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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom

John and Sandra

52, Video Production Company Manager

61, Semi retired social worker and occasional actor

Intrepid travellers and lovers of animals! We both 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. But being fairly new to House SittersUK we are just building up our reviews but, if you get in touch, we can give you access to our Airbnb reviews. Hopefully that will help but in the meantime there's a selection of the most recent pasted below. (Update...we do have 3 Housesitter reviews now!)
Also we both have recent DBS (criminal record checks) to show...and more importantly they are clear!
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!

Recent reviews below from the home sharing website that we host on! We cannot place a link on here because it does not accept web addresses but if you get in touch we can send a link so you can see these and the hundreds of other positive reviews we have between us.
Sandra and John


May 2019
We had an excellent stay at John's in Manchester. The flat was super central and convenient for walking everywhere, John was a very friendly and considerate host. I would definitely recommend his flat as chilled, comfortable and central place to stay for a weekend exploring Manchester!

May 2019
Highly recommended! This place is a quiet refuge but very conveniently located. The host is welcoming, friendly, and considerate which meant I felt very comfortable and at home there, despite only being there two nights. He also provides helpful resources and suggestions for making the most of your time in Manchester.

April 2019
John is a lovely welcoming host and the room itself is very well equipped and comfortable. The location is a short walk from the Northern Quarter and other central locations in the city; it's perfect for a short weekend away. Thanks again John!! Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

May 2019
Hi Sandra was very welcoming, friendly and an informative hostess. The room was spacious in a quiet area. I would defo recommend to anyone considering staying. Yasmin

April 2019
Sandra was a wonderful host and the space was very comfortable. the room had lots of nice touches and amenities normally found in your better hotels. I will definitely be back when going to Old Trafford. Thank you for a great stay.

April 2019
Could not be happier with my stay at Sandra's, made my first Airbnb a pleasant one. Great location on the way from the airport to Manchester Central. Room was sparkling clean, good amenities and a fantastic book of tips and good places to visit.

Reviews (3)
We cannot recommend John and Sandra more highly. Our pets were clearly beautifully looked after and the house was immaculately clean and tidy when we returned. They were great about keeping in touch whilst we were away and a pleasure to get to know before we left. The homemade crumble on our return was very gratefully received. We really hope they'll consider returning one day. Many thanks both.
BELLA (Marlborough England, Aug 2020 - 5 days)
John and Sandra are a fantastic couple. We came back to an immaculate house and three well looked after pets. Buddy was clearly missing them. Great communicators. We look forward to having them stay again this summer and seeing them socially as they are local. Highly recommended.
CLAIRE (Didsbury England, Mar 2020 - 3 weeks 2 day)
I was a little nervous at first as this was John & Sandra's first sit. However, I had no need to be concerned. John & Sandra were just excellent - they looked after my house and pets wonderfully and everything was in perfect order when I returned. Communication was great and I enjoyed receiving daily updates with a humorous caption. I had builders in the garden unexpectedly and John & Sandra took this in their stride supplying tea on demand! Not only am I able to give a great review, but, the ... MORE
MARY (Oswestry Wales, Jan 2020 - 3 days)
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