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David and Rosalie (authors, house-sitting and care-taking specialists)

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Pig(s), Farm animal(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 1 August 2021
Until: 1 August 2022
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Writer and Publisher

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

David (publisher, photographer and musician) and Rosalie (retired nurse) are also published authors. We are now 70 (the new 50!) and are fit and active. 

We have been house-sitting end-on, mostly with MindMyHouse, since 2008. We began in a luxury holiday holiday complex in Pulia, a Buddhist retreat in the Cevennes mountains, a luxury farmhouse on the Costa Brava, a luxury holiday complex on the Algarve, a private house with gites in Andalucia and, 2010-2011, 13 months in Alsace looking after ten Maine Coon cats. It continued like this until February 2020 and included three years caretaking a Dordogne chateau and winters on the Gironde Estuary at a historic farm, in Charente at a historic riverside manor house and at farmhouses in Aveyron, Perigord, Poitou-Charente.This is not to forget the UK where we have looked after animals and property in Wales, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Dumfriesshire and close to home, Kent. Most of these assignments included looking after a wide range of animals, including kennels at which we had the option to open over Christmas (in deep snow) for clients who were desperate.

We prefer longer house-sits in quiet locations (ie, rural or village or seaside if we are lucky!) with cats or no animals. Due to bereavement we are unable to house-sit again until August 2021 when the house is sold.

Why they want to house sit

Not currently active

Their experience

Not currently active

What can they bring to the assignment

Not currently active

Available to house sit

Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 1 August 2021
Until: 1 August 2022

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
21 February 2020 to 31 December 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2009

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 4

Testimonials

Brilliant sitters.

David and Rosalie looked after our house and garden for three weeks last year, and they were brilliant house sitters. The house and garden were immaculate when we returned and the house plants were thriving. They went beyond what we had asked them to do and completed several jobs outdoors which we had mentioned we intended to do ourselves. We would highly recommend them, and would be more than happy to have them back to look after our home anytime - in fact, if we could we would have them everytime we are away.

Pat, France, 06 September, 2018

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

Excellent House Sitters

David and Rosalie looked after our 2 dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and garden for 3 weeks. Couldn't recommended them highly enough. David kept us up to date with photos of the dogs - who were very well walked and clearly enjoyed their new companions. They worked wonders with our large garden, going above and beyond what we expected!

Susan, United Kingdom, 16 June, 2018

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

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Last updated: 4 May 2021