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Active retired couple, ex-NHS & ex-policeman. Wanting to explore different places!

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s), Pig(s), Other animal(s) – We have looked after cats,dogs,chickens,ducks ,horses and pigs.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 5 May 2022
Until: 8 October 2023

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a dependable, honest couple looking for house sits in different areas of the UK and Europe. Norma has gardening experience, and likes small animals . Chris has experience with dogs and makes a good labourer to the management. We are houseowners so are respectful of others' property.

Why they want to house sit

To see and experience different areas also to interact with pets as we have none of our own now.

Their experience

We have done a lot of house sitting and are quite experienced!
We have undertaken short and long term sits in the UK, Europe and Mexico and are very practical people and good at problem solving.
We have looked after dogs, cats, ducks, geese, chickens and black Vietnamese pigs.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are a dependable and honest couple well able to take care of your home and garden and/or pets.

Chris is practical and able to cope if emergencies occur as he is an ex-police officer!

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 5 May 2022
Until: 8 October 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2007

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

House sitters from Heaven!

I have just had my first house sitters experience and WOW, did we hit the jackpot! Norma and Chris are in one word a gift, especially for someone who has never done this before. Norma gave me so much advice and made sure that I left the house feeling that I had not forgotten any important information. We arrived back after a 10 day stay with our family in the UK. The house was sparkling clean. Soup and Cottage Pie in the fridge. Happy content animals. We are so very grateful that we found you both Norma and Chris. Thank you so very much for everything. I hope that one day we will get the pleasure of meeting you both again. Love and thanks June and Gary xxx

June, Portugal, 04 January, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Chris and Norma are excellent sitters

Chris and Norma looked after our house, dogs , chickens and guests while we were away, they were all well cared for. Would happily have them back to cre for things again. They are happy and confident couple who were all we could have wished for. You won't regret asking them! Thanks again Jenny and Richard

Jenny, United Kingdom, 08 February, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

To whom it may concern

Chris Coleman and his partner Norma Harris were by far the best housesitter we ever had ! They were at our place for 5! month, taking care of two dogs (incl. medical help) ,two cats and an old mex. Neighbor. Everything was as we- left- it, or ! in better shape when we came back.We can recoment them to everybody and would be 100% happy if they decided to come back to our place!! Absolutly trustworthy !!

Uwe, Mexico, 16 September, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Chris Coleman house sit June 2016.

We could not have wished for better house sitters than chris and Norma. They were considerate, responsible and communicated with us excellently leading up to and during the sit. They were lovely people and we enjoyed the little time we spent with them. Both of our dogs were unexpectedly unwell just before the sit. Chris was unphased by this and managed medication etc. We were reassured and put at ease by chris who is clearly very experienced with animals. The house was left tidy and clean and the garden was very well cared for. We would not hesitate in recommending chris and Norma.

Emma, United Kingdom, 15 September, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Efficient and caring house-sitter

Chris has house-sat for us three times now, looking after our two boisterous dogs, cat and chickens. He has always been extremely reliable and everything is immaculate when we arrive back home. The animals have been well cared for including grooming the dogs which is certainly over and above the remit of the house-sit and has even prepared a lovely supper for us when we returned home! Chris has also clearly taken care of the garden in our absence by watering and mowing the lawn. I can thoroughly recommend Chris as a house-sitter and am aware that he has a lot of experience.

Catherine, United Kingdom, 15 September, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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Last updated: 5 May 2022