House sitters wanted to look after beautiful country home near beach in Devon with a dog and three cats
We are a family with two young kids looking for a sitter for our house, dog and three cats. The house is in a very quiet, green rural spot in East Devon. We have a vegetable patch, large garden and field with a stream at the bottom. The house is surrounded by fields and hills with lovely rural walks. It is 10 mins drive from 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.
2019 DATES (although it says 2018 in the calendar - we can't advertise that far ahead)...
Between December 2018 and June 2019 we are hoping to go away for 5/6 months exploring the West Coast 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. Our lovely dog Molly will be with you only for some of that time. At some stage during those 5/6 months, she will go on heat. After 13 days she will have to be driven somewhere relatively close to be mated. After 7 weeks, she will have to be driven 4 and half hours away to the breeder where she will stay for the next 13 weeks to have puppies and then she will come home with one of them. We should be back then hopefully. + 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.
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 don't need much - just feeding. There are at least a couple of friends on call for back up.