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Bruton – Somerset – United Kingdom

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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

Caroline

Caroline

Bruton - South Somerset - United Kingdom

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Ludlow – Shropshire – England – United Kingdom

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This beautiful home and estate is set amongst the most stunning 100 botanical garden and farming land, in Shropshire, United Kingdom.

Shropshire is a spectacular county of rolling hills and rich farmland set in the West Midlands of England, bordering Powys and Wrexham in Wales to the west and north-west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and Herefordshire to the south.

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When I was looking for a house sitter I read one of Anthony's reviews and it said that if you had an opportunity to have Anthony house sit for you - do not hesitate!

I cannot reiterate that more strongly - he was fantastic!

Although I have had house sitters in the past , this was my first experience of trusted house sitters and it was very successful.

The dogs were so happy with him and he took them for long walks.

One of them had broken her paw and her leg was in plaster and he took her to the vet and gave me updates on her progress.

He brushed them and gave them a bath and when I arrived back they sat at his feet and clearly adored him.

He also looked after my two horses and made sure they had everything they needed.

During his stay the ceiling in one of the rooms was leaking and he contacted the plumber and made sure that the leaks were mended before we came back.

There was trouble with the internet and he made sure this was fixed. He kept us informed at all times but I always felt he was in the control of the situation and there was no need for me to worry.

When we returned , we came back to an immaculate house. He had mowed the lawn, washed the car he had used, in and out, watered the plants and house was filled with flowers.He also made a wonderful video of the garden.

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Here’s what the owners had to say ….

Our first ever Trusted House Sitter, and what a lovely experience.

From the first time Anthony contacted us to offer a sit, I felt comfortable with him.

As soon as I read his reviews I knew he was like gold dust, so confirmed immediately.

His communication with us was first class from start to finish, and he is a very kind and unassuming man.

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I would highly recommend Anthony as a sitter, with the bonus of him being a professional photographer who takes wonderful photos of your animals. We plan to frame some of the photos he took of our dog Charlie playing football!

He is a very conscientious and is a professional sitter.

Many thanks to you Anthony, and I hope we meet up with you again one day, either in Australia or UK.

Received | May 20, 2017

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Kathryn and Phil

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Charlie takes his soccer very seriously 🙂


 

 

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A Photographer’s Paradise

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This house sit was Anthony's second with us, and to say we were delighted when he responded to our request is an understatement.

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He also cut the grass, washed the car, prepared lunch for our return and had flowers on the table.

He is a star. If he responds to your request for a sitter, accept him without delay!

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Vienna sets the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean scenes and the place for one of my favourite House Sits….

 

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Blandford Forum – Dorset – South West United Kingdom

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Farnham is one of the prettiest villages in Dorset, United Kingdom with a fabulous pub, The Museum, and numerous things to see and do in the area.

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For this assignment I am living in a beautiful character thatched 400 year old farmhouse complete with a wonderful menagerie.

This includes two beautiful cats, a fabulously adorable Greyhound “Morticia” who is affectionatly referred to as “Tisha”…

Now there’s also 10 Hens,  Kenny the Cockeral and wait for it…. to complete the enterage we have a Tortoise and even a pet Python snake.  Yes, you read correctly… a Python who’s name is “Trinket”.

       

 

 

All in all, one very happy family and little wonder as this is one very beautiful farmhouse in the most picturesque locations.

The only thing more picturesque than the farmhouse is it’s beautiful country garden and the magnificent country walks available on your doorstep.  Yes, miles of spectacularly colourful undulating countryside…. a photographers paradise!!

What the Owner Had to Say ….

Anthony was completely fabulous. Totally unfazed by the menagerie or our idiosyncratic 400 year old house.

All my animals adored him from the minute he walked through the door, including a normally very shy cat.

He took his role really seriously, was totally diligent, left the house immaculate with food in the fridge and flowers to come home too, and kept in touch while we were away.

What more could you ask for?

