Dog sitting in character cottage in beautiful North Cornwall
I'll be going to Australia in February 2019 to visit my daughter and am looking for either an individual or couple (has to be dotty about dogs obviously!) to look after my beautiful Golden Retriever Charlie. He's 3 years old and has a very loving nature. He loves all people and other dogs and is very easy to look after. His main needs, besides food and walks of course, are lots of companionship and affection.
Our Home & Location
Our cottage is more than 200 years old but is cosy and comfortable. It's on the edge of the small village of St Teath, just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village. The main house has 3 bedrooms, a study, recently modernised kitchen and a decent sized enclosed garden. The bathroom has a full-sized bath and separate shower cubicle. The lounge has a beamed ceiling and log fire.
St Teath has a wonderful pub, serving good food, a well stocked general store with post office and an amazing butcher who offers top quality, locally sourced meat. There's also a lovely old church in the village. We're 10 miles from Wadebridge which is a charming town with a good range of shops, many lovely eateries, a cinema, Tesco's and Aldi's. In Wadebridge you can hire a bike to cycle along the popular Camel Trail - a traffic free ride, along a disused railway alongside the beautiful Camel Estuary, to Padstow - home of the famous Rick Stein seafood restaurants....
We're right in the heart of "Poldark" country with easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Britain. Trebarwith Strand is a magnificent beach just 20 minutes drive away. The impossibly pretty fishing village of Port Isaac, where the Doc Martin TV series is filmed, is also 20 minutes by car. Newquay - one of the country's top tourist destinations boasting world famous surfing - is about 40 minutes drive. The local countryside offers some fabulous walks - either along the North Cornwall coast or up on Bodmin Moor where sheep and ponies roam free and you'll find the famous Jamaica Inn. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Our sitter (s) would need to be spend each night here, to give Charlie his breakfast and walk in the morning and to give him his tea and another walk in the afternoon. He should be left for no longer than 3 hours during the day time. Charlie doesn't like the car so if you want to take him out on trips you'll need to lift him in and that takes 2 people! Every evening at 5.55pm he likes to sing along to the theme tune of the TV programme Heartbeat so it would be good if you were at home for that. It's one of the funniest things you'll ever see so you don't want to miss it.