Summer 2019 Housesit in Beautiful NW of England Village

Maura

Summer 2019 Housesit in Beautiful NW of England Village

  • This position has been filled
  • Croston , Lancashire , United Kingdom
  • Posted 6 months ago
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Date from: 2019-07-18
  • Date to: 2019-08-09
  • Pets: Domestic cats
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening

Description

For approximately three weeks, mid-July to early August 2019, we need pet care (a non-smoker, please) for our lovable cat, Merry. We live in the charming village of Croston, in South Lancashire. We are about a 45 minute drive north of Liverpool; local centres Preston, Leyland, and Chorley are all within a half-an-hour drive, as is Southport, on the coast. You can be in the Lake District in just over an hour.

Our home is a lovely 18th century cottage, on the edge of open fields. Once farm labourers’ cottages, it has been modernised to a very high standard, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Very low maintenance garden.

Croston is a great, friendly village, with several pubs within walking distance and lots more within a short drive. There are two village shops for basic groceries, and a train station that connects you to the mainline for day trips and further exploring.
Merry is a lovely, friendly little cat who is well-used to entertaining guests.

Property Type: Town House / Terraced House
Responsibilities: Company for Merry! Enjoy our house! We have a gentleman come to cut the lawn in our small back garden, but I might ask you to do a little light weeding in the flowerbed at the front of the house. Water my houseplants.
Points of interest: Flea Market, Fresh Food / Farmers Market, Public Transport, Cafes & Restaurants, Beach, Historical Interest, Pubs, Bush Walks
Things to know: There are very good rail links to Preston (north) and Liverpool (south), from which you can get to anywhere in the UK. However, to fully enjoy the local area, and get to bigger supermarkets and amenities, a car is necessary. For anyone interested in antiquing: there are two great flea market "mega centres" within half an hour drive. Southport is a lively, yet classy, seaside resort with lots to do and a nice beach. Within a ten-minute drive of our house is a restored manor house where William Shakespeare *may* have spent his "Lost Years." And even if he didn't, it's very beautiful, with lovely grounds!
Property Type:
Town House / Terraced House
House-Sit Duration:
3 Weeks
Date from:
2019-07-18
Date to:
2019-08-09
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Things to know:
There are very good rail links to Preston (north) and Liverpool (south), from which you can get to anywhere in the UK. However, to fully enjoy the local area, and get to bigger supermarkets and amenities, a car is necessary. For anyone interested in antiquing: there are two great flea market "mega centres" within half an hour drive. Southport is a lively, yet classy, seaside resort with lots to do and a nice beach. Within a ten-minute drive of our house is a restored manor house where William Shakespeare *may* have spent his "Lost Years." And even if he didn't, it's very beautiful, with lovely grounds!
Responsibilities:
Company for Merry! Enjoy our house! We have a gentleman come to cut the lawn in our small back garden, but I might ask you to do a little light weeding in the flowerbed at the front of the house. Water my houseplants.
Points of interest:
Flea Market
Fresh Food / Farmers Market
Public Transport
Cafes & Restaurants
Beach
Historical Interest
Pubs
Bush Walks

Location