Janet, 2 up to 5 dogs in the counrtyside
I am retired and my husband works for an airline based at Gatwick and we often go abroad for holidays. I like to cook, knit and make greetings cards. My husband is a keen birder and photographer. We have done a lot of extension building work to our home and enjoy working in the garden.
Our Home & Location
Our home is a late 1930's 4 bedroom bungalow with modern extensions set in an acre plot. Plenty of car parking space. A guest bedroom with en suite, 2 bathrooms, study, kitchen and utility room with cloakroom, dining room. Large garden, mainly lawn and vegetable patch with poly tunnel and potting shed, a 3 bay stable block and wood shed (which is full to keep our log burners going). A large decking with patio table leading to a log cabin and another side garden with nature pond and decked patio. The dogs do not need walking as they get plenty of expertise charging up and down the lawn, especially chasing squirrels. There are 3 bird feeding stations that we keep full as my husband is a keen birder and has seen many different birds feeding. On neighbour has a stables and riding school the other side is a family.
Located on the edge of a countryside village and a car is needed. Surrey hills (area of outstanding beauty) are a few miles away and have excellent walks. We do take the dogs there (if you can manage them all) and you would like to. There is one shop a short drive away in the village. Nearby is a polo pitch mainly used in the summer. Cranleigh which is 3 miles away is the main shopping area with a swimming pool, arts centre, library, and supermarkets.
Responsibilities & Pets
On some occasions there will be 2 dogs and others when we go on holiday with our daughters (who have dogs) there would be 5. The responsibilities needed for our dogs is they have different characters. The border collie loves a football and tennis ball thrown down the garden. All the spaniels would sleep on the sofa with a blanket given the chance. Woodie is a rescue dog from Zante Greece and he is some sort of spaniel cross and a very loving nature. This is why we would like you to keep up their routine.
The fish to be fed with a handful of food once a day....
To keep the house tidy and respect the contents as if they were their own. Use of all the facilities available. + More info