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Caring and Reliable, non-smoking couple available to house-sit for free

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Other animal(s) – Yes; Cat's, dogs, birds, chickens, gees, (horses although not in a house-sit)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 11 September 2020
Until: 11 November 2024

Occupation

Actor/Yoga Teacher

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Annette & Sebastian, we are an extremely caring, clean, tidy, trustworthy, respectful and capable couple. We have substantial experience of house-sitting, and we always look after the house we are sitting as if it were our own. We can provide excellent references from previous house-sits.

Why they want to house sit

I, Annette am an artist/actor and also teach yoga and meditation. In recent years I've been running a small yoga business London, while Sebastian, designs and creates jewelley. While based in London for much of our work, we love nature and animals, and house-sitting provides the perfect opportunity to spend some time away from the city, connect with nature and spend time with animals.

Since then we've enjoyed a string of lovely mid/long term house-sits, some of them looking after animals and others without, and with each of them we've had a wonderful experience, and received extremely positive feedback from all of the people we've house-sat for. We find that house-sitting suits our lifestyle perfectly, giving Sebastian the space to set up his new jewellery business, and me the freedom to continue with creative projects (writing, singing, artwork).

Their experience

Both myself and Sebastian have substantial experience of house-sitting on long and short term assignments, within the UK and elsewhere and have always received excellent feedback and references from the people we have house-sat for, and often we have been asked back for repeated house-sits. We've taken care of practical issues, gardens, animals.  We have both owned animals and several of the house sitting assignments have involved caring for animals, which we enjoy a great deal. Please do not hesitate to ask for references.

Here is what one of the first owners we sat for wrote about us, with her permission I add it here and can provide her contact details, and other references;

"Annette Ross and her partner Sebastian have now taken care of our cats and home on three occasions: for a week in April 2011, for a month in July-August 2011, and for five days in September 2011.

We have always found Annette and Sebastian to be utterly reliable and trustworthy, and they have been friendly and accommodating in all their dealings with us.

Each time, we've returned from our trips to find the house immaculately clean and tidy, 'and the cats happy and relaxed. Annette and Sebastian even undertaken thoughtful extra gestures, such as washing the sheets and putting out fresh flowers or a home-made treat to welcome us home. It's always lovely to return home and see that our home and cats have been in such good hands.

I have no hesitation in recommending Annette and Sebastian most highly; I consider us lucky to have found them, and I hope that they will house-sit for us again in the future."

What can they bring to the assignment

Myself and Sebastian can offer total trustworthiness and respect, a great deal of experience and resourcefulness. We are non-smokers & non-drinkers, vegan and vegetarian, and will care for your property with utmost care, maintaining it as you wish for your return. 

We love animals very much and are happy to look after your animals as if they were our own, and will particularly enjoy this part of any assignment. 

Sebastian is handy in the garden, having worked professionally as a gardener, and is also very practical, and good with DIY and and general handywork and wouldn't be opposed to taking on reasonable odd jobs.

We are quiet, conscientious, and considerate. We will be present in the home much of the time, as Sebastian designs on his computer and has writing to do and I'll be working online and doing some voice-recordings.

Previous people we have house-sat for have commented how clean and tidy we have left the house.

For foreign assignments we have a number of languages between us, I Annette, speak fluent Spanish, having lived in South America for several years, and also speak French and some Italian and Portuguese. Sebastian in addition to English, speaks Fluent Swedish, Romanian, and also excellent French, and very good Spanish and Portuguese.

Available to house sit

Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 11 September 2020
Until: 11 November 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2010

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

Wonderful and caring sitters

Annette and Sebastian stayed in our house for 6 weeks and we could not have had better sitters. We have a rather feisty cat whom they quickly won over, and she happily shared their company. The house was perfect when we returned -infact cleaner than I left it! They left us some welcome home flowers in the kitchen and some foodstuffs as we were home very late in the evening. Annette and Sebastian contacted us on a regular basis with updates on the cat and answered/asked any questions we all had over the 6 weeks - so good communication all round. Sebastian even offered to do some gardening if it was needed. We can certainly recommend both Annette and Sebastian as perfect house sitters.

Philippa, United Kingdom, 26 May, 2019

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

Trustworthy and reliable house-sitters

Annette and Sebastian looked after our two bedroom flat in London while we away in Australia and New Zealand. They had the added responsibly of taking care of our two indoor cats and goldfish. They communicated with us intermittently to let us know how the flat and animals were doing which really helped us to relax and get on with our holiday, knowing that everything was in safe hands. We returned to a clean home and Sebastian had even fixed the loose faucet in the kitchen! Totally trustworthy and reliable, great experience all round and have even asked them to housesit for us again in June!

Tony, United Kingdom, 09 February, 2017

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

Calm, communicative and charming.

Annette has looked after our house on two occasions: first for two months then for four months. She kept us regularly informed about the upkeep of the house and the garden. Her brief was to make the house look lived in and to look after the garden and plants. This she did with aplomb and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. We hope to make use of her services again in the future.

Glenda, United Kingdom, 13 October, 2016

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

Highly recommended house and pet sitters

We would highly recommend Annette and Sebastian as trustworthy, reliable housesitters able to take on any challenge. They lived on our remote, off-grid farmhouse for several months during the intense Spanish summer and adapted well to a lifestyle with limited water, solar power and an outdoor compost toilet. Our dogs received daily walks and lots of loving attention, our cat had no complaints and our chickens and garden were well cared for as well. We were happy to return to a clean, well-maintained house and, thanks to Annette and Sebastian, enjoyed a worry-free vacation.

Dale, Spain, 09 October, 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: 11 September 2020