Cat sitter needed in a small Oxfordshire village
My husband and I both love to travel, however having recently introduced two young cats into our lives, this isn't as easy as it used to be! So far we have only left them for a long weekend, and we're both a little nervous of leaving them for longer periods of time. We would prefer not to use catteries where possible, as the boys found this really stressful last time we left them. However this is our first experience of using house sitters, so we're not quite sure what to expect! My husband and I both have full time office jobs but prefer to be outside whenever we can, which is why we love our village - there are so many walks and cycle trails outside our front door. We have been renovating our house for the last five years, and it is now virtually complete so we are starting to turn our attention to our garden, which at the moment sadly looks more like a sea of mud and builders' rubble.
Our Home & Location
We live in a small village about 5 minutes drive from the pretty market town of Thame. Our house is a grade 2 listed thatched cottage right in the heart of the village, opposite the church and an excellent pub! There are a number of footpaths and bridleways running through the village, and the Ridgeway and Chiltern Way walking routes are very close by. We are approximately 30 minutes drive away from Oxford, an hour from Burford in the Cotswolds, and it takes about 45 minutes to get to London by train.The house itself is a relatively small two bed, semi-detached property, and is only really suitable for couples or a single person. We have a small garden, which we are currently in the process of redesigning, so its a (muddy) work in progress at the moment.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our cats are just starting to explore outdoors, and they do not like staying in a cattery! They are also relatively young so they need a bit more attention than older cats. We're looking for someone to feed, love and generally look after their wellbeing whilst we are away. If you are a keen gardener and would enjoy some light gardening, that would also be welcome, although not expected!