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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • England: ALL   Scotland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

The perfect couple to care for your home and pets.

58, Retired Painter & Decorator. Part time Supporting Artiste, Film/TV

67, Retired Medical Secretary

Although we love city life we also love being outdoors and enjoy putting on our walking boots. For many years we owned a boat on the river Thames. We are both non-smoking, DBS checked, hold full clean driving licences and have our own transport. We are reliable, practical and resourceful and will take great care of your home and pets.

Colin's father had a very successful building and decorating business and was very proud to hold the Royal Warrant for building works carried out at the Royal Paddocks, Hampton Court. On his father's retirement Colin continued the decorating side of the business and was often entrusted to work in clients homes when they were away on holiday, as it gave them great peace of mind. Since 2012 (on winding down his decorating business), Colin has followed his passion for the Film & TV industry working successfully in this field as a Supporting Artiste. Denise retired in 2015 after a long and successful career as a Senior Medical Secretary in the NHS and private practice in Harley Street.

As well as working in our busy and demanding careers, we have taken every opportunity during our 30 years together to travel extensively and independently throughout the world. In 2007 we were fortunate enough to visit New Zealand for 3 months and joined the "Farm Helpers in New Zealand" scheme, living and helping out on farms. We still love to travel independently and have recently backpacked through Malaysia and Thailand. We have also bought a motorhome to allow us to explore more of the UK and Europe.

We are a caring and responsible couple who have always enjoyed looking after animals. We had a wonderful, much loved Battersea Dogs Home rescue dog, Carla, for 13 years. Over the years we have been entrusted with the care of our family and friends pets and greatly appreciate that they are very important family members. As Denise approached retirement in 2012 and began working part-time, we joined the dog boarding agency "Home from Home", looking after dogs in our own home when their owners were away on holiday. It was lovely to have dogs in our house again and we took great pleasure in their company. Many dogs came to stay on a regular basis, and they all enjoyed their holiday with us. We have exemplary references and testimonials from clients, family and friends and "Home from Home", and can provide their contact details on request.

We are the perfect couple to care for your home and pets.

Reviews (14)
Colin and Denise were the perfect house and dog sitters. They were attentive to all the needs of Murphy, our lively but lovely Cocker Spaniel and kept us informed of his daily walks and sent photographs to reassure us that he was well and happy. The house was immaculate on our return which was much appreciated following a very busy few days preparing for and attending our daughter's wedding. We were able to go away feeling confident that both our house and our pet were in good hands and would ... MORE
SUSAN & WALTER (Alnwick , Jul 2019 - 9 days)
Thank you your your lovely review. Kind regards. Colin & Denise
Colin & Denise were fantastic sitters. From the off communication was great. They were flexible when my travel dates changed, which was very much appreciated & sent me updates during my trip. Both the cats & the house were well cared for, & they were thoughtful enough to leave me milk & bread on my return. I highly recommend Colin & Denise & would welcome them back anytime in the future.
CAROLINE (Godalming England, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Absolutely the best house and dog sitters! Colin and Denise were everything we were looking for in house and dog sitters, and they didn't disappoint. Excellent communicators, with photos of the dogs on walks and little updates every couple of days. We were far away in Australia, and I felt so confident that the dogs and house were in very capable hands. The house was immaculate on our return. Our travel arrangements were quite complicated and we had one night between a UK trip and the long-haul ... MORE
BELINDA (Nutley England, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Colin and Denise were model house sitters - they looked after our house and 18 month old cocker so well. They walked our dog regularly and kept us in touch on her movements. We came home to a clean house and happy dog - what more could you ask for and they even threw in some nice flowers to welcome us home! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for peace of mind while on holiday.
CELIA (FARINGDON , Apr 2019 - 2 weeks)
Colin and Denise were absolutely wonderful. They are very efficient with communications and their extensive experience added to our confidence. We came back to happy, relaxed pets, and a spotless house. We are really grateful for everything they have done for us!
JOSIE (North Molton England, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
Happy and content cats , spotless house, on our return. Lots of lovely photographs of our cats and messages while we were away, what more can one ask for?
JOLYON AND SUZANNE (Tenterden England, Mar 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Colin and Denise where perfect house sitters for our first house sit as we where very concerned as our cat does not take to strangers.CoCo and George adapted to them very well because of there kind and loving nature.We came home to a very clean home and to content pets couldn't recommend them more highly.They kept us updated throughout the house sit with photos which put us more at ease.Thank you very much Colin and Denise
DIANNE (Echuca VIC, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Colin & Denise id a fantastic job looking after our house and dog while we were on the other side of the world. Our dog warmed to them immediately, and we were kept up to date with pictures. The house was also left cleaner than when we arrived. Would highly recommend!
KATE (Cammeray NSW, Dec 2018 - 1 week 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed looking after Bug, she is a very sweet dog.
No rating Colin and Denise recently looked after our house, our elderly Staffy and our cat for a week and they were absolutely fantastic. We use house sitters a lot, both here in the UK and when we were in Australia (where we're from) and I'd say Colin and Denise were probably the best house sitters we've ever had. They are lovely warm genuine people who really care about ensuring you feel comfortable that your pets are being looked after while you are away. They sent regular messages with updates ... MORE
HANNAH (Chagford England, Aug 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Colin and Denise were nothing short of amazing! From our first conversation on the phone they were able to put us at ease about looking after our elderly lurcher (this was our first time leaving him with house sitters). They kept in contact before they came, and arrived the day before we left on holiday, in time to meet the dog, and see the house. Whilst we were away they kept in regular contact with messages and photos of the dog. They selflessly dealt with him having a dodgy stomach and ... MORE
JULIA (Torquay England, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Colin and Denise house sat for us and our dog Charlie for two weeks from the 29/1/18. They were fantastic, from start to finish. We arranged to meet them a couple of months before the arranged sit so they could see our house and meet and walk Charlie with us, and we pretty much arranged everything with them then. During the sit itself they were absolutely perfect and really good and caring with Charlie. The house was left very clean and tidy, and we came home to a very happy and ... MORE
SARAH, JUDE AND CHARLIE (Battle England, Jan 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Colin and Denise housesat for us for 10 days over New Year/early January 2018. They looked after our house and 2 cats so well and we would highly recommend them. We came back to our lovely tidy house as well as 2 very happy cats who had been so well looked after by Colin and Denise. One of our cats is a bit timid with new people but within a couple of days she was totally at home with them. Colin and Denise kept us updated every few days which was lovely and we were able to enjoy our holiday ... MORE
CAROLINE (London England, Dec 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Colin and Denise are the perfect couple to look after my excitable cockerpoo. They were calm, kind, caring and took her on lots more walks than we do! We would not hesitate to use them again.
SUZANNE FEARN (Small Dole England, Nov 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating We feel very lucky that Colin and Denise house sat for us and recommend them unreservedly. Colin and Denise were great in keeping in contact while we were away and our animals, cats and a dog, became instantly attached to them-literally! We wish them well with their future house sits and would love to have them return to us in the future.
FIONA (Hindhead England, Nov 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
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