Country house sitting in rural Surrey for a week stay looking after 3 cats
Having just retired my wife and I wish to travel and visit our adult children in Australia and Dubai. Also take short holidays knowing that our house and the cats are safe and loved.
Our Home & Location
We have a large very old house (originally owned by the 13th century Knights Templars) in a 2 acre garden,which is in the country, 6 miles south of Dorking, and a mile from the village centre of Capel with shops, church and garage. Temple Elfande, our house, is at the end of a mile long drive, surrounded by fields. We have friendly next door neighbours. We will prepare a double bedded guest room and a single room for you. We have a double hard surface tennis court (if you wish to use). The house is modern inside with full gas central heating, kitchen has an Aga and sitting room an open log fire, . You will need a car. The area is rural & attractive as it is within the Surrey Hills. London is 55 mins on the train from Dorking, Waterloo & Victoria.
Responsibilities & Pets
The two black house cats come & go freely via the cat chipped flap, often spending most of their time roaming the countryside retuning most, but not every, night. Usually in for breakfast food. They like company in the house (once they get to know you). Our ask is just that they have food and are cared for when at home. We have befriended 'Tomcat' who lives outside but we provide food in his shed.
Our house cleaner & gardener will both come weekly, otherwise the security of the home is your main responsibility please (although we've never had any problems over the last decade).
September 2018 | Layla