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Saint-Astier, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Host: Kat C.
Published October 05, 2021

General description

  • Main home
The house is around 400 years old and has some lovely old features. It is over 3 levels, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/diner and a fabulous lounge with wood burner and English Sky TV.
The large, fenced-in garden is surrounded fields, 3 of which we own. The large patio area has table and chairs, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or even a glass of wine under the stars....and on a clear night, the Milky Way is right above you!

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • 2 dogs
  • 7 cats
  • Farm animals
Queen Ruby is a special dog with special needs. She has a strict rice & chicken feeding regime (you will need to cook her rice), which includes giving medication. She has to be fed 3 times per day and she knows how to tell the time. If you're late for lunch - she'll let you know! Logan is much easier. Unfortunately, what goes in the front end, must come out the back, so there will be some 'poop collecting' involved.
The Queen and her Court Jester (Logan) require no walkies, as they wander (Ruby) or charge (Logan) around the garden to their heart's content! Both are total couch potatoes and massive cuddle monsters. Cuddles are required on demand - their demand, not yours!

The barely tolerated minions - aka the cats!
We have 2 indoor cats who live solely in the Master Suite. They need feeding twice per day, usual litter tray attention and cuddles - lots of cuddles! There are 5 other cats who all live outside, but are fed twice per day. You will be followed and if you ignore Ringo, you will be swatted!
(The barely tolerated bit is from Logan - he is not a fan of the feline furries!)

"The Girls" - Baaaaa.... we have 8 Cameroon sheep. They are not white & woolly, but different shades of brown hair sheep, who could be mistaken for hornless goats! They require daily water replenishment and their hay feeder topped up. Depending on the weather and how long they have spent indoors, the poop in the 'Sheep house' will need to be brushed up and their beds topping up with straw.

It may sound a lot, but it doesn't actually take too long. I will provide an easy-to-follow breakdown.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Market
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
Peaceful and quiet, surrounded by lovely countryside and vineyards, our house is about 10 minutes drive away from a large supermarket, petrol station, etc. Within a 15 minute drive are another couple of small bastide towns with weekly markets.
Bergerac, with its church and cafes along the riverside is 40 minutes away and the city of Bordeaux can be reached within 1 hour 15 minutes.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 8 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Museum
Duras, with its Chateau is about 10 minutes away and the bastide town of Eymet (featured in ITV 2012 programme 'Little England) with its lovely shops and weekly market is 15 minutes.
Bergerac, with its old church and Cyrano de Bergerac history, cinema, shops and cafes, as well as the beautiful Dordogne river, is 40 minutes away.
The city of Bordeaux can be reached within 1 hour 15 minutes.
Plus lots of lovely walks through the vines right next to our house!

Saint-Astier, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

47120 Saint-Astier, France

Available

From Sunday 2021

To Tuesday 2021

flexible dates

Urgent sitter required, as I need to be in the UK on the 15th to collect son from school. A friend could cover first and last weekend, if needed.

Host

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Kat C.

Registered since 05/10/2021

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