Availability from January 2018.
We are renovating a Grade 2 listed Georgian Rectory in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands area, at the foot of the Peak District National Park. There is comfortable living accommodation in the house, with 6 double bedrooms and several bathrooms.
We are outgoing people and would welcome warm and genuine people into our home.
We also have a smallholding with chickens, geese, goats, 2 large dogs (Newfoundlands), 4 shire horses.
We need help primarily with taking care of our animals and with decorating the house, gardening and cleaning.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Firstly and most importantly, volunteers would need to like animals. We would like some help with taking care of the dogs and taking them for a walk to the river daily. Also help with the horses. We are building an arena for training the horses and would also like some help to complete it. If you are handy, then we would like some help with completing our renovation (decorating, odd jobs) and gardening.
English, German, a little French
The accommodation is in our house, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom are available. There is a shared lounge, kitchen and the use of 2 bathrooms. There are beautiful gardens to enjoy with fantastic views. Mountain bikes available for your use.
Being at the foot of the Peak District National Park there are numerous visitor attractions, historic buildings and famous gardens plus fantastic hill walking in the area. We are also near to the famous Potteries region where traditional china potteries still operate using old techniques. We are 4.5 miles away from the theme park Alton Towers. There are bus and train routes and I can drop you off at the station etc. for days out subject to timing. I have mountain bikes in different sizes too for the more adventurous.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Travellers would learn about keeping animals, and about restoring an important period property.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week