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We are a large, Country House and party venue in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside. We have an extensive vegetable garden and grounds, as well as a small flock of sheep and some ducks.
We are a private house and the live-in, managing-couple look after our home team who share regular breaks and meals together. North Norfolk is a beautiful rural area, with lots of walking, bird watching and things to see. Our location is reasonably remote, midway between Fakenham (an old, market town) and Holt - both 10 minutes away. Suiting workaways who have a recognised European driving licence and are 21 and over.
Those over 21 years of age will have access to a car, a Full driving license is essential. Bicycles are also available.
This is a paid position according to the spec. We offer £100 pw on top of your accommodation and food.
We will be looking for Work away's who are happy to commit to 6-8 weeks minimum working in the Hall catering,(food prep, washing up, waiting on). Housekeeping (Changing beds, hoovering dusting, cleaning bathrooms, windows etc) Some animal husbandry looking after our sheep, ducks and cats through the year up until the end of September 2019,or more over the Lambing season in spring from March - May 2020. This summer through to late Autumn we will be looking for help to paint both indoors and out on windows and doors and some help with general property maintenance. As and when the weather dictates.
There will be lots of picking to be done in the Kitchen garden and assistance to help pod/shell and prepare the produce for jamming, freezing etc.
Being prepared to work as an all rounder is what it takes to form part of the daily team. We have staff from many walks of life and skills to be passed on and shared. You will have many opportunities to practising your English language skills if this is what you are looking to improve, Working alongside and taking breaks with our home team will form part of your working day.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We want our workaways to feel at home with us and become part of the team. You will have the opportunity to practise English, experience English culture and get a taste of English country life. We help our workaways improve English skills as much as possible and enjoying learning about their home culture and travels.
The home team of 9 staff have a large variety of skills, from cooking, cleaning, gardening, woodwork and many more. There is a huge amount of knowledge within the team who are all willing to share in exchange for assistance!
We prefer our workaways to stay a minimum of 6 weeks or longer so you get a full experience. Being organised, independent, willing to learn with lots of enthusiasm is a must.
We can help you plan your journey and give you information to find the best way to arrive here.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are looking for enthusiastic Workawayers to assist with - gardening, maintenance, painting/decorating, and help looking after our sheep and ducks. Any experience of these skills and/or woodwork/carpentry, brickwork and welding would be a bonus!
Helping with events may consist of polishing glasses, laying the table, serving, clearing, washing up and running a bar.
Helping in the kitchen may consist of the washing up, garden-picking, cleaning, preparation and cooking of garden fruit and vegetables.
Helping with the sheep will consist of feeding, checking, trimming hooves, replenishing hay and water and monitoring for any problems. For ducks - cleaning house and feeding.
We are a multi skilled team and we always have a myriad of jobs to be done around the Hall and grounds – no 2 days are the same!
English, a very little bit of French
In return we offer a comfortable bed in either a private or shared bedroom within the staff wing of the Hall - shared by other workaways and permanent staff. All towels and linen will be provided, you will have the use of a shared bathroom and kitchen where there is a washing machine and tumble dryer you can use, there is also a small sitting room where you can relax and socialise with others. We have wifi in parts of the Hall, but our internet is very poor due to our location.
We provide food for you to make your own breakfast. Both lunch and your evening meals on work days will be made and left for you, and food will be left for you to self-cater on your days off days. The team shares morning and afternoon tea break and lunch breaks together, dinner may not always be in company depending on who is in residence.
Smoking is strictly outside the house.
North Norfolk attracts many tourists yet is quite un-touched by time giving a great example and blend of rural life. The coastline has a wonderful variety of un-spoiled beaches and It is full of great eateries, potteries, art galleries, theme parks, craft fairs, bird watching, zoo’s, museums, you name it, we have it! There is plenty to do if you have the inclination to get out and about.
If the team finds an event that all will find fun, we typically make an afternoon/day/evening of it together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
42.5 pw April - Sept 37.5 pw Oct - Mar