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Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Host: Teresa
Published May 12, 2020

General description

  • Main home
Older farmhouse on the Alberta prairie, 15 minutes from Strathmore and 30 minutes from the city of Calgary. Quiet country living with dark nights for star gazing. After a visit with the six resident horses, cross country ski or snowshoe right from the deck or drive 90 minutes west to the Rocky Mountains for a more alpine adventure.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Animals with specific needs
  • 2 cats
  • 4 horses
We live on 20 acres in rural Alberta, 30 minutes east of the City of Calgary and 15 minutes west of the town of Strathmore. It is necessary that the housesitter has their own vehicle as there is no public transportation in our rural area.

There are four horses that require once/day feeding and checking, as well as two barn cats. There is some lifting and moving of hay bales (50 lbs) and bags of feed (40 lbs) required and plowing of snow with a Kubota RTV.

We need a person who is familiar and comfortable with the care and management of horses in terms of health issues, handling, etc. One of our horses is 29 and has colicked on a couple of occasions in recent years so a person who has the ability to recognize and manage a colic situation is preferred. Someone who has experience in rural living is also preferred -- septic system, well, etc.

Horses are all friendly and easy to handle but are not available for riding.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
If you like peace and quiet and open country, you will love our place. But, if you also like people nearby, there are a number of neighbours within easy walking distance. The town of Strathmore is 15 minutes away and has shopping, banking, restaurants, movie theatre, etc. The city of Calgary is 30 minutes away and the Rocky Mountains just a 90-minute drive, 2 hours to the town of Banff. It is necessary that the housesitter has his or her own vehicle as there is no public transportation in our rural area.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 6 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Regional
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Veranda
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music

Tourism and Leisure

  • Countryside
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
  • Theater / Opera
So much to do within a couple of hours. Learn to ski at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, home of the 1988 Olympics. Visit Stampede Park in Calgary, home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede or Spruce Meadows, one of the world`s top show jumping facilities. Banff National Park with Banff townsite, Sulfur Mountain Hot Springs and Sunshine, Norquay, and Lake Louise Ski Resorts. If you`re more of a music and arts lover, there are many music and theatre venues in Calgary as well as a local Strathmore music society.

Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Strathmore, AB, Canada

Available

From Tuesday 2020

To Wednesday 2021

flexible dates

We travel in an RV so have some flexibility with our departure and return dates.

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Teresa

Registered since 19/06/2016

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