Aigre, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Published October 23, 2021

Listing closed for this period

General description

  • Main home
We are looking for 'cat friendly' house sitters for between 6 and 12 weeks sometime between mid December 2021 and early April 2022.. Since 2017 we have been lucky in having perfect house sitters who have returned every year but now are unable to cover more than 4 we are looking for someone to share the sit for 6 to 8 weeks OR ideally cover the whole 10 to 12 weeks.
The start and end date of our stay in the Far East will depend on Covid restrictions, flight availability and of course dates our chosen sitters are available. It is possible we could leave in mid-December returning mid March 2022 or even as late as mid January returning early April !
Our house is a restored farmhouse on the edge of a small village...Les Marais. It has a large comfortable sitting room, a big dining kitchen and a further downstairs room full of books !. Upstairs there are three bedrooms...two en-suite. Outside there is a beautiful walled garden with another garden area across the quiet road. It is a very tranquil spot. A car is essential.

Sorry but non smokers only please.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • A cat
We have one gentle cat....Humphrey .....who needs feeding and love. The garden will need some attention although during the winter months it should not be too time consuming. We also feed our wild birds!

Practical life

  • Village
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • 200 - 1000 m² (2110 - 1060 sq. ft.)
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The sit will suit people who enjoy peace and quiet and yet we are within easy travelling distance of interesting places. It is a large house and so it is not really suitable for single applicants.

There are no shops in the village so a car is essential. The nearest shops are in the small market town of Aigre about 3 or 4 kilometres away. ...easy cycling distance.. In Aigre there are a variety of shops, a supermarket and a weekly market.

There are small restaurants in Aigre and a few others within 20 minutes drive.

It is a great location for walking and cycling...we have a couple of bikes for your use..

Winters in the Charente can be cold at times but there are warm and sunny days to compensate. The house has oil fired central heating and a log burner in the sitting room.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 7 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sports equipment
There is a large selection of books and CDs. Also some DVDs. We have UK satellite TV.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
We are within reasonable driving distance of many interesting places for tourists. The cities/towns of Angouleme and Cognac about 30 mins, Poitiers and Saintes 60 minutes and the coastal resorts of La Rochelle and Royan about 90 minutes. You can travel easily to Bordeaux by train from Angouleme or by car...2 hours.

Aigre, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

16140 Aigre, France


From Monday 2022

To Friday 2022

flexible dates

Home-sits over




Registered since 14/08/2017

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