Vanessa & Ian

Professional full-time international house sitters. Over 60 Reviews 5* - let us take care

London, United Kingdom

Reviews (60)

Carole and Jason

It’s the third time these guys have sat for us, which I think says it all about just how fab they are. Just Ian this time &, as always, the perfect sit

Croyde Bay, United Kingdom · 08 Jul - 10 Jul 2019

As usual, Ian and Vanessa were great sitters. Nero was very well looked after, in fact, when we got home we found him sitting on their bed waiting for them

Chelsea, United Kingdom · 04 Jul - 13 Jul 2019

Absolutely fabulous. Clean tidy. Ultra friendly. Informative sent messsges and photos of Jenny. Recommend highly.

Arundel, United Kingdom · 24 Jun - 03 Jul 2019

Vanessa and Ian returned to housesit although this time without our dogs as they were joining us for a seaside break in Cornwall. Once again, they were the

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom · 08 Jun - 15 Jun 2019
Henry and Sarah

Vanessa and Ian yet again looked after our house and pets with their usual care and efficiency. We came home to a perfectly orderly house and happy pets

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom · 31 May - 04 Jun 2019

References (6)


On meeting Vanessa & Ian I immediately felt at ease as they are a very warm, gentle and responsible couple and I felt we had an instant rapport. This was

House & pet sitting reference · 29 February 2016


SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: Over 60 sits, all with 5* reviews, long or short term; all animal care including rescue pets and young and old; luxury property care; remote off-grid living; water management, solar, swimming pool and garden

Why we want to house sit

We find the process of being able to exchange services based around trust and respect, extremely rewarding. And while house sitting allows us to travel and experience different cultures and countries around the world, with the company of

Our experience

We're comfortable with all breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and have experience of administering insulin injections. Ian cared for and trained a team of 20 Alaskan Huskies so can deal confidently with more dominant or willful pet

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


August 2019
September 2019
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark

Profile details

Vanessa 57 and Ian 56
Publisher of House Sitting Magazine and Assistant Publisher of House Sitting Magazine
With a partner