Come and enjoy the lush Cowichan Valley with its many fine wineries and gourmet eating opportunities. Marvel at local totem poles, murals and too many artists of all mediums to mention. Love the outdoors? There are numerous walks and hiking trails to suit all energy levels and our Standard Poodle, Essex, will love to accompany you. Duncan boasts about its Saturday Farmers' Market; an easy 15 minute walk from the house (dogs allowed). Ability to lift 40lb bag of heating pellets is necessary. Essex needs a daily walk of approximately 1 hour. There is a lovely "off-leash" dog park we use some days. We also have 2 cats. We will cover the utility bills for the right person or couple. Please contact us for more specific details. References are required.