Housesit 16-24 October 2020 in an English country cottage Herefordshire UK – ducks, 1 cat & 1 hen
We’re going away for a week in the Autumn, and we need housesitters to care for our cat, ducks and hens in a rural idyll in Herefordshire, West MIdlands UK.
A rural track off a country lane leads to our 16th century stone built cottage. It is set within 5 acres of land with views to faraway hills. The village is in rural Herefordshire in the UK. A main road, reached by the lane leads to country towns or nearby county city. 6-9 miles. Many places of interest to visit. Leominster is the nearest large town. As a market town it dates back to the Middle Ages and offers lots to see and do.
A flock of ducks, divided into 3 groups potter around during the day. There are some in our orchard, some in the garden and duck paddock. They sleep in duck houses at night. They are fed am & pm. Moby Duck, Whippy & Darth Vader are the drakes. All are friendly.
Our cat Ratty (Ratatouille) sleeps in the kitchen, where a wood burner provides cosy heat. He loves people.
Rhoda – our hen lives in a barn when not pottering during the day.
This historic cottage has been renovated, and offers a comfortable life. Our home has a large, pretty cottage garden, with pots & hanging baskets in summer which make it a place of tranquillity.
For housesitters, the king size bed in the Floral Room is comfortable, with bathroom & shower next door. Kitchen facilities include Neff oven, electric hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge & freezer.
We have Garden furniture & BBQ for outdoor eating and relaxing. Please note we would prefer not to have housesitters with their own pets. Non smokers only please. Thank you.
We hope you have an enjoyable stay at our rural retreat in exchange for looking after ‘Puddles and Pals’ & Ratty.”