Sean and I are new to using Trusted Housesitters having used friends and family previously for looking after the house and pets. We run small business from home and are semi-retired. We both play golf and enjoy skiing and sailing which we try and do several times a year.
Our Home & Location
Our house is called Drywick and is just over half a mile from the centre of Wendover. It is easily walkable along either the road or over the hill. Wendover is situated in the beautiful Chiltern Hills and has pubs, restaurants, cafés, supermarket and several small and unique shops in addition to a direct rail link to Aylesbury to the north and London Marylebone to the south.
Our home is situated on Bacombe Hill with access to the hill from the garden. There are 4½ acres of garden including some mature woodland. We have gardener that comes in every Friday....
The house is spread over three floors, with our offices on the top floor. There are four bedrooms on the first floor with two bathrooms. The ground floor comprises a lovely big kitchen, utility room, dining room, snug, lounge, downstairs loo. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We feel the house is more suited to a mature, non-smoking couple. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Bea is fed daily and loves a bit of fuss and attention. She was a rescue cat and is still a bit nervous. She is intended to be an outdoor cat, however has beds in the kitchen and utility room. She will escape in to the main house given half a chance though!
The hens are let out in the morning if we are going to be around during the day, if not, they stay in their run. There may or may not be an egg to be collected daily. Their food and water may need refreshing in addition to topping up their bedding....
We feed the wild birds, the feeders are topped up every few days depending on the time of year. The bird life is varied and bountiful here.
In the summer, there is a greenhouse, patio pots, fruit and veg that require water. + More info