Summer Housesit in English village Bucks UK Dog, hamster, hens 2-15 August
We are looking for housesitters to look after our home and pets while we go on holiday this summer. Ideally someone local, however, we are open to suggestions and approaches through this site.
We have a 6-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback , who is friendly though a little shy, and loves a good walk. Ideally, our sitter would come and get to know him before we leave as Rhodesian Ridgeback only trust their pack and therefore he wouldn’t leave the house with a stranger, therefore someone local would be best for us. However, we are open to other sitters. Please note we have also booked our dog walker for every day to help you. We also have 4 bantam chickens and a hamster who would need a bit of attention.
Our house is nestled in a cluster of barns on a private road. Our property has a driveway and a 5 bar gate, with parking for two cars (we will leave one here). There is a bus stop nearby, but the service is quite sporadic so planning is important if you don’t have a car. I would definitely suggest a car, although the walking around the area is beautiful and the local towns are about a hour’s walk.
The house has good internet, BT tv, Amazon, Netflix, and movie channel. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, two cookers (the Aga is off in the summer), microwave, waste disposal and plenty of mugs, plates, and cutlery.
The house comprises of a large eat-in kitchen, dining room, sitting room, study (which will be locked), four bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus an upstairs laundry room.
We have a wonderful Village Shop which sells everything, including frozen meals, croissants, fresh local produce. There is also a village tennis court which you can book, regular church services and a lovely playground.
The nearest towns are Great Missenden, Chesham, and Amersham, 7 minutes drive away and have large supermarkets, restaurants shops, fast trains into London, hairdressers etc. The larger town of High Wycombe, 15 mins drive, has lots of shops, cinema, restaurants, bowling etc. The nearest Doctor and Dentist is in Gt Missenden and Stoke Mandeville Hospital is 15 minutes drive.