2023

Sit #128 – Apr 2023 – Dec 2023

LONG-TERM SIT (continued)
 
This is now our third full year taking care of Anne and Gordon’s beautiful French property. The garden needs plenty of mowing over the warmer months of the year, and the swimming pool needs to be cared for too.
 
However, because there are no pets here we are able to travel occasionally, and take on other sits for shorter periods too, so we still get plenty of pet contact.
 
Although this year the local stray cats have become somewhat regular visitors to the back garden, and after 3 years, we’ve got to the point of being able to stroke one of the more confident ones. The cows at the end of the garden also demand attention, and love being hand-fed the apples fallen from the tree in the garden.

  • December 18, 2023

Sit #127 – Oct 2023

REPEAT SIT
 
Looking after Junior again for friends Jenni and Robert, not far from our long-term house sit here in Burgundy.

  • October 16, 2023

Sit #126 – Sep 2023

REPEAT SIT
 
I had the best near 3 weeks holiday knowing that our home was in the very safe hands of the lovely Ian and Vanessa. This is the second time they have done a house sit for us.
 
On our return the chalet was sparklingly clean. The chalet, pool and garden all well looked after and in perfect order. Still no furry friend for them to look after but I cannot recommend them highly enough and they will be top of my list in the future.
 
If they respond to one of your requests, grab them quick.
 
Thank you both.

  • September 29, 2023

Sit #125 – Jul 2023 – Aug 2023

Vanessa and Ian really lovely people and excellent housesitters. Great communication before and during the sit with lots of photos and we felt very happy leaving Smudge in their care. They went beyond the call of duty, sitting up with him at 4am to calm him during a bad storm and taking him on some lovely long walks. He genuinely looked sad when they left.
 
Vanessa did some weeding whilst here which is hugely appreciated as the weeds quickly take over in our garden!
 
They were flexible when EasyJet changed our flights and the house was clean and tidy on our return.
 
Highly recommended and welcome back anytime!

  • August 8, 2023

Sit #124 – May 2023 – Jun 2023

HOME OWNERS’ FIRST HOUSE SIT EXPERIENCE
 
My first and very nervous experience of THS was Ian and Vanessa – who are absolutely THE PERFECT pet and house sitters. I had complete confidence in them from the moment we first met on a zoom meeting. Most importantly they were interested and understanding of our elderly spaniel Daisy’s care, asking questions pertinent to her needs. I was certain she would be so happy and loved during their stay, and in any emergency would be confidently looked after. Sadly, Daisy passed away before their visit. However, Ian & Vanessa were still happy to keep the dates to look after our home.
 
Communication was easy and quickly before, during and after our holiday. They arrived the night before to familiarise themselves with the chalet and we had a very enjoyable evening with them over supper. It was lovely to get to know them.
 
Nothing was too much trouble for them. They are very competent in all aspects of home and pet care. The chalet, garden and pool were immaculate on our return. I very much look forward to their ALREADY CONFIRMED return visits to us, with or without pets, so that I can enjoy my trips away from home in complete confidence that all will be well.
 
I absolutely 100% recommend this lovely couple to look after your pets and home. They are FANTASTIC.

  • June 21, 2023

Sit #123 – Feb 2023 – Apr 2023

HOME OWNERS’ FIRST HOUSE SIT EXPERIENCE
 
Vanessa and Ian were perfect sitters for our extended holiday. They were great communicators, the house was immaculately kept and Ian even cleaned the patio!
 
We would have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • May 5, 2023

Sit #122 – Feb 2023

It was a pleasure to have Vanessa and Ian to look after Misty and our home. They are very experienced housesitters and I knew from the first conversation that everything would be in good hands.
 
They are a lovely couple and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for a sitter – they are kind, caring and respectful and we’d love to have them sit again in the future.
 
We came back to a happy cat and a tidy home – perfect!

  • May 5, 2023