Border Terrier and 9 month old kitten seeking petsitters for walks and cuddles
Our Border Terrier is 13 and much prefers the creature comforts that home provides and being with people, rather than the confines of kennels and we have recently added Mohawk the kitten to the household, he is currently an indoor kitty. West Chiltington is a quiet chocolate box village in West Sussex, on the boundary of the South Downs National Park, yet within easy reach of Brighton, Horsham and with a good train service to London.
We are a professional couple with no children and have spent the last 5 years living and working in the USA (Oregon & New Jersey) We returned to the UK and our Sussex home and lifestyle in 2016.
Our Home & Location
We live in quiet part of West Chiltington and our 1/2 acre garden is surrounded by trees but has been landscaped to provide an open feel with plenty of areas for al fresco dining, when the british weather allows! There is a large lawned area with formal raised beds at one side and more natural, woodland garden with stream and two ponds on the other. There is a block paved drive with parking for plenty of vehicles. The driveway is screened from the house by a large hedge.
The house has 4-bedrooms and is detached, we redesigned and renovated in 2007. The ground floor comprises Dining Hall, Kitchen, Utility Room, TV Room, Sitting Room and a large Conservatory. There is also a single bedroom adjacent to a Shower Room. Upstairs is accessed by an open plan oak staircase and features Master Bedroom (not available to sitters). one very large double bedroom (en-suite) and a further en-suite double bedroom. There is also a study....
The house sits in the middle of its plot and benefits from lots of large windows giving a connection to the garden, the open plan dining area has bi-fold windows onto a decked area and there are double doors connecting to the same deck from the kitchen. The gourmet kitchen features a large central island, 2 x fan assisted ovens, a steam oven, microwave, induction hob and built in bean to cup coffee machine. The sitting room connects with a large conservatory giving more views out over the garden and ponds. Also found on the ground floor is a single bedroom looking out over the back garden and a downstairs toilet/shower room.
West Chiltington is located approximately 40 minutes from London Gatwick airport and 1 hour from London Heathrow airport. It also benefits from being in close proximity to Pulborough (train station with 2 trains per hour to London) and Storrington. Although our location is semi-rural, we do have one village shop, a village butcher and hairdresser all within walking distance and three major supermarkets within 3 miles. There are also ample independent butchers and farm shops. The coast is easily reachable (15 miles) and both Brighton and Hove offer great restaurants and entertainment opportunities. We are also within 20 minutes driving distance of Horsham, which has a cinema, major shops and lots of good eateries. The South Downs are on our doorstep (literally) offering great walking and lots of great countryside pubs. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
AILSA: Feed (2xdaily), Walk and play/cuddle with her.
MOHAWK: Feed (2xdaily). Clean out litter tray daily. Play and cuddles required....
CHICKENS: Feed and water (every few days), plus collect fresh eggs (approx 3 daily)
HOUSE: Keep the house clean and tidy. + More info
January 2019 | Victoria
May 2018 | John