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Lovely quiet farm house in Devon

  • This house is in: United Kingdom, Tiverton
  • Dates: variable
  • Are there any pets to look after?
    Yes - as above

About this assignment

Please note - I am not in a position to pay for a sitter - at the same time I am not expecting anyone to pay anything to stay here!
My main priority are five (!) dogs who are used to lots of company and walks - and 2 horses who just need hay! There are also fish to feed on a daily basis and house plants to water. Therefore the house sitter will need to be able bodied, a dog lover and someone who enjoys the peace and quiet of the countryside. The dates are variable and I am looking for cover for both short (a few days) and longer periods (2,3,4 weeks) at a time to be agreed mutually.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

In addition to the dogs the property operates as a small trout fishery and we have an average of 2 or 3 visitors per day. This sounds like a complication but it is set up to run on a honesty box system and my experience has been 100% positive with this. All I do is wander around periodically chatting to the visitors - full training will be provided.

What are the good features of the property and location

As mentioned the property is very rural and quiet. There are about 40 acres which is a combination of lakes and fields. There is incredible wildlife - we see deer, badgers, foxes on a daily basis, a wide range of birds including Buzzards and a kingfisher!

What does the house sitter need to consider before applying for this assignment

The main thing is the remoteness of the property. The nearest house is 400 yards and there is a pub about 2 miles away. However the nearest shop is 15 mins away in the car. The property is in a valley and any walks will involve some reasonable uphill sections so you need reasonable fitness.

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