We are looking for someone suitable to look after our house, our indoor plants and our animals.
We live in a lovely converted water tower/barn in the rural Northamptonshire countryside and have a cat, 6 chickens and 6 alpacas. We are going away to visit friends and are looking for someone who loves animals and the countryside and can look after our house and pets.
Our Home & Location
The house sits in unspoilt countryside about 1.5 miles from a village which contains a open-every-day shop, doctors' surgery, pubs etc. The area is quiet and beautiful. We are opposite an old country house and have only four other neighbours.
The nearest town is Oundle, ten minutes away, a picturesque market town with supermarkets and a range of shops including two butchers, a wine merchant, pharmacies and so on. Kettering (30 minutes) and Peterborough both have train stations from where you can travel to London (1 hour) and the rest of the country. You will need a car as we are in a rural location.
Responsibilities & Pets
Responsibilities are to care for the animals which includes: feed the cat (on demand!), feed the chickens and clean out their henhouse daily - and collect the eggs, feed the alpacas and water house plants.
If you haven't looked after alpacas before, they are quite easy, just needing fresh water and half a bucket of food each day and some hay. Then it's just a matter of checking that they are well. They are very friendly!