Large family 5 bedroomed home with one dog and 2 cats
Hello we are Katie and Clive and we live on the UK south coast. We are both big foodies and love the great out doors. We have 4 teenagers and as such it is a lovely busy family home. Katie works from home and Clive is a food consultant. Our pets are Nala, a 7 year old springerdoodle, Zuri is a black cat and Kaya is a tabby both 7 years old too. Nala is extremely affectionate and loves cuddles. The cats are affectionate when they choose. They all love to play, especially Nala with her ball. They all get along well and will curl up together or with us.
Our Home & Location
Our house has five bedrooms set over three floors with three bathrooms. There is off road parking at the front of the property and a flat garden and patio to the rear. There are a few shops within walking distance, pubs and restaurants within 10 to 20 mins walk or 45 minutes walk into Hastings. The beach and seafront is 10 to 15 minutes walk, but to walk Nala on the beach it's about 30 minutes. We would recommend you have a car for getting around and walking Nala as even though we have parks near by we don't tend to use them, seen as she is part springer she needs a good walks. You would be staying in a double bedroom with ensuite.
Responsibilities & Pets
We have a springerdoodle called Nala, she has two walks per day (& will happily have more) at set times as is her food. There are parks within 2 or 7/8 minutes walk from the house or the beach 10 to 15 minutes. We normally walk her out in the countryside or along the seafront. She has two meals a day and is very, very friendly, lovable and extremely well trained. We also have two cats Kaya and Zuri who are friendly and love to be stroked once they've accepted you. We have a cat flap in the side rear door which leads to the garden. Zuri loves to bring in leaves as a present and sometimes you might find something a little fluffier. They are all used to a busy home with 6 people in and lots of coming and going. They tend to come and go as they please , but need feeding twice per day and a small lunch snack for them all and biscuits before bed. Nala has Crohns Disease and needs her daily steroids and can unfortunately become quite unwell if we don't stick strictly to her vets diet. Nala also has arthritis in her hips and has medicine for this too. Zuri has a skin condition and is also on steroids. So there is quite a lot of medication to organise at the breakfast and evening meals. Nala loves having her ball thrown in the garden. She can only go on the settee with a throw on & if she is dry and invited. Nala is NEVER left on her own for longer than 3 hours. Katie works from home so they are always used to company. No smoking aloud and couples or a singleton preferred. We also like to FaceTime or Skype to meet who we choose and then meet either the day before if possible for you to meet the pets and show you our home. The house and garden need cleaning and maintaining whilst we are away.
You will need a car to get Nala out on suitable walks and be into walking as she is half springer spaniel. Our first wonderful sitters introduced us to WhatsApp as away of showing us how all the fluffy friends are and what they had done for the day with Nala, it’s a great and helpful way of seeing things back home for us. And hugely appreciated.