House and Cat Sitter
We are partly retired and have two mature and friendly cats (the dog will be travelling with us) who prefer to remain at home rather than be sent to the cattery! We have lived in the United States and Belgium for several years and still very much enjoy travelling.
The house has 5 bedrooms and three-quarters of an acre of garden in semi-rural surroundings. We are about 7 miles from Chichester, Arundel and the coast and a mile from the South Downs National Park. The nearest mainline train station is 3 miles. It is very much a family home where we have brought up our 4 daughters and more recently have them and their children to stay.
Our Home & Location
Local attractions include: the historic city of Chichester, with its renowned Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery as well as Arundel with its famous castle. Nearby is Goodwood House and grounds together with the racecourse, golf courses and motor racing circuit. Horse racing is also available at Fontwell. It is a short drive to local beaches and sailing facilities or to the beautiful South Downs national park. There are good rail and road connections to London, Brighton and Portsmouth/Southampton.
Responsibilities & Pets
We seek a couple with good references to look after the house, the two cats (and the dog when left) for periods of a week or more and we will normally expect to meet new prospective House Sitters beforehand. A draft House Sitting Agreement is available on request.
The cats are fairly independent but enjoy attention and need feeding twice a day. We encourage them to stay in at night. (The dog has a lovely nature, is energetic and needs to be walked morning and afternoon/evening and also fed twice a day. He is affectionate, playful and enjoys company. There are many good local walks within a few miles of the house.)...
The Aga, central heating and security alarm are regularly serviced and supported by maintenance agreements which should be used in the event of any problems.
During dry periods we would wish the plants in the garden to be watered. Mowing the lawn while we are away during Summer months would be a bonus but is not essential. + More info