Looking for sitters for our beautiful country home near beach in Devon with a dog, three cats and hens
We are a family looking for a sitter for our house, dog, three cats and hens.
We need someone with a lot of energy who can give our dog two good walks a day and can look after the other animals and house.
Our beautiful home is in a very quiet, green rural location in East Devon. We have a vegetable patch, large garden and field with a stream at one end. The house is surrounded by fields and hills with lovely rural views and walks. It is 10 mins drive from the beach at the world famous Lyme Regis and Charmouth where you can spend endless hours walking and looking for fossils. We are also 10 mins from the pretty town of Axminster with a busy Thursday market and 20 mins to the hip and happening Bridport.
This is a place to enjoy the countryside at its best, to be at peace in nature and enjoy a slower pace of life.
The dog is what requires more attention, needing two vigorous walks a day and some affection. She regularly accompanies us on long bike rides and runs which keep her fit and slim and if not exercised enough, she tends to put on weight. She needs to be run or taken for long walks maybe with a ball she can chase, and if you are happy to cycle with her, even better.
The cats are pretty independent and often disappear for days.
The hens need feeding and they reward you with yummy free range eggs....
Between February and May 2019 we are hoping to go away for 2/3 months exploring the West Coast of America from Costa Rica to Vancouver. In order to do this, we are looking for super organised and responsible house sitters to take over our house and all the pets: our lovely dog Molly, the cats, the chickens... + More info
Our Home & Location
This is a rural spot up a quiet lane outside the village of Hawkchurch with a lovely church and pub and some great walks nearby. We are not however isolated, there is one immediate neighbour and three other houses in the lane. The house is a great base for country walks and for exploring both Devon and Dorset (we are on the border). We are also just 10 mins to the Jurassic Coast. You would definitely need a car! Internet, wide screen telly etc.
This is perfect if you would like to escape to a tranquil rural idyll with lovely views and an amazing sunset....
It a quiet place perfect for reading, walking, being... + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our main priority is the dog. We need someone to spend time with her - making her part of their day and including her in their outings. She needs at least a couple of walks a day. The cats and hens need feeding every day. There are at least a couple of friends on call for back up.