House Sitter   Samantha Frewin

House Sitter Samantha Frewin

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Location:   Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Age:   44

Experience:   1 yr 1 mo

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About Samantha Frewin:

My husband John Oxenham has just retired from British Airways after 40 years of flying, 22 of which were as a Captain. I retired 4 and a half years ago from my job working for HM Revenue & Customs to travel full time with my husband. We both have a love of travel and animals, we enjoy visiting new places and exploring different cultures and cuisines. John spent his school summer holidays working on his uncles farm caring for chickens, pigs, cattle and sheep. We have both had numerous domestic pets, my husband has had Golden Retrievers and cats and I grew up with German Shepherds right in to my thirties. I have also had Ragdoll and Maine Coon cats, a Labrador, ducks, chickens, Koi carp, tropical fish, chipmunks, various birds, rabbits, tortoises and guinea pigs. I also grew up riding horses so have plenty of experience caring for them. We will maintain your property as if it were our own and we know the joys of looking after different pets, fully aware that the more time you spend with them the more beneficial it is for both. We are both excellent gardeners and are more than happy to look after your garden and plants and my husband has spent many months restoring our thatched property which dates back to 1740 (happy to supply photos on request) so he is very proactive and more than happy to fix problems as they arise and do any odd jobs that come up plus he loves chopping wood! We have travelled extensively, not only for my husband’s work but also for our pleasure, please take a look at our Instagram page Samox24 to give you some background of us. We are now looking forward to starting a new adventure by combining our love of travel and animals, house sitting has been our intention all along upon retirement and we are very excited for our future. We are happy to travel literally anywhere worldwide, both holding and keeping up to date with relevant visas. We are more than happy to meet up a few days beforehand or longer as required so that you can meet us and to reassure you that we will be there and to go through all necessary details or issues that you may have. We are both non-smokers. We both have a full UK driving licence and will be hiring a car upon arrival, we are happy to drive on any road surface, we have much experience of this having travelled to some very remote locations with unmade roads. We both hold UK DBS certificates and references can be supplied on request. 

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References 4

Pryke Stuart

Acquaintance in Hong Kong, China

I have known Sam and John as a couple for many years and John as a very close friend and colleague for over 40 years as a fellow Senior Captain in a legacy Airline. They are both diligent, reliable and honest brokers to friends and acquaintances alike and I have no reservations in commending them as custodians in looking after property and pets.
I would be happy in any instance to act as further reference or guarantor should that be required.

Best regards

Captain Stuart D Pryke. Tel: Hong Kong (852) 98129105

Date of Service Jun 7, 2021

Deepak Sitlani

Acquaintance in Banbury, United Kingdom

Sam and John have been neighbours since September 2016. If they are half as good at house sitting as they are at being neighbours, I have no doubt that they would do an excellent job!

They have always been super helpful when we’re not around, be it from taking the bins in to making sure our car battery didn’t die when were away for an extended spell. They love dogs - our cocker spaniel is completely besotted with them and would no doubt be happy to move next door!

John is very self sufficient when it comes to DIY etc and would also be able to deal with practical issues in the home if any cropped up.

They are very experienced travellers and so are accustomed to new experiences and taking on new challenges with ease.

Date of Service Apr 8, 2021

Trevor Jones

Acquaintance in Reigate, United Kingdom

30th March 2021
Re John and Sam Oxenham
John Oxenham was a neighbor of mine in Reigate, Surrey ENGLAND
for more than 10 years. I have known his wife, Sam, for over 5
years…and I have continued to meet them from time to time following
their move to Oxfordshire.
I can confirm that both are completely trustworthy and honest.
John was a senior pilot for British Airways for many years; a position of
significant responsibility. He has a pleasing personality and interacts well
with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. It has been
my delight to get to know Sam who has a charming disposition and, like
John, is at ease in the company of others
John and Sam were great neighbors and offered significant support to
other families in our neighborhood.
They are both of sober and thoughtful character and I have no hesitation
in recommending them as persons that can be trusted.
Woodhyrst House. Firths Drive. REIGATE. Surrey. England UK
BPharm (Hons). PhD (London). CChem Hon DSc (Strathclyde). Hon DSc (Nottingham). Hon DSc (Bath). Hon DSc (Bradford) .

Date of Service Apr 4, 2021

Howard Roberts

Acquaintance in Storrington, United Kingdom

Sam and John are the most delightful couple and I have had the pleasure of calling them dear friends for many years. I know them to be both trustworthy and reliable and I have no doubt that they would make excellent house and pet sitters.

Date of Service Apr 3, 2021