Reliable & Caring House & Pet Sitter required in the heart of the Balkan Mountains near Tryavna with Pool
We moved to Bulgaria in December 2017 and set up home in the heart of the beautiful Stara Planina region near Tryavna. Douglas last worked in the oil industry as a Production Manager for one of the major operators until last July. Sally has recently qualified as a Clinical Nutritionist. Together we plan to set up a business akin to a health retreat focussing on diabetes type 2 prevention and weight loss.
We are located in a friendly, stunning village with beautiful walks and views. Ideal location if you like to read, write, paint & enjoy nature. We are busy converting a Barn & installing an outdoor lap pool that should be completed by mid July ready for use! (12.5m x 3.5m)
We have never put our dogs in kennels - and don't want to start now! They are great company, well behaved and beautiful characters - basically we treat them like our children!
Skye: 14yr female Golden Retriever
Ellie: 8yr female Border Terrier
PeggySue: 2yr female Border Terrie
Our Home & Location
Our home is in a small village 15 - 20 mins walk from Plachkovtsi, (many local shops) and a short bus ride to the lovely local town of Tryavna (brilliant market on a Monday morning). Tryavna is a picturesque mountain town with cobbled streets and interesting history. The distance from Sofia and Varna is more or less the same, approximately 3 hours drive, also accessible by bus and train.(Bus from Sofia to Tryavna runs twice a day approx 19 Levs/£8.50) The most distinctive feature of Tryavna is its architecture with many of the original houses having been preserved. There are several small galleries, museums, workshops and ateliers. The town is famous for it's woodcarving school and art galleries.
Our home is the last house on a lane (i.e. no traffic) that leads up to hill tops with panoramic views and numerous walking trails within a short stride. It is a very safe environment, the neighbours are really friendly and very helpful. The air is clean, very peaceful with just the sound of the many bird species and stunning views from the house terraces. We are surrounded by walnut and fruit trees....
We have two double bedrooms available for house sitters on the first and second floor. The ground floor is open plan with a kitchen, dining and sitting area. Internet with wifi is available. Outside there are several terraces from which to sit and enjoy the peace and views either in the sun or shade. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
3 dogs to feed (morning and evening) and daily walks.
Skye (Retriever) only requires a short (0.5 mile) walk daily. Ellie & Peggy Sue would ideally benefit with a longer daily walk, or two shorter walks... particularly Peggy Sue, the youngest!