Countryside Hamlet in North Lincolnshire
We are a newly retired couple and we live in a small hamlet in North Lincolnshire. Sue has had dogs, horses and numerous other pets for all of her life, as a married couple we have had a number of dogs, horses and ponies, ducks and chickens, rabbits, Guinea pigs and hamsters. We have two grown up children who live with their partners, one locally and one in London
Our Home & Location
We live in a 4 bed detached house built in 1918. We have lived here for 22 years and love it. There is a large lounge with a coal fire plus a large kitchen with a large separate dining room. We have three large bedrooms plus one small one which has been converted to an office. There are two large bedrooms upstairs (with king size beds) and 1 bedroom downstairs with an en-suite bathroom. There would be a choice of one of the upstairs rooms or the downstairs bedroom. We have oil fired heating throughout.
There is a deck outside with seating and a brick built barbecue....
The area is primarily agricultural, 90% arable farming. We have lovely neighbours either side but look out onto farmland both front and back.
There are no shops or pubs in the village but there is a co-op in Haxey where there is also a doctors surgery, a pharmacy, a small cafe and a couple of other shops.
The nearest pubs are either Westwoodside or West Stockwith with the White Hart in West Stockwith good for food and also accepts dogs.
The vet we use is in Misterton (Pinfold Veterinary Centre) and has treated all of our animals since we’ve lived here.
There are good walks in the area. Epworth is very well known for its Wesley heritage and two of the Pilgrim fathers were known to originate from Austerfield around 8 miles away.
The small town of Bawtry (approx 9 miles away) is well worth a visit and has several pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.
Nearby Belton has some lovely dog walks, some of which start and end in a lovely new cafe! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We have three dogs, two elderly Jack Russell terriers (currently 15 and 14) who now prefer a sedentary lifestyle, the youngest JRT recently had vestibular syndrome but is back to normal but neither he nor his mum can cope with walks anymore, and an 8 month old monster goldendoodle puppy who loves to walk and play in the garden. They are all fed a raw food and kibble diet twice a day and the pup usually has some kibble at bedtime. They all sleep in the kitchen/back porch area with the pup fastened in his crate they all sleep through the night although the two oldies do have accidents in the night occasionally. We have two ducks in the garden, our two ponies (kept at a neighbours) are taken care of separately by a friend. The vegetables and plants may need watering in warm weather.