Sarah ( a retired Registered Nurse) and Alister ( a Farm Realtor and cash crop farmer) here....
We are both from the UK originally, have lived in Canada for over 36 years and are proud Canadian Citizens.
Both of our elderly Mums are still living in the UK and we are back and forth to the UK several times a year, ( often separately but sometimes together).
We both love to travel and hope to do more travelling over the next few years. + More info
Our Home & Location
Our 19 year old ranch style bungalow (which we designed and built) is on a cash crop farm in the heart of dairy country in Oxford County.
We are located near Mt Elgin, half way between the towns of Tillsonburg and Ingersoll - approx 10 min drive to both towns. Woodstock is a 20-30 min drive....
London - 45 mins to downtown.
We are approx 1 1/2 hours drive to Niagara Falls and the historic town of Niagara on the Lake.
Stratford and the world famous Stratford Festival Theatres are approx 1 hour drive. Nearest beach - Port Burwell on Lake Erie, famous for its yellow lake perch and it’s beautiful Provincial Park is a 30 minute drive. Several other small quaint beach towns along Lake Erie to explore in summer.
We have a large natural pond at the back of our home - enjoyed by many waterfowl, birds and wildlife throughout the year. Who knew we would ever get so excited about bird watching!
And our sunsets! Watch amazIng sunsets from our deck. These are what keep us here!
Our trusted house sitters will have access and use of most of the main floor of house including laundry room. The wrap around deck and gas BBQ out of the dining area and steps down to the fire pit is where we expect you will want to spend most of your time.
A lovely large bright bedroom with queen sized bed and an en suite bathroom will be available for your use.
(The home office and master bedroom will not be available for use) . + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Main responsibility would be to look after Georgy Girl!
She is an important part of our lives and home. Georgy needs regular excersize and good long walks - at least 2 per day. Georgy has a pet safe remote collar to keep her safe outside which she responds well to and must be worn whenever outside....
Georgy is spayed and Is up to date with all her shots including Bordetella so is fine to go to local trails and off leash dog parks which she loves. Georgy is also microchipped.
Georgy is fully crate trained and must sleep in her crate overnight.
She does need to be crated during the day if you leave the home - for a maximum of 4 hours daily.
Georgy is Not allowed on beds or furniture, or in the guest room which is carpeted.
Daily collection of mail from our mail box.
Weeding of flowerbeds and maintaintence of our very small Mediterranean summer veggie garden ( welcome to enjoy herbs and any produce)
Keeping our home clean and tidy as found for our return.
Either our son ( who lives in London) or a lawn contractor would look after the required lawn maintenance during our absence. + More info
September 2019 | Karolina
March 2019 | Jan