Help on a farm on the edge of the Ochil Hills in Central Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workaways!

    ## We are currently fully booked for the summer, please only contact us if you are interested in 2018. Thank you ##

    We are a young family with two young children who run a family farm on the edge of the Ochils in the beautiful county of Clackmannanshire in Scotland. The estate has some cottages, managed woodland, and extensive overgrown gardens. We farm Red deer and sheep and breed Shetland ponies. We are currently in the process of renovating part of the farm and have plans to restore the gardens which include a large walled garden. My husband works on the farm and estate full time and i split my time between the farm, garden and the children. We are a short bicycle ride from two small towns, that both have banks, post offices, small supermarkets and pubs. It takes 20 minutes by car to Stirling and 50 minutes to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The area has some beautiful hill and valley walking and various tourist attractions including Stirling castle, the Wallace monument and Castle Campbell. We can offer the use of two bicycles throughout your stay and can also drop you off at the nearby bus and train stations if you want to explore Scotland further.

    We regularly take volunteers for longer periods of time and often find workaways are keen to stay longer, a year being the longest anyone stayed with us!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    We have plenty of rewarding tasks to welcome volunteers including general farm, gardening, hedge planting, tree clearing, hedge laying, wall building, fence repairs, building tasks, decorating, livestock handling and feeding and possibly helping out with childcare. There is the opportunity to help alongside both of us or individually depending on the type of activity. We are also in the process of starting up various renewable energy schemes and currently have a wood fuelled biomass boiler which heats the farm and surrounding buildings.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large comfortable 2 bedroom caravan with kitchen and bathroom. It also has a gas heater!
    We also now have a three bedroom house available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are keen to welcome anyone who is prepared to muck in and help us out with some of the rewarding projects we currently have taking place.

    We are a relaxed young couple who are happy to chat about what would be expected of you and the sort of help we would have on offer if you came to stay. We can offer board and lodging in return for an extra pair of hands which is much needed!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two







Host ref number: 697827251183