Would have him back like a shot,

thanks Anthony.

Frankie

Frankie

Blandford Forum

 

 

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Edinburgh – Scotland United Kingdom

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Edinburgh is a cohesive reflection of Scotland’s breathtaking rural landscape, flaunting cultural vibrancy, historic charm, and scenic wonder. To spend a week or two house sitting here has been another fabulous experience.

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My new home for ten days here is a beautiful Edwardian semi detached house with a fantastic garden in Blacket (Newington), in South East Edinburgh.  It is very near Arthur’s seat, Holyrood and still within walking distance of the famed castle.  Close by is also the Royal Commonwealth Pool and the University of Edinburgh.

The owners love animals, nature, and
traveling and this is obvious by their request   for me to hose sit and look after Tara and Leo, two extremely affectionate cats that the owners adopted from a rescue centre at the beginning of August 2016.

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Professional Housesitter. We felt lucky of having him in charge of Tara and Leo, our cats.

Martin and Patricia

Martin and Patricia

Edinburgh - United Kingdom

 

 

 

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Cobaki Lakes – New South Wales – Australia

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Another awesome Australian location. This week I am experiencing the magic of the spectacular Northern New South Wales hinterland region… Cobaki Lakes.

Tony and Bern own a beautiful 50 acre resort style property here which includes a wedding chapel, reception venue, a private golf course, an amazing lily clad lake complete with a feature fountain, a huge house with the most amazing swimming pool.

Most importantly, during this assignment, I have the company of two very awesome dogs , “Molly”, a German Shorthaired Pointer and “Frank”, an English Bulldog.

MOLLY – The German Shorthaired Pointer


FRANK – The English BullDog

What the hosts have said:

Anthony was exceptional.

Our fury kids were well cared for, walked and feed and play times.

The house was cleaner when we returned than it was when we left.

Anthony took many photos of our kids and regularly updated us while we were away.

We have a wedding business and he even showed people through the venue.

We thank Anthony very much and would highly recommend him for any future house sits.

Bern and Tony

Bern and Tony

Bern and Tony

COBAKI - New South Wales - Australia

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Kirra – Southern Gold Coast – Australia

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6th  November – 19th December 2016

 

The Southern Gold Coast Australia…. KIRRA

Away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and the tourist mecca is the tranquility of one of Australia’s most popular stretch of surfing beaches.

Kirra is adjacent to Coolangatta and Tweed Heads,  towns that straddle the border of  New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.   Here it seems time stands still and it is as though every second person carries a surfboard either under their arm, on their head or on a specially designed bicycle rack.

Luxury with Daisy Dog at Kirra Beach Australia

It is the truly unique, laid back surf culture here that makes this region what it is.  You will always see people, of all ages, running towards the beach with their boards so as not to miss a single wave! ,   Yes, there are surfers here who are constantly chasing the wave breaks no matter the weather, from the very first light to often well after the sun has set.

Kirra is, for the time being , is a part of the Gold Coast that has been thankfully forgotten about.  No parking meters, very little commerce and arguably some of the most spectacular relaxed beaches in the World.  It is here that I have had the fortune to undertake several house sitting assignments.

The latest is at Elysees,  a boutique complex of only 24 “state-of-the-art”  Multi-Million Dollar residences right on the seafront with  180 degree views of Kirra Beach and a box seat balcony view of the mesmerising dance of the Southern Wright Wales as they majestically frolick in the waves with their ritual migration each year.

DAISY – The cutest Toy Poodle ever !!

As well a caretaking one of these spectacular apartments, for the next few weeks, I have the pleasure of looking after “Daisy”, a 12 year old miniature poodle who is cuter than cute!  That is until she decides, in the midst of a walk, that enough is enough. Who would have thought that such a cute princess of tiny dog could power up brakes that seem as powerful as  a MAC truck !!!!

 

Those little paws must have super glue in them.   I assure you, she presents a whole new meaning to the word stubborn.

