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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Cared for horses , sheep, pigs , alpaca. , pigmy goats, hens, ducks

Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom
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The Pet Detectives!🕵️‍♀️Reliable, caring & honest

57, Retired Police Detective

60, Retired Police Detective


We are Fiona and Mark and are retired police detectives. We both love animals and have had many pets over the years. We also enjoy the garden and generally keeping the place all neat and tidy. We are both non smokers and currently have no pets. We have lived in rural surroundings with no shops or amenities in the area for many years so are very able to survive in properties in rural settings should that be the case. Equally we can enjoy the hustle and bustle of town and city living for short breaks!

We are a friendly, honest, reliable and clean and tidy husband and wife team. We enjoy walking and the countryside and experiencing living in different areas of the UK with a range of different animals to care for.
We are currently enjoying our early retirement travelling and enjoying our holiday home in rural Andalusia in between house sits.
We registered with House Sitters UK in June 22 and have already successfully completed over thirty house sits and have confirmed a good number of both new and repeat house sits that we are very much looking forward to and we are now taking bookings for 2025!
Please contact us if you think we may be able to help you with a house sit wherever you are!

Reviews (20)
I can only describe Fiona & Mark as exceptional housesitters!! They provided perfect care & attention to every one of the varied animals in our smallholding, accompanied by regular pictures & WhatsApp updates which was hugely reassuring. There were a few issues with the house & sheep while we were away & they dealt with these amazingly well. We were a little apprehensive leaving two 'strangers' looking after what is quite a big undertaking here for nearly a fortnight but we need not ... MORE
KAREN (Bristol England, Nov 2022 - 1 week 6 days)
Thank you so much for an excellent review! We really enjoyed our stay and would happily stay again�
Fiona and Mark are great house sitters who will never let you down. They communicate regularly, prior and during the house sit, making you feel at ease that everything is being well looked after. When we arrived home our dog Jesse was very content and the house was spotless. I couldn't ask for more and would recommend them to anyone considering a house sitter.
LAUREN (East Preston England, Feb 2024 - 5 nights - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
We were delighted with our house-sitters Fiona & Mark. Their communication before, during and post-sitting was perfect. They are such a warm couple and we were immediately assured that we were leaving our cat Monti and our home in good and safe hands. Above and beyond this, they endured a burst water tank and cleared the flood and drenched wardrobe and belongings, washing and drying towels and garments etc. They responded so quickly and getting all under control with expediency. We are so ... MORE
MARILYN (HENFIELD England, Nov 2023 - 2 nights)
Our first experience with house sitters, but Fiona and Mark have set the bar very high! The house, garden and pets were all very well looked after - we returned to find everything just as we had left it, only tidier and with school uniform clean and ready for the new term! Fiona and Mark took care of everything, and even made sure the house and grounds were in order before and after a storm came through the area. We had complete confidence that everything was being looked after just as we ... MORE
OLIVER (Tonbridge England, Oct 2023 - 2 weeks)
Fiona and Mark are a lovely friendly couple with whom we had easy, friendly and efficient communication from start to finish. We had total trust in them from our first enquiry. Our home was left sparklingly clean and they are very conscientious and respectful in all aspects of pet and house care. Thank you both for looking after George so lovingly, the daily photo and update each evening when he returned from his exploring was very much appreciated and we would be delighted if you could ... MORE
PHIL (Rowledge , Aug 2023 - 1 week)
Due to us having to rearrange our trip we had two evenings with Fiona and Mark before we went away. This gave us added confidence that we had left our house and family pets in safe hands. We received many photos and had great communication while we were away, and returned to a clean and tidy house. We would happily recommend Fiona and Mark to anyone wanting a reliable house sitter, and would welcome them back anytime. Thank you for everything.
DEBORAH (Old Leake England, Aug 2023 - 17 Days)
Mark & Fiona are simply the best! They looked after our dog and house as if their own. Before the sit we had regular contact to check everything was still good for the sit. When we first met them, Ella our Labrador immediately bonded which was a great comfort. During our holiday Mark and Fiona gave us regular updates including photos and videos. Upon our return Ella was so content and our house was cleaner than when we left! We cannot thank Mark & Fiona enough. A wonderful sit in every ... MORE
KENTON & LIZZIE (Haywards Heath England, Jul 2023 - 3 weeks 1 night)
We couldn’t have wished for a better couple to look after our dogs & house. We were so confident in leaving our dogs in their care, they were attentive, friendly and very caring. Our house was looked after like it was their own. From the moment we chatted on FaceTime, we knew they were the right people to look after our precious dogs. As soon as they arrived, we felt like old friends meeting up and we didn’t stop chatting all evening. The communication whilst we were away was fantastic and we ... MORE
ANTHONY (Dosthill Tamworth England, Jun 2023 - 2 weeks 1 day)
We were so fortunate to have Fiona and Mark house sit for us. They were both very friendly, communicative and confident house sitters with plenty of experience. They were keen to meet all of the family and learn the routines of our dogs whilst they were in their care. Charlie and Jesse were both happy and healthy when we arrived home and the plants were all watered. The house was left spotless and in good order. I wish I could have Fiona and Mark for every house sit, but they are in ... MORE
