Gardening help at our home on the edge of a tranquil, wooded valley in North Cornwall, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    My husband and I live off the beaten track on the edge of a tranquil, wooded valley, just inland from the coast, where we have self-catering accommodation in our guest cottage and barn conversion. It is an ideal place to recharge your batteries away from the hubbub of urban life. We have a pet dog on the premises. We are looking to find a Workaway who enjoys the outdoors, is relaxed to be around, (likes dogs) and will fit into our home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I would be happy to do English lessons if necessary. We live 2 miles from a beach, Crackington Haven, which is a surfing destination if you are a keen surfer, and a network of coastal paths to walk, if you enjoy long walks. There would be ample opportunity to explore North Cornwall's beautful coastal and hinterland scenery. To visit places such as Padstow, Port Isaac, Boscastle and Bude to name a few.

  • Help


    We are clearing an area which has become overgrown, and we are creating a vegetable garden, which has not had the attention it needed this summer. We need to do some weeding on the property, some light fencing, and laying down some large sheets to stop more weeds growing around the raised beds. Basically improving a vegetable garden which is in early stages of its progress.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in our house, which is on two levels. We live on the top level, and our sons' area with bedrooms, shower room, sitting area, and garden room with its own front door are on the lower level. They are away at the moment and this is where the workawayer would stay. We provide meals and would expect to share them together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 2 miles from the pub on the beach, the Coombe Barton, which is a year round friendly hub. There are also two cafe's. Coastal walks from Crackington go far and wide north to Bude and south to Boscastle, and it is a good surfing break. Visitors come here for peace and quiet, which is what we try to provide. I enjoy landscape and portrait photography

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

A view of the valley from the field
Our house from the garden
The ford at the bottom of our lane
Our valley in the snow
Sunsets from the Wall above the beach
Strangles Beach not far from us
Empty perfection in summer
Garden room with sitting area (and music), with private entrance
Sitting Room area
Crackington Haven in May
The coast seen from StGennys looking North
For those who like surfing
My husband, Tiki
Me with my new sunglasses

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