Unusual village eco-home, adorable small dog and large garden

York, United Kingdom
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I am a retired charity worker, active in my local community. I love the outdoors and have a large garden, growing many of my own fruit and vegetables. I have a small dog who needs love and attention when I am away. So I am looking for

Home & location

I live in an old cottage in a village about 10 miles outside York. I renovated the house ten or so years ago, adding a straw bale extension, filmed for the BBC programme It's Not Easy Being Green, which is now my living room and guest

  • House
  • Disabled access
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Countryside


Jinks is friendly and fun, once he gets to know people, but he can be shy at first. He was a rescue dog, and has had at least six homes in his lifetime that I know of. This has left him a bit anxious, but he settles quickly with new

Meet the pets

  • Jinks

    Bichon Frise

    9 years

Sitter feedback (2)


Being a rescue dog Jinx had some issues. Whilst he was happy to sit on my lap as soon as I arrived when Terry left Jinx became distressed. He was

Stayed · 04 Aug - 08 Aug 2021

Terry & Jinks were an absolute pleasure. This was a lovely sit in a gorgeous part of the world. Terry is very welcoming & her home reflects this. Jinks is

Stayed · 03 Jun - 06 Jun 2021

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