Edwardian family home with 1 small dog and 2 cats
Hi, Phil and I live with our two children, Thomas and Sasha. I work as an RSPCA inspector and Phil works for the local authority. Both our kids are at the local primary school. This is the first year we have tried house sitters instead of kennels. Our dog Molly is getting on in years and we would rather she was at home than stuck in kennels whilst we go abroad. The cats would also be much happier at home with some human interaction and the freedom of their territory!! Our house is a relaxed welcoming home with never a dull moment, we love entertaining both adults and kids and want someone to enjoy it whilst we are away as much as we do.
Our Home & Location
We live in a Edwardian semi detached house with off road and on road parking. The house has a 'grown up' sitting room which we are currently decorating, a more informal 'snug' sitting room, a downstairs toilet and a large, recently built' extension where the kitchen/ dining room is. We have large bifold doors onto a patio with bbq and a medium sized garden. The dog and cats have access to a dog flap so going out for the day does not present any issues.Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms although would like to keep our bedroom guest free so we can store stuff in it to make the other 2 bedrooms more comfortable. Both bedrooms are double in size but one has a double bed and one a single. The bathroom has a bath and a powerful shower above the bath. We live in uckfield and are in easy walking distance into town. The town has a mainline train into London which takes about 1hr 15mins into London Bridge or Victoria. There is also easy access to Brighton and Eastbourne either by car in about 30 minutes or on the bus in around and hour. Tunbridge Wells is also close by. There are also loads of national trust homes/ gardens to visit locally. Uckfield is a small town with a couple of decent sized supermarkets and a bustling town centre. There are plenty of good places to eat and drink in town and a multitude of country pubs in the are. The ashdown forest is a short drive away as well.
Responsibilities & Pets
Molly is our old jack Russell. She is a bit wobbly these days and has poor eye site but still enjoys a 20-30 minute walk each day. She still loves her food and makes every effort to steal ours but she is on a strict diet so she doesn't get a dodgy tummy. Don't worry, nothing complicated. She does have some pain relief medication daily but that just goes in her food. Otherwise she is a happy dog. We would hope that she could be walked daily and would probably say to just keep her on the flexi lead. There are plenty of walks that can be done straight from home. The 2 cats are fairly self sufficient. Just require feeding, dry food, ad lib and a bit of a stroke of an evening. They have freedom of the house during the day but we usually shut them and the dog downstairs at night for our own sanity! Our vet is within walking distance if there were an emergency. Think the only other responsibility would be to water the pot plants during the summer months and enjoy our home.