We are a couple in our thirties with a friendly dog. We moved to the Hampshire countryside one year ago to a cottage with a small holding and 16 acres of woodland. The previous tenants had been growing their own food and heating the house using their own wood. We're aiming for the same, but the garden has got a bit out of control over the winter and the cottage is in need of some renovation. Our friends and family have loved the peace and quiet of the country while helping out with our project and we hope you will too.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Get back to nature and a simpler way of life, staying in a traditional 18th century cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Hampshire countryside. Close to plenty of beautiful walks and bike rides. One hour drive or train to London or 50 minutes to the historical town of Winchester.
Help needed with gardening, woodland maintenance, wood splitting and a bit of basic decorating.
English and one of us speaks Mandarin.
You will stay in a newly decorated double room in our cottage with your own bathroom. We will provide all your meals, or if you would prefer to cook your own for any reason just let us know. Towels, bedsheets, hairdryer, toiletries are all provided and you're welcome to use the washing machine etc. we hope you'll make yourself at home. Phone reception is not very good (which is very relaxing!), we have good wifi at the house.
Our nearest villages are Churt or Grayshott which has a nice pub, pottery and all the basic shops you need. We are surrounded by National Trust land and the dog will happily take you for a long walk. We are happy to drop or collect you at the nearest station Haslemere or we have two cars so can insure you on one if you would like to explore further afield. Winchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and London are all reachable in an hour.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week