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Retired couple with no time or travel limitations

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 August 2020
Until: 1 October 2021

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a responsible retired couple, Paul and Julia (aged 67 & 58) . We have been fortunate and grateful to have travelled extensively to more than 60 countries. We love the countryside and live in the country therefore being isolated or remote is not a problem for us as we love the outdoors and peaceful surroundings. As avid travellers we do not have any time or travel restraints and are able to house sit for any period of time.

Why they want to house sit

As we love travelling we hope to use an experience of house sitting to learn new cultures from meeting new people and to discover new places that often a traveller would not visit. It would also give us an opportunity to develop languages as this is something we are lacking and now have the time to develop this. Always wanting to learn new things we enjoy the challenge of different environments .

Their experience

We joined this site on 31st March 2018.Since this date we have had 2 wonderful house sits. One in France for 6 weeks and the second in Switzerland for a week. We are very experienced in the health and care of animals.We have always had dogs; we have trained dogs and regularly look after other peoples dogs, In the past we have had chickens, Guinea fowl, geese, turkeys. Lots of small animals such as guinea pigs, hamsters, budgies as well as many other species of birds.
As a responsible home owner and property owners (2 properties are leased out) we are experienced in the care and attention required to care for a property to a high standard.

What can they bring to the assignment

Life experience and responsibility.. The assurance that we would look after any property the same as our own to a very high standard. . Looking after any garden, animals. exercising & grooming pets would be a pleasure in a new environment. If you would like any further information please email us; paul_kirton@hotmail.co.uk

Available to house sit

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

Availability dates

From: 1 August 2020
Until: 1 October 2021

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3

Testimonials

Superb housesit

Paul and Julia cared for our house and roof garden in Tarifa (southern Spain) from late December 2019 until the end of February 2020. They left the house cleaner than when we left it and our garden plants were in great shape. We would most heartily recommend them to anyone looking for a very diligent and friendly couple to look after your house for you - after all, who can argue with ironed sheets!

John, Spain, 12 March, 2020

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

The perfect House Minders

I had Paul and Julia looking after my place for one week from 25th July to 1st August 2018. They both were extremely nice and they really took good care of my home and cat during my absence. I was also pleasantly surprised when I came home with the house being even tidier than when I had left and a hot meal was waiting for us. It was really nice to share two meals with them, before and after my holidays. I wish them all the best for their next adventure and hope to see them again. I can only recommend them to take care of your house., they are the perfect House Minder.

Sarah, Switzerland, 10 August, 2018

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

Talented! Fun! Hardworking Couple! We love Paul and Julia!!!

Such an incredible blessing to have Paul and Julia with us! They came to our estate towards the beginning of the summer when things were in real disarray...Paul and Julia transformed the gardens, helped us get our apartments and Chateau into great shape for our Holiday Homestay summer guests and were willing and able to do any task at hand! We highly recommend this couple, fun, easy to work with...we sure hope to see them at our place again some day!

Ernie and Terry, France, 05 July, 2018

  • 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: 1 July 2020