House Sitting

Home & Animal Sitting

We now offer fully insured and reliable house sitting and animal/pet sitting services. Based in Paignton but happy to travel anywhere in Devon & Cornwall and will consider any location in the British Isles. Recent engagements have taken us from Cornwall to Dorset, Hampshire and Surrey.

House Sitting – We will give you peace of mind while you are away, taking care of your home. We are both highly experienced in managing large properties where security is paramount, we have first class references.

Animal Sitting – Should you also need your pets looked after, we are animal and wildlife lovers. Maggie has and still is working along side rescue organizations such as Animals In Distress and adores all domestic pets. We both drive and are willing to travel.

B&B / Guesthouse Cover – Our house management experience has included bed and breakfast establishments up to 5 star grade. Both of our careers have encompassed customer care in many ways, including catering and entertainment. We take pride in ensuring your guests, on departure, are extremely satisfied, and would be happy to return.

  • Fully Insured, Experienced, Reliable
  • Based In Devon but happy to travel
  • Approved by Animals In Distress
  • Fully Police Checked

“We contacted Maggie and John Harvey after they were recommended to us by a friend. We needed a couple to take over our b&b business for a week while we went away during the busy season. Maggie and John turned out to be perfect for this task with their combination of “people skills” and the practical ability to absorb the intricacies of running someone else’s house at short notice. We returned to find that everything had run smoothly, the guests had been excellently looked after and everything was in apple pie order. We have no hesitation in recommending Maggie and John to another owner for house sitting or b&b stand in.” – Peter, Dorset

“John and Maggie Harvey ‘housesat’ for us (for the first time) for 2 weeks in May 2009 at our property just outside Dartmouth. The house is a 5 bedroom detached property with an adjacent cottage. They also had to look after a 6 month old schnauzer dog, 2 cats and 3 alpacas. There were no problems to concern us at all during the time we were away and Maggie and John did an excellent job. Everything was in very good order when we returned and all the animals were well looked after and in fine condition. We can strongly recommend Maggie and John Harvey to anyone who needs competent and responsible house-sitters” – Katie & Nicko, Dartmouth

“Finding someone to trust with your much loved animals and house has over the years been an absolute nightmare, and there has been times when a longed for holiday has been cancelled because of that. Maggie and John has changed all that, we totally trust them, the dogs love them, even our sceptical German Shepherd is happy, and that means we are happy, and can leave with no worries completely safe in the knowledge that our house, the dogs, the cats, the chickens and the sheep are all safe. The house is clean and tidy on our return, and John has even cut the grass and weeded in the veg-garden. We would recommend them to absolutely anybody!!” – Mrs Walker, Buckfastleigh

If you are interested in our services you can email via the contact page, or by phone: 01803 842261