House sit and look after my horse and animals in Normandy, France

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  • Last activity: 7 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We’re looking for someone to house-sit for a few days at Christmas (22- 28 December) and take care of our animals; a small dog, (mini schnauzer called Dotty), 3 cats,(Rufus, Lenny & Maurice), 2 goats, (Chris & Carla) 15 hens and a pony, Tempo. All very easy.

    They are all friendly but we ask that you have previous experience with animals, and particularly with handling ponies and mucking out stables (there will be no riding involved).

    Farm location in rural Normandy, you will need a car or be happy to use a bike (nearest shop is 2.5km) and you must have health insurance.

    The house is equipped with an Aga and log burner, lovely for the festive season.

    Looking forward to hearing from you, Kate

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Close to the historical sites of Normandy.
    A chance to experience life on a farm.
    Contact with horses and other animals if wished

  • Help


    Animal care

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    private bedroom and shower room adjacent.
    Everything else shared but the house is very large.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    A small dog is OK providing it doesn’t chase cats or eat chickens because I have both!!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 11221312494a

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