House Sitters Profile: Ian & Brigitte

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Absolutely the best house/pet sitters. Can't say enough how wonderful Ian and Brigitte were and the care they showed for both ... [more]

RICK ( California, May 2017)

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Ian & Brigitte (Ian & Brigitte)

63, Retired Company Director
63, Mostly retired Management Consultant
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Preferred Locations

Great Lakes: ALL   Heartland: ALL   Mid Atlantic: ALL   New England: ALL   Pacific: ALL   Rocky Mountains: ALL   South: ALL   Southeast: ALL   Southwest: ALL   Territories: ALL  

House Sitting Preferences

2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)

About Us


We are Ian and Brigitte.


We are British and French respectively; I'm a retired Company Director living in rural Cheshire, UK, with my partner Brigitte.

Brigitte has dual French/British nationality, and is a semi-retired Director of her own Management Consultancy - she may or may not accompany me on house-sitting assignments, depending on her work commitments.

We both love travel, and have both been to well over 50 countries, as well as over 40 U.S. states...

*Please note that we cannot care for dogs. Cats - no problem!

What are we looking for?

- Mostly, some peace and quiet. Relaxation.
- 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 offer?

- 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 light gardening and lawn mowing, and to care for your house-plants.**
- We are non-smokers.
- For house-sits where vehicles are available, we both have decades of no-claim discounts and have completely clean drivers' licences.
- For your peace of mind, neither of us has ever had a criminal conviction of any kind... Ian has the highest verification level from the Criminal Records Bureau, which you can on request.

Thanks for reading this, and we look forward to helping you out! If you need any references, please just ask.

All the best,

Ian and Brigitte

* 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!

All we would ask in return is written instructions so we look after your pets in just the way you - and they - like.

** Again, just give us written instructions for anything particularly delicate.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.