Fancy pet sitting in Jane Austen’s territory?
Hi my name is Emma and together with my 2 girls we live with our dog Chilli (10.5 years who will be travelling with us), cat Star and hamster Squeaky. We have unexpectedly been offered the opportunity of a puppy which we cannot refuse but she will only be 12 weeks at the time we plan to be away so she can’t travel with us. However if a puppy this young is a deal breaker I could arrange for her to go elsewhere and would just need the cat and hamster looked after
We have not used a houseitter before as previously we have been able to use my ex in-laws or my Mum. But obviously ex in-laws are no longer really an option for obvious reasons and my Mum will be travelling with us...
We will be leaving early’ish 20 Aug returning early evening 27th so probably need someone who can come and stay from the 19th and leave on either 27th or 28th - whatever would work for you. + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in a 4 bed detached house on a quiet housing estate on the borders of Holybourne and Alton in NE Hampshire. Alton is part of Jane Austen’s old stomping ground and nearby there is the Jane Austen museum in Chawton and Gilbert White’s museum in Selbourne.
The house is a 10min walk from the train station and a 20min walk from town. Guildford is around 30 mine drive away and Portsmouth is a little bit further in the opposite direction...
Surrounded by beautiful countryside there are lots of lovely walks and villages that appear in the Doomsday Book
We have wonderful neighbours and as a small town Alton is extremely friendly and has more to offer than meets the eye + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Star (the cat) is fairly independent and sadly not a lap cat so you will generally only see her when she is hungry (she will vocally advise you she is present and needs feeding). The hamster just needs feeding once a day
We are hoping a puppy will be joining the family imminently. By the time we go away she will be 12 weeks so should be fully immunised and as such will be able to go on short walks on the lead. She is the principal reason for seeking a house/pet sitter as she will need babying