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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Pig(s), Goat(s)
They have a police check
From: 9 November 2023
Until: 31 December 2024
(see their busy times below)
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We are a (non smoking) middle aged British couple who are taking time out to travel and enjoy life!
We have a home in the UK and we also have a property in central France (which we now live full time) as well as a motorhome which we use to explore Europe.
We have experience with a variety of animals including cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, pigs and goats.
We would like to house sit in a rural location with access and parking for our motorhome or car.
Due to our lifestyle we are not able to have as many pets as we'd like and we thought house/pet sitting would give us the opportunity to enjoy the company of other peoples pets, whilst exploring new areas and countries.
We both regularly help out at a local animal refuge, taking care of a variety of horses, ponies, donkeys, as well as pigs, dogs and cats.
We've house sat on numerous occasions in France/Spain and we've looked after friends pets and have experience of looking after dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, pigs and goats.
We both speak French and are able to converse enough to get by!
In terms of property and grounds maintenance, we have a good sized garden with outbuildings and maintain everything ourselves. So we're not fazed by house-sits with large grounds to maintain.
We don't have any work commitments so we're easily available for assignments within Europe and the UK. We have a large garden and veggie plot ourselves and can cope with light gardening duties.
We love being around cats and dogs and exploring new areas on foot so more than happy to take dogs for walks.
We're also very happy to look after any horses,ponies, donkeys etc.
We're both conscientious people who clean up after ourselves and will take care to maintain and leave a property as we found it.
Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain
From: 9 November 2023
Until: 31 December 2024
They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
10 September 2023 to 13 October 2023, 15 October 2023 to 31 October 2023, 9 November 2023 to 31 December 2023
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 8
Gill and Wayne were great - I came home to very happy dogs and all well in the house. Am so grateful - communications were excellent at all times especially whilst I was away - it's so good to have peace of mind. The dogs really liked them which is a very good indication! Many thanks to them both.
Gill and Wayne looked after our two Great Danes and our property here in the Dordogne, South West France in October 2022 while we went on holiday for two weeks. They were great house sitters, the dogs were extremely well cared for and the house and grounds were immaculate when we returned. Wayne did some jobs around the garden and was even cut up some fallen trees. Gill kept the house spotless, and we were sure it was cleaner when we got home than before we went. We would thoroughly recommend Gill and Wayne, and we sincerely hope that they will return to look after our dogs again. They have become friends and we have a lot in common.
Gill and Wayne looked after our house, our dog and cat whilst we were away this year. They were excellent in every respect. They kept us advised of how the animals were doing and ensured that they all had a happy time. Our house was spotless on our return as well as the grass being cut our plants and vegetables watered and obviously well looked after and even a repair was effected to our little C3 Citroen's door handle which was subsequently washed! We cannot recommend them more highly and we will without doubt keep in touch. Tim & Rachel Hodge Lectoure
Gill and Wayne stayed at our house the end of January/beginning February and took care of our dog and fishes. They already arrived a day before, so we could explain them all. They were very nice and friendly people. It was easy to communicate with them both before as during the housesit. As we came back, the house and animals were taken great care off. We would without a doubt recommend them as housesitters, they are very trustworthy.
Gill and Wayne looked after our brood of animals while we were in the UK for just over a week. The animals loved them and our house was spotless on our return. Gill had even made a lasagne and desserts for when we got back which was a fantastic bonus! We would happily have them back any time, even if it's just to pop by en route for a cuppa! It was a pleasure to meet them both.
Gill and Wayne carried out two house-sits here at La Bourdette - one a lengthy stay of six months and the other for almost a month - both of which they carried out with professional efficiency. They are a lovely, friendly trustworthy and extremely hard working couple who worked hard to maintain the grounds and house and we would be very happy to have them house-sit for us any time!
Gill & Wayne were brilliant house sitters who stayed for 10 days whilst I had a break away. Friendly & outgoing, very reliable, totally trustworthy and well organised - everything you could ask for. House, horses, dogs, cat, chickens, it was a lot to take in, but they took it all in their stride and did brilliantly – Wayne carrying out several much needed little repair jobs and Gill keeping the house cleaner than when I’m home. All the animals were happy & healthy when I got back and had enjoyed all the pampering. Gill kept in regular touch, sending messages & photos as to how things were going, which was hugely reassuring. In all, I would have no hesitation in recommending them highly to others as an excellent choice to care for your home and animals. Perfect! Actually, I did not really want to leave a review as I’d like to keep them for myself. But hopefully, they will find room in their busy schedule for me again sometime. Thanks Gill & Wayne. Full marks all round: highly recommended!
We could not have been move pleased entrusting our house and animals to Gill and Wayne. It enabled us to get a break after a long period of illness. We came home to happy animals, a lovely clean house (it had been neglected during my illness), the SKY TV sorted and much much more. They are such nice people to boot and we woiuld recommend them 100%. We will certainly entrust our home to them in the future.
Gill and Wayne are a very pleasant couple, and very kindly prepared a meal for us on our return,and the house was left clean and tidy. They showed patience with our cat who is nervous with strangers, but soon made friends with them. We had no hesitation to ask Gill and Wayne to house sit again.
We experienced Gill and her husband Wayne as the top super house and pet sitters for our house and 4 animals (horses, dog and cats) in the woods of the Creuse in France. They took very good care of all our animals and gave them the special attention they need. They even took care of two kittens they found around the house. Real animal lovers but also great people to have a drink with. Our French neigbours were very enthousiastic too, especially because Gill and Wayne speak French. I certainly would ask them for a sitting again and hope to be able to meet them again as friends too.
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