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Lovely finca in the garden of Murcia Southern Spain

Spain, La Aljorra, Región de Murcia

Pets

  • Dog(s)
  • Cat(s)
  • Bird(s)

1 dog- 14 cats approx - 2 peacocks

Duration

  • Period available: 5 days
  • Starts: 21 September 2019
  • Ends: 26 September 2019

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

We have 14 cats - most live outside but are fed inside twice a day 1 large friendly dog and two peacocks.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Our dog fed once a day. Cats fed twice a day and cuddles. Peacocks twice a day.

What are the good features of the property and location

Our home is very welcoming and cosy in the winter months with a log burning stove which we hardly use because the weather is very pleasant and sunny most days (15/20 degree's) but at night it can be cool but we have an electric blanket for your comfort. The summer months of July and August can be very hot reaching 35/40 degree's but we have a lovely very private swimming pool to lounge near and cool down in.. The finca is not isolated, but very private not overlooked, with friendly Spanish neighbours and is a short walk from the village with restaurants and bars with special 4 course lunch from as little as 9 euros and very enjoyable.

The historic city of Cartagena is only a 20 mins drive away with different interesting museums - beautiful churches - a beautiful port and all the big name shops on Calle Major. We would recommend you need a car to take advantage of this lovely area of Spain the beaches are only a 30 minute drive away and well worth a visit.

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

The sitters need to be honest and reliable and love all animals. Our pets are friendly and easy going and easy to look after.

Last updated: 26 June 2019

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Testimonials

Lovely home and animals, great location

Trevor and Ann welcomed us to their home set on a fully fenced acre in a part of Spain which tends to be overlooked or by-passed by the vast majority of international tourists. The lovely home, largely built/converted by Trevor (ex builder) and Ann has the advantage of being set right in the midst of agricultural land yet is a very short drive to some wonderful towns and must-see’s including Cartagena, Murcia, the Mar Menor, La Manga, La Alzohia and Mazarron via The Fort in Cabo TInoso. There are historical sites ranging from Roman to 20th century fortifications and so much more to see and do within a very short drive. Every facility is close to hand On day one, Trevor and Ann welcomed us with a tour of the local area including Cartagena, this gave us our bearings and a range of ‘must see’ to do. Local shops and markets were enhanced by friendly café’s serving coffee’s and tostadas and menu del dia at local rates. If you are looking for hearty several course meals with a carafe of wine for 9 euros this is where to find a range of very filling options. Trevor and Ann’s home is very comfortable and whilst we stayed (5 weeks) temps reached over 40 deg C but air conditioning, ceiling fans and a fantastic swimming pool ensured we were cool at all times. The animals were great to be with, 14 cats, 2 peacocks and Lion the biggest ever Alsatian. At times it was like feeding time at the zoo. As the majority were rescue cats, Trevor and Ann’s aim was for them to be used to handling prior to being re-homed in Germany. At feed time Ruth would count the cats and on several occasions the 14 had increased to 16….. word had gone out on the cat-network of where to go for a feed. Mr P & Mr B the big show-off peacocks were wary but always available at feed time twice per day. Both boys moulted their feathers during our stay and we collected what appeared to be bundles of tail feathers ready for Ann’s return. Lion, the beautiful gentle Alsatian was showing signs of age and really just wanted company and like all dogs and a lot of fuss. In 5 weeks I don’t think we heard him bark once. We wish Trevor and Ann every success with their future plans, they were wonderful hosts who we would not fail to recommend to other pet and home sitters.

Ruth, New Zealand, 11 September, 2019

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions