Loving company required , with the odd beach walk much appreciated !!
We ( Alan and Margaret ) are both working full time and need a break during the year. We have used a friend stay in the past few years but since moving this has not worked resulting in a bad experience this year , so need someone who can spend time with Stella especially in the evenings.
Stella does not require long walks but does need loving , and her own environment where she can just chill and feel settled....
She is a typical retriever ( 9yrs approx as was a rescue dog ) who loves food but is well behaved , but does have the run of the house .You will find her a joy to be with , but be warned she does like singing to certain artists on the radio !!
She is fine off the lead with other dogs , but can pull on harness if walking around the roads.
We do not use the forest for walking due to recent illnesses reported widely in the press , but she loves the beach scene and cliff tops we have close by + More info
Our Home & Location
We live in a small cul de sac , within a quiet village just outside ( 2 miles ) the picturesque town of Lymington , with it's pretty quay / marina , and plenty of coffee shops and pubs.
The 2 bedroom Bungalow is roomy and has a secure garden , with access through a side passage or conservatory ....
Also close by is the town of New Milton with it's bigger supermarkets and busy high street.
Being close to the coast , you have a choice of beaches 5 minutes and 10 minutes drive but the dog's favourite being at Highcliffe which is a 15 minute drive away , which is great for Stella as this is away from the road.
Bungalow has wi fi and a good size lounge , and a good size bedroom for guests.
Good facilities overall
There is off road parking , with good but quiet neighbours all around.
There is a small village shop for emergencies , but just one pub that is closed on Monday !! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Priority is for Stella to be settled and happy , although the odd day's hoovering would not go amiss the way she moults !!
As we tend to go for just a week away at a time , we do not expect any gardening or general maintenance to be done , as we will always leave the property up together ....
You will need a car that Stella can travel in , but we do provide covers etc to minimise mess .
We are hoping to find someone that can bond with Stella for possible future trips .
She needs more company than exercise ( 30-60 minutes is enough for her ) , but does have a routine for eating that does involve a slice of toast every day !!
She is a charactor , but is very loving if this is recipricated . + More info