House and pet sitters needed for June and September 2017 in south west Scotland
We are two women living in a two bedroom modernised cottage in a rural location with a large garden. The nearest village is 3 miles away with shop and post office.A car is essential. We are looking for non smokers please. We keep one Maine Coon female cat and two dogs, 1 West Highland White Terrier and one medium size black poodle - both bitches. We keep mixed free range poultry, Chinese geese and several guinea fowl. We also have a tropical aquarium .
Our Home & Location
The house is set in beautiful wooded surroundings with a burn running through the land There is plenty of room to park a campervan or caravan on our land and this would be very convenient for the handover nights as we only have two bedrooms.
About one acre of the three is landscaped and cultivated - own fruit and veg in season. It is three miles from the coast. There are all mod cons, dishwasher,Freezer, gas cooker, wifi, choice of comfortable beds, wood burning stove and oil fired central heating and hot water. There is a large bathroom (downstairs) with shower over bath and bidet. Comfortable sitting room with flat screen 32" freeview TV.
Responsibilities & Pets
All our animals have a regular routine and wear their own watches! They are therefore easy to manage. The dogs do not need to be walked on a regular basis as we have three acres of fenced in land. The poultry require routine feeding, egg collection and letting out The dogs are very amenable to car journeys and will happily accompany you on trips out.
We would hope you would keep the house clean and tidy. Any gardening would be gratefully received! Someone with horticultural knowledge would an asset..We employ somebody to cut the grass.