I own a large country property in rural Umbria with a house, cottage and apartment holiday rentals. There are lovely gardens which need upkeep, and a pool, but my number one wish is that you love dogs and walking them each day in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the house. There is a little cleaning and general maintenance.The property is about 20 minutes away from a market town with shopping , restaurants, cafes etc. We are about 30 minutes north of Perugia. I share the property with three dogs, and a cat - as well as guests during the holiday seasons. We are quite isolared and so a driving license is essential. Some Italian also essential.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Umbertide is a working town with its own charm and personality , weekly markets add to the true Italian feel . We are situated forty minutes from the beautiful Lake Trasimeno , thirty minutes from Assissi , Gubbio and Citta Di Castello
The type of help needed differs with the seasons and it's almost always in the mornings, with the afternoons free for you. In the spring to autumn the main help would be in the garden - grass cutting, weeding, watering (lots of watering!!), general tidying and some light maintenance, perhaps cleaning the pool. Also taking the dogs for a walk is a must for me as is a person that really enjoys them, feeding the dogs and cats . Perhaps a bit of shopping and maybe helping with guests requests from time to time.
In the winter the help is mainly with the animals and a bit of gardening and tidying, perhaps some computer work and decorating and painting.
Drivers - car included if over 25 with clean license. Please remember we are in the countryside.
Non smokers . 15 hrs/week in exchange for accommodation.
Please note suitable for outdoor types who dont mind winter weather from October - April..
Dog walking essential.
House sitting when owner away.
A beautiful and comfortable studio apartment consisting of a living/sleeping area with double bed, separate kicthen and shower-room. There is also an outside patio. Use of an old but working Fiat Punto included. In peak season we would rent out the studio and you workawayers have a smaller room.
It is really important that you like animals - dogs and cats. Most work will be outdoors. Property is in a rural location and 5 kms up a rough road, so the person(s) needs to enjoy a country life - the location is beautiful and peaceful. Help need all year round. Driving license essential.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Flexible, but generally 15 hrs per week