First time

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

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

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 #118 – Aug 2022

As our first experience of Trusted Housesitters and first time leaving Layla with anyone other than close family Vanessa and Ian couldn’t have made the whole experience more enjoyable for us or Layla. They cared for Layla wonderfully getting to know her well and she was happy and healthy on our return.
Vanessa left the chalet clean and tidy even washing their bedding and towels for us. Vanessa and Ian are experienced housesitters and lovely people who we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with.
Thank you Vanessa and Ian we look forward to meeting with you again sometime in the future.

  • August 30, 2022

Sit #48 – Dec 2018

This was our first experience of hosting with Trusted Housesitters and fortunately for us we were in extremely safe, capable and professional hands.
We cannot thank Vanessa and Ian enough for making this a superb experience for us. It really was a 5+ star experience all around. Handover was both timely and smooth and they made us feel confident from the word go that all would be well.
Un-intrusive contact was maintained during our time away which only served to allay any doubts we may have had as first-timers. We would love to think they would be able to sit for us again in the future and we hope it’s not to long before we meet them again.
A very big thank you to you both from all of us.

  • December 9, 2018

Sit #46 – Nov 2018

We had never used Trusted Housesitters before and I was very anxious about how the whole process would work. I needn’t have worried as Vanessa and Ian were wonderful. They arrived the night before in order to meet our pets – 4 dogs, 5 chickens and a horse and both my husband and I immediately felt at ease in their company.
They came out with me in the evening in order to follow the usual routines with the animals and also took note of things like where the fuse box was and the water stop cock etc- details I hadn’t considered. By the end of the sit I felt we had made two new friends and now feel totally liberated in that we can now go on holiday and away for short breaks away again.
I can’t thank them and Trusted Housesitters enough and look forward to welcoming them back again in March.

  • December 3, 2018

Sit #36 – Sept 2018

I would highly recommend Vanessa and Ian for house sitting and pet sitting. They put me at ease (I don’t often leave Buster) and Buster clearly enjoyed spending time with them.
I came home to a calm, happy dog and an immaculate house. Thank you both so much. I think Buster had a better time than I did!

  • October 4, 2018

Sit #25 – Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

It was wonderful to have Ian and Vanessa house and pet sit for us while we were away. It was absolutely marvellous to not have to worry about anything during our trip, particularly as we were overseas. They were in touch regularly and kept us up to date about anything that was happening around the house and with the pets.
They got our dog to the vet for attention when it was necessary. Our garden was in order and all pot plants were in good condition. The house was cleaner when we returned than when we left. And our dog wanted to go with them when they left!
Thanks again Ian and Vanessa.
Carol & Marty
Bundy (dog), Millie (cat), 3 chickens, dozens of fish (tanks inside, pond outside)

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #23 – Dec 2017

Ian and Vanessa recently looked after our home and our pets while we went away on holiday.
Several people have asked us how can you let a stranger look after your house? Ian & Vanessa made it so easy for us that we felt safe and comfortable leaving everything in their hands. We are so glad we chose them.
Beforehand they gave us any information we could possibly need and spent time with us before we left. They asked for all the information they could need, some of which we hadn’t thought to give.
When we came home they were here to hand over and we could tell that the dogs had been spoiled in our absence. The house looked amazing and I’m sure it was cleaner than I had left it. Ian and Vanessa are interesting, lovely people who make fantastic housesitters.
We highly recommend them!

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #7 – Apr 2016

Very glad that we chose Ian and Vanessa to look after Xena our 2 year old German Shepherd. She was taken care of as good as if we were there and they really kept the house very clean.
I would highly recommend them to anyone who is needing their pets/houses looked after while away.
Our first time using a sitter and so happy that their experience and demeanour made our holiday enjoyable.

  • May 14, 2018