Honest Couple to sit our beautiful old Georgian home and care and love our two Bernese Mountain dogs & two cats & water my veg plot!
We live in a beautiful village west of Salisbury - 15 minutes from Stonehenge - Our large rambling home is warm, safe and a perfect place to relax surrounded by 6 acres of private grounds. The Village hosts cricket matches on the green and has a pub a five minute walk from the house. Life here is at a slow pace but you can access Salisbury by a short 20 minute drive or bus route direct from the bottom of our lane. within our property boundary is the paddock. The dogs are giant Bernese Mountain dogs, one male Dino one female Mini and both very kind & gentle giants but again you have to be confident as both can be quite enthusiastic but as Mini is getting little senior now and Dino is on medication walks have to be limited. Pub ambles are fine! They both require lots of cuddles and do not like to be left alone for long hours. ambles round the land are fine as we prefer not to be taken out in a car due to inability to jump in out easily. The cats Felix and Oscar are brothers if left here when we are away both are let out first thing but from afternoon on are kept in the house and at night are in their room or roaming the house. The dogs are in the kitchen and dining room only. Felix and Oscar are keen hunters and generally bring a dead and or alive catch home each day!
Our Home & Location
Main house with 5 star holiday let attached annex (The Applestore Spa at Sandhills House via Airbnb) - it may be that we have holiday guests staying during your stay and we would just ask you be a presence during their stay to make sure animals are safe, kept away from the guests and gates shut and our private gardens respected by them. They have their own holiday courtyard and driveway parking - our private gardens - open to you as our house sitters have abundant apple trees, raspberry canes and blackberry bushes in the summer months...we also have 6 acres of lawns to tend but a gardener is on hand. If you could help water my fruit and veg that would be much appreciated.
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like a couple for when we travel to be here full time bar the odd 2-3 hr period of free time once a day) Dog walks are limited to roaming round our grounds 2-3 times as neither dog can jump in out of a car easily or likes to be in a car in the summer heat. being bernese they walk behind you so will not chase a ball or run off but tag along for an amble! Mornings start at 6.30 when the dogs are let out - we have an enclosed dog pen right by kitchen door they can wander in alone. Essentially the main responsibility if to be here for the security love and care of the dogs and house and cats and for keeping an eye on holiday let guests to make sure they do not roam too much on site and do not bother the animals... and vice versa. You have relaxing land and garden to explore fabulous lane walks and use of bbq wood fired pizza oven fire pit a chance to relax and unwind in comfort.