Skip to main content

August 18th – September 20th 2017

 

I have arrived in the Hunter Valley, one of the World’s most famous wine regions to look after a 50 acre property along with the most well behaved dog named Badger and his best friend “Tilly” the chicken and one solitary cow.

The scenery here is spectacular with rolling hills as far as the eye can see.

The home commands magnificent views across the vineyards and is only a ten minute drive to the nearest shops, many golf courses, the Hunter Valley Gardens and any number of restaurants and wine culture facilities.

Badger and Tilly –
Badger’s mission in life is to watch over Tilly !

The grounds and gardens are extensive and in addition to attracting the native birdlife, provides colour and a truly peaceful and enjoyable house sitting assignment.

My wonderfully generous hosts, Neil and Desrie are on vacation in France and have provided me with a fabulous welcome and an introduction to their neighbours who have already made me feel like I am one of the family.

Home Owners Testimonial….

Anthony is "one out of the box"

From our initial request for a house and pet sitter, to the conclusion of the engagement, Anthony has conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and consideration.

His ability to instantly put us at ease in entrusting him with our home , our belongings and our pets enabled my wife and I to enjoy a month overseas without concerns about what was happening at home.

Periodic updates via text and mobile phone photos added to our freedom from concerns.

We arrived home to our large garden well cared for and looking a picture of colour, our house spotless, our dog "Badger" full of life and our elderly hen "Tilley" still clucking.

In addition, Anthony engaged with some of our neighbours, friends and family, all of whom speak in glowing terms about his friendliness and his dedication to the task of "house sitting" In conclusion, we have not only experienced an expert in this field, but we believe in Anthony we have found a friend.

Our recommendation for Anthony is A1, Five Star, Michelin, Golden Globe, Oscar etc, etc.

Neil and Desire Bryant

Neil and Desire Bryant

Rothbury - Hunter Valley - New South Wales - Australia

More Information

Other Recent Assignments

Upper Mudgeeraba – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Teddy is a mostly inside dog who likes to sleep on the bed during the day under the fan. But, he loves to go for walks and particularly enjoys the…

Arundel – Gold Coast – Australia July 2023

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Yes, Peggy by name, (short for "Peg Leg" due to her cute one white leg). This loveable little girl was an absolute pleasure to care for. Nothing was too much…

Bundall – Gold Coast – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Tinkerbell, Ragdoll, who is very affectionate, and loves company lives in a luxurious two storey home in Sorrento, Bundall overlooking the spectacular waterways in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. With…

East Grinstead – United Kingdom

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Dunga, a Rohodesian Ridgeback who loves company! He is of a gentle and sensitive nature, friendly with other animals, people and children, and has a gorgeous presence around him. It…

Bicuda Cascais Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Max is a very happy and sociable dog. He is usually up at 7am wanting to go out into the garden, then breakfast at around 8am, and a walk in…
Ericeira

Ericeira

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Angee moved to Portugal from the U.S. to realise her decades-long dream of living here. She owns her own business (recruiting and career coaching) and felt fortunate to be able…

Setubal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  This grand home is amongst 5 hectares of land and boast a majestic pool pool and guest rooms. Matt and Sandra are a family of four who  moved to…
OBIDOS

Obidos Portugal September 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Darcy, the eldest dog has diabetes and is on a restricted diet and also needs insulin injections twice daily...  she is happy to have them I think she knows the…
Abrantes

Abrantes Portugal – July 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Amy is Asta's pet parent and she  grew up in Canada, but have lived the last 15 years in Europe. Having recently moved to Portugal to be more immersed in…

Lisbon Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Sam is quite a character and certainly, at first, did not like the idea of a total stranger coming to stay. After all....  this wonderful penthouse adjacent to Lisbon's Parque…

Cortega├ža – Mortagua – Central Portugal – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Set at the end of a quaint village,  50 mtrs from forest with miles of tracks for walking cycling etc is the home of Floki,  a 3 year old, energetic…

Corregal do Sal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Nico and Elsje have taken a few week to discover northern Portugal and Spain in their newly built camper leaving behind these three adorable cats, each with their very own, unique personalities. Piet Cato…

Ervedal – Central Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  Yes, Lidl by name, but large by nature, this little black boy is the life of the party and just loves being cheeky, cuddles and playtime. Mikel and Evan…

Bom Sucesso – Portugal – 2021 – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Bom Sucesso Resort is a gated community of contemporary architecturally designed residences integrated into a world class golf course. This sit assignment was shared with two delightfully mischievous kittens (Ottilia…

CASCAIS Portugal 2021

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
A magical repeat assignment caring for the cheeky little Daschund, "Toops", a delightfully curious cat, "Oscar". Cascais is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th…

More Information

Other Recent Assignments

Upper Mudgeeraba – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Teddy is a mostly inside dog who likes to sleep on the bed during the day under the fan. But, he loves to go for walks and particularly enjoys the…

Arundel – Gold Coast – Australia July 2023

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Yes, Peggy by name, (short for "Peg Leg" due to her cute one white leg). This loveable little girl was an absolute pleasure to care for. Nothing was too much…

Bundall – Gold Coast – Australia

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Tinkerbell, Ragdoll, who is very affectionate, and loves company lives in a luxurious two storey home in Sorrento, Bundall overlooking the spectacular waterways in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. With…

East Grinstead – United Kingdom

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Dunga, a Rohodesian Ridgeback who loves company! He is of a gentle and sensitive nature, friendly with other animals, people and children, and has a gorgeous presence around him. It…

Bicuda Cascais Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Max is a very happy and sociable dog. He is usually up at 7am wanting to go out into the garden, then breakfast at around 8am, and a walk in…
Ericeira

Ericeira

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Angee moved to Portugal from the U.S. to realise her decades-long dream of living here. She owns her own business (recruiting and career coaching) and felt fortunate to be able…

Setubal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  This grand home is amongst 5 hectares of land and boast a majestic pool pool and guest rooms. Matt and Sandra are a family of four who  moved to…
OBIDOS

Obidos Portugal September 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Darcy, the eldest dog has diabetes and is on a restricted diet and also needs insulin injections twice daily...  she is happy to have them I think she knows the…
Abrantes

Abrantes Portugal – July 22

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Amy is Asta's pet parent and she  grew up in Canada, but have lived the last 15 years in Europe. Having recently moved to Portugal to be more immersed in…

Lisbon Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Sam is quite a character and certainly, at first, did not like the idea of a total stranger coming to stay. After all....  this wonderful penthouse adjacent to Lisbon's Parque…

Cortega├ža – Mortagua – Central Portugal – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Set at the end of a quaint village,  50 mtrs from forest with miles of tracks for walking cycling etc is the home of Floki,  a 3 year old, energetic…

Corregal do Sal – Portugal

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Nico and Elsje have taken a few week to discover northern Portugal and Spain in their newly built camper leaving behind these three adorable cats, each with their very own, unique personalities. Piet Cato…

Ervedal – Central Portugal 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
  Yes, Lidl by name, but large by nature, this little black boy is the life of the party and just loves being cheeky, cuddles and playtime. Mikel and Evan…

Bom Sucesso – Portugal – 2021 – 2022

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
Bom Sucesso Resort is a gated community of contemporary architecturally designed residences integrated into a world class golf course. This sit assignment was shared with two delightfully mischievous kittens (Ottilia…

CASCAIS Portugal 2021

| Recent Assignments | No Comments
A magical repeat assignment caring for the cheeky little Daschund, "Toops", a delightfully curious cat, "Oscar". Cascais is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th…
Anthony

Author Anthony

More posts by Anthony

Leave a Reply