Buzzy area, close to central London
I have a cat & a dog, but am new to Home Sitters so am initially looking for care for my cat Binx only. I Have a creative background & that is reflected in the style of my home which shows my passion for design & interiors with artwork by friends & purchases from countries that I have visited, as well as items from my childhood home. A mix of styles & although I am always trying to de-clutter, I love to be in interesting surroundings!
I am a born & bred Londoner & have worked in various roles including Graphic Design & ten years in the Auction industry in Central London.
Our Home & Location
The house is in Shepherds Bush (in a pretty tree lined road, opposite a church), a lively area with excellent links to Central London. Westfield shopping centre with the brand new John Lewis flagship store is a short bus ride or a 20 minute walk away. The Television Centre development , including various food related venues & recordings of TV shows is in the same location.
Additionally, the Bush & Tabard Theatres are nearby & the Vue multiplex cinema....
Just a 5min walk to the beautiful Ravenscourt Park, with a gorgeous walled garden, & lovely garden centre with quirky cafe & lake with ducks & geese. The Co-op with an extensive range & late hours is 2 mins walk. away. Askew Rd , home of the Ginger Pig butchers & numerous independent cafes, restaurants & gift shops is nearby. Also there is The Eagle pub with it's huge garden for al fresco wining & dining.
The house is 2mins walk to an independent Nepalese restaurant, a stylish pizza restaurant in a beautiful building, and good local pub with a Thai kitchen.
Easy & fast access to central London via bus/night bus nearby for the scenic route, or Central Line, Hammersmith & City & District Line, with links to nearby Chiswick, Hammersmith riverside & Richmond, Short journey to Portobello Rd, Chiswick House, & Kew Gardens
There is a lovely large balcony,(see photo) accessed by full width bi-fold doors, & a rear garden accessed by steps. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Binx is a petite loving girl cat who loves attention, plenty of stroking & treats. She's not very keen on being picked up. She spends most of her day inside but goes out & about exploring local gardens at the rear of the house via her cat flap. The house is terraced & she does not go out of the front door or near the road, so extra care has to be taken when the front door is opened. She likes to sleep on my bed & is happy to spend the night in the bedroom. She does try & wake me up in the morning, but when brushed off will snooze until I am ready to give her her morning stroke.
Binx is happy to be home alone for parts of the day for several hours but needs someone to be around overnight & first thing for a morning stroke.