A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.
Clean, Reliable, Trustworthy, Non-Smokers.
mid 50s, Sheltered Housing Warden / Property Manager
mid 50s, Gardener/ Handyman - Crime Scene Investigator
We are a couple in our mid 50s who have been married for over 28 years. We have carried out a number of house sits - our shortest being 3 days and longest 4 months - and have 5 star reviews from all sits. (a link to the reviews on another site can be provided.)
Currently working as Warden & Site Superivsor/Handyman at an Almshouse site with 24 residents, previous work positions have included Sam: 15 years as Accommodation & Conference Manager for Oxford University at Corpus Christi College - living in to be on call for emergencies; HM Diplomatic Service - including an overseas posting; Manager of a 125 bed Hostel and a Conference & Wedding booker in a four star hotel.
In Spring/Summer of 2018 we managed a luxury holiday villa in St Tropez, living on site and managing all aspects of the day to day running of the property including housekeeping, maintenance of a large outdoor pool, wild wood/meadows, flower beds, extensive lawns, fruit trees and petanque pit. Occasional work on vines and monitoring wine production. Cared for the resident cat.
Tre spent his initial working career in electronics, but re-trained as a Gardener and also spent 10 years with Thames Valley Police as a Crime Scene Investigator. As well as being a qualified gardener, he is a competent DIYer with courses in carpentry, car maintenance and basic plumbing under his belt.
Therefore, your home would be in good hands and we are able to carry out minor repairs should they become necessary.
We are house proud, clean and tidy non-smokers who enjoy reading, walking, ornithology, ski-ing, food and travel. We have no pets or children of our own.
We would love to own a dog or cat, but as we move around so much and travel ourselves - it seems fairer to get our 'pet love' from looking after other people's pets. So, rest assured that your pets will receive lots of love and attention should we be looking after them for you. During previous house sits we, have looked after both indoor / outdoor cats and dogs that must be kept on the lead, as well as those that can run around at their leisure. The most pets we have cared for on one house sit being 3 cats and one dog. As children we had rats, guinea pigs, cats and fish.
Also very happy to look after properties without pets. For example, houses up for sale that need someone there to keep the property immaculate and ready for viewings at short notice.
Sam speaks some French.
We both have enhanced DBS Police certificates. Excellent references available. Very security conscious.
We have our own property - currently let out to a family of nurses. When an estate agent viewed it for letting - he told us it was the cleanest property he had ever visited.