Lovely Newborough farmhouse with easy to look after daft animals
We are looking for home sitters to spend quality time with our daft menagerie. We are in the middle of a lovely village (Newborough DE13, Staffordshire) with a great gastropub, national forest on the doorstep for walks etc., There are a couple of Spas at St Georges Park (the FA centre) and Hoar Cross Hall within 3 miles, we have an enclosed heated swimming pool for the usual English weather (out of action in the winter sorry), there is a cleaner and gardener so you can just relax and look after our animals. All our animals are well trained, gentle, perhaps a little dopey and that includes the horses; two horses one pony. We have two dogs, an ancient mongrel Roly around 18 and a big Rottie pup called Roxy 20 months. Roxy needs a fair bit of exercise but this can involve standing in one of our fields with a tennis racket and ball, not hours of walks by any means, Rols happily follows. However if walking is your thing they both walk brilliantly and are well trained. Chickens look after themselves. The horses live out during the summer months so it is just checking on them, taking some hay, spraying insect repellent, they are really gentle horses who just want to eat. We usually like them brought in for a few hours during the day for a quick feed and check. A groom will come every other day to ride them and check them to take the worry away. In the winter they will need fetching in and turning out but the mucking out will be covered. We would love to find someone who could sit regularly which would take the stress out of our trips, however we have had some great experiences with new people. We are surrounded by a great local community that know us well and are keen to help if ever needed. No children under 12, sorry.
Our Home & Location
Georgian farmhouse, 7 acres, large garden, covered heated swimming pool, great walks, close to lots of amenities (short distane in car), full sky package on 3D TV, cleaner and gardener come each week. Table Tennis, BBQ, pizza oven. Sadly no public transport in the village, nearest train station 8 miles.
Responsibilities & Pets
Company for the animals is our main concern.Young dog needs lots of exercise but standing in a field with a tennis racket and ball should do it, or loads of walks if this is your thing. Locking up/ Letting out chickens.Feeding the pigs.Checking horses in summer.Fetching horses in and out in winter.