ANIMAL SITTING in the Dordogne, France

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  • Última atividade: 30 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    *1-14 DECEMBER 2023* - GARDENING: Looking for an outdoors couple for 2 weeks; strimming, pruning, weeding, sorting veg patch, fence maintenance, and putting up gutters.

    *12 FEBRUARY - 10 MARCH 2024*
    We are looking for an individual or couple with experience with looking after horses to stay for 3 -4 weeks to animal sit whilst we are on holiday. Also to look after 1 dog, 2 cats, and some hens.

    We are a British family of 4, a married couple with two sons, age 14 and 11. We have been living in the south of the Dordogne, SW France since 2017.

    We live in a semi-rural location with 5ha of land for our 3 horses and 1 pony that are used for pleasure riding. We have hens, 2 cats and our adopted dog, Shadow, who has 3 legs but runs like the wind! We have 1.5ha of grounds; a growing orchard including a fully grown walnut tree ready for harvesting during the month of September; a farmhouse to renovate; a restored 1 bedroomed Pigeonnier and our renovated 4 bedroomed barn for our family.

    We are situated in-between two beautiful medieval villages that have markets at the weekend selling local produce including organic vegetables, approximately 7km away. We also have a little shop selling local produce and convenience food, just 2km away.

    From our doorstep, we have many off-road trails that can be enjoyed by foot, bike or horseback, with distant views of Chateau de Biron.

    My husband works from his home office and I look after the house, garden and animals. My passion is horse riding which I try to do a few times per week. My youngest son also rides. We are a vegetarian household, however my husband and eldest son eat meat when out at restaurants.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We all speak English at home and my children are fluent in French, I speak some French so there is an opportunity to learn a little French or English!

    You will experience the way of living in France; the local seasonal produce; plums, mushrooms, hazulnuts at the local markets or restaurants, local breweries, wineries and beautiful hilly countryside with many chateaux, medieval stone buildings and Pigeonniers, a network of hiking trails, Wildlife; many birds, deer, boars; red squirrels, Farming; cow farms, sunflowers crops, hay making and of course many vineyards!

    Enjoy our peaceful surrounding of nature at home with some amazing sunrises, paddocks lined with oak trees, horses grazing, bright stars and galaxies on a clear night!

    During the July and August there are night markets where locals get together and eat local food with live music.

  • Ajuda


    Getting ready for Autumn, there are many areas that need work! Feel satisfied after strimming, pruning, weeding, sorting veg patch, fence maintenance and some work looking after the horses!

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I’m interested in furthering my french language and can help with English

  • Acomodação


    We have a cute 2 storey Pigeonnier renovated in 2018; Upstairs offers a kingsize bed (150cm), chest of drawers, hanging space and a Bathroom; shower, toilet and basin accessed by a wooden spiral staircase.
    Downstairs offers a kitchenette; fridge/freezer, 2 plate hob, (no oven), sink, cupboard space. Living area; 2 seater sofa and breakfast table. There is electric underfloor heating downstairs and a small electric radiator upstairs. It looks out to the South West enjoying the sunrise and onto the horse shelter and paddocks.

    Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed at the Pigeonnier, (whilst we will be busy getting the children ready and off to school in the mornings or a working lunch etc) We can enjoy and share 2/3 evening meals together, creating meals for each other (Our evenings vary due to the children’s after-school activities).

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We are looking for a non-smoking couple/friends who respects nature, loves the outdoors, who are calm and patient around animals, especially the horses and enjoys outdoor work!

    TRANSPORT is essential as we are not within walking distance to the local shops and tourism, unless you are happy to stay local during your time off. We could collect-drop you from/to our nearest train station (Bergerac). You are welcome to use our bicycles to get around and explore the quiet country lanes and to get to the local villages.

    Our nearest airport is BERGERAC for flights to/from U.K and Belgium (20mins) and BORDEAUX for international flights with train links to BERGERAC (1h15mins)

    There are many attractions in this part of France, visiting châteaux, wine tasting, hiking, canoeing, caves!

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    The Pigeonnier has a WIFI connection.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have an off-road parking area next to the Pigeonnier for an average size camper, where you can hook up with electric. The Pigeonnier can also be used.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    4 - 5hours per day, 5 days per week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 756876872191

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