Sitter required for some adorable dogs and a parrot - newly renovated barn conversion set in 8 acres of private land
We have recently moved to a newly renovated barn on the edge of the village of Tamerton Foliot in Plymouth. This will be the first time we have had house sitters having being recommended to this site by Jan Gillies of Invergordon . Jan regularly uses this site and has always been very pleased with the placements. Having now settled in our new home we feel we deserve (or is it need!) a holiday! We are a retired couple with no commitments other than our pets.
Our Home & Location
There are 2 properties on the site, both are owned by our family and have been renovated from a near-derelict state over the last 3 years.The Barn has an open-plan kitchen/dining room/lounge and on the floor below there are two bedrooms and a wet room.The farm is situated in Tamerton Foliot, a pretty village on the outskirts of Plymouth, Devon. The village lies to the north of the city and the city c entre is about 5 miles away. There is a half hourly bus service to town. The village is close to the Dartmoor National Park. In the opposite direction. There is a village general store and post office and larger food stores (Co-op & Aldi) are just a short drive away at Southway. The village benefits from 3 pubs serving a varied range of meals and there is also a Chinese Take Away.
Responsibilities & Pets
Bentley and Bella are easygoing and very loving. Bella, being still a pup, is very playful, but Bentley is more laid back. They enjoy cuddles and are anxious to outdo each other for affection!Due to the high rafters in the Barn Monty, at present, remains in his cage (we will get his wings clipped after our holiday so we can let him roam around again). If you are unfamiliar with parrots you will be reassured to know that feeding him, changing his water and cleaning the cage can all be done without needing to handle him!Recent arrivals are 6 chickens. Their coop is close to the Barn and by day they can use the run attached to the coop as opposed to roaming around freely!There are no gardens to maintain. (The area around the two houses is still ’work in progress.’) The adjoining fields, whilst belonging to us, are currently used by the local farmer for his livestock.