Beautiful sit in Scotland
Andrew and I live in the most beautiful area in the world!! Andrew was in the army (Black Watch) for 34 years and now runs his small estate which includes a lot of high ground, Moreland , a little arable and woodland.
I am a Naturopathic Nutritionalist and have been horse mad since I was able to walk! At 55 I continue to ride competitively but on ponies rather than huge horses as they are easier to get on and very, very clever!...
We also are keen skiers and are planning to drive out to ski in Europe for two weeks. As we are not 21 any more we plan on taking our time so we will be away for three weeks in all which is too long for my animals to be in kennels or livery. so, we are looking for lovely people to keep an eye on them all for us as well as enjoying our beautiful home and stunning country. However, as my competition ponies will be on holiday too, they may become a little bored and cheeky so who ever is kind enough to look after them for me must be confident that they can deal with any sass that may or may not occur!
One last thing before you go wopeee! February/March can be either brutal weather wise or absolutely lovely. Either way it will be cold so if you are coming from far flung lands where the weather is tropical, be warned, it's not tropical here!! We have lots of spare coats and scarfs and although the house is warm this is not a house you can sit in your tee shirt and shorts at this time of year! Jumpers are required! + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home was built in 1910 by my husband's Grand Father. He was the third surving son and had lived in America for a great deal of his life. The house has three double bedrooms one single room and a double room with single beds. There are two bathrooms, one with shower and bath and the other with bath and no shower. The large family kitchen has an aga, an electric oven and a two ring gas hobb, two fridges and two washing machines. We have a wood burning central heating system which needs loading first thing in the morning and last thing at night. We have a handy man who will also keep an eye on it. There are three deepfreezes and plenty room for your items.
Local area is full of history, Glams castle, Scone palace and The Black watch museum to name but a few. There are four golf courses within a 10 mile radius of the house....
Dundee is the city of discovery with Scotts Discovery, a science museum and a jute museum. It also has a theatre and two cinemas.
There are many outdoor activities such as walking the Caterain trail, mountain biking, kayaking and horse riding in the hills. If we know what you would like to see and do we can gather information for you.
There are good caffes locally and a couple of good restaurants as well and again we can offer further assistance with recommendations.
Finally, you really can't come here without going shopping at the House of Bruar, it is Scotland at its retail best!! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like you to do the following for us if possible
1. Feed the dogs twice per day, walk them round our woods and let them out for a wee when they need. They usually live as part of the family during the day and sleep in the Kennel at night or if you are away for the day ask Jack to let them out and leave them in their Kennel. always check their wate...
2. Feed ponies twice per day ( hay and hard food) poo pick every day unless they are on the moor. You might have to bring the ponies into the stables at night if it is either very wet or very hard under foot. So they might need a rug change and mucking out the next morning. (I'm afraid they need fed by 8am if they have been in so only bring them in if you really need to!) always check their water.
3. Collect hens eggs and feed them. Make sure that they have water. You are welcome to use as many eggs as you can eat! They are the best!
4. The wood burning heating system needs to be fed twice per day, all the logs are provided and stacked close by.
5. Although the house is reasonably warm there are log fires which you're welcome to use but they must never be left without a fire guard on.
6. There I should a house keeper called Avril who comes twice per week so it's a good idea to leave the kitchen clear on those days so she can clean. There is a handy man called Jack who is around every day and a gardener called Mike who is here on Wednesdays.
7. There is a security alarm which needs to be on when you are away for the day but not at night. We will go over the code etc when you get here. + More info