01 Jul – 17 Jul 2016
The Home & Location
I arrived by train from Paris at Guingamp station and my wonderful host, Diane collected me for an hours drive to a tiny hamlet in the Monts d’Arree national park in central Finistere, called Leimburel, which means Foxglove Hill.
The stone home is on a site reputed to have been favoured by the local Druids in years gone by and is surrounded by peace and quiet, wildlife, open countryside and interesting and very historic places to see.
I am about 1hr from the coast to the west, north and south and it is extremely quiet and peaceful.
The only neighbours are the farmers of the two dairy farms in the hamlet, from whom you can buy unpasteurised milk straight from the cow. Everyone is friendly but the hamlet’s population consists of only 5 people apart from me and the furry children that I am now the custodian of for the next few weeks.
Yes, I have the pleasure of looking after two very boisterous and playful 12 month old Golden Retrievers, Lottie and Liam, plus a gorgeous and very tolerant 7 year old Keeshond named Ruby. Not to mention Miss Kitty Grey, a five year old cat.
This is French country living at it’s best.
I am surround by spectacular country side for as far as the eye can see with an abundance of peace and tranquility. Closer by in the garden there is even more abundance with a sizable vegetable garden loaded with the most delicious raspberries, strawberries and blueberries as well as deliciously flavoursome green house tomatoes and the tastiest of courgettes.
What the Host Said…
Anthony looked after our home and three dogs and cat for two weeks this July and we could not have asked for a better experience.
He is a caring, generous and immaculately tidy person who brought an enormous amount of knowledge, expertise and experience to share with us, our home and our pets.
Minor problems which arose during his stay were dealt with efficiently and uncomplainingly, including the unforeseen absence of wifi for the whole stay.
He cooked us two fabulous meals when we arrived home and the house was pristine, with a bowl of fresh fruit to welcome us and all his towels and bedding were washed and put back on the bed before he left!!!!
His daily updates included photos of the dogs and cat and they all were very happy with his affectionate and thoughtful approach to caring for them.
If you get a chance to book Anthony do it!!!! You won't regret it!
DiannePoullaouen - Brittany - France