York area - Rural family home with Dogs, Cats and horses
Hello! We are Claire and Paul, we're looking for a responsible house sitter, ideally a couple or single person. Probably not suited to a young family due to very friendly but 'giddy' dogs. Must be non-smokers.
We have 4 children who are all University or working age and no longer at home full-time to help out with the house and pet sitting. We have in the past used family, friends or people we know to house sit for us. Both of us work from home running our own businesses. We are in our early 50's and are keen to continue with our love of world travel taking time off work to do so....
Claire's business is staffed during office hours and operates from a separate office building to the main house.
Our hobbies include horses (Claire) and obviously dogs of which we have 3. We no longer have additional pets such as Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chickens or indoor pets. As a family we have a keen interest in sport, particularly Rugby, also the outdoors and of course travel.
Note: The property on offer is located within 7 acres of own land including woodland, grounds and a pony paddock. This is located and surrounded by family owned Farmland. This private farm land is excellent for dog walking and for keen wildlife and bird watchers. Bird hides are free and available to book on the farm. Please be responsible in the countryside. Dogs must be kept on the lead near livestock. + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home is a 6 bedroom converted barn, family home. We have 3 very friendly indoor dogs (usually confined to the kitchen and dog room). There is an outdoor hot tub which is maintained all year round.
Location is rural and approx. 20 miles from the historic city of York and 30 miles from Hull city of culture 2017. Local market towns within 20 mins include the pleasant town of Pocklington and also Howden , Market Weighton and Beverley. 40 miles from the beach and seaside report of Bridlington and Scarborough. Close to the stunning scenery of the North Yorks Moors National Park and the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds
Responsibilities & Pets
We are looking for sitters experienced with dogs and also with some experience of horses. Responsibilities include looking after and exercising 3 fairly large, but very friendly, dogs all of whom can be walked twice daily directly from the property.
We will need someone to muck out, feed, water and bring in at night a very easy to handle horse. Turnout during the day will be required with possible rug changes and supplementary hay outside. Feeding of Shetland ponies will also be required and 4 outdoor 'stable' cats. All pets will need to be watched for good health and maintenance. In the summer months there will be pond fish to feed and outside plants to water.
November 2018 | samantha