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Rural village in pretty Wiltshire

United Kingdom, Broad Town, England

Pets

  • Dog(s)

Freddy and Wally are elderly but in good health and very friendly.

Duration

  • Period available: 1 week, 1 day
  • Starts: 29 August 2022
  • Ends: 6 September 2022

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

Reliable, trustworthy dog lovers needed for 1 week sit. Older couple with no children would be ideal. We love our house and hope to get sitters who will enjoy and respect it. We will require personal references and you must have had Covid vaccinations and booster!

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Our dogs, Freddie and Wally, are very easy and friendly. They really enjoy a walk in the surrounding delightful countryside. If you go out without them, we would ask that you don't leave them alone in the house for more than a couple of hours.

What are the good features of the property and location

Our house is only 25 years old with good, modern conveniences. We are situated in a small village south of Royal Wootton Bassett. It is a lovely area with pretty scenery and friendly locals. Swindon, with its Outlet Village and major shops, is within easy distance, as are many delightful market towns such as Chippenham and Marlborough. Ancient monuments at Avebury are just down the road and Stonehenge, the Cotswolds and Westonbirt Arboretum are under an hour away.

Our local pub in Broad Hinton, a mile away, is lovely and happily accepts dogs! Broad Town has its own White Horse carved into the hillside above the village and there are other White Horse walks nearby.

Our house has 4 double bedrooms and we are happy for you to entertain adult friends during your house sit (as long as you don't neglect the dogs!). We also have a stair lift.

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

You will need your own car as there are no shops in our rural village. You can take the dogs with you when you go out as we can lend you the straps to fix their harnesses securely to the ISO fixings in your car.

We have a good Wifi connection in the house. We also have an excellent alarm system and would ask that you put this on when you leave the house.

Last updated: 14 May 2022
5 sitters have applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Hospitable

Mike and Linda are very welcoming and hospitable people with a very friendly and helpful attitude. It was a delight to look after their beautiful home and lovely, amicable dogs. I will very happily return to this scenic and interesting area and look forward to sitting for this lovely couple again.

Julian , United Kingdom, 13 May, 2022

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  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

Excellent sitting in Brittany

This was a perfect house-sit, Mike and Linda were really welcoming and helpful, they were genuinely lovely people. A lovely quiet place, with very easy-going dogs, cat and chickens! Wally and Freddie, their dogs, were a wonderful company. Their old-time, comfortable house is set in the beautiful countryside making walking or just enjoyed the nice garden, a real pleasure. Helpful written instructions were provided and they kept in touch during our stay. And we discovered Brittany, which can not leave indifferent. We had a great time there and would recommend it to anyone in search of a relaxing time away from crowds.

Anna, Hungary, 29 August, 2019

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  • Gave good instructions

Excellent Experience

It was our first house-sit in France and it was wonderful. Linda and Mike's home is out in the beautiful countryside of Brittany. They picked us up in Auray at the train station and then had a dinner planned with friends of theirs, that were our main contacts. The home itself is like a picture out of a French Travel magazine and is a treat to take care of. Their dogs, Freddie and Wally are wonderful, we totally enjoyed our walks with them along the Blavet River/canal. G2 the cat graced us with her arrival each morning to be petted and fed. The free range chickens provided eggs for us to partake of, with just needing to be fed and put back in their house in the evenings. We did have use of their car, which was essential, since there is no public transportation and the nearest town with grocery stores is Baub, 7Km away. Then we were able to take short day trips to see all sorts of interesting towns, and sites.

Linda, 29 October, 2018

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  • Helpful with problems
  • Kept in contact
  • Gave good instructions

We housesat for Linda a few years ago. She was really hospitable. The house is lovely and the 2 dogs and cat we looked after were friendly and fun. We have kept in touch on and off since.

Arthur Ros, 04 November, 2017

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  • Gave good instructions

Our Two Sits in Brittany

We first sat for Linda and Mike 5 years ago, looking after a dog, Freddie, and a number of chickens and a cockerel and was our first sit in France. We also did another it for them the next year. The house is located in a lovely rural area approximately 2 miles/3K out side the local village where there are the usual basic food shops. Supermarkets etc are about 15 minutes drive away. We would recommend anyone who likes rural French life ( or wishes to try it) to try this sit. Very relaxing and peaceful with beautiful dog walking areas by the local river. Linda and Mike are great people and very easy to get on with. They provided documentation to cover the normal support contact points plus local points of interest etc

Ken, United Kingdom, 04 November, 2017

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  • Gave good instructions

Beautiful Brittany!

Can wholeheartedly recommend this sit, lovely spot, and Linda and Mike are two of the nicest people we have ever met, and we meet lots housesitting! Their sit was one of the first we ever did and was a great introduction to housesitting, the dogs are really cute and so easy to care for, and the cat loved his food and fuss. Also the yellowest eggs in Brittany! Fantastic walks to be had along the Blavet and some wonderful restaurants around for great lunches, we have sat for them a few times and would always go back if we are free.

Philip, United Kingdom, 04 November, 2017

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