Pet sitting & House sitting job in Nelson / Marlborough
Nelson / Marlborough - Tasman
We live on 10 acres in a beautiful no exit valley, 3km from Wakefield township, 14km from Richmond and about a 30 minute drive from Nelson city. In driving distance of between 30min to 1 hour you get access to some of the most gorgeous beaches, walking tracks, biking trails and rivers, not to mention vineyards and amazing eateries.
We have a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom farm house that is very comfortable (Plus a single sleep out with gorgeous view), there is a lovely log fire for the cooler evenings if required. We even have an outdoor bath for those lovely Summer evenings under the stars. You will be required to care for 3 horses, this may involve picking up horse manure (most likely not) and hard feeding them, depending on the grass etc at that time of the year. We also have 2 cows that need to be checked daily, 15 ducks, 15 chickens and two kelpie dogs and two cats. It is a beautiful sunny spot with lovely deck where you can sit and listen to the birds, read a book and contemplate life. It would be great to have somebody with some equestrian experience, as I will only have a morning to spend giving instructions. Our dogs are the working dog kelpie. so a medium size breed, they are very cuddly and love a walk, however we have marked no pets as they can be territorial on their own land, we could be negotiable around your bringing a pet if they get on. Please reply with an indication of your experience around animals (mainly horses).
At the back of our house we have a gate that goes into the Forest, where you can ride/walk/bike for miles, the track is about 2.5km return to the top of the hill and is sheltered and quiet.
My mother lives next door through a double carport- two houses are joined under the one roof line, but she is 100% separate to us, And will be away at the same time as us for this trip.
We grow most of our own fruit and vegetables, it's so lovely to be able to pick your own. We will require you to water the vegetable gardens every couple of days but this is not a huge job and can be done early morning or late evening, and is on a timer, so not manually..
Our house is lovely and sunny, north facing, we have two fires a coal range that you can cook on, this also heats the water for an outside bath, just divine to sit and watch the stars. We also have a log fire in the main lounge with a heat transfer system, and all beds have electric blankets and feather duvets etc.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Sue, Rob, Mya and Ruben