Hi - we're a non-smoking 40 and 50-something English couple who've swapped a corporate life for one of exploring the world.
We've travelled extensively over the past four years, which has included numerous housesitting assignments in the UK, France, North / Central / South America and The Caribbean.
Although we're flexible about where and what type of housesitting assignments we'd like to do in the future, we'd prefer to be around animals, particularly as our lifestyle no longer allows us to have pets of our own.
Previously Ian worked as an Internal Communications professional, most recently for over four years at the UK's largest veterinary charity, PDSA, which is at the forefront of animal welfare promotion in the UK.
In addition to travelling, our many interests include food (cooking and eating), walking and photography, so access to great food markets and open spaces would be perfect!
Our experience comes from 30 years as proud homeowners in a semi-rural part of the UK, with a lifetime of living with and loving our pets.
Having being homeowners for so long we understand what your home means to you. So you can be confident that we'll treat yours as if it was our own. And you can rest assured that your pets will be left in loving hands, too.
Oh, and if you'd like to read a little bit more about us just visit our blog at www.aboveusonlyskies.com
Ian and Nicky were perfect cat/house sitters for us. They corresponded quickly both before we went away and during their sit. They even sent a birthday card with photos of all our cats on my birthday :). We emailed our House Info document prior to the sit so N&I had all info they needed and, when they arrived before we left, they asked some pretty good questions which proves they are very skilled and experienced sitters. We would recommend them to anyone. So, thank you Nicky and Ian for ... MOREIan and Nicky were perfect cat/house sitters for us. They corresponded quickly both before we went away and during their sit. They even sent a birthday card with photos of all our cats on my birthday :). We emailed our House Info document prior to the sit so N&I had all info they needed and, when they arrived before we left, they asked some pretty good questions which proves they are very skilled and experienced sitters. We would recommend them to anyone. So, thank you Nicky and Ian for allowing us to not worry about our 3 'boys', all 3 didn't appear to miss us and the house was in the same condition as we left it (which counts for a lot). Happy travels both and come and stay again another time, we'd have you back, best wishes Annie and Ian
ANNIE (MAPPLEBOROUGH GREEN England, Feb 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Ian and Nicky are a lovely friendly conscientious couple who took excellent care of our pets and home while we were away. 5 stars across the board from us! Highly recommended!
MIKE AND GERRI (CAMBERLEY England, Dec 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Ian and Nicky were really amazing house sitters. From the outset they were great at setting up our initial Skype chat and we had regular updates and pictures of the cats during their stay, who were clearly very happy with their new guardians! Thanks again so much - on our return the house was lovely and clean, even the windows! I'm sorry you didn't get out as much as you'd hoped but please come and stay again soon.
SAMANTHA (Margate` England, Dec 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Ian & Nicky were fantastic house sitters. They are great at communicating, took wonderful care of our cats (including sending us plenty of pictures as I had asked) and left our house clean and tidy when they left. They really are great housesitters and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
Ian & Nicky did a great job of looking after are house dogs and Persian cat I wouldn't hesitate recommending these guys great job
ANTHONY (Middlezoy England, Sep 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
Nicky and Ian were so organised, we had a couple of chats via skype before they arrived and they had a comprehensive list for me to comllete which made it much easier when they arrived and we tried to remember everything to tell the. Whilst we were away they sent updates on the the dogs and photos too which was a nice touch.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as housesitters. The fact that Ian also cut the lawn in our large garden was the icing on the cake for my husband!