Loving people needed for farmhouse , two dogs and two horses (who live out but love cuddles)
We are a retired couple living in idyllic surroundings in East Sussex. We have a 10 acres field adjoining our garden with another 20 acres of woods (which are full of bluebells in the Spring). The garden and land are well fenced with an electric gate and the dogs are free to run all day if they want to. The two horses live out all year and in the summer just need watching and having their water topped up. Every day we look out of our windows and think how lucky we are!
We are very rarely able to take a holiday together and don't want to impose on our lovely friends, hence needing house sitters from time to time as we have decided we should get away more!
Our Home & Location
Our home is a Sussex style farmhouse surrounded by 30 acres of its own land and buildings. There is a large farmhouse kitchen, and two/three other living rooms. We have four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main part with a further bedroom and bathroom. About 50 yards from the house is a large rustic "mobile home" in which my uncle lives when he is over from Thailand. The friendly village is a mile and a half away and has a good general store, excellent greengrocer and several pubs. The A21 is a mile up the road with easy access to Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Rye etc. Next door is a lovely Elizabethan Manor house open to the public. The whole locality is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lovely walks close by, including our own ancient wood of around 20 acres. It is a place in which to totally relax.
Responsibilities & Pets
Taking care of the house so that someone is there.
In summer, keeping an eye on the horses and topping up their water. Taking care of our two spoilt and lovely dogs - no dog walking required as they have so much room in which to exercise anyway....
In winter, same with the dogs, but feeding the horses once a day . The horses live out, but have access to a stable yard at all times. + More info