I’m a retired farmer and now have a passion for travelling and at last the time to do it.
I’m single and live alone with my pets and have a large garden which I am still creating. I love growing things especially my own vegetables....
I’m an active person and swim most weeks at my local health centre in Taunton and also enjoy walking and cycling . + More info
Our Home & Location
My home is a spacious barn conversion in a rural location but there are neighbours close by .
The barn is on two levels with large living areas on the first floor which leads out onto a large garden . There is a hot tub in the garden and sitters are welcome to use it....
There are 3 bedrooms and house sitters will have their own room and bathroom.
A car is really essential here as the closest shops are 2 miles and Taunton is 6 miles with all the usual amenities.
The coast at Minehead is just 25 mins drive and Exmoor and the Quantock hills are close by .
There are several good country pubs to eat in and the west Somerset steam railway runs from Bishops Lydeard (2 miles) to Minehead
There is WiFi in the house .
House is not suitable for children . + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
My two pets are Trixie , a jack Russell and Skatty my black and white cat.
Trixie needs most care but is a very independent little elderly dog. She is 16 years old and now suffering from dementia and almost blind . She is becoming incontinent and regularly has accidents around the house . Fortunately all floors are hard and this does not create a problem....
She has an amazing appetite and is always looking for food but is not overweight. She is not overly friendly but not aggressive at all.
Skatty is no trouble at all and has a cat flap so can come and go as she pleases . Sometimes bringing mice inti the house ! She is easy to feed and will lead yo to her dish !
She has the run of the house and is lady of the manor !
She is also very vocal and purrs and speaks a lot . + More info
March 2019 | Pauleen