House/farm sitter wanted over the Christmas Holidays on a small farm in Virginia

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We are a family of 7 with a small farm in hills of Virginia, 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville, VA. We have 2 labradors, 1 Karakachan (working farm dog), many many chickens and sometimes other farm animals depending on the season. Our farm sits on 6 acres and is completely hidden from the road and backs up to a winery.

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2992 Piedmont Place, Crozet, VA, USA


We are traveling over the upcoming holidays and are looking for someone to stay in our cottage on our farm and take care of our 3 dogs and 40 chickens (that is all we have right now). We have one elderly dog who likes to go out multiple times per day but does not like to stay out long. Our other inside dog, chocolate lab, will play outside most of the day with the livestock guardian dog (both have electric fence).

Our cottage is cute and small. However, it can accommodate many more people than expected. We are a family of 7, and while it’s “officially” a 2 bedroom home, we have created 4 bedrooms and it can sleep 12. Master has a king bed with organic Savvy Rest mattress and bathroom attached. Bunk room has two full size beds and bunk beds with a small closet and the third bedroom in the house has a 3/4ths antique bed (my grandmothers) with a very comfy foam mattress and a nice reading chair. This room gets cool, but we do have a room heater available. Also, this room has no door. The fourth bedroom is located in a separate building with heating, but no plumbing and has a queen sized bed, small office space and is also my daughter and my art/crafts room. It is only steps from the main cottage. The cottage has electric heat, but we also keep our cozy wood stove going throughout the winter and we have plenty of split dry wood for you to enjoy.

Since it’s the winter, there is not much that needs to be done around the farm. Basically taking care of the animals, which are fine to leave during the day and explore the many winery’s, breweries, old plantations, beautiful hiking, and fabulous eating that Charlottesville, VA has to offer. Our cottage is only a short walk or less than a minutes drive to two country stores that stock all basic provisions and is only a 7 minutes drive to the town of Crozet, VA and 20 minutes into Charlottesville, VA.

We are looking for someone who loves animals and has experience with both dogs and chickens and is willing to lovingly care for them, while enjoying our magical little cottage. We are traveling Dec 22-29th and potentially a few days longer.

Thanks for considering and I look forward to talking soon.

Country United States of America
State/Province Virginia
distance: 5,951 Kilometers
Address 2992 Piedmont Place, Crozet, VA, USA