Sitter needed to care for our cat, tropical fish and outdoor goldfish.
We have been let down by our confirmed sitter and urgently need someone to house-sit for us at short notice. We are a couple in our 60s and live in a converted farmhouse in a beautiful rural location near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. We need a pet sitter to look after our cat, tropical fish and outdoor goldfish.
Our Home & Location
We live about 4 miles from Hebden Bridge on the hilltops, with beautiful views over the Calder valley. You will need a car, as the nearest (infrequent) bus service is over a mile away. The access to the house is up a very steep track, so you will need to feel confident driving up this! Alternatively, there is space to park your car at the bottom. The town of Hebden Bridge features many independent shops, with numerous pubs and restaurants. Our nearest village, the picturesque Heptonstall, has a café and two pubs. There is also a well-stocked local shop approximately half a mile from the house which is open every day. The house itself has 3 bedrooms (two doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, and a single), and a further attic study bedroom and a bathroom. There is Wi-fi, though broadband speed is not very fast in this area. We are very happy for you to use our bed-linen and towels, though if you prefer to bring your own that's fine. Unfortunately the garden is not suitable for small children.
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for someone to: feed our cat, Percy, including adding his medication to his food; feed the tropical fish and do routine weekly maintenance on the aquarium- a partial water change and clean/change the filter; clean the pond pump and filter roughly once a week, depending on the build-up of algae.