: Domestic cats, domestic dogs
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening

Description

WHO WE ARE –
My wife Diana and I moved here about 20years ago and converted our Cortijo (Farmhouse) for the purpose of running a small self-catering business which we thoroughly enjoy whilst indulging ourselves in the culture of this rural Spanish area.
We are both past our “official” retirement age but have plenty of time for our cats and dogs including taking time off to visit family and friends across Spain and the UK.

Although not fluent in the language we enjoy the challenges and camaraderie mixing with our guests, the local traders and people of Cazorla. (When you get to our age you don’t mind what you say to make oneself understood!!!)
In our previous life, I come from a building background and Diana from equestrian background whilst raising three children, two of which live in Spain and one in the UK.

OUR PETS –
Living with us are our three dogs and two cats all who come from an abandon past life.
– Sasha, the Galgo (greyhound) 8 yrs old, came to us as a wee puppy with her sister but regretfully we had to put her sister to sleep as she had a very aggressive cancer. Sasha is very loving and spends most of the day with us in the home whilst sleeping in her own quarters outside at night.
– Elsa, the Podenca 7 yrs old, came from a rescue centre, once again very loving but she can be very nervous. She lives and sleeps with us in the home.
– Our third dog belongs to a friend but often stays with us. His name is Bengi and is an 8 yr old “muppet”
All of our dogs are the best of friends and love to run wild when taking walks in the surrounding olive groves.
– Jimmy, the ginger/white cat was only a few weeks old when he appeared at our gate. Now 3 years old, he is very independent but also loves “lap” attention. He also enjoys to romp with Elsa and is very cute, mischievous and playful.
– Whisky, the black and white cat (named after the “whisky”!!) also found us at a very young age, now about 3 years old. She is more needy than Jimmy, really loves a cuddle and loves her food.
The two cats have a great relationship and often charge around the house and garden together

OUR LOCATION –
Cortijo Los Abedules is a converted farmhouse in a little hamlet called Los Peralejos which is 5km outside the town of Cazorla.
Cazorla is situated at the base of the Natural Park, Sierra de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. 2nd largest natural park in Europe.
The farmhouse has been converted into our living space on the first floor with 3 self-catering apartments on the ground floor. (Although these will not be occupied during our absence)
We strongly recommend that any house sitter has a car as we are 5km from the nearest town.
Our home is surrounded by olive trees, this being the epicentre of the olive industry in Spain but at the same time has spectacular views of the Natural Park and surrounding areas.

Property Type: House (detached / semi-detached)
Responsibilities: Care for the pets and keep our home clean and tidy.
Points of interest: Hiking Trails
Things to know: Nearest airport is in Granada. Although this housesit requires a car (nearest town is 5km), communications are very good. Granada 2hrs, Malaga 3hrs, Madrid 3.5hrs.
Property Type:
House (detached / semi-detached)
House-Sit Duration:
1 week
Date from:
2024-06-26
Date to:
2024-07-02
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Things to know:
Nearest airport is in Granada. Although this housesit requires a car (nearest town is 5km), communications are very good. Granada 2hrs, Malaga 3hrs, Madrid 3.5hrs.
Responsibilities:
Care for the pets and keep our home clean and tidy.
Points of interest:
Hiking Trails

Location