2 Chihuahuas, 1 cat. Housekeeper provided.
Hello! Our names are Hannah and Grant. We are foster carers, currently looking after two boys aged 7 and 17. We also have a 3yr old of our own called Austin. We are a very relaxed family who enjoy holidaying often, reading and sports - especially tennis
Our Home & Location
Our house is a 4 bedroom semi detached house in the quiet, farming village of Normandy, Surrey. We have a very large driveway to easily fit 2 cars, quiet neighbours and we have a cleaner who comes once a week for 4 hours, which is included in your stay. She is absolutely lovely - we've had her for years and trust her completely. She always leaves the house sparkling!
Our house has a very large sitting room with dining area attached, plus a large playroom. The kitchen is also very large and includes a range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and 3 fridge freezers.
There is a single bedroom with study desk downstairs, which has an adjoining toilet/shower room. Next to this is a utility room with washing machine, dryer etc....
Upstairs there is a bathroom, double bedroom with relaxing items such as Alexa, an essential oil diffuser and Lumie sunrise clock by the bed.
The second large bedroom has bunk beds and finally a third small room with toddler bed, black out blind and changing area.
We have LOTS of toys, arts and crafts and books, so children will have plenty to play with! We have a 60inch tv in the lounge, playstation, Virgin Media tv, Netflix, DisneyLife, Amazon video and all sports/movie channels. There is a large garden and patio area with a bbq and plenty of seating. This area extends around the side of the house to a large gated garage port area for children to play and ride bikes or to hang washing. The garden is fully secure for the animals and children. You can view the garden from the kitchen or lounge/dining room so it's easy to watch young children playing. There is a bus stop opposite the house and another at the end of the road which takes you to Guildford. Buses to Guildford run every 15 mins. It's a long road and would be quite a walk but you could drive then park for free to get the bus into town. Near this is also a fantastic farm shop.
Wanborough is our village train station and is a 15min walk from the house. Opposite the station lives a man named Alan. He has an allotment and sells organic fruit and veg on a stall at the end of his drive a few days per week. Make sure you take some coins as he works with an honesty box! His food is fresh, grown down the road and very tasty. There is free parking in the roads next to the station. Guildford is 6 mins on the train which can then link you to nearby Woking, Farnham, Windsor and London etc. Waterloo can be reached in 40mins on the train, where you can find the Aquarium, London Eye, Madame Tussauds and hundreds more great places to visit!
Nearby there is a small family farm where you can pet the animals and buy garden plants or food from their farm shop. There are plenty of playgrounds and leisure facilities nearby, also a ten minute drive away is the beautiful market town of Farnham. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
You won't have much to do! Our dogs are currently seeing therapists due to their fear of other dogs and large animals such as horses which has made taking them out on walks very tricky and stressful for them. Maisy also has a crippling fear of being put on a lead! We've been advised to work slowly and carefully with them, taking them out in short bursts for a couple of minutes at a time, so we would rather they stayed in during your stay and got their exercise in the house and garden until we are back and can continue the routine. Although, they are very lazy dogs and aren't interested in playing with toys or chasing around the garden, they like to potter about themselves or sleep all day! The dogs and cats are both very quiet and soppy, they love nothing more than cuddling on your lap and dozing! All 3 animals have dry complete food which needs to be kept topped up (refilling only every few days probably as the bowls are large). In the evenings they share a pouch of wet food as a treat. The cat comes and goes as she pleases and often goes out of the front door - she can jump the gate if she wants to get back in the garden when you're out! There is a cat flap for her to get in/out of the house when she needs. The dogs require taking out to the toilet every couple of hours while you're at home. They can be left home alone for hours at a time though, allowing you to go shopping or whatever you fancy. If you've been in a lot of the day, then going out in evenings isn't a problem for them at all either. As long as they have company and toilet breaks for some of the day they're pretty happy and very easy. We have a few potted plants which would need watering, but that about sums it up - nothing too strenuous! :)
August 2018 | Kolbrún