to look after my house and dog.
I am now retired from running an organic farmshop and am looking forward to travelling the world and have planned a trip to Australia and New Zealand. I have a lovely "sprocker" dog called Harley who loves his walks around Chiselborough where we live. I enjoy life and am very independent and love nothing better than going off in my campervan to explore the countryside and coastline. Enjoy cycling and walking and keen interest in the flora and fauna , reading and visits to pubs with friends.
Our Home & Location
My home is a period house built of local hamstone , still quarried on Ham Hill about 2 miles way which is an ancient Iron Age Fort. Very beautiful place for walking dogs and has a local pub which welcome walkers and dogs.
My house is quite quirky as it is three storied on one side and you go through an outhouse to get to a cellar room with a south facing garden which is completely private....
I have a pergola in the front garden and a grass/gravel track leading to the house. It is set on commonland called Fairplace Common and is elevated so i enjoy fabulous views across the Somerset countryside.
There are a host of well marked footpaths leading you to all the surrounding villages and cycling is along quiet country lanes. We have a local pub in the village called Cat Head and the nearest local village shop is 1 mile away. There is also a smallholding in the village which sells some great products made on site. Yeovil is the largest town, about 6 miles where you have main street shops, cinema, sports centre ,banks etc . My Farmshop Trading Post at Lopenhead nr South Petherton has a great selection of all you need to run your household which is 5 miles away.
The village residents are very friendly and welcome you to join in any village events.
The dorset coast is wonderful and very unspoilt and even in the winter is a great place to visit.
Bridport is a very vibrant town with good arts and music events. The David Hall in South Petherton also is a great venue for socialising. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
I would be looking for the house sitter to care for my dog Harley and take him for two walks a day. The walk in the morning should ideally be minimum of an hour and one in the afternoon can be less.
I would also request the house be kept clean and tidy ....
The garden would not need much attention at this time of year but might require brushing up leaves etc., + More info
October 2018 | Anneke
February 2018 | John