LAUREN (East Preston England, Jun 2023 - 3 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fiona and Mark are wonderful sitters, couldn't ask for more. The animals were all looked after brilliantly, the house was amazingly clean when we returned. Communication was great. They are fantastic house sitters, and they are welcome back anytime, snap them up if you have the chance.
LIZ (Steventon England, Mar 2023 - 1 week 1 day)
Hi Liz , thanks for the lovely review. No idea why 4 stars came up on my review of you as I definitely posted 5 stars all round, perhaps a glitch! I’ll see if we can get that changed so that you have the 5 stars that you deserve. Fiona
Have just got back from our two week cruise. I can't thank Fiona and Mark enough for taking such good care of Harley and our home it was immaculate on our return. They kept us upto date with how he was doing he's lovely walks and sent lovely photos Would absolutely recommend them both. Thank you so much ❤️ Look forward to seeing you both again sometime in the future xxx
SUE (Wickham Market England, Mar 2023 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Fiona & Mark were our very first house / pet sitters so obviously we were a little nervous. Well we had no need to be. They were absolutely brilliant, they respected our home like it was their own and took the best care of our spaniel Charlie. They sent us daily pictures and videos and Charlie had the best time. They made our holiday so relaxing as we did not have to worry about anything at home. Thank you to them both and we wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
SAMANTHA (Keston England, Feb 2023 - 2 weeks)
From the moment we met Fiona and Mark we felt our pets and home were in very capable hands! We left for India the following day and didn't worry for the whole of our holiday! Our son had to pop in during their stay and he said all the dogs were completely 'chilled' and barely said hello to him! The house was spotless when we came home (quite difficult with a moulting Labrador!), beds were stripped and there was nothing I needed to do! We thoroughly recommend Fiona and Mark as caring, ... MORE
ANNIE (Shaftesbury England, Jan 2023 - 3 weeks)
Well...what can I say. If you are fortunate enough to have Fiona and Mark look after your home and animals then you are very lucky! We had good communication with them before they arrived. They took on board the routines that we have and when we left we were happy that our home was in safe hands. Whilst away they communicated as agreed and when there was some storm damage informed us and carried out what we asked them to do. We arrived back to a very clean home and clean houses for the birds. ... MORE
LIZ (Edinbane Scotland, Dec 2022 - 1 month)
Fab Fiona and Mark ... would highly recommend these two for anyone looking for sitters. Communication was excellent, they arrived on time and we instantly warmed to them. Whilst we were away Fiona kept us updated on the cat's behaviour regularly and left the house spotlessly clean and tidy for when we returned. They also 'passed' the neighbour's test and were invited around for coffee and a chat :) (we have lovely neighbours). Would not hesitate to ask Fiona and Mark to sit again ... MORE
ANNIE (Mappleborough Green, Studley , Nov 2022 - 2 weeks 5days)
It was lovely to have Fiona and Mark back at the house, our little Millie remembered them both and went running up to them when they arrived. The house was well looked after and lovely and clean when we came home (cleaner than when my cleaner does it!) They looked after all the animals and even went to the extra effort of feeding the sheep hay when they ate more than we were expecting them to. Millie (the dog) was walked every day and all the animals were well looked after. Fiona's homemade ... MORE
LAURA (Bromsgrove England, Oct 2022 - 1 week - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fiona and Mark were quite simply the most wonderful housesitters we could have wished for! They looked after our dog and guinea pigs beautifully and sent lots of photos and updates during the 15 days we were away for. The house was spotless when we returned and our dog Inca seemed very content indeed and no wonder as she got treated to lots of amazing outings and walks - a little holiday for her too! Fiona and Mark really set our mind at rest and there was no doubt in our minds that our home ... MORE
MIA (Horsham England, Aug 2022 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Fiona and Mark are just what you want from house sitters; they are friendly and just put you at ease. We were in a little rush to leave and we left the place in such a mess, only to arrive back to everything clean and tidy. Both our cats were their normal relaxed selves on our return, it was as if we never even left. Thank you both for looking after our place whilst we were away. We would all welcome you both anytime.
STACY (Nottingham England, Jul 2022 - 2 days)
As this was our first house sit, we were a little nervous going through the whole process. Fiona and Mark made the whole experience very easy. Fiona and Mark are a lovely, friendly and reliable couple. They walked our little Jack Russell, looked after our Kitten (while also having to endure the mice she brought back!) and fed the chickens. We had regular communication before, during and after the house sit to make sure that we were happy with house after they left... which we were. It was ... MORE
LAURA (Bromsgrove England, Jul 2022 - 1 week - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Absolutely the best couple ever. Thank you so much for looking after our animals amazingly would love to have you back when next in the area. Would highly recommend . Thank you
GEORGINA (Shepton Mallet England, Jul 2022 - 4 days)
It was a real pleasure and the best possible introduction for us, being our first ever house sit. We shall now definitely be doing more in the future and would love to come back again if we can be of assistance.
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