We are a semi retired couple living in a rural location . We have a house in France we go to regularly and need house sitters to look after our beautiful Maine Coon cat, Fifi and our twelve year old Border Collie, Nico. Fifi and Nico would not be happy away from their home environment, so house/pet sits are the perfect arrangement for them.
Our Home & Location
We live in a traditional Kentish style, weatherboarded house with beams and an inglenook fireplace. The main part of the house dates back to 1730 with later extensions. The kichen looks out onto a large pond and secluded garden. There is also a small lake in the garden which could be fished. We have a hard tennis court, although currently only suitable for a fun knock about as we need to do some surface repairs.
The house is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside bordering on an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village of Sissinghurst is nearby, with the famous Vita Sackville West Sissinghurst gardens. There is a pub serving real ales and very good food just across the road from our house and another very good one in Sissinghurst itself. Tenterden and Cranbook are a short drive for shopping and restarants, with village shops only five minutes away. The Romney Marshes, Rye and the coast at Camber Sands are about 30 minutes drive. A car is needed due to the rural location.
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like sitters to keep our house secure and tidy and look after our two pets. During the summer, we will need some lawn mowing to be done and regular watering of garden pots in warm weather.