House and many animals in rural Hampshire
We need a pet sitter as we have an apartment in Italy which we visit every month and we also travel a good deal elsewhere.We have a daily housekeeper who currently looks after the animals whilst we are away, but the dogs , in particular, could do with more company. Helen who usually helps with the house and animals will always be around to share the animal care if desired, or will be more than happy to have time off.
Our Home & Location
Our home is quite big - 6 bedrooms, set in 7 acres of garden paddock and woodland backing onto open countryside with many lovely walks/rides nearby. Alton, which has a station is just over a mile away and has several supermarkets etc. We are very close to Chawton, home of Jane Austen , Winchester is 1/2 an hours drive away and Farnham is within very easy reach by train or car. London Waterloo takes 1hr 15mins. There are numerous attractive country pubs in the area and plenty to do and see.
Sitters accomodation is in our pretty guest room with en suite shower, there is also a good size family bathroom available. The kitchen has a gas fired aga and is the heart of our home.
Responsibilities & Pets
The dogs are fed once a day in the morning and sleep in an outbuilding at night. They are never allowed upstairs. They mainly need walking and lots of attention and affection. The cats live outside in a barn where they are fed,they do come into the kitchen from time to time. The outdoor animals need letting out,feeding once a day apart from Copper who has 2 meals and continuous hay.Everything needs shutting away at night ,Copper and Ringo's stables need mucking out and straw given to the cows.There are different routines for summer and winter, very detailed instructions will be provided.
March 2019 | Tracy
March 2019 | Hayley