One gorgeous dog, two beautiful cats and 28 lovely chickens in an idylic country setting on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
We are looking for someone to come and house sit for our animals whilst we go away for nine days on holiday in May / June. Chill our dog will be 12 months old by then. She is very sweet and full of energy when she is not snoozing! Our cats; Poppy and Bertie are very affectionate, easy to look after and love company. We have 28 chickens which are pets to us and very much part of the family. We live in a large house on the edge of Warminster with a beautiful secluded garden and the surrounding countryside offers many lovely walks and cycle rides.
Our Home & Location
We are located on the edge of Warminster, a historic market town in the wonderful Wylie Valley and are 30 minutes from both Salisbury and Bath. For those who enjoy sightseeing, we are 20 minutes drive from Stone Henge, ten minutes from Longleat and 20 minutes from Stourhead.
The area is great for walking, cycling, running and enjoying the outdoors with great scenery and lots of lovely villages with nice country pubs and good food.
Responsibilities & Pets
In the morning, we would need the house sitter to let the chickens out, and feed the dog and cats. In the evening at dusk, the house sitter would need to make sure the chickens were in their coop, close the door and put the electric fence back on, and feed the dog and cats.
The chickens are behind a 50m electric fence so are fairly self sufficient, they just need clean water and their feed filled up every other day. Chill the dog and Poppy the cat will follow you around the house all day asking for attention whilst Bertie will often just sunbathe outside on the patio or do as most male cats do and disappear during the day coming home early evening in time for dinner and a cuddle....
Unfortunately we cannot consider house sitters with children as our cats are frightened of children and it has taken them 7 years to accept our own children. When we have our friends with children to stay, our cats hide and don't come out until the children are gone. We would not want us being away to be any more stressful for them. We hope you understand. + More info