by Nat Smith
For many the Bordeaux region of France is well known as a bucket list destination, and rightly so!
With beautiful rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see, quaint little villages where you could easily be back in the 1800s, and fabulous lifestyle cuisine, it is easy to see why this region of the world is an absolute draw-card for house sitters.
We had the great pleasure of spending four months from April to August, house sitting a 40 acre property set among the vineyards. It contained a beautiful and extensive, architecturally designed home and holiday “gite” (self contained holiday accommodation), along with 3 gorgeous dogs.
For us it was complete serenity – a period to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. We were able to really immerse ourselves in the French lifestyle, enjoying a much slower pace, and the long lunches that France is so famous for.
France is full of expats, particularly those heralding from the UK, who return home at various times for personal or business commitments.
House sitting assignments are readily available and provide a great opportunity to ….
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