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Miles from anywhere, Bruton a tiny, yet vibrant village,…

…with shops, houses and chapels crowded close together and surrounded by tracts of rolling hills, and this gives this delightful place  a very special character.

Arts and crafts flourish  in terraced streets of historic houses, and it’s one of Somerset’s local centres of creativity and a great place to explore with a dog in tow.

The name “Bruton” refers to the River Brue, which is a picturesque river that winds through a deceptively deep valley in the heart of the town.

Im staying in a lovely light-filled cottage in one of the many alleys which lead behind the centuries old character houses.

Meet “Flash” my charge for this assignment ,
a delightfully energetic Corgi Cross .


Here’s what the owner said :

Anthony is not a 5 star house sitter .. he is a 10 star house sitter.

Anthony is the fifth house sitter that has taken care of my dog and my home in the last 18 months.

Each and every experience has been positive and rewarding and each and every house sitter has been five out of five, but based on this, Anthony is an easy 10.

From the moment we were first in touch, his clarity and articulate communication made him stand out and this excellence continued in every area. Utterly charming,

Anthony is incredibly kind and thoughtful and it became instantly clear that his number one priority and commitment was to make sure that my dog Flash was happy, comfortable, entertained, exercised, relaxed and settled.

Anthony was in touch throughout my absence, sending incredible photos and keeping me updated on Flash. I have never felt more confident that my dog was in safe hands - and probably having an even nicer time than when at home with me!

This was pretty much confirmed when, on returning, we went for a lovely walk together. Anthony went ahead to take some photographs and Flash, left behind with me for five minutes, became quite agitated and whinged until he reappeared! They had only known each other for the weekend!

Not only was Flash a very happy dog on my return, the house was immaculate. Sheets were changed, his bed was re-made and the laundry was done. Even the broken handle on my kitchen drawer had been fixed. Anthony also had bought food incase I was hungry and left flowers and a card on the kitchen table.

I can't really rate Anthony any higher or recommend him any more!

If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity of Anthony to take care of your home and your pets, jump at the chance.... He's the best.

He takes on the responsibility and duty of care with an enthusiasm and grace. He listens to every detail of every instruction - and Flash and I can be quite high maintenance 😉

Thank you Anthony - we loved meeting you and having you to stay and really hope you will come and stay as a guest and friend in Scotland soon x x x



Bruton - South Somerset - United Kingdom

Favourite Photos :

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See more photos and download images from this assignment, go to the photo gallery here.

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