Rob & Beverley
After many years in "Head Hunting", Rob is a Tour Guide taking mostly Americans around the UK and Europe on private tours in the warmer months. Beverley is retired and managed a large boarding kennels for 16 years. We don't like leaving our animals but like to have a decent break every year. We would like to get away more but have family ties locally with a elderly parent and a granddaughter which can prevent us from doing this !
Our Home & Location
We live in Tetbury - known as "The Gateway to The Cotswolds". The Cotswolds are a beautiful range of hills, 100 miles west of London, rolling hills, tiny villages, stone walls.
Our location is not suitable for people reliant on public transport but otherwise there is easy access to Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Bath and Bristol with Oxford only a little further afield (1 hour drive) and London is just 80 minutes on the train from Kemble Station, just 10 minutes drive from Tetbury....
Tetbury is a historic characterful town of stone built houses. Besides being a beautiful small town, its notoriety stems from the fact that our esteemed Prince, Charles, lives just up the road!
Our house is on a small, quite exclusive development and is detached with four double bedrooms, gardens front and back with large lounge/diner and conservatory/sun room. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Jasper is a Cat - therefore you serve him. He spends time outside and will leave you in no uncertain terms when he wants food. He is very large but not fat, loving and dribbles when excited. He is also loving to the local bird population but they do not reciprocate him, emotionally.
Gladys is the first dog we owned - fiesty, still fit at age 11 and not a lover of other dogs. Loves people but once she has said "hello" she tends to withdraw. Loves to play with her ragger or another toy if you will tug it for her. She has a sensitive tummy and must not be given food other than her own even if she begs. She always gives the impression of being starving but we keep her in good shape....
Fred we adopted and if we could change his name we'd call him "Manwaring" (Mannering) after Captain Manwaring in Dad's Army on TV. He believes himself to be the courageous, mouthy leader of the family, protecting us all but is in fact a total wimp! His stomach has the constitution of an Ox but we don't feed him treats in sight of Gladys.
They both like to be walked every day and our preference is to take them in the car, out of the town for a couple of miles where we walk in the lanes, away from other dogs.
They can be left for up to 5 hours providing they have water and we have a neighbour who may look in on them if the sitters were likely to be absent for longer than that. + More info