John and Sandra
52, Video Production Company Manager
61, Semi retired social worker and occasional actor
We are both intrepid travellers and lovers of animals! We have years of experience of allowing people to share and stay in our own homes as we are "Airbnb Superhosts" ( that means we are hosts who have proved consistently reliable over a long period) so we know that the most important thing is being able to trust people, and knowing a little about them before you commit to anything is helpful. We're very pleased to have earned several reviews on House SittersUK now but, if you would like access to our Airbnb reviews as well, do get in touch and we can send links.
Also we both have recent DBS (criminal record checks) to show...and more importantly they are clear! It is appreciated that it sometimes feels a little awkward asking prospective house sitters for confirmation of personal ID but please rest assured we would not be offended if you wish to see such documentation. It seems only fair if we are to be trusted with your home!
We love to travel, both abroad and around the UK, seeing and exploring new places. We are thankful that we have little in the way of commitments and house sitting seems a perfect way to do this.. We love caring for animals but do not own any ourselves precisely because of our love for them. With our lifestyle we couldn't give them the long term commitment they deserve....but we're happy to borrow yours and have fun!
John had a long career as a social worker working with children, but has a bit of a sideline in the acting business too. No plans to return to social work at present. Instead we both currently enjoy doing occasional background/ extra work in TV and film together.
Sandra has her own video production company and is able to do much of her work online so no huge need to be in one place. She's a Kiwi from the other side of the world but has been settled in John's home city of Manchester for decades now.
We are both fit and active and would enjoy exercising your dogs etc. Equally happy just to house sit and would treat your house in the way we would expect others to treat ours ie with respect and care. We are pretty good at following instructions ( well Sandra is!) Also not prone to panic and can deal with unforeseen difficulties with initiative.
Both non smokers and whenever it is practical we would be happy to meet up ahead of any commitment to house sit or to Skype/Facetime/Zoom if not practical.
Please do get in touch to discuss any aspect of house sitting or if you just want to know more about us. Thank you!
John & Sandra