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Mature house-sitting couple

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Rabbit(s), Rodent(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 21 December 2019
Until: 21 March 2022

Occupation

Not stated

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are a couple in our late 50's/early 60's. We are at a time in life where we are able to spend time away from home for long periods of time. Our two daughters are grown and live away from the family home.
We expect to either look after animals, for example, feed and exercise. Alternatively or as well as, we would expect some work which may include gardening, change over of holiday lets to be included in the house sit.

Why they want to house sit

We are interested in experiencing different cultures, landscapes and food. We consider house sitting to be part of our adventure as we travel around Europe. Therefore, we are available for the UK and most of Europe.

Their experience

This will be our first house-sit, but our experience is of running a family home for the last 30 years.
We have raised two daughters and during that time we have had Cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and chickens.
Our house has a fair size garden and we take an interest in gardening.

What can they bring to the assignment

I am a keen cook, particularly cake decorating. I enjoy many artistic hobbies including painting. I am a qualified teacher and occasionally teach maths and English to private students.
We both enjoy walking, gardening, music, and visiting historical towns and cities.
I have taken both French and Spanish courses in the past, but this was many years ago, so I would endeavor to improve my language skills according to the country in question.

Available to house sit

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 21 December 2019
Until: 21 March 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

House/dog sit in Lincolnshire

Sue (Irene) and Peter house/dog sat for us for just over a week in October 2019. They were left in charge of our large, boisterous and deaf Old English Sheepdog. The did a fantastic job for us, Duncan (dog) was very well taken care of, walked at least twice a day and played with regularly. They seemed very at ease with the dog and as he can be a bit of a handful I am confident that they could handle almost any animal. They kept our house very tidy and gave us regular updates on Duncan’s well-being. Both Sue and Peter are very kind, trustworthy people. We would definitely use them again if they were willing to come back and would definitely recommend them. Regards Stephie and Ben Collins

Stephie, United Kingdom, 16 December, 2019

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

Recommended

Irene ( who calls herself Sue) and her husband Peter came and sat for us for about 10 days and looked after our cat. They proved to be very reliable and conscientious, leaving the house very clean and tidy. They were good enough to stay on a night when we got unexpectedly delayed.

Julia, United Kingdom, 13 December, 2019

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

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Last updated: 16 January 2020