House Sit With Two Westies
We are a retired couple looking for dog lovers to look after our two dogs when we are away on short breaks and holidays. It would also be helpful to find someone local who wouldn't mind popping in to see to the dogs on the odd occasion when we go out for the day/evening. Our two Westies are well-behaved (most of the time!) and enjoy walks, playing (Roxy) and cuddles (Jock).
Our Home & Location
Our home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac about a mile from Maidstone town centre and was designed and built to our own specification in 2005. The house is light and bright with mainly open plan ground floor accommodation and a south facing garden. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en suite shower room and balcony, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The house is equipped with all mod cons including Sky TV, WiFi, Sonos multiroom sound system and recently refitted kitchen.
Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has good shopping facilities and a thriving night-time economy. Attractions include the 14th century Archbishop’s Palace on the banks of the River Medway, Mote Park with its 30 acre lake, Leeds Castle (“The Loveliest Castle in the World”) and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty....
Maidstone is centrally located with all the attractions of Kent and London less than one hour away. Kent is steeped in history and heritage and is renowned throughout the world as the Garden of England. The area has many picturesque villages, stately homes, castles and gardens with plenty of opportunities for country walks in beautiful countryside. Within easy reach are Canterbury with its famous cathedral, and the historic Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Kent also has an extensive coastline with many blue flag award winning beaches and watersports activities.
London is easily accessible by train (1 hour from Maidstone or 18 minutes by High Speed train from Ebbsfleet International which is about 30 minutes drive). + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The dogs' routine is to be let out into the garden at approx 8 am, a lunchtime treat, walk of 30-60 mins in the afternoon and dinner about 5 pm. They have a dog flap so they can come and go as they please during the daytime. They are used to having us around but should be okay left home alone for 5-6 hours. Other than looking after the dogs, not much else to do except put the bins out. We have a cleaner who comes in once a week so not much housework to do either!