Beautiful sixteenth century cottage in the heart of the East Sussex Countryside.
My wife and I need a trustworthy and reliable house sitter(s) to look after our five year old Newfoundland dog, elderly cat, four chickens and our home whilst we're away for a week. We’re new to all this so might need a little helping hand here and there.
Our Home & Location
We live in a 3 bed detached sixteenth century cottage in a couple of acres of land with lovely views on the edge of the village of Bodle Street Green in East Sussex.
The cottage is very old and quirky with low ceilings, lots of old beams, a “vintage Aga” which is totally functional, and all mod cons like fibre internet, WIFI, TV, SONOS, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier....
Whilst the location is certainly rural we are in a very friendly active village and are only three miles from our local shop and Post Office. Our closest towns are Hailsham (5 miles) Eastbourne (14 miles) Battle, Heathfield (5 miles) Bexhill (5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells and Brighton are only 45 mins drive. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Nelly is our four year old Newfoundland. She needs one good long walk a day, she loves other dogs and nothing more than to jump in the lake or the stream. Newfoundlands like company and don’t like to be left on their own for long periods of time. She normally gets walked in the afternoon. She gets fed once in the morning and again after her walk. She is a big dog, 48 kilos, very gentle and very loving and enjoys a good tickle and tummy rub.
We have an 18 year old cat, she's a little black thing called Frodo and likes nothing more than to spend her days curled up in front of the Aga. She also likes nothing more than to sit next to you whilst you watch a film and sleeps most of the day....
The chickens. Big Bird, Little Brown Hen, Cleo and Madonna. We open their hatches in the morning at about 7.30 / 8am and close their coops as it gets dark and set the electric fence. We fill up their water daily and their food hopper once a week. They roam around the back garden for most of the day. They are oblivious to the dog and cats. The chickens normally produce 1 to 3 eggs a day between them. + More info
October 2018 | Kelly