Spacious house very close to tube in Wimbledon Park with small dog
We are an American family of three, plus dog, happily living in London for the year, taking advantage of all the culture of London, while also traveling around Europe as much as our daughter's school breaks allow. Our house is spacious and lovely with loads of period features such as stained glass and decorative fireplaces. It is simply furnished and has basic kitchen cookware, dishes, linens, etc as we moved here recently. The house has a wonderful easy care back garden with table and chairs for you to enjoy.
Our Home & Location
Our house is in a quiet residential neighborhood less than a 5 minute walk from the Wimbledon Park tube stop (District line). The house has a good sized quiet back garden with lawn, a table and chairs, and a few pots. The living room / reception and dining areas are open, spacious, and bright with period features like decorative fireplace and stained glass. There are 3 bedrooms (1 is quite large), a large kitchen, and a tiny bathroom (that is split between a toilet and a shower). The bedrooms and bathroom are up a somewhat steep set of stairs. The house is in a row so the side walls are shared with neighbors who are quiet and friendly. A Co-op grocery store is 1 one block away and there are 3 coffee shops and several restaurants on the way to the tube. Wimbledon Park is a lovely place to walk the dog and visit the lake swans or play tennis. Central London sights are 30 minutes away by tube.
Responsibilities & Pets
Pluma is our sweetheart -part chihuahua, dachshund, beagle, fox terrier and unknown mix. She is a rescue, approximately 3 years old, and is nervous and high energy. At first Pluma is quite anxious around new people. So the first day she will need her space and need someone who is willing to be very patient, who won't try to pet her until she is ready, and who will proceed at her pace. Pluma also barks when aroused and nervous. To combat this and remind her to settle down, we usually have her wear a "no bark" collar that makes a sound and vibrates after the first bark. Once she trusts you it's a whole different story. Then she likes to cuddle and will be very playful. She loves chasing balls in the yard, playing tug, and being pet. She tends to bark at people walking by the street, so we often keep the front window blind closed, at least when we aren't home. She eats kibble topped with a bit of meat twice a day and takes 2 pills once a day, which she has to eat after a full meal . We wrap the pills in a bit of the meat and give them as reward for a trick like sit, down, shake, or sit pretty. We try to take her on a nice long walk, 30+ minutes, or if not, at least play ball for 10-15 min in the back garden.
There are a few plants in the garden that may need water if it is hot and dry (unlikely). Bringing in the mail and taking out the rubbish on Sunday evening are the only other responsibilities.