Cat-sitting in the beautiful fishing village of Mousehole, west Cornwall, UK


United Kingdom

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    I am a journalist who now also sells antiques and works at a theatre! We live in the beautiful sleepy harbour village of Mousehole and I need someone quiet and caring to be there for our darling cat Misty, as we go away on the school holidays, and also for my 9 year old daughter when I work. I also need someone to be flexible and come to the campsite that we frequent, up the road, and take care of my daughter when I work across the bay at the theatre. I cannot be certain of how much of each I require until it happens! But it will be for some or most of the school holidays. (I have to confirm dates still). You might be asked to do small DIY projects but most likely just to keep an eye on cat, daughter, house. I would love it if you could drive. Mousehole is a classic, stunning fairytale village in west Cornwall. You can swim in the sea every day. The sea is about 100 steps from the door! You must be a cat lover and be able to make sure she is in by dark. She tends to only roam out the back, over the roofs. The front is too dangerous with cars so I would need someone who understands that she can't go out of the front door. You have sea views from the bedroom window, a bath and shower and the run of the house. When camping you will be near Porthcurno and Pedn'Vounder bays, on a beautiful campsite. You must be able to love the outdoors and be capable of camping please! It is a luxury huge tent. As I now in this house only have 2 bedrooms, when we are both here I will set up a very comfortable bed in the mezzanine area, which is over the kitchen. Full wifi and a comfortable very Cornish, old cottage.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They would live in a beautiful ancient fishing village where they could swim every day. They would benefit from the most stunning nature and scenery in Britain. They would be able to improve their English. A friendly, empathetic host. Time off to swim in the sea, eat at the cafes, go for amazing walks.

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  • Help


    At the moment, just animal care, child care and keeping the house safe.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Your own bed in the mezzanine above the kitchen, ir in the sitting room (your choice) in our 2 bedroomed house. Full use of bathroom, kitchen and a courtyard. Unlimited internet access

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are free to do what you want on your time off. There is so much nature to see and some excellent walks. There are buses that run to the main towns but it is a rural place. I would expect no smoking in or too near to the house, and relative quiet from 8pm - 8am.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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