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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • Channel Islands: ALL   England: East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber   Isle of Man: ALL   Northern Ireland: ALL   Scotland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

Jaqui & Altaf

60, writer/ chef

51, writer/ Vlogger

.Please read this in full as all the information you may need is here 🙏🏾❤️

Allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about us. 


My name is Jaqui, and I have been traveling with my friend, co-writer, and traveling companion, Altaf.

We are experienced, mature, full-time professional house and pet sitters, responsible, trustworthy, and competent. 

We have cared for a wide variety of homes, pets, and animals over the years, including large private estates, ensuring homes remain safe and secure while hosts are away on business or pleasure. We would treat your home as if it were our own, maintaining it in impeccable condition, just the way you prefer.

We offer a unique, bespoke service to house-sit your beautiful home, tend to your indoor and outdoor plants, whilst taking good care of your lovely pets and administer any medication if required. This way, you can enjoy your big celebration, holiday or business trip without the stress of leaving your unattended home or neglecting your plants. 

I’m afraid we both have struggled with our backs over the years so we cannot do any heavy gardening, but more than happy to water your plants.

We are members of various other house sitting platforms including Airbnb for over a decade, We have accumulated over 50 five-star reviews from our previous house-sits & Airbnb reviews. 

We are practical and sensible individuals, a safe pair of hands in any situation. Both of us are enthusiasts of healing and alternative therapies. 
I have a background in Reiki, hypnotherapy, counseling, I also love Thai chi and daily meditation, I am also a writer and a semi professional cook. We both throughly enjoy cooking and baking. 

We hold clean UK & international driving licenses and possess our own transportation. 

Currently, we are in the process of editing content for Altaf’s YouTube channel “Risky or Lucky” which requires fast WiFi and a work station or a dining table.

We are also children’s writers. Our first book, "The Last Christmas," is now available on Amazon (link provided on request). We appreciate any support for self-published authors. 

If you are in search of full-time professional house sitters who are self-sufficient, dependable, caring, clean, mindful, and mature, please take a moment to review our profile. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. 


We provide an excellent professional house and pet sitting service. Rest assured, we will keep your home safe and secure at all times whilst giving your pets all the love and attention they require.

Please do take your time to review our profile and references at your convenience. If you find that our unique, bespoke service aligns with your needs then please feel free to get in touch. We would do our best to facilitate your requirements. 

Currently i am only available for your date. Altaf will be travelling abroad for his work.

A contribution towards my travel costs would be greatly appreciated.



Reviews (10)
We really enjoyed having Jaqui and Altaf housesit for a week, so much so that we've already invited them back for two weeks. We returned to an immaculate house and three well loved pets. Our neighbours reported seeing the dogs being taken on long walks which was gratifying. We were kept up to date with photos.. Jaqui and Altaf are very experienced housesitters and we highly recommend them.
JEREMY (Betchworth England, Feb 2023 - 8 days)
Thank you Jeremy for your kind words. ❤️
Jaqui and Altaf looked after our home and hens for 3 months over the winter. They had to deal with some storm damage as well as routine things during this time, which they did well. It was great to meet them in person a couple of months before the sit, which meant we were confident about leaving everything in their hands. They were great at keeping us up to date with what was going on and did a really good job with the hens who are all healthy and happy on our return and laying well. The house ... MORE
SUSAN (Hastings England, Nov 2023 - 3 months 1 week)
Jaqui and Altaf looked after our house and 5yr old cockerpoo. They took the effort to come and visit a few days before as we had an early flight. They are friendly and communicative and the house was left in a very tidy state with some hoovering and washing done which was nice to return to. highly recommended.
TIM (Lewes England, Oct 2023 - 1 week)
Jaqui and Altaf looked after our house, plus 3 dogs and a cat last week while we were away. They were superb; friendly, communicative and they left the house as they found it. We tasked them with some watering of plants, which they did daily and the dogs got plenty of walks - they have been asleep ever since J and A left yesterday!! Cannot recommend highly enough, James and Nina
NINA (Diss England, Sep 2023 - 1 week)
This was our first time using the service and it went exceptionally well. the house and dogs were exceptionally well cared for, good communication - we highly recommend this sitter
BOB (Huntingdon England, Jan 2023 - 10)
Bob and Amy are lovely hosts. Their home is nice and clean, beds are super comfy and the kitchen is very well equipped. They have excellent WiFi if you want to work from home. Mr Buzz is the most delightful dog. Mild mannered. He loves his treats and lots of cuddles. He is deaf and blind in one ... MORE
Jaqui and Altaf were great house and dog sitters. Kenny was well cared for, the house was immaculate on our return and we really appreciated the delicious curry left for us. Thanks to you both.
ANDREW (Holsworthy England, Jan 2023 - 10 days)
Jaqui and Altaf were our first time with house sitters . They were perfect for us . They came to meet us and the dogs beforehand . They were friendly responsible and respectful so we felt happy to leave our home and dogs in their care .They communicated well throughout and we returned to an immaculate home and happy dogs .would highly recommend Jaqui and Altaf .
ALICE (Hassocks England, Dec 2022 - 2weeks)
A really good first experience of having a house sitter - Thanks Jaqui & Altaf for making it all so simple. The house has been well looked after and Nancy (our dog) is so chilled, it's like we haven't been away!
LOU (Hassocks England, Oct 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
A charming couple who just fitted in. The cat adored them and has been wandering the house looking for them since I got back. Highly recommended.
ROSIE (Axminster England, Oct 2022 - 10 days)
We enjoyed a very convivial evening with Jacqui and Altaf before our early morning airport departure. Our exuberant spaniel Horace took to them immediately as did Ernie, our occasional spaniel lodger. They were very calm and dealt with a couple of domestic difficulties in exemplary fashion, going beyond what we might have expected. On our return the house was clean and tidy and they'd even left one of Ataf's delicious curries in the fridge. We very much hope they will return many times, as ... MORE
ANDREW AND BUNTA (Lower Heswall, Wirral England, Sep 2022 - 10 days)
Bunta & Andy are wonderful, kind and very generous hosts. They have a beautiful home with very comfy beds. Fully quipped kitchen and great WiFi. Horace is an absolute delight. His two favourite things are biscuits and his ball. He loves playing fetch the ball. He is excellent on recall and very ... MORE
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