Looking for a change of scenery in the French countryside for a couple of weeks? Have experience handling horses, cats, dogs, hens, goats..? You can drive and want to see Normandy? We could be just the Workaway you've been looking for!
We're looking for a responsible housesitter/animal & pony carer (or a couple), for the period 4 - 19 July in Normandy while we are away on holiday.
We live in a rustic farmhouse on a working dairy farm in Calvados, Normandy, 20km south of Caen, close to Thury Harcourt and the beautiful Swiss Normande region.
We have 3 cats, (Rufus, Lenny and Maurice) Dotty, a mini-Schnauzer dog, 9 hens (currently laying around 8 eggs per day), 3 goats, (Carla, Candy and Chris) 1 goose, 2 sport ponies plus several other equines to keep an eye on, along with a small veg patch which will need some care in our absence. The small animal care is very straightforward, just feeding and cuddling, but you will need to have experience with bringing the two ponies in from their paddocks (they are 14.2hh jumping ponies) as well as be happy to muck out their stables each day. We are surrounded by birds, wildlife and abundant nature and it really is a nice place to sit and read or enjoy a chilled glass of rosé. The farm is fully staffed and there are employees resident in mobile homes on site. We are located 30 minutes from Caen and the closest D-day beaches.
We have WiFi and you will have a simple but pretty bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
Please feel free to email me with any questions but please only contact me if you are 100% able to commit to the dates given above.
I look forward to hearing from you.....thanks, Kate
Betreuung von Tieren
Close to the historical sites of Normandy.
A chance to experience life on a farm.
Horse and small animal care, house care, garden care
25 minutes to Caen city/historical sites
30 minutes to nearest D-Day beaches
45 minutes Bayeux/Deauville
20 minutes Suisse Normande
2 hours by train to Paris
30 minutes from Caen Ouistreham ferry port
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
4 hours a day