House Sitter   Ian πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ & Brigitte πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

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House Sitter Ian πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ & Brigitte πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Location:   Sandbach, United Kingdom

Age:   64

Experience:   5 yr 10 mo

Rank:   star star star star star rate this sitter

About Ian πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ & Brigitte πŸ‡«πŸ‡·:


Hello, we are British and French... 

I'm a retired Company Director living in rural Cheshire, UK, with my partner Brigitte.

 (You can see some of the lovely homes and pets we've cared for by clicking here)

Brigitte has dual French/British nationality, and is a mostly-retired Director of her own Management Consultancy - 

she may or may not accompany me on house-sitting assignments, depending on her work commitments.

She has extensive French, Swiss, Italian, Austrian and Bohemian ancestry - 

a real European!

We both love travel, and have both been to well over 50 countries, 

as well as over 40 U.S. states. 

We are keen to undertake sitting opportunities anywhere in the world.

**Sorry, we cannot care for dogs - cats, no problem!**


Because we are registered with three different house-sitting websites, to make things easy for you 

we've gathered together all our completed sits, our references, and our profile in one place...

We hope you'll take a look... 

there are links back to all the original references etc. 

if you want to check them out.


About us

- We are non-smokers. 

- Neither of us has ever been arrested, or had any criminal or civil conviction of any kind.

- We have Advanced Criminal Record Verification here.

- For house-sits where vehicles are available, we both have decades of no-claim discounts 

and have completely clean drivers' licences.


What do we offer?

To begin with, lots of β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… reviews!   

Click here to see them.

- Complete honesty and reliability - 

we will treat your valuable home and treasured possessions with total respect. 

- If you have a vegetarian household, we will respect that - 

we are flexible in our diet! 

- We will also respect your privacy - 

no rooms will be entered, and no cupboards or drawers will be opened 

without your prior say-so. 

We would hate people to nose round our house, and we won't do it to yours. 

- We will keep your home spotless at all times - not just on the day you return! 

- We are very happy to look after your pets in the way you would want - 

we fully understand that it's almost like leaving your children with strangers, 

and that they need love and attention as well as food and water. 

- We are more than happy to do normal gardening and lawn mowing, 

and to care for your house-plants.


What are we looking for?

- Mostly, some peace and quiet. 

- Relaxation.

- Care for some lovely pets - new friends!

- An opportunity to walk some new paths, and to read lots of new books.

- To immerse ourselves in new and different cultures and communities.

- Cooking with the local produce.

- And to indulge our passion in photography. 


What do we need from you?

We are accustomed to and enjoy looking after smaller creatures such as cats, 

guinea pigs and similar rodents, smaller reptiles, fish, 

and birds such as budgies, canaries and parrots. 

Oh, and locusts too!

**Sorry, we cannot care for dogs - cats, no problem!**

All we would ask in return is written instructions so we look after your pets in 

just the way you - and they - like.

And for your garden and houseplants, just give us written instructions for anything 

particularly delicate.


Some of the homes and pets we've cared for...

Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence, France, with Chloe the crazy cat


Vermont, USA

Vermont, USA, with Isis, an American Shorthair


St Nom le BretοΏ½che, France

St Nom le BretοΏ½che, France with Hermes the handsome Persian


Indian Wells, California, USA

Indian Wells, California, with one of the cats, 

sweltering in 107 degree heat whilst wearing a fur coat!


Indialantic, Florida, USA

Indialantic, Florida, USA - no pets, just a pool!


Llangollen, Wales

Llangollen, Wales, with two cats and a lovely warm Aga!


ItοΏ½s nice to be away, but itοΏ½s always good to come home!

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Feedback Received 3


Ian and Brigitte cared for my home and my cat for five weeks this past September-October. Ian was there on his own for the first four weeks, then Brigitte joined him for the final week. They were just wonderful! From the very beginning, Ian responded to my house/pet sitting post and was very eager with regular communications, answering all of my questions, working out the details via email, then meeting with me for a couple of hours before I departed. He worked around my departure and return schedule, so that we had the chance to meet in person and go over all details. Ian took remarkably great care of my home and of my cat. He dealt with some surprises and issues along the way, including a few bouts of illness with my cat, and other surprises that country living often brings. He sent regular emails to me, providing updates on how things were going, asking any questions/getting clarifications and keeping me apprised of everything. He also met my neighbors and joined in on some community events. He fully took good advantage of his time in my neighborhood. Once Brigitte joined him, they helped identify a few things I could do to make my house more comfortable and well equipped for house sitters -- pointing out all of those things that we overlook and forget about in our own homes. Brigitte even taught me a few tricks about cleaning off hard water scale and build-up (cover areas and soak with white vinegar to dissolve!) They also very kindly bought two bottles of bubbly for me, one white and one pink, decorated with blue and pink ribbons, for the impending arrival of my first grandbaby (gender unknown)! I highly recommend Ian and Brigitte as excellent, high-quality house/pet sitters, and I confirm their perfect five-star rating with the same rating from me. I am happy to serve as a reference for them.

Reviewed Nov 7, 2016 by homeowner in Brookfield, Vermont


We were very very lucky to have Ian and Brigitte housesit for us this summer. They took good care of our Persian cat, Hermes and kept our lawn mowed and hedges trimmed. Our plants were looking great. We came home and everything was in perfect order if not better! We received frequent updates via email. They even had our fridge filled with milk, bread and juice upon our return. And what is most fantastic is Brigitte made us varieties of homemade jams!!!! What more can we ask for! We'll definitely have them again as our house sitters without hesitation! Thank you once again Ian & Brigitte!!! Till we meet again.... Lotsa love from us all. XX

Reviewed Jul 19, 2016 by homeowner in Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France


Ian and Brigitte stayed at my home in Provence for 3 weeks and were fantastic. They updated me regularly on how my cat Chloι was doing, made themselves at home without being invasive, and left me feeling confident and comfortable that all was in good hands. The home was left clean, the trash bins empty, and the cat happy. I will invite them to sit again with pleasure.

Reviewed Feb 25, 2016 by homeowner in Aix-en-Provence, France

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Rick Satomi

Homeowner in Indian Wells, California

Absolutely the best house/pet sitters. Can't say enough how wonderful Ian and Brigitte were and the care they showed for both our home and our cats. Everything went great and we did not worry for a moment about our pets. Ian and Brigitte communicated often and seemed to go the extra mile to make sure our cats were comfortable and happy. I hardily recommend Ian and Brigitte - they are the best.

Date of Service May 1, 2017