Pet and House Sitter needed in Devon Countryside
I am looking for someone to care for my animals and look after my cottage whilst I am away on trips that I have booked for May, September and October. I have 3 dogs - 2 Springer spaniels that are 14 years old and a lively 4 year old Cocker Spaniel, a ginger cat called Henry who is almost 3, 3 chickens and 2 tortoises. I am a florist who works from home.
Our Home & Location
I live in a cottage in the parish of Clayhidon in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, right on the Somerset border. . It is a cosy cottage and has a large south facing garden and is surrounded by fields and has fabulous views. The nearest village is Hemyock which has two shops, a post office, good pub and two hairdressers. There are vans which visit selling fish & chips & pizzas. The nearest larger towns are Wellington, Somerset (5 miles) and Honiton, Devon (8 miles). There are several very good pubs locally, lots of good walking routes and great views. As I am in a rural location, a car is needed. There is wifi at the cottage and the mobile signal is good.
Responsibilities & Pets
The dogs are housed in outside kennels which has a large concrete run area. They need two walks a day which is normally a shorter walk in the morning and a longer one in the afternoon/early evening. Penny, the female Springer is almost blind but she copes very well and finds her way around without much trouble.
Henry, the cat tends to sleep most of the day and likes to go out at night. He loves food and cuddles and is a very friendly ginger boy....
The chickens live in the small orchard at the top of the garden and just need feeding once a day.
The tortoises, who are about 20 years old, are happy eating & sitting in the sun in their run. + More info
May 2018 | Simon