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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Channel Islands: ALL   England: ALL   Isle of Man: ALL   Northern Ireland: ALL   Scotland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

Reliable, honest, caring house sitters - 5 years

63, Retired secretary/teacher

64, Retired Refinery Operations

Hello, and thank you for reading our profile. If you need a sitter and you think we fit the bill please do get in touch, we reply quickly and are very organised.

We're almost in our 6th year of house sitting and it is everything we thought it might be and more. We have made some lovely friends, looked after many fabulous pets, stayed in many fabulous, varied comfortable homes and visited many new parts of the uk.

We are good, realiable sitters and thoroughly enjoy our sitting experiences - all different but equally rewarding.

We are an honest, friendly, caring retired couple married for 42 years with 2 grown-up children who have now flown the nest. Our son lives in London and our daughter in Cheshire. Three years ago we became grandparents to a gorgeous little boy Albie (3) and his baby sister Matilda (1) who have stolen our hearts :-D and caused us to move from my home town of Grimsby, Lincolnshire to Nantwich, Cheshire. Patrick is from Semington, Wiltshire.

We love to see new places and have travelled abroad extensively but we realised we had not visited so many areas of the U.K. And there are still lots of places we have never been to :-)

We are non-smokers and occasional drinkers. Both active, we love walking and gardening (had 2 allotments til recently) and spending time with our family and friends.

Our cat Mitzi died 7 years ago age 15 but in the past we've kept hamsters, rabbits, cats a dog and, for a few years, until recently, had 8 hens and a few fish in an aquaponics unit we set up. We have had a lot of animals over the years as our daughter wanted to be a vet from age 7 - a dream she later realised and has now gone on to teach veterinary at university. We can call on her and her husband's (also a vet) expertise if we have a problem. We are beekeepers, a hobby we took up on retirement 9 years ago.

We are happy to keep in touch with you over Skype or send WhatsApp etc photos/videos to reassure you all is well whilst you are away; we find pet owners appreciate the peace of mind this contact provides.

If your houseplants need watering and some tlc we would be happy to look after them for you too, it is fair to say I (Julie) have a very keen interest in houseplants.

We have had excellent testimonials from ALL of our sits and very often we are asked back to do further sits.

We look forward to meeting you and caring for your home and pets.

Julie & Patrick

Reviews (8)
Julie & Patrick are a really lovely couple. They sent me regular updates and photos of Alfie being very comfiest in their company. My house was left clean and tidy, so I would definitely recommend them.
 
BEV (Newcastle upon Tyne England, Jun 2021 - 4 days)
Thank you Bev, for that lovely positive review. Happy to sit for you in future x
No rating Julie and Patrick have looked after our home and Dogs over the last week. They did a sterling job, animals happy house clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend them.
SUE (Nantwich England, Nov 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating This is the first time we have used House Sitters UK to care for our two dearly beloved rescue dogs and we are absolutely delighted that we chose Julie and Patrick. We were abroad but they kept in touch with pictures and texts so we could relax and enjoy a family wedding. We have no hesitation in recommending them to others and indeed we will use them again if the need arises. Many thanks Julie and Patrick
NEIL (Cardiff , Sep 2018)
No rating Julie and Patrick were brilliant at looking after our 3 dogs and our home. The dogs were really happy and we got daily updates on how they were behaving. Our home was well looked after and we would be very happy for Julia and Patrick to sit again. We would certainly recommend them as competent and extremely good house/pet sitters.
SUE (NORTHWICH LITTLE LEIGH LITTLE England, Jun 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Julie and Patrick have just completed a sit at our home. The house and our dog were both well looked after. They are a lovely couple, and we can highly recommend. They will be welcome back anytime, as we would love to see you again.
DEBORAH (Old Leake England, Nov 2017 - 2 days)
No rating Julie and Patrick are great house sitters. They kept us updated whilst we were away with photos of our cats. They also left the house spotless on our return and had made extra effort to mow the lawn and wash and hang out their bed linen which we hadn't requested. Overall a really nice and trustworthy couple who we will have to house sit for us again.
OLIVIA (London England, Jul 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Julie and Patrick have just completed a house sit for us and we couldn't recommend them any higher. They dealt with a very difficult situation here with great common sense and kindness while we were away from home, keeping us informed every step of the way. The house was spotless when we returned.probably better than when we left!! If you want to go away and leave house and animals in someone's care, and know you can relax, then Julie and Patrick would be hard to beat.
ANNE (Holyhead Wales, Mar 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Julie and her husband were great sitters - they were prompt in communications, showed up on time, made fast friends with our dogs, and sent us periodic photos to show that all was going well. On departure, the place was nicely cleaned and prepared. Highly recommended sitters!
GILLIAN (London England, Feb 2017 - 3 days)
 
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