Two Loving dogs request your company in their comfortable house nestled on the foot of the Cotswolds
We are looking for a couple or single person preferably with previous sitting experience to look after our pets and home whilst we are on holiday. We have a very spacious and comfortable 4 bed detached house with lots of room inside and out for you to relax.
We have a 10 year old very friendly and docile Labrador who is starting to show his age and an equally friendly but more enthusiastic 3 year old Sheppadoodle who is full of fun....
Both dogs are very affectionate, loving, and obedient and no trouble at all on or off the lead. Harvey has recently become less mobile and needs lots of love and just one short walk a day, whereas Ebony has lots of energy and needs 2 walks a day. They are both medium to large dogs and Ebony in particular is very strong so a single person would need to be able to handle both on a joint lead albeit the nearby walks are mainly off lead and field based. + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home is located at the foot of the Cotswold's not far from Malmesbury and Tetbury in North Wiltshire. We are about 10 minutes drive from the M4 motorway and 15-20 mins from Kemble or Chippenham railway stations. Our local village is just a mile away which you can walk or drive to and it has many facilities including 2 good pubs a cafe/restaurant, a well stocked shop open 7 days a week with a post office, 2 off licenses and a hairdressers which is quite a a lot for a small village. Malmesbury and Tetbury both about 6-8 minutes away have supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and everything else you would expect to find in a market town.y
The lovely city of Bath about 25 minutes away and Bristol about 35 minutes both with a huge array of shops however Bath has a Spa and Mineral Baths and lots of windy lanes with cafe's wheres Bristol is a lot bigger and has large shopping area's plus the Bristol docs are with waterside cafe's....
Our house has a large lounge with 3 comfortable settees and a large screen television with french doors to our upper patio. The upper patio has recently been revamped and has lots of comfortable seating under a large sun sail and a BBQ are with further stone seating under a pergola.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need including a large cooker and freezer with an ice maker and filtered water. The guest bedroom for sitters includes an en-suite shower room and views of the garden.
The lower patio has a table and chairs and a lovely summerhouse great for relaxing, reading or a G&T. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The dogs will need a walk twice a day and although times do not have to be exact we would prefer them to keep as near as possible to their routine which is more settling for them while we are away. We usually walk them anything from 7.30-8.30ish am and again early to mid afternoon 2-3ish one walk being approx 30 mins and the other about 15 mins as long.
The dogs need to be taken in a car for their walks as although in the countryside we are on a B road, the fields where we walk them are only about 3/4 minutes away where they can be let off straight away in the abundant fields and along the byways. The whole area is very quiet and peaceful and you may well hear or come across wildlife as you explore. We have a small old car with the seats down which can be used for walking the dogs daily and short trips for shopping and prefer if you have an EU license so we can cover you for driving the car while you are here or alternatively your own insurance if not....
The dogs are both very affectionate and our preference will always be for sitters who have experience with animals and who are caring and responsible. + More info