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Authon-Ébéon, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Host: Anat
Published February 10, 2019

General description

  • Main home
We have a beautiful renovated 200 year old farmhouse in Charente Maritime, very rural setting surrounded by grapes and sunflowers, 2km to the nearest village and 12km to a lovely market town. The location is very peaceful, on my morning walks I can see badgers, foxes and deer, in the spring and summer we are surrounded by grape and sunflowers. the house is a former Cognac farm, with local producers in the hamlets, villages and town surrounding. We have 3 ancient market towns within 17km, each beautiful, busy and steeped in history, 70km of coastline is less than an hour away, with wonderful small Victorian resorts, as well as complete isolation for those that seek it. And, for those who love seafood, its in the seafood capital of France, inexpensive mussels, langoustine, oysters.

Needs and Animals

  • My property
  • A dog
  • Farm animals
We are seeking house carers from first week of August 2019 for a long term house caring assignment. We are seeking commitment for 11 months.
We are seeking responsible and caring house carers willing to care for the house, one dog, five sheep and gardens and being a continuous presence in our home.
Responsibilities include maintaining the house and 2ha garden and caring for the dog and sheep.
Louna is a rescue dog, very loving but already 10 years old and has had a hard life, she is on her retirement now with us and we want to know she is well cared for in our absence.
Based on mutual agreement between us and house carers a list of priority maintenance and improvements tasks would be agreed to.
French language skills are important, confidence and experience in managing and maintaining older properties is needed, ideally in rural France. Building knowledge and skills and advantage.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • More than 500 m² (5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
The house has central heating, 6 bedrooms, 2 large living rooms and beautiful and well equipped kitchen, a number of functioning open fires in the living rooms. The house is set on 2 ha of land combining drive, terraces, gardens, a sheep meadow, a small wood and land for vegetable garden.
It is near rural primary schools and small town secondary schools. The house has historical reference in the local museum and features a 14th century fireplace dating back to the St. Jean de Compostela pilgrimages.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 11 rooms of which 6 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
The house is fully equipped as a small rural farm for grounds maintenance, comfortable furniture and a well arranged kitchen for those who love cooking, for leisure there are bicycles (the area is good for cycling with many farm roads which are generally peaceful and quiet) and walking, yet the property is just a 15-20 minutes drive to historical marks towns with full services, the coast is a 45+ min drive away, with La Rochelle and the surrounding islands easy to access for great days out, larger cities of Bordeaux and Poitier are less than 1.5 hours drive. A car is essential the location is very rural so it would be important that potential house carers are seeking peace and tranquility, a couple or family would be ideal.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Beach
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
  • Theater / Opera

Authon-Ébéon, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

17770 Authon-Ébéon, France

Available

From Thursday 2019

To Saturday 2020

firm dates

We are seeking commitment for at least a 11 months.

Host

1

Anat

Registered since 26/05/2016

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