Dog (& cat & chicken!) sitting in glorious Devon - we could extend dates into bank holiday if anyone wants!
We live in a four-bedroomed house in a sleepy hamlet in a rural part of Devon. This means there are neighbours around if you want company, but equally you can hide away! We have a large, secluded garden and a field behind the house with direct access on to a public footpath. Our two dogs and cat are very much part of the family (along with our three children!) and used to being with us most of the time. Our terrier is still only a puppy (born in May) and will need careful supervision (and cuddles!).
Our Home & Location
Our kitchen (where we spend most of our time) opens out on to a sun-trap patio with table and cottage-type garden with large lawn, at the bottom of which is a Wendy house, which is where I like to work (can pick up wifi there). The guest bedroom is a double bedroom with ensuite loo and shower. There is also a bathroom if you prefer baths! TV / DVD / freeview in the sitting room - also a piano if you're musical. There is a field behind the house that is ours (sometimes our neighbour's calves share it) - good for a quick runaround for the dogs. The field has direct access on to a footpath and there are good walks from the house that take you high up for some amazing views. The Redwoods Inn pub is within walking distance (about half a mile) at Uplowman village, which also has a village hall with tennis court (free to use). There are more pubs and a Spar shop about a mile away at Sampford Peverell, which has great walking for miles in either direction along the Grand Western Canal - sometimes there are kingfishers! There are a couple of good farm shops only a few minutes' drive away, including a great place for pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries when in season. Knightshayes and Killerton National Trust properties are easy trips with great walks and interesting houses. The Blackdown Hills are about a 10-minute drive away - lots of footpaths and pretty villages there. Beautiful Exmoor and the city of Exeter are both about half an hour away.
Responsibilities & Pets
Looking after, feeding and walking our two dogs, Juno and Zulu, spending time with our cat Barney, and keeping an eye on our six chickens. Zulu is only a puppy so will need extra careful attention (and Juno will need some too so she doesn't feel left out!). The furry animals are very friendly and used to lots of interaction. The chickens need no supervision but should provide delicious eggs - some of them green!