House/Pet Sitter Required
We would like to introduce ourselves as the Fynn family - this includes, Myself, Gillian my Husband, Daniel and my two sons, Lewie (10) and Harry (7). It also includes Ryan my horse who is my largest pet by far who I have had the pleasure of owning for 18 years, my two cats Ginger and Ninja who we have had for nearly four years and were named by the boys, our three beautiful dogs Buster who was our first family dog when Lewie was born, Roley who was our second dog when Harry was born & Tia who is the latest addition along with the rabbit, Blackberry and not forgetting the hamster, Pickles!
As you can see we love animals and although some days can be hectic and full on our family wouldn’t be complete without them! I’ve owned animals my whole life and have been lucky enough to grow up with various animals.
We love being busy and spending a lot of our time in the great outdoors. The boys like playing football and both play for local football clubs.
I work part time and Daniel Full time. Both boys attend the local junior school....
We’ve never used Trusted Pet Sitters before so hoping for a positive outcome. We like to have weekends away in the UK and a family summer holiday once a year. We have extended family in the West Country and as lovely as it is to visit with the dogs unfortunately they can’t always join us!
We look forward to meeting new people through Trusted house sitters and welcome any advice/tips/suggestions etc that anyone would like to share with us. + More info
Our Home & Location
•Five bed detached house
•Family bathroom / on-suite /downstairs toilet
•Three reception rooms
•Large kitchen/breakfast room
•Double detached garage - driveway parking
•Secluded rear garden
Located in Bramley which is an historical village in North Hampshire, close to the Berkshire Border, 5 miles north of Basingstoke and 10 miles south of Reading.
The village is separated from the neighbouring villages of Sherfield-on-Loddon, Sherbourne-St-John, Chineham, and Silchester by farm land.
Bramley is a civil parish with an elected Parish Council. The village falls within the area of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council, and the three councils are responsible for different aspects of local government
***A bit of History ***
Bramley is on the Roman road from Silchester to Chichester and is known to have been inhabited from pre-Roman times. Towards Sherfield there is an area known as Bullsdown Camp. This was a ten acre space surrounded by a series of defensive ditches and mounds, where the people would come with their animals to escape from attack. Even the Romans found it hard to capture such camps. With the nearby Roman settlement at Silchester, there are the remains of a Romano British villa....
Local amenities include the shop with a small sub-post office, an estate agent, the village bakery and car mechanics, along with the village pub. There is also a Church, Doctor Surgery, Village Hall, Clift Meadow Pavilion.
There are some developments of light industrial units at Campbell Close, and Stocks Farm, and a little out of the village centre on Cufaude Lane.
There are play facilities at Farriers Close, St. Marks Close, Yew Tree Close, and two new play areas on the German Road development.
There are some swings and a multi-use play area at Clift Meadow – all within walking distance from the house. Clift Meadow also has tennis courts and a Cricket pitch. There is a Football pitch and there are several green areas including Forge Field at Farriers Close, Longbridge Road, the field in Moat Close.
We also have a lot of areas suitable for dog walkers including Bramley Green, some areas around Bullsdown Farm and some footpaths for pleasant walks around Bramley including the heritage trail Silchester Roman Walk 8-9 miles.
***Local Attractions***Silchester Roman Town Walls and Amphitheatre – English Heritage is approximately 10-15 minutes away:
The complete circuit of the Roman Town Walls and the amphitheatre of the Roman Town are open to visitors all year round. It is a mile and half walk along the Roman walls and the North Gates and South gates into the Roman Town are well worth a visit. The amphitheatre is located just outside the Roman Town, to the north-east. Although the seating does not survive, the atmosphere does!
The Roman town at Silchester is situated between the M3 and M4 motorways, between Reading and Basingstoke. This is well worth a visit, and is a lovely place to go.
The Vyne – National Trust – 10 minutes
The Vyne is a 16th-century country house outside Sherborne St John near Basingstoke in Hampshire.
The grounds contain large woodland and a wetlands nesting site populated by swans and common redshanks. There are a number of woodland, wetland and parkland walking trails. Dogs are welcome into the grounds (on leads), in Morgaston Woods and the Organic Parklands (under direct control).
I walk the dogs here a lot and access the woodland area via Morgaston Woods further up the road past the Vyne entrance, it is a lovely place to walk and the dogs as well as all of the family enjoy it very much. It has a lot to see and a great place for den building too - the dogs like a good swim in the water.
The Street/Sherfield Road runs through the village, connecting with the A33 Reading to Basingstoke road at the eastern end, and the A340 Tadley to Basingstoke road at the west. Both the M4 and M3 motorways are within 10 miles.
Bus service Routes run hourly between approximately 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday to and from Basingstoke, although the village has recently lost a service which used to run to Basingstoke Hospital.
The railway station in the middle of the main built area of the village is on the link line accessing Basingstoke main-line station to the south, and Reading main-line station to the north. First Great Western runs a half hourly service in peak times, and hourly during off peak periods. The level crossing by the station is the busiest in Hampshire.
There is one car park at Jibbs Meadow.The National Cycle route 23 runs through the village.
Mobile phone reception has improved in the last few years, with reception being patchy for only a few providers. Superfast (FTTC/FTTP) Broadband is available to most households now, including ours. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like people to feel welcome in our home and enjoy our pets as much as we do - along with feeling comfortable during your stay. Our Neighbour’s our friendly and the village is a nice place to visit.
The only responsibilities we request are that our animals and home are looked after to the best of your ability and they receive lots of love and attention. The dogs will require walking at least once a day. The cats come & go as they please & the Hampster is easy to handle and goes in her exercise ball daily. The rabbit is left in his hutch or has the run of the garden.
June 2018 | Glynis