We are semi -retired from the medical profession with 3 adult children. We have used house sitters for the past 5 years but now we have the freedom to travel more frequently. We have family that live locally and will be able to offer support if needed
Our Home & Location
Ours is a large 4 bedroom detached house in a rural location.The original house dates back 300 years and sits in 1 acre of garden. There is an outside tennis court. We have 7 acres in total including paddocks and woodland. The Village is less than 1 mile away with a very good shop/post office and a bus service. A car is needed though. Nearest town is Oswestry 6 miles away Shrewsbury is 12 miles. Shropshire is a beautiful county plenty to see and do. Close to Wales only 2 hours from the welsh coast. The house doesn't have disabled access due to its age and we do have a pond which is not protected. During the summer months there will be some plant watering responsibilities as we have a productive greenhouse and vegetable garden.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our 2 dogs are mother and daughter, both very loving. They need walking daily which is easy from our back door. We tend to walk them off the lead through the garden and wood to fields where they can run burn off lots of energy. The cats sleep all day either on their beds or outside, they are 17 after all! You should get eggs daily from the chickens who need shutting up at night and letting out in the morning. Our 4 Dexter cows do not need any attention from housesitters as they are cared for by a local farmer when we are away. The barn is next to the vegetable garden.