Lovely five bedroomed 1850s stone house 15 minutes' walk from the beach. St Agnes, Cornwall.
We are a family of five and we are looking for house and pet sitters whilst we are away on holiday and we would like someone to be able to look after our many pets and enjoy our lovely home whilst we are away. We run an audio production company and we absolutely love living in Cornwall.
Our Home & Location
We live in a wonderful village called St Agnes, which is on the north coast of Cornwall. Our house is about a 15 minute walk to the beach and about 20 minutes (uphill!) home. We have many beautiful beaches near us and we would recommend visiting these if you can. Our own local beach, Trevaunance Cove is fab and is dog-friendly all year round.
The nearest city to us is Truro. Other nearby towns such as Redruth and Camborne have all major supermarkets etc. St Agnes has two small grocery shops (Nisa and Spar), two butchers, a doctors' surgery, dentist, Boots chemist, a few hairdressers, a fab coffee shop (Sorting Office) and a couple of gift shops. There are also some great pubs and restaurants which we will be happy to recommend....
Our home has five bedrooms. Four of these are upstairs and one is downstairs. There is a double bed, a king size bed, a pair of twin beds (trundle style), a single cabin bed and a small double sofa bed. Downstairs is pretty open plan and consists of a kitchen, dining area and two lounging areas. There are two bathrooms - one downstairs and one upstairs.
A very important point to note is that we are in the process of improving our home so it is definitely rough around the edges. We have recently installed a new boiler and hot water system and central heating. Both of the two woodburners are also new. The biggest of the upstairs bedrooms is the only room we have fully completed so far and this has been painted and carpeted. The other bedrooms all have wooden floorboards. The kitchen is tired and needs updating but it is functional and we have no problems with it. All windows are double glazed, nine of which have been recently fitted. I guess what I'm saying is that our home is comfortable and homely but not perfectly decorated and finished! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We have quite a few animals... We have three dogs, one cat and three guinea pigs (who live in a hutch indoors). We would like the dogs to have at least one nice walk a day (about an hour and a half in total would be great). We would like the cats feeding twice daily and the guinea pigs once daily. We would also like the guinea pigs to be cleaned out once a week.
We have a small self-contained Air BnB studio on our property which is separate from the main house but will have paying guests staying whilst we are away. We have arranged for someone to take care of the cleaning/changeover for this....
It would be lovely if our sitters can keep an eye on the garden and water plants if/when necessary and mow the lawn once a week. + More info
August 2018 | Patrick