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A country house nr Edinburgh September 6th-September 16th 2024

United Kingdom, Killin, Scotland

Pets

  • Dog(s)

1 black labrador bitch

Duration

  • Period available: 1 week, 3 days
  • Starts: 6 September 2024
  • Ends: 16 September 2024

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonial s (view below)

Facilities

They have WIFI

About this assignment

I am looking for a kind caring person (s|) to look after one very well behaved Labrador bitch to feed , walk and companionship. She is now getting older and a bit lame so does not need very much exercise. Very loving and easy dog! The dates are a bit flexible ! If you can do any of the dates mentioned in the title that would be good.

What responsibilities are required of the house sitter

Just to care for the dog ! This is not an arduous task ! there would be plenty of time to go out and about in and around Edinburgh. There are always plenty of things to do in the city.
Also the garden gets quite busy in May so an interest and help with gardening would be appreciated.

What are the good features of the property and location

It is a large comfortable peaceful house set in its own grounds of 2.5 acres on the edge of a village and good transport to Edinburgh . A good sized garden We have a pellet burner , so the house is warm and an Aga in the kitchen so nice and cosy. A wood burning stove in the sitting room
There is good wi-fi in the house
A number of dog walks of various lengths within the vicinity.
Near train station and bus stops .
A car although useful - is not essential

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

To be trustworthy and considerate, be comfortable living in an older house and have experience with dogs , enjoy the outdoors and only non-smokers please. If interested in some simple gardening - that would be good.

Can I bring my own pets?

No, sorry.

Last updated: 2 July 2024
7 sitters have applied for this assignment

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Testimonials

Christmas in Kirknewton

We spent a very cosy Christmas in Kirknewton with the lovely Bodhi for company. She was very easy to care for with a gentle nature. She could only manage short walks at the time but enjoyed being out and off the lead, and there were parks and green spaces nearby or a short drive away. We were warmly welcomed by Jill and Hugh into their home, and left clear instructions with regards Bodhi and the property. We were also permitted to stay on to celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh which we much appreciated. We'd be very happy to return to see lovely Bodhi again and hopefully explore more of the wider area. Best wishes from us both.

Victoria, United Kingdom, 08 February, 2024

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  • Gave good instructions

Lovely dog, house and garden

We house and dog sat for Jill and Hugh for a week this September. We received a great welcome and were given good instructions. Bodhi, the dog, was easy to look after and had such a lovely temperament. The garden is wonderful and you feel as though you are in the countryside and away from it all. Only 25 minutes on the train from Edinburgh so the best of both worlds. Thanks Jill and Hugh

Susan, United Kingdom, 02 October, 2023

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10 days in edinburgh

This was our first assignment as sitters and we had a wonderful experience. Jill and Hugh were very welcoming and showed us where everything was before they left. They also left us a list of contact numbers and clear instructions about feeding the dogs and their routine and ideas for walks. The dogs are adorable and very well trained and easy to look after. We were given a lovely bedroom with ensuite and were very comfortable. The house is about 10 miles south of edinburgh and there is a train station less than 5 minutes walk from the house with direct trains into edinburgh.

Shirley, United Kingdom, 17 April, 2017

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This was our first assignment as sitters and we had a wonderful experience. Jill and Hugh were very welcoming and showed us where everything was before they left. They also left us a list of contact numbers and clear instructions about feeding the dogs and their routine and ideas for walks. The dogs are adorable and very well trained and easy to look after. We were given a lovely bedroom with ensuite and were very comfortable. The house is about 10 miles south of edinburgh and there is a train station less than 5 minutes walk from the house with direct trains into edinburgh.

Shirley, United Kingdom, 17 April, 2017

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  • Kept in contact
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Magical Owners, Dogs and House!

Jill & Hugh made us very welcome as soon as we arrived. They were very helpful and we had everything we needed. The two gorgeous black labradors, Clio and Bhodi, are truly a joy to care for. Very obedient to whistle AND treats!!!! They were great fun to take walking/running over the hills. We loved being with them. Altogether a magical Christmas and New Year House Sitting Assignment. Thank you Jill & Hugh. John & Annie Campbell

Dr. Annie & John, United Kingdom, 04 January, 2017

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  • Gave good instructions

About this home owner

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