Summer housesit 28 June – 8 July on Colwell Bay Isle of Wight UK -1 dog

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Summer housesit 28 June – 8 July on Colwell Bay Isle of Wight UK -1 dog

  • This position has been filled
  • Freshwater , ISLE OF WIGHT , United Kingdom
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date from: 2023-06-28
  • Date to: 2023-07-08
  • Pets: domestic dogs
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening

Description

HOUSE-SIT
We have a detached 1920s house with a large garden a few minutes walk from the beach. It is on a bus route and within walking distance of the local shops in Freshwater. There is a large comfortable bedroom with king-size bed, and a separate bathroom for our sitters. In season there are popular beach bars and restaurants very nearby at Colwell Bay and Totland Bay, and all year round there is a choice of good pubs and restaurants within a couple of miles radius. There might be light gardening to do – watering the greenhouse/veg plots for example.

PETS
We have a 15 year old Patterdale Terrier ‘Maisie’ who thinks she is still a puppy. She absolutely must be kept on a lead when walked; this is very important because she is poor with recall and we can lose her for days if she escapes. She is a delightful house dog and loves people but isn’t good with other animals. She enjoys time outside in our garden which is very secure.

LOCATION
Our house is on the western side of the Isle of Wight very close to the coast: sandy Colwell Bay is about 5 minutes walk. The village of Freshwater is under a mile away and has two supermarkets, plus a very good independent butcher, baker and fishmonger, a library and a sports centre. Yarmouth, with ferry to Lymington, is about two miles away. The bus stops nearby. There are numerous fabulous scenic walks in the vicinity. Our house is actually on the coastal path that goes right round the island (about 75 miles!). The island is well known as an excellent location for cycling, and of course it is also famous for sailing and water based activities of all sorts. In 2021 a paddle board rental business started up at the beach and we expect them to be there again this year.

Property Type: House (detached / semi-detached)
Responsibilities: Our dog is very easy to care for and is happy just to go in the garden. She is a typical Patterdale terrier - lovely with people but wants to fight other dogs so walking her on the lead can be stressful which is why we say she can stay in the garden when we are away! If the weather is dry the veg patches will need watering.
Points of interest: Supermarket, Fresh Food / Farmers Market, Public Transport, Cafes & Restaurants, Beach, Sporting Venues, Public Swimming Pools, Pubs, Hiking Trails
Things to know: We are a few minutes walk from a sandy beach with popular beach bars and restaurants nearby to suit most tastes. Lots of lovely scenic walks. We are on a bus route and about 10 minutes walk from the shops in Freshwater which include a good baker, fishmonger and butcher, newsagents , hardware shop and some interesting antique/collectable shops as well as some charity shops. There is a lovely library, a sports centre and a medical centre in Freshwater and a new Tesco superstore a few minutes drive away. The pretty harbour village of Yarmouth is 2 miles away with nice shops and places to eat, and the Wightlink ferry service to Lymington. Boat rides and fishing trips are available there.
Property Type:
House (detached / semi-detached)
House-Sit Duration:
10 days
Date from:
2023-06-28
Date to:
2023-07-08
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Things to know:
We are a few minutes walk from a sandy beach with popular beach bars and restaurants nearby to suit most tastes. Lots of lovely scenic walks. We are on a bus route and about 10 minutes walk from the shops in Freshwater which include a good baker, fishmonger and butcher, newsagents , hardware shop and some interesting antique/collectable shops as well as some charity shops. There is a lovely library, a sports centre and a medical centre in Freshwater and a new Tesco superstore a few minutes drive away. The pretty harbour village of Yarmouth is 2 miles away with nice shops and places to eat, and the Wightlink ferry service to Lymington. Boat rides and fishing trips are available there.
Responsibilities:
Our dog is very easy to care for and is happy just to go in the garden. She is a typical Patterdale terrier - lovely with people but wants to fight other dogs so walking her on the lead can be stressful which is why we say she can stay in the garden when we are away! If the weather is dry the veg patches will need watering.
Points of interest:
Supermarket
Fresh Food / Farmers Market
Public Transport
Cafes & Restaurants
Beach
Sporting Venues
Public Swimming Pools
Pubs
Hiking Trails

Location