Remote Scottish Glen, dogs included
We have three dogs and live in a Scottish Glen near Aberfeldy in a converted stables and coachhouse with a wooden cabin and a 20-foot yurt in the garden. We have landline and satellite internet, but no mobile, TV or radio signal. You're surrounded by hills (there are four Munros behind the house), deer, hares, etc, the house is warm and comfortable, and you'll have red squirrels outside your window every day!
Our Home & Location
Our home is set in what Scott called Scotland's longest, loneliest and loveliest Glen. We have a cottage with adjoining coach house and stables, which we've now converted to be the main home. We're on 2.5 acres, a big chunk of which is woodland. Central heating is all log-fired, you can have fires outside, there's a wood-burning sauna in our woodland, there's tons of hot water, and you can walk, run, and cycle to your heart's content. We're 16 miles from the nearest shop and 6 from the nearest pub, so you'll need a car.
Responsibilities & Pets
We have three dogs: Milly, a Bearded Collie, Sandy, an enthusiastic but arthritic Kelpie, and Bear, a circumspect but amenable Mioritic Shepherd who came from Romania at the age of about 10, 3 years ago. We have log-fired central heating (you'd need to learn how to use it). We'd need you to take Bear on walks on the lead (he can't be let off due to sheep) and keep and eye on him when he's in the garden. The smaller dogs, Milly and Sandy, are absolutely fine with sheep. Sandy has 25ml of Metacam in his breakfast every morning so that he can move more freely. Milly is a ball-obsessed princess who won't go off the property unless you take her in the car. You may find yourself doing a lot of ball-throwing.
We'll need you to answer the phone, keep the heating going, keep the dogs fed, watered and played with, keep the place clean, take in post and parcels, clear up dog poo in the garden (sorry), manage the bins (Thursdays), water plants, and for the rest of it, have a fabulous time.
April 2018 | Beth
December 2017 | Philip