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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • England: South East, South West, West Midlands   Wales: ALL  

Friendly, vegan, animal loving couple



We are Melanie, (30) and Steven (36). We have been house sitting full time since February of 2017, and since then have completed over 30 successful sits in that time. Most of these have been through this site, but also TrustedHousesitters and a few by word of mouth/recommendations. We love the lifestyle that comes with house sitting and the freedom it gives us, and of course getting to spend time with lots of lovely animals.

We love animals - Steven grew up constantly surrounded by animals (cats, dogs, guinea pigs, budgies), while Melanie is making up for lost time after not being allowed anything more than a couple of mice as pets when she was younger! We are both long time vegans.

We have looked after a huge range of animals in our time house sitting - from the usual dogs and cats to fish, chickens, and even a tortoise!

Steven is pretty good around the house with basic DIY, whereas Melanie is better with plants - if you have any house plants that need looking after, they are in good hands.

Previous to house sitting we have worked in a variety of different jobs - more than our fair share of retail work, farm shop, cleaning, garden center assistant, hotel receptionist, plant pollinator (don't ask!), and organic farming to name a few.

We love rural out of the way places, and enjoy walking out in nature. Other hobbies include reading, writing, playing guitar, piano, home-brewing, and cooking.

We are happy to travel nationwide, and we have a car. We are both non smoking.

Reviews (13)
Melanie and Steven looked after our flat and our two cats wonderfully. They were ideal house sitters: prompt to respond to messages, unafraid of asking questions as they arose, and clearly adept at looking after animals. Our cats were sorry to see them go. Would recommend unreservedly.
EMILY (Stirling Scotland, Jun 2019 - 2 months)
No rating Melanie and Steven were amazing! They took amazing care of little Cookie and Leeroy while we were away and sent us photos to keep us updated. Would love to have them back again. Highly recommended.
HUGH (St. Albans England, Aug 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Our first experience of using house sitters, and thanks to Melanie and Steven it has proved to be a most happy and successful arrangement. On our return from nearly five weeks away our cats were relaxed and happy, our house was immaculate, and my many house and conservatory plants were all perfectly cared for. We were delighted, and are more than happy to recommend them to anyone seeking diligent, responsible, trustworthy and pleasant house sitters. We have already booked them to return for ... MORE
VIVIENNE (Newport Pagnell England, Feb 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Melanie and Steven are excellent house sitters! Our cats are both alive and in great condition, as is our house. They did everything we requested, including keeping us updated with the occasional photo. We can recommend them to anyone considering their services and will certainly be getting in touch when we decide on our next long holiday.
STEPH & DAVE (Thetford England, Jan 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating What a wonderful couple. We have no qualms about recommending them to anybody. They're quiet, considerate and caring towards our home and pets. Our house was both warm and clean on our return. They were highly regarded by our neighbours and fellow villagers. We wouldn't hesitate using them again.
ANTHONY (Carlton Le Moorland England, Nov 2017 - 2 months)
No rating Melanie and Steven were excellent. Dory the dog was so content he didn't bother to greet me on my return. The house was well cared for and everything went well. I would have no hesitation in recommending them
JO (Birmingham England, Nov 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating many many thanks to Melanie and Steve for looking after our brood in some very testing scottish weather! we very much appreciated them looking after our pets, from tortoise to dogs, and would happily recommend these sitters , thanks again
LOUISE (annan Scotland, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Melanie and Steven were wonderful house-sitters and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering them. They'd already gained outstanding references from their previous sits and we were delighted to continue their track record. They arrived the day before so we could introduce the animals and house and stayed on until the morning having arrived home late. The house was immaculate and the animals were very settled and happy. Communications were great throughout and they even baked us ... MORE
RICHARD & DE-ANN (Yalding England, Aug 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Melanie and Steve were an absolute delight to have looking after my two pets. I managed to spend about an hour with them before I had to go and we got through all the intricacies of my pets! When I made contact from abroad they responsed quickly which was of great reassurance. On my return my apartment was lovely and clean, both pets were obviously very happy and had a great week. I would definitely recommend them as sitters and would happily have them back again if the timings worked out.
KEVIN (Penarth Wales, Jun 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Steven and Melanie were great. They looked after our dog and cat very well. Kept the house clean and tidy. They also showed us how to get the Internet work in our annexe. A huge thank you to them and we would definitely recommend them to other people.
HANYAN (Netheravon England, May 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating From the moment we met i had great faith in Melanie and Steve, they did not disappoint .i gave them a hurried run down of the house and dogs and they took it all on board. I returned to a tidy house and happy dogs , what more could i ask for . Would recommend them to everyone.
SUE (Hereford England, Apr 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Melanie and Steven looked after our house and our little chihuahua, Bertie, while we were away for a week. They were really helpful and communicative in advance of the sit, and we came back to a tidy home and a happy dog. Can't ask for much more! Would definitely recommend them.
RICKY (Bristol England, Mar 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Melanie and Stephen are a really lovely, relaxed, gentle and caring couple. We were able to relax whilst we were away knowing that our little family were being getting lots of love and attention. Cotton our very nervous standard poodle was a completely different dog when we got back. Som much more relaxed it was wonderful. We would not hesitate to recommend Melanie and Stephen and are really looking forward to seeing them again.
GILLIAN & IAIN (Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot England, Feb 2017 - 1 week)
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