House and dogs sitter in rural Ireland

House Sitter Needed for Username: MorkyMindy   


Posted or Updated: Mar 23,2024   Reviews (2)   Applications: 1

East Roscommon, Rooskey
Roscommon Ireland

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From: Sep 2,24  
To:      Oct 15,24
Days:  44, Medium Term

We are looking for a house sitter in beautiful rural Ireland.

We are an active retired couple and travel back and forth to the continent on a regular basis. We would like to give the opportunity to a reliable non-smoking person/couple to enjoy Ireland countryside while taking care of our house and 2 dogs (and hens) when we are away. Our dates are quite flexible.

We live in a comfortable bungulow with a large garden front and rear, in a very rural quiet area, between Longford or Carrick-on-Shannon. A car will be essential.

Normal garden maintenance is necessary, such as mowing lawns and watering plants as needed. 

The dogs are 2 rescued dogs, terriers types, and love running and be taken daily for a good walk in nearby boglands. The hens need very little attention and reward you with good free-range eggs.

Garda vetting and character references is a must.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Terrific housesit ”

Sit Dates Mar-28-23 - May-25-23 Sitter weprovidexcellence, Member Since Mar-2-12

We spent 2 wonderful months at John and Gen's house. They welcomed us like old friend and we shared some delicious meals together.  

Before they left on their trip they showed us all around the property and explained everything in detail. 

We met Mork and Mindy and bonded with them right away. They are extremely well behaved and a delight to look after. We got our exercise walking them in the bog every morning. 

The hens provided us with fresh eggs daily. 

John and Gen were kind enough to let us have the use of their car and left us with lots of brochures of local attractions.

We would highly recommend John and Gen's house in this lovely rural part of Ireland. There is an excellent view from the house and you'll get to enjoy some lovely night skies.

Many thanks J&G for giving us the opportunity to house and pet sit for you. We hope to return some day.

Joy and Noel 

“ Fabulous sit in Ireland ”

Sit Dates Nov-24-20 - Jan-9-21 Sitter ArtWrite, Member Since Jul-22-18

What a magnificent sit. We had seven weeks, up on the hill overlooking the villages along the Shannon River and it was just perfect.

The pets:
We will miss dear Mork and Mindy more than we could even imagine. They are just the best-behaved puppy dogs. They love their runs in the morning and then they’re happy to just rest up the rest of the time. They also love cuddles. Adorable. The chooks are easy-care and provide scrumptious eggs for breakfast.

The owners:
Gen and John are so hospitable. We enjoyed a few fun meals together, with lots of interesting conversation and laughter. They picked us up from the station and dropped us back there. We were thrilled to have the use of a car and there is much to explore. Gen showed how to make a great soda bread and John cooked a slap-up traditional Irish breakfast for our final morning. Very much appreciated the French Champagne left for us to ring in the new year. Communication was great – before, during and after the sit.

The house:
Gen and John’s house was a home from home for us. We were warm, had a comfortable bed, plenty of room . . . a study for writing, another sitting room for sketching, comfy lounge chairs for watching TV, a wonderful kitchen with everything we needed for cooking. The gardens and surrounds are delightful.

We highly recommend Gen and John as hosts. They, along with Mork and Mindy, now have a place in our hearts and we hope to return in the not-too-distant future.

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