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  • 2020: 1Jul-7Jul | 9Jul-15Jul | 23Jul-8Aug | 13Aug-17Aug
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70, Retired teacher

72, Retired teacher

Hi there!
We are an energetic and active British couple who have been housesitting since 2014 in Europe, Latin America, Asia and New Zealand. We are both retired teachers with extensive international experience around the world and between us we speak several languages. We are reliable and self sufficient and would care for your house and pets as if they were our own. Peter is a knowledgeable and passionate gardener and can turn his hand to most basic maintenance jobs in the home. He loves dogs and has had many of his own. Rose is a real homemaker and will take every care to keep your home beautiful. She is a real cat lover and at one time she had 5 of her own, she just cannot resist them.

On a more personal level we both love classical music and Rose plays the piano, guitar and other instruments, We are avid readers, non smokers and have up to date police checks. We enjoy photography and Peter makes his own movies about places we've visited. Travel is our passion, and in the past 5 years we have enjoyed housesitting in the UK, New Zealand, France, Cyprus, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Costa Rica and Chile. We are down to earth people who don't need a great deal of luxury but value the more intangible things in life; family, friendships, beautiful surroundings, being with like-minded people and meeting new friends around the world.

We spent 6 months doing various housesits in the 'Land of the long white cloud' in 2015 and fell in love with the lifestyle, the people and the stunning scenery. We have been housesitting here again since the beginning of last December in Upper Hutt, Waikari and Carterton. We were booked to housesit in the Coromandel in April/May but this was cancelled due to the Covid 19 lockdown. Our visas have been extended until September 25th so we will be available until that date.

So if you need reliable, versatile, loving and conscientious people to care for your home, garden and pets you need look no further!! We have many references, both character and housesitting ones which you can find on our attachments and we are happy to speak to owners on Skype as necessary. We look forward to hearing from you!

Reviews (3)
Rose and Peter were just the best. Friendly and caring. They looked after my cat with great care and my home as well. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a housesitter.
PATSY (Waikari South Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Thank-you Patsy for such a nice review. It was a real pleasure to look after Sassie and enjoy your lovelyhome
Rose and Peter were a good fit for our sit. They have us confidence with our pets. Would recommend them to any future sits in NZ.
JO AND DICK (Taradale North Island, Jun 2020 - 8 days)
Rose and Peter were delightful and very caring of Bruno and Alfie...the dogs warmed to them quickly and it was obvious when we got home that Rose and Peter had developed a great rapport with the boys . They were well looked after, brushed, walked regularly and they played with them to keep them entertained. House was nice and tidy and we came home to a great chicken soup that Rose had made for us...a nice touch. We would strongly recommend them to care for your pets and home...would have ... MORE
ROWAN AND BEV (St Andrews North Island, Jun 2020 - 4 days)
Thank-you so much for such a nice review! We thoroughly enjoyed looking after the boys and would come back in a heartbeat!
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