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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • England: ALL   Isle of Man: ALL   Northern Ireland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

Jan and Nige

64, Retired school registrar

64, Retired school teacher

We are a recently retired English couple, having spent the past 20 years living and working in the USA. Nigel was a teacher and Janet, a school registrar. Our next adventure involves spending half of our time in Australia, where our two daughters live, and the other half of the year, back home in the UK, where we are keen to explore the country further. We are non-smokers and enjoy walking, gardening and cycling.
This is our second year with Housesittersuk and we have had an amazing time caring for such a variety of animals and meeting some wonderful people along the way. The majority of our house sits this summer were repeats and it is always good to see how the animals are doing and catching up with the owners. Being part of the Housesittersuk community has been very rewarding!

Reviews (14)
What can one say - five star! Janet and Nigel looked after our house and dog for a short period over the New Year and when we returned everything was perfect. They provide that essential aura of confidence that everything will be ok while you are away. We can fully recommend them for any house-sit.
CLAY (St. James / Perth WA, Dec 2019 - 10 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Janet and Nigel are a home owner's dream. I returned to luxurious growth in the garden despite record-breaking temperatures. My home was immaculate and I slid into fresh crisp sheets, as the bed was remade for my late night homecoming. Throughout the booking process and the housesit Janet and Nigel were friendly and communicated readily and in a prompt manner. I will be a serial booker of this lovely couple's services. What a great start to my Aussie Housesitters journey! Thank you so much ... MORE
JANICE (Rivervale WA, Nov 2019 - 11 days.) From Aussie House Sitters
An indication of how good these two came in the form of a text message from our neighbours while we were away: " From Charlie.... don't hurry home. I'm living the good life. My new favorite people are walking me day and night, they hug me every time they come home in their car.... Living the dream" We came home to a happy dog, a happy garden and a clean house. It made our holiday so much more relaxing knowing our pet and home were in such great hands. Will be sure to arrange our next holiday ... MORE
JEN (South Perth WA, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Janet and Nigel are amazing. We would love to have them house sit again. They kept us informed and and looked after our home beautifully.
TONIA (Stratford Upon Avon , Apr 2019)
Nigel and Janet were great house sitters. They kept in regular contact while we were away to inform us of how our dog was doing. The house was nice and clean when we got home, and the plants looking fresh and healthy. We couldn't recommend them highly enough, and you won't regret having them look after your home and pets.
CLANCY (Scarborough WA, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Janet and Nigel took great care of both the cat and the garden while I was away. I enjoyed meeting them and instantly knew my house would be in good hands. Janet kept in contact while I was away, letting me know how my cat was going. They also made sure there was milk in the fridge on my return, which I really appreciated. Would absolutey recommend them.
KERRY (Fremantle WA, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day) From Aussie House Sitters
We really appreciated Janet and Nigel house sitting for us. They came over to meet us and be shown what to do around the house beforehand. The house was left very clean and tidy. The tropical fish were attended to and the plants watered. Communication was very good and they were very flexible and accomodating with arrival and departure times. Thanks Janet and Nigel.
HAYLEY (Dalkeith WA, Dec 2018 - 1 week 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
We (and certainly our pets!) could not be more pleased with the care and communication provided by Janet & Nigel and would recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for house and petsitters! We look forward to them returning to Perth next year and hope they won't find their own home here too soon!! In the meantime, we are motivated to plan another trip so we can invite them back -- Five stars all around!!
MELINDA (ATTADALE WA, Dec 2018 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Janet and Nigel were a pleasure to deal with as soon as I made contact with them. Janet initiated a Skype conversation so we could 'meet' over the phone and instantly I warmed to them both and felt I could easily get along with them. Communication was fab throughout and we organised for Janet and Nigel to come to our house for a coffee so we could meet in person and again we got along very well and they were so friendly and lovely. I felt confident leaving my cat with them and knew he'd be safe ... MORE
EMMA (Fremantle WA, Sep 2018) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Janet and Nigel looked after our house and dogs for ten days in August and were absolutely excellent sitters. They kept in close contact with us in the run-up to our holiday and were happy to come to stay the day before we left so we could introduce the dogs and show them round the neighbourhood. They are lovely warm friendly people and we - and our dogs(!) - immediately felt at ease with them. They kept in touch with us regularly while we were away sending messages and pictures and we came ... MORE
KARL AND ANDREA (Dorking , Aug 2018)
No rating I was away for just over a month, and Janet and Nigel looked after my two standard poodles, cat, two hens, garden and allotment, and house. They sent regular pictures and updates, watered everything during an extreme (for the UK) drought, mowed the lawn and tidied the garden, got my orchids to flower, and kept the allotment going too, and the house looked cleaner and more welcoming when I returned than when I had left it -- and I had tried to make it clean and welcoming for them a month before! ... MORE
JENNIFER (Faversham England, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Fantastic sitters! Highly recommend! Ben had obviously had a lovely time. He looked happy, relaxed and was well groomed. My house was immaculate, too! Thank you so much Janet and Nigel. x
MARGARET (Pinhoe England, Jun 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Janet and Nigel were amazing. They arrived on time, I received plenty of updates regarding the dogs, plus photo's, and were walked regularly. When I returned the house was spotless, beds changed and linen washed, all the outside pots had been watered and the new vegetables cared for. I could not recommend them too highly....
THERESA (Uckfield England, May 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Janet and Nigel where the perfect house sitter's and we feel you will not find a better couple to look after your pets in a loving manner. They were very clean and tidy and took care of all of the house even down to the smallest detail, we came home to fresh bedding is one example. Our pets were very well looked after and they gave us regular updates.
MARTIN (Lowestoft England, May 2018 - 1 week)
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