Rural house-sit SW France: horses, chickens, cat: 4 weeks June 2024

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Rural house-sit SW France: horses, chickens, cat: 4 weeks June 2024

  • This position has been filled
  • Montcabrier , Lot , France
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Duration: Approx. 4 weeks
  • Date from: 2024-06-01
  • Date to: 2024-06-30
  • Pets: Domestic cats, hens, horses
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening, Lawn care, Vegetable patch

Description

Seeking reliable, mature person(s) preferably French speaking/couple, to care for our animals and veg garden while we take a roadtrip in Europe. Dates therefore flexible/to be agreed. You would stay in our 3* gîte and need to arrive a few days before our departure and be here for return. Horses live out 24/7, need daily checks and water; chickens need shutting up at night; cat needs food and love. Some gardening and care of young plants. Secluded rural property. Internet and phone network.

Property Type: Farm
Responsibilities: Daily checks on horses and water, keep an eye on fencing and be prepared to handle and lead the horses if necessary. You don't need to be an expert, just willing to learn our ways of how to be around them, which I will explain at handover. They are 3 mares, they live out 24/7 with a shelter and extensive grazing. I practice natural horsemanship methods and Trust Technique animal communication. Chickens (2 to 4) to be let out and fed in the morning, and closed up in the evening. They have a cabin that they go in themselves. Collect and enjoy the eggs! The vegetable garden will have young plants (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, courgettes) which will need some attention, unfortunately nothing is likely to be ready for eating except salad and herbs, but you can help yourselves and there are also cherry trees in the orchard. A few vines might need trimming and maintenance. Maybe mowing (sit-on mower). Some pot plants to water if needed. There is a studio gîte for 2 people which we let to walkers for overnight stops on the GR652; if you are willing to do changeovers (wash and change bed linen, no ironing needed) occasionally then I can accept bookings, generally only 2 or 3 per month.
Points of interest: Supermarket, Fresh Food / Farmers Market, Cafes & Restaurants, Cinema, River, Historical Interest, Gym, Vineyards, Hiking Trails
Things to know: Car is essential. The nearest commerce is 5km away, small riverside town with shops, restaurants, weekly market. Supermarkets, more shopping and busy produce market 8 km and 22 km.
Property Type:
Farm
House-Sit Duration:
Approx. 4 weeks
Date from:
2024-06-01
Date to:
2024-06-30
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Lawn care
Vegetable patch
Things to know:
Car is essential. The nearest commerce is 5km away, small riverside town with shops, restaurants, weekly market. Supermarkets, more shopping and busy produce market 8 km and 22 km.
Responsibilities:
Daily checks on horses and water, keep an eye on fencing and be prepared to handle and lead the horses if necessary. You don't need to be an expert, just willing to learn our ways of how to be around them, which I will explain at handover. They are 3 mares, they live out 24/7 with a shelter and extensive grazing. I practice natural horsemanship methods and Trust Technique animal communication. Chickens (2 to 4) to be let out and fed in the morning, and closed up in the evening. They have a cabin that they go in themselves. Collect and enjoy the eggs! The vegetable garden will have young plants (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, courgettes) which will need some attention, unfortunately nothing is likely to be ready for eating except salad and herbs, but you can help yourselves and there are also cherry trees in the orchard. A few vines might need trimming and maintenance. Maybe mowing (sit-on mower). Some pot plants to water if needed. There is a studio gîte for 2 people which we let to walkers for overnight stops on the GR652; if you are willing to do changeovers (wash and change bed linen, no ironing needed) occasionally then I can accept bookings, generally only 2 or 3 per month.
Points of interest:
Supermarket
Fresh Food / Farmers Market
Cafes & Restaurants
Cinema
River
Historical Interest
Gym
Vineyards
Hiking Trails

Location