We would highly recommend this dogsit to any nature lover looking for a slow pace and hassle-free stay away from the crowds.
Saffie the labrador mix is all in one: loving, sensitive, energetic and independant. She is so well mannered, she responds to commands, even when venturing in the fields she'll always come back to you. We took her, or should we say Saffie took us!, twice a day for a walk around her "Domaine". It was everytime breathtaking and exciting, the magnificent views to the Pyrenees, the encounter with deers, the sighting of birds and squirrels in the woods or coypu in the lake, to name a few...
Amanda and Martin are exceptionally hospitable, generous and helpful. The cohabitation when they are in situ is very easy due to clear communication and respect of privacy.
The cottage is really very spacious and full of light. You will find everything you need to live comfortable on a daily basis. Wifi is strong and you could organize yourself to "work from home".
If you are into gardening you'll be in paradise. The gardens are easy to maintain, few flower beds, mainly grassed areas and trees. Tools and essential gardening supplies are all provided.
A car is essential to go shopping and sightseeing. You wouldn't be able to take full advantage of your free time to discover the magnificent region of the Gers without one.
Thank you Amanda and Martin for having us. And if Saffie needs us, we'd really love to sit for her again ;-)
Review vom Host:
Hanspeter highly enough. They are both extremely competent, totally trustworthy and a more delightful couple it would be hard to find. They made friends with Saffie from day one who then decided that Nathalie and HP must be part her family. HP especially formed a close bond and he would race her to the top of the hill above the lake. Nathalie and HP looked after the garden beyond our expectations so that by the time they left it looked immaculate. They even cleaned the dirty tiles surrounding the pool until they looked as good as new. The cottage they lived in was left even more immaculate than immaculate (if that's possible!)
If you need a competent and happy couple to look after your house and pets, go for them if you can. They are the perfect house sitters. They have promised to come back one day and without hesitation, we would welcome them with open arms.