Still, that is what a sense of humor is for and besides it does give me a mighty fine excuse to  stop by one of the many fabulous Kirra coffee spots to sit and negotiate with Daisy  as to what it would take to allow her little legs to function in the manner in which they were designed for the trip home…….

 

 

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Clontarf – Queensland Australia –

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20 October – 5th November 2016

Clontarf is in the Moreton Bay region, south-west of the Redcliffe peninsula and approximately 29 kilometres (18 miles) north-northeast of Brisbane, the Queensland capital.

 

 

My assignment for Dianne and Lloyd meant the pleasure of looking after two beautifully boisterous but very loving dogs, Sampson, a Labrador retriever – aged 13 and Sherlock, the funniest Labradoodle – aged 10

They both get very excited about their walks and would often pull on the lead… however they both took to a little training really well during my time with them and were very well behaved and mostly obedient.

 

 

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Alexandria, Sydney – New South Wales, Australia

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27 Sep – 09 Oct 2016

Alexandria, Sydney – New South Wales, Australia

ROY

Alexandria is a lovely suburb of Sydney close to Australian Technology Park, Sydney Park and the Airport .

I am house sitting in  a lovely 3 bedroom terrace house (that is very chracteristic of the area with an abundance of cafes, and great coffee shops.

I am looking after the absolute cutest little labradoodle Roy who is 5 Years.

He is a lovely dog and very easy to look after. He just loves cuddles and company.

There are also great parks nearby nice walks and places where Roy loves to socialise and be off the lead.

What the host said….

Anthony is the ideal house sitter I cannot recommend him highly enough.

We only spoke on the phone before he looked after my home and dog, and somehow you get a good feel about people and I was spot on and glad we chose him to be our houses sitter.

He sent photos of our pooch while we were away, he left the house cleaner than how we left it, and is just genuinely a lovely man.

If you are lucky enough to get an email from him offering to house sit GRAB IT!

RACHEL

RACHEL

Alexandria - Sydney

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My wonderful hosts, Yuka and Tetsu are off to visit family in Japan and I have the pleasure of looking after KURI.

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What the hosts have said…

Anthony looked after our dog (princess Kuri) and the house for a week and all I can say is that we wish he could have stayed longer!
He took care of Kuri with huge love which we instantly identified in Kuri's pictures he sent us everyday, along with messages updating how she's doing.
The house was in an immaculate condition, fridge was refilled (which was totally unnecessary), plus we were even surprised by flowers and basket of fruits upon return.
We never felt more comfortable traveling without Kuri and cannot appreciate more. In the course of meeting/communicating and got to know Anthony he is now a good friend of ours and we would LOVE to have him back whenever he's back in London... as a guest if not as a sitter.
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I’m in Baywater a suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches looking after “STAN”, a very smart Pug/Beagle.

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It really is a magnificent area, close to stunningly beautiful national parks, cycling and walking trails, kayaking and all with the Sydney CBD an hour away.

What the Hosts Said…

Anthony looked after our pug/beagle cross, Stan, and our home for 5 weeks in May and June 2016.

We selected Anthony on the strength of his previous reviews and he certainly lived up to the recommendations.

Stan was in lovely condition on our return and appeared perfectly content, he also seemed more responsive to our commands, so Anthony must have used some of his "dog whisperer" skills on him.

It was a great pleasure to receive regular photographs of Stan, unprompted, from Anthony, who also definitely appeared to enjoy his time with Stan.

We left our house in spotless condition and returned to find it the same, with the addition of a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates from Anthony as a "Thanks" for his stay.
BR> Happy dog, tidy house, plants watered, including the 7 orchids, couldn't have asked for more and we are happy to highly recommend Anthony as a considerate and expert, pet/house sitter.

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The Bois de Vincennes is the Paris’s second largest garden.

 

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SHYA – Pyrenees Mountain Dog

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Chateau de Vincennes

